Charity Quotes

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

John D. Rockefeller

Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.

Charles Dickens

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

John D. Rockefeller

Every good deed is charity whether you come to your brother's assistance or just greet him with a smile.


Charity should be spontaneous. Calculated altruism is an affront.

Edward Abbey

If the world is to be improved it must be by the exercise of individual charity.

Anthony Burgess

To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity.


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

Emanuel Swedenborg

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

Anne Baxter

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

Lawrence G. Lovasik

The measure of life is not its duration, but its donation.

Peter Marshall

The best kind of charity is to help those who are willing to help themselves.

Phineas Taylor Barnum

Do not feel ashamed if the amount of charity is small because to refuse the needy is an act of greater shame.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

In charity there is no excess.

Francis Bacon

Only great souls know the grandeur there is in charity.

Jacques-Bnigne Bossuet

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