Charity Quotes

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

Charity and personal force are the only investments worth anything.

Walt Whitman

The living need charity more than the dead.

George Arnold

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

John D. Rockefeller

May your charity increase as much as your wealth


He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo

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

Charles Caleb Colton

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

Charity degrades those who receive it and hardens those who dispense it.

George Sand

Only great souls know the grandeur there is in charity.

Jacques Bossuet

The character of a people may be ruined by charity.

Theodor Herzl

It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.

Kahlil Gibran

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

Simone Weil

The truly generous is the truly wise, and he who loves not others, lives unblest.

Henry Home

He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything.

Samuel Johnson

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Updated On : October 29, 2013
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