Quotes on Giving
Most popular Giving quotes
It is more blessed to give than to receive.
Giving is the secret of a healthy life. Not necessarily money, but whatever a man has of encouragement and sympathy and understanding.
The more fully we give our energy, the more it returns to us.
Giving brings happiness at every stage of its expression. We experience joy in forming the intention to be generous, we experience joy in the actual act of giving something, and we experience joy in remembering the fact that we have given.
Those who give only when asked have already waited too long.
To receive everything, one must open one's hands and give.
It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.
The manner in which it is given is worth more than the gift.
The heart is the toughest part of the body. Tenderness is in the hands.
If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.
The work of an unknown good man is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground greener.
Generosity always wins favor, particularly when accompanied by modesty.
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.
Those who have no wisdom yet count their wealth by what they get. You who have the grace to live: count your wealth by what you give!
If tempted by something that feels "altruistic," examine your motives and root out that self-deception. Then, if you still want to do it, wallow in it!
What a child doesn't receive he can seldom later give.
He gives only the worthless gold Who gives from a sense of duty.
Even more than giving is the capacity for us to do something smarter for the greater good that lifts us both up.
I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.
The good man thinks it is more blessed to give than to receive.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving.
The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose.
Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.
Every man shall give as he is able.
In normal life one is often not at all aware that we always receive infinitely more than we give, and that gratitude is what enriches life.
Examples are few of men ruined by giving. Men are heroes in spending—very cravens in what they give.
It is normal give away a little of one's life in order not to lose it all.
It is a common saying, that he who gives freely gives twice.
You cannot give to people what they are incapable of receiving.
Paradoxically, the shortest route to getting what you want is to give to others first.
Consider once before you give, twice before you receive, and a thousand times before you ask.
To have and not give is in some cases worse than stealing.
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving!
We do not quite forgive a giver. The hand that feeds us is in some danger of being bitten.
Give naught, get same. Give much, get same.
He gives twice that gives soon; i.e., he will soon be called upon to give again.
It is in giving that we receive.
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
Giving is more joyous than receiving, not because it is a deprivation, but because in the act of giving lies the expression of my aliveness.
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
Two can give as cheap as one.
I have come to believe that giving and receiving are really the same. Giving and receiving—not giving and taking.
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back a lot more than you'd expect.
Religion is not an opiate, for religion does not help people to forget, but to remember. It does not dull people. It does not say Take, but Give.
We know that we can help ourselves only as we help others, and that the love we give away is the only love we keep.
A cheerful giver does not count the cost of what he gives. His heart is set on pleasing and cheering him to whom the gift is given.
True sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one's soul.
To give awkwardly is churlishness. The most difficult part is to give, then why not add a smile?
The manner of giving shows the character of the giver more than the gift itself. There is a princely manner of giving, and a royal manner of accepting.
If instead of a gem or even a flower, we would cast the gift of a lovely thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels must give.
I know what I have given you. I do not know what you have received.
If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart.
God looks not to the quantity of the gift, but to the quality of the givers.
This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love: the more they give, the more they possess.
It's best to give while your hand is still warm.
In giving, you throw a bridge across the chasm of your solitude.
There is a very strong connection between pride and giving, and those who do the giving get to feel that they are worthy, while those who are given to often feel that they are not.
God loves a cheerful giver.
The rule is, we are to give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation; for there's no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers.
It may be more blessed to give than to receive, but there is more grace in receiving than giving. When you receive, whom do you love and praise? The giver. When you give, the same holds true.
When I give I give myself.
The habit of giving only enhances the desire to give.
Generosity is nothing else than a craze to possess. All which I abandon, all which I give, I enjoy in a higher manner through the fact that I give it away. To give is to enjoy possessively the object which one gives.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.