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Definition of Alms

Alms

  1. Anything given gratuitously to relieve the poor, as money, food, or clothing; a gift of charity.

Alms Quotations

Charity bestowed upon those who are worthy of it is like good seed sown on a good soil that yields an abundance of fruits. But alms given to those who are yet under the tyrannical yoke of the passions are like seed deposited in a bad soil. The passions of the receiver of the alms choke, as it were, the growth of merits.
Buddha

I know that a man who shows me his wealth is like the beggar who shows me his poverty; they are both looking for alms from me, the rich man for the alms of my envy, the poor man for the alms of my guilt.
Ben Hecht

Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.
Khalil Gibran

There is no one on earth more disgusting and repulsive than he who gives alms. Even as there is no one so miserable as he who accepts them.
Maxim Gorky

There is not a soul who does not have to beg alms of another, either a smile, a handshake, or a fond eye.
Lord Acton
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Alms Translations

alms in Afrikaans is aalmoes
alms in Danish is almisse
alms in Dutch is aalmoes
alms in German is Almosen {pl}
alms in Latin is elemosina
alms in Spanish is limosna, limosnas
alms in Swedish is allmosa
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