Charitable Quotes of the Day – May 1, 2012

In honor of May Day I thought I would share some charity related quotes instead of the usual innovation related quotes.


“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

– Sir Winston Churchill


“You will find, as you look back on your life, that the moments that stand out are the moments when you have done things for others.”

– Henry Drummond


“We must maximize our innovation leverage at every level of society. A stable society demands that businesses, governments, and charities work together to create an efficient ecosystem that injects hope into the populace.”

– Braden Kelley


“Charity and personal force are the only investments worth anything.”

– Walt Whitman


“I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; I will not refuse to do the something I can do.”

– Helen Keller


“Make it a rule…never to lie down at night without being able to say, ‘I have made one human being at least a little wiser, a little happier or a little better this day’.”

– Charles Kingsley


What are some of your favorite charity quotes?

Add one or more to the comments, listing the quote and who said it, and I’ll share the best of the submissions as future innovation OR charity quotes of the day!

About Braden Kelley

Braden Kelley is a Director of Design Thinking, Innovation and Transformation at Oracle, a popular innovation speaker, workshop leader, and creator of The Change Planning Toolkit™. He is the author of Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire from John Wiley & Sons and Charting Change from Palgrave Macmillan. Braden has been advising companies since 1996, while living and working in England, Germany, and the United States. Braden earned his MBA from top-rated London Business School. Follow him on Twitter and Linkedin.
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