Because you're worth nothing without society, and also because we would all be dominated by others without political institutions that protect our rights.
When you have power and use it for destructive purpose: you don't deserve it.
In honor of Oprah Winfrey: Even greater than the ability to inspire others with hope is the power to motivate them to give as much to the lives of others as they would give to their own; and to empower them to confront the worst in themselves in order to discover and claim the best in themselves.
It takes lives to save lives.
My character, faith and philanthropic tenacity were passed down from individuals with the same make up, most notably one some of you may know, the late Alice Wallace. (Wall Of Fame Speech - September 13, 2018)
Philanthropy comes in all sizes but they all weigh the same.
Mind over matter? Matter is physical. Mind creates matter in the mental. Without mental what would become of the world? Far more extreme, what would become of the man living to live and not living to die? Would it be wrong to state that living to live is to love?
If thy deed be sour, thy fruit be sour. If thy deed be sweet, thy fruit be like dripping honey, satisfying.
Conservatives, who have presumed that the key to preventing AIDS is abstinence-only education, and liberals, who have focused on distribution of condoms, should both note that the intervention that has tested most cost-effective in Africa is neither... Secular bleeding hearts and religious bleeding hearts will have to forge a common cause.
The results of philanthropy are always beyond calculation.
My grandfather, along with Carnegie, was a pioneer in philanthropy, which my father then practiced on a very large scale.
Large-scale philanthropy, based in the private - not the public - sector, is a relatively recent historical development.
Every single national park had some component of private philanthropy.
Philanthropy should be voluntary.
Philanthropy is involved with basic innovations that transform society, not simply maintaining the status quo or filling basic social needs that were formerly the province of the public sector.