I must serve the poor and broken ones, serve my
brothers and sisters, serve suffering humanity.
These lead on the Soul to the Supreme Self.

- Bhagvad Gita

That which ye lay out for charity, seeking the
countenance of God.: it is those that will get a
recompense multiplied.

Since there will never cease to be some in need
on earth, I therefore command you "Open your
hand to poor and needy neighbour in your land"

- Quran

Education is the indispensable foundation of all human excellence...

- The Baha'i Faith

Happy are those that consider the poor,
the Lord delivers them in the day of the trouble.

- Bible

All beings long for happiness; therefore extend your compassion to all.

- The Buddhist scriptures