Quotes for
the Journey:

Giving 2

We make a living by what
we get, but we make a
life by what we give.

Winston Churchill


Those 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

I as little fear that God will damn a person who has charity as I hope that the priests can save one who has not.       -Alexander Pope
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, but for the pure pleasure of it, because it's fun.  Giving can only come from a full, loving space.       -Shakti Gawain
Giving 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.       -Sallirae Henderson
To 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 Hunt

Kindness in words creates confidence.  Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.  Kindness in giving creates love.       -Lao-Tzu
God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with.        -Billy Graham
Take up 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 things on impulse, you will develop a lively and interesting personality-- gracious, friendly, and likeable.       - David Dunn
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.       -Anne Frank
The more he cast away the more he had.        -John Bunyan
What 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 person's 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.        -Aristotle
May every soul that touches mine—
Be it the slightest contact—
Get from there some good;
Some little grace; one kindly thought;
One aspiration yet unfelt;
One bit of courage
For the darkening sky;
One gleam of faith
To brave the thickening ills of life;
One glimpse of brighter skies
Beyond the gathering mists—
To make this life worthwhile,
And heaven a surer heritage.

George Eliot
In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.        -Henry Ward Beecher
A generous action is its own reward.       - William Walsh
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.       -Eleanor Roosevelt
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 time disturb one's spiritual balance.  Therefore, children must early learn the beauty of generosity.  They are taught to give what they prize most, that they may taste the happiness of giving.       -Ohiyesa, Santee Sioux

To 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.       -Baird Spalding


If you would take, you must first give.       -Lao Tzu
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.       -George Eliot
We are possessed by the things we possess.  When I like an object, I always give it to someone.  It isn't generosity--it's only because I want others to be enslaved by objects, not me.       -Jean Paul Sartre
Sharing what you have is more important than what you have.       -Albert M. Wells, Jr.
You can never expect too much of yourself in the matter of giving yourself to others.       -Theodore C. Speers
I 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.        -Stephen Grellet  (also attributed to William Penn)

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