We make a living by what
but we make a
life by what we give.
that will not permit their wealth to do any good for others.
cut themselves off from the truest pleasure here and
the highest happiness later. -Charles Caleb Colton
little fear that God will damn a person who has charity
hope that the priests can save one who has not.
The more we have given to ourselves, the
more we have to give to others.
When we find that place
within ourselves that is giving,
we begin to create an
outward flow. Giving to others
comes not from a sense of
sacrifice, self-righteousness, or spirituality,
the pure pleasure of it, because it's fun.
only come from a full, loving space.
and receiving are opposite sides of the same coin.
Receiving entails trust in our own value and our having respect
for the giver.By receiving we reinforce the giver and are ourselves
supported and affirmed by the gift.In this way we participate in
life’s goodness and assist in its flourishing.There are times in
our lives when the only way we can give back is to receive.
receive a present handsomely and in a right spirit,
even when you have none to give in return,
is to give one in return. -Leigh
in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love. -Lao-Tzu
has given us two hands,
one to receive with and the other to give with.
giving-away as a hobby while you are young, and you will have
a happy life. What is more, because you do so many thoughtful
impulse, you will develop a lively and interesting personality--
gracious, friendly, and likeable.
wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment
before starting to improve the world.
more he cast away the more he
had. -John Bunyan
I gave, I have; what I spent, I had;
what I kept, I lost. -Old Epitaph
To give away money is an easy matter, and in any
power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large
and when, and for what purpose, is neither
in every person's power nor an easy matter. Hence it is,
that such an excellence is rare, praiseworthy and noble.
every soul that touches mine—
Be it the slightest contact—
Some little grace; one kindly thought;
One aspiration yet
One bit of courage
For the darkening sky;
One gleam of faith
the thickening ills
One glimpse of brighter skies
Beyond the gathering mists—
make this life worthwhile,
And heaven a surer heritage.
In this world it is not what we take up, but what
we give up, that makes us rich.
-Henry Ward Beecher
generous action is its own reward.
is not fair to ask of others what
you are not willing to do
No people were ever honored
for what they received.
Honor has been the reward for what they
gave. -Calvin Coolidge
It was our
belief that the love of possessions is a weakness to be overcome.
Its appeal is to the material part, and if allowed its way, it will in
disturb one's spiritual balance. Therefore, children must early
the beauty of generosity. They are taught to give what they
that they may taste the happiness of giving.
receive more, we must give out
what we receive. . . . For it is by
giving that we set in operation the
unfailing law of measure for
measure. With no thought of
receiving, it is impossible to avoid
receiving, for the abundance
you have given is returned
to you in fulfillment of the law.
Blessed is the influence of one true,
loving human soul on another. -George Eliot
are possessed by the things we possess.
When I like
an object, I always give it to someone.
generosity--it's only because
I want others to be
enslaved by objects, not me. -Jean Paul Sartre
Sharing what you have is more
than what you have. -Albert M. Wells, Jr.
never expect too much of yourself
in the matter of giving
yourself to others. -Theodore C. Speers
expect to pass through this world but once. Any good
therefore that I can do,
or any kindness that I can show
to a fellow creature, let me do it now.
Let me not defer
or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
Grellet (also attributed to William Penn)
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