Famous Publius Terentius Afer Quote

“Charity begins at home.”

Ratings and Comments

Dick Trice, Fort Worth

Another pitiful excuse for utter selfishness.

Terry Berg, Occidental, CA

It's becoming a bit clearer that this site has an agenda to promote. Has anyone received 'mailed' quotes that aren't in this vein yet? I haven't. I, of course, often rely on quotes from the pre-christian era in my evaluation of economic policy in the 21st century - ROFL!!!

E Archer, NYC

The govt lays claim to our money to provide for us -- but are we not better guardians of our own well-being and better judges of whom deserve our charity? It is a classic.

John-Douglas, nassau

Obviously Fort Worth is a hotbed of pitiful socialism. In my experience, living among the people in four different countries - if charity does not begin at home (i.e. the local community), the government steps in and` fouls up the whole idea with a gigantic 'welfare' bureacracy and kills off the whole concept of Christian charity. And humanity is worse off for it. As for relying upon "quotes from the pre-christian era" - I do think Publius Terentius Afer is from that era, so why not rely on his words?


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