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Giving Quotes Part 2

Giving Quotes Part 2

Source: Various

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2017-09-19

Author: Various


“A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.” [Jack London (1876-1916), American author, journalist, and social activist, most famous for his works THE CALL OF THE WILD and WHITE FANG.]

“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” [John Bunyan (1628-1688), English Christian writer and preacher, best known for his work PILGRIM'S PROGRESS.]

“I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.” [Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), 16th president of the United States, author of the Gettysburg Address and champion of the Emancipation Proclamation.]

"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 nor man come in danger by it." [Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626), English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, essayist, and author.]

"A man there was, though some did count him mad. The more he cast away, the more he had." [John Bunyan (1628-1688), English Christian writer and preacher, best known for his work PILGRIM'S PROGRESS.]

"Help thy brother's boat across and lo! thine own has reached the shore." [Hindu proverb]

"When our cup runs over, we let others drink the drops that fall, but not a drop from within the rim, and call it charity; when the crumbs are swept from our table, we think it generous to let the dogs eat them; as if that were charity which permits others to have what we cannot keep." [Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887), American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker, known for his support of the abolition of slavery.]


Many of the above quotes contain their own points of application. They do not necessarily represent the view of Orthodox Christianity; neither do they necessarily represent the views of the editors of Illustration Exchange.