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

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

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

Generosity consists not the sum given,
But the manner in which it is bestowed.
Mahatma Gandhi

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

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
– John Bunyan

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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

Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.
– Elizabeth Andrew

Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.
Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Give no bounties: make equal laws: secure life and prosperity and you need not give alms.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

Do not tell me of my obligation to put all poor men in good situations. Are they my poor? I tell thee, thou foolish philanthropist, that I grudge the dollar, the dime, the cent, I give to such men as do not belong to me and to whom I do not belong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

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.

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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

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

Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.

It takes a noble man to plant a seed for a tree that will someday give shade to people he may never meet.
– Ted Turner

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