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Quotes About Giving

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“Do give books - religious or otherwise - for Christmas. They’re never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal.”
― Lenore Hershey

Mother Teresa
“It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”
Mother Teresa

Charles Dickens
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
Charles Dickens

Winston Churchill
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
Winston Churchill

Khalil Gibran
“You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”
Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

Mother Teresa
“Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.”
Mother Teresa

Gretchen Rubin
“The belief that unhappiness is selfless and happiness is selfish is misguided. It's more selfless to act happy. It takes energy, generosity, and discipline to be unfailingly lighthearted, yet everyone takes the happy person for granted. No one is careful of his feelings or tries to keep his spirits high. He seems self-sufficient; he becomes a cushion for others. And because happiness seems unforced, that person usually gets no credit.”
Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.
“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Jarod Kintz
“The only gift I have to give, is the ability to receive. If giving is a gift, and it surely is, then my gift to you is to allow you to give to me.”
Jarod Kintz, The Titanic would never have sunk if it were made out of a sink.

Ben Carson
“Happiness doesn't result from what we get, but from what we give.”
Ben Carson

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“Presents are made for the pleasure of who gives them, not the merits of who receives them.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

Mother Teresa
“Give, but give until it hurts.”
Mother Teresa

Khalil Gibran
“I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy.”
Khalil Gibran

Amy Carmichael
“You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.”
Amy Carmichael

Chelsea Handler
“My mother told me that life isn't always about pleasing yourself and that sometimes you have to do things for the sole benefit of another human being. I completely agreed with her, but reminded her that that was what blow jobs were for.”
Chelsea Handler, My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands

Francis of Assisi
“For it is in giving that we receive.”
Francis of Assisi

Mary Anne Radmacher
“As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.”
Mary Anne Radmacher

Mother Teresa
“I must be willing to give whatever it takes to do good to others. This requires that I be willing to give until it hurts. Otherwise, there is no true love in me, and I bring injustice, not peace, to those around me.”
Mother Teresa

Steve Maraboli
“Give freely to the world these gifts of love and compassion. Do not concern yourself with how much you receive in return, just know in your heart it will be returned.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Robert Louis Stevenson
“You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.”
Robert Louis Stevenson

Antonio Porchia
“I know what I have given you...
I do not know what you have received.”
Antonio Porchia

Gautama Buddha
“Speak the truth do not become angered and give when asked, even be it a little. By these three conditions one goes to the presence of the gods.”
Gautama Buddha

Brené Brown
“Until we can receive with an open heart, we're never really giving with an open heart. When we attach judgment to receiving help, we knowingly or unknowingly attach judgment to giving help.”
Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

George Eliot
“One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.”
George Eliot

The bank of love is never bankrupt.
“The bank of love is never bankrupt.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Alexander McCall Smith
“Gracious acceptance is an art - an art which most never bother to cultivate. We think that we have to learn how to give, but we forget about accepting things, which can be much harder than giving.... Accepting another person's gift is allowing him to express his feelings for you.”
Alexander McCall Smith, Love Over Scotland

Dave Eggers
“You have what I can afford to give. You are a panhandler, begging for anything, and I am the man walking briskly by, tossing a quarter or so into your paper cup. I can afford to give you this. This does not break me.”
Dave Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

Truman Capote
“It's bad enough in life to do without something YOU want; but confound it, what gets my goat is not being able to give somebody something you want THEM to have.”
Truman Capote, A Christmas Memory

Khalil Gibran
“You often say ; I would give , but only to the deserving, The trees in your orchard say not so , nor the flocks in your pasture.
Surely he who is worthy to receive his days and nights is worthy of all else from you.
And he who has deserved to drink from the ocean of life deserves to fill his cup from your little stream. See first that youyourself deserve to be a giver , and an insturument of giving.
For in truth it is life that gives unto life-while you , who deem yourself a giver , is but a witness.”
Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

“It's easier to take than to give. It's nobler to give than to take. The thrill of taking lasts a day. The thrill of giving lasts a lifetime.”
Joan Marques

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