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An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it.

An effort made for the happiness of others lifts us above ourselves.

An institution or reform movement that is not selfish, must originate in the recognition of some evil that is adding to the sum of human suffering, or diminishing the sum of happiness. I suppose it is a philanthropic movement to try to reverse the process.

An unshared life is not living. He who shares does not lessen, but great-ens, his life.

And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear.

As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.

As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.

Avarice hoards itself poor; charity gives itself rich.

Be charitable and indulgent to every one but thyself.

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

Be pretty if you can, be witty if you must, but be gracious if it kills you.

Be unselfish. That is the first and final commandment for those who would be useful and happy in their usefulness. If you think of yourself only, you cannot develop because you are choking the source of development, which is spiritual expansion through thought for others.

Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself.

Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.

Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.

Charity begins at home, and usually stays there.

Charity begins at home, but should not end there.

Charity looks at the need, not at the cause.

Charity. To love human beings in so far as they are nothing. That is to love them as God does.

Children are forced to live very rapidly in order to live at all. They are given only a few years in which to learn hundreds of thousands of things about life and the planet and themselves.


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