“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”
"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.” -Albert Einstein
"You give to yourself by giving of yourself." - Matt Kahn
"You're learning to be nourished by the love you give, not by the validation offered in response to your giving." - Matt Kahn
"No one has ever become poor by giving." - Anne Frank
"The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away." -Pablo Picasso
"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." -Oprah Winfrey
"You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself." -Harvey Firestone
"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. - David Cameron Gikandi
"You cannot afford to leave out giving in your life plan. You cannot afford to leave it to chance occurrence." - David Cameron Gikandi
"Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege." -John D. Rockefeller Jr.
"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." - Barbara Bush
“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.” - Elbert Hubbard
“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
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchill
"I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver."
"When you learn, teach. When you get, give." - Maya Angelou
“Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process.” - Jim Rohn
"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." - Eckhart Tolle
“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” - Lao Tzu
"We must understand that the only thing that we keep forever is the thing that we give away, and the more you give the more you get." - Denver Moore (from the film "Same Kind of Different as Me")
Here are more of my favorite giving quotes.
“The human contribution is the essential ingredient. It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live.” - Ethyl Percy Andrus
"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
"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
"Money is like manure; it's not worth a thing unless it's spread around encouraging young things to grow." - Thornton Wilder
“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.” - Robert Collier
"Many people despise wealth, but few know how to give it away." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
“If you have much, give of your wealth; If you have little, give of your heart” - Arab proverb
"The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own." - Disraeli
“Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.” - Albert Camus
“You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
“There is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving” - Harry Drummond
"If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one." - Mother Theresa
"If you continually give, you will continually have."- Unknown
"You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving." - Amy Carmichael
"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." - Maimonides
These famous giving quotes can truly open your eyes to the the power of giving.