Quotes on Helping and Charity

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Don't expect gratitude and you won't be disappointed. Do things because it is the right thing to do and in doing so you feel your heart swell up with love for your fellow man.

Chris Morgan

A good deed becomes tainted when you expect something in return.

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In truth, by giving, everyone wins. The recipient wins because by becoming open channels for synchronistic flow, you allow this flow to reach him or her through your act of giving. And you win because by being an open channel, more shall flow into your life. A river receives from upstream what it sends downstream. Likewise, what you give, you receive.


It is one of the most beautiful compensations in life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

STS stands for "service to self"it's a term that originated with the Ra Material (aka The Law of One books).

STO means "service to others"both these terms were used in abbreviated form later in the Cassiopaean Material.

These represent the negative / positive spiritual orientations, or paths of spiritual evolution. The STO path serves self by also serving others. The STS path serves self at the expense of others. STO is the path of balance and maximum freewill, while STS is the path of imbalance and maximum control over others.

There's a common misconception that STO means never serving self, and blindly serving others and getting eaten alive by abusers taking advantage of one's kindness.

That is not at all what STO is. STO is serving the spiritual upliftment and empowerment of others, which doesn't happen when you're just feeding their egos or predatory impulses.

If you are unwise and ruin your health and life overextending yourself, you end up reducing your lifespan and energy and thereby reduce how much total positive impact you can have. Which is why STO is about balance and maximization, balance between self and others.

STS is a path of evolution in the sense that one becomes more perfected as a separated fragment of the Creator, by rebelling against Creation and trying to make everyone else an extension of your will. The end destination of that path is to merge with the sleeping half of creation, which is physical matter. Before that, such beings make it up the ranks of the demonic hierarchy and eventually cave in on themselves from being so dark and low vibrational.


Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches to conceive how others can be in want.

Jonathan Swift

The best way to keep good acts in memory is to refresh them with new.


It is better to give than to lend, and it costs about the same.

Sir Philip Gibbs

The money you make will only serve you as well as you serve others.

Duane Alan Hahn

Give help rather than advice.

Marquis De Vauvenargues

He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything.

Samuel Johnson

Save a drowning man today and teach him how to swim tomorrow.

Duane Alan Hahn

Never look down on anybody unless you are helping them up.

Jesse Jackson

Give a man a fish before you teach him how to fish or he may starve before he learns.

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We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.

Dr. Loretta Scott

Everything you do, do out of sincerity, or the benefit of the action is lost.

God from Conversations with God (Book 3) through Neale Donald Walsch

Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.

John D. Rockefeller

Are your fellow humans enlarged or reduced as a result of your help? Have you made them bigger or smaller? More able or less able?

God from Conversations with God (Book 1) through Neale Donald Walsch

We do not quite forgive a giver. The hand that feeds us is in some danger of being bitten.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The proverb warns ''Don't bite the hand that feeds you.'' But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself.

Thomas Szasz

The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.


Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.

Miguel De Cervantes

Give a beggar a dime and he'll bless you. Give him a dollar and he'll curse you for withholding the rest of your fortune. Poverty is a bag with a hole at the bottom.

Anzia Yezierska

Help a man against his will and you do the same as murder him.


Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Some people have messed up, backward brains. They look down on charity and refuse to accept it, but they see nothing wrong with theft. I know that strings are usually attached to gifts, but stealing chips away at your soul. It's better to deal with the strings. If scissors don't work, try a chainsaw.

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