But when thou doest alms, let
not thy left hand know what thy
right hand doeth:
Jesus said unto him, If thou
wilt be perfect, go and sell that
thou hast, and give to the poor,
and thou shalt have treasure in
heaven: and come and follow me.
For I was an hungred,
and ye gave me meat: I was
thirsty, and ye gave me drink:
I was a stranger, and ye took
Naked, and ye clothed
me: I was sick, and ye visited
me: I was in prison, and ye
came to me.
I have shewed you all things,
how that so labouring ye ought to
support the weak, and to remem-
ber the words of the Lord Jesus,
how he said, It is more blessed to
give than to receive.
Every man according as he
purposeth in his heart, so let him
give; not grudgingly, or of neces-
sity: for God loveth a cheerful
Any one can get angry - that is easy - or give or spend money; but to do this to the right person, to the right extent, at the right time, with the right motive, and in the right way, that is not for every one, nor is it easy.
The living need charity more than the dead.
He is rich who hath enough to be charitable.
Men who continue hoarding great sums all their lives, the proper use of which for the public ends would work good to the community, should be made to feel that the community, in the form of the state, cannot thus be deprived of its proper share. By taxing estates heavily at death the state marks its condemnation of the selfish millionaire's unworthy life.
The man who dies rich dies disgraced.
The more we ask, the more we have.
And, it is fair enough: asking is not always easy.
And it is said to be hard to accept ...
So no wonder we have so little.
There are only two fools in this world. One is the millionaire who thinks that by hoarding money he can somehow accumulate real power, and the other is the penniless reformer who thinks that if only he can take the money away from one class and give it to another, all the world's ills will be cured.
It is better to give than to lend, and it costs about the same.
Teach us, good Lord, to serve Thee as Thou deservest;
To give and not to count the cost;
To fight and not to heed the wounds;
To toil and not to seek for rest;
To labour and not to ask for any reward
Save that of knowing that we do Thy will.
A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization.
Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.
People often feed the hungry so that nothing may disturb their own enjoyment of a good meal.
Money is like manure. If you spread it around, it does a lot of good, but if you pile it up in one place, it stinks like hell.
Why is it no one ever sent me yet
One perfect limousine, do you suppose?
Ah no, it's always just my luck to get
One perfect rose.
No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions. He had money as well.
Whether it's choosing a career or deciding what charity to get involved with, the choice should come from your heart. Ultimately, you are the one who has to get up every morning and enjoy what you are doing, so make sure it matters to you.
The more is given the less the people will work for themselves, and the less they work the more their poverty will increase.
The more good I do, the more money has come in. You have to learn to give. You're not born to give. You're born selfish.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
Simple rules for saving money: To save half, when you are fired by an eager impulse to contribute to charity, wait, and count to forty. To save three-quarters, count sixty. To save it all, count sixty-five.
The Master has no possessions. The more he does for others, the happier he is. The more he gives to others, the wealthier he is.
Behold, I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself.
If you will think about what you ought to do for other people, your character will take care of itself. Character is a by-product, and any man who devotes himself to its cultivation in his own case will become a selfish pig.