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