Quotes about Charity

He hath a tear for pity, and a hand
Open as day for melting charity.

William Shakespeare

An old man, broken with the storms of state,
Is come to lay his weary bones among ye:
Give him a little earth for charity!

William Shakespeare

I hate nobody: I am in charity with the world.

Jonathan Swift

For forms of government let fools contest;
Whate'er is best administer'd is best.
For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight;
His can't be wrong whose life is in the right.
In faith and hope the world will disagree,
But all mankind's concern is charity.

Alexander Pope

Careless their merits or their faults to scan,
His pity gave ere charity began.
Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride,
And even his failings lean'd to Virtue's side.

Oliver Goldsmith

In charity to all mankind, bearing no malice or ill-will to any human being, and even compassionating those who hold in bondage their fellow-men, not knowing what they do.

John Quincy Adams

Alas for the rarity
Of Christian charity
Under the sun!

Thomas Hood

All hearts confess the saints elect,
Who, twain in faith, in love agree,
And melt not in an acid sect
The Christian pearl of charity!

John Greenleaf Whittier

With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan--to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.

Abraham Lincoln

To do him any wrong was to beget
A kindness from him, for his heart was rich--
Of such fine mould that if you sowed therein
The seed of Hate, it blossomed Charity.

Alfred Tennyson Tennyson

"The living need charity more than the dead."

George Arnold

So long as faith with freedom reigns
And loyal hope survives,
And gracious charity remains
To leaven lowly lives;
While there is one untrodden tract
For intellect or will,
And men are free to think and act,
Life is worth living still.

Alfred Austin

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

New Testament

Though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

New Testament

Charity suffereth long and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up.

New Testament

And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

New Testament

Charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

New Testament

If the world is to be improved it must be by the exercise of individual charity

And they say that love is the greatest thing; they persist in SAYING this, the foul liars, and just look at what they do! Look at all the millions of people who repeat every minute that love is the greatest, and charity is the greatest--and see what they are doing all the time. By their works ye shall know them, for dirty liars and cowards, who daren't stand by their own actions, much less by their own words.

David H. Lawrence

Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.

John D. Rockefeller

Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.

Albert Camus

Charity sees the need not the cause.

German proverb

The highest exercise of charity is charity towards the uncharitable.

J.S. Buckminster

In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity.

Anne Baxter

Slander is a poison which kills charity, both in the slanderer and the one who listens.

St. Bernard

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