Giving Quotes

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.

Thomas Alva Edison

It is true ... that the English in general, and indeed most of the men of learning in Europe, have given up all accounts of witches and apparitions as mere old wives' fables. I am sorry for it, and I willingly take this opportunity of entering my solemn protest against this violent compliment which so many that believe the Bible pay to those who do not believe it. I owe them no such service. I take knowledge that these are at the bottom of the outcry which has been raised, and with such insolence spread through the land, in direct opposition, not only to the Bible, but to the suffrage of the wisest and the best of men in all ages and nations. They well know (whether Christians know it or not) that the giving up of witchcraft is in effect giving up the Bible. With my latest breath I will bear testimony against giving up to infidels one great proof of the invisible world; I mean that of witchcraft and apparitions, confirmed by the testimony of all ages.

JOHN WESLEY

Love is not getting, but giving

Henry Van Dyke

I trust it will not be giving away professional secrets to say that many readers would be surprised, perhaps shocked, at the questions which some newspaper editors will put to a defenseless woman under the guise of flattery.

Kate Chopin

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.

Unknown

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.

Penelope Leach

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

Lao Tzu

If you canít find it in your own heart to be compassionate look in someone else's before giving up on love altogether.

Unknown

Gambling with cards, or dice, or stocks, is all one thing--it is getting money without giving an equivalent for it.

Henry Ward Beecher

No one so thoroughly appreciates the value of constructive criticism as the one who's giving it

Hal Chadwick

Giving is more a dictate of the heart than a command of the brain.

Henry A. Rosso

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

Gide, Andre

Giving pays the highest interest rate, and has the longest term, of any investment available.

Jeffrey K. Wilson

The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.

Pierre Corneille

George Bush doesn't care about black people, ... They're saying black families are looting and white families are just looking for food...they're giving the (Army) permission to shoot us

Kanye West

For it is in giving that we receive.

St. Francis of Assisi

Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.

Albert Camus

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.

Frank McKibben

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.

Isabel Currier

For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home.

W. J. Tucker

Failing doesn't make you a failure. Giving up, accepting your failure, refusing to try again does!

Richard Exely

Christmas is the season of joy, of holiday greetings exchanged, of gift-giving,and of families united.

Norman Vincent Peale

Christmas is a time to expand our giving encompassing the friendless and needy ... near and far. Christmas is sharing.

Patricia Clafford

(Forests are) the "lungs" of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.

Franklin D. Roosevel
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