Donor Recognition IdeasDonor recognition wall comprised of Individual plaques and photo plaques that form a recognition wall and showcases sponsors and donors of Children’s Aid and Family Services.

44 Philanthropy Quotes to Use in Donor Recognition Walls

Below is a diverse collection of wonderful quotes to move your patrons and encourage giving to grow your donor recognition walls!

“Those who want to do good are not selfish. They are not in a hurry. They know that to impregnate people with good requires a long time. But evil has wings. To build a house takes time. Its destruction takes none.” Mahatma Gandhi

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What re you doing for others?” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Those who are happiest, are those who do the most for others.” – Booker T. Washington

“He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.” Confucius

“No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another.” Author Unknown

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.” – Edmund Burke

“I wondered why somebody didn’t do something. Then I realized, I am somebody.” – Author Unknown

“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.” Maya Angelou

“To have made even one person’s life a little better, that is to succeed.” Henry David Thoreau

“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

“True charity is the desire to be useful to others without thought of recompense.” Emanuel Swedenborg

“I choose to rise up out of that storm and see that in moments of desperation, fear, and helplessness, each of us can be a rainbow of hope, doing what we can to extend ourselves in kindness and grave to one another. And I know for sure that there is no them, – there’s only us.” Oprah Winfrey

 “We must not merely will our neighbors good but actually work to bring it about.” Thomas Aquinas

“If you haven’t got charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.” Bob Hope

“Be generous and you will be prosperous, Help others and you will be helped.” – Proverbs 11:25

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” – William Shakespeare

“We are worth what we are willing to share with others.” – Rabbi J. Sacks

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

“If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.” Betty Reese

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Mahatma Gandhi

“Much is required from those to whom much is given.” – Luke 12:48

“People who are generous are constantly giving things away: courage, money, introductions – whatever is needed. Look around today and see what you have in abundance that others might be lacking.” David Jeremiah

“No one has ever become poor by giving.” Anne Frank

“One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.” Malayan Proverb

“The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.” – William James

“Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.” Sherry Anderson

“Remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, it is more blessed to give than to receive.” – Acts 20:35

“No one ever made a difference by being like someone else.” – P.T. Barnum

“By being grateful, a man makes himself deserving of yet another kindness.” – Nigerian Proverb

“If you see a person without a smile, give them on of yours.” – Zig Ziglar

“Whoever opens a way to a charitable deed is like the one that has done this good deed (himself). [Tirmidhiilm (Knowledge), 14]

“Kids, regardless of race or background, can accomplish anything if we expect great things from them.” Jose Rosario

“Happy is he who is gracious to the poor.” – Proverbs 14:21

“Do your givin’ while you’re livin’…then you’ll be knowin’ where it’s goin’,” – Ann Landers

“A truly generous man is he that always gives, whether it be much or little, before he is asked.” – Orchot Tsadikim

“It is more rewarding to watch money change the world than to watch it accumulate.” – Gloria Steinem

“Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you.” – Matthew 5:42

“As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

“If you always give, you will always have. Chinese Proverb

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just the heart.” – Elizabeth Andrew

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. Dalai Lama

“Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good.” – Minor Myers

Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can.” – John Wesley

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