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God has made no one absolute. The rich depend on the poor, as well as the poor on the rich. The world is but a magnificent building; all the stones are gradually cemented together. No one subsists by himself alone.

    Author: Owen Feltham

As the sword of the best tempered metal is most flexible, so the truly generous are most pliant and courteous in their behavior to their inferiors.

    Author: Thomas Fuller

Generosity, wrong placed, becometh a vice; a princely mind will undo a private family.

    Author: Thomas Fuller

When thou makest presents, let them be of such things as will last long; to the end they may be in some sort immortal, and may frequently refresh the memory of the receiver.

    Author: Thomas Fuller

A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.

    Author: Thomas Fuller

Teach us to give and not to count the cost.
- Ignatius of Antioch

    Author: Assorted Authors

O Lord, you know what is best for me. Let this or that be done, as you please. Give what you will, how much you will, and when you will.

    Author: Thomas a Kempis

You and I must be perfectly willing to part with anything at any moment. It matters not whether I leave two thousand dollars or merely two. What matters is whether I can leave what ever I have without a twinge of regret.

    Author: Watchman Nee

Man should not consider his material possession his own, but as common to all, so as to share them without hesitation when others are in need.

    Author: Thomas Aquinas

In matters of equity between man and man, our Saviour has taught us to put my neighbor in place of myself, and myself in place of my neighbor.

    Author: Isaac Watts

For it is in giving that we receive.

    Author: Francis of Assisi

Avarice, greed, concupiscence and so forth are all based on the mathematical truism that the more you get, the more you have. The remark of that it is more blessed to give than to receive is based on the human truth that the more you give away in love, the more you are. It is not just for the sake of other people that tells us to give rather than get, but for our own sakes too.

    Author: Frederick Buechner

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