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25 Quotes on Giving

Learn from these greats what it means to give.

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

 

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

 

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

 

“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

 

“Give yourself entirely to those around you. Be generous with your blessings. A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

 

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

 

“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

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

 

“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

 

“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

  

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

 

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

 

“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

 

“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

 

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

  

“Secrets. Funny how, when you're about to be given something precious, something you've wanted for a long time, you suddenly feel nervous over taking it.

 

Everyone wants more than anything to be allowed into someone else's most secret self. Everyone wants to allow someone into their most secret self. Everyone feels so alone inside that their deepest wish is for someone to know their secret being, because then they are alone no longer. Don't we all long for this? Yet when it's offered it's frightening, because you might not live up to the desires of the one who bestows the gift. And frightening because you know that accepting such a gift means you'll want-perhaps be expected- to offer a similar gift in return. Which means giving your *self* away. And what's more frightening than that?” ― Aidan Chambers, This is All: The Pillow Book of Cordelia Kenn

  

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

 

“Generosity is not giving me that which I need that you do, but it is giving me that which you need more that I do.” ― Kahlil Gibran

 

“Giving yourself some loving attention is not selfish. It is sensible. If you feel loved and cherished--even if it is only by yourself--then you will have more love to give to others, too.” ― Penelope Quest, Reiki for Life: A Complete Guide to Reiki Practice

 

“Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.”― P. J. O'Rourke

 

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” ― Lao Tzu

 

“Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.” ― Khalil Gibran

 

“The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving.” ― Edwin Louis Cole

 

“No one has ever become poor by giving.” ― Anne Frank

 

“By giving people the power to share, we're making the world more transparent.” ― Mark Zuckerberg

 

 

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Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D., N.C.C., L.M.H.C., is the author of Making the Grade with ADD and ADD and Your Money. 

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