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So many great people have believed in philanthropy… …Fortunately, so many less famous people have also been very caring and generous… However, it tends to be just the famous people who get quoted!! Here are some great quotes related to philanthropy. They are inspiring, and some are even quite good.

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Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.

Robert Louis Stevenson

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.

Mother Teresa

Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.

Albert Camus

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

Theodore Roosevelt

It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.

Albert Einstein

He who cannot give anything away cannot feel anything either.


A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Chinese Proverb

When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.

Abraham Lincoln

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.

Booker T. Washington

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.

Benjamin Franklin

I wondered why somebody didn’t do something. Then I realized, I am somebody.

– source unknown.

If you want to change the world, be that change.

Mohandas Gandhi

I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.

Mohandas Gandhi

The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I would rather have it said, “He lived usefully”, than, “He died rich”.

Benjamin Franklin

Think of giving not only as a duty but as a privilege.

John D. Rockefeller

That best portion of a good man’s life: His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.

William Wordsworth

If you haven’t got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.

Bob Hope

No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.

Calvin Coolidge

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.

Winston Churchill

When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.

– source unknown

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself…Serve and thou shall be served.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’ve always respected those who tried to change the world for the better, rather than just complain about it.

Michael Bloomberg

A man’s true wealth is the good he does in this world.


Do your givin’ while you’re livin’… then you’ll be knowin’ where it’s goin’.

Ann Landers

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

Pearl S. Buck

It’s not just about being able to write a check. It’s being able to touch somebody’s life.

Oprah Winfrey

Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.

George Eliot

How wonderful it is that nobody needs to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

Anne Frank

Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.

Ashleigh Brilliant