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And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

Bible Quotes , Source: I Corinthians (ch. XIII, v. 13)

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Soft peace she brings, wherever she arrives: She builds our quiet, as she forms our lives: Lays the rough paths of peevish Nature even, And opens in each heart a little Heaven.

Matthew Prior Quotes , Source: Charity

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True charity is the desire to be useful to others without thought of recompense

Emanuel Swedenborg Quotes

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Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven.

Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

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The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall; but in charity there is no excess, neither can angel or man come in danger by it.

Francis Bacon Quotes , Source: Essay--On Goodness

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Every good act is charity. A man's true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows.

Moliere Quotes

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Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.

John D. Rockefeller Quotes

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In charity to all mankind, bearing no malice or ill-will to any human being, and even compassionating those who hold in bondage their fellow-men, not knowing what they do.

John Quincy Adams Quotes , Source: in a letter to A. Bronson

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Charity and treating begin at home.

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Quotes , Source: Wit without Money (sc. 2)

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And thou I bestow all my good to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

Bible Quotes , Source: I Corinthians (ch. XIII, v. 3)

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And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves. for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

Bible Quotes , Source: I Peter (ch. IV, v. 8)

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The voice of the world ["Charity begins at home"].

Sir Thomas Browne Quotes , Source: Religio Medici

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No sound ought to be heard in the church but the healing voice of Christian charity.

Edmund Burke Quotes , Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France

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No farther seek his merits to disclose, Or draw his frailties from their dread abode (There they alike in trembling hope repose), The bosom of his Father and his God.

Thomas Gray Quotes , Source: Elegy in a Country Churchyard--Epitaph

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When your courtyard twists, do not pour the water abroad.

Thomas Gray Quotes , Source: Elegy in a Country Churchyard--Epitaph

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Meek and lowly, pure and holy, Chief among the "blessed three."

Charles Jefferys (Jeffreys or Jeffries) Quotes , Source: Charity

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In silence, . . . Steals on soft-handed Charity, Tempering her gifts, that seem so free, By time and place, Till not a woe the bleak world see, But finds her grace.

John Keble Quotes , Source: Christian Year--The Sunday After Ascension Day (st. 6)

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He is truly great who hath a great charity.

Thomas a Kempis Quotes , Source: Imitation of Christ (bk. I, ch. III), (Dibdin's translation)

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In things essential, unity; in doubtful, liberty; in all things, charity. [Lat., In necessasariis, unitas; In dubiis, libertas; in omnibus, caritas.]

Thomas a Kempis Quotes , Source: Imitation of Christ (bk. I, ch. III), (Dibdin's translation)

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All crush'd and stone-cast in behaviour, She stood as a marble would stand, Then the Saviour bent down, and the Saviour In silence wrote on in the sand.

Joaquin Miller (pseudonym of Cincinnatus Hiner Miller) Quotes , Source: Charity

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Charity well directed should begin at home. [Fr., Charite bien ordonne commence pay soy mem.]

Adrian de Montluc Quotes , Source: La Comedie de Proverbes (act III, sc. 7)

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In Faith and Hope the world will disagree, But all mankind's concern is charity.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Essay on Man (ep. III, l. 307)

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It is religion to be thus forsworn, For charity itself fulfills the law And who can never love from charity?

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Love's Labor's Lost (Berowne at IV, iii)

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Lady, you know no rules of charity, Which renders good for bad, blessings for curses.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Third (King Richard at I, ii)

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I believe there is no sentiment he has such faith in as that charity begins at home" And his, I presume., is of that domestic sort which never stirs abroad at all.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan Quotes , Source: School for Scandal (act V, sc. 1)

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