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Alms Giving Quotes By Rebecca West

Women know the damnation of charity because the habit of civilization has always been to throw them cheap alms rather than give them good wages. — Rebecca West

Alms Giving Quotes By John Vianney

Understand this clearly: if you know how to give, you must know how to pay back ... — John Vianney

Alms Giving Quotes By Robert Herrick

Give, if thou can, an alms; if not, a sweet and gentle word. — Robert Herrick

Alms Giving Quotes By Henry MacKenzie

People do not care to give alms without some security for their money; and a wooden leg or a withered arm is a sort of draft upon heaven for those who choose to have their money placed to account there. — Henry MacKenzie

Alms Giving Quotes By Osama Bin Laden

Al-Qa'idah was set up to wage a jihad against infidelity, particularly to encounter the onslaught of the infidel countries against the Islamic states. Jihad is the sixth undeclared element of Islam. The first five being the basic holy words of Islam, prayers, fast, pilgrimage to Mecca, and giving alms Every anti-Islamic person is afraid of it. Al-Qa'idah wants to keep this element alive and active and make it part of the daily life of the Muslims. It wants to give it the status of worship. We are not against any Islamic country nor we consider a war against an Islamic country as jihad. — Osama Bin Laden

Alms Giving Quotes By Malala Yousafzai

the belief in one God; namaz, or prayers five times a day; giving zakat, or alms; roza, fasting from dawn till sunset during the month of Ramadan; and Haj, the pilgrimage to Mecca, which every able-bodied Muslim should do once in their lifetime. — Malala Yousafzai

Alms Giving Quotes By Shams Tabrizi

Alms in secret extinguish the wrath of the Lord means you are so immersed in sincerity and in preserving that sincerity that you have no pleasure in giving alms. — Shams Tabrizi

Alms Giving Quotes By Teju Cole

Money, dished out in quantities fitting the context, is a social lubricant here. It eases passage even as it maintains hierarchies. Fifty naira for the man who helps you back out from the parking spot, two hundred naira for the police officer who stops you for no good reason in the dead of night, ten thousand for the clearing agent who helps you bring your imported crate through customs. For each transaction, there is a suitable amount that helps things on their way. No one else seems to worry, as I do, that the money demanded by someone whose finger hovers over the trigger of a AK-47 is less a tip than a ransom. I feel that my worrying about it is a luxury that few can afford. For many Nigerians, the giving and receiving of bribes, tips, extortion money, or alms
the categories are fluid
is not thought of in moral terms. It is seen either as a mild irritant or as an opportunity. It is a way of getting things done, neither more nor less than what money is there for. — Teju Cole

Alms Giving Quotes By Fernando Pessoa

As adults our life is reduced to giving alms to others and receiving them in return. We squander our personalities in orgies of coexistence. — Fernando Pessoa

Alms Giving Quotes By John Vianney

If you are attached to the things of this earth, you should give alms sufficient to enable you to punish your avarice by depriving yourself of all that is not absolutely necessary for life. — John Vianney

Alms Giving Quotes By Ambrose

The rich man who gives to the poor does not bestow alms but pays a debt. — Ambrose

Alms Giving Quotes By Washington Irving

In one of his traditional sermons transmitted by his disciples, is the following apologue on the subject of charity : When God created the earth it shook and trembled, until he put mountains upon it, to make it firm. Then the angels asked, ' O God, is there anything of thy creation stronger than these mountains ? ' And God replied, ' Iron is stronger than the mountains ; for it breaks them.' 'And is there anything of thy creation stronger than iron ? ' ' Yes ; fire is stronger than iron, for it melts it.' 'Is there anything of thy creation stronger than fire?' 'Yes; water, for it quenches fire.' ' O Lord, is there anything of thy creation stronger than water ? ' ' Yes, wind ; for it overcomes water and puts it in motion.' 'O, our Sustainer ! is there anything of thy creation stronger than wind ? ' ' Yes, a good man giving alms ; if he give with his right hand and conceal it from his left, he overcomes all things.' — Washington Irving

Alms Giving Quotes By Frances Trollope

There is less alms-giving in America than in any other Christian country on the face of the globe. It is not in the temper of the people either to give or to receive. — Frances Trollope

Alms Giving Quotes By Mehmet Murat Ildan

Walking does good to the fat and giving alms does good to the sinners; these both make one feel lighter! — Mehmet Murat Ildan

Alms Giving Quotes By Walter Benjamin

All religions have honored the beggar. For he proves that in a matter at the same time as prosaic and holy, banal and regenerative as the giving of alms, intellect and morality, consistency and principles are miserably inadequate. — Walter Benjamin

Alms Giving Quotes By Jean Antoine Petit-Senn

In giving alms, let us rather look at the needs of the poor than his claim to your charity. — Jean Antoine Petit-Senn

Alms Giving Quotes By Gordon B. Hinckley

Of all times, it is Christmas when we must surely realize that there can be no true worship of Him who is the Christ without giving of ourselves. At this season let us, each one, reach out a little more generously in the spirit of the Christ. It is not enough to give toys and baubles. It is not enough to give alms to those in need. That is important, yes. But it is also important that we give of ourselves with our alms. May the real meaning of Christmas distill into our hearts, that we may realize that our lives, given us by God our Father, are really not our own, but are to be used in the service of others. — Gordon B. Hinckley

Alms Giving Quotes By George Herbert

To steale the Hog, and give the feet for almes.
[To steal the hog, and give the feet to alms.] — George Herbert

Alms Giving Quotes By Friedrich Nietzsche

I do not give alms; I am not poor enough for that. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Alms Giving Quotes By Saint John Chrysostom

For if you change from inhumanity to alms giving, you have stretched fourth the hand that was withered. If you withdraw from theaters and go to church, you have cured the lame foot. If you draw back your eyes from a harlot ... you have opened them when they were blind ... These are the greatest miracles. — Saint John Chrysostom

Alms Giving Quotes By Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

One would give generous alms if one had the eyes to see the beauty of a cupped receiving hand. — Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Alms Giving Quotes By Poemen

As far as you can, do some manual work so as to be able to give alms, for it is written that alms and faith purify from sin. — Poemen

Alms Giving Quotes By John Vianney

Have you been working on Sunday? Have you been buying or selling without necessity in the course of this holy day? Give to the poor some alms which will exceed the profit you have made. — John Vianney

Alms Giving Quotes By Leo Tolstoy

Giving alms is only a virtuous deed when you give money that you yourself worked to get. — Leo Tolstoy

Alms Giving Quotes By Ralph Waldo Emerson

Give no bounties: make equal laws: secure life and prosperity and you need not give alms. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Alms Giving Quotes By Francis Quarles

In giving of thy alms, inquire not so much into the person, as his necessity. God looks not so much upon the merits of him that requires, as into the manner of him that relieves; if the man deserve not, thou hast given it to humanity. — Francis Quarles

Alms Giving Quotes By Angela Merici

We must give alms. Charity wins souls and draws them to virtue. — Angela Merici

Alms Giving Quotes By Philip Neri

He who feels that the vice of avarice has got hold of him, should not wish to observe fasts of supererogation, but to give alms. — Philip Neri

Alms Giving Quotes By Philip Schultz

Upstairs, it's 18th century England, where farming out the poor meant lumping the blind, crippled, insane, epileptic, deaf and dumb in almshouses with criminals because The History of the Poor Laws was designed to discourage mendacity, wherein anyone giving alms to beggars was put in jail . . ." In other words, little has changed - many still believed there's no distinction between tolerating the suffering of others and causing it. — Philip Schultz

Alms Giving Quotes By Muhammad

If you disclose your alms, even then it is well done, but if you keep them secret, and give them to the poor, then that is better still for you;?and this wipes off from you some of your evil deeds. — Muhammad