Philanthropy Quotes And Sayings


Philanthropy Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of philanthropy quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

“If service is the rent you pay for your existence on this earth, are you behind in your rent?”
– Robert G. Allen

“I will continue to distribute blankets, sleeping bags, warm clothing and food on a regular basis, in the hope that my modest efforts will give some comfort to those people we are able help.”
– Mohamed Al Fayed

“When it comes to helping out, I don’t believe in doing it for the media attention. My goal is to support the organizations that need help.”
– Paul Allen

“I absolutely believe in the power of tithing and giving back. My own experience about all the blessings I’ve had in my life is that the more I give away, the more that comes back. That is the way life works, and that is the way energy works.”
– Ken Blanchard

“Ridiculous yachts and private planes and big limousines won’t make people enjoy life more, and it sends out terrible messages to the people who work for them. It would be so much better if that money was spent in Africa – and it’s about getting a balance.”
– Richard Branson

“To me, money is a means to do good. I reached a point in my life where I had enjoyed tremendous business success that afforded my family everything we could possibly want. My wife and I then decided that we could use our wealth to make a difference. So we created the Broad Foundations to do four things: to improve urban public education, to support innovative scientific and medical research, to foster art appreciation for audiences worldwide and to support civic initiatives in Los Angeles.”
– Eli Branson

“I resolved to stop accumulating and begin the infinitely more serious and difficult task of wise distribution.”
– Andrew Carnegie

“It’s very difficult to be continuously charitable in a capitalistic society. You’ve also got to make sure that you can pay everyone who works for you.”
– Felix Dennis

“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.”
– Felix Dennis

“One of the great movements in my lifetime among educated people is the need to commit themselves to action. Most people are not satisfied with giving money; we also feel we need to work.”
– Peter Drucker

“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.”
Bill Gates

“We started our foundation because we believe we have a real opportunity to help advance equity around the world.. to help make sure that, no matter where a person is born, he or she has the chance to live a healthy, productive life.”
– Melinda Gates

“It’s really one of my all-time favorite things to do. To go out and really see the kids and visit the moms who are in these programs because I think I really get to see what happens on the ground and connect with them about what changes are that happen in their lives because of some of the giving that we’re able to do.”
– Melinda Gates

“We look in our own backyard and say, ‘How do we help at-risk families, at risk youth? How do we think through some of the problems affecting the Pacific Northwest and make some change there?’”
– Melinda Gates

“The deed is everything, the glory naught.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Geothe

“I think the great livers, the people who are fully self-actualizing and alive, are the great givers.”
– Mark Victor Hansen

“Every individual’s purpose in tithing is to open up his/her awareness of universal laws. Tithing opens you, to you. You are an unlimited individual, deprived of a fuller, richer life partly because of lack of the tithing experience and expression in life.”
– Mark Victor Hansen

“As a tither you automatically become solution-oriented rather than problem-oriented.”
– Mark Victor Hansen

“I’ve always said that the better off you are, the more responsibility you have for helping others. Just as I think it’s important to run companies well, with a close eye to the bottom line, I think you have to use your entrepreneurial experience to make corporate philanthropy effective.”
– Carlos Slim Helu

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.”
– Conrad Hilton

“There is a natural law, a Divine law, that obliges you and me to relieve the suffering, the distressed and the destitute.”
– Conrad Hilton

“The practice of charity will bind us.. will bind all men in one great brotherhood.”
– Conrad Hilton

“As the funds you will expend have come from many places in the world, so let there be no territorial, religious, or color restrictions on your benefactions, but beware of organized, professional charities with high-salaried executives and a heavy ratio of expense.”
– Conrad Hilton

“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.”
– Lee Lacocca

“In business, you’re trying to make a buck. God was good to me and blessed me. I made some money and started this foundation years ago, and it has grown in size. With the foundation it’s a lot different, because the bottom line isn’t how you can make more money or get a better return, it’s helping the projects that you feel strongly about move forward.”
– Lee Lacocca

“I was fortunate to get a scholarship when I went to Lehigh University and Princeton. They were both wonderful schools. Somebody was kind enough to spend their money to educate people that they would never get to know. That’s what I think philanthropy is about.”
– Lee Lacocca

“Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”
– Helen Keller

“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

“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.”
– Jay Leno

“There can be little doubt that a certain amount of corporate philanthropy is simply good business and works for the long-term benefit of the investors.”
– John Mackey

“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.”
– Micheal Milken

“There’s no substitute for rolling up your sleeves and working with the people who can make a difference. They get the benefit of your participation and you gain a direct understanding of the real problems and potential solutions, which makes you a more informed giver.”
– Micheal Milken

“In the four decades of philanthropy that have paralleled my business career, I’ve found that the same principles apply whether you’re providing access to capital to grow a business, creating a new paradigm for medical research, or pioneering innovative approaches to education: Empower the most talented people in each field and encourage them to pursue their passions.”
– Micheal Milken

“When the idea came up, (Newman’s Own) I said, “Are you crazy? Stick my face on the label of salad dressing?” And then, of course, we got the whole idea of exploitation and how circular it is. Why not, really, go to the fullest length, and the silliest length, in exploiting yourself and turn the proceeds back to the community?”
– Paul Newman

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