Charity Quotes

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

May your charity increase as much as your wealth

Proverb

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

When faith and hope fail, as they do sometimes, we must try charity, which is love in action. We must speculate no more on our duty, but simply do it. When we have done it, however blindly, perhaps Heaven will show us why.

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
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