The Learning Renaissance

Thought For The Day: Charity

Charity is  cold grey loveless thin. If a rich man wants to help the poor, he should pay his taxes gladly, and not dole out money at a whim. -  Francis Beckett, "Clem Attlee", summarizing views expressed in Attlee's "The Social Worker" (1920)

Francis Beckett, “Clem Attlee”, summarizing views expressed in Attlee’s “The Social Worker” (1920). This quote is often mistakenly attributed to Attlee himself.


About educationalist04

I'm convinced we can, as a species, do much better than this if we set our minds to being much more positive and productive towards our fellow humans. The solution is learning - creating independent and autonomous learners who can problem solve, innovate and create a better more equitable and sustainable world.

3 comments on “Thought For The Day: Charity

  1. beautifulmind
    September 24, 2015

    Reblogged this on OpentheHeartsandtheMind.

  2. billellson
    September 24, 2015

    Francis Beckett 1997, erroneous wikipedia edit 2008 (since removed) (mis)attributed it to Attlee.

    • educationalist04
      September 24, 2015

      Thanks for this Bill.

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This entry was posted on September 24, 2015 by in Thought For The Day.


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