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Charity quotes and quotations

And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

Be good, be kind, be humane, and charitable; love your fellows; console the afflicted; pardon those who have done you wrong.

In charity to all mankind, bearing no malice or ill-will to any human being, and even compassionating those who hold in bondage their fellow-men, not knowing what they do.
John Quincy Adams

In things essential, unity; in doubtful, liberty; in all things, charity. [Lat., In necessasariis, unitas; In dubiis, libertas; in omnibus, caritas.
Thomas a Kempis

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

When thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth.

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

The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall; but in charity there is no excess, neither can angel or man come in danger by it.
Francis Bacon

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

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

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

The voice of the world ["Charity begins at home"].
Sir Thomas Browne

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

And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves. for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

True Charity, a plant divinely nurs'd.
William Cowper

No farther seek his merits to disclose, Or draw his frailties from their dread abode (There they alike in trembling hope repose), The bosom of his Father and his God.
Thomas Gray

The living need charity more than the dead.
George Arnold

When your courtyard twists, do not pour the water abroad.
Thomas Gray

Meek and lowly, pure and holy, Chief among the "blessed three."
Charles Jefferys

All crush'd and stone-cast in behaviour, She stood as a marble would stand, Then the Saviour bent down, and the Saviour In silence wrote on in the sand.
Joaquin Miller

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

And thou I bestow all my good to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

Charity well directed should begin at home. [Fr., Charite bien ordonne commence pay soy mem.]
Adrian de Montluc

Charity looks at the need and not at the cause.

It is religion to be thus forsworn, For charity itself fulfills the law And who can never love from charity?
William Shakespeare

Soft peace she brings, wherever she arrives: She builds our quiet, as she forms our lives: Lays the rough paths of peevish Nature even, And opens in each heart a little Heaven.
Matthew Prior

He is truly great who hath a great charity.
Thomas a Kempis

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

I believe there is no sentiment he has such faith in as that charity begins at home" And his, I presume., is of that domestic sort which never stirs abroad at all.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Our charity begins at home, And mostly ends where it begins.
Horace Smith

Lady, you know no rules of charity, Which renders good for bad, blessings for curses.
William Shakespeare

In Faith and Hope the world will disagree, But all mankind's concern is charity.
Alexander Pope

Cold is thy hopeless heart, even as charity.
Robert Southey

Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there.
Phillips Brooks

Philanthropy is almost the only virtue which is sufficiently appreciated by mankind.
Henry David Thoreau

The highest exercise of charity is charity towards the uncharitable.
J. S. Buckminster

Every good act is charity. A man's true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows.

But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.

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

Charity separates the rich from the poor; aid raises the needy and sets him on the same level with the rich.
Eva Peron

No sound ought to be heard in the church but the healing voice of Christian charity.
Edmund Burke

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

The measure of life is not its duration, but its donation.
Peter Marshall

Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.
Albert Camus

Charity sees the need not the cause.
German Proverb

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

In charity there is no excess.
Sir Francis Bacon

Be charitable before wealth makes thee covetous.
Sir Thomas Browne

The charity that hastens to proclaim its good deeds, ceases to be charity, and is only pride and ostentation.
William Hutton

The truly generous is the truly wise, and he who loves not others, lives unblest.
Henry Home

Charity begins at home.

Never let your zeal outrun your charity. The former is but human, the latter is divine.
Hosea Ballou

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

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

One of the serious obstacles to the improvement of our race is indiscriminate charity.
Andrew Carnegie

The living need charity more than the dead.
George Arnold