Charity Quotes and Sayings

It is from the overflow of our cup that we give off our best to others.
Adiela Akoo

Helping people in need is a good and essential part of my life, a kind of destiny.
Princess Diana

Charity is great, but the moment you say it is all, you run the risk of running into materialism.
Swami Vivekananda

Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.
– Marian Wright Edelman

How beautiful a day can be, when kindness touches it!
– George Elliston

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

Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.
Saint Augustine

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 work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.
Thomas Carlyle

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.
Maya Angelou

No man stands so straight as when he stoops to help a boy.
– Knights of Pythagoras

The purpose of life is not to be happy – but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
– Leo Rosten

Look around the habitable world: how few know their own good, or knowing it, pursue.
– Juvenal

Cheerfulness is a very great help in fostering the virtue of charity. Cheerfulness itself is a virtue.
– Lawrence G. Lovasik

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

Unity in things Necessary, Liberty in things Unnecessary, and Charity in all.
– Richard Baxter

The Lord loveth a cheerful giver. He also accepteth from a grouch.
– Catherine Hall

In essentials, unity; in differences, liberty; in all things, charity.
– Philipp Melanchthon

Where the Mind is biggest, the Heart, the Senses, Magnanimity, Charity, Tolerance, Kindliness, and the rest of them scarcely have room to breathe.
Virginia Woolf

Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee, and do not try to make the universe a blind alley.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
William James

If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
– Lucy Larcom

Sometime in your life, hope that you might see one starved man, the look on his face when the bread finally arrives. Hope that you might have baked it or bought or even kneaded it yourself. For that look on his face, for your meeting his eyes across a piece of bread, you might be willing to lose a lot, or suffer a lot, or die a little, even.
– Daniel Berrigan

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.
Edmund Burke

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

The difference between a helping hand and an outstretched palm is a twist of the wrist.
– Laurence Leamer

The only genuine elite is the elite of those men and women who gave their lives to justice and charity.
– Sargent Shriver

It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little – do what you can.
– Sydney Smith

In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy.
– Karl Reiland

You cannot hope to build a better world without improving individuals. We all must work for our own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity.
– Marie Curie

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