Anticipate charity by preventing poverty; assist the reduced fellow man, either by a considerable gift or a sum of money or by teaching him a trade or by putting him in the way of business so that he may earn an honest livelihood and not be forced to the dreadful alternative of holding out his hand for charity. This is the highest step and summit of charity's golden ladder.Maimonides
"Mosheh ben Maimon" (), or "M?s? ibn Maym?n" (), List of rabbis known by acronyms/acronymed "RaMBaM" ( — for ""R"abbeinu "M"osheh "B"en "M"aimon", "Our Rabbi/Teacher Moses Son of Maimon"), and Latinisation of names/Latinized "Moses Maimonides" ( ), was a preeminent medieval Spanish and Portuguese Jews/Spanish, Sephardi Jews/Sephardic Jewish Jewish philosophy/philosopher, astronomer and one of the most prolific and influential Torah scholars and physicians of the Middle Ages. He was born in Córdoba, Andalusia/Córdoba (present-day Spain), Almoravid Empire on Passover Eve, 1135 or 1138, and died in Egypt on December 12, 1204, whence his body was taken to the lower Galilee and buried in Tiberias. He was a rabbi, physician, and philosopher in Morocco and Egypt.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous philosophers! More Maimonides on Wikipedia.