If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.— Confucius
Glamorous Philanthropy Inspiration quotations
Wealth is not to feed our egos but to feed the hungry and to help people help themselves.
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.
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.
When you stop giving and offering something to the rest of the world, it's time to turn out the lights.
Do what you can, with what you have and do it now!
The test of a civilization is in the way that it cares for its helpless members
To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.
The man who dies rich, dies disgraced.
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.
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.
There is a natural law, a Divine law, that obliges you and me to relieve the suffering, the distressed and the destitute.
What are you doing for others?
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.
Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.
When wealth is centralized, the people are dispersed.
When wealth is distributed, the people are brought together.
It is not the magnitude of our actions, but the amount of love that is put into them that matters.
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.
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.
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.
Do your best with what you have where you are.
I've been busy for years, buying land, often under pseudonyms, and planting trees on it. All the money is going into it when I die.. and in the end I'd like to think that it will be 20 to 30,000 acres.
I've always said that the better off you are, the more responsibility you have for helping others
If you want to change the world, be that change.
The truth of the matter is: you can create a great legacy, and inspire others, by giving it to philanthropic organizations.
Compassionate Saviour! We welcome Thee to our world, We welcome Thee to our hearts. We bless Thee for the Divine goodness Thou hast brought from heaven; for the souls Thou hast warmed with love to man, and lifted up in love to God; for the efforts of divine philanthropy which Thou hast inspired; and for that hope of a pure celestial life, through which Thy disciples triumph over death.
Many things in life inspire philanthropy, such as your faith in humanity and your belief in the human spirit to overcome.
[May] this civic and social landmark [the Washington, D.
C., Jewish Community Center] ... be a constant reminder of the inspiring service that has been rendered to civilization by men and women of the Jewish faith. May [visitors] recall the long array of those who have been eminent in statecraft, in science, in literature, in art, in the professions, in business, in finance, in philanthropy and in the spiritual life of the world.
Sometimes give your services for nothing.
It was miraculous. It was almost no trick at all, he saw, to turn vice into virtue and slander into truth, impotence into abstinence, arrogance into humility, plunder into philanthropy, thievery into honor, blasphemy into wisdom, brutality into patriotism, and sadism into justice. Anybody could do it; it required no brains at all. It merely required no character.