It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.
Nothing will make us so charitable and tender to the faults of others as by self-examination thoroughly to know our own.François Fénelon, p. 48. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
Earth has not a spectacle more glorious or more fair to show than this love tolerating intolerance; charity covering, as with a vail, even the sin of the lack of charity.Frederick William Robertson, p. 47. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
We may not substitute charity for godliness; but there is room for the Divine love in the heart which has been touched by the human.William Morley Punshon, p. 47. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
Let them learn first to show piety at home.I Timothy. V. 4.
Charity gently to hear, kindly to judge.Attributed to William Shakespeare, p. 46 (other sources include only the phrase "gently to hear, kindly to judge").
Meek and lowly, pure and holy, Chief among the "blessed three."Charles Jefferys, Charity. (Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations)
Though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.I Corinthians, XIII. 2. (Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations)
Charity suffereth long and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up.I Corinthians, XIII. 4. (Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations)
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.I Corinthians, XIII. 13. (Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations)
No sound ought to be heard in the church but the healing voice of Christian charity.Edmund Burke
We are obligated to be more scrupulous in fulfilling the commandment of charity than any other positive commandment because charity is the sign of a righteous man.Maimonides, as quoted in A Maimonides Reader (1972) by Isadore Twersky, p. 135
In Faith and Hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity.Alexander Pope
In a just world, there would be no possibility of 'charity'.bertrand russell
There is no charitable purpose which is not a benevolent purpose.Lord Langdale, M.R., Kendall v. Granger (1842), 5 Beav. 302; reported in James William Norton-Kyshe, Dictionary of Legal Quotations (1904), p. 26.
Charity keepeth us in Faith and Hope, and Hope leadeth us in Charity. And in the end all shall be Charity.Julian of Norwich, Revelations of Divine Love (c. 1393).
Charity and treating begin at home.John Fletcher, Wit without Money (c. 1614; published 1639), scene 2.
Let them learn first to show pity at home.John Fletcher, Wit without Money (c. 1614; published 1639), scene 2. Marston—Histrio-Matrix. 3. 165
Certainly it is a heaven upon earth to have a man's mind to move in charity, rest in providence, and turn upon the poles of truth.Francis Bacon
Charity, by which God and neighbor are loved, is the most perfect friendship.thomas aquinas
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