Celebrate National Philanthropy Day

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November 15th is National Philanthropy Day, and the Association for Fundraising Professionals has put together this list of famous quotes about giving to celebrate the occasion:

Think of giving not only as a duty but as a privilege.
-John D. Rockefeller

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
-Helen Keller

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
-Charles Dickens

To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.
-Mother Teresa

It is more blessed to give than to receive.
-Acts 20:35

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
-Theodore Roosevelt

Love sought is good, but given unsought is better.
-William Shakespeare

It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.
-Albert Einstein

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
-Benjamin Franklin

They who give have all the things. They who withhold have nothing.
-Hindu Proverb

For more information and reflections on philanthropy visit the official National Philanthropy Day website (a division of the Association of Fundraising Professionals) at http://www.nationalphilanthropyday.net.