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Quotes About Giving

"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give." -- Winston Churchill

"Only great souls know the grandeur there is in charity." -- Jacques Bossuet (1627-1704)

"Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love." -- Lao Tzu (604-531 B.C.)

"To laugh often and much. To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of one's critics and endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a redeemed social condition, or a job well done. To know even one other life has breathed easier because you lived: This is to have succeeded." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog." --Jack London

"Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present." -- Albert Camus

"Giving charity does not deplete wealth." -- Punjabi proverb

"Charity is equal in importance to all the other commandments combined." -- Talmud

"One must be poor to know the luxury of giving!" -- George Eliot

"Charity and justice are worth a thousand ounces of gold." -- Chinese 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)

"Charity suffereth long and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up." -- Corinthians

"Give nobly to indigent merit, and do not refuse your charity even to those who have not merit but their misery." -- Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694-1773)

"The presence of a noble nature, generous in its wishes, ardent in its charity, changes the lights for us: we begin to see things again in their larger, quieter masses, and to believe that we too can be seen and judged in the wholeness of our character." -- George Eliot

"Only add deeds to thy knowledge answerable; add faith; Add virtue, patience, temperance; add love, By name to come called charity, the soul of all the rest: then wilt thou not be loath to leave this Paradise; but shalt possess a paradise within thee, happier far." -- John Milton (1608-1674)

"Nobody is ever impoverished through the giving of charity." --Maimonides

"So long as faith with freedom reigns, and loyal hope survives, and gracious charity remains to leaven lowly lives; While there is one untrodden tract for intellect or will, and men are free to think and act, life is worth living still." -- Alfred Austin (1835-1913)

"And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity." -- Corinthians

"Charity and personal force are the only investments worth anything." -- Walt Whitman

"Governments can err, Presidents do make mistakes, but the immortal Dante tells us that divine justice weighs the sins of the cold-blooded and the sins of the warm-hearted in different scales. Better the occasional faults of a Government that lives in a spirit of charity than the constant omission of a Government frozen in the ice of its own indifference." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)

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