Charity quotes
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.

- Emerson, Ralph Waldo
The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.

- Francis Maitland Balfour
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.

- Fromm, Erich
Charity begins at home, but should not end there.

- Fuller, Thomas
The living need charity more than the dead.

- George Arnold
Charity sees the need not the cause.

- German Proverb
The truly generous is the truly wise, and he who loves not others, lives unblest.

- Home, Henry
If you haven't got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.

- Hope, Bob
Charity: a thing that begins at home, and usually stays there.

- Hubbard, Elbert
A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.

- Jack London
He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything.

- Johnson, Samuel
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.

- Johnson, Samuel
Be charitable and indulge to everyone, but thyself.

- Joubert, Joseph
Teach us to give and not count the cost.

- Loyola, St. Ignatius
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.

- Mill, John Stuart
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
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.

- Nash, Ogden
The organized charity, scrimped and iced, in the name of a cautious, statistical Christ.

- O'Reilly, John Boyle
To give requires good sense.

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

- Proverb

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