Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.— Mother Teresa
Contentment Charity And Giving quotations
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass away.
Wealth is not to feed our egos but to feed the hungry and to help people help themselves.
We must be full reservoirs in order to let our water spill out without becoming empty, and we must possess the spirit with which we want them to be animated, for no one can give what he does not have.
Your silence gives consent.
Yes, my dear children, everything is good and precious in God's sight when we act from the motives of religion and of charity because Jesus Christ tells us that a glass of water would not go unrewarded. You see, therefore, my children, that although we may be quite poor, we can still easily give alms.
When you stop giving and offering something to the rest of the world, it's time to turn out the lights.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
If you want to fly, give up everything that weights you down.
There is no use whatsoever in trying to help people who do not help themselves.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
We must give alms. Charity wins souls and draws them to virtue.
Before you heal someone, ask him if he's willing to give up the things that made him sick.
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
Each time a man stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
I cannot change the world, but I do not have to conform.
You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.
To consider yourself an environmentalist and still eat meat is like saying you're a philanthropist who doesn't give to charity.
True love is inexhaustible; the more you give, the more you have.
While earning your daily bread, be sure you share a slice with those less fortunate.
If you want to improve you self-worth, stop giving other people the calculator.
Hebrew word for "charity" tzedakah, simply means "justice" and as this suggests, for Jews, giving to the poor is no optional extra but an essential part of living a just life.
You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
There's another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday. The idea is pretty straightforward. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, shoppers take a break from their gift-buying and donate what they can to charity.
The best gifts to give: To your friend, loyalty;
To your enemy, forgiveness; To your boss, service; To a child, a good example; To your parents, gratitude and devotion; To your mate, love and faithfulness; To all men and women, charity.
When you give up remember why you started.
That's what I consider true generosity.
You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.
Charity is just writing checks and not being engaged.
Philanthropy, to me, is being engaged, not only with your resources but getting people and yourself really involved and doing things that haven't been done before.
Happiness is not so much in having as sharing.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.
Charity work is very important to me and gives me an opportunity to give back to my community. I've always been a big supporter of many different charities, have donated millions of dollars to them, and it just feels great to do and be able to help others, especially children.
O my soul, what are you doing? Are you not aware that God sees you always? You can never hide yourself from His sight. O Father, have pity on us because we are blind and in darkness. Drive out the darkness and give me light. Melt the ice of my self-love and kindle in me the fire of Your charity.
Lent is a fitting time for self-denial;
we would do well to ask ourselves what we can give up in order to help and enrich others by our own poverty. Let us not forget that real poverty hurts: no self-denial is real without this dimension of penance. I distrust a charity that costs nothing and does not hurt.
You have only got three choices in life: give up, give in, or give it all you've got.
If I survive, I will spend my whole life at the oven door seeing that no one is denied bread and, so as to give a lesson of charity, especially those who did not bring flour.
Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve.
Not what we give, but what we share, for the gift without the giver is bare.
Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do.
It is a deed of greater charity to give a bit of bread to the poor in the time of high prices and famine, than a whole loaf in the time of fertility and abundance.
There is a natural law, a Divine law, that obliges you and me to relieve the suffering, the distressed and the destitute.
We are constituted so that simple acts of kindness, such as giving to charity or expressing gratitude, have a positive effect on our long-term moods. The key to the happy life, it seems, is the good life: a life with sustained relationships, challenging work, and connections to community.
What you feel about another person, what you think or say about another eprson, what you do to another person - you do to you. Give judgement and criticism and you give it to yourself. Give love and appreciation to another person or anything, and you give it to yourself.
To give away money is an easy matter and in any man's power.
But to decide to whom to give it and how large and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in every man's power nor an easy matter.
Give, but give until it hurts.
It's more blessed to give than to receive - especially kittens.
Forgiveness is the best charity. (It is easy to give the poor money and goods when one has plenty, but to forgive is hard; but it is the best thing if one can do it.)
O fire of love! Was it not enough for You to have created us to Your image and likeness, and to have recreated us in grace through the Blood of Your Son, without giving Yourself wholly to us as our Food, O God, Divine Essence? What impelled You to do this? Your charity alone.