The bread you store up belongs to the hungry; the cloak that lies in your chest belongs to the naked; the gold you have hidden in the ground belongs to the poor.
St. Basil the Great
The rich man who gives to the poor does not bestow alms but pays a debt.
St. Ambrose of Milan
It would be considered a theft on our part if we didn’t give to someone in greater need than we are.
St. Francis of Assisi