Charity Quotes and Sayings

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
– Washington Irving

We cannot do great things on this Earth, only small things with great love.
Mother Teresa

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

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.
Mother Teresa

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
Dalai Lama

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.
George Eliot

I would rather have it said, ‘He lived usefully,’ than, ‘He died rich.’

It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.
Mother Teresa

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead

The faith must express itself in charity and in solidarity, which is the civil form of charity.
– Claudio Hummes

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.

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.
Mother Teresa

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But if that drop was not in the ocean, I think the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. I do not agree with the big way of doing things.
Mother Teresa (1910-1997) Albanian-born missionary.

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 (1707-1754) English novelist and dramatist.

Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.
– Norman B. Rice

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