Giving quotes and quotations
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose.
The trick is to realize that after giving your best, there's nothing more to give.
We do not quite forgive a giver. The hand that feeds us is in some danger of being bitten.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The great art of giving consists in this: the gift should cost very little and yet be greatly coveted, so that it may be the more highly appreciated.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
It is possible to give without loving, but it is impossible to love without giving.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
A compliment is a gift, not to be thrown away carelessly, unless you want to hurt the giver.
The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value.
Charles Dudley Warner
It is better to give than to lend, and it costs about the same.
He who obtains has little. He who scatters has much.
There is no benefit in the gifts of a bad man.
Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.
Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco
Plant a kernel of wheat and you reap a pint; plant a pint and you reap a bushel. Always the law works to give you back more than you give.
It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.
Give every man your ear, but few thy voice. Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment.
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.
Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Make all you can, save all you can, give all you can.
Do give books - religious or otherwise - for Christmas. They're never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal.
If we have the opportunity to be generous with our hearts, ourselves, we have no idea of the depth and breadth of love's reach.
I hate the giving of the hand unless the whole man accompanies it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
What a child doesn't receive he can seldom later give.
P. D. James
A gift in season is a double favor to the needy.
The spirit in which a thing is given determines that in which the debt is acknowledged; it's the intention, not the face-value of the gift, that's weighed.
He doubly benefits the needy who gives quickly.
Giving advice to a stupid man is like giving salt to a squirrel.
You can no more give what you haven't learned than you can come back from a place you've never been.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Sir Winston Churchill
Seek joy in what you give not in what you get
I believe that what women resent is not so much giving herself in pieces as giving herself purposelessly.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind.
Purchase not friends by gifts; when thou ceasest to give, such will cease to love.