156 Quotes About Giving

Are you enjoying the fruits of your labor right now? If you are, don’t forget to share your joy with others. Some of the most successful people around the world have not forgotten to give back to those who are in need. If you know the feeling of having nothing, you’ll understand how giving can change someone’s life as well. Become a blessing to others, today. 

Quotes About Giving

1. It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving. – Mother Teresa

2. No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. – Charles Dickens

3. We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. – Winston S. Churchill

4. 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

5. 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

6. Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give. – Ben Carson

7. Presents are made for the pleasure of who gives them, not the merits of who receives them. – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

8. Give and you shall receive.

9. 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

10. 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

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

12. As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way. – Mary Anne Radmacher 

13. 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

14. 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

15. Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others. – Brian Tracy

16. No one has ever become poor by giving. – Anne Frank

17. Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

18. 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

19. We must give more in order to get more. It is the generous giving of ourselves that produces the generous harvest. – Orison Swett Marden

20. We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. – Winston S. Churchill

21. No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. – Charles Dickens

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

23. Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give. – Ben Carson

24. It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it. – Albert Einstein

25. The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. – Pablo Picasso

26. Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege. – John D. Rockefeller Jr.

27. I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver. – Maya Angelou

28. The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. – Mahatma Gandhi

29. The best thing to do with the best things in life is to give them away. – Dorothy Day

30. Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others. – Booker T. Washington

Quotes About Giving

31. Giving to others will not take away from what you have but will in fact add to your life. – Catherine Pulsifer 

32. All you have shall someday be given therefore give now, that the season of giving may be yours and not your inheritors. – Kahlil Gibran 

33. The moment practicing gratitude daily becomes a habit, you can start to incorporate gratitude for your future. You can start giving gratitude for things that you want but do not have yet. – Gabor Cadman

34. Just the will to give or lend, this will make you someone’s friend. – Edgar A Guest   

35. The process of giving will only serve to open your world in ways you could not even begin to imagine and you will feel a lot better than before you actually proffered that help in the first place. – Adam Richards

36. Giving kindness does us as much good as receiving it. – Piero Ferrucci

37. How can we repay, a loving and giving Dad. Who is always there for us, even when he is mad. – Julie Hebert 

38. Sharing Grace is God’s power and ability to meet our needs and take joy in giving to others. – Tony Cooke

39. Getting to purpose in life by going within and discovering that purpose is about loving unconditionally and serving, and making contact with what is there about us always – alters one’s worldview dramatically. – Wayne Dyer

40. When you volunteer your time, donate funds, or provide acts of service, always give from your heart and give for the sake of giving. – Heidi Catherine Culbertson

41. Retirement allows you to be giving in your time and your expertise to organizations that need help. It can be the most rewarding time of your life. – Kate Summers 

42. It seemed to me that the people who were genuinely thriving in their lives were the ones who had made room for well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving. – Arianna Huffington

43. Happiness can be the result, not of spending more money on oneself, but rather of giving money away to others. – Christian Smith

44. The great apparent dichotomy is that the more we give, the more we get. – Stephen Covey 

45. Friends demonstrate faithfulness to one another. Sacrifice is the essence of friendship. – Martin Murphy

46. If you knew what I know about the power of giving you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way. – Buddha 

47. Mercy will cost you, too. It’ll cost you time, money, or potentially relationships. Mercy that doesn’t cost much isn’t worth much. But God promises that when you help hurting people by giving what you have, he will bless you in return. – Rick Warren 

48. Spouses who forget a birthday or anniversary or who never give gifts to someone who truly enjoys gift giving will find themselves with a spouse who feels neglected and unloved. – Cindy Hyde

49. The greatest gift is a portion of thyself. – Ralph Waldo Emerson 

50. You have to start giving first and expect absolutely nothing. – Dalai Lama 

51. Giving freely and giving with a good heart, will never go unrewarded. – James Clear

52. Our giving to God is like giving a thimble of water to the ocean, or like giving a candle to the Sun. It seems so insignificant that we tend to lose the thrill of Thanksgiving. – Steve Pease

53. Which would you rather have someone who is nice and helpful to you all the time who might not give you a gift or someone who shows no interest in you all year and then gives you a token gift once a year? – Tawra J. Kellam

54. With ‘give and receive’, you are offering something for the other person with a willingness to receive something in return, but not an expectation. – Derek C. Doepker

55. The gift of sight to see beyond the darker clouds of now. – John McLeod

56. We all should give what we have decided in our hearts to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. – 2 Corinthians 9:7

Quotes About Giving

57. Also, remember that in relationships, you get what you give, so treat other people the way you’d like them to treat you. – Gavin Bird

58. Not what we give, but what we share, for the gift without the giver is bare; who gives himself with his alms feeds three, himself, his hungering neighbor, and me. – James Russell Lowell 

59. If you loved someone, you loved him, and when you had nothing else to give, you still gave him love. – George Orwell 

60. All relationships are designed to embody a dual role of giving and receiving. If one person is doing all the giving and the other doing all the receiving, there will be an imbalance. – Charles F. Stanley 

61. We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

62. Life is a boomerang. What you give, you get.

63. We rise by lifting others. – Robert Ingersoll

64. Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have. – Jim Rohn

65. Do come and good will come to you.

66. Giving opens the way for receiving. – Florence Scovel Shinn

67. When you learn, teach. When you get, give. – Maya Angelou

68. Give people the best of what is within you and help others to awaken to their best self so that they too can live a life of abundance. – ATGW

69. I learned to give not because I have much, but because I know exactly how it feels to have nothing.

70. Giving is the master key to success, in all applications of human life. – Bryant McGill

71. At the end it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished. It’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back. – Denzel Washington

72. There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward. – Khalil Gibran

73. If you want something, give it. – Deepak Chopra

74. If you have much, give of your wealth, if you have little, give of your heart. – Proverb

75. Don’t expect to receive if you’re not willing to give.

76. Selfless giving is the art of living. – Frederick Lenz

Quotes About Giving

77. The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving. – Edwin Louis Cole

78. Act of giving something to others is an art of flowering your heart. – Vinayak

79. To do more for the world than the world does for you that is success. – Henry Ford

80. He who serves the most, reaps the most. – Jim Rohn

81. Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. – Robin Sharma

82. To give your best is to receive the best. – Raymond Holliwell

83. You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving. – Amy Carmichael

84. For it is in giving that we receive. – Francis of Assisi

85. Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

86. We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers. – Seneca

87. By giving people the power to share, we’re making the world more transparent.    – Mark Zuckerberg

88. To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving. – Max Beerbohm

89. If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one. – Mother Teresa

90. Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. – Albert Einstein

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

92. Giving should be entered into in just the same way as investing. Giving is investing. – John D. Rockefeller

93. The manner of giving is worth more than the gift. – Pierre Corneille

94. You give to yourself by giving of yourself. – Matt Kahn

95. Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege. – John D. Rockefeller Jr.

96. 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

97. I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver. – Maya Angelou

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

99. To give and not expect return, that is what lies at the heart of love. – Oscar Wilde

100. You give before you get. – Napoleon Hill

101. For of those to whom much is given, much is required. – John F. Kennedy

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

103. When you give yourself, you receive more than you give. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Quotes About Giving

104. It is not the gift, but the thought that counts. – Henry Van Dyke

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

106. Before giving, the mind of the giver is happy, while giving, the mind of the giver is made peaceful, and having given, the mind of the giver is uplifted. – Buddha

107. We must not only give what we have, we must also give what we are. – Desire Joseph Mercier

108. Make all you can, save all you can, give all you can. – John Wesley

109. If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart. – Arabic Proverb

110. To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

111. Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride and inspiration. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person. – Naveen Jain

112. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. – Thomas A. Edison

113. It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life’s parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time. – Simone de Beauvoir

114. Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you. – Joel Osteen

115. The strong bond of friendship is not always a balanced equation; friendship is not always about giving and taking in equal shares. Instead, friendship is grounded in a feeling that you know exactly who will be there for you when you need something, no matter what or when. – Simon Sinek

116. Our parents deserve our honor and respect for giving us life itself. Beyond this they almost always made countless sacrifices as they cared for and nurtured us through our infancy and childhood, provided us with the necessities of life, and nursed us through physical illnesses and the emotional stresses of growing up. – Ezra Taft Benson

117. We are constituted so that simple acts of kindness, such as giving to charity or expressing gratitude, have a positive effect on our long-term moods. The key to the happy life, it seems, is the good life a life with sustained relationships, challenging work, and connections to community. – Paul Bloom

118. I believe that we all have a responsibility to give back. No one becomes successful without lots of hard work, support from others, and a little luck. Giving back creates a virtuous cycle that makes everyone more successful. – Ron Conway

119. Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go. – Mother Teresa

120. Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely. – Roy T. Bennett

121. Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see, it is what gives life its deepest significance. – Roy T. Bennett

122. Help others without any reason and give without the expectation of receiving anything in return. – Roy T. Bennett

123. The most truly generous persons are those who give silently without hope of praise or reward. – Carol Ryrie Brink

124. The belief that unhappiness is selfless and happiness is selfish is misguided. It’s more selfless to act happy. It takes energy, generosity, and discipline to be unfailingly lighthearted, yet everyone takes the happy person for granted. No one is careful of his feelings or tries to keep his spirits high. He seems self-sufficient he becomes a cushion for others. And because happiness seems unforced, that person usually gets no credit. – Gretchen Rubin

125. 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

126. If nature has made you for a giver, your hands are born open, and so is your heart, and though there may be times when your hands are empty, your heart is always full, and you can give things out of that warm things, kind things, sweet things—help and comfort and laughter and sometimes gay, kind laughter is the best help of all. – Frances Hodgson Burnett

127. Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give. – Ben Carson

Quotes About Giving

128. Presents are made for the pleasure of who gives them, not the merits of who receives them. – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

129. Good works is giving to the poor and the helpless, but divine works is showing them their worth to the One who matters. – Criss Jami

130. My mother told me that life isn’t always about pleasing yourself and that sometimes you have to do things for the sole benefit of another human being. I completely agreed with her, but reminded her that that was what blow jobs were for. – Chelsea Handler

131. Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world. – Ramana Maharshi

132. I know what I have given you. I do not know what you have received. – Antonio Porchia

133. You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving. – Robert Louis Stevenson

134. Until we can receive with an open heart, we’re never really giving with an open heart. When we attach judgment to receiving help, we knowingly or unknowingly attach judgment to giving help. – Brené Brown

135. Do you not know that God entrusted you with that money all above what buys necessities for your families to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to help the stranger, the widow, the fatherless; and, indeed, as far as it will go, to relieve the wants of all mankind? How can you, how dare you, defraud the Lord, by applying it to any other purpose? – John Wesley

136. Giving generously in romantic relationships, and in all other bonds, means recognizing when the other person needs our attention. Attention is an important resource. – Bell Hooks

137. Speak the truth do not become angered and give when asked, even be it a little. By these three conditions one goes to the presence of the gods. – Buddha Siddhartha Guatama Shakyamuni

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

139. The more you give, the more comes back to you, because God is the greatest giver in the universe, and He won’t let you outgive Him. Go ahead and try. See what happens. – Randy Alcorn

140. God has a way of giving by the cartloads to those who give away by shovelfuls. – Charles Spurgeon

Quotes About Giving

141. You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving. – Amy Carmichael

142. Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you. – Luke 6:38

143. Lord, if You bless me, I’ll thank You, but if You don’t, I’ll be thankful for what I have. – Phil Robertson

144. God is always trying to give good things to us, but our hands are too full to receive them. – Augustine

145. Hold material goods and wealth on a flat palm and not in a clenched fist. – Alistair Begg

146. The wicked borrows but does not pay back, but the righteous is generous and gives. – Psalm 37:21

147. A lack of generosity refuses to acknowledge that your assets are not really yours, but God’s. – Tim Keller

148. In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich. – Henry Beecher

149. Our giving is but a reflex of God’s giving. – Sam Storms

150. For in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part. For they gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means. – 2 Corinthians 8:2-3

151. Generosity is impossible apart from our love of God and of His people. But with such love, generosity not only is possible but inevitable. – John MacArthur

152. The world asks, ‘What does a man own?’ Christ asks, ‘How does he use it?’ – Andrew Murray

153. Get all you can, save all you can and give all you can. – John Wesley

154. The most obvious lesson in Christ’s teaching is that there is no happiness in having or getting anything, but only in giving. – Henry Drummond 

155. Faith is two empty hands held open to receive all of the Lord. – Alan Redpath

156. The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. – 2 Corinthians 9:6

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