It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding:
And to the open-handed the search for one who shall receive is joy greater than giving.
And is there aught you would withhold?
All you have shall some day be given.
Therefore give now, that the season of giving may be yours and not your inheritors'.
You often say, "I would give, but only to the deserving."
The trees in your orchard say not so, nor the flocks in you pasture.
They give that they may live, for to withhold is to perish.
-Kahlil Gibran, as excerpted from The Prophet