Quotes on Charity

The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back. Abigail Van Buren Quote Details

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People that pay for things never complain. It's the guy you give something to that you can't please. Will Rogers Quote Details

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It's all right to fix the world, but you better get your own smokehouse full of meat first. Will Rogers Quote Details

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You can't always be sure when you try to help somebody that you are really helping. But I'd rather help somebody who didn't need it than not help somebody who did need it. James Pickering Quote Details

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If you own something you cannot give away, then you don't own it, it owns you. Albert Schweitzer Quote Details

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There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. John Andrew Holmes Quote Details

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If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. Mark Twain Quote Details

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Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity. Albert Camus Quote Details

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Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community. Andrew Carnegie Quote Details

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The best service we can do for the needy and the unfortunate is to help them in such manner that their self-respect, their ability to help themselves, shall not be injured but augmented. Calvin Coolidge Quote Details

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The best help that benevolence and philanthropy can give is that which induces everybody to help himself. Calvin Coolidge Quote Details

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There are people in need of help. Charity is one of the nobler human motivations. The act of reaching into one's own pockets to help a fellow man in need is praiseworthy and laudable. Reaching into someone else's pocket is despicable and worthy of condemnation. Walter E. Williams Quote Details

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Let the hospitality of the House, with respect to the poor, be kept up; Let no one go hungry away. If any of these kind of People should be in want of Corn, supply their necessities, provided it does not encourage them in idleness; and I have no objection to your giving my Money in Charity, to the Amount of forty or fifty Pounds a Year, when you think it well bestowed. What I mean, by having no objection, is, that it is my desire that it should be done. You are to consider that neither myself or Wife are now in the way to do these good Offices. In all other respects, I recommend it to you, and have no doubts, of your observing the greatest Oeconomy and frugality; as I suppose you know that I do not get a farthing for my services here more than my Expenses; It becomes necessary, therefore, for me to be saving at home. George Washington Quote Details

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The world stands in more need of justice than charity, and indeed it is the want of justice that renders charity everywhere so necessary. Benjamin Rush Quote Details

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The greatest good we can do for anyone is not to share our wealth with them, but rather to reveal their own wealth to them. Zig Ziglar Quote Details

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

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I hear people say: "Oh, if I were only rich, I would do great things to help people." But we can all be rich in love and generosity. Moreover, if we give with care, if we find out the exact wants of those who need our help most, we are giving our own loving interest and concern, which is worth more than all the money in the world. Albert Schweitzer Quote Details

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It is in spending oneself that one becomes rich. Sarah Bernhardt Quote Details

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The dead take to the grave, clutched in their hands, only what they have given away. DeWitt Wallace Quote Details

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We must learn to help those who deserve it, not just those who need it. Life responds to deserve not need. Jim Rohn Quote Details

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If we wish to be compassionate with our fellow man, we must learn to engage in dispassionate analysis. In other words, thinking with our hearts, rather than our brains, is a surefire method to hurt those whom we wish to help. Walter E. Williams Quote Details

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Wouldn't it be better for the human spirit and for the soul of this nation to encourage people to accept more responsibility to care for one another, rather than leaving those tasks to paid bureaucrats? Ronald Wilson Reagan Quote Details

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One act of beneficence, one act of real usefulness, is worth all the abstract sentiment in the world. Sentiment is a disgrace, instead of an ornament, unless it lead us to good actions. Ann Radcliffe Quote Details

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It is another's fault if he be ungrateful, but it is mine if I do not give. To find one thankful man, I will oblige a great many that are not so. Seneca Quote Details

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Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do. Irma Kurtz Quote Details

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Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish. Let us understand what our own selfish genes are up to, because we may then at least have the chance to upset their designs, something that no other species has ever aspired to. Richard Dawkins Quote Details

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It's amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral self-righteous bullying laziness. Penn Jillette Quote Details

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People need to be fed, medicated, educated, clothed, and sheltered, and if we're compassionate we'll help them, but you get no moral credit for forcing other people to do what you think is right. There is great joy in helping people, but no joy in doing it at gunpoint. Penn Jillette Quote Details

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The happiest people I know are those who give away their money. The saddest are those who hold their possessions in their hearts instead of their hands, or who hoard because they fear what the future may bring. Truett Cathy Quote Details

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Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you. Mother Teresa Quote Details

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[G]enerous people take care of their own needs first. In fact, doing so is a moral necessity. The world needs you at your best. Scott Adams Quote Details

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When I am employed in serving others, I do not look upon myself as conferring favors, but as paying debts. I have received much kindness from men to whom I shall never have an opportunity of making the least direct returns; and numberless mercies from God, who is infinitely above being benefited by our services. Those kindnesses from men I can, therefore, only return on their fellow-men, and I can only show my gratitude for those mercies from God by a readiness to help His other children. Benjamin Franklin Quote Details

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One of the serious obstacles to the improvement of our race is indiscriminate charity. Andrew Carnegie Quote Details

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