Wealth is not to feed our egos but to feed the hungry and to help people help themselves.— Andrew Carnegie
Most Powerful Philanthropists quotations
I am not Christ or a philanthropist, old lady, I am all the contrary of a Christ I fight for the things I believe in, with all the weapons at my disposal and try to leave the other man dead so that I don't get nailed to a cross or any other place.
To get your name well enough known that you can run for a public office, some people do it by being great lawyers or philanthropists or business people or work their way up the political ladder. I happened to become known from a different route.
Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.
Rambo isn't violent. I see Rambo as a philanthropist.
To consider yourself an environmentalist and still eat meat is like saying you're a philanthropist who doesn't give to charity.
The 'working poor,' as they are approvingly termed, are in fact the major philanthropists of our society.
An environmentalist that eats meat is like a philanthropist that won't give money to charities.
He is one of those wise philanthropists who, in a time of famine, would vote for nothing, but a supply of toothpicks.
I think, as everyone knows, Charles Kushner is one of the most successful businessmen in the United States and one of the great philanthropists of this century.
If you give me your attention, I will tell you what I am: I'm a genuine philanthropist--all other kinds are sham. Each little fault of temper and each social defect In my erring fellow creatures, I endeavor to correct.
I've never been able to understand why a Republican contributor is a 'fat cat' and a Democratic contributor of the same amount of money is a 'public-spirited philanthropist'.
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.
There is the sheer amount of Franklin's wisdom.
And the talent. Franklin played four instruments. He was the nation's leading scientist and inventor, plus a leading author, statesman, and philanthropist. There has never been anyone like him.
I am not Christ or a philanthropist, old lady, I am all the contrary of a Christ.
Being a philanthropist doesn't mean necessarily writing a huge check.
It can mean mobilizing your community to start asking questions.
The philanthropist, the politician, and the pimp are inevitably found in alliance because they have the same motives, they seek the same ends, to exist for, through, and by others.
The thief and the murderer follow nature just as much as the philanthropist.
A charitable man is like an apple tree-he gives his fruit and is silent;
the philanthropist is like the successful hen.
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.
So much of my work is as Yara, not as a character.
If you're attacking my work as a philanthropist or activist, you're attacking Yara. But because of "Black-ish" and this national audience we have, I get to have a larger or louder voice.
Princess Diana was a wonderful, caring philanthropist.
She would come sometimes into the church and sit at the back and pray.
I've been a philanthropist for all my life, and.
.. I've had many involvements in humanitarian and environmental issues.
The most amazing philanthropists are people who are actually making a significant sacrifice.
Behind every liberal philanthropist fortune is a huge capitalist score.
Bill Gates and Warren Buffett can afford now to be liberal - an expensive indulgence - because in their early incarnations they were no-holds-barred capitalists who made lots of enemies conducting business without mercy and in search of pure profit.
Philanthropy is often seen as society's risk capital.
That means the onus is on philanthropists, nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs to innovate. But philanthropic innovation is not just about creating something new. It also means applying new thinking to old problems, processes and systems.
The masterpiece should appear as the flower to the painter - perfect in its bud as in its bloom - with no reason to explain its presence - no mission to fulfill - a joy to the artist, a delusion to the philanthropist - a puzzle to the botanist - an accident of sentiment and alliteration to the literary man.
The most winning woman I ever knew was hanged for poisoning three little children for their insurance-money, and the most repellent man of my acquaintance is a philanthropist who has spent nearly a quarter of a million upon the London poor.
My father, one of the great entrepreneurs and philanthropists of this state, taught me that capital - monetary or political - is to be used to benefit others. I intend to continue that tradition.
If the graves of the thousands of victims who have fallen in the terrible wars of the two races had been placed in line the philanthropist might travel from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from the Lakes to the Gulf, and be constantly in sight of green mounds.
George Clooney is a wonderful philanthropist.
But I've heard regular people say, "Would he just shut up and be hot?"
More good has been accomplished by simple people seeking their own honest ends than by all the philanthropists in history.
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.
Most organizations should be pro-active, but philanthropists concerned with poverty should deliberately be reactive, learning from the efforts of ordinary folks who tired of looking the other way as their communities fell apart.
The poor can't wait. Philanthropists needed to carry on being generous.