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Definition of Charity

Charity

  1. Love; universal benevolence; good will.
  2. Liberality in judging of men and their actions; a disposition which inclines men to put the best construction on the words and actions of others.
  3. Liberality to the poor and the suffering, to benevolent institutions, or to worthy causes; generosity.
  4. Whatever is bestowed gratuitously on the needy or suffering for their relief; alms; any act of kindness.
  5. A charitable institution, or a gift to create and support such an institution; as, Lady Margaret's charity.
  6. Eleemosynary appointments [grants or devises] including relief of the poor or friendless, education, religious culture, and public institutions.

Charity 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

Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.
Charles Dickens

We are constituted so that simple acts of kindness, such as giving to charity or expressing gratitude, have a positive effect on our long-term moods. The key to the happy life, it seems, is the good life: a life with sustained relationships, challenging work, and connections to community.
Paul Bloom

The appalling thing is the degree of charity women are capable of. You see it all the time... love lavished on absolute fools. Love's a charity ward, you know.
Lawrence Durrell

Charity can be the outward expression of faith and hope.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
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Charity Translations

charity in Afrikaans is naasteliefde
charity in Dutch is naastenliefde, menslievendheid
charity in Italian is amore del prossimo, mantenimento
charity in Latin is sanctimonia
charity in Spanish is caridad
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