Top 262 Quotes & Sayings by Famous Philanthropists

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If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction. Remember also that you are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped.
Never quit believing that you can develop in life. Never give up. Don't deny the inward spirit that provides the drive to accomplish great things in life.
Jesus Christ did not ask much from us, He did not demand that people climb Mount Everest or make great sacrifices. He just asked that we love one another. β€” Β© Chico Xavier
Jesus Christ did not ask much from us, He did not demand that people climb Mount Everest or make great sacrifices. He just asked that we love one another.
We - the current generation - have a moral responsibility to make the world better for future generations.
The way that we are going to solve social problems is by working with multiple different types of investing.
My religion is humanitarianism, which is the basis of every religion in the world.
The value of our good is not measured by what it does, but by the amount of good it does to the one concerned.
If we wish to serve God and love our neighbor well, we must manifest our joy in the service we render to Him and them. Let us open wide our hearts. It is joy which invites us. Press forward and fear nothing.
There's a difference between silence meaning agreement and being silenced.
Making a garden is somehow like conducting a symphony - different plants come forward at different times and you need to think very carefully about their placement in relation to each other.
I've never seen a Brink's truck follow a hearse to the cemetery.
We are quite convinced that if he were alive today, as an astute businessman looking out to the future, he would be moving out of fossil fuels and investing in clean, renewable energy.
The unprecedented development of science and technology... so rapid that it is said that 90 per cent of the scientists which this country has ever produced are still living today.
When we have faith and discipline everything becomes easier. Patience is the mother of all virtues. With anxiety all our lives become worse.
Always make your team around you feel like you are succeeding, even though you know, way down deep, it's a long shot. You have to be the fighter and the leader and the one who instills energy and hope in others.
I didn't follow the policies of those already in the business. If I had, I would never have made a go of it. Instead, I started out with the determination to make a better nickel chocolate bar than any of my competitors made, and I did so.
It's hard when people die, but there's something about when people die suddenly. β€” Β© Laurene Powell Jobs
It's hard when people die, but there's something about when people die suddenly.
True entrepreneurs have to really forego almost everything; they have to put it all on the line.
Sanitation issues in the developing world affect women more than they affect men.
Any social or cultural change has to be made openly and with people agreeing. You don't get there by just pushing an outsider's point of view.
Kids are falling through the cracks and nobody notices it. That to me is what's wrong with the school system.
It's important to remember that behind every data point is a daughter, a mother, a sisterβ€”a person with hopes and dreams.
Sharing our experience with pregnancy was incredibly important because we realized how challenging and difficult that was, and there are really dark moments where you think you're alone.
I'm constantly saying to myself, 'I'm lucky I was born in the United States.'
I am Catholic, I was raised Catholic, I am a practicing Catholic. But I say we need to agree to disagree. We have a shared mission around poverty, and I focus on that, because we do a lot with the Catholic Church around poverty alleviation. I'm always looking for: what is the common thread? What do we care about? What do we believe in? We believe in women around the world. We believe in all lives have equal value.
I'm most proud of the ambulance service. This is emergency work. Many times Edhi ambulances are the first to arrive and save people's lives. I'm very proud of this.
All of a sudden people in the United States start to realize that vaccines make a difference. The controversy and the myth that's there, we're always trying to bust through that. So when I see a disease outbreak, I say to myself, "OK, that'll get people realizing how lucky we are to have vaccines."
Why should someone who has $5 billion only give away $2.5 billion? They can't take it with them.
That's why our country is such a beautiful, beautiful experiment: We manifest, we allow freedom if you follow certain rules and if you work really hard. That's at the root of our cherished values.
To do what you wanna do, to leave a mark - in a way that you think is important and lasting - that's a life well-lived.
Christ wishes the Christian Community to be a body that is perfect because we work together towards a single end, and the higher the motive which actuates this collaboration the higher, no doubt, will be the union. Now the end in question is supremely exalted: the continuous sanctification of the Body for the glory of God and the Lamb that was slain [Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament].
I love to give money away. I don't know if it makes my children and grandchildren all that happy.
We need to get rid of hate, envy, jealousy, discord in ourselves, so we can reach a solution in terms of peace in order to feel that time has come for human happiness.
I bossed my middle sister around all the time.
One is only happy in proportion as he makes others feel happy.
My undergraduate work was in computer science and economics. It just happened to be at that time when 34 percent of computer-science majors were women. We didn't realize it was at the peak at the time.
Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good throughout the world. It’s what propels societies forward.
The world is full of what seem like intractable problems. Often we let that paralyze us. Instead, let is spur you to action. There are some people in the world that we can't help, but there are so many more that we can. So when you see a mother and her children suffering in another part of the world, don't look away. Look right at them. Let them break your heart, then let your empathy and your talents help you make a difference in the lives of others. Whether you volunteer every week or just a few times a year, your time and unique skills are invaluable.
We have to look at it country by country. In places like the developing world where, as you say, in Mumbai, it's about five hours' gap between what a woman does and a man does. You have to start by recognizing the problem and talking about it, trying to change those roles.
My relationship with money is that it's a tool to be self-sufficient, but it's not something that is a part of who I am. β€” Β© Laurene Powell Jobs
My relationship with money is that it's a tool to be self-sufficient, but it's not something that is a part of who I am.
Self pity is the worst possible disease that can affect mankind. And if we do just the opposite, which is love, then we have God's feelings with us at all times.
We'll be investing in basic science research with the goal of curing disease.
I'd love a job at Facebook.
The biggest killers of children around the world are two things: diarrhea and pneumonia. When you think about it, in the United States, kids don't die of diarrhea anymore, but it's a huge problem in the developing world.
Now we just really need to do the work, which we're doing, to get contraceptives out to women worldwide.
Our motto is 'from cradle to grave.' Unwanted babies are delivered to us through our cradle programme, where we work to find new homes for them for parents desiring children. In addition to our healthcare programmes, we also have a programme for burying the dead, meeting all the necessary expenses for those who are unable to do so.
We would be driving down the street in a place like Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo, and started to see, my gosh, the only people that have shoes are men. Why does that woman have a baby in her belly and one on her back, and she's carrying a huge load of bananas? You start to ask these questions.
I work for the suffering of the common man, something I am very proud of and will continue to do.
Finding love is a two-part process. The first part is to find the right person. The second part is to be the right person.
One life is worth no more or less than any other
The Eucharist is a never-ending sacrifice. It is the Sacrament of love, the supreme love, the act of love.
Remember all those who suffer from their own downfall, after having believed themselves to be winners, and who now weep for the many lost hours. So while you still have time, seek to enrich your own spirits for the tomorrow which awaits you because, in accordance with the teachings of the Lord, it is of no use to retain the outward appearance of the splendor of all the empires of this world, if you maintain darkness within your heart.
I went to business school, and I went straight from that to a nine-year career at Microsoft. Eventually, I ran a big chunk of the consumer products division for Microsoft.Then I left with the birth of our first daughter because Bill and I both wanted to have a few kids.
Money alone can't bring you happiness, but money alone has not brought me unhappiness. I won't say my previous husbands thought only of my money, but it had a certain fascination for them.
Bill [Gates] and I believe philanthropy can only be effective if it starts things and proves whether they actually work or not. That's the place that governments often don't want to, or can't, work.
I've had cancer four times. But you know, God has blessed me, and I feel so honored and so privileged in the blessings of life. β€” Β© Jon Huntsman, Sr.
I've had cancer four times. But you know, God has blessed me, and I feel so honored and so privileged in the blessings of life.
Help the companion who is insecure; perhaps they do not have enough to supply their needs, while you retain an excess.
The worker faithful to the well has neither the intention, or time, to violate the name and the service of others.
[On her mother, who died when Hutton was 4:] I hardly remember her, but I have missed her all my life.
We live in Palo Alto, which has, fortunately, one of the greatest school districts in the country.
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