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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

Socialism has no moral justification whatsoever; poor people are not morally superior to rich people, nor are they owed anything by rich people simply because of their lack of success. Charity is not a socialist concept - it is a religious one, an acknowledgment of God's sovereignty over property, a sovereignty the Left utterly rejects.
Ben Shapiro

I don't know of any other organization that's raised more money than golf has, because if you are a baseball player, you're a football player, you're a hockey player, if you're just a businessman, and you want to raise some money for a charity, what do they do? They have a golf tournament. They have a golf outing, and they go out and they do it.
Lee Trevino

It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world.
Mary Wollstonecraft

Charity never humiliated him who profited from it, nor ever bound him by the chains of gratitude, since it was not to him but to God that the gift was made.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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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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