November 15th is National Philanthropy Day, and the Association for Fundraising Professionals has put together this list of famous quotes about giving to celebrate the occasion:
Think of giving not only as a duty but as a privilege.
-John D. Rockefeller
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.
It is more blessed to give than to receive.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Love sought is good, but given unsought is better.
It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
They who give have all the things. They who withhold have nothing.
For more information and reflections on philanthropy visit the official National Philanthropy Day website (a division of the Association of Fundraising Professionals) at http://www.nationalphilanthropyday.net.