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.
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
I don't know what the future may hold, but I know who holds the future.
Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
No one has ever become poor by giving.
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.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
Philanthropy is the rent we pay for the joy and privilege we have for our space on this earth.
Philanthropy requires thought, action, and passion.
If you haven't got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.
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.
I never doubted my ability, but when you hear all your life you're inferior, it makes you wonder if the other guys have something you've never seen before. If they do, I'm still looking for it.
Philanthropy is fun and fulfilling.
There's no substitute for rolling up your sleeves and working with the people who can make a difference. They get the benefit of your participation and you gain a direct understanding of the real problems and potential solutions, which makes you a more informed giver.
If you think of life as like a big pie, you can try to hold the whole pie and kill yourself trying to keep it, or you can slice it up and give some to the people around you, and you still have plenty left for yourself.
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving!
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
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