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Charity Quotes

The giving is the hardest part; what does it cost to add a smile?

Author: Jean De La Bruyere (1645-1696)

Profession: French Classical Writer

The highest exercise of charity is charity towards the uncharitable.

Author: J. S. Buckminster


I have always heard, Sancho, that doing good to base fellows is like throwing water into the sea.

Author: Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616)

Profession: Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, Poet

Charity is the scope of all God's commands.

Author: St. John Chrysosatom (345-407)

Profession: Patriarch of Constantinople

It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive.

Author: Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

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

Author: Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

Profession: British Sportsman Writer

Posthumous charities are the very essence of selfishness, when bequeathed by those who. when alive, would not have contributed.

Author: Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

Profession: British Sportsman Writer

Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.

Author: Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Profession: British Novelist

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.

Author: David Duchovny (1960)

Profession: American Actor

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.

Author: Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990)

Profession: British Author

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.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Give no bounties: make equal laws: secure life and prosperity and you need not give alms.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

A rich man without charity is a rogue; and perhaps it would be no difficult matter to prove that he is also a fool.

Author: Henry Fielding (1707-1754)

Profession: British Novelist, Dramatist

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

Author: Erich Fromm (1900-1980)

Profession: American Psychologist

Charity begins at home, but should not end there.

Author: Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)

Profession: British Clergyman, Author