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Charity Quotes

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

Author: Henry Home


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

Author: Bob Hope (1903)

Profession: American Comedian, Actor

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

Author: Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915)

Profession: American Author, Publisher

As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.

Author: Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

Profession: French Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

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

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

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.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

Be charitable and indulge to everyone, but thyself.

Author: Joseph Joubert (1754-1824)

Profession: French Moralist

Prayer carries us half way to God, fasting brings us to the door of His palace, and alms-giving procures us admission.

Author: The Koran

Profession: Islamic Religious Bible

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.

Author: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Profession: Sixteenth President of the USA

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.

Author: Jack London (1876-1916)

Profession: American Novelist

Teach us to give and not count the cost.

Author: St. Ignatius Loyola (1495-1556)

Profession: Spanish Theologian, Founder of the Jesuits

To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.

Author: Horace Mann (1796-1859)

Profession: American Educator

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.

Author: John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)

Profession: British Philosopher, Economist

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.

Author: Mother Teresa (1910-1997)

Profession: Albanian-born Roman Catholic Missionary

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.

Author: Ogden Nash (1902-1971)

Profession: American Humorous Poet