Charity Quotes

Welfare distorts behavior, makes one less personally responsible and reduces the role of private charity. This principle applies to corporate welfare

Larry Elder

I cannot find any authority in the Constitution for public charity, ... [it] would be contrary to the letter and the spirit of the Constitution and subversive to the whole theory upon which the Union of these States is founded.

Franklin Pierce

Affectation hides three times as many virtues as charity does sins

Horace Mann

It's very difficult to ignore humanitarian disasters. The royalties from my albums continue to support my charity work.

Yusuf Islam

Censorship, like charity, should begin at home; but unlike charity, it should end there.

Clare Boothe Luce

The only hope of preserving what is best, lies in the practice of an immense charity, a wide tolerance, a sincere respect for opinions that are not ours.

Philip Gilbert Hamerton

The government of the United States is a definite government, confined to specified objects. It is not like state governments, whose powers are more general. Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government

James Madison

I cannot find any authority in the Constitution for public charity. To approve the measure would be contrary to the letter and spirit of the Constitution and subversive to the whole theory upon which the Union of these States is founded

Franklin Pierce

DELUSION, n. The father of a most respectable family, comprising Enthusiasm, Affection, Self-denial, Faith, Hope, Charity and many other goodly sons and daughters.

Ambrose Gwinett Bierce

Cheerfulness is a very great help in fostering the virtue of charity. Cheerfulness itself is a virtue.

Lawrence G. Lovasik

In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity.

Anne Baxter

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

Emanuel Swedenborg

To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity.

Bodhidharma

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

Charles Caleb Colton

Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it

John D. Rockefeller

The living need charity more than the dead.

George Arnold

Charity and personal force are the only investments worth anything.

Walt Whitman

We have rights, as individuals, to give as much of our own money as we please to charity; but as members of Congress we have no right so to appropriate a dollar of public money

Davy Crockett

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

Charity and alms are recommended in every chapter of the Koran as being the most acceptable services, both to God and the Prophet.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Charity begins at home but should not end there.

Sir Francis Bacon

Defend your faith (in God) with the help of charity. Protect your wealth with the aid of Zakat. Let the prayers guard you from calamities and disasters.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

In necessary things, unity;in doubtful things, liberty;in all things, charity.

Anne Baxter

Charity. To love human beings in so far as they are nothing. That is to love them as God does.

Simone Weil

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