As Thanksgiving comes around the corner, we often think of giving thanks. (And maybe buying Christmas gifts too!) However, if we thought of giving and sharing throughout the year, it would make a world wonderful and friendliest place to live. Don’t you think?
Quotes About Giving
I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.
— Maya Angelou
Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.
— Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco
Generosity consists not the sum given, but the manner in which it is bestowed.
— Author Unknown
In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us.
— Flora Edwards
Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.
— Mother Teresa
Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.
— Frank A. Clark
There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity.
— Nathaniel Branden
The service we render to others is really the rent we pay for our room on this earth. It is obvious that man is himself a traveler; that the purpose of this world is not ‘to have and to hold’ but ‘to give and serve.”
— Sir Wilfred T. Grinfell
Only a powerful soul can offer love. Only a powerful soul can afford to be humble. If we are weak, then we become selfish. If we are empty, we take; but if we are filled, we automatically give to all. That is our nature.
– Dadi Prakashmani
One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
— Robert A. Heinlein
Whatever you spend is gone. What you keep, someone else gets. What you give is yours forever.
— Dr. Wil Rose
There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life — happiness, freedom, and peace of mind — are always attained by giving them to someone else.
— Peyton Conway March
To the generous mind the heaviest debt is that of gratitude, when it is not in our power to repay it.
— Benjamin Franklin
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
— Winston Churchill
The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
— Lao Tzu
From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.
— Arthur Ashe
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.
— Zig Ziglar
At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by ‘I was hungry and you gave me to eat, I was naked and you clothed me, I was homeless and you took me in.’ Hungry not only for bread — but hungry for love. Naked not only for clothing — but naked for human dignity and respect. Homeless not only for want of a room of bricks — but homeless because of rejection.
— Mother Teresa
Giving is the highest expression of potency. In the very act of giving, I experience my strength, my wealth, my power. This experience of heightened vitality and potency fills me with joy. I experience myself as overflowing, spending, alive, hence as joyous. Giving is more joyous than receiving, not because it is a deprivation, but because in the act of giving lies the expression of my aliveness.
— Erich Fromm