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

—Eva Perón, 1949

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

—Alexander Pope, 1738

Do not ask me to be kind; just ask me to act as though I were.

—Jules Renard, 1898

They say that gifts persuade even the gods. 

—Euripides, 431 BC

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

—G.K. Chesterton, 1932

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

—William Blake, 1804

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

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

—Maya Angelou, 1993

Charity is murder and you know it.

—Dorothy Parker, 1956

Every gift has a personality—that of its giver.

—Nuruddin Farah, 1992

The gratitude is greater than the gift.

—Pierre Corneille, 1641

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

—Confucius, c. 350 BC