altruism

A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on happiness, value, altruism, and uplifting

Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Tim Ferriss on philanthropy, altruism, and empowerment

Changing the world doesn’t require much money. Again, think in terms of empowerment and not charity. How much were Gandhi’s teachers paid? How much did it cost to give Dr. Martin Luther King the books that catalyzed his mind and actions?

Tim Ferriss

Source: The Karmic Capitalist: http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2007/10/04/karmic-capitalist-should-i-wait-until-im-rich-to-give/

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A Quote by Linda and Morris Tannehill on sacrifice and altruism

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

Source: p. 13; The Marker for Liberty (http://www.mises.org/books/marketforliberty.pdf)

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A Quote by Linda and Morris Tannehill on altruism, sacrifice, life, and contradiction

Altruism is an inverted morality, a "morality" of death. It teaches man that his interests are opposed to the interests of everyone else and that the only "moral" thing he can do is to sacrifice his interests. This means that whatever is practical and beneficial for a man is "immoral," and conversely, that whatever is "moral" for him is impractical and destructive of his values.

Linda and Morris Tannehill

Source: p. 13; The Marker for Liberty (http://www.mises.org/books/marketforliberty.pdf)

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A Quote by John Makransky on love, compassion, altruism, and social service

Compassion that knows others in all levels of their suffering motivates service for them on all levels of their need. Such service is not easily discouraged at disappointing temporal outcomes, because it holds others in their deepest potential of freedom, which is always present…. We are learning how to hold our clients in the vision of their positive potential, confirming their essential goodness, even when confronting their harmful behaviors or limiting thoughts of themselves and others.

John Makransky

Source: Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness, Pages: 178, 182

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A Quote by John Makransky on love, compassion, altruism, social service, burnout, buddhism, and dzogchen

Through the wisdom of letting be, we learn that we don't have to react to the shifting contents of our experiences but can 'lean into' their unchanging essence of knowing emptiness. We can let be and find deep rest right there.... Wise compassion keeps our mind on realities that transcend self-centeredness, so our best intentions can be realized instead of being overwhelmed by emotional reactions to fallible people or disappointing outcomes.

John Makransky

Source: Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness, Pages: 151, 180

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A Quote by John Makransky on love, compassion, altruism, buddhism, and dzogchen

We ache at the violence, pain, and hunger in our world, and inside us is a will to help. But 'help' only helps if it is an active expression of love. Otherwise our attempts to help, limited by narrow self-concern, become rigid and too easily discouraged.

John Makransky

Source: Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness, Pages: 4

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A Quote by John Makransky on love, compassion, altruism, social service, burnout, buddhism, and dzogchen

If our motivation for serving others is tied to a strong desire for specific outcomes or for praise, our potential is limited. Because we can never completely control the results of our efforts, we may become easily frustrated and disheartened.

John Makransky

Source: Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness, Pages: 6

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A Quote by John Makransky on love, compassion, altruism, society, fear, violence, buddhism, and dzogchen

When individuals and groups do not experience being loved -- when whole communities lose hope that anyone cares -- fear and violence are often seized upon as seeming protectors in the form of gangs, mobs, and communal hostility.

John Makransky

Source: Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness, Pages: 9

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on altruism

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 (1929 - 1968)

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