Wise Quotes, Wisdom Sayings

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

Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
– John D. Rockefeller

Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
– John D. Rockefeller

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

The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
– Clarence Jordan

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.
George Eliot

One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
– Diana, Princess of Wales

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

Not what I have but what I do is my kingdom.
– Andrew Carnegie

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

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

The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall: but in charity there is no excess; neither can angel nor man come in danger by it.
– James Baldwin

One must know not just how to accept a gift, but with what grace to share it.

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.
Maya Angelou

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 to help.
Maya Angelou

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