We get to make a living; we give to make
When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.
You can't put a price on generosity
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you
to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
The only truly happy man is always a fighting optimist. Optimism
includes not only altruism but also social responsibility, social courage and objectivity.
Editor's note: Think about this:
He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.
The best way to find
yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning
of a happier life for ourselves.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can
never repay you.
Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to
others; let others have their own way; do things for reasons other than furthering your
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on
helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more
effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Charity should begin at home, but should not stay
That which a man willingly shares, he keeps.
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands
only that which he has given away.
Even in darkness, light dawns for the upright,
One man gives freely, yet gains even more;
No one became poor by giving alms.
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love,
of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
The miracle is this – the more we share, the more we
give away money is an easy matter and in any man’s power. But to decide to
whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is...
[no] easy matter…
edition by Gary Hyink, Felicia Daniels, Alyssa Boyett, interns, and
Bill Blackman, the president. Most recent
edition by Katie Lusk, Hearts & Minds intern