Meaningful Quotes about Charity
Riches without charity are nothing worth. They are a blessing only to him who makes them a blessing to others.—Fielding.
Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.—Beecher.
The spirit of the world encloses four kinds of spirits, diametrically opposed to charity—the spirit of resentment, spirit of aversion, spirit of jealousy, and the spirit of indifference.—Bossuet.
Posthumous charities are the very essence of selfishness, when bequeathed by those who, when alive, would part with nothing.—Colton.
Be charitable and indulgent to every one but yourself.—Joubert.
Prayer carries us half way to God, fasting brings us to the door of his palace, and alms-giving procures us admission.—Koran.
It is an old saying, that charity begins at home; but this is no reason it should not go abroad. A man should live with the world as a citizen of the world; he may have a preference for the particular quarter or square, or even alley, in which he lives, but he should have a generous feeling for the welfare of the whole.—Cumberland.
We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers.—Seneca.
As the purse is emptied the heart is filled.—Victor Hugo.
God will excuse our prayers for ourselves whenever we are prevented from them by being occupied in such good works as to entitle us to the prayers of others.—Colton.
The conqueror is regarded with awe, the wise man commands our esteem; but it is the benevolent man who wins our affections.—From the French.
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word. As Collingwood never saw a vacant place in his estate but he took an acorn out of his pocket and popped it in, so deal with your compliments through life. An acorn costs nothing; but it may sprout into a prodigious bit of timber.—Thackeray.
You will find people ready enough to do the Samaritan without the oil and twopence.—Sydney Smith.
The only way to be loved, is to be and to appear lovely; to possess and display kindness, benevolence, tenderness; to be free from selfishness and to be alive to the welfare of others.—Jay.
Beneficence is a duty. He who frequently practices it, and sees his benevolent intentions realized, at length comes really to love him to whom he has done good. When, therefore, it is said, "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself," it is not meant, thou shalt love him first and do him good in consequence of that love, but, thou shalt do good to thy neighbor; and this thy beneficence will engender in thee that love to mankind which is the fulness and consummation of the inclination to do good.—Kant
Every virtue carries with it its own reward, but none in so distinguished and pre-eminent a degree as benevolence.