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The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others. Options
Daemon
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The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others.

Homer (900 BC-800 BC)
Nisar Akhtar
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The importance of anything differs person to person.
Mehrdad77
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Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.
Francis of Assisi
Mehrdad77
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A rich man without charity is a rogue; and perhaps it would be no difficult matter to prove that he is also a fool.
Henry Fielding
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A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.
Jack London
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Mehrdad77 wrote:
A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.
Jack London


Jack is right... Therefore Homer's charity is not true charity, since it's just a trifle to him. However, many trifles had saved a lot of people.
Virginia Lathan
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I keep spare change in my car. Often when I’m stopped at a stoplight, “bucket boys” beat their empty plastic paint containers to entertain us with music. Sometimes people find their playing annoying. After a few, quick beats, the boys come to the stopped cars and ask for donations. I look at it as young Chicago guys trying to pick up some pocket change in a creative, imaginative way. I give because I think it supports their honest hustling and maybe helps prevent them from engaging in petty crimes for that same pocket change. To me, the amount I give is trifling; the consciousness I give it from is expansive.
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Don't despise any charity cause it might be the last charity in your life...
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It is not question to ask person's charity because,it's not the reason of the communication.Applause If you want to have person charity, you may show that you are able to prove that you can collaborate with this person.
RoadRunner
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If we can share a little of our surplus to those who need it, the world becomes a happier place to live.
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Daemon wrote:
The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others.

Homer (900 BC-800 BC)


To make charity precious to us, even the trifle one, it must never expect anything in return nor ask if the recipient is worthy of it.
Milica Boghunovich
Posted: Sunday, September 20, 2015 5:01:08 PM
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Daemon wrote:
The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others.

Homer (900 BC-800 BC)


True charity is given by good mothers and good fathers.
False charities are given by the rich addicts/addiction dealers or other types of the rich and the money/power sick who had, in some way, harmed the recipient(s) of "the charity" that is supposed to redeem them for nasty, immoral deeds that cause disgust. I expose and deride false charity, and those who mete it out.
Miriam...
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People who are incapable of charity are inhuman, as in: 'in-hu-mane'. Charity is what defines us as human beings. I believe it is the keystone of our humanity.
Verbatim
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In another sense, the charity of judging others with compassion, tolerance and understanding is even more precious.
pedro
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The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others.

but sometimes they'll just spend it on white cider

All good ideas arrive by chance- Max Ernst
Verbatim
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The inequity that's a trifle to us can also be precious to others, pricey that is: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34320413

The uncharitable 5000% increase in price of a 60 year old drug that many depend upon.
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