Charity Quotes

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Quotes About Charity

"Charity should start in our own homes. Too many of us extend charity to others when it is often most needed within the family circle."

Marvin J. Ashton, Gen. Conf., Oct. 1981 


"For the sake of retaining a remission of your sins from day to day, that ye may walk guiltless before God--I would that ye should impart of your substance to the poor, every man according to that which he hath, such as feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and administering to their relief, both spiritually and temporally, according to their wants."     

Mosiah 4:26 


President Harold B. Lee reminded us that there are those who need more than material goods: "It is well to remember that there are broken hearts and wounded souls among us that need the tender care of a brother who has an understanding heart and is kind"

(Stand Ye in Holy Places, p. 228).


"When we give our time, our energy, our commitment, our testimony to others, we are giving of ourselves.  We are sharing intangibles, not easily left on the doorstep but easily deposited in the heart."

Elaine L. Jack, General Women's Meeting - September 1996


"There is an eternal significance to why the Church is just the facilitator for the members in matters of providing for the poor and needy.

There are two basic goals accomplished when we fulfill the commandment to care for the poor. The most obvious is the relief of suffering or the lifting of the spirit of the person to whom the service is given. The second is more subtle but is of eternal consequence.  It has to do with the sanctification of the giver. 

President Marion G. Romney said, 'Living the law of consecration exalts the poor and humbles the rich. In the process, both are sanctified. 

The poor, released from the bondage and humiliating limitations of poverty, are enabled as free men to rise to their full potential, both temporally and spiritually.

The rich, by consecration and the imparting of their surplus for the benefit of the poor, not by constraint, but willingly as an act of free will, evidence that charity for their fellowmen characterized by Mormon as `the pure love of Christ.` (Moro. 7:47.) 

This will bring both the giver and receiver to the common ground on which the Spirit of God can meet them.' (Ensign, Nov. 1981, p. 93.)"

Glenn L. Pace "Infinite Needs and Finite Resources,"  -  Ensign, June 1993, p. 53


"The nearer we get to our heavenly Father, the more we are disposed to look with compassion on perishing souls; we feel that we want to take them upon our shoulders, and cast their sins behind our backs."

Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 241 


"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, "The Tongue Can Be a Sharp Sword," Ensign, May 1992, 19


Are we reaching out? Are we reaching out to those in need? Are we reaching out to those who ask for understanding? Are we reaching out to help those in distress across the world?

There are so many in trouble, in darkness, in need. With all the strength that we have, should we not do what the Lord expects of us in lifting up those who are downtrodden and in trouble and distress.  Thousands of them (are) right among us, to whom we constantly need to reach out. 

President Gordon B. Hinckley - From regional conference, St. George, Utah, Nov. 24, 2002


"The world is in need of your help. There are feet to steady, hands to grasp, minds to encourage, hearts to inspire, and souls to save. The blessings of eternity await you." 

President Thomas S. Monson - Ensign, May 2001, 48