is no substitute for justice withheld."
-- Saint Augustine
should be abolished; and be replaced by justice."
-- Norman Bethune
is not about charity, it's about justice... The war
against terror is bound up in the war against poverty
- I didn't say that, Colin Powell said that . . .
trade, our hypocrisy is at its most appalling. Trade
reform isn't about charity, it's about justice, and
this campaign, Trade Justice is an unstoppable idea.
charities, foodbanks and church pantries are doing
more than ever before, but they can't keep up with
the need. We can never end hunger only through the
wonderful work of local charities. Like other Western
democracies, we must end our national problem of hunger
through national and political leadership. Charity
is nice for some things, but not as a way to feed
a nation. We don't protect our national security through
charity, and we shouldn't protect our families and
children that way either.
should begin at home, but should not stay there.
-- Philip Brooks
universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and
hell a fable.
-- Charles Caleb Colton (1825)
disciple having asked for a definition of charity,
the Master said LOVE ONE ANOTHER."
only is charity, to do all, all that we can."
-- John Donne
best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to
an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to
your child, a good example; to a father, deference;
to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of
you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.”
"Charity begins at home, but should not end there."
-- Thomas Fuller (1732)
don't believe in charity. I believe in solidarity. Charity
is vertical, so it's humiliating. It goes from the top
to the bottom. Solidarity is horizontal. It respects
the other and learns from the other. I have a lot to
learn from other people."
only hope of preserving what is best, lies in the practice
of an immense charity,
a wide tolerance, a sincere respect for opinions that are
--Philip Gilbert Hamerton
is done in charity, however small and of no reputation it
be, bringeth forth good fruit.
-- Thomas ŕ Kempis
"With malice toward none, with charity for all, ...let
us strive on to finish the work we are in, ...to do
all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting
peace among ourselves and with all nations."
are eight rungs in charity. The highest is when you help
a man to help himself."
-- Moses Maimonides
poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act
of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental
human right, the right to dignity and a decent life
. . .
is in the heart of man, and righteousness in the path
of men. Pity the man who has lost his path and does
not follow it and who has lost his heart and does not
know how to recover it. When people's dogs and chicks
are lost they go out and look for them and yet the people
who have lost their hearts do not go out and look for
them. The principle of self-cultivation consists in
nothing but trying to look for the lost heart."
-- Mencius (4th century B.C.)
“Charity is commendable; everyone should be charitable.
But justice aims to create a social order in which,
if individuals choose not to be charitable, people still
don’t go hungry, unschooled or sick without care. Charity
depends on the vicissitudes of whim and personal wealth;
justice depends on commitment instead of circumstance.”
A society that has more justice is a society that
needs less charity.
faith and hope the world will disagree,
But all mankind's concern is charity."
-- Alexander Pope (1733)
I do not give lectures or a little charity,
When I give I give myself."
is not charity. This is business: business with a
social objective, which is to help people get out