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Giving Quotes

I have somewhere met with the epitaph on a charitable man which has pleased me very much. I cannot recollect the words, but here is the sense of it: ''What I spent I lost; what I possessed is left to others; what I gave away remains with me.''

Author: Joseph Addison (1672-1719)

Profession: British Essayist, Poet, Statesman

It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think, by pumping that we draw water into the well.

Author: Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881)

Profession: Swiss Philosopher, Poet, Critic

The trick is to realize that after giving your best, there's nothing more to give.

Author: Sparky Anderson

Profession: American Baseball Manager

The human contribution is the essential ingredient. It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live.

Author: Ethel Percy Andrus

Profession: American Educator, Founder of the National Retired Teachers

No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning.

Author: Barbara De Angelis

Profession: American Expert on Relationships, Author

From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.

Author: Arthur Ashe (1943-1993)

Profession: African-American Tennis Player

It is rare indeed that people give. Most people guard and keep; they suppose that it is they themselves and what they identify with themselves that they are guarding and keeping, whereas what they are actually guarding and keeping is their system of reality and what they assume themselves to be.

Author: James Baldwin (1924-1987)

Profession: American Author

Sharing is sometimes more demanding than giving.

Author: Mary Bateson

Profession: American Author

Nature does not give to those who will not spend...

Author: R.J. Baughan


There never was a person who did anything worth doing, who did not receive more than he gave.

Author: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

Profession: American Preacher, Orator, Writer

Getters don't get -- givers get.

Author: Eugene Benge


Gifts must affect the receiver to the point of shock.

Author: Walter Benjamin (1982-1940)

Profession: German Critic, Philosopher

Give and it shall be given unto you: good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over... [Luke 6:38]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

One man gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. [Proverbs 11-24]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

The Liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself. [Proverbs 11.25]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian