LARGELY Thou givest, gracious Lord,
Largely Thy gifts should be restored;
Freely Thou givest, and Thy word
Is “ Freely Give.”
He only who forgets to hoard
Has learned to live.
IF Riches increase, let thy Mind hold pace with them; and think it not enough to be liberal, but munificent. Tho’ a Cup of cold Water from some hand may not be without its Reward, yet stick not thou for Wine or Oyl for the wounds of the distressed; and treat the poor, as our Saviour did the Multitude, to the Relicks of some Baskets.
Sir Thomas Browne
AS soon as prudence has begun to grow up in the brain, like a dismal fungus, it finds its expression in a paralysis of generous acts.
Robert Louis Stevenson