155 Philanthropy Quotes to Ignite Your Giving Spirit and Inspire Action

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The Most Famous Philanthropy Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Philanthropy lies at the heart of human greatness. — Patrick J. Ryan

Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Boredom is the legitimate kingdom of the philanthropic. — Virginia Woolf

The 'working poor,' as they are approvingly termed, are in fact the major philanthropists of our society. — Barbara Ehrenreich

If philanthropy is not voluntary, it destroys liberty and justice. The law can give nothing that has not first been taken from its owner. — Frederic Bastiat

Hebrew word for "charity" tzedakah, simply means "justice" and as this suggests, for Jews, giving to the poor is no optional extra but an essential part of living a just life. — Peter Singer

Anticipate charity by preventing poverty. — Maimonides

Donate and do not talk about it, they say you do nothing for the society; do and talk about it, they say you seek publicity! — Amitabh Bachchan

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No one has ever become poor by giving. — Anne Frank

One thing that corporations do not do is give out money out of the goodness of their hearts. — Molly Ivins

Short Philanthropy Quotes

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  • My religion is humanitarianism, which is the basis of every religion in the world. — Abdul Sattar Edhi
  • Wealth is not to feed our egos but to feed the hungry and to help people help themselves. — Andrew Carnegie
  • Imagination is to love what gas is to the balloon-that which raises it from earth. — Letitia Elizabeth Landon
  • A robin redbreast in a cage Puts all heaven in a rage. — William Blake
  • Do what you can, with what you have and do it now! — George Washington Carver
  • If you have the money to help others, it's a great thing to do and it's rewarding. — MrBeast
  • I want to feed millions of people on a monthly basis, tens of millions one day. — MrBeast
  • One of the reasons I like giving away money is I just like to see how people react. — MrBeast
  • The test of a civilization is in the way that it cares for its helpless members — Pearl S. Buck
  • Empathy, humanity and support for each other is more important than revenue, than growth. — Eric Yuan

Top 10 Philanthropy Quotes

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My religion is humanitarianism, which is the basis of every religion in the world. — Abdul Sattar Edhi

If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else. — Confucius

If the society today allows wrongs to go unchallenged, the impression is created that those wrongs have the approval of the majority. — Barbara Jordan

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

Just remember the world is not a playground but a schoolroom. Life is not a holiday but an education. One eternal lesson for us all: to teach us how better we should love. — Barbara Jordan

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

Imagination is to love what gas is to the balloon-that which raises it from earth. — Letitia Elizabeth Landon

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

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A robin redbreast in a cage Puts all heaven in a rage. — William Blake

One of my great pleasures from the study of investing, finance, and economics is the discovery of insights about people and society. — Edward O. Thorp

Philanthropy Image Quotes

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Philanthropy quote by William Blake

A robin redbreast in a cage Puts all heaven in a rage. — William Blake

Philanthropy quote by Pearl S. Buck

The test of a civilization is in the way that it cares for its helpless members — Pearl S. Buck

Inspiring Philanthropy Quotes

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I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again. — William Penn

Success can never be measured by big houses, luxury cars, or fancy clothes. For me, greatness can only be measured by what we do for others… — Chatri Sityodtong

To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it. — Mother Teresa

Great founders don’t do what they love; they enable a vision. — Rand Fishkin

The most important thing is to invest. The second most important thing is to buy well. — Naved Abdali

The best investment you can make is in your own knowledge and education. — Gautam Baid

When girls are given the right tools to succeed, they can create incredible futures, not only for themselves, but also for those around them. — Meghan Markle

I really want to build something to make the world a better place. — Eric Yuan

The biggest ROI is the people being connected. — Micky Watkins

I pour my everything into every day because I want to make a positive impact on billions of lives, and because I want to change the world for the better. — Chatri Sityodtong

Philanthropy Giving Quotes

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I'll use my money to help people and I promise to give away all my money before I die. Every single penny. — MrBeast

Never think you need to apologize for asking someone to give to a worthy cause, any more than as though you were giving him or her an opportunity to participate in a high-grade investment. The duty of giving is as much his or hers as is the duty of asking yours. — John D. Rockefeller

I want to live in a world where every person gives far more than they take. — Markiplier

That’s because he was man of deep thought and integrity. He thought giving away the taxpayers’ money to a large corporation was not in the best interest of the taxpayer. — Bill Miller

Giving back and making a positive impact on the world is a responsibility we all have. — Jim Simons

Always try to give back that sense of belief and positivity. — Martyn Ford

My overarching goal in life is to make a lot of money and then before I die, give it away. — MrBeast

Instead of presents, give presence. — Leo Babauta

It takes a noble man to plant a seed for a tree that will someday give shade to people he may never meet. — D. Elton Trueblood

At the start of every conversation ask yourself what can I give, not what can I take. — Isaac Mashman

Charitable Giving Quotes

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It's more blessed to give than to receive - especially kittens. — Bill Cosby

…Spread your love everywhere you go. — Mother Teresa

The willingness to share does not make one charitable; it makes one free. — Robert Breault

The charitable give out the door and God puts it back through the window. — Proverbs

The difference between charity and philanthropy is the distance of the soul... To be philanthropic is to give something, to be charitable is to give one's own heart. — Maya Angelou

No one has ever become poor from giving. — Maya Angelou

A charitable man is like an apple tree-he gives his fruit and is silent; the philanthropist is like the successful hen. — Austin O'Malley

Capitalists have done more good for society through their charitable giving, philanthropy and generosity than all their critics combined. — James Cook

Lots of people think they're charitable if they give away their old clothes and things they don't want. — Myrtle Reed

Much corporate giving is charitable in nature rather than philanthropic. — David Rockefeller

Charity Quotes

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The revolution and women's liberation go together. We do not talk of women's emancipation as an act of charity or out of a surge of human compassion. It is a basic necessity for the revolution to triumph. Women hold up the other half of the sky. — Thomas Sankara

Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you. — Mother Teresa

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Charity is the soul of faith, makes it alive; without love, faith dies. — Anthony of Padua

Loving one another with the charity of Christ, let the love you have in your hearts be shown outwardly in your deeds so that compelled by such an example, the sisters may also grow in the love of God and charity for one another. — Clare of Assisi

Serenity, regularity, absence of vanity,Sincerity, simplicity, veracity, equanimity, Fixity, non-irritability, adaptability, Humility, tenacity, integrity, nobility, magnanimity, charity, generosity, purity. Practise daily these eighteen "ities" You will soon attain immortality. — Socrates

You cannot pray at home, like you can at church, where there is a great multitude; where exclamations are cried out to God as from one great heart, and where there is something more: the unions of minds, the accord of souls, the bond of charity, the prayers of priests. — Saint John Chrysostom

Everything that is in the heavens, on earth, and under the earth is penetrated with connectedness, penetrated with relatedness. — Hildegard of Bingen

Women hold up the other half of the sky. — Thomas Sankara

We cannot better assure our eternal happiness than by living and dying in the service of the poor, in the arms of Providence, and with genuine renouncement of ourselves in order to follow Jesus Christ. — Vincent de Paul

Charity is a cold grey loveless thing. If a rich man wants to help the poor, he should pay his taxes gladly, not dole out money at a whim. — Clement Attlee

Charity And Giving Quotes

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We must be full reservoirs in order to let our water spill out without becoming empty, and we must possess the spirit with which we want them to be animated, for no one can give what he does not have. — Vincent de Paul

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There is no use whatsoever in trying to help people who do not help themselves. — Andrew Carnegie

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not. — Dr. Seuss

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We must give alms. Charity wins souls and draws them to virtue. — Angela Merici

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one. — Mother Teresa

Each time a man stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope. — Robert Kennedy

I cannot change the world, but I do not have to conform. — Marva Collins

The beggar begs and his wife gives charity. — Moroccan Proverbs

To consider yourself an environmentalist and still eat meat is like saying you're a philanthropist who doesn't give to charity. — Howard Lyman

True love is inexhaustible; the more you give, the more you have. — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Altruism Quotes

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True happiness comes from having a sense of inner peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved by cultivating altruism, love and compassion, and by eliminating anger, selfishness and greed. — Dalai Lama

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

You are not here in the world for yourself. You have been sent here for others. The world is waiting for you! — Catherine Booth

A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference. — A. A. Milne

Doing good deeds, it's not about the attention or anything. I just think it's the right thing to do. — MrBeast

I genuinely enjoy helping people. — MrBeast

By breaking down our sense of self-importance, all we lose is a parasite that has long infected our minds. What we gain in return is freedom, openness of mind, spontaneity, simplicity, altruism: all qualities inherent in happiness. — Matthieu Ricard

To face the realities of our lives is not a reason for despair-despair is a tool of your enemies. Facing the realities of our lives gives us motivation for action. For you are not powerless... You know why the hard questions must be asked. It is not altruism, it is self-preservation-survival. — Audre Lorde

Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish. Let us understand what our own selfish genes are up to, because we may then at least have the chance to upset their designs, something that no other species has ever aspired to do. — Richard Dawkins

Do good and let it die on the road. — Romanian Proverbs

Giving To Charity Quotes

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The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all others, charity. — Benjamin Franklin

When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist. — Hélder Câmara

A poor but humble man who gives nothing to charity is preferrable to a rich but haughty man who does. — Nachman of Breslov

To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To you, respect. — Oren Arnold

The foremost thing that needs to be in your mind is that you enter into a relationship to GIVE. — Corey Wayne

The more you give, the more you live. — Blake Mycoskie

You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There's another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday. The idea is pretty straightforward. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, shoppers take a break from their gift-buying and donate what they can to charity. — Bill Gates

The best gifts to give: To your friend, loyalty; To your enemy, forgiveness; To your boss, service; To a child, a good example; To your parents, gratitude and devotion; To your mate, love and faithfulness; To all men and women, charity. — Oren Arnold

It’s important to treat your customers like guests and give them a great experience every time they come to your restaurant. — Glen Bell

He, who takes from one to give to another, goes to heavens empty-handed. — Moroccan Proverbs

Charitable Work Quotes

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Let us do our duty well; let us go straight to God; let us work to become very humble, very patient, very mortified, and very charitable. — Vincent de Paul

The idea of kids helping other kids is such a great way to introduce children to being involved in charitable causes and volunteer work, setting them on the path to doing good for others throughout their lives. — Brandy Norwood

Companies are not charitable enterprises: They hire workers to make profits. In the United States, this logic still works. In Europe, it hardly does. — Paul Samuelson

How about no income tax at all on people over 65? People would continue working, remain healthier, not be an economic and social drain on society. Then the elderly would also have more disposable income to help charitable activities. — John Templeton

Nobody was born nonviolent. No one was born charitable. None of us comes to these things by nature but only by conversion. The first duty of the nonviolent community is helping its members work upon themselves and come to conversion. — Lanza del Vasto

There are some people, who I'll charitably call snobs, who are dismissive of any conversation that doesn't begin with the full level of complexity. That's just not how the world works. — Malcolm Gladwell

It's important for me to be innovative and creative when doing charitable work as well. — 2 Chainz

What positive change? Why didn't we hear a word about all of Hillary Clinton's good works for the Clinton charitable foundation? I mean, you would think that's where it would all be.But we didn't hear about it. — Rush Limbaugh

Take charity work for example; the motivation of my various charitable activities is neither for fame nor profits. It is my sincere wish that, through my efforts, more people can realize how important it is to protect our planet and to start to act for a change. — Li Bingbing

When I work as a model, it feels like holiday. Doing a shoot is so light in a way that it's really a good break from being a mother or running a charitable organization and other philanthropic projects that I'm really passionate about. — Natalia Vodianova

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One of the greatest things you have in life is that no one has the authority to tell you what you want to be. You're the one who'll decide what you want to be. Respect yourself and respect the integrity of others as well. The greatest thing you have is your self image, a positive opinion of yourself. You must never let anyone take it from you. — Jaime Escalante

By its very definition, civic responsibility means taking a healthy role in the life of one's community. That means that classroom lessons should be complemented by work outside the classroom. Service-learning does just that, tying community service to academic learning. — John Glenn

Businesses must reconnect company success with social progress. Shared value is not social responsibility, philanthropy, or even sustainability, but a new way to achieve economic success. It is not on the margin of what companies do but at the center. We believe that it can give rise to the next major transformation of business thinking. — Michael Porter

While every refugee's story is different and their anguish personal, they all share a common thread of uncommon courage - the courage not only to survive, but to persevere and rebuild their shattered lives. — Antonio Guterres

The greatest acts of service come from a place of total selflessness, where you’re not doing it because you have to, but because you want to. — Russell Brunson

I don’t fight for the money. I fight for my legacy. I fight for history. I fight for my people. — Khabib Nurmagomedov

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. — Clarence Jordan

Honestly, I got my first brand deal for $10,000 and I gave it away. I got it, went outside and gave it to a homeless person. I don't want to play it up too much. It just felt good. — MrBeast

Trees we plant today are forests we enjoy tomorrow. — Matshona Dhliwayo

For a group to be great, both good governance and excellent execution are required. It’s not one or the other. — Koos Bekker

Great men cultivate love...only little men cherish a spirit of hatred — Booker T. Washington

If I’m going to use social media, might as well support a cause I care about and spread awareness. — Sadie Sink

I do not think any thinking individual buys a sports franchise, or an English football club, to make money. — John W. Henry

Before I leave this earth, I’m going to help people have a better future. — Giannis Antetokounmpo

Better to lose money in a good company rather than making money in a bad one. — Vijay Kedia

In Conclusion

But why is reading philanthropy quotes so important? Well, consider this: Philanthropy is an act of humanity, a gesture that reinforces our innate ability to empathize, understand, and aid those in need. It is a testament to our shared values and common dreams. It reminds us that every individual can make a significant difference, no matter how small the act of kindness. By reading and internalizing philanthropy quotes, we get a clear understanding of the importance of giving and its profound impact on our society. It encourages us to look beyond ourselves and serve the community we are part of. So, let's allow these quotes to inspire us, to motivate us, and to remind us of the power and beauty of philanthropy.

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