Charity Quotes

He is truly great who hath a great charity.

Thomas a Kempis

Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaulteth not itself, is not puffed up.

Bible

Charity is a virtue of the heart, and not of the hands.

Joseph Addison

In charity to all mankind, bearing no malice or ill-will to any human being, and even compassionating those who hold in bondage their fellow-men, not knowing what they do.

John Quincy Adams

As each Sister is to become a Co-Worker of Christ in the slums, each ought to understand what God and the Missionaries of Charity expect from her. Let Christ radiate and live his life in her and through her in the slums. Let the poor, seeing her, be drawn to Christ and invite him to enter their homes and their lives. Let the sick and suffering find in her a real angel of comfort and consolation. Let the little ones of the streets cling to her because she reminds them of him, the friend of the little ones.

Mother Teresa

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

Washington Irving

The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.

Henry Ford

International solidarity is not an act of charity: It is an act of unity between allies fighting on different terrains toward the same objective. The foremost of these objectives is to aid the development of humanity to the highest level possible.

Samora Machel

Children have but little charity for one another's defects

Mark Twain

Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.

Albert Camus

Charity begins at home

Publius Terentius Afer

I think patriotism is like charity -- it begins at home.

Henry James

A judicious silence is always better than truth spoken without charity.

Saint Francis de Sales

The worst of charity is that the lives you are asked to preserve are not worth preserving.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Henry Fielding

Charity means love towards the neighbor and compassion, for anyone who loves his neighbor as himself also has as much compassion for him in his suffering as he does for himself in his own.

Emanuel Swedenborg

Charity sees the need not the cause.

German Proverb

In religion as in politics it so happens that we have less charity for those who believe half our creed, than for those who deny the whole of it

Charles Caleb Colton

Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself.

Walt Whitman

Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity.

William Menninger

Anticipate charity by preventing poverty; assist the reduced fellow man, either by a considerable gift or a sum of money or by teaching him a trade or by putting him in the way of business so that he may earn an honest livelihood and not be forced to the dreadful alternative of holding out his hand for charity. This is the highest step and summit of charity's golden ladder.

Maimonides

Never let your zeal outrun your charity. The former is but human, the latter is divine.

Hosea Ballou
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