MGM (this website) has 8 quotes on "charity" at
I plundered these quotes from a collection at
"You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give."
"Two kinds of gratitude:
The sudden kind we feel for what we take;
the larger kind we feel for what we give."
"Complete possession is proved only by giving.
All you are unable to give possesses you."
"The best portion of a good man's life is
his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love."
"Gratitude makes us feel bursting with delight, just to remember the gifts we have received. Thus we are doubly blessed when we receive something--for the gift itself and later, in recall, for the miracle of having been given it."
"May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive,
which is wrapped in thoughtfulness, and tied with love."
"No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be,
you are special, and you still have something unique to offer.
Your life, because of who you are, has meaning."
~Barbara De Angelis
"It is possible to give without loving,
but it is impossible to love without giving."
"Should not the giver be thankful that the receiver received?
Is not giving a need? Is not receiving, mercy?"
"The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able
to give a large part of oneself to others."
~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
"It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving."
"It is rare indeed that people give. Most people guard and keep; they suppose that it is they themselves and what they identify with themselves that they are guarding and keeping, whereas what they are actually guarding and keeping is their system of reality and what they assume themselves to be."
"We must not only give what we have;
we must also give what we are."
"The human contribution is the essential ingredient.
It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live."
~Ethel Percy Andrus
"Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love."
"We make a living by what we get,
but we make a life by what we give."
"If all my pain and all my tears,
And all that I have learned throughout the years
Could make one perfect song
To lift some fallen head
To light some darkened mind,
I should feel that not in vain
I served mankind."
"It is well to give when asked,
but it is better to give unasked, through understanding."
In a world that has all the resources, scientific and technological knowledge and grand prospects to assure a decent life for every body, we witness a surplus of hunger, epidemics, poverty, unemployment, exploitation of child labour, sickness homelessness, desperation and illiteracy that stalk the millions in the third world countries.
~from an article by Avtar Sadiq