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Giving Quotes

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My joy is the golden sunset
giving thanks for another day.
Gratitude itself is a source of joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Inspirational Gratitude

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Remember that the happiest people
are not those getting more, but those giving more.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Today, I say yes to forgiving.
I commit to being for-giving love
and for-giving compassion in all areas of my life.
- Sheri Rosenthal

 

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed
is always to try just one more time.
- Thomas A. Edison

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

Giving is the highest expression of our power.
- Vivian Greene

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For it is in giving that we receive.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Being defeated is often a temporary condition.
Giving up is what makes it permanent.
- Marilyn vos Savant

You can never love without giving.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Happiness... consists in giving, and in serving others.
- Henry Drummond

Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.
- Lao Tzu

The giving of love is an education in itself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

You can give without loving,
but you can never love without giving.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others,
you should put a good deal of thought
into the happiness that you are able to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Letting go doesn't mean giving up...
it means moving on.
- Anonymous

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- St. Francis of Assisi

I hate the giving of the hand
unless the whole man accompanies it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Life is ever giving of Itself.
We must receive, utilize and extend the gift.
Success and prosperity are spiritual attributes
belonging to all people.
- Ernest Holmes

When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie

Mother's love grows by giving.
- Charles Lamb

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say,
abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.
- George Eliot

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
...
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
- attributed to St. Francis of Assisi

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl
is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
- Albert Einstein

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.
- Mother Teresa

Giving money and power to government is like giving
whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Pity may represent little more
than the impersonal concern
which prompts the mailing of a check,
but true sympathy is the personal concern
which demands the giving of one's soul.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

By giving us the opinions of the uneducated,
journalism keeps us in touch
with the ignorance of the community.
- Oscar Wilde

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
- Dale Carnegie

Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving,
of life.
- George MacDonald

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city,
it might be better to change the locks.
- Doug Larson

Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things
no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving
America a new sense of purpose.
- Andy Rooney

Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving.
- Erma Bombeck

Once you have seen the truth
you must make the decision to let go
of the pain, anger, and resentment you have been holding on to.
This requires you to take action.
If you are attached to your pain, resentment,
and self-righteousness, and addicted to your emotional reactions,
this will be a difficult step for you.
Taking action requires letting go of the very thing
you have been holding on to for so many years.
There is comfort in what we find familiar,
even if we are experiencing pain and suffering.
The pain and suffering itself becomes the familiarity we seek.
It takes absolute faith in yourself
plus courage, will, and discipline to let go.
But once you let go, it will be as if
the weight of the world has been taken off your shoulders.
In this process it is important to forgive
not just the others in our lives, but also ourselves.
For most people, giving ourselves
the gift of forgiveness is very challenging.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it
is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
- William Arthur Ward

Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought
of giving government the power to control men's minds.
- Thurgood Marshall

Chicken fat, beef fat, fish fat, fried foods -
these are the foods that fuel our fat genes by giving
them raw materials for building body fat.
- Neal Barnard

I postpone death by living, by suffering,
by error, by risking, by giving, by loving.
- Anais Nin

Only a monopolist could study a business and ruin it by giving away products.
- Scott McNealy

Beauty is our weapon against nature;
by it we make objects,
giving them limit, symmetry, proportion.
Beauty halts and freezes the melting flux of nature.
- Camille Paglia

Those who give, hoping to be rewarded with honor,
are not giving, they are bargaining.
- Philo

Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath.
- Arnold H. Glasow

Giving birth was easier than having a tattoo.
- Nicole Appleton

There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it's time to do something different?
It's a balance - a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won't work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills -
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won't work.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sweetest Lord, make me appreciative
of the dignity of my high vocation,
and its many responsibilities.
Never permit me to disgrace it by giving way
to coldness, unkindness, or impatience.
- Mother Teresa

Show me your hands.
Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet.
Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart.
Have you left a place for divine love?
- Fulton J. Sheen

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

Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world.
I know because I've done it thousands of times.
- Mark Twain

Much education today is monumentally ineffective.
All too often we are giving young people cut flowers
when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.
- John W. Gardner

Sometimes it's hard to be a woman giving all your love to just one man.
- Tammy Wynette

Refurbishing I've done in the first three years and
I'm still giving housing money,
of course, to the north.
- John Prescott

I believe in giving back very strongly.
- Sanford I. Weill

Whoever sees no other aim in the game than that of
giving checkmate to one's opponent will never become a good Chess player.
- Max Euwe

I did, but I'm not real fond of giving interviews.
- Priscilla Presley

One little person, giving all of her time to peace,
makes news.
Many people, giving some of their time,
can make history.
- Peace Pilgrim

I saw a limit to what I was giving as kind of a scam
I was running on the KGB,
by giving them people that I knew were their double agents fed to us.
- Aldrich Ames

I get to show the reader the essence of the book without giving anything away.
- Mary Grandpre

We have hardly an adequate idea how all-powerful law
is in forming public opinion,
in giving tone and character to the mass of society.
- Ernestine Rose

My natural mother died one month after I was born,
apparently due to giving birth at an advanced age.
- Koichi Tanaka

The thing that is really hard, and really amazing,
is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
- Anna Quindlen

Giving up even an ounce of precious freedom is a very serious thing to do.
- Charles Schumer

Welcome to the Salvation Army.
I've never been associated with an offense so nice
about giving the ball away.
- Hayden Fry

Learned helplessness is the giving-up reaction,
the quitting response that follows from the belief
that whatever you do doesn't matter.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Prayer should be short, without giving God Almighty
reasons why he should grant this,
or that; he knows best what is good for us.
- John Selden

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

Knowing is the most profound kind of love,
giving someone the gift of knowledge about yourself.
- Marsha Norman

I'm notorious for giving a bad interview.
I'm an actor and I can't help but feel I'm boring when I'm on as myself.
- Rock Hudson

Reflection is a flower of the mind, giving out wholesome fragrance;
but revelry is the same flower,
when rank and running to seed.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Governing today means giving acceptable signs of credibility.
It is like advertising and it is the same effect that is achieved -
commitment to a scenario.
- Jean Baudrillard


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