"Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening the mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others."
- Barbara Bush
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
- Winston Churchill
"Liberality is not giving largely but giving wisely."
- Thomas Fuller
"People who think they're generous to a fault usually think that's their only fault."
- Sydney J. Harris
"The whole modern scientific organization of charity is a consequence of the failure of simply giving alms."
- William James
"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.
"There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life--happiness, freedom and peace of mind--are always attained by giving them to someone else."
- Peyton Conway March
"We'd all like a reputation for generosity, and we'd like to buy it cheap."
- Mignon McMaughlin
"Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege."
- John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
"The truly beneficent never relapses into a creditor."
- Henry David Thoreau
"Generosity gives assistance rather than advice."
"Money is like manure; it's not worth a thing unless it's spread around encouraging young things to grow."
- Thornton Wilder