Happiness… consists in giving, and in serving others.

Don’t say that you want to give, but go ahead and give! You’ll never catch up with a mere hope.

You give before you get.

Advice is one of those things it is far more blessed to give than to receive.

The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.

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

Usually, even a non-Christian knows something about the earth, the heavens, and the other elements of this world, about the motion and orbit of the stars and even their size and relative positions, about the predictable eclipses of the sun and moon, the cycles of the years and the seasons, about the kinds of animals, shrubs, stones, and so forth, and this knowledge he hold to as being certain from reason and experience. Now, it is a disgraceful and dangerous thing for an infidel to hear a Christian, presumably giving the meaning of Holy Scripture, talking nonsense on these topics; and we should take all means to prevent such an embarrassing situation, in which people show up vast ignorance in a Christian and laugh it to scorn. The shame is not so much that an ignorant individual is derided, but that people outside the household of faith think our sacred writers held such opinions, and, to the great loss of those for whose salvation we toil, the writers of our Scripture are criticized and rejected as unlearned men. If they find a Christian mistaken in a field which they themselves know well and hear him maintaining his foolish opinions about our books, how are they going to believe those books in matters concerning the resurrection of the dead, the hope of eternal life, and the kingdom of heaven, when they think their pages are full of falsehoods and on facts which they themselves have learnt from experience and the light of reason? Reckless and incompetent expounders of Holy Scripture bring untold trouble and sorrow on their wiser brethren when they are caught in one of their mischievous false opinions and are taken to task by those who are not bound by the authority of our sacred books. For then, to defend their utterly foolish and obviously untrue statements, they will try to call upon Holy Scripture for proof and even recite from memory many passages which they think support their position, although they understand neither what they say nor the things about which they make assertion.

The trick is to realize that after giving your best, there’s nothing more to give.

Giving feels good. It is a form of healing. Not just for you as an individual, but for everyone.

To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own.

The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.

Give, and you may keep your friend it you lose your money; lend, and the chances are that you lose your friend if ever you get back your money

What is called liberality is often merely the vanity of giving

A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them fortune.

You can’t get rid of poverty by giving people money.

There is no sweeter pleasure than to surprise a man by giving him more than he hopes for.

One would give generous alms if one had the eyes to see the beauty of a cupped receiving hand.

Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.

To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving.

You get most things in life not by taking, but by giving.

For it is in giving that we receive.

You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.

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

If you have much, give of your wealth; If you have little, give of your heart

Getting what you want is not nearly as important as giving what you have.

Give to the world the best you have and the best will come back to you.

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

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

We do not quite forgive a giver. The hand that feeds us is in some danger of being bitten.

It’s important to give it all you have while you have the chance.