Helping people in need is a good and essential part of my life, a kind of destiny.
Charity is great, but the moment you say it is all, you run the risk of running into materialism.
Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.
How beautiful a day can be, when kindness touches it!
Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.
Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.
Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.
The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.
I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.
No man stands so straight as when he stoops to help a boy.
The purpose of life is not to be happy – but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
Look around the habitable world: how few know their own good, or knowing it, pursue.
Cheerfulness is a very great help in fostering the virtue of charity. Cheerfulness itself is a virtue.
True charity is the desire to be useful to others with no thought of recompense.
Unity in things Necessary, Liberty in things Unnecessary, and Charity in all.
The Lord loveth a cheerful giver. He also accepteth from a grouch.
In essentials, unity; in differences, liberty; in all things, charity.
Where the Mind is biggest, the Heart, the Senses, Magnanimity, Charity, Tolerance, Kindliness, and the rest of them scarcely have room to breathe.
Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee, and do not try to make the universe a blind alley.
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
Sometime in your life, hope that you might see one starved man, the look on his face when the bread finally arrives. Hope that you might have baked it or bought or even kneaded it yourself. For that look on his face, for your meeting his eyes across a piece of bread, you might be willing to lose a lot, or suffer a lot, or die a little, even.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.
The faith must express itself in charity and in solidarity, which is the civil form of charity.
The difference between a helping hand and an outstretched palm is a twist of the wrist.
The only genuine elite is the elite of those men and women who gave their lives to justice and charity.
It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little – do what you can.
In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy.
You cannot hope to build a better world without improving individuals. We all must work for our own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity.
Never let your zeal outrun your charity. The former is but human, the latter is divine.
That’s why charity work is very selfish at the same time, because it makes you feel good.
The bread in your cupboard belongs to the hungry man; the coat hanging unused in your closet belongs to the man who needs it; the shoes rotting in your closet belong to the man who has none; the money which you hoard in the bank belongs to the poor. You do wrong to everyone you could help, but fail to help.
Only great souls know the grandeur there is in charity.
A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity.
Our prayers for others flow more easily than those for ourselves. This shows we are made to live by charity.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
Make it a rule… never to lie down at night without being able to say, “I have made one human being at least a little wiser, a little happier or a little better this day.”
I am very driven. I work really hard, whether it’s acting or my charity or even poker. When I focus on something I give it my all.
When faith and hope fail, as they do sometimes, we must try charity, which is love in action. We must speculate no more on our duty, but simply do it. When we have done it, however blindly, perhaps Heaven will show us why.
When you dig another out of their troubles, you find a place to bury your own.
I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.
The willingness to share does not make one charitable; it makes one free.
The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others.
In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity.
Each of us can only do the best we can for as many as we can and that will never be good enough for those of us who care!
You are much surer that you are doing good when you pay money to those who work, as the recompense of their labor, than when you give money merely in charity.
Charity. To love human beings in so far as they are nothing. That is to love them as God does.
With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us finish the work we are in.
Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.
To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.– Horace Mann (1796-1859) U.S. educator