Giving quotes call to our higher nature to share who we are and what we have with the world. When we give, we bless ourselves and others. The givers’ heart is most glad.
I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.
The living need charity more than the dead.
From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.
Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness.
Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.
The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.
We believe we are hurt when we don’t receive love. But that is not what hurts us. Our pain comes when we do not give love. We were born to love. You might say that we are divinely created love machines. We function most powerfully when we are giving love. The world has led us to believe that our wellbeing is dependent on other people loving us. But this is kind of upside down thinking that has caused so many of our problems. The truth is our well being is dependent on our giving love. It is not about what comes back; it is about what goes out!
No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
The measure of your life will not be in what you accumulate, but in what you give away.
It is ever man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.
Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. What do we live for if not to make the world less difficult for each other.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that you cannot sincerely try to help another without helping yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go.
Frederick W. Faber
No one has ever become poor by giving.
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.
What is to give light must endure burning.
Love never claims, it ever gives.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Art is a personal gift that changes the recipient. The medium doesn't matter. The intent does.
The mind takes delight in offering the best, giving what we value most.
Giving is the highest expression of power.
The more compassionate you are, the more generous you can be. The more generous you are, the move loving friendliness you cultivate to help the world.
Thich Nhat Hanh
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes, Jr.
The love we give away is the only love we keep.
What a child doesn't receive he can seldom later give.
To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don't isolate.
Happiness is experienced when your life gives you what you are willing to accept.
Ken Keyes, Jr.
Real generosity is an unfailing sign of spirituality.
Hazrat Inayat Khan
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
One cannot reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.
If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.
Give back what you have learned. Share your experience.
The heart that gives, gathers.
He who cannot give anything away cannot feel anything either.
The miracle is this – the more we share, the more we have.
I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by loving.
The secret of life is that all we have and are is a gift of grace to be shared.
Lloyd John Ogilvie
Get a life in which you are generous. Look around at the azaleas in the suburban neighborhood where you grew up; look at a full moon hanging silver in a black, black sky on a cold night. And realize that life is the best thing ever, and that you have no business taking it for granted. Care so deeply about its goodness that you want to spread it around. Take money...and give it to charity. Work in a soup kitchen. Be a Big Brother or Sister...You want to do well, but if you do not do good too, then doing well will never be enough.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment.
Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.
Dale Evans Rogers
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness you are able to give.
When you cease to make a contribution you begin to die.
The test of our progress is not whether we add to the abundance of those who have much. It is whether we provide enough to those who have little.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Giving opens the way for receiving.
Florence Scovel Shinn
When I feel the joy of receiving a gift my heart nudges me to join creation's ballet, the airy dance of giving and receiving, and getting and giving again.
You have not lived a perfect day, even though you have earned your money, unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
Your most precious, valued possessions and your greatest powers are invisible and intangible. No one can take them. You, and you alone, can give them. You will receive abundance for your giving.
W. Clement Stone
If we try hard to bring happiness to others, we cannot stop it from coming to us also. To get joy, we must give it, and to keep joy, we must scatter it.
Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love...She gives most who gives with joy.
If you want love and abundance in your life, give it away.
The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is giving your gift away.
Give yourself abundant pleasure, and you will have abundant pleasure to give to others.
Neale Donald Walsch
Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give.
William Arthur Ward
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
William Arthur Ward
When I give I give myself.
We are not held back by the love we didn’t receive in the past, but by the love we’re not extending in the present.
You are not here merely to make a living, you are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself when you forget that errand.
I don't think you ever stop giving. I really don't. I think it's an on-going process. And it's not just about being able to write a check. It's being able to touch somebody's life.
Ignoring your passion is like dying a slow death…Passion whispers to you through your feelings, beckoning you toward your highest good. Pay attention to what makes you feel energized, connected, stimulated- what gives you your juice. Do what you love, give it back in the form of service, and you will do more than succeed. You will triumph.
The happiness you feel is in direct proportion to the love you give.
When people say they are looking for happiness, I ask, What are you giving to the world?
Love the giver more than the gift.
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