quote by Dorothy Day

Do not give to the poor expecting to get their gratitude so that you can feel good about yourself. If you do, your giving will be thin and short-lived, and that is not what the poor need; it will only improvish them further. Give only if you have something you must give; give only if you are someone for whom giving is its own reward.

— Dorothy Day

Staggering Giving To The Poor quotations

Giving to the poor quote Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it.

Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass away.

The only gift is giving to the poor; All else is exchange.

Prayer cleanses from sin, drives away temptations, stamps out persecutions, comforts the fainthearted, gives new strength to the courageous, brings travellers safely home, calms the waves, confounds robbers, feeds the poor, overrules the rich, lifts up the fallen, supports those who are falling, sustains those who stand firm.

Giving to the poor quote Your silence gives consent.

Your silence gives consent.

The rich man who gives to the poor does not bestow alms but pays a debt.

Let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.

The money was all appropriated for the top in the hopes that it would trickle down to the needy. Mr. Hoover didn’t know that money trickled up. Give it to the people at the bottom and the people at the top will have it before night, anyhow. But it will at least have passed through the poor fellow’s hands.

Giving to the poor quote If you want to fly, give up everything that weights you down.

If you want to fly, give up everything that weights you down.

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In Community of Caring, we believe the quality of caring we give to our parents, to our brothers and sisters, to our families, to our friends and neighbors, and to the poor and the powerless endows a life, a community with respect, hope and happiness.

Education gives sobriety to the young, comfort to the old, riches to the poor and is an ornament to the rich.

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.

Giving to the poor quote Before you heal someone, ask him if he's willing to give up the things that made

Before you heal someone, ask him if he's willing to give up the things that made him sick.

I'm from Naples. I was born in a poor neighborhood and I always, in my heart, felt like it would be amazing to be able to adopt a child from Naples. I could give someone the opportunity I had. I would love to give back in that way and pay it forward.

We poor sinners need to come back from our wanderings to seek pardon through the all-sufficient merits of our Redeemer. And we need to pray earnestly for the power of the Holy Spirit to give us a precious revival in our hearts and among the unconverted.

OYSTER, n. A slimy, gobby shellfish which civilization gives men the hardihood to eat without removing its entrails! The shells are sometimes given to the poor.

Giving to the poor quote You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.

You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.

Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country and giving it to the rich people of a poor country.

I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours.

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.

Giving to the poor quote If you want to improve you self-worth, stop giving other people the calculator.

If you want to improve you self-worth, stop giving other people the calculator.

God gives us humans everything we need to flourish, but he's not the one who's supposed to divvy up the loot. You want to see where Christ crucified abides today? Go to where the poor are suffering and fighting back, and that's where He is.

Jesus came from heaven down to earth.

He left all grandeur behind Him, He passed by palaces and thrones-to be born in a manger! He was born lowly, that He might raise men up to God. The poor have a friend in Jesus. If no one else loves them, He loves them. He came to give them liberty, to proclaim to them the gospel of God's grace.

Whatever a man has in superabundance is owed, of natural right, to the poor for their sustenance.

Giving to the poor quote When you give up remember why you started.

When you give up remember why you started.

If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.

I had watched for many years and seen how a few rich families held much of Argentina's wealth and power in their hands. So Peron and the government brought in an eight hour working day , sickness pay and fair wages to give poor workers a fair go .

Microfinance recognizes that poor people are remarkable reservoirs of energy and knowledge, posing an untapped opportunity to create markets, bring people in from the margins and give them the tools with which to help themselves.

Giving to the poor quote Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experie

Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.

Water must be free for sustenance needs.

Since nature gives water to us free of cost, buying and selling it for profit violates our inherent right to nature's gift and denies the poor of their human rights.

A nation as such does not give aid to another nation.

More precisely, the common citizens of our country, through their taxes, give to the privileged elites of another country. As someone once said: foreign aid is when the poor people of a rich country give money to the rich people of a poor country.

It's amazing how people can get so excited about a rocket to the moon and not give a damn about smog, oil leaks, the devastation of the environment with pesticides, hunger, disease. When the poor share some of the power that the affluent now monopolize, we will give a damn.

Giving to the poor quote You have only got three choices in life: give up, give in, or give it all you've

You have only got three choices in life: give up, give in, or give it all you've got.

I have lectured at the U.N. and travelled widely, giving lectures on human rights and gender inequalities in universities. But this is a life I do not wish to live. I don't want to be a showcase, I want to be in a battlefield where I can stand beside the oppressed and the poor.

I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for money.

No, I wouldn't touch a leper for a thousand pounds; yet I willingly cure him for the love of God.

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.

Giving to the poor quote Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do.

Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do.

I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for money.

No, I wouldn't touch a leper for a thousand pounds; yet I willingly cure him for the love of God.

If you teach a poor young man to shave himself, and keep his razor in order, you may contribute more to the happiness of his life than in giving him a thousand guineas.

It's more blessed to give than to receive - especially kittens.

Giving to the poor quote What you feel about another person, what you think or say about another eprson,

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.

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.)

To give aid to every poor man is far beyond the reach and power of every man.

Care of the poor is incumbent on society as a whole.

An emperor knows how to govern when poets are free to make verses, people to act plays, historians to tell the truth, ministers to give advice, the poor to grumble at taxes, students to learn lessons aloud, workmen to praise their skill and seek work, people to speak of anything, and old men to find fault with everything.

To give aid to every poor man is far beyond the reach and power of every man.

Care of the poor is incumbent on society as a whole.

Islam is the only religion that gives dignity to the poor.

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