“Give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day; teach him how to fish, and he’ll eat for a lifetime.” Anon.
“Love is not patronizing and charity isn’t about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same — with charity you give love, so don’t just give money but reach out your hand instead.” Mother Teresa.
“Liberality is not giving much but giving wisely.” Benjamin Franklin.
“Charity bestowed upon those who are worthy of it is like good seed sown on a good soil that yields an abundance of fruits. But alms given to those who are yet under the tyrannical yoke of the passions are like seed deposited in a bad soil. The passions of the receiver of the alms choke, as it were, the growth of merits.” Buddha.
“You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give.” Anon.
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Lanterns. Lighting the Way.
“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter
“Simplicity, Patience, and Compassion. These are your greatest treasures.” Lao Tze.
“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide for those who have little.” Franklin D. Roosevelt.
“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” Maya Angelou.
“Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth; Virtue appears from good deeds, and Wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of Wisdom and the guidance of Virtue.” Buddha.
Earlier Related Quotes
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“Joy is found in simple things.” Anon.
“There is no substitute for hard work.” Thomas Edison.
“Peace comes from within.” Buddha.
“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” Plutarch
“Rare is the union of beauty and purity.”Juvenal.
“It is our choices that show who we truly are. Far more than our abilities.”
Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter.
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