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It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British politician.

Charity begins at home, but should not end there.

Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) British clergyman and author.

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 (1707-1754) English novelist and dramatist.

Charity But how shall we expect charity towards others, when we are uncharitable to ourselves? Charity begins at home, is the voice of the world; yet is every man his greatest enemy, and, as it were, his own executioner.

Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682) English author.

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

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.


With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us finish the work ;we are in.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Politician. President of the United States.

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But if that drop was not in the ocean, I think the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. I do not agree with the big way of doing things.

Mother Teresa (1910-1997) Albanian-born missionary.

You are much surer that you are doing good when you pay money to those who work, as the recompense of their labor, than when you give money merely in charity.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.

Charity sees the need, not the cause.

German proverb

Charity never humiliated him who profited from it, nor ever bound him by the chains of gratitude, since it was not to him but to God that the gift was made.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900-1944) French aviator and writer.