Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.— Mother Teresa
Revolutionary Giving To Charity quotations
Wealth is not to feed our egos but to feed the hungry and to help people help themselves.
The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness;
to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all others, charity.
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.
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.
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.
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint.
When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.
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.
A poor but humble man who gives nothing to charity is preferrable to a rich but haughty man who does.
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.
To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To you, respect.
The more you give, the more you live.
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.
It takes a noble man to plant a seed for a tree that will someday give shade to people he may never meet.
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.
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.
Whatever a man has in superabundance is owed, of natural right, to the poor for their sustenance.
It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.
URGE is a grassroots charity. We organized to get some incubators to give to the hospital for the kids. We donate money to orphanages.
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.
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.
The Eucharist is the life of the people.
The Eucharist gives them a center of life. All can come together without the barriers of race or language in order to celebrate the feast days of the Church. It gives them a law of life, that of charity, of which it is the source; thus it forges between them a common bond, a Christian kinship
I have a friend who lives in the South Side of Chicago.
I helped out at a church charity there where they try to give a bit of cohesion to a desperate area. Everyone was very welcoming
It is more difficult to give money away intelligently than to earn it in the first place.
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.
Remember to set apart at least one hour every day to do some service for others.
While the food we eat nurtures our bodies, it is what we give in charity that nurtures our souls. If time is not available daily, reserve at least a few hours every week for some worthwhile act of charity.