88 Deeply Inspiring Charity Quotes on Giving Back to Society

Maya Angelou quote on giving
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.
"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
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"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
Charity Quotes on Giving
"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
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"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
Community Service Quotes
"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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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