I Trust You Quotes Biography
It is more blessed to give than to receive.
Social advance depends quite as much upon an increase in moral sensibility as it does upon a sense of duty.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
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.
I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.
One must know not just how to accept a gift, but with what grace to share it.
He who has conferred a benefit on anyone from motives of love or honor will feel pain, if he sees that the benefit is received without gratitude.
To give away money is an easy matter and in any man's power. But to decide to whom to give it and how large and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in every man's power nor an easy matter.
Yet the true friend of the people should see that they be not too poor, for extreme povery lowers the character of the democracy; measures therefore should be taken which will give them lasting prosperity; and as this is equally the interest of all classes, the proceeds of the public revenues should be accumulated and distributed among its poor, if possible, in such quantities as may enable them to purchase a little farm, or, at any rate, make a beginning in trade or husbandry.
Sir Francis Bacon
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.
We are responsible for the world in which we find ourselves, if only because we are the only sentient force which can change it.
Henry Ward Beecher
Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven.
Life engenders life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.
Every dollar makes a difference. And that's true whether it's Warren Buffet's remarkable $31 billion pledge to the Gates Foundation or my late father's $25 check to the NAACP.
I've always respected those who tried to change the world for the better, rather than just complain about it.
The truth of the matter is: you can create a great legacy, and inspire others, by giving it to philanthropic organizations.
Louis D. Brandeis
We must make our choice. We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both.
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.
Pearl S. Buck
The test of a civilization is in the way that it cares for its helpless members.
We're only here for a small amount of time and we want to see how much good we can do while we're here and I always say that there'll be... in the future, there would be many millionaires and they can take care of those problems but I'm here now and I'm trying to do what I can.
If you’re in the luckiest 1pc of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99pc.
A man there was, though some did count him mad. The more he cast away, the more he had.
When you stop giving and offering something to the rest of the world, it's time to turn out the lights.
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
Not what I have but what I do is my kingdom.
I resolved to stop accumulating and begin the infinitely more serious and difficult task of wise distribution.
Wealth is not to feed our egos but to feed the hungry and to help people help themselves.
The family that perseveres in good works will surely have an abundance of blessings.
We live in an interdependent world. Every time you cut off somebody else's opportunities, you shrink your own horizons.
When wealth is centralized, the people are dispersed. When wealth is distributed, the people are brought together.