Do not accustom yourself to consider debt only as an inconvenience. You will find it a calamity.
— Samuel Johnson
Who goeth a borrowing
Goeth a sorrowing.
— Thomas Tusser
The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
— Proverbs 22:7
The Bible discourages debt because it presumes upon the future – and on God.
— Ron Blue
Consumer debt is an equal-opportunity marriage destroyer. It does not matter if couples are rich or poor, working class or middle class. If they accrue substantial debt, it puts a strain on their marriage.
— Jeffrey Dew
Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.
— Mother Teresa
It was her thinking of others that made you think of her.
— Elizabeth Browning
Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.
— Princess Diana
He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done.
— Proverbs 19:17
A kind word, sincerely stated, can work magic, most notably in relationships where the magic is gone. We are never so sophisticated or so comfortable in a relationship that the little niceties can be neglected. If they are good enough for total strangers, they are certainly good enough for the people we love.
— Leo Buscaglia
The more I give myself to others, the more joy and inner peace will flow into my own life.
— Thomas Kinkade
To give is to receive, but only if one does not give in order to receive.
— Wade Hudson
When you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.
— Luke 14:13-14
Abundant living means abundant giving.
— E. Stanley Jones
Charity is never lost: it may meet with ingratitude, or be of no service to those on whom it was bestowed, yet it ever does a work of beauty and grace upon the heart of the giver.
— Conyers Middleton
We are human beings, not human doings.
— Rick Warren
He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.
— Henry Ward Beecher
Success is about having, and excellence is about being. Success is about having money and fame. But excellence is being the best you can be.
— Mike Ditka
Our worth comes from who we are, and not from what we do.
— Dave Dravecky, pitcher who lost his pitching arm to cancer
I think God is crying out and shouting to us, “Don’t just do something. Stand there! Enter into a love relationship with Me. Get to know Me. Adjust your life to Me. Let Me love you and reveal Myself to you as I work through you.” A time will come when the doing will be called for, but we cannot skip the relationship. The relationship with God must come first.
— Henry Blackaby
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
You can tell whether you are becoming a servant by how you act when people treat you like one.
— Gordon McDonald
He who serves the poor serves God.
— Mahatma Gandhi
The greatest among you will be your servant. For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
— Matthew 33:11-12
A true servant of God is someone who helps another succeed.
— Billy Graham
Everything in my formative years was geared toward the concept of public service. My father taught me early on in life that because I had the gifts of high intelligence, high energy and good health, that it’s my responsibility to do something for people. There was almost no emphasis placed on making money.
— Anthony Fauci