quote by Andrew Carnegie

Wealth is not to feed our egos but to feed the hungry and to help people help themselves.

— Andrew Carnegie

Most Powerful Philanthropically quotations

Although lynchings have steadily increased in number and barbarity during the last twenty years, there has been no single effort put forth by the many moral and philanthropic forces of the country to put a stop to this wholesale slaughter.

When you stop giving and offering something to the rest of the world, it's time to turn out the lights.

Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.

The test of a civilization is in the way that it cares for its helpless members

What the poor need is not charity but capital, not caseworkers but coworkers.

And what the rich need is a wise, honorable and just way of divesting themselves of their overabundance.

I think musicians and artists are the most philanthropic people I know.

Their charity record of the music business would hold up to the work of anybody.

It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.

Social advance depends quite as much upon an increase in moral sensibility as it does upon a sense of duty.

It is more difficult to give money away intelligently than to earn it in the first place.

Not what we give, but what we share, for the gift without the giver is bare.

There is a natural law, a Divine law, that obliges you and me to relieve the suffering, the distressed and the destitute.

To give away money is an easy matter and in any man's power.

But to decide to whom to give it and how large and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in every man's power nor an easy matter.

The sole precoccupation of this learned society was the destruction of humanity for philanthropic reasons and the perfection of weapons as instruments of civilization.

Think of giving not only as a duty but as a privilege.

The goal of my philanthropic work has always been to make sure that every child has a chance to live up to his or her potential. That means our work won't be done until every child has access to quality education from early childhood to adulthood.

He who gives only what he would as readily throw away, gives without generosity;

for the essence of generosity is in self-sacrifice.

The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall;

the desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall: but in charity there is no excess; neither can angel nor man come in danger by it.

Instead of exhorting you to augment your charity, I will rather utter an exhortation, or at least a supplication, that you may not abuse your charity by misapplying it.

When wealth is centralized, the people are dispersed.

When wealth is distributed, the people are brought together.

Philanthropic colonization is a failure. National colonization will succeed.

a man there was, though some did count him mad, the more he cast away the more he had.

I really enjoy my philanthropic work, traveling around the world and helping people in need. That's a lot of fun for me. It's really rewarding. You're helping people, but it's helping you, too. It puts life in perspective...

Every woman who has any margin of time or money to spare should adopt some one public interest, some philanthropic undertaking,or some social agitation of reform, and give to that cause whatever time and work she may be able to afford.

My father used to say, 'You can spend a lot of time making money.

The tough time comes when you have to give it away properly.' How to give something back, that's the tough part in life.

Give something back by becoming more

I get more results for my money than in any other philanthropic scheme.

It is a medical fact that children can have a better chance in life with better looks, better health and more vigor if the teeth, nose, throat and mouth are taken proper care of at the crucial time of childhood.

Do good with what thou hast, or it will do thee no good.

The best philanthropy is constantly in search of the finalities-a search for a cause, an attempt to cure evils at their source.

The practice of charity will bind us...will bind all men in one great brotherhood.

Charity is a supreme virtue, and the great channel through which the mercy of God is passed on to mankind. It is the virtue that unites men and inspires their noblest efforts.

I don't think there's anything exceptional or noble in being philanthropic.

It's the other attitude that confuses me.

Being kind to others is a way of being good to yourself.

Is the rich world aware of how four billion of the six billion live? If we were aware, we would want to help out, we'd want to get involved.

One must know not just how to accept a gift, but with what grace to share it.