give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime
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- It is more worthwhile to teach someone to do something, than to do something for them.
This saying was coined by Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919) in her novel, Mrs. Dymond (1885): (Wiktionary)