Altruism Quotes

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.

Albert Pike

Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.

Richard Dawkins

Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow men.

Mohandas K. Gandhi

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.

Martin Luther King Jr

A large part of altruism, even when it is perfectly honest, is grounded upon the fact that it is uncomfortable to have unhappy people about one

Henry Louis Mencken

Words may show a man's wit, but actions his meaning

Benjamin Franklin

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

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Updated On : April 30, 2013
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