Altruism Proverbs and Sayings

A proverb (from Latin: proverbium) is a simple, concrete, and traditional saying popularly known and revered, that expresses a perceived truth based on common sense or the practical experience of humanity. Proverbs are often metaphorical and use formulaic language.

  1. Altruism is the mark of a superior being (Egypt)
  2. Perish yourself but save your friend
  3. Where there is altruism, there is wisdom
  4. Better to lose an eye than a good name
  5. No matter how wise you are, you can’t be too smart about your conscience
  6. Although the purse is empty, the conscience is clear
  7. Give for the sake of giving
  8. Always give, never take
  9. I solemnly swear that I renounce egoism and depart from the narrow boundaries of my personal interests


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There are the heavy waves of the darkness of ignorance stirring densely around us.

 Francisco Candido Xavier