If you expect something in return for your charity, it isn’t charity.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.
Having leveled my palace, don’t erect a hovel and complacently admire your own charity in giving me that for a home.
Charity makes no decrease in property.
Charity brings to life again those who are spiritually dead.
The charities of life are scattered everywhere, enameling the vales of human beings as the flowers paint the meadows. They are not the fruit of study, nor the privilege of refinement, but a natural instinct.
In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity.
Bounty always receives part of its value from the manner in which it is bestowed.
You are much surer that you are doing good when you pay money to those who work, as the recompense of their labors, than when you give money merely in charity.
Be charitable and indulgent to everyone but yourself.