76+ Best Charity Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Charity is an organization whose purpose is to give money, food, or help to those who need it, or to carry out activities such as medical research that will help people in need, and not to make a profit. Profoundly inspirational charity quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Famous Charity Quotes

Gentleness, self sacrifice, and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion. Mahatma Gandhi

No one has ever become poor by giving. Anne Frank

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. Rabindranath Tagore

It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving. Mother Theresa

The greatest sin is to do nothing because you can only do a little. Edmund Burke

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

We can do no great things, only small things with great love. Mother Teresa 

In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices. Elizabeth Gilbert

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. Mother Teresa

When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed. Maya Angelou

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

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. Dom Helder Camara

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill

A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog. Jack London

As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled. Victor Hugo

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

That’s what I consider true generosity You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing. Simone De Beauvoir

While we do our good works let us not forget that the real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary. Chinua Achebe

The living need charity more than the dead. George Arnold

Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you. Shannon Alder

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,  nothing is going to get better. Dr. Seuss

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Extend yourself in kindness to other human beings wherever you can. Oprah Winfrey

The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer. Mahatma Gandhi

Anywhere I see suffering, that is where I want to be, doing what I can. Princess Diana

That’s what I consider true generosity You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing. Simone de Beauvoir

Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are. Princess Diana

We only have what we give. Isabel Allende

We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone. Ronald Reagan

I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it. Abraham Lincoln

He who waits to a great deal of good at once will never do anything. Samuel Johnson

Love is not patronizing and charity isn’t about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same  with charity you give love, so don’t just give money but reach out your hand instead. Mother Teresa

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

Give, but give until it hurts. Mother Teresa

The practice of charity will bind us will bind all men in one great brotherhood. Conrad Hilton

Beauty is not who you are on the outside, it is the wisdom and time you gave away to save another struggling soul like you. Shannon L. Alder

Never let your zeal outrun your charity. The former is human, The latter is divine. Hosea Ballou 

To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own. Abraham Lincoln

Find a need and fill it. Ruth Stafford Peale 

If you’re in the luckiest one per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent. Warren Buffett

Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast not charity for thy neighbor. Francis Quarles

Do not act as if you had ten thousand years to throw away. Death stands at your elbow. Be good for something while you live and it is in your power. Marcus Aurelius

All things are perceived in the light of charity and hence under the aspect of beauty; for beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love. Evelyn Underhill

Once poverty is gone, we’ll need to build museums to display its horrors to future generations. They’ll wonder why poverty continued so long in human society how a few people could live in luxury while billions dwelt in misery, deprivation and despair. Muhammad Yunus

My piece of bread only belongs to me when I know that everyone else has a share and that no one starves while I eat. Leo Tolstoy

Charity, if you have the means, is a personal choice, but charity which is expected or compelled is simply a polite word for slavery. Terry Goodkind

Charity is great but the moment you say it is all, you run the risk of running into materialism. Swami Vivekananda

Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves. Horace Mann

Our prayers for others flow more easily than those for ourselves. this shows that we are made to live by charity. C.S.Lewis

There is not a man of us who does not at times need a helping hand to be stretched out to him, and then shame upon him who will not stretch out the helping hand to his brother. Theodore Roosevelt

God has given us two hands, one to receive and the other to give with. Billy Graham

In charity to all mankind, bearing no malice or ill will to any human being, and even compassionating those who hold in bondage their fellow men, not knowing what they do. John Quincy Adams

Is there any real purpose in being alive if all we are going to do is get up every day and only live for ourselves? Live your life to help others. Give and live selflessly. Joyce Meyer

Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame. Alexander Pope

Charity is the root of all good works. Saint Augustine

God damn it, you’ve got to be kind. Kurt Vonnegut

Even charity so called has lent its patronage against little children. Benjamin Waugh

The most treasured and sacred moments of our lives are those filled with the spirit of love. The greater the measure of our love, the greater is our joy. In the end, the development of such love is the true measure of success in life. Joseph B. Wirthlin

In advocating the case of the persons thus dispossessed, it is a right, not a charity, that I am pleading for. Tomas Paine

It is easy to be conspicuously compassionate if others are being forced to pay the cost. Murray N. Rothbard

When justice is done, the mission of charity is finished. Milan C. Edson

I’m starting to think this world is just a place for us to learn that we need each other more than we want to admit. Richelle E. Goodrich

While we do our good works let us not forget that the real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary. Chinua Achebe

Don’t judge without having heard both sides. Even persons who think themselves virtuous very easily forget this elementary rule of prudence. Josemaría Escrivá

Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste. Charlotte Bronte

Real women fight for something, other than their own emotions. Shannon L. Alder

Having leveled my palace, don’t erect a hovel and complacently admire your own charity in giving me that for a home. Emily Bronte

Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, when I give I give myself. Walt Whitman

Whatsoever is done in charity, however small and of no reputation, it be, bringeth forth good fruit. Thoman A Kempis

That’s it. Love makes us all strong. E.A. Bucchianeri

In charity to all mankind, bearing no malice or ill will to any human being, and even compassionating those who hold in bondage their fellow men, not knowing what they do. John Quincy Adams

Many love humanity only in order to forget God with a clear conscience. Nicolás Gómez Dávila

It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it. Albert Einstein

It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world! Mary Wollstonecraft