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

—Jules Renard, 1898

The deed is everything, the glory naught.

—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1832

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

—Ralph Nader, 2000

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

—Maya Angelou, 1993

They say that gifts persuade even the gods. 

—Euripides, 431 BC

Every gift has a personality—that of its giver.

—Nuruddin Farah, 1992

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

—G.K. Chesterton, 1932

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

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

—Confucius, c. 350 BC

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

—Antonio Porchia, 1943

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

—William Blake, 1804

I love everyone now that I have gray hair.

—Polatkin, c. 1855