Charity Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old charity quotes, charity sayings, and charity proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


People that trust wholly to others’ charity, and without industry of their own, will always be poor.     

William J. Temple

No one has ever become poor by giving.     

Amme Frank

He who wished to secure the good of others, Has already secured his own.     

Confucius

If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.     

Bob Hope

All we need is to build human relations with our deeds. That‘s only thing that lasts forever.     

Nana Patekar

No one has ever become poor by giving.     

Anne Frank

Charity sees the need, not the cause.     

Anonymous/ German Proverb

He who has no charity deserves no mercy.     

Anonymous/ English Proverb

When you have more than you need, build a longer table not a higher fence.     

Anonymous

Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.     

Francis of Assisi

To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity.     

Bodhidharma

The small charity that comes from the heart is better than the great charity that comes from the head.     

Ivan Panin

He who wished to secure the good of others, has already secured his own.     

Confucius

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

Anne Baxter

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.     

John Bunyan

Wishing good, merely, is a lukewarm charity; but doing good is divine.     

James Lendall Basford

It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.     

Mother Theresa

What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.     

Albert Pine

Charity is a supreme virtue, and the great channel through which the mercy of God is passed onto mankind.     

Conrad Hilton

We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.     

Dr. Loretta Scott

The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Do not give, as many rich men do, like a hen that lays her egg and then cackles.     

Henry Ward Beecher

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.     

Mother Theresa

That charity which longs to publish itself ceases to be charity.     

Eliza Cook

All we need is to build human relations with our deeds. That‘s only thing that lasts forever.     

Nana Patekar

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.     

John Holmes

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.     

Aesop

True charity is the desire to be useful to others with no thought of recompense.     

Emanuel Swedenborg

People that trust wholly to others' charity, and without industry of their own, will always be poor.     

William J. Temple

Bounty always receives part of its value from the manner in which it is bestowed.     

Samuel Johnson