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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

Think of giving not only as a duty but as a privilege.
Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

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

An attitude of gratitude creates blessings. Help yourself by helping others. You have the most powerful weapons on earth – love and prayer.
Mother Teresa

What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?
Ralph Waldo Emerson

You may never know what results come of your action,
But if you do nothing there will be no result.
Mahatma Gandhi

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Give, but give until it hurts.
Mother Teresa

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

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.

When you dig another out of their troubles, you find a place to bury your own.

To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.
– Horace Mann (1796-1859) U.S. educator.

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