Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
The only tired I was, was tired of giving in,
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.
Christmas is a time to expand our giving encompassing the friendless and needy ... near and far. Christmas is sharing.
Christmas is the season of joy, of holiday greetings exchanged, of gift-giving,and of families united.
For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home.
It is the personal thoughtfulness, the warm human awareness, the reaching out of the self to one's fellow man that makes giving worthy of the Christmas spirit.
This is Christmas: not the tinsel, not the giving and receiving, not even the carols, but the humble heart that receives anew the wondrous gift, the Christ.
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.
I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.
Giving pays the highest interest rate, and has the longest term, of any investment available.
Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.
Giving is more a dictate of the heart than a command of the brain.
...Depression is not sobbing and crying and giving vent, it is plain and simple reduction of feeling...People who keep stiff upper lips find that it's damn hard to smile.
Loving a baby is a circular business, a kind of feedback loop. The more you give the more you get and the more you get the more you feel like giving.
A VOLUNTEER is a person who is a light to others, giving witness in a mixed-up age, doing well and willingly the tasks at hand-namely, being aware of another's needs and doing something about it.
No one attains perfection by merely giving up work.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
The era of the rugged individual is giving way to the era of the team player.
Everyone is needed, but no one is necessary.
Teachers believe they have a gift for giving; it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to create a work of wit or a market or a building.
The problem with capitalism is that it best rewards the worst part of us: the ruthless, competitive, conniving, opportunistic, acquisitive drives, giving little reward and often much punishment--or at least much handicap--to honesty, compassion, fair play, many forms of hard work, love of justice, and a concern for those in need.
Gambling with cards, or dice, or stocks, is all one thing--it is getting money without giving an equivalent for it.
Abundance doesn't follow giving until giving becomes its own reward."