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Giving Quotes

What we gave, we have; What we spent, we had; What we left, we lost.

Author: Tryon Edwards (1809-1894)

Profession: American Theologian

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

Always think in terms of what the other person wants.

Author: James Van Fleet

Profession: American Author, Lecturer

The more sympathy you give, the less you need.

Author: Malcolm S. Forbes (1919-1990)

Profession: American Publisher, Businessman

The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.

Author: Henry Ford (1863-1947)

Profession: American Industrialist, Founder of Ford Motor Company

For it is in giving that we receive.

Author: St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226)

Profession: Italian Preacher, Founder of the Franciscan Orde

He that bringeth a present findeth the door open.

Author: Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)

Profession: British Clergyman, Author

It is better to give than to lend, and it costs about the same.

Author: Philip Gibbs


You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Author: Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

Profession: Lebanese Poet, Novelist

Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.

Author: Andre Gide (1869-1951)

Profession: French Author

Giving presents is a talent; to know what a person wants, to know when and how to get it, to give it lovingly and well. Unless a character possesses this talent there is no moment more annihilating to ease than that in which a present is received and given.

Author: Pamela Glenconner


God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with.

Author: Billy Graham (1918)

Profession: American Evangelist

You give before you get.

Author: Napoleon Hill (1883-1970)

Profession: American Speaker, Motivational Writer, ''Think and Grow Rich''

There would be no advantage to be gained by sowing a field of wheat if the harvest did not return more than was sown.

Author: Napoleon Hill (1883-1970)

Profession: American Speaker, Motivational Writer, ''Think and Grow Rich''

The nine-tenths prove man's love, but the one-tenth tests man's legal obedience.

Author: Herschel Hobbs