A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.
— Proverbs 22:9
Generosity is giving more than you can.
— Doug Sanders
Never measure your generosity by what you give, but rather by what you have left.
— Bishop Fulton Sheen
Generosity gives help rather than advice.
— Marquis de Vauvenargues
The person who benefits the most from acts of kindness and generosity is always the giver, not the recipient. When you give generously of yourself, you change the kind of person you are inside. You transform the inner aspects of your mind. You create a new mental equivalent, which is more consistent with the feelings of satisfaction, joy and success you desire.
— Brian Tracy
Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Teach us, good Lord, to serve thee as thou deservest:
To give and not to count the cost;
To fight and not to heed the wounds;
To toil and ask no reward.
— St. Ignatius of Loyola
Giving is most blessed and most acceptable when the donor remains completely anonymous.
Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.
— Albert Einstein
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that has.
— Margaret Mead
To the world, you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.
— Joseph Billings
Respectable men and women content with the good and easy living are missing some of the most important things in life. Unless you give yourself to some great cause you haven’t even begun to live.
— William Merrill
I learned in my four decades in Washington that one person can make a difference.
— Liz Carpenter
Our souls are not hungry for fame, comfort, wealth or power. Those rewards create almost as many problems as they solve. Our souls are hungry for meaning, for the sense that we have figured out how to live so that our lives matter, so that the world will at least be a little bit different for our having passed through it.
— Harold Kushner
You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.
— John Wooden
A successful way to determine how much we truly care for someone is to discern how high their happiness and welfare are on our priority list.
— Leo Buscaglia
“I thought of you when I saw this!” are magic words when scrawled on a note and taped to something – flowers, picture, magazine clipping, travel brochure, candy – that you leave out for your child or wife to discover.
— Paul Lewis
Because we love something else more than this world, we love even this world better than those who know no other.
— C.S. Lewis
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.
— Matthew 22:37-40
Charity is the bone shared with the dog when you are just as hungry as the dog.
— Jack London
No one has ever become poor by giving.
— Anne Frank
Jesus saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. “I tell you the truth,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others.”
— Luke 21:1-3
A man’s drive for profit should be prompted by the desire to give charity.
— Rabbi Nachman of Braslav
Dad taught us in so many ways that we couldn’t just be concerned about our own circumstances. We also had to be concerned about the circumstances of others. I saw my father always giving and always sharing. In hindsight, this was remarkable in that we didn’t have that much to share or to give.
— John Lewis
All altruism springs from putting yourself in the other person’s place.
— Harry Emerson Fosdick
The greatest gift is a portion of yourself.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Charity is more than giving money to the poor. It is the giving of our hearts, time, talents and energies to lighten the lives of others, rich or poor.
— Stephen Covey
The charity that hastens to proclaim its good deeds, ceases to be charity, and is only pride and ostentation.
— William Hutton
There will never be “enough” to give. You must simply commit that portion to God and adjust the rest accordingly. When you do this willingly and obediently, God promises to provide His wisdom to manage the rest.
— Larry Burkett
There is no more noble occupation in the world than to assist another human being – to help someone succeed.
— Alan McGinnis
To improve your self-image, do something for someone else.
Deep down, we know that what matters in this life is more than winning for ourselves. What really matters is helping others win too.
— Fred Rogers
One of my goals and passions is to help people and I love doing it.
— Tiger Woods
My parents taught me that life’s not centered on me alone. Doing service work was an important part of my week, whether I tutored kids after school, participated in charity fund-raising events or helped out at church. It mattered that I gave back. They believed that if you want to have a fulfilling life, you can’t just sit on the sidelines. You’ve got to get involved.
— Terrie Williams