63+ Best Philanthropy Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Philanthropy consists of “private initiatives, for the public good, focusing on quality of life”. Philanthropy contrasts with business initiatives, which are private initiatives for private good, focusing on material gain, and with government endeavors, which are public initiatives for public good, e.g., focusing on provision of public services. Inspirational philanthropy quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Philanthropy Quotes

If you’re in the luckiest 1% of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99%. Warren Buffet

Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. Desmond Tutu

If you have something to give, give it now. Mark Bezos

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

The results of philanthropy are always beyond calculation. Miriam Beard

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As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do. Andrew Carnegie

Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good. Meyers Jr

Charity begins at home but should not end there. Francis Bacon

Philanthropy is not about money, it’s about feeling the pain of others and caring enough about their needs to help. Timothy Pina

Don’t just think, do. Horace

True philanthropy requires a disruptive mindset, innovative thinking and a philosophy driven by entrepreneurial insights and creative opportunities. Naveen Jain

The best philanthropy is constantly in search of the finalities—a search for a cause, an attempt to cure evils at their source. John Rockefeller

If we don’t transform the world, who will? If not now, when? Anonymous

Philanthropy is involved with basic innovations that transform society. David Rockefeller

The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve. Albert Schweitzer

Never respect men merely for their riches, but rather for their philanthropy; we do not value the sun for its height, but for its use. Gamaliel Bailey

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

You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripple for change. Tim Cook

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. Eli Broad

It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us…. This is where our love for each other must start. Mother Teresa

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

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. Charles Dickens

Philanthropy, charity, giving voluntarily and freely – call it what you like but it is truly a jewel of an American tradition. John F. Kennedy

We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill

A man of humanity is one who…desiring attainment for himself, helps others to attain. Confucius

Life’s persistent and most urgent question is “What are you doing for others?” Martin Luther King Jr.

Remember, you don’t live in a world all your own. Albert Schweitzer

In everything I do, whether in business, philanthropy or my personal life, I am guided by my inner truth, my values. Shari Arison

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. Maya Angelou

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

A certain amount of corporate philanthropy is simply good business and works for the long-term benefit of the investors. John Mackey

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

When wealth is centralized, the people are dispersed. When wealth is distributed, the people are brought together. Confucius

The best philanthropy is not just about giving money but giving leadership. The best philanthropists bring the gifts that made them successful – the drive, the determination, the refusal to accept that something can’t be done. Tony Blair

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

Philanthropy is about solving problems. Naveen Jain

Philanthropy is fun and fulfilling. Bill Gates

I just think that philanthropy is a fancy way to say that you care about others and that you want to serve others. Priscilla Chan

What the poor need is not charity but capital, not caseworkers but co-workers. And what the rich need is a wise, honorable, and just way of divesting themselves of their overabundance. Millard and Linda Fuller

The most useful and influential people in America are those who take the deepest interest in institutions that exist for the purpose of making the world better. Booker T. Washington

I was fortunate to get a scholarship when I went to Lehigh University and Princeton…. 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 Iacocca

Philanthropy is not about money. It’s about using whatever resources you have at your fingertips and applying them to improving the world. Melina Gates

Philanthropic innovation is not just about creating something new. It also means applying new thinking to old problems, processes, and systems. Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

Young entrepreneurs, in general, feel they’re too busy running their companies, which I think is a mistake. But once they’re older, you see much more of a propensity to be involved in philanthropy. Jeffrey Skoll

It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved. Mother Teresa

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

I absolutely believe in the power of tithing. My own experience is that the more I give away, the more that comes back. That is the way life works. Ken Blanchard

The worlds of art, philanthropy, and business are absolutely intertwined. Jorge M. Perez

Those of us who have yet to find philanthropy may find there is a far greater reward from it than from wealth creation. John Caudwell

 Seeing results flow from my gifts is my greatest pleasure as a philanthropist. Peter B. Lewis

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

No one has ever become poor by giving. Anne Frank

The raising of extraordinarily large sums of money, given voluntarily and freely by millions of our fellow Americans, is a unique American tradition… Philanthropy, charity, giving voluntarily and freely… call it what you like, but it is truly a jewel of an American tradition.  John Kennedy

I was trained from the beginning to work, to save, and to give. John Rockefeller Jr.

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven. Henry Ward Beecher

The best philanthropy is constantly in search of the finalities – a search for a cause, an attempt to cure evils at their source. John D. Rockefeller

Philanthropy is almost the only virtue which is sufficiently appreciated by mankind. Henry David Thoreau

Philanthropy is deeper than your pockets. Valaida Fullwood

It is more blessed to give than to receive. Acts 20:35

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

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

When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad. Abraham Lincoln

True philanthropy requires a disruptive mindset, innovative thinking and a philosophy driven by entrepreneurial insights and creative opportunities. Naveen Jain

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