True giving occurs when you give and give until it hurts. Breeze through this article to find yourself famous quotations and sayings on being generous.

Giving Quotes

In life, it can never really hurt to give away what you have in abundance, but then again, true giving and generosity is all about giving until it hurts. It may, at times, make no sense to give away a few hundredsto charitable causes when you have in the thousands. What would make more sense here is the act of giving away in the thousands when you have but in the thousands. This is when you get to reap the ‘feel good’ factor that lies deep within true giving. Read on to unearth for yourself famous quotations and sayings on being generous and giving.

Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself.

- Walt Whitman

Peace on earth will come to stay, When we live Christmas every day.

- Helen Steiner Rice

There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go.

- Jean Paul

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.

- Erich Fromm

There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers.

- Man for Himself: An Inquiry into the Psychology of Ethics , Erich Fromm

As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.

- Victor Hugo

I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.

- Herman Hesse

God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.

- J. G. Holland

It would not take very long to recoup our money, ... It would be a very short payback

- Carl Rogers

Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.

- Dame Agatha Christie

He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.

- Aesop

Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do.

- Thomas Carlyle

The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.

- Richard P. Feynman

Every one lives by selling something.

- Across the Plains , Robert Louis Stevenson

No one has ever become poor by giving.

- diary of Anne Frank: the play , Anne Frank

This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love: the more they give, the more they possess.

- Rainer Maria Rilke

I don't want to spend the rest of my life giving speeches.

- Colin Powell

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

- Sand and Foam , Kahlil Gibran

America, I've given you all and now I'm nothing.

- Allen Ginsberg

Always render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be.

- Og Mandino

I have now disposed of all my property to my family. There is one thing more I wish I could give them, and that is the Christian religion.

- Patrick Henry

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

Offer them what they secretly want and they of course immediately become panic-stricken.

- Jack Kerouac

I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse.

- Florence Nightingale

If God had wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.

- Jay Leno

Destiny grants us our wishes, but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes.

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

For it is in giving that we receive.

- Francis of Assisi

Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.

- Fred Rogers

From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.

- Arthur Ashe

Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.

- John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

It's joyful to give. But for people who want to take advantage of you, you're kind of an easy mark.

- Larry King

Ross begat Shawn. He handed down the crown of St Peter to Shawn.

- Calvin Marshall Trillin

A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.

- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

There's a great joy in my giving. It's thrilling. It's exhilarating. It's important to be a part of sharing. It is my love. It is my joy.

- W. Clement Stone

The big print giveth, and the fine print taketh away.

- Fulton J. Sheen

If you get trapped in the idea that what is most important is what image of yourself you're giving to the world, you're on a dangerous path.

- Jeanne Moreau

Gifts must affect the receiver to the point of shock.

- Walter Benjamin

I do not give money for just mere hopes.

- Terence

I thought it was my job to give all the boys their first kiss.

- Jessica Alba

At the end of the day, you either want or you don't want to know about it. It's a mercy thing - you have to give back. However you do it, you have to give something back. You have to.

- Thierry Henry

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