Quotes and Sayings about Charity



"Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance."
- Francis of Assisi
(Related: Wisdom, Fear, Charity, Ignorance)

"Charity is no substitute for justice withheld."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Charity, Justice)

"Never let your zeal outrun your charity. The former is but human, the latter is divine."
- Hosea Ballou
(Related: Charity, Zeal)

"Because men believe not in Providence, therefore they do so greedily scrape and hoard. They do not believe in any reward for charity, therefore they will part with nothing."
- Isaac Barrow
(Related: Men, Charity, Nothing, Providence, Reward, Will)

"In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity."
- Anne Baxter
(Related: Charity, Liberty, Unity)

"Unity in things Necessary, Liberty in things Unnecessary, and Charity in all."
- Richard Baxter
(Related: Charity, Liberty, Unity)

"To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Charity, Regret)

"Only great souls know the grandeur there is in charity."
- Jacques Bossuet
(Related: Charity)

"I am in a charity out there to stop violence against women."
- Caprice Bourret
(Related: Women, Charity, Violence)

"I met Clinton at a benefit for teachers, which was a very good charity, but I met him for about 90 seconds, and I thought it was important to meet the leader of the free world. So I stood next to him for a photograph, and then apparently that's all it takes."
- Julie Bowen
(Related: Leader, Thought, Charity, Teachers, World)

"I play a lot of charity golf mainly. I'm a bandit 18 if I play two or three times a week."
- Eric Bristow
(Related: Charity, Golf, Play)

"Having leveled my palace, don't erect a hovel and complacently admire your own charity in giving me that for a home."
- Emily Bronte
(Related: Home, Charity, Giving)

"Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there."
- Phillips Brooks
(Related: Home, Charity)

"We have to restore power to the family, to the neighborhood, and the community with a non-market principle, a principle of equality, of charity, of let's-take-care-of-one-another. That's the creative challenge."
- Jerry Brown
(Related: Power, Equality, Family, Challenge, Charity, Community)

"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."
- Thomas Browne
(Related: Home, Charity, Enemy, Man, Voice, World)

"Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Charity, Generosity, Order, Practice)

"In religion as in politics it so happens that we have less charity for those who believe half our creed, than for those who deny the whole of it."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Politics, Religion, Charity)

"Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Charity, Earth, Heaven, Hell)

"We are not coaching on a daily basis because we often travel with our charity and commercial interests."
- Nadia Comaneci
(Related: Travel, Charity, Coaching)

"Harvey never had an original idea or thought in his life. I was out wandering around the country doing charity benefits, mainly, when I asked him to come along."
- Tim Conway
(Related: Life, Thought, Idea, Benefits, Charity, Country)

"We have the right as individuals to give away as much of our own money as we please in charity; but as members of Congress we have no right to appropriate a dollar of the public money."
- Davy Crockett
(Related: Money, Charity, Congress, Public, Right)

"There's a huge AIDS epidemic in Africa, and one of Bad Boy's plans this year is to give more awareness to that. We're gonna be doing a big charity concert helping to save some of the brothers and sisters in Africa."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Awareness, Brothers, Charity, Sisters)

"There are not a few among the disciples of charity who require, in their vocation, scarcely less excitement than the votaries of pleasure in theirs."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Charity, Excitement, Pleasure, Vocation)

"Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Home, Charity, Justice)

"The system of volunteerism is divisive. It pits one charity against the others for the charity dollar."
- Phil Donahue
(Related: Charity, Volunteerism)

"Having played an angel for so long, you can imagine that I've been asked to endorse any number of causes over the years. Obviously I have to limit my participation with any charity, so I decided to really concentrate on my love of children."
- Roma Downey
(Related: Love, Causes, Charity, Children, Participation, Years)

"Jessica Simpson is the youth ambassador for Operation Smile, and an episode of The Apprentice featured a team managing a charity concert she put on. Donald Trump came on stage and pledged a donation."
- Roma Downey
(Related: Charity, Smile, Youth)

"The appalling thing is the degree of charity women are capable of. You see it all the time... love lavished on absolute fools. Love's a charity ward, you know."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Love, Women, Time, Charity, Fools)

"Welfare distorts behavior, makes one less personally responsible and reduces the role of private charity. This principle applies to corporate welfare."
- Larry Elder
(Related: Behavior, Charity, Corporate, Welfare)

"I am very driven. I work really hard, whether it's acting or my charity or even poker. When I focus on something I give it my all."
- Shannon Elizabeth
(Related: Work, Acting, Charity, Focus, Poker)

"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
(Related: Charity, Fool, Man)

"The real reason I run is to bring honor to Jesus."
- Charity Fillmore
(Related: Honor, Reason)

"My mom has this great skiing event in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, every year for a local charity."
- Joely Fisher
(Related: Mom, Charity)

"Where we're living we have a certain amount of our profit every year it's like a percentage 5 or 7% or something like that that we set aside specifically for charity things."
- Jon Fishman
(Related: Charity, Living, Profit)

"Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Charity, Crime, Cure, Poverty, Punishment, Wrong)

"I think musicians and artists are the most philanthropic people I know. Their charity record of the music business would hold up to the work of anybody."
- Glenn Frey
(Related: Business, Music, Work, People, Artists, Charity, Musicians)

"Charity begins at home, but should not end there."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Home, Charity, End)

"Charity in the theater begins and ends with those who have a play opening within a week of one's own."
- Moss Hart
(Related: Charity, Play, Theater)

"I think we raised about 20,000 pounds. There was a live performance thing so we thought we'd donate the equipment for an online charity in Britain. I hated to part with my guitar, but it was for such a great cause."
- Dan Hawkins
(Related: Thought, Performance, Cause, Charity, Guitar)

"The character of a people may be ruined by charity."
- Theodor Herzl
(Related: People, Character, Charity, May)

"The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others."
- Homer
(Related: Charity, Trifle)

"If you haven't got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble."
- Bob Hope
(Related: Heart, Charity, Trouble)

"The faith must express itself in charity and in solidarity, which is the civil form of charity."
- Claudio Hummes
(Related: Faith, Charity, Solidarity)

"Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Heart, Charity, Christmas, Fire, Hospitality)

"Northern white people love the Negro in a sort of abstract way, as a race; through a sense of justice, charity, and philanthropy, they will liberally assist in his elevation."
- James Weldon Johnson
(Related: Love, People, Charity, Justice, Philanthropy, Race, Sense, Will)

"It is better for me to serve a charity as an actor or a voice, rather than at a luncheon being just a celebrity."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Actor, Being, Celebrity, Charity, Voice)

"The Lord receive my soul, and have mercy on me, and bless this kingdom with peace and charity, that there may not be this effusion of Christian blood amongst them."
- William Laud
(Related: Peace, Soul, Christian, Blood, Charity, May, Mercy)

"I rode in a nine-day charity ride recently, averaged 43km a day and still finished in the lead group. I'm 38, not quite finished yet."
- Greg LeMond
(Related: Charity, Day)

"The steel workers have now buried their dead, while the widows weep and watch their orphaned children become objects of public charity. The murder of these unarmed men has never been publicly rebuked by any authoritative officer of the state or federal government."
- John L. Lewis
(Related: Government, Men, Charity, Children, Murder, Now, Public, State, Widows, Workers)

"With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Work, God, Charity, Firmness, Malice, Nation, Right, Wounds)

"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
(Related: Charity)

"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
(Related: Life, Dreams, Charity, Man, Service, Visions)

"Cheerfulness is a very great help in fostering the virtue of charity. Cheerfulness itself is a virtue."
- Lawrence G. Lovasik
(Related: Virtue, Charity, Cheerfulness, Help)

"Censorship, like charity, should begin at home, but, unlike charity, it should end there."
- Clare Boothe Luce
(Related: Home, Censorship, Charity, End)

"You have to feel more involved than just writing out a cheque. Charity is almost the wrong word - I think people are beginning to feel more responsible for the world."
- Joanna Lumley
(Related: People, Beginning, Charity, Word, World, Writing, Wrong)

"If you're an enthusiast and you love the world like I do, it comes naturally. But I think charity must become more fun to give, more interactive and imaginative."
- Joanna Lumley
(Related: Love, Charity, Fun, World)

"Anticipate charity by preventing poverty."
- Maimonides
(Related: Charity, Poverty)

"I have been able to travel all over the country and see many places that I probably never would have visited. I have also participated in many charity events for worthy causes."
- Rob Mariano
(Related: Travel, Causes, Charity, Country, Events)

"URGE is a grassroots charity. We organized to get some incubators to give to the hospital for the kids. We donate money to orphanages."
- Ziggy Marley
(Related: Money, Charity, Kids)

"If I survive, I will spend my whole life at the oven door seeing that no one is denied bread and, so as to give a lesson of charity, especially those who did not bring flour."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Life, Charity, Will)

"In essentials, unity; in differences, liberty; in all things, charity."
- Philipp Melanchthon
(Related: Charity, Liberty, Unity)

"That's why charity work is very selfish at the same time, because it makes you feel good."
- Maria Menounos
(Related: Work, Time, Charity)

"The designer of my Emmy gown is donating my gown to the charity for an auction."
- Maria Menounos
(Related: Charity)

"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."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: War, Charity, Effect)

"Every good act is charity. A man's true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows."
- Moliere
(Related: Wealth, Act, Charity, Man, World)

"A number of girls of my acquaintance went to school to the nuns of the Congregational Nunnery, or Sisters of Charity, as they are sometimes called."
- Maria Monk
(Related: Acquaintance, Charity, Girls, School, Sisters)

"When faith and hope fail, as they do sometimes, we must try charity, which is love in action. We must speculate no more on our duty, but simply do it. When we have done it, however blindly, perhaps Heaven will show us why."
- Dinah Maria Mulock
(Related: Faith, Love, Action, Hope, Charity, Duty, Heaven, Will)

"A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity."
- Ralph Nader
(Related: Society, Charity, Justice, Needs)

"Great indebtedness does not make men grateful, but vengeful; and if a little charity is not forgotten, it turns into a gnawing worm."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Men, Charity)

"I really enjoy doing charity, for a good cause, it's like the least I can do, I really enjoy that stuff. I enjoy giving back."
- Alex O'Loughlin
(Related: Cause, Charity, Giving)

"I have a friend who lives in the South Side of Chicago. I helped out at a church charity there where they try to give a bit of cohesion to a desperate area. Everyone was very welcoming."
- Sara Paretsky
(Related: Friend, Church, Charity, Chicago)

"Charity separates the rich from the poor; aid raises the needy and sets him on the same level with the rich."
- Evita Peron
(Related: Charity, Poor)

"A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this - that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made - not to understand - but to feel - as crime."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Men, Religion, Death, Argument, Charity, Christ, Crime)

"Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast not charity for thy neighbor."
- Francis Quarles
(Related: Faith, God, Charity)

"Often what we do is open our house for various charity events. I don't seat according to protocol. I don't invite people because of who they are in the administration or their positions of power. The few who do come, are there because I like them."
- Sally Quinn
(Related: Power, People, Charity, Events, Open)

"There is no truer cause of unhappiness amongst men than, where naturally expecting charity and benevolence, they receive harm and vexation."
- Francois Rabelais
(Related: Men, Benevolence, Cause, Charity, Harm, Unhappiness)

"Today, our actions must be motivated only by our intense desire to achieve a just and lasting peace. The compassion and charity of the American people should be reflected in this legislation, though sadly, they are silenced."
- Nick Rahall
(Related: Peace, People, Actions, American, Charity, Compassion, Desire, Legislation, Today)

"And so, at the age of thirty, I had successively disgraced myself with three fine institutions, each of which had made me free of its full and rich resources, had trained me with skill and patience, and had shown me nothing but forbearance and charity when I failed in trust."
- Simon Raven
(Related: Age, Trust, Charity, Nothing, Patience, Skill)

"Most agree, whatever their party political position, that the West can and should open its agricultural markets more fully to the products of the poorer countries of the globe. They are agricultural societies that need our markets more than our charity."
- John Redwood
(Related: Charity, Countries, Open, Party)

"There is a real diversity of talent and background on the A list so as to better reflect our society in all walks. There are people who have been candidates before, Councillors, Doctors, business leaders, charity campaigners."
- Adam Rickitt
(Related: Business, Society, Talent, People, Charity, Diversity, Doctors, Leaders)

"Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it."
- John D. Rockefeller
(Related: Charity)

"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
(Related: God, Gratitude, Charity)

"Charity degrades those who receive it and hardens those who dispense it."
- George Sand
(Related: Charity)

"We have tried you citizens; we are trying you now, and you have a couple of dollars for the sorrowing mothers, brothers and sisters by way of a charity gift."
- Rose Schneiderman
(Related: Brothers, Charity, Mothers, Now, Sisters, Trying)

"I tend to do golf charity things because it's much safer and you don't get much chance of a broken arm or leg."
- Dougray Scott
(Related: Chance, Charity, Golf)

"Everywhere you look, there is a charity or a project in school to get involved in. In eighth grade, there was this program called CJSF, California Junior Scholarship Foundation. We were involved in soup kitchens and toy drives, and your school can set up something like that. If your school doesn't have a program like that, set one up."
- Lindsey Shaw
(Related: Charity, Project, School)

"It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world."
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
(Related: Charity, Justice, World)

"The only genuine elite is the elite of those men and women who gave their lives to justice and charity."
- Sargent Shriver
(Related: Men, Women, Charity, Justice)

"Our charity begins at home, And mostly ends where it begins."
- Horace Smith
(Related: Home, Charity)

"People who identify themselves as conservatives donate money to charity more often than people who identify themselves as liberals. They donate more money and a higher percentage of their incomes."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: Money, People, Charity, Liberals)

"It's very difficult to ignore humanitarian disasters. The royalties from my albums continue to support my charity work."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Work, Charity, Disasters, Support)

"True charity is the desire to be useful to others with no thought of recompense."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Thought, Charity, Desire)

"I've a problem with the word charity because I think that NGOs, as I prefer calling them, really do take the work of moral and social responsibilities that ought to be taken on by governments."
- Emma Thompson
(Related: Work, Charity, Word)

"All things are perceived in the light of charity, and hence under the aspect of beauty; for beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love."
- Evelyn Underhill
(Related: Beauty, Love, Charity, Eyes, Light, Reality)

"The Constitution guarantees us our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That's all. It doesn't guarantee our rights to charity."
- Jesse Ventura
(Related: Happiness, Life, Charity, Constitution, Rights, Liberty, Pursuit)

"If we put our trust in the common sense of common men and 'with malice toward none and charity for all' go forward on the great adventure of making political, economic and social democracy a practical reality, we shall not fail."
- Henry A. Wallace
(Related: Men, Trust, Adventure, Charity, Common sense, Democracy, Malice, Reality)

"Charity. To love human beings in so far as they are nothing. That is to love them as God does."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Love, God, Charity, Nothing)

"Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself."
- Walt Whitman
(Related: Charity)

"There's lots of charity stuff that I can do. There are actually a million things to do here, but it would be very hard for me to stop going overseas, because I've been doing that for longer than I've been playing in the WNBA."
- Sue Wicks
(Related: Charity)

"Charity creates a multitude of sins."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Charity)

"The Jews and the Arabs should settle their dispute in the true spirit of Christian charity."
- Alexander Wiley
(Related: Christian, Charity, Spirit)

"I give lectures for money, but all the money goes to charity. So, I make no money from it."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Money, Charity)

"Where the Mind is biggest, the Heart, the Senses, Magnanimity, Charity, Tolerance, Kindliness, and the rest of them scarcely have room to breathe."
- Virginia Woolf
(Related: Heart, Charity, Mind, Rest, Senses, Tolerance)

"I open events for museums and I do charity work and photography."
- Bill Wyman
(Related: Work, Charity, Events, Museums, Open, Photography)

"Like charity, I believe glamour should begin at home."
- Loretta Young
(Related: Home, Charity, Glamour)

"Those who seek to satisfy the mind of man by hampering it with ceremonies and music and affecting charity and devotion have lost their original nature."
- Zhuangzi
(Related: Music, Nature, Charity, Devotion, Man, Mind)