Quotes About Giving

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“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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

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

“Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Help others without any reason and give without the expectation of receiving anything in return.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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

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

“Don't Just

Don't just learn, experience.
Don't just read, absorb.
Don't just change, transform.
Don't just relate, advocate.
Don't just promise, prove.
Don't just criticize, encourage.
Don't just think, ponder.
Don't just take, give.
Don't just see, feel.
Don’t just dream, do.
Don't just hear, listen.
Don't just talk, act.
Don't just tell, show.
Don't just exist, live.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Carol Ryrie Brink
“The most truly generous persons are those who give silently without hope of praise or reward.”
Carol Ryrie Brink, Caddie Woodlawn's Family

“Always have a willing hand to help someone, you might be the only one that does.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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

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

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

Frances Hodgson Burnett
“If nature has made you for a giver, your hands are born open, and so is your heart; and though there may be times when your hands are empty, your heart is always full, and you can give things out of that--warm things, kind things, sweet things--help and comfort and laughter--and sometimes gay, kind laughter is the best help of all.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess

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

Kahlil 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.”
Kahlil Gibran

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

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

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

Brian Tracy
“Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.”
Brian Tracy

Criss Jami
“Good works is giving to the poor and the helpless, but divine works is showing them their worth to the One who matters.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

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

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

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

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

Ramana Maharshi
“Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world.”
Ramana Maharshi

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

bell hooks
“Giving generously in romantic relationships, and in all other bonds, means recognizing when the other person needs our attention. Attention is an important resource.”
bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions

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

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