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Charity Quotes

Charity quote - It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.
It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.

Mother Theresa


Charity quote - There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.

John Holmes


Charity quote - In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustai
In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it's wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.

Elisabeth Gilbert , Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything


Charity quote - When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.
When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.

Maya Angelo


Charity quote - A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hung
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 - White Fang.


Charity quote - You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.

John Bunyan


Charity quote - When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call
When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.

Hélder Câmara , Dom Helder Camara: Essential Writings


Charity quote - While we do our good works let us not forget that the real solution lies in a world in which charity
While we do our good works let us not forget that the real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.

Chinua Achebe (Author) , Anthills of the Savannah


Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.

Shannon L. Alder


Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.

Martin Luther King Jr.


The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer.

Mahatma Gandhi


تبسمك في وجه أخيك صدقة، وأمرك بالمعروف صدقة ونهيك عن المنكر صدقة، وإرشادك الرجل في أرض الضلال لك صدقة، ونصرك الرجل الرديء البصر لك صدقة، وإماطتك الحجر والشوك العظم عن الطريق لك صدقة
Smiling in your brother’s face is an act of charity.
So is enjoining good and forbidding evil,
giving directions to the lost traveller,
aiding the blind and
removing obstacles from the path.
(Graded authentic by Ibn Hajar and al-Albani:
Hidaayat-ur-Ruwaah
, 2/293)

Anonymous


That's what I consider true generosity: You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.

Simone Beauvoir


Love is not patronizing and charity isn't about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same -- with charity you give love, so don't just give money but reach out your hand instead.

Mother Teresa


Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.

Horace Mann


Give, but give until it hurts.

Mother Theresa


It's easy to run to others. It's so hard to stand on one's own record. You can fake virtue for an audience. You can't fake it in your own eyes. Your ego is your strictest judge. They run from it. They spend their lives running. It's easier to donate a few thousand to charity and think oneself noble than to base self-respect on personal standards of personal achievement. It's simple to seek substitutes for competence--such easy substitutes: love, charm, kindness, charity. But there is no substitute for competence.

Ayn Rand , The Fountainhead


Charity quote - Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.
Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.

Booker T. Washington , Up from Slavery


To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.

Abrahm Lincoln


If you’re in the luckiest one per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent.

Warren Buffett


But you were always a good man of business, Jacob,' faltered Scrooge, who now began to apply this to himself.
Business!' cried the Ghost, wringing its hands again. "Mankind was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business. The deals of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!

Chareles Dickens , A Christmas Carol


Once poverty is gone, we'll need to build museums to display its horrors to future generations. They'll wonder why poverty continued so long in human society - how a few people could live in luxury while billions dwelt in misery, deprivation and despair.

Muhammad Yunus , Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism


Do not act as if you had ten thousand years to throw away. Death stands at your elbow. Be good for something while you live and it is in your power.

Marcus Aurelius , نبي بلا أتباع


Charity . . . is the opium of the privileged.

Chinua Achebe (Author) , Anthills of the Savannah


Charity, if you have the means, is a personal choice, but charity which is expected or compelled is simply a polite word for slavery.

Terry Goodkind , The Pillars of Creation


Love is wise; hatred is foolish. In this world, which is getting more and more closely interconnected, we have to learn to tolerate each other, we have to learn to put up with the fact that some people say things that we don't like. We can only live together in that way. But if we are to live together, and not die together, we must learn a kind of charity and a kind of tolerance, which is absolutely vital to the continuation of human life on this planet.

Bertrand Russell


When we want to help the poor, we usually offer them charity. Most often we use charity to avoid recognizing the problem and finding the solution for it. Charity becomes a way to shrug off our responsibility. But charity is no solution to poverty. Charity only perpetuates poverty by taking the initiative away from the poor. Charity allows us to go ahead with our own lives without worrying about the lives of the poor. Charity appeases our consciences.

Muhammad Yunus , Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty


Good and evil both increase at compound interest. That is why the little decisions you and I make every day are of such infinite importance. The smallest good act today is the capture of a strategic point from which, a few months later, you may be able to go on to victories you never dreamed of. An apparently trivial indulgence in lust or anger today is the loss of a ridge or railway line or bridgehead from which the enemy may launch an attack otherwise impossible.

C.S. Lewis , Mere Christianity


God, who needs nothing, loves into existence wholly superfluous creatures in order that He may love and perfect them. He creates the universe, already foreseeing - or should we say "seeing"? there are no tenses in God - the buzzing cloud of flies about the cross, the flayed back pressed against the uneven stake, the nails driven through the mesial nerves, the repeated incipient suffocation as the body droops, the repeated torture of back and arms as it is time after time, for breath's sake, hitched up. If I may dare the biological image, God is a "host" who deliberately creates His own parasites; causes us to be that we may exploit and "take advantage of" Him. Herein is love. This is the diagram of Love Himself, the inventor of all loves.

C.S. Lewis , The Four Loves


Sometimes those who give the most are the ones with the least to spare.

Mike McIntyre


The next time you want to withhold your help, or your love, or your support for another for whatever the reason, ask yourself a simple question: do the reasons you want to withhold it reflect more on them or on you? And which reasons do you want defining you forevermore?

Dan Pearce


God damn it, you've got to be kind.

Kurt Vonnegut , God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater


The Gospel takes away our right forever, to discriminate between the deserving and the undeserving poor.

Dorothy Day


In charity to all mankind, bearing no malice or ill will to any human being, and even compassionating those who hold in bondage their fellow men, not knowing what they do.

John Quincy Adams


When two humans have lived together for many years it usually happens that each has tones of voice and expressions of face which are almost unendurably irritating to the other. Work on that. Bring fully into the consciousness of your patient that particular lift of his mother's eyebrows which he learned to dislike in the nursery, and let him think how much he dislikes it. Let him assume that she knows how annoying it is and does it to annoy - if you know your job he will not notice the immense improbability of the assumption. And, of course, never let him suspect that he has tones and looks which similarly annoy her. As he cannot see or hear himself, this easily managed.

C.S. Lewis


My request today is simple. Today. Tomorrow. Next week. Find somebody, anybody, that’s different than you. Somebody that has made you feel ill-will or even hateful. Somebody whose life decisions have made you uncomfortable. Somebody who practices a different religion than you do. Somebody who has been lost to addiction. Somebody with a criminal past. Somebody who dresses below you. Somebody with disabilities. Somebody who lives an alternative lifestyle. Somebody without a home.
Somebody that you, until now, would always avoid, always look down on, and always be disgusted by.
Reach your arm out and put it around them.
And then, tell them they’re all right. Tell them they have a friend. Tell them you love them.
If you or I wanna make a change in this world, that’s where we’re gonna be able to do it. That’s where we’ll start.
Every. Single. Time.

Dan Pearce


There is not a man of us who does not at times need a helping hand to be stretched out to him, and then shame upon him who will not stretch out the helping hand to his brother.

Theodore Roosevelt


It takes a female to have a baby,
It takes a woman to raise a child,
It takes a mother to raise them correctly,
It takes a warrior to show them how to change the world.

Shannon L. Alder


Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.

Alexander Pope , An Essay on Man


Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone's day.

Richelle E. Goodrich


Thus, when we plead for the gift of charity, we aren't asking for lovely feelings toward someone who bugs us or someone who has injured or wounded us. We are actually pleading for our very natures to be changed, for our character and disposition to become more and more like the Savior's, so that we literally feel as He would feel and thus do what He would do.

Sheri Dew , If Life Were Easy, It Wouldn't Be Hard: And Other Reassuring Truths


You have a hierarchy of values; pleasure is at the bottom of the ladder, and you speak with a little thrill of self-satisfaction, of duty, charity, and truthfulness. You think pleasure is only of the senses; the wretched slaves who manufactured your morality despised a satisfaction which they had small means of enjoying. You would not be so frightened if I had spoken of happiness instead of pleasure: it sounds less shocking, and your mind wonders from the sty of Epicurus to his garden. But I will speak of pleasure, for I see that men aim at that, and I do not know that they aim at happiness. It is pleasure that lurks in the practice of every one of your virtues. Man performs actions because they are good for him, and when they are good for other people as well they are thought virtuous: if he finds pleasure in giving alms he is charitable; if he finds pleasure in helping others he is benevolent; if he finds pleasure in working for society he is public-spirited; but it is for your private pleasure that you give twopence to a beggar as much as it is for my private pleasure that I drink another whiskey and soda. I, less of a humbug than you, neither applaud myself for my pleasure nor demand your admiration.

W. Somerset Maugham , Of Human Bondage


The most treasured and sacred moments of our lives are those filled with the spirit of love. The greater the measure of our love, the greater is our joy. In the end, the development of such love is the true measure of success in life.

Joseph B. Wirthlin


I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare. In other words, if our expenditure on comforts, luxuries, amusements, etc, is up to the standard common among those with the same income as our own, we are probably giving away too little. If our charities do not at all pinch or hamper us, I should say they are too small. There ought to be things we should like to do and cannot do because our charitable expenditure excludes them.

C.S. Lewis , Mere Christianity


Hebrew word for "charity" tzedakah, simply means "justice" and as this suggests, for Jews, giving to the poor is no optional extra but an essential part of living a just life.

Peter Singer , The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty


Don't judge without having heard both sides. Even persons who think themselves virtuous very easily forget this elementary rule of prudence.

Josemaría Escrivá , The Way of The Cross


Better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference.

Franklin D. Roosevelt


Each New Year, we have before us a brand new book containing 365 blank pages. Let us fill them with all the forgotten things from last year—the words we forgot to say, the love we forgot to show, and the charity we forgot to offer.

Peggy Toney Horton