Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'
If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.
No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
No one has ever become poor by giving.
I don't know what the future may hold, but I know who holds the future.
Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.
It takes a noble man to plant a seed for a tree that will someday give shade to people he may never meet.
Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
I respect generosity in people, and I respect it in companies too, I don't look at it as philanthropy; I see it as an investment in the community.
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
If you want to change the world, be that change.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Money is only unused power. The real purpose of wealth, after food, clothing and shelter, is philanthropy.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty.
What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
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