Tell me, do you really seek riches and financial gain from the destitute? If this person had the resources to make you even wealthier, why did they come begging at your door? They came seeking an ally but found an enemy. They came seeking medicine, and stumbled onto poison. Though you have an obligation to remedy the poverty of someone like this, instead you increase the need, seeking a harvest from the desert.
– Basil of Caesarea, Against Those Who Lend At Interest