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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Charity
 
A charitable man is the true lover of God.  1
Cast thy bread upon the waters, for thou shalt find it after many days.  Bible.  2
Catholic charity makes us members of the Catholic church.  3
Charity and pride have different aims, yet both feed the poor.  4
Charity begins at home yet should not end there. (When your own courtyard thirsts do not pour the water abroad.)  Modern Greek.  5
Charity covereth a multitude of sins.  6
Charity doth not adopt the vice of its object.  Fielding.  7
Charity excuseth not cheating.  8
Charity gives itself rich, covetousness hoards itself poor.  German.  9
Charity is the scope of all God’s commands.  10
Charity seldom goes out of her own house and ill-nature is always rambling abroad.  Fielding.  11
Charity shall cover the multitude of sins.  New Testament.  12
Charity should visit
Where hopeless anguish pours her moan and lonely want retires to die.
  13
Charity will rather wipe out the score than inflame the reckoning.  14
First relieve the needy, then if need be question them.  Rule of the Benedictines.  15
He hangs a lantern on a pole, which is seen from afar but gives no light below. (Applied to those who spend their charity on remote objects and neglect their families.)  Chinese.  16
He that feeds upon charity, has a cold dinner and no supper.  17
He that has no charity deserves no mercy.  18
He who defers his charities till his death is rather liberal of another man’s than of his own.  19
In faith and hope the world will disagree,
But all mankind’s concern is charity.  Pope.
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It is better to misplace our charity on nine unworthy persons than to deny alms to one that is really in need.  Turkish Spy.  21
The charitable give out at the door, and God puts in at the window.  22
Well regulated charity begins at home (or with one’s self).  French.  23
 
 
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