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Thoughts on philanthropy

Published: Dec 26, 2014 07:22:25 AM IST
Updated: Dec 22, 2014 02:27:18 PM IST
Thoughts on philanthropy
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Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibres, our actions run as causes and return to us as results.
Herman Melville

One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Marie Curie

Share your blessings in whatever form they come and to whatever level you have been blessed.
Jon Huntsman Sr

What gets my goat is not being able to give somebody something you want them to have.
Truman Capote

A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.
Jack London

Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun.
Marcus Aurelius

So may the new year be a happy one to you—happy to many more whose happiness depends on you.
Charles Dickens

Business is about profit, yes, and it is about more than profit. At its best, it is about expanding the possibilities of humanity.
Jon Miller

So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or out of necessity
2 Corinthians 9:7

What would the daughters of the rich do with themselves if the poor ceased to exist?
Angela Carter

Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.
Martin Luther King, Jr

Everybody wants to save the earth; nobody wants to help mom do the dishes.
PJ O’Rourke

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  • Bishwajeet Sarkar

    philanthropy is act of Goodness.

    on Dec 30, 2014