Altruism Quotes

All altruism springs from putting yourself in the other person's place.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Most men have always wanted as much as they could get; and possession has always blunted the fine edge of their altruism.

Katharine Fullerton Gerould

The boundaries of altruism are not even limited to an infinite sum of currency.

Jackie A. Strange

All the gold in the world has no significance. That which is lasting are the thoughtful acts which we do for our fellow man.

Adolfo Prieto

If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another.

Tenzin Gyatso

Changing the world doesn’t require much money. Again, think in terms of empowerment and not charity.

Tim Ferriss

Every major horror of history was committed in the name of an altruistic motive.

Ayn Rand

Altruism is selfishness out with a pair of field glasses and imagination.

Christina Stead

Altruism is for those who cannot endure their desires.

Mason Cooley

The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.

Mitch Albom

Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men are the only animals that devote themselves, day in and day out, to making one another unhappy. It is an art like any other. Its virtuosi are called altruists.

H.L. Mencken

She is such a good friend that she would throw all her acquaintances into the water for the pleasure of fishing them out again.

Charles Maurice Talleyrand

Sacrifice is held to be among the greatest of virtues, simply because the beneficiaries of the sacrifice are others and the loser is self.

Linda and Morris Tannehill

The compulsion to do good is an innate American trait. Only North Americans seem to believe that they always should, may, and actually can choose somebody with whom to share their blessings. Ultimately this attitude leads to bombing people into the acceptance of gifts.

Illich, Ivan

The essence of love is found in man's inherent connection with God, manifested and strengthened by our willingness to give, or dulled and destroyed by our refusal to do so.

Alan Calhoun

Help someone, you earn a friend. Help someone too much, you make an enemy

Erol Ozan

When it comes to giving—some people stop at nothing.

Anonymous

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

Theodore Roosevelt

Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.

Robert Green Ingersoll

The measure of a man’s humanity is the extent and intensity of his love for mankind.

Ashley Montagu

They have done impossible things in impossible places. I think it's a great use of that altruism that is built into the Peace Corps. These are people who want to give of themselves.

James Walsh

I would rather be kept alive in the efficient if cold altruism of a large hospital than expire in a gush of warm sympathy in a small one.

Aneurin Bevan

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Updated On : April 30, 2013
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