Philanthropy Quotes

Quotes tagged as "philanthropy" (showing 1-30 of 89)
Albert Pike
“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.”
Albert Pike

Jeffrey Rasley
“Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountains.”
Jeffrey Rasley, Bringing Progress to Paradise: What I Got from Giving to a Mountain Village in Nepal

Aberjhani
“In honor of Oprah Winfrey: Even greater than the ability to inspire others with hope is the power to motivate them to give as much to the lives of others as they would give to their own; and to empower them to confront the worst in themselves in order to discover and claim the best in themselves.”
Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

Angela Carter
“What would the daughters of the rich do with themselves if the poor ceased to exist?”
Angela Carter, Saints and Strangers

Udai Yadla
“The biggest sin in the world is not being able to love someone. Do not judge anybody by what they are, because life may have played unfair with them. You be fair. The one who loves would be the closest to God. Do not choose whom to love and whom to not. Love everybody. Remember… Love is the language of God.”
Udai Yadla, A Walk in the Rain

Marc A. Pitman
“Fundraising is an extreme sport!”
Marc A. Pitman, Ask Without Fear!: A Simple Guide to Connecting Donors with What Matters to Them Most

Nicholas D. Kristof
“There could be a powerful international women's rights movement if only philanthropists would donate as much to real women as to paintings and sculptures of women.”
Nicholas D. Kristof

“Rather than being a human, be a humanitarian”
Kowtham Kumar K

Nicholas D. Kristof
“Conservatives, who have presumed that the key to preventing AIDS is abstinence-only education, and liberals, who have focused on distribution of condoms, should both note that the intervention that has tested most cost-effective in Africa is neither... Secular bleeding hearts and religious bleeding hearts will have to forge a common cause.”
Nicholas D. Kristof

Udai Yadla
“When you have power and use it for destructive purpose: you don't deserve it.”
Udai Yadla

George Soros
“The world order needs a major overhaul.”
George Soros, The Age of Fallibility: Consequences of the War on Terror

Maya Angelou
“That day, I learned that I could be a giver by simply bringing a smile to another person. The ensuing years have taught me that a kind word, a vote of support is a charitable gift. I can move over and make another place for someone. I can turn my music up if it pleases, or down if it is annoying. I may never be known as a philanthropist, but I certainly am a lover of mankind, and I will give freely of my resources.”
Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter

Charles Portis
“She gave me a pledge card, a card promising an annual gift of $5, $10, or $25 toward the support of the Unity mission. I filled it out under the hot light of the projector. The name and address spaces were much too short, unless you wrote a very fine hand or unless your name was Ed Poe and you lived at 1 Elm St.”
Charles Portis

Valaida Fullwood
“Giving Back reframes portraits of philanthropy.”
Valaida Fullwood, Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropists

“Through their donations and work for voluntary organizations, the charitable rich exert enormous influence in society. As philanthropists, they acquire status within and outside of their class. Although private wealth is the basis of the hegemony of this group, philanthropy is essential to the maintenance and perpetuation of the upper class in the United States. In this sense, nonprofit activities are the nexus of a modern power elite.”
Teresa Odendahl, Charity Begins At Home: Generosity And Self-interest Among The Philanthropic Elite

T.C. Boyle
“War der Mensch bei seiner Geburt eine tabula rasa, ungeformt und ohne Ideen, bereit, von der Gesellschaft beschrieben zu werden, erziehbar und imstande, auf dem Weg zur Vervollkommnung voranzuschreiten? Oder stellte die Gesellschaft, wie Rousseau behauptete, einen verderblichen Einfluss dar und nicht das Fundament alles Richtigen und Guten?”
T.C. Boyle, Das wilde Kind

Sharman Apt Russell
“I will help--but only so much, only so far. It is not that I believe these children are less than my own. It is not that I believe I do not have a responsibility for them. It is just that in a world of haves and have-nots, I do not want to give up too much of what I have. I do not want to diminish the complexity and diversity of my life. Instead, I will choose to spend another seventy-five dollars on myself rather than send another child to school, and I will choose to do this over and over again. I no longer think of myself as a good person. I have adjusted to that.”
Sharman Apt Russell, Hunger: An Unnatural History

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most good people are not good people every day all day long.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“To really be of help to others we need to be guided by compassion.”
Auliq-Ice

David Foster Wallace
“For some reason now I am thinking of the sort of philanthropist who seems humanly repellent not in spite of his charity but because of it: on some level you can tell that he views the recipients of his charity not as persons so much as pieces of exercise equipment on which he can develop and demonstrate his own virtue. What's creepy and repellent is that this sort of philanthropist clearly needs privation and suffering to continue, since it is his own virtue he prizes, instead of the ends to which the virtue is ostensibly directed.”
David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

“It is one of the many ironies of this period that, at a time when the intelligentsia were excoriating Mellon for tax-evasion, and contrasting the smooth-running Soviet planned economy with the breakdown in America, he was secretly exploiting the frantic necessities of the Soviet leaders to form the basis of one of America's most splendid public collections”
Paul Johnson, Modern Times

Valaida Fullwood
“Philanthropy is deeper than your pockets.”
Valaida Fullwood

Wataru Watari
“In other words, paradoxically, loners are the truth philanthropists. Loving nothing is equivalent to loving everything. Damn, it's only a matter of time before they dub me Mother Hikigaya.”
Wataru Watari, やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている 3

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“In order to make them overlook our greed, or to make us seem less greedy than we are, we sometimes remind some people that, if and when we catch it, the wealth that we are relentlessly chasing would enable us to help a lot of poor people.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Caring for others is the best way to fulfil our own interests.”
Auliq-Ice

“It takes lives to save lives.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

“We can show love, respect for others, and honesty in whatever we do to help humanity.”
Auliq-Ice

Putri Agustina
“If we help each other, we will gain more kindness out of every single kind act that we do.”
Putri Agustina

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Charity begins on the street when you are homeless.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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