With regard to donations always expect the most from prudent people, who keep their own accounts.
Joseph Addison (1672-1719) English essayist, poet, and dramatist.
Because they did not see merit where they should have seen it, people, to express their regret, will go and leave a lot of money to the very people who will be the first to throw stones at the next person who has anything to say and finds a difficulty in getting a hearing.
Samuel Butler (1612-1680) British poet and satirist.
In your Salvation shelter I saw poverty, misery, cold and hunger. You gave them bread and treacle and dreams of heaven. I give from thirty shillings a week to twelve thousand a year. They find their own dreams; but I look after the drainage.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.