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As a fresh start, the church should give away all her endowments to the poor and needy.

    Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

There is no such merchant as the charitable man; he gives trifles which he could not keep, to receive treasure which he cannot lose.

    Author: Francis Quarles

He that gives all, though but little gives much; because God looks not to the quantity of the gift, but to the quality of the givers.

    Author: Francis Quarles

Let the lips of the poor be the trumpet of thy gift, lest in seeking applause, thou lose thy reward.

    Author: Francis Quarles

Nothing is more pleasing to God than an open hand, and a closed mouth.

    Author: Francis Quarles

In giving of thine alms inquire not so much into the person, as his necessity. God looks not so much on the merits of him that requires, as to the manner of him that relieves. If the man deserve not, thou hast given to humanity.

    Author: Francis Quarles

Proportion thy charity to the strength of thine estate, lest God in anger proportion thine estate to the weakness of thy charity.

    Author: Francis Quarles

Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals. They never feel that it is an injustice to equals; nay it is treachery to comrades.

    Author: G.K. Chesterton

Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.

    Author: George Washington

Who shuts his hand has lost his gold, Who opens it hath it twice told.

    Author: George Herbert

Never let your zeal outrun your charity. The former is but human, the latter is divine.

    Author: Hosea Ballou

The rich man is not one who is in possession of much, but one who gives much.

    Author: John Chrysostom

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