appreciating a gift


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I am trying to recall from my schooldays a statement made, by Caesar I believe, that suggested if giving money for a project for the benefit of the poor, they too should be expected to contribute at least something, otherwise they would not value or appreciate the gift. anyone recall what I am referring to ?
Hmm, I'm at work now but it sounds familiar to me as well so try Suetonius' Twelve Ceasars; first chapter 'Caesar' (incomplete).