Famous Giving Quotes And Sayings

Please enjoy these famous giving quotes
which illustrate the true power of giving.

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Kahlil Gibran:

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”

Albert Einstein:

"It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it."

“The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.”

Matt Kahn:

"You give to yourself by giving of yourself."

"You're learning to be nourished by the love you give, not by the validation offered in response to your giving."

Anne Frank:

"No one has ever become poor by giving."

Pablo Picasso:

"The meaning of life is to find your gift.  The purpose of life is to give it away."

Oprah Winfrey:

"I don't think you ever stop giving. I really don't. I think it's an on-going process. And it's not just about being able to write a check. It's being able to touch somebody's life."

Harvey Firestone:

"You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself."

David Cameron Gikandi:

"Give cheerfully and freely. It is the energy behind the giving that matters so do not give grudgingly. The law of cause and effect guarantees that you shall receive plenty for what you give.

"You cannot afford to leave out giving in your life plan. You cannot afford to leave it to chance occurence."

John D. Rockefeller Jr.:

"Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege."

Barbara Bush:

"Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others."

Elbert Hubbard:

“Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.”

Eleanor Roosevelt:

“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.”

Winston Churchill:

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."

Maya Angelou:

"I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver."

"When you learn, teach. When you get, give."

Jim Rohn:

“Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process.”

Eckhart Tolle:

"Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world."

"Whatever you think people are withholding from you--praise, appreciation, assistance, loving care, and so on--give it to them."

"You cannot receive what you don't give. Outflow determines inflow."

Lao Tzu:

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

More Giving Quotes

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Here are more of my favorite giving quotes.

Ethyl Percy Andrus:

“The human contribution is the essential ingredient. It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live.”

Pamela Glenconner:

"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."

Peyton Conway March:

"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."

Thornton Wilder:

"Money is like manure; it's not worth a thing unless it's spread around encouraging young things to grow."

Robert Collier:

“You cannot hold on to anything good. You must be continually giving - and getting. You cannot hold on to your seed. You must sow it - and reap anew. You cannot hold on to riches. You must use them and get other riches in return.”

Francois de La Rochefoucauld:

"Many people despise wealth, but few know how to give it away."

Arab proverb:

“If you have much, give of your wealth; If you have little, give of your heart”


"The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own."

Albert Camus:

“Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson:

“You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.”

Harry Drummond:

“There is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving”

Mother Theresa:

"If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one."


"If you continually give, you will continually have."

Amy Carmichael:

"You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving."


"Anticipate charity by preventing poverty; assist the reduced fellow man, either by a considerable gift or a sum of money or by teaching him a trade or by putting him in the way of business so that he may earn an honest livelihood and not be forced to the dreadful alternative of holding out his hand for charity. This is the highest step and summit of charity's golden ladder."

These famous giving quotes can truly
open your eyes to the the power of giving.

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