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88 Deeply Inspiring Charity Quotes on Giving Back to Society

Words are powerful; words are motivators; words are wise advice. Words, when combined in a meaningful scheme, form phrases which we term as quotes, and we all draw some amount of that much-needed guts to do things that are magnanimous. Amongst the many things which we border as magnanimity, charity is towards the top of the list.
Last Updated: Mar 4, 2018
"In charity there is no excess."
―Francis Bacon
Giving back to society is in fact vague and misty in nature. There's so much that we procure from society. There are so many strata of people who make up the whole population of a nation. But they are different from each other. Some are affluent and some are mere stragglers of survival. In many countries, there are masses who don't even have excess to basic day-to-day requirements. There are also people who have so much in excess, that the amounts if distributed, would solve many problems plaguing most areas around the world.
But, there comes minimum or negligible effort from us as a whole to emancipate at least the smallest fraction of the problem. There are scriptures of all the faiths that actually teach us to give and share. But perhaps in this fast, mechanical world, the words 'give' and 'share' have been drooped to nothingness.

We shall browse through some of wise words from famous stall-wards of society who have tried to inculcate the goodness of benevolence in us. These words, which we commonly call quotes, are motivational to take up an action which has been neglected since long, really long.
Inspirational Quotes About Giving Back
"Part of being a person is about helping others."
―Regis Murayi
"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth."
―Mohammed Ali
"If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives."
―Robert South
"If you knew what I know about the power of giving, you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way."
―Buddha
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
―Winston Churchill
"Caring has the gift of making the ordinary special."
―George R. Bach
"This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in."
―Theodore Roosevelt
"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy."
―Rabindranath Tagore
"Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty,
welcome the unwanted,
care for the ill,
love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you."
―Steve Maraboli
"The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: 'If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?'
But...the good Samaritan reversed the question: 'If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
―Martin Luther King Jr.
"God does watch over us and does notice us, but it is usually through someone else that he meets our needs."
―Spencer W. Kimball
"The Simple Path
Silence is Prayer
Prayer is Faith
Faith is Love
Love is Service
The Fruit of Service is Peace"
―Mother Teresa
"As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled."
―Victor Hugo
"Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven."
―Henry Ward Beecher
"To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike."
―Horace Mann
"That charity which longs to publish itself ceases to be charity."
―Eliza Cook
"It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive."
―Winston Churchill
"Charity sees the need, not the cause."
―Proverb
"Charity is no substitute for justice withheld."
―Saint Augustine
"A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you roses."
―Proverb
"Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable."
―Charles Caleb Colton
"A rich man without charity is a rogue; and perhaps it would be no difficult matter to prove that he is also a fool."
―Henry Fielding
"The human contribution is the essential ingredient. It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live."
―Ethel Percy Andrus
"Nature does not give to those who will not spend..."
―R.J. Baughan
"Getters don't get -- givers get."
―Eugene Benge
"A benefactor is a representative of God."
―Benjamin Whichcote
"He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything."
―Samuel Johnson
"Charity: a thing that begins at home, and usually stays there."
―Elbert Hubbard
"Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there."
―Phillips Brooks
"To give requires good sense."
―Ovid
"Where charity keeps pace with gain, industry is blessed."
―William Penn
"At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done.
We will be judged by "I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless, and you took me in."
―Mother Teresa
"The best antidote I know for worry is work. The best cure for weariness is the challenge of helping someone who is even more tired. One of the great ironies of life is this: He or she who serves almost always benefits more than he or she who is served."
―Gordon B. Hinckley
"So long as we love we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I would almost say that we are indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend."
―Robert Louis Stevenson
"We are not put on this earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other. If you are there always for others, then in time of need, someone will be there for you."
―Jeff Warner
"A community is like a ship, everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm."
―Henrik Ibsen
"Community service gives me a valuable opportunity to walk into a different community that is less familiar to me but just as colorful and most importantly, in need."
―Caroline Landry

"Community service puts me out of myself and lets me see a different part of myself, which is important to me."
―Alwyn Loh
"We can never get a re-creation of community and heal our society without giving our citizens a sense of belonging."
―Patch Adams
"Community service is one way of putting your mark on the world and experiencing diversity to enhance your mind and spirit."
―Caitlin Chicoine
"The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life."
―Jane Addams
"Service is about taking responsibility for what is wrong in the community, and more so, the world and doing something about it."
―Amanda Troillet
"Community service is important to me for so many reasons! First and foremost, I take pride in knowing that I am helping to positively affect someone's life."
―Gillian Rappaport
"We can build an economy that does not destroy its natural support systems, a global community where the basic needs of all the Earth's people are satisfied, and a world that will allow us to think of ourselves as civilized. This is entirely doable."
―Lester Brown
"I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people."
―Rosa Parks
"Snowflakes, leaves, humans, plants, raindrops, stars, molecules, microscopic entities all come in communities. The singular cannot in reality exist."
―Paula Gunn Allen
"It takes a village to raise a child."
―African Proverb
"We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond."
―Gwendolyn Brooks
"I am overwhelmed by the grace and persistence of my people."
―Maya Angelou
"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile."
―Albert Einstein
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world: indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
―Margaret Mead
"Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life.
It's important to the person who serves as well as the recipient.
It's the way in which we ourselves grow and develop."
―Dorothy Height
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
―Mahatma Gandhi
"He who wishes to secure the good of others, has already secured his own."
―Confucius
"Love cannot remain by itself - it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action and that action is service."
―Mother Teresa
"Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve."
―Martin Luther King, Jr
Famous Philanthropy Quotes
"Sometimes give your services for nothing."
―Hippocrates
"No one has ever become poor by giving."
―Anne Frank
"The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away."
―Pablo Picasso
"One must be poor to know the luxury of giving."
―George Eliot
"Not he who has much is rich but he who gives much."
―Erich Fromm
"Charity looks at the need and not at the cause."
―German Proverb
"Life engenders life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich."
―Sarah Bernhardt
"One must know not just how to accept a gift, but with what grace to share it."
―Maya Angelou
"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."
―Aesop
"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."
―Charles Dickens

"Help thy brother's boat across and lo! Thine own has reached the shore."
―Hindu Proverb
"When you stop giving and offering something to the rest of the world, it's time to turn out the lights."
―George Burns
"I resolved to stop accumulating and begin the infinitely more serious and difficult task of wise distribution."
―Andrew Carnegieo
"When wealth is centralized, the people are dispersed. When wealth is distributed, the people are brought together."
―Confucius
"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."
―Mohamed Al-Fayed
"The test of a civilization is in the way that it cares for its helpless members."
―Pearl S. Buck
"Wealth is not new. Neither is charity. But the idea of using private wealth imaginatively, constructively, and systematically to attack the fundamental problems of mankind is new."
―John Gardner
"Is the rich world aware of how four billion of the six billion live? If we were aware, we would want to help out, we'd want to get involved."
―Bill Gates
"There is a natural law, a Divine law, that obliges you and me to relieve the suffering, the distressed and the destitute."
―Conrad Hilton
"I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver."
―Maya Angelou
Charity Quotes from the Bible
"But give that which is within as charity, and then all things are clean for you."
―Luke 11:41
"But when you give a reception, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind."
―Luke 14:13
"Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share."
―1 Timothy 6:18

"One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD, And He will repay him for his good deed."
―Proverbs 19:17
"Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry And bring the homeless poor into the house; When you see the naked, to cover him; And not to hide yourself from your own flesh?"
―Isaiah 58:7
"And if you give yourself to the hungry And satisfy the desire of the afflicted, Then your light will rise in darkness And your gloom will become like midday."
―Isaiah 58:10
"Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you."
―Matthew 5:42
"But whoever has the world's goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?"
―1 John 3:17
"Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God."
―Hebrews 13:16
"Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."
―2 Corinthians 9:7
These were some amazing quotes which are timeless, and which send the message of charity as something that needs to be practiced each day, however little the impact might be.

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Charity Quotes

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Does your team of fundraisers and volunteers need a little boost of inspiration? We’ve got just the thing – a list of motivational and uplifting quotes from some of the best minds throughout history. Just hit the link for the category you're looking for!

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For Volunteers
For Leadership
For Emotional Inspiration
For Hope
 

For Fundraisers

“If you call yourself Save the Whales, every once in a while you have to save a whale.” – Tom Ahern

“A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.” – Jonathan Swift

“I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.” ― Abraham Lincoln

“The secret to change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates

“Be happy with what you have while working for what you want.” – Helen Keller

“No one has ever become poor from giving.” – Anne Frank

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

“Fundraising is the gentle art of teaching the joy of giving.” – Hank Rosso
 

For Volunteers

“Volunteers will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no volunteers.” – Ken Wyman

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.” – Edmund Burke

“You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” – John Bunyan

“Go out into the world and do good until there is too much good in the world.” – Larry H. Miller

“Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good.” – Minor Myers

“The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The most truly generous persons are those who give silently without hope of praise or reward.” – Carol Ryrie Brink

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” – Mohammed Ali

“Always have a willing hand to help someone, you might be the only one that does.” – Roy T. Bennett

“I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy.” – Kahlil Gibran

“A single act of kindness is like a drop of oil on a patch of dry skin—seeping, spreading, and affecting more than the original need.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” – Elizabeth Andrew

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” – Oscar Wilde

“The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.” – Helen Keller

For Leadership

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

“Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.” – Tom Peters

“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

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” – Nelson Mandela

“As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

“Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone’s day.” – Richelle E. Goodrich
 

For Emotional Inspiration

“As I grew older it seemed that I was not making a big enough difference, particularly given my own incredible good fortune. I went from feeling content that things were going well, to realizing that I hadn’t even begun to scratch the surface of what needed to be done.” – Richard Branson

“Our society has an obligation to invest now to improve the lives of all those coming into this world, not just those already here.” – Mark Zuckerberg

“Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.” – ahatma Gandhi

“The power of human empathy, leading to collective action, saves lives, and frees prisoners. Ordinary people, whose personal well-being and security are assured, join together in huge numbers to save people they do not know, and will never meet… Unlike any other creature on this planet, humans can learn and understand, without having experienced. They can think themselves into other people’s places… We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.” – J.K. Rowling, author, philanthropist, and founder of children’s charity Lumos

“God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.” ― Kurt Vonnegut Jr., God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou

“You miss 100% of the chances you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

“Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.” – Bill Nye

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” – Plato

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
 

For Hope

“I choose to rise up out of that storm and see that in moments of desperation, fear and helplessness, each of us can be a rainbow of hope, doing what we can to extend ourselves in kindness and grace to one another. And I know for sure that there is no them – there’s only us.” – Oprah Winfrey, talk show host, actress and founder of Oprah’s Angel Network

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” – Edith Wharton

“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai

“Believe you can and you are halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered.” – Michelle Obama

“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” – Barack Obama

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Donation Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old donation quotes, donation sayings, and donation proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

Charles Dickens

The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.

Plutarch

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.     

John Bunyan

Donation for the blind. A fee for falling into their own trap.

Andre Dawson

The proper aim of giving is to put the recipients in a state where they no longer need our gifts.

C.S. Lewis

It is more difficult to give money away intelligently than to earn it in the first place.     

Andrew Carnegie

It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.

Mother Teresa

Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.     

St. Francis

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.     

Kahlil Gibran

Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.     

Eckhart Tolle

The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.     

Albert Einstein

You're learning to be nourished by the love you give, not by the validation offered in response to your giving.

Matt Kahn

Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process.

Jim Rohn

By giving people the power to share, we're making the world more transparent.     

Mark Zuckerberg

Words are powerful; words are motivators; words are wise advice. Words, when combined in a meaningful scheme, form phrases which we term as quotes, and.

No one has ever become poor by giving.

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Charity Quotes and Sayings

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Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
– Washington Irving

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If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.
– Bob Hope

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We cannot do great things on this Earth, only small things with great love.
– Mother Teresa

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Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
– Kahlil Gibran

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If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.
– Mother Teresa

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Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
– Dalai Lama

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Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.
– Martin Luther King Jr.

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

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Generosity consists not the sum given,
But the manner in which it is bestowed.
– Mahatma Gandhi

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Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you.
– Mother Teresa

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It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.
– Mother Teresa

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I would rather have it said, ‘He lived usefully,’ than, ‘He died rich.’

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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
– Margaret Mead

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Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.
– Elizabeth Andrew

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The faith must express itself in charity and in solidarity, which is the civil form of charity.
– Claudio Hummes

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Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.
– Mother Teresa

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We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But if that drop was not in the ocean, I think the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. I do not agree with the big way of doing things.
– Mother Teresa (1910-1997) Albanian-born missionary.

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

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What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
– John Bunyan

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Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.
– Norman B. Rice

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Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.

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It takes a noble man to plant a seed for a tree that will someday give shade to people he may never meet.
– Ted Turner

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An attitude of gratitude creates blessings. Help yourself by helping others. You have the most powerful weapons on earth – love and prayer.
– Mother Teresa

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You may never know what results come of your action,
But if you do nothing there will be no result.
– Mahatma Gandhi

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He who wished to secure the good of others,
Has already secured his own.
– Confucius

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Give, but give until it hurts.
– Mother Teresa

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How beautiful a day can be, when kindness touches it!
– George Elliston

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When faith and hope fail, as they do sometimes, we must try charity, which is love in action. We must speculate no more on our duty, but simply do it. When we have done it, however blindly, perhaps Heaven will show us why.

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When you dig another out of their troubles, you find a place to bury your own.

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