Giving Quotes

To get, give. - Bob Roth


There is no delight in owning anything unshared. - Seneca


Giving opens the way for receiving. - Florence Scovel Shinn


The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you. - Brian Tracy


Seek joy in what you give not in what you get - Unknown


The Dead Sea is the dead sea, because it continually receives and never gives. - Unknown


You can no more give what you haven't learned than you can come back from a place you've never been. - Unknown


Trust not the horse, O Trojans. Be it what it may, I fear the Grecians even when they offer gifts. - Virgil


EARN as much as you can. SAVE as much as you can. INVEST as much as you can. GIVE as much as you can. - Rev. John Wellesly


There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. - Edith Wharton


The trick is to realize that after giving your best, there's nothing more to give. - Sparky Anderson


The human contribution is the essential ingredient. It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live. - Ethel Percy Andrus


No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning. - Barbara De Angelis


It is rare indeed that people give. Most people guard and keep; they suppose that it is they themselves and what they identify with themselves that they are guarding and keeping, whereas what they are actually guarding and keeping is their system of reality and what they assume themselves to be. - James Baldwin


Sharing is sometimes more demanding than giving. - Mary Bateson


Nature does not give to those who will not spend... - R.J. Baughan


Getters don't get -- givers get. - Eugene Benge


Gifts must affect the receiver to the point of shock. - Walter Benjamin


One man gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. - Bible


It is possible to give without loving, but it is impossible to love without giving. - Richard Braunstein


He who bestows his goods upon the poor shall have as much again, and ten times more. - John Bunyan


I do detest everything which is not perfectly mutual. - Lord Byron


It is normal to give away a little of one's life in order not to lose it all. - Albert Camus


The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able to give a large part of oneself to others. - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin


You have to sow before you can reap. You have to give before you can get. - Robert Collier


Look around for a place to sow a few seeds. - Henry Van Dyke


In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us. - Flora Edwards


Always think in terms of what the other person wants. - James Van Fleet


It is better to give than to lend, and it costs about the same. - Philip Gibbs


You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. - Kahlil Gibran


Giving presents is a talent; to know what a person wants, to know when and how to get it, to give it lovingly and well. Unless a character possesses this talent there is no moment more annihilating to ease than that in which a present is received and given. - Pamela Glenconner


The nine-tenths prove man's love, but the one-tenth tests man's legal obedience. - Herschel Hobbs


To give is to receive... - Gerald G. Jampolsky


Giving half answers won't make the conversation half as long. - Dave Johnson


He who obtains has little. He who scatters has much. - Lao-Tzu


Before he left, Aunt William pressed a sovereign into his hand guiltily, as if it were conscience money. He, on his side, took it as though it were a doctor's fee, and both ignored the transaction. - Ada Leverson


A handful of pine-seed will cover mountains with the green majesty of forests. I too will set my face to the wind and throw my handful of seed on high. - Fiona Macleod


We must give more in order to get more, It is the generous giving of ourselves that produce the generous harvest. - Orison Swett Marden


In Giving, a man receives more than he gives; and the more is in proportion to the worth of the thing given. - George Mcdonald


The gifts that one receives for giving are so immeasurable that it is almost an injustice to accept them. - Rod Mckeun


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


What you keep to yourself you lose, what you give away, you keep forever. - Axel Munthe


Plant a kernel of wheat and you reap a pint; plant a pint and you reap a bushel. Always the law works to give you back more than you give. - Anthony Norvell


What we are doing is satisfying the American public. That's our job. I always say we have to give most of the people what they want most of the time. That's what they expect from us. - William Paley


Sow much, reap much; sow little, reap little. - Chinese Proverb


He who gives while he lives, get to know where it goes. - Percy Ross

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless- Mother Teresa


Ask, and it will be given you; Seek, and you will find; Knock, and it will be opened to you- Jesus


Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent- Marilyn Vos Savant


For it is in giving that we receive- St. Francis of Assisi


Fragrance clings to the hand that gives the rose- Unknown


Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need- Kahlil Gibran


Give light and people will find their own way- Unknown


God has given to all men free agency and has granted us the privilege to serve Him or serve Him not, to do that which is right or that which is wrong, but he will hold us strictly to an account for the use that we make of this agency- Unknown


Go-Givers will become the best go-getters- Unknown


Having leveled my palace, don't erect a hovel and complacently admire your own charity in giving me that for a home- Emily Bronte


I didn't want them to give their power away to me, either. I don't like to call it teaching. I like to call it sharing what I have learned- Shirley Maclaine


I respect generosity in people, and I respect it in companies too, I don't look at it as philanthropy; I see it as an investment in the community- Paul Newman


I think the great livers, the people who are fully self-actualizing and alive, are the great givers- Mark Victor Hansen


If you continually give, you will continually have- Unknown


Justice consists in doing no injury to men; decency in giving them no offense- Marcus Tullius Cicero


Kindness in giving creates love- Lao Tzo


Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love- Lao Tzo


Let me be a little kinder, Let me be a little blinder to the faults about me; Let me praise a little more, Let me be, when I am weary; Just a little bit more cheery, Let me serve a little better those that I am striving for. Let me be a little braver When temptation bids me waver, Let me strive a little harder To be all that I should be; Let me be a little meeker to the brother that is weaker; Let me think more of my neighbor and a little less of me- Unknown


Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give- Eleanor Roosevelt


When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing- Unknown


Why not, really, go to the fullest length, and the silliest length, in exploiting yourself and turn the proceeds back to the community? Paul Newman


You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them- William Blake


You can no more give what you haven't learned than you can come back from a place you've never been- Unknown


You give before you get- Napoleon Hill


You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give- Unknown