Giving Quotes

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.

George MacDonald

What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity more than the thing given.

Fran┴ois de la Rochefoucauld

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.

Kahlil Gibran

Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes -- our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking around.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

One of the many pleasures of old age is giving things up.

Malcolm Muggeridge

The only tired I was, was tired of giving in,

Rosa Parks

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.

Elbert Hubbard

Culture, far from giving us freedom, only develops, as it advances, new necessities; the fetters of the physical close more tightly around us, so that the fear of loss quenches even the ardent impulse toward improvement, and the maxims of passive obedience are held to be the highest wisdom of life.

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

The giving of love is an education in itself

Eleanor Roosevelt

Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!

Amanda Bradley

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.

Henry Mencken

Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past.

Lily Tomlin

Defeat may test you; it need not stop you. If at first you don't succeed, try another way. For every obstacle there is a solution. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. The greatest mistake is giving up.

Unknown

Space, like time, engenders forgetfulness; but it does so by setting us bodily free from our surroundings and giving us back our primitive, unattached state

Thomas Mann

I finally realized that being grateful to my body was key to giving more love to myself.

Oprah Winfrey

Letting go doesn't mean giving up... it means moving on. It is one of the hardest things a person can do. Starting at birth, we grasp on to anything we can get our hands on, and hold on as if we will cease to exist when we let go. We feel that letting go is giving up, quitting, and that as we all know is cowardly. But as we grow older we are forced to change our way of thinking. We are forced to realize that letting go means accepting things that cannot be. It means maturing and moving on, no matter how hard you have to fight yourself to do so."

Unknown

It gives us a very, very bad name, not just internationally. I have a great deal of difficulty understanding how we can hold someone, pick someone up, particularly someone who might be an American citizen--even if they were caught somewhere abroad--acting against American interests, and hold them without ever giving them an opportunity to appear before a magistrate.

James A. Baker III

If you spend more time asking appropriate questions rather than giving answers or opinions, your listening skills will increase

Brian Koslow

All across the world, in every kind of environment and region known to man, increasingly dangerous weather patterns and devastating storms are abruptly putting an end to the long-running debate over whether or not climate change is real. Not only is it real, it's here, and its effects are giving rise to a frighteningly new global phenomenon: the man-made natural disaster.

Barack Obama

There is much to be said in favour of modern journalism. By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, it keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.

Oscar Wilde

Giving is the lifeblood of happy living.

Todd Parrish

What is called liberality is often merely the vanity of giving

LA ROCHEFOUCAULD

No one has ever become poor by giving.

Anne Frank
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