Be Kind to Beggars, I Beg of Thee

The merit of charity is so great that I am happy to give to 100 beggars even if only one might actually be needy. Some people, however, act as if they are exempt from giving charity to 100 beggars in the event that one might be a fraud.

– Rabbi Chaim Halberstam, as quoted in Introduction to Judaisim: A Sourcebook