We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving!
No one has ever become poor by giving.
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
It's more blessed to give than to receive - especially kittens.
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.
Good works is giving to the poor and the helpless, but divine works is showing them their worth to the One who matters.
Whatever a man has in superabundance is owed, of natural right, to the poor for their sustenance.
Let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
When a poor person dies of hunger it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her. It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed.
Giving to the poor is an essential part of Christian morality.
The only gift is giving to the poor;
All else is exchange.
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.
Since much wealth too often proves a snare and an incumbrance in the Christian's race, let him lighten the weight by 'dispersing abroad and giving to the poor'; whereby he will both soften the pilgrimage of his fellow travelers, and speed his own way the faster.
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