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  • Her primary interests are family and philanthropy.
  • She is a philanthropist who wants to assure every child has easy access to the Internet.
  • ...in philanthropy, the most important problems are those which have already resisted both intellect and money.
    Warren Buffett
  • There is an organic evolution in the way families and neighbors help each another. We should tread carefully with industrial-strength philanthropy.

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  • "I’ll just let you-all know this ain’t no Sunday-school society of philanthropy," he said.
    London, Jack  --  Burning Daylight
  • A philanthropist and friend of labor
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • This is where she gets to call out the names of anyone late on their dues or tardy for meetings or not fulfilling their philanthropic duties.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • whether the man were a philanthropist or a villain, it was quite beyond my powers to determine.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Our breakfast is a philanthropic one, and we shall have at table... two benefactors of humanity.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • EARLY IN May, Peter Keating departed for Washington, to supervise the construction of a museum donated to the city by a great philanthropist easing his conscience.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead

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  • "So you’re a philanthropist." Jace’s lip curled. "I suppose you expect me to believe that Downworlders don’t pay you handsomely for the privilege of your Sanctuary?"
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • From a little distance he had the bland aspect of a philanthropist.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • When did you get so philanthropic, Kyle?
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • he cried, "so I’ve found you again at last, Mister philanthropist!"
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • the strength of philanthropic dollars
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • ...a man famous in Hiroshima for his showy philanthropies...
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • trying to secure money for philanthropic purposes
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • ...he yet did not appear to enjoy that mental serenity, that inward content, which should be the reward of every sincere Christian and practical philanthropist.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • I don’t quite like women who are interested in philanthropic work.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • in his version he had gone philanthropically to the rescue of a drunken friend.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • It might have been connected with the philanthropic desire of giving the criminals something to do.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • And some people said that Madame Stahl had made her social position as a philanthropic, highly religious woman;
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • And old Mrs. Butterworth the philanthropist?
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • Philanthropic people lose all sense of humanity.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • The Nawab Bahadur was a big proprietor and a philanthropist, a man of benevolence and decision.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • He who gives himself entirely to his fellow men appears to them useless and selfish; but he who gives himself partially to them is pronounced a benefactor and philanthropist.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Resistance to Civil Government
  • The melancholy possibility of having to "kill time" (especially for those who did not care for whist or solitaire) was a vision that haunted her as the specter of the unemployed haunts the philanthropist.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • I believe he is a sort of philanthropist,
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • The advertisements were truly philanthropic.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • Indeed, I believe that history will record Mr. Lincoln’s attitudes a result of political pressures rather than philanthropic intention.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • She also stumbled, with a large balance of success against her failures, through various philanthropic recommendations...
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • In regard to philanthropy, the greatest virtue of crowned heads, Napoleon also did all in his power.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Mr. Wren, apparently your family’s philanthropy does not buy you the time it used to
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • ...you may realise that philanthropy is not my strongest quality.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • I could pretend I belonged to the Howard Avenue Civic League or some other fictitious philanthropy.
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • They will have to go north; and tell me now, is there enough Christian philanthropy, among your northern states, to bear with the process of their education and elevation?
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • he related the dismal and affecting history of a young lad whom, in his philanthropy, he had succoured under parallel circumstances, but who, proving unworthy of his confidence
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • There’s no spring-board to philanthropy like a bad conscience.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • Philanthropy is almost the only virtue which is sufficiently appreciated by mankind.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Would anyone venture that Mr. McMurphy was a saint? ... Shall we examine a cross-section of this man’s philanthropy?
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Thus on Tuesday our little town of Yonville found itself the scene of a surgical operation which is at the same time an act of loftiest philanthropy.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • He responded in tones of philanthropy.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • He became active in philanthropy too, founded and helped to maintain many institutions in the town,
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • And philanthropy seems to me to have become simply the refuge of people who wish to annoy their fellow-creatures.
    Oscar Wilde  --  An Ideal Husband
  • That in this gratification alone, as in friendship, in parental and filial affection, as indeed in general philanthropy, there is a great and exquisite delight.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • The music center project had been foundering despite a $50 million donation from the wife of Walt Disney, but local philanthropist Eli Broad stepped in after her death and willed the Gehry-designed hall into existence, with a grand opening in 2003.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • but you’ve a perverted notion of philanthropy.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • a philanthropist who was generous only because it larded his vanity.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • The Index of Global Philanthropy calculates that U.S. religious organizations give $5.4 billion annually to developing countries, more than twice as much as is given by U.S. foundations.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • All agreed that he had been treated with unusual harshness, even by a personnel department not famed for its philanthropy.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
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