"Do as you would want done to you." -- Buddhist, Dhammapada

"The Tao of heaven is to take from those who have too much, and give to those who do not have enough." -- Taoist, Tao Te Ching, verse 77

"Whatever you bestow in charity must go to parents and to kinsfolk, to the orphans and to the destitute and to the traveller in need." -- Islam, Koran, The Cow 2:215

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink." -- New Testament, Matthew 25:35

"The generous man is blessed. For he gives of his bread to the poor."-- Old Testament, Proverbs 22:9

"Let him never turn away (a stranger) from his house, that is the rule. Therefore a man should by all means acquire much food, for (good) people say (to the stranger): 'There is food ready for him.' " -- Hindu, Taittiriyaka Upanishad, 3rd Valli, 10th Anuvaka:I