15 Quotes on Charity and Giving-MainPhoto

15 Quotes on Charity and Giving-MainPhoto

Though we traditionally associate charity and giving with the holidays, our help is needed year round. Whether your charity of choice is your local homeless shelter, an international childrens aid group or an animal welfare or environmental organization, those agencies count on your support year-round. To help remind us of why it really is better to give than to receive, here are 15 inspirational quotes on charity, giving and generosity.

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  1. I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver. – Maya Angelou

  2. Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. – St. Francis of Assisi

  3. Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.Khalil Gibran

  4. There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. – John Andrew Holmes

  5. The best index to a person’s character is (a) how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can’t fight back. – Abigail Van Buren

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

  7. Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion. – Mahatma Gandhi

  8. Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you. – Mother Teresa

  9. Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity. – Jose Marti

  10. Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give. – Eleanor Roosevelt

  11. 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

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

  13. Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out. – Frank A. Clark

  14. True charity is the desire to be useful to others with no thought of recompense. – Emanuel Swedenborg

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