charity

A Quote by Francis of Assisi on charity, wisdom, fear, ignorance, patience, humility, anger, vexation, poverty, joy, greed, avarice, peace, meditation, anxiety, and doubt

Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.  Where there is patience and humility, there is neither anger nor vexation.  Where there is poverty and joy, there is neither greed nor avarice.  Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.

Francis of Assisi

Contributed by: appalachian-recluse

A Quote by unknown on attitudes, charity, faith, love, and many things

Everybody's path is basically the same. We all must learn certain attitudes while we're in the physical state. Some are quicker to accept them than others. Charity, hope, faith, love.We must all know these things & know them well. It's not just one hope and one faith and one love-so many things feed into each one of these.There are many ways to demonstrate them. Yet we've only tapped into a little!

unknown

Contributed by: nathalie0224

A Quote by Marvin J. Ashton on charity, judgement, benefit of doubt, differences, weakness, shortcomings, patience, offend, and forgiveness

Perhaps the greatest charity comes when we are kind to each other, when we don't judge or categorize someone else, when we simply give each other the benefit of the doubt or remain quiet. Charity is accepting someone's differences, weaknesses, and shortcomings; having patience with someone who has let us down; or resisting the impulse to become offended when someone doesn't handle something the way we might have hoped. Charity is refusing to take advantage of another's weakness and being willing to forgive someone who has hurt us. Charity is expecting the best of each other.

Marvin J. Ashton (1915 - 1994)

Source: The Tongue Can Be a Sharp Sword, Ensign, May 1992, p.19

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by unknown on god, love, and charity

Ubi Caritas et amor deus ibi est.
English: Where there is charity and love, there is God.

unknown

Source: Unknown

Contributed by: Ana

A Quote by Marc Benioff on business, philanthropy, and charity

I’m amazed by the potential of more companies employing integrated philanthropic initiatives at earlier stages in their life cycle. What if this were done on an even more massive scale? Consider what would happen if a top-tier venture-capital firm required the companies in which it invested to place 1% of their equity into a foundation serving the communities in which they do business. If embraced, this new model could dramatically increase the percentage of overall corporate donations and even lead to what Fortune magazine writer David Kirkpatrick has called "the end of philanthropy" and prove the true power of the integrated community service model.

Marc Benioff

Source: Interview with Marc Benioff: http://www.sonshi.com/benioff.html

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Warren Buffett on wealth, charity, philanthropy, and society

Susie didn't get very excited when I told her we were going to get rich. She either didn't care or didn't believe me - probably both, in fact. But to the extent we did amass wealth, we were totally in sync about what to do with it - and that was to give it back to society.

In that, we agreed with Andrew Carnegie, who said that huge fortunes that flow in large part from society should in large part be returned to society. In my case, the ability to allocate capital would have had little utility unless I lived in a rich, populous country in which enormous quantities of marketable securities were traded and were sometimes ridiculously mispriced. And fortunately for me, that describes the U.S. in the second half of the last century.

Warren Buffett (1930 -)

Source: A conversation with Warren Buffett: http://money.cnn.com/2006/06/25/magazines/fortune/charity2.fortune/index.htm

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Alfred Austin on freedom, charity, life, faith, helping, social justice, right, right and wrong, hope, and action

Is life worth living?
Yes, so long as there is wrong to right.
So long as faith with freedom reigns and loyal hope survives,
And gracious charity remains to leaven lowly lives;
While there is only one untrodden tract for intellect or will,
And men are free to think and act,
Life is worth living still.

Alfred Austin (1835 - 1913)

Contributed by: Jennifer

A Quote by Bill Gates on giving, charity, philanthopy, conscious capitalism, business, conscious business, and change the world

If you believe that every life has equal value, it’s revolting to learn that some lives are seen as worth saving and others are not. We said to ourselves: “This can’t be true. But if it is true, it deserves to be the priority of our giving.”

So we began our work in the same way anyone here would begin it. We asked: “How could the world let these children die?”

The answer is simple, and harsh. The market did not reward saving the lives of these children, and governments did not subsidize it. So the children died because their mothers and their fathers had no power in the market and no voice in the system.

But you and I have both.

We can make market forces work better for the poor if we can develop a more creative capitalism – if we can stretch the reach of market forces so that more people can make a profit, or at least make a living, serving people who are suffering from the worst inequities. We also can press governments around the world to spend taxpayer money in ways that better reflect the values of the people who pay the taxes.

If we can find approaches that meet the needs of the poor in ways that generate profits for business and votes for politicians, we will have found a sustainable way to reduce inequity in the world. This task is open-ended. It can never be finished. But a conscious effort to answer this challenge will change the world.

Bill Gates

Source: Gates Harvard Commencement Speech: http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2007/06.14/99-gates.html

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Bishop Jeremy Taylor, on marriage, love, charity, single, joy, safety, danger, sorrow, and burdents strength

 "Marriage hath in it less of beauty but more of safety, than the single life; it hath more care, but less danger, it is more merry, and more sad; it is fuller of sorrows, and fuller of joys; it lies under more burdens, but it is supported by all the strengths of love and charity, and those burdens are delightful."

Bishop Jeremy Taylor

Source: Forces of Nature, the movie

Contributed by: Deborah

A Quote by Manic Street Preachers on politics, life, charity, world affairs, music, and musicians

If you tolerate this, then your children will be next

Manic Street Preachers

Contributed by: Dave

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