Wealth is not to feed our egos but to feed the hungry and to help people help themselves.— Andrew Carnegie
Charming Philanthropy Giving quotations
Before you heal someone, ask him if he's willing to give up the things that made him sick.
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.
When you stop giving and offering something to the rest of the world, it's time to turn out the lights.
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass away.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
If philanthropy is not voluntary, it destroys liberty and justice.
The law can give nothing that has not first been taken from its owner.
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.
Your silence gives consent.
It takes a noble man to plant a seed for a tree that will someday give shade to people he may never meet.
Charity is just writing checks and not being engaged.
Philanthropy, to me, is being engaged, not only with your resources but getting people and yourself really involved and doing things that haven't been done before.
Happiness is not so much in having as sharing.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
If you want to fly, give up everything that weights you down.
It is easy to love the people far away.
It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start.
It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.
The best help that benevolence and philanthropy can give is that which induces everybody to help himself.
You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.
The value of a man resides in what he gives
Give thanks. Appreciate what you DO have ... the more we give thanks, the more we receive to be thankful for. Gratitude is the gift that always gives back.
Philanthropy is not about giving money but about solving problems.
While well-meaning, the idea of writing a check and calling it 'philanthropy' is extremely short-sighted and, unfortunately, extremely pervasive.
If you want to improve you self-worth, stop giving other people the calculator.
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.
The rich man never really gives anything, he only distributes part of the surplus. It is the person of moderate means who really gives.
When you give up remember why you started.
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.
True generosity must benefit both parties.
No woman can control her destiny if she doesn't give to herself as much as she gives of herself.
Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.
Think of giving not only as a duty but as a privilege.
He who gives only what he would as readily throw away, gives without generosity;
for the essence of generosity is in self-sacrifice.
Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.
Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do.
If you’re in the luckiest one per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent.
We can find meaning and reward by serving some higher purpose than ourselves, a shining purpose, the illumination of a Thousand Points of Light...We all have something to give.
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.
Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer give a damn.
Being innovative in your philantropy allows you to stride forward in your giving journey; you can marry your mind and heart to turn charity into lasting impact; and you can become more ambitious in your giving.
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.
Philanthropy is lost. The human spirit is suppressed. Most people want a legacy; they want to give something back, a library, a hospital wing, a donation to their church. This is a form of socialism that must go.
You have only got three choices in life: give up, give in, or give it all you've got.
Give something back by becoming more
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.
Billions are wasted on ineffective philanthropy.
Philanthropy is decades behind business in applying rigorous thinking to the use of money.
I offered up a special prayer, a prayer which came with tears and anguish, that some way would open up for me to use what talents I possessed for my fellow workers, for the poor.
Earlier in this century, philanthropy often flowed from the wills of dead industrialists. In recent decades, it's as likely to have come from a very alive business leader, entertainer, artist or sports star. The most effective of these patrons begin the process of giving by asking what they care about passionately.