Charity Proverbs

Sayings about Charity

The doorway to charity is difficult to open and difficult to close. ~Chinese Proverbs

Charity looks at the need and not at the cause. ~ German Proverbs

Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaulteth not itself, is not puffed up. ~ Bible

Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away. ~ Bible

The charitable give out the door and God puts it back through the window. ~ Traditional Proverb

Go to friends for advice; to women for pity; to strangers for charity; to relatives for nothing. ~Spanish Proverbs

If charity cost nothing and benevolence caused no heartache, the world would be full of philanthropists. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Charity begins at home. ~ Traditional Proverb

Quotations about Charity

When we do any good to others, we do as much, or more, good to ourselves. ~ Benjamin Whichcote

As the purse is emptied the heart is filled. ~ Victor Hugo

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

Do something for somebody every day for which you do not get paid. ~ Albert Schweitzer

There can be no Christianity where there is no charity. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

Be charitable and indulgent to everyone but yourself. ~ Joseph Joubert

The smallest act of charity shall stand us in great stead. ~ Francis Atterbury

Charity is the note that resolves the discord. ~ Austin O’Malley

True charity is the desire to be useful to others without thought of recompense. ~ Emanuel Swedenborg

No communication or gift can exhaust genius or impoverish charity. ~ Johann Kaspar Lavater

Charity ever finds in the act reward, and needs no trumpet in the receiver. ~ Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher

The small charity that comes from the heart is better than the great charity that comes from the head. ~ Ivan Panin

Charity that is always beginning at home stays there. ~ Austin O’Malley

We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse. ~ Madame Anne Sophie Swetchine

In charity there is no excess. ~ Francis Bacon

The heart of a girl is like a convent–the holier the cloister, the more charitable the door. ~ Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton

That charity which is the perfection and ornament of religion. ~ Joseph Addison

It is with charity as with money–the more we stand in need of it, the less we have to give away. ~ Christian Nestell Bovee

A charitable man is like an apple tree–he gives his fruit and is silent; the philanthropist is like the successful hen. ~ Austin O’Malley

In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity. ~ Richard Baxter

Let them learn first to show pity at home. ~ Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher

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

Those who minister to poverty and disease are accomplices in the two worst of all crimes. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Charity is the root of all good works. ~ St. Augustine

Large charity doth never soil, but only whitens soft white hands. ~ James Russell Lowell

The place of charity, like that of God, is everywhere. ~ Alexandre Rodolphe Vinet

When Charity walks into the lower places of Want, we most distinctly see the purity of her robes. ~ Eliza Cook

You must have a genius for charity as well as for anything else. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Where charity keeps pace with gain, industry is blessed. ~ William Penn

Our energies are often stimulated by the necessity of supporting a being weaker than ourselves. ~ Honore de Balzac

Charity is not one of the virtues practiced on the stock market. The heart of a bank is but one of many viscera. ~ Honore de Balzac

Charity. . . is the opium of the privileged. ~ Chinua Achebe

The bread of charity is life itself for the needy; he who withholds it is a man of blood. ~ Ben Sira

That charity which longs to publish itself ceases to be charity. ~ Eliza Cook

Charity and treating begin at home. ~ Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher

Do not give, as many rich men do, like a hen that lays her egg and then cackles. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

A woman who wants a charitable heart wants a pure mind. ~ Thomas Chandler Haliburton

The man who cannot live with charity, sharing other men’s pain, is punished by feeling his own with intolerable anguish. ~ Cesare Pavese

Charity is a virtue of the heart, and not of the hands. ~ Joseph Addison

The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

While we do our good works let us not forget that the real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary. ~ Chinua Achebe

The highest exercise of charity is charity towards the uncharitable. ~ Joseph Stevens Buckminster
Charity is the scope of all God’s commands. ~ St. John Chrysostom

The living need charity more than the dead. ~ George Arnold

Nothing contributes more to make men polite and civilized, than true and genuine Charity. ~ Wellins Calcott

Charity creates a multitude of sins. ~ Oscar Wilde

All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own. ~ Edwin Markham

Charity isn’t a good substitute for justice. ~ Jonathan Kozol

Charity should always be a constant. ~ Eva Larue

The worst of charity is that the lives you are asked to preserve are not worth preserving. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

You cannot separate charity and religion. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

Be charitable before wealth makes thee covetous. ~ Sir Thomas Browne

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