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At a certain point, I just felt, you know, God is not looking for alms, God is looking for action.
Bono

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.
Chinese proverb

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.
Kahlil Gibran

Account by the dinar, give charity by the assload.
Arabic proverb

Charity is not a bone you throw to your dog but a bone you share with your dog.
American proverb

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

The man who leaves money to charity in his will is only giving away what no longer belongs to
him.
Voltaire

Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.
Saint Augustine

Charity is also a habit.
Jewish proverb

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.
English proverb

The practice of charity will bind us... will bind all men in one great brotherhood.
Conrad Hilton

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.
Nelson Mandela

In charity there is no excess.
Sir Francis Bacon

Better give nothing than stolen alms.
German proverb

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.
Barack Obama

He who gives charity anonymously is greater than Moses.
Jewish proverb

May your charity increase as much as your wealth.
Turkish proverb

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
sixty-five.
Mark Twain

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

Alms never make poor.
English proverb

If one could do charity without money and favors without aggravation, the world would be full
of saints.
Jewish proverb

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
yourself.
Wallace D. Wattles

The little alms are the good alms.
French proverb

Charity is a virtue of the heart and not of the hand.
American proverb

Charity means love towards the neighbor and compassion, for anyone who loves his neighbor
as himself also has as much compassion for him in his suffering as he does for himself in his
own.
Emanuel Swedenborg

The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others.
Homer

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.
Conrad Hilton

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

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.
Marci Shimoff

Giving alms never lessens the purse.
Spanish proverb

Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a
cure for poverty.
Henry Ford

Order your soul; reduce your wants; live in charity; associate in Christian community; obey
the laws; trust in Providence.
Saint Augustine

He who gives alms to the poor faces heaven.
Philippine proverb

Charity has no merit till the houseowner's hunger is satisfied.
Libyan proverb

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.
Benjamin Franklin

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."
Kathleen Madigan

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.
Lenny Clarke

Victoria Beckham gives away all her old clothes to starving children. Well, who else are they
going to fit?
Pauline Calf

It is ungentlemanly to include more than one foreign coin in contributions to the church
collection.
George Moor