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Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the street ...
All religions have honored the beggar. For he proves that in a matter at the same time as prosaic and holy, banal and regenerative ...
To drive men from independence to live on alms, is itself great cruelty.
Then again, do not tell me, as a good man did to-day, of my obligation to put all poor men in good situations. Are they my poor? I ...
Character is always known. Thefts never enrich; alms never impoverish; murder will speak out of stone walls.
To be the subject of alms-giving is trying, and to feel in duty bound to appear cheerfully grateful under the trial, must be still ...
If alms were only given out of pity, all the beggars would have starved to death.
Time hath, my lord, a wallet at his back,
Wherein he puts alms for oblivion,
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The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the alms-house as brightly as from the rich man's abode; the snow melts before it ...
He who has been impoverished for a long time ... who has long stood before the door of the mighty in darkness and begged for alms, ...
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