Charity The Best Quotes About Charity  

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A list of the best charity quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous charity quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic charity quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational charity quotes from that same writer.

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

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

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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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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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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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To give requires good sense. Ovid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Charity sees the need, not the cause.

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