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Giving quotes and quotations

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Kahlil Gibran

The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose.
Heda Bejar

The trick is to realize that after giving your best, there's nothing more to give.
Sparky Anderson

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.
Baltasar Gracian

Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
Jim Rohn

It is possible to give without loving, but it is impossible to love without giving.
Richard Braunstein

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

A compliment is a gift, not to be thrown away carelessly, unless you want to hurt the giver.
Eleanor Hamilton

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.
Philip Gibbs

He who obtains has little. He who scatters has much.
Lao-Tzu

There is no benefit in the gifts of a bad man.
Euripides

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.
Anthony Norvell

It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.
Mother Teresa

Give every man your ear, but few thy voice. Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment.
William Shakespeare

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

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.
John Wesley

Do give books - religious or otherwise - for Christmas. They're never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal.
Lenore Hershey

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.
Margaret Cho

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.
Norman Douglas

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.
Publilius Syrus

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.
Seneca

He doubly benefits the needy who gives quickly.
Publilius Syrus

Giving advice to a stupid man is like giving salt to a squirrel.
Kashmiri Proverb

You can no more give what you haven't learned than you can come back from a place you've never been.
Author Unknown

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
Author Unknown

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.
William Shakespeare

Purchase not friends by gifts; when thou ceasest to give, such will cease to love.
Thomas Fuller