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Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.

Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven.
If you haven't got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.
Charity begins at home, but should not end there.
Charity sees the need, not the cause.
Teach us to give and not count the cost.
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.
Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.
Having leveled my palace, don't erect a hovel and complacently admire your own charity in giving me that for a home.
Only great souls know the grandeur there is in charity.
And now abide faith, hope and love; these three, but the greatest of these is love. [Corinthians 13:13]
The beginning and almost the end of all good law is that everyone shall work for their bread and receive good bread for their work.
The best loved by God are those that are rich, yet have the humility of the poor, and those that are poor and have the magnanimity of the rich.
It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive.
I have always heard, Sancho, that doing good to base fellows is like throwing water into the sea.
The highest exercise of charity is charity towards the uncharitable.
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up. [New Test.]
In charity there is no excess.
Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.
Charity creates a multitude of sins.
Charity. To love human beings in so far as they are nothing. That is to love them as God does.
If you give money, spend yourself with it.
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.
Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches to conceive how others can be in want.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
The charitable give out the door and God puts it back through the window.
To give requires good sense.
The organized charity, scrimped and iced, in the name of a cautious, statistical Christ.
They take the paper and they read the headlines. So they've heard of unemployment and they've heard of bread-lines. And they philanthropically cure them all by getting up a costume charity ball.
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.
As for charity, it is a matter in which the immediate effect on the persons directly concerned, and the ultimate consequence to the general good, are apt to be at complete war with one another.
To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.
Prayer carries us half way to God, fasting brings us to the door of His palace, and alms-giving procures us admission.
Be charitable and indulge to everyone, but thyself.
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.
As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.
He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything.
Charity: a thing that begins at home, and usually stays there.
The truly generous is the truly wise, and he who loves not others, lives unblest.
A rich man without charity is a rogue; and perhaps it would be no difficult matter to prove that he is also a fool.