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Almsgiving tends to perpetuate poverty; aid does away with it once and for all.

—Eva Perón, 1949

Every gift has a personality—that of its giver.

—Nuruddin Farah, 1992

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.

—Mark Twain, 1894

The gratitude is greater than the gift.

—Pierre Corneille, 1641

I know what I have given you. I do not know what you have received.

—Antonio Porchia, 1943

I love everyone now that I have gray hair.

—Polatkin, c. 1855

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

—Confucius, c. 350 BC

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

—Ralph Nader, 2000

It is more blessed to give than to receive.

—Acts of the Apostles, c. 80

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

—Albert Camus, 1956

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

—William Blake, 1804

Charity is murder and you know it.

—Dorothy Parker, 1956

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

—Alexander Pope, 1738