To Whom Much is Given
Valmo Ventures believes that to whom much is given, much is required. Valmo Ventures will use 50% of all profits to support efforts around the world that aim to educate, expose and empower individuals to discover their full potential.
In investments, we often speak about the power of compounding interest and compounding growth. We believe that when you invest in people, the positive growth and compounding can be extraordinary. As part of our core mission, we believe in the power of giving and promoting human potential and joy all around the world. As such, we continue to be inspired by powerful perspectives, including those below, that encourage us and challenge us to reach ever higher in our purpose to serve others.
“It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.”
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
“I respect generosity in people, and I respect it in companies too, I don’t look at it as philanthropy. I see it as an investment in the community.”
“Now is the time to cheer and refresh the down-cast through the invigorating breeze of love and fellowship, and the living waters of friendliness and charity.”
“Deeds of giving are the very foundations of the world.”
Jewish saying derived from
Mishna, Pirkei Avot 1:2
“For it is in giving that we receive.”
St. Francis of Assisi
“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
“Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation. The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime. But a few days later he came back to return the stone to the wise woman.
“I’ve been thinking,” he said, “I know how valuable the stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give me something even more precious. Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me the stone.”
“The Wise Woman’s Stone”
“Anticipate charity by preventing poverty; assist the reduced fellow man, either by a considerable gift or a sum of money or by teaching him a trade or by putting him in the way of business so that he may earn an honest livelihood and not be forced to the dreadful alternative of holding out his hand for charity. This is the highest step and summit of charity’s golden ladder.”
“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”
“Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.”
John D. Rockefeller
“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”
“Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others.”
“A man’s true wealth is the good he does in this world.”
“If you have much, give of your wealth; If you have little, give of your heart”
“How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment; we can start now, start slowly changing the world!”
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”