At a certain point, I just felt, you know, God is not looking for alms, God is looking for
I only give to one charity,
the F.E.B.F. - Fuck Everybody But Fields.
W. C. Fields
Alms given openly will be rewarded in secret.
Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better
that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those
who work with joy.
Account by the dinar, give charity by the assload.
Charity is not a bone you throw to your dog but a bone you share with your dog.
True charity is the desire to be useful to others without thought of recompense.
The man who leaves money to charity in his will is only giving away what no longer belongs to
Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.
Charity is also a habit.
Let us, therefore, have charity and humility and give alms because it washes the stains of
our sins from our clothes. For people lose everything they leave behind in this world; but they
carry with them the rewards of charity and the alms which they gave, for which they will
have a reward and a just retribution from the Lord.
St. Francis of Assisi
Alms quench sin.
The practice of charity will bind us... will bind all men in one great brotherhood.
Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and
Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by
the actions of human beings.
In charity there is no excess.
Sir Francis Bacon
Better give nothing than stolen alms.
The success of our economy has always depended not just on the size of our gross domestic
product, but on the reach of our prosperity, on the ability to extend opportunity to every
willing heart - not out of charity, but because it is the surest route to our common good.
He who gives charity anonymously is greater than Moses.
May your charity increase as much as your wealth.
Simple rules for saving money: To save half, when you fired by an anger impulse to contribute
to a charity, wait, and count forty. To save three-quarters, count sixty. To save it all, count
If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.
Alms never make poor.
If one could do charity without money and favors without aggravation, the world would be full
The poor do not need charity; they need inspiration. Charity only sends them a loaf of bread
to keep them alive in their wretchedness, or gives them an entertainment to make them forget
for an hour or two; but inspiration will cause them to rise out of their misery. If you want to
help the poor, demonstrate to them that they can become rich; prove it by getting rich
Wallace D. Wattles
The little alms are the good alms.
Charity is a virtue of the heart and not of the hand.
Charity means love towards the neighbor and compassion, for anyone who loves his
as himself also has as much compassion for him in his suffering as he does for himself in his
The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others.
As the funds you will expend have come from many places in the world, so let there be no
territorial, religious, or color restrictions on your benefactions, but beware of organized,
professional charities with high-salaried executives and a heavy ratio of expense.
Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.
For one week, put $2 in a basket each time you blame, shame or complain. Keep track of how
much money you collect each day, and see if you make progress during the week. Use the
money for a family outing or make a donation to the charity of your choice.
Giving alms never lessens the purse.
Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a
cure for poverty.
Order your soul; reduce your wants; live in charity; associate in Christian community; obey
the laws; trust in Providence.
He who gives alms to the poor faces heaven.
Charity has no merit till the houseowner's hunger is satisfied.
The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend,
your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct
that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all others, charity.
I always give homeless people money, and my friends shout at me, "He's only going to buy
more alcohol and cigarettes." And I'm thinking, "Oh, like I wasn't."
No good deed ever goes unpunished.
Clare Boothe Luce
We are here on earth to do good for others; what the others are here for I have no idea.
W. H. Auden
I'd like to help the homeless but they're never home.
Victoria Beckham gives away all her old clothes to starving children. Well, who else are they
going to fit?
It is ungentlemanly to include more than one foreign coin in contributions to the church