Posted by R. Berg on January 18, 2007
In Reply to: Charity should be productive posted by Malcolm Harper on January 18, 2007
: : I need a proverb which says that charity should be productive, not just handouts. Give a man a fish... vs. teaching him to fish, but older, preferably from the bible, Shakespeare, the Koran.....
I don't know of one offhand. The Phrase Thesaurus at this site helps with such questions. http://www.phrasefinder.co.uk/search/ (same as link below)
Enter "charity" or "help," etc., into the box and see what you get.