Quotes, Proverbs and Sayings on Giving

I’ve attempted to collect some interesting proverbs, quotes and sayings on giving. Enjoy!

Giving is fishing. ~Italian proverb

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

For it is in giving that we receive. ~St. Francis Of Assisi

Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours. ~C. S. Lewis

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them.–So, spread your love everywhere you go. Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta

We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own. ~Ben Sweetland

No one has ever become poor by giving. ~Anne Frank

It is possible to give without loving, but it is impossible to love without giving. ~Richard Braunstein

Blessed are those who give without remembering and take without forgetting. ~Elizabeth Bibesco

Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting. ~Melvin Schleeds

It is expressly at those times when we feel needy that we will benefit the most from giving. ~Ruth Ross

If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart. ~Arab proverb

The amount you give isn’t important. What matters is what that amount represents in terms of your life. ~Jim Rohn

The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose. ~Heda Bejar

He that gives quickly gives twice. ~Cervantes

In the sphere of material things, giving means being rich. Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much. ~Erich Fromm

This is the law of benefits between men; the one ought to forget at once what he has given, and the other ought never to forget what he has received. ~Seneca

Giving opens the way for receiving. ~Florence Scovel Shinn

Giving is true having. ~Charles Spurgeon

Giving is a joy if we do it in the right spirit. It all depends on whether we think of it as “What can I spare?” or as “What can I share?” ~Esther Baldwin York

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own. ~Lao-tzu

The manner of giving is worth more than the gift. ~Pierre Corneille

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving. ~George Eliot

He gives little who gives with a frown; he gives much who gives little with a smile. ~The Talmud

We are rich only through what we give. ~Anne-Sophie Swetchine

The ones that give, get back in kind. ~Pam Durban

It is more rewarding to watch money change the world than watch it accumulate. ~Gloria Steinem

There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward. ~Kahlil Gibran

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

When you give yourself, you receive more than you give. ~Antoine De Saint-Exupery

The generous man grows rich in giving, the miser poor in taking. ~Danish proverb

We must not only give what we have; we must also give what we are. ~Desire-Joseph Mercier

Almsgiving never impoverished, stealing never enriched, and prosperity never made wise. ~English proverb

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~Norman MacEwen

You must give to get, You must sow the seed, before you can reap the harvest. ~Scott Reed

The generous man enriches himself by giving; the miser hoards himself poor. ~Dutch proverb

What you keep to yourself you lose, what you give away, you keep forever. ~Munthe

You have to sow before you can reap. You have to give before you can get. ~Robert Collier

You are like a tree, giving your shade to the outside. ~Arab proverb

Giving just a crumb to the hungry is worth more than giving lunch to the satisfied. ~Vietnamese proverb

Giving promptly is like giving twice. ~Sicilian proverb

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