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. When one wishes to receive, one should give to others
  4. The pain of others is our pain too
  5. Where there is altruism, there is wisdom
  6. Better to lose an eye than a good name
  7. No matter how wise you are, you can’t be too smart about your conscience
  8. Although the purse is empty, the conscience is clear
  9. Give for the sake of giving
  10. Always give, never take
  11. I solemnly swear that I renounce egoism and depart from the narrow boundaries of my personal interests
  12. One cannot have true understanding until that understanding abides in an altruistic heart


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