Quotes on Giving

Quotes on Giving

Many studies have been performed analyzing the benefits of giving.  While the results are nothing short of amazing, they are also not at all surprising.  The consistent conclusion: Generosity equates with better emotional well-being and physical health. To find out more about the benefits of giving, click here:  Benefits of Giving.


“Medical tests have shown that giving stimulates a part of the brain that gives us the same gratification as when we eat food or have sex.” ~Giving 2.0: Transform Your Giving and Our World by Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen


“Give the world the best you have and the best will come back to you.” ~Madeline Bridge


“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


“The attitude you bring to your giving will reflect the benefits you gain.” ~The Power of Giving: How Giving Back Enriches Us All by Azim Jamal, Harvey McKinnon


“Giving, in the form of volunteer work: • enhances your immune system, • lowers cholesterol levels, • strengthens your heart, • decreases the incidence of chest pains, and • generally reduces stress.” ~The Power of Giving: How Giving Back Enriches Us All by Azim Jamal, Harvey McKinnon


“The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ~Ghandi


“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


“Beauty is whatever gives joy.” ~Edna St. Vincent Millay


“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ~Leo Buscaglia


“For it is in giving that we receive.” ~St. Francis Of Assisi


“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Yes, there truly is a joy to giving.” ~The Art of Giving: Where the Soul Meets a Business Plan by Charles Bronfman


“Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.” ~George MacDonald


“Three keys to more abundant living: caring about others, daring for others, sharing with others.” ~William A. Ward


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


“The best way to attract abundance into your life is to be in a perpetual state of giving and gratitude.” ~29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life by Cami Walker


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


“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” ~Buddha


“The smallest good deed is better than the grandest good intention.” ~Duguet


“You’ll find it’s not the size of the contribution that matters; what matters is the outcomes your giving produces.” ~Give a Little: How Your Small Donations Can Transform Our World by Wendy Smith


“If you give money, spend yourself with it.” ~Henry David Thoreau


“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


“Change always comes bearing gifts.”  ~Price Pritchett


“The best definition of love is a feeling of giving with no expectation of receiving anything for the giving. Love is giving with no strings attached.” ~Love Yourself and Let the Other Person Have It Your Way by Lawrence Crane


“My wife, my family, my friends – they’ve all taught me things about love and what that emotion really means. In a nutshell, loving someone is about giving, not receiving.” ~Nicholas Sparks


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


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

“When you learn, teach. When you get, give.” ~Maya Angelou


“The intention behind our giving and receiving is the most important thing. When the act of giving is joyful, when it is unconditional and from the heart, then the energy behind the giving increases many times over. But if we give grudgingly, there is no energy behind that giving. If we feel we have lost something through the act of giving, then the gift is not truly given and will not cause increase.” ~The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success – One Hour of Wisdom Edition by Deepak Chopra


“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”  ~William A. Ward


“It is more rewarding to watch money change the world than watch it accumulate.” ~Gloria Steinem


“Relationships are not about getting what we want, but about giving to another for the joy of giving.” ~Loving in the Moment: Moving from Ego to Essence in Relationships by Gina Lake


“Yesterday is history.  Tomorrow is a mystery.  And today?  Today is a gift.  That’s why we call it the present.” ~Alice Morse Earle


“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” ~Maya Angelou


“Generosity is quite simply the habit of giving.” ~The Generosity Plan by Kathy LeMay


“If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.” ~George MacDonald


“Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.” ~Jean Anouilh


“Giving opens the way for receiving.” ~Florence Scovel Shinn


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


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