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Time hath a wallet at his back, wherein he puts. Alms for oblivion, a great-sized monster of ingratitudes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
This is what you shall do: love the earth and sun, and animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence towards the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown, or to any man or number of men; go freely with the powerful uneducated persons, and with the young, and mothers, of families: read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life: re-examine all you have been told at school or church, or in any books, and dismiss whatever insults your soul.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nachum: [begging] Alms for the poor! Alms for the poor!
Lazar Wolf: Her, Nachum, here's one kopeck.
Nachum: One kopeck? Last week, you gave me two kopecks!
Lazar Wolf: I had a bad week.
Nachum: So? If YOU had a bad week, why should I suffer?More [11/05/2007 12:11:00]
Leper 1: Alms for a leper!
Leper 2: Alms for a leper!
Ex-Leper: Alms for an ex-leper!More [07/21/2008 12:07:00]
Charlie Chan:
[after giving money to a beggar at aerodrome] It is always good fortune to give alms upon entering city.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
[Judah, Esther, Miriam and Tirzah enter the city to find it deserted except for a blind beggar]

Judah Ben-Hur:
[to Blind Man] Why are the streets deserted?

Blind Man:
They have gone to the trial. Alms for the blind?

Judah Ben-Hur:
Trial? Whose trial?

Blind Man:
The young rabbi from Nazareth. They are wanting his death.

It cannot be true!

Blind Man:
[holding out his cup] Alms?

Judah Ben-Hur:
What has he done?

Blind Man:
Nothing I know of. For the blind? For the blind? Help for the blind?

[Judah drops a coin in his cup]

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Annie Sullivan:
I have to live with her somewhere else.

Kate Keller:
For how long?

Annie Sullivan:
Until she learns to listen to and depend on me.

Captain Arthur Keller:
Miss Sullivan...

Annie Sullivan:
Captain Keller, it meets both of your conditions. It's the one way I can get back in touch with Helen, and I don't see how I can be rude to you again if you're not around to interfere with me.

Captain Arthur Keller:
And what's your plan if I say no? Pack the other half of your suitcase and abandon your charge to... to...

Annie Sullivan:
The asylum? I grew up in such an asylum, the State Alms House. Rats? Why, my brother Jimmy and I used to play with the rats because we didn't have toys. Maybe you'd like to know what Helen will find there, not on visiting days. One ward was full of the old women. Crippled, blind, dying, but even if what they had was catching, there was nowhere else to move them. That's where they put us. There were younger ones across the hall, prostitutes mostly, with TB and epileptic fits. And some of the kind that keep after other girls, especially the young ones. And some were just insane. Some had the DTs. And there were girls in another ward with babies they didn't want. They started at thirteen, fourteen. They left afterwards, but the babies stayed. We played with them, too. There were a lot of them, with sores all over from diseases you're not supposed to talk about.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Stefan Vanderhoof:
[discussing the calendar] We're not gonna sell, just give it out to friends.

Scott Donlan:
I think we should try to sell it.

Stefan Vanderhoof:

Scott Donlan:

Stefan Vanderhoof:
Well, if we could give the money to Shih Tzu rescue.

Scott Donlan:
They have plenty of money.

Stefan Vanderhoof:
Well so do we.

Scott Donlan:
What Shih Tzus need rescuing anyway? You don't see Shih Tzus straggling around the streets in an old coat "help, alms for the poor".

Stefan Vanderhoof:
Like the little match girl.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Phileas Fogg:
Alms? Alms for the poor?

San Francisco Hobo:
Arms? You've already got arms. It's money you need.

Phileas Fogg:
Wonderful; I can't even scrounge properly.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
There is not a soul who does not have to beg alms of another, either a smile, a handshake, or a fond eye.More [01/19/2010 12:01:00]
One can make money on the alms too.More [12/12/2016 07:12:21]
There is no one on earth more disgusting and repulsive than he who gives alms. Even as there is no one so miserable as he who accepts them.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
To steale the Hog, and give the feet for almes.
[To steal the hog, and give the feet to alms.]More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Gifts and alms are the expressions, not the essence, of this
virtue.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy
right hand doeth:
That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in
secret himself shall reward thee openly.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of
them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in
heaven.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Who gives himself with his alms feeds three,
Himself, his hungering neighbor, and me.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Give no bounties: make equal laws: secure life and prosperity
and you need not give alms.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Love the earth and sun and animals, Despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks, Stand up for the stupid and crazy, Devote your income and labor to others ... And your very flesh shall be a great poem.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I know that a man who shows me his wealth is like the beggar who shows me his poverty; they are both looking for alms from me, the rich man for the alms of my envy, the poor man for the alms of my guilt.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Feast of Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist Continuing a series on God and the human condition: If we are directed only by our particular natures, and regulate our inclinations by no higher rule than that of our reasons, we are but moralists; divinity will still call us heathens. Therefore this great work of charity must have other motives, ends, and impulsions. I give no alms to satisfy the hunger of my brother, but to fulfil and accomplish the will and command of my God; I draw not my purse for his sake that demands iMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Feast of Matthias the Apostle I shall not value his prayers at all, be he never so earnest and frequent in them, who gives not alms according to his ability.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Concluding a short series on authenticity: Think thyself at that Tribunal, that judgment, now: Where thou shalt not only hear all thy sinful works, and words, and thoughts repeated, which thou thy self hadst utterly forgot, but thou shalt hear thy good works, thine alms, thy coming to Church, thy hearing of Sermons, given in evidence against thee, because they had hypocrisy mingled in them; yea, thou shalt find even thy repentance to condemn thee, because thou madest that but a door to a relapse.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Prayer carries us half way to God, fasting brings us to the door of His palace, and alms-giving procures us admission.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Give no bounties: make equal laws: secure life and prosperity and you need not give alms.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is not a soul who does not have to beg alms of another, either a smile, a handshake, or a fond eye.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A trader does not squander his body as fodder or his soul as alms.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Time hath, my lord, a wallet at his back
Wherein he puts alms for oblivion,
A great-sized monster of ingratitudes:
Those scraps are good deeds past, which are devour'd
As fast as they are made, forgot as soon as done.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Who gives himself with his alms feeds three, himself, his hungering neighbor and me.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you are to go to Christ, do not put on your good doings and feelings, or you will get nothing; go in your sins, they are your livery. Your ruin is your argument for mercy; your poverty is your plea for heavenly alms; and your need is the motive for heavenly goodness. Go as you are, and let your miseries plead for you.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is no one on earth more disgusting and repulsive than he who gives alms. Even as there is no one so miserable as he who accepts them.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Let us not make the poor our friends by our alms, not our enemies by our scorns. We had better have the ears of God full of their prayers, than heaps of money in our own coffers with their curses.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Also see how many quarters of corn you will spend in a week in dispensable bread, how much in alms.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My body, now close to fifty years of age, has become an old tree that bears bitter peaches, a snail which has lost its shell, a bagworm separated from its bag; it drifts with the winds and clouds that know no destination. Morning and night I have eaten traveler's fare, and have held out for alms a pilgrim's wallet.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Women know the damnation of charity because the habit of civilization has always been to throw them cheap alms rather than give them good wages.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The rich man who gives to the poor does not bestow alms but pays a debt.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As far as you can, do some manual work so as to be able to give alms, for it is written that alms and faith purify from sin.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We are a material-mad race of people. Build, increase, expand, pile up, hoard! More and more and more. "If we can just make enough money to-to- !" Jesus said: "Sell what ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth."More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
By our little acts of charity practiced in the shade we convert souls far away, we help missionaries, we win for them abundant alms; and by that means build actual dwellings spiritual and material for our Eucharistic Lord.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The fortune my spirit is not to be blown into coins of brass and flung to the winds as alms for the poor of the spirit. I guard my treasures: my thought, my will, my freedom. And the greatest of these is freedom.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Thefts never enrich; alms never impoverish; murder will speak out of stone walls. The least admixture of a lie-for example, the taint of vanity, the least attempt to make a good impression, a favorable appearance-will instantly vitiate the effect.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Alms in secret extinguish the wrath of the Lord means you are so immersed in sincerity and in preserving that sincerity that you have no pleasure in giving alms.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Remain steadfast in the faith; instruct yourself; bridle your tongue; repress your wrath; forbear to do evil; associate with the good; screen the faults of your neighbour; relieve the poor by your alms; and expect your reward in eternity.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I do not give alms; I am not poor enough for that.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Give a drink of water as alms to the birds which go forth at morning, and deem that they have a better right than men [to thy charity]. For their race brings not harm upon thee in any wise, when thou fearest it from thine own race.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the alms-house as brightly as from the rich man's abode.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Thus Gotama [Buddha] walked toward the town to gather alms, and the two samanas recognized him solely by the perfection of his repose, by the calmness of his figure, in which there was no trace of seeking, desiring, imitating, or striving, only light and peaceMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To bear many children is considered not only a religious blessing but also an investment. The greater their number, some Indians reason, the more alms they can beg.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Give, if thou can, an alms; if not, a sweet and gentle word.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what they right hand doeth.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What if I should discover that the poorest of the beggars and the most impudent of offenders are all within me; and that I stand in need of the alms of my own kindness, that I, myself, am the enemy who must be loved -- what then?More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We must give alms. Charity wins souls and draws them to virtue.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Alms are an inheritance and a justice which is due to the poor and which Jesus has levied upon us.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
At a certain point, I just felt, you know, God is not looking for alms, God is looking for action.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you want God to hear your prayers, hear the voice of the poor. If you wish God to anticipate your wants, provide those of the needy without waiting for them to ask you. Especially anticipate the needs of those who are ashamed to beg. To make them ask for alms is to make them buy it.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is a kind of grandeur and respect which the meanest and most insignificant part of mankind endeavor to procure in the little circle of their friends and acquaintance. The poorest mechanic, nay, the man who lives upon common alms, gets him his set of admirers, and delights in that superiority which he enjoys over those who are in some respects beneath him. This ambition, which is natural to the soul of man, might, methinks, receive a very happy turn; and, if it were rightly directed, contribute as much to a personMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you are attached to the things of this earth, you should give alms sufficient to enable you to punish your avarice by depriving yourself of all that is not absolutely necessary for life.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Do not be ashamed of being poor, or of asking alms. Receive what is given you with humility, and accept a refusal meekly. Frequently call to mind Our Lady's journey into Egypt with her Holy Child, and of all the poverty, contempt and suffering they endured. If you follow their example you will indeed be rich amid your poverty.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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