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Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. Phillips Brooks

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Though I speak with the tongues of men and angels and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

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A man who sees another man on the street corner with only a stump for an arm will be so shocked the first time he'll give him sixpence. But the second time it'll only be a three penny bit. And if he sees him a third time, he'll have him cold-bloodedly handed over to the police. Bertolt Brecht

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The appalling thing is the degree of charity women are capable of. You see it all the time... love lavished on absolute fools. Love's a charity ward, you know. Lawrence Durrell

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Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it. John D. Rockefeller

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Charity sees the need, not the cause.

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To give requires good sense. Ovid

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They take the paper and they read the headlines. So they've heard of unemployment and they've heard of bread-lines. And they philanthropically cure them all by getting up a costume charity ball. Ogden Nash

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Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable. Charles Caleb Colton

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To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike. Horace Mann

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With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations. Abraham Lincoln

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As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled. Victor Hugo

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Posthumous charities are the very essence of selfishness, when bequeathed by those who. when alive, would not have contributed. Charles Caleb Colton

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He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything. Samuel Johnson

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You are much surer that you are doing good when you pay money to those who work, as the recompense of their labor, than when you give money merely in charity. Samuel Johnson

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Be charitable and indulge to everyone, but thyself. Joseph Joubert

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"A horn of plenty spills from your hands into the starved lives of millions." Aberjhani

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As for charity, it is a matter in which the immediate effect on the persons directly concerned, and the ultimate consequence to the general good, are apt to be at complete war with one another. John Stuart Mill

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Charity creates a multitude of sins. Oscar Wilde

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We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But if that drop was not in the ocean, I think the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. I do not agree with the big way of doing things. Mother Teresa

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Charity. To love human beings in so far as they are nothing. That is to love them as God does. Simone Weil

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If you give money, spend yourself with it. Henry David Thoreau

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Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches to conceive how others can be in want. Jonathan Swift

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The charitable give out the door and God puts it back through the window.

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Charity never humiliated him who profited from it, nor ever bound him by the chains of gratitude, since it was not to him but to God that the gift was made. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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The best loved by God are those that are rich, yet have the humility of the poor, and those that are poor and have the magnanimity of the rich. Saadi

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The beginning and almost the end of all good law is that everyone shall work for their bread and receive good bread for their work. John Ruskin

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Charity: a thing that begins at home, and usually stays there. Elbert Hubbard

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If you haven't got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. Bob Hope

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In charity there is no excess. Francis Bacon

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Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven. Henry Ward Beecher

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And now abideth faith, hope and charity, these three, but the greatest of these is charity. -- Corinthians

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And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up. -- New Test.

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Charity But how shall we expect charity towards others, when we are uncharitable to ourselves? Charity begins at home, is the voice of the world; yet is every man his greatest enemy, and, as it were, his own executioner. Thomas Browne

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Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth. -- Mathew 6:2-3

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Having leveled my palace, don't erect a hovel and complacently admire your own charity in giving me that for a home. Emily Brontë

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Charity is no substitute for justice withheld. Augustine of Hippo

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Give no bounties: make equal laws: secure life and prosperity and you need not give alms. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I have always heard, Sancho, that doing good to base fellows is like throwing water into the sea. Miguel de Cervantes

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Charity begins at home, but should not end there. Thomas Fuller

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It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive. Winston Churchill

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Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door. Charles Dickens

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Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much. Erich Fromm

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Do not tell me of my obligation to put all poor men in good situations. Are they my poor? I tell thee, thou foolish philanthropist, that I grudge the dollar, the dime, the cent, I give to such men as do not belong to me and to whom I do not belong. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A rich man without charity is a rogue; and perhaps it would be no difficult matter to prove that he is also a fool. Henry Fielding

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The giving is the hardest part; what does it cost to add a smile? Jean de La Bruyère

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God loveth a cheerful giver. -- 2 Corinthians 9:7

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Be charitable before wealth makes you covetous. Thomas Browne