Friday, 30 March 2012

Charity - Quotes

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

A charitable man is like an apple tree – he gives his fruit and is silent; the philanthropist is like the successful hen. - Austin O’Malley

As the furnace purifies the silver, so does charity rid wealth of its dross. - William Scott Downey

As water collected in a tank gets pure by filtration, so accumulated wealth is preserved by being employed in charity. - Chanakya 

Charity begins at home, but should not end there. - Thomas Fuller

Charity begins at home. - Terence

Charity is ... a universal remedy against discord, and an holy cement for mankind. - William Penn

Charity need not be in the form of money. It could also be your time and energy to a worthwhile community project, or the loving-kindness you extend daily to others mentally. - Unknown

Charity sees the need not the cause. - German Proverb

Charity starts from the heart, and is expressed in actions. - Unknown

Do not give, as many rich men do, like a hen that lays her egg and then cackles. - Henry Ward Beecher

Generosity is a sharing of pleasure. But real charity is always accompanied by a willing sacrifice. - Unknown

He who hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none. - Lancelot Andrewes

If you combine all the spectral rays into a single beam, you get white light; and, if you combine all the virtues into a single beam, you get charity. - Austin O’Malley

In charity there is no excess. - Francis Bacon

Nothing contributes more to make men polite and civilized, than true and genuine Charity. - Wellins Calcott

Some men mistake generosity for charity: these flatter themselves that they are giving gratuitously, whilst they are merely rewarding secret services offered their vanity. - Norman MacDonald

That charity which longs to publish itself ceases to be charity. - Eliza Cook

The charity that hastens to proclaim its good deeds, ceases to be charity, and is only pride and ostentation. - William Hutton

The living need charity more than the dead. - George Arnold

The small charity that comes from the heart is better than the great charity that comes from the head. - Ivan Panin

True charity is the desire to be useful to others with no thought of recompense. - Emanuel Swedenborg

We should be sure, when we rebuke a want of charity, to do it with charity. - Christian Nestell Bovee

When our cup runs over, we let others drink the drops that fall, but not a drop from within the rim, and call it charity; when the crumbs are swept from our table, we think it generous to let the dogs eat them; as if that were charity which permits others to have what we cannot keep. - Henry Ward Beecher

When we do any good to others, we do as much, or more, good to ourselves. - Benjamin Whichcote

Where charity keeps pace with gain, industry is blessed. - William Penn

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