Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
— Albert Schweitzer
Success means not putting yourself first in life and remembering that the more you give away, the more you have.
— Christopher Reeve
Money spent on myself may be a millstone about my neck; money spent on others may give me wings like the angels.
— Roswell Hitchcock
A beneficent person is like a fountain watering the earth, and spreading fertility; it is, therefore, more delightful to give than to receive.
Simple gifts such as a compliment, a note, a telephone call or a simple act of kindness – these are the truest forms of giving because they come from the heart – they are literally a portion of the giver.
— David Dunn
Pay goodness for evil. We should be like trees that give fruits to those who throw stones at them.
— Leo Tolstoy
One thing I ask of you: never be afraid of giving, but do not give your surplus. Give to a point that it is difficult for you.
— Mother Teressa
God loves a cheerful giver.
— 2 Corinthians 9:7
We all have something to give. So if you know how to read, find someone who can’t. If you’ve got a hammer, find a nail. If you’re not hungry, not lonely, not in trouble – seek out someone who is.
— George Bush
He who bestows his good upon the poor shall have as much again, and ten times more.
— John Bunyan
We tire of those pleasures we take, but never of those we give.
— J. Petit-Senn
The world is full of two kinds of people: the givers and the takers: The takers eat well – but the givers sleep well.
He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.
— German proverb
It’s impossible to give without having it come back to you. And it’s impossible to keep what you won’t give away.
— Robert Schuller
It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses.
— Dag Hammarskjöld
If you have much give of your wealth, if you have little give of your heart.
— Arabic proverb
We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers.
To bring joy to someone, give. To bring joy to yourself, give anonymously.
— Greg Quinn
The excitement of receiving is quickly erased by the boredom of having. But the boredom of having is just as quickly erased by the joy of giving. Therefore to eliminate the boredom that comes between receiving and giving, give often.
— David Young
Somehow not only for Christmas
But all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others
Is the joy that comes back to you.
— John Greenleaf Whittier
Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all thirty feet tall.
— Larry Wilde
Here’s my advice: Make a big thing of Christmas, even if you’re tired.
— Harry Reasoner
Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart . . . filled it, too, with melody that would last forever.
— Bess Aldrich
The magic message of Christmas is that God gave us so much more than we can possibly give back.
— Norman Vincent Peale
It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy.
— George Lorimer
Money is like mulch, not good except it be spread.
— Sir Francis Bacon
I’m not motivated by the money. To me, that money is Monopoly money. It’s out there and it’s mine, but it doesn’t rule my world. The motivation is to be the best player I can be.
— Derek Jeter
If money is all that a man makes, then he will be poor – poor in happiness, poor in all that makes life worth living.
— Herbert Casson
Money will buy a bed, but not sleep;
Books, but not brains;
Food, but not appetite;
Finery, but not beauty;
A house, but not a home;
Medicine, but not health;
Luxuries, but not culture;
Amusement, but not happiness;
Religion, but not salvation;
A passport to everywhere but heaven.
The laws of love and charity differ from the laws of mathematics. The more you give away, the more you have left.
— Sir John Templeton
It is more blessed to give than to receive.
— Acts 20:35
Doing good to others is not a duty. It is a joy, for it increases your own health and happiness.
When you give, you receive.
— Chuck Knox
Even though I don’t expect it, when I give from my heart it always comes back to me in wonderful ways. That’s the way of life.
— Reuben del Rio