Selected Quotes about Philanthropy

When it comes to helping out, I don’t believe in doing it for the media attention. My goal is to support the organizations that need help. -- Paul Allen

I always had the idea that philanthropy was important today, but would be equally important in one year, ten years, 20 years, and the future generally. -- Warren Buffett

I'm very interested in charities. I help a lot of different charities. -- Gisele Bundchen

Anywhere I see suffering, that is where I want to be, doing what I can. -- Princess Diana

Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life - a kind of destiny. -- Princess Diana

We are proud to have a platform through the "Dr Phil" show and the Dr. Phil Foundation to offer children the voice they need to meet their goals in having a better life. -- Dr.Phil

There is no better way to understand your strengths and discover where you belong than to volunteer in a nonprofit. -- Peter Drucker

We started our foundation because we believe we have a real opportunity to help advance equity around the world.. to help make sure that, no matter where a person is born, he or she has the chance to live a healthy, productive life. -- Melinda Gates

We set out what's going to be our work time versus our foundation time versus family time, and we'll reassess that... sometimes every week. -- Melinda Gates

The premise of this foundation is one life on this planet is no more valuable than the next. -- Melinda Gates

I've always said that the better off you are, the more responsibility you have for helping others. Just as I think it's important to run companies well, with a close eye to the bottom line, I think you have to use your entrepreneurial experience to make corporate philanthropy effective. -- Carlos Slim Helu

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

The practice of charity will bind us.. will bind all men in one great brotherhood. -- Conrad Hilton

As the funds you will expend have come from many places in the world, so let there be no territorial, religious, or color restrictions on your benefactions, but beware of organized, professional charities with high-salaried executives and a heavy ratio of expense. -- Conrad Hilton

No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished? -- Lee Iacocca

I am optimistic globally. So many scientists are working frantically on the reparation of our planet. Unfortunately there are countries who are still destroying it, but we really hope the conservation message rubs off in our film. Every cent we earn from Crocodile Hunter goes straight back into conservation. Every single cent. -- Steve Irwin

What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of a human being, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful and to remove the wrongs of injured. -- Abdul Kalam

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

I get angry when someone calls me only rich.. I am happy with my social personality and my generosity. -- Sakip Sabanci

Companies are not charitable enterprises: They hire workers to make profits. In the United States, this logic still works. In Europe, it hardly does. -- Paul Samuelson

I'm not doing my philanthropic work, out of any kind of guilt, or any need to create good public relations. I'm doing it because I can afford to do it, and I believe in it. -- George Soros

I used to be opposed to the idea of social entrepreneurship. I said let business be business, and philanthropy be philanthropy. Keep the two separate, don't mix it up, and this is what I did, and I did that rather successfully, but I now recognize that actually you do need to mix it up and I think there is room for social entrepreneurship. -- George Soros

My foundations support people in the country who care about an open society. It's their work that I'm supporting. So it's not me doing it. But I can empower them. I can support them, and I can help them. -- George Soros

The world and life have been mighty good to me. And I want to put something back. -- Ted Turner

One of the forms of energy is money- money that you can give away, money with which you can empower others, money that you can use to make the world a better place, money to set you free. -- Stuart Wilde

People say it's not ambitious, but it is actually quite ambitious wanting to help people. -- Prince William

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