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"Charity is no substitute for justice withheld."
-- Saint Augustine

"Charity should be abolished; and be replaced by justice."
-- Norman Bethune

This 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 . . .
-- Bono

On 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.
-- Bono

Public 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.
-- Jeff Bridges

Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there.
-- Philip Brooks

"Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable.
-- Charles Caleb Colton (1825)

"A disciple having asked for a definition of charity,
the Master said LOVE ONE ANOTHER."
-- Confucius

"This only is charity, to do all, all that we can."
-- John Donne


* The 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.”
-- Benjamin Franklin


"Charity begins at home, but should not end there."
-- Thomas Fuller (1732)


* "I 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."
-- Eduardo Galeano

"The 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 not ours."
--Philip Gilbert Hamerton

Whatsoever is done in charity, however small and of no reputation it be, bringeth forth good fruit.
-- Thomas ŕ Kempis


* Charity isn't a good substitute for justice
-- Jonathan Kozol

* "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."
-- Abraham Lincoln

"There are eight rungs in charity. The highest is when you help a man to help himself."
-- Moses Maimonides

* Overcoming 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 . . .
-- Nelson Mandela

 

"Charity 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.”
-- Bill Moyers
* A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity.
-- Ralph Nader

"In faith and hope the world will disagree,
But all mankind's concern is charity."
-- Alexander Pope (1733)

* "Peace, like charity, begins at home."
-- Franklin D. Roosevelt

* "Behold, I do not give lectures or a little charity,
When I give I give myself."
-- Walt Whitman

* It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world.
-- Mary Wollstonecraft

This is not charity. This is business: business with a social objective, which is to help people get out of poverty.
-- Muhammad Yunus

 

 

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