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Charity: a thing that begins at home, and usually stays there.
~ Elbert Hubbard

 

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Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable.
~ Charles Caleb Colton

 

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Do not tell me of my obligation to put all poor men in good situations. Are they my poor? I tell thee, thou foolish philanthropist, that I grudge the dollar, the dime, the cent, I give to such men as do not belong to me and to whom I do not belong.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven.
~ Henry Ward Beecher

 

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Give no bounties: make equal laws: secure life and prosperity and you need not give alms.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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God loveth a cheerful giver. [2 Corinthians 9:7]
~ Bible

 

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Having leveled my palace, don't erect a hovel and complacently admire your own charity in giving me that for a home.
~ Emily Bronte

 

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

 

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I have always heard, Sancho, that doing good to base fellows is like throwing water into the sea.
~ Miguel De Cervantes

 

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If you give money, spend yourself with it.
~ Henry David Thoreau

 

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If you haven't got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.
~ Bob Hope

 

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In charity there is no excess.
~ Francis Bacon

 

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

 

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Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
~ Erich Fromm

 

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Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches to conceive how others can be in want.
~ Jonathan Swift

 

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Only great souls know the grandeur there is in charity.
~ Jacques BTNigne Bossuet

 

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Posthumous charities are the very essence of selfishness, when bequeathed by those who. when alive, would not have contributed.
~ Charles Caleb Colton

 

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Prayer carries us half way to God, fasting brings us to the door of His palace, and alms-giving procures us admission.
~ The Koran

 

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Should we grieve over a little misplaced charity, when an all knowing, all wise Being showers down every day his benefits on the unthankful and undeserving?
~ Francis Atterbury

 

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Sometimes when I'm swimming, I think that maybe someday I'll put my red Speedo up for auction. Or maybe I'll donate it to the Smithsonian. They can stuff it with two plums and a gherkin and put it on display.
~ David Duchovny

 

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