Quotes from the category Charity:
- A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog when you are just as hungry as the dog. permalink
- A kiss: To a young girl, faith; to a married woman, hope; to an old maid, charity. permalink
- Charity is a calm, severe duty; it must be intellectual, to be advantageous. It is a strange mistake that it should ever be considered a merit; its fulfillment is only what we owe to each other, and is a debt never paid to its full extent. permalink
Ethel Churchill, or, The Two Brides (1837)
- Charity never humiliated him who profited from it, nor ever bound him by the chains of gratitude, since it was not to him but to God that the gift was made. permalink
- For those who are not hungry, it is easy to palaver about the degradation of charity. permalink
- It is quite fitting that charity should begin at home ... but then it should not end at home; for those that help nobody will find none to help them in time of need. permalink
"The Will" in Popular Tales (1804)
- One applauds the industry of professional philanthropy. But it has its dangers. After a while the private heart begins to harden. We fling letters into the wastebasket, are abrupt to telephoned solicitations. Charity withers in the incessant gale. permalink
"Aspects of Sanctity" in Saint-Watching (1969)
- Satisfy your demand for reason but always remember that charity is beyond reason, and God can be known through charity. permalink
The Habit of Being (letters, published 1979)
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