Quotes About Generosity and Giving

Perfect for when you need to think of kindness and donating.


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You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.

— Anonymous

Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others; let others have their own way; do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.

— Larry Scherwitz

When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.

— Norman Vincent Peale

Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there.

— Philip Brooks

That which a man willingly shares, he keeps. That which he selfishly keeps, he loses.

— Anonymous

Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.

— Persian Proverb

Even in darkness, light dawns for the upright, for the gracious and compassionate and righteous man. Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely, who conducts his affairs with justice. He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. His heart is secure; he will have no fear; in the end he will see his desire on his adversaries. He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor, his righteousness endures forever; his horn [dignity] will be lifted high in honor.

— Psalm 112: 4-5, 7-9

One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but ends up impoverished.

— Proverbs 11:24

No one became poor by giving alms.

— French Proverb

Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.

— Mother Teresa, Albanian Roman Catholic missionary in India
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