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

—Confucius, c. 350 BC

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

—Jules Renard, 1898

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

—Ralph Nader, 2000

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

—Albert Camus, 1956

Charity is murder and you know it.

—Dorothy Parker, 1956

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

—William Blake, 1804

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

—G.K. Chesterton, 1932

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

—Alexander Pope, 1738

It is more blessed to give than to receive.

—Acts of the Apostles, c. 80

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

—Antonio Porchia, 1943

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

—Maya Angelou, 1993

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

—Eva Perón, 1949

The gratitude is greater than the gift.

—Pierre Corneille, 1641