Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The magnanimous know very well that they who give time, or money, or shelter, to the stranger—so it be done for love, and not for ostentation—do, as it were, put God under obligation to them, so perfect are the compensations of the universe.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Heroism," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).
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