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I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.

—Maya Angelou, 1993

It is more blessed to give than to receive.

—Acts of the Apostles, c. 80

If you would help another man, you must do so in minute particulars.

—William Blake, 1804

Too many people have decided to do without generosity in order to practice charity.

—Albert Camus, 1956

Unfortunately, humanitarianism has been the mark of an inhuman time.

—G.K. Chesterton, 1932

Without virtue, both riches and honor, to me, seem like the passing cloud.

—Confucius, c. 350 BC

The gratitude is greater than the gift.

—Pierre Corneille, 1641

They say that gifts persuade even the gods. 

—Euripides, 431 BC

Every gift has a personality—that of its giver.

—Nuruddin Farah, 1992

The deed is everything, the glory naught.

—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1832

The friend of all humanity is no friend to me.

—Molière, 1666

A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity.

—Ralph Nader, 2000

Charity is murder and you know it.

—Dorothy Parker, 1956