Charity Quotes

Read the best selected charity quotes by some famous people of their times. These charity quotes will motivate and inspire you and you will be much wiser about the subject.


Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. Phillips Brooks
God loveth a cheerful giver. [2 Corinthians 9:7] Bible
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] Bible
Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable. Charles Caleb Colton
The living need charity more than the dead. George Arnold
The giving is the hardest part; what does it cost to add a smile? Jean De La Bruyere
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it. John D. Rockefeller
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
The highest exercise of charity is charity towards the uncharitable. J. S. Buckminster
As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled. Victor Hugo
Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches to conceive how others can be in want. Jonathan Swift
Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door. Charles Dickens
Posthumous charities are the very essence of selfishness, when bequeathed by those who. when alive, would not have contributed. Charles Caleb Colton
Give no bounties: make equal laws: secure life and prosperity and you need not give alms. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Charity creates a multitude of sins. Oscar Wilde
Charity sees the need, not the cause. German Proverb
Sometimes when I'm swimming, I think that maybe someday I'll put my red Speedo up for auction. Or maybe I'll donate it to the Smithsonian. They can stuff it with two plums and a gherkin and put it on display. David Duchovny
Though I speak with the tongues of men and angels and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. Bible
Only great souls know the grandeur there is in charity. Jacques BTNigne Bossuet
Charity. To love human beings in so far as they are nothing. That is to love them as God does. Simone Weil
I have always heard, Sancho, that doing good to base fellows is like throwing water into the sea. Miguel De Cervantes
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
Having leveled my palace, don't erect a hovel and complacently admire your own charity in giving me that for a home. Emily Bronte
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
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. Sir Thomas Browne
Charity is no substitute for justice withheld. St. Augustine
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
With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us finish the work ;we are in. Abraham Lincoln
And now abideth faith, hope and charity, these three, but the greatest of these is charity. [Corinthians] Bible
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
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
If you give money, spend yourself with it. Henry David Thoreau
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-Exupery
Charity begins at home, but should not end there. Thomas Fuller
To give requires good sense. Ovid
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
To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike. Horace Mann
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much. Erich Fromm
It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive. Winston Churchill
The charitable give out the door and God puts it back through the window. Proverb
Be charitable before wealth makes you covetous. Sir Thomas Browne
Should we grieve over a little misplaced charity, when an all knowing, all wise Being showers down every day his benefits on the unthankful and undeserving? Francis Atterbury
Charity: a thing that begins at home, and usually stays there. Elbert Hubbard
Be charitable and indulge to everyone, but thyself. Joseph Joubert
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
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
Teach us to give and not count the cost. St. Ignatius Loyola
In charity there is no excess. Francis Bacon
He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything. Samuel Johnson
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
If you haven't got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. Bob Hope
Charity is the scope of all God's commands. St. John Chrysosatom
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
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.] Bible
The organized charity, scrimped and iced, in the name of a cautious, statistical Christ. John Boyle O'Reilly
Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven. Henry Ward Beecher
The truly generous is the truly wise, and he who loves not others, lives unblest. Henry Home

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