giving Quotes

40 of the best book quotes about giving
’’There’s a lot of talk these days about giving children self-esteem. It’s not something you can give; it’s something they have to build. ”
“By writing I put order in the world, give it a handle so I can grasp it.”
“I am an act of kneading, of uniting and joining that not only has produced both a creature of darkness and a creature of light, but also a creature that questions the definitions of light and dark and gives them new meanings.”
“It was lovely to realize that while the fat farmer was sitting up there on the hill waiting for them to starve, he was also giving them their dinner without knowing it.”
“We cannot give our hearts to God and keep our bodies for ourselves”
“Unless a man is prepared to ask a woman to be his wife, what right has he to claim her exclusive attention? Unless she has been asked to marry him, why would a sensible woman promise any man her exclusive attention? If, when the time has come for a commitment, he is not man enough to ask her to marry him, she should give him no reason to presume that she belongs to him.”
“In whatever God does in the course of our lives, he gives us, through the experience, some power to help others.”
“Dearest Daughter. I knew you would not be long in coming to me. Joy shall be yours.”
“As a man matures he also learns that he may be giving up himself, but his major change is becoming more aware of how he can succeed in giving. Likewise, as a woman matures she also learns new strategies for giving, but her major change tends to be learning to set limits in order to receive what she wants.”
“When I first discovered the moon, he said, I gave it a different name. But everyone kept calling it the moon. The real name never caught on.”
“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”
“Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.”
“One sign that I am violating my own nature in the name of nobility is a condition called burnout. Though usually regarded as the result of trying to give too much, burnout in my experience results from trying to give what I do not possess-the ultimate in giving too little!”
“Burnout is a state of emptiness, to be sure, but it does not result from giving all I have: it merely reveals the nothingness from which I was trying to give in the first place.”
“A Present! A-ha! Now what kind shall I give...? Why, the kind you’ll remember as long as you live!”
“To take offense is to give offense.”
“To forgive is merely to remember only the loving thoughts you gave in the past, and those that were given you.”
“That day, I learned that I could be a giver by simply bringing a smile to another person. The ensuing years have taught me that a kind word, a vote of support is a charitable gift. I can move over and make another place for someone. I can turn my music up if it pleases, or down if it is annoying. I may never be known as a philanthropist, but I certainly am a lover of mankind, and I will give freely of my resources.”
“Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you’re not really losing it. You’re just passing it on to someone else.”
“Blue liked how polite he was. It seemed different than Gansey’s politeness. When Gansey was polite, it made him powerful. When Adam was polite, he was giving power away.”
“It is the nature of men to be bound by the benefits they confer as much as by those they receive.”
“I can see that one can never pay back Gilsa for the fear that she will give again.”
“Datta. Dayadhvam. Damyata. Shantih shantih shantih.”
“It is better to give others a piece of your heart than a piece of your mind.”
“The real secret of happiness is not what you give or what you receive, it’s what you share.”
“Loving does not empty the heart, nor giving empty the purse.”
“Giving with strings of secret expectations attached is the greatest invitation to heartbreak.”
“If you know who you are, make the changes you must in order to learn and grow, and then give everything you’ve got to your dreams, you can achieve anything your heart desires.”
“When we delight ourselves in the Lord, He gives us the desires of our heart. When we commit our ways to the Lord and trust in Him, He brings our desires to pass as we pray about them (Psalm 37:4-5).”
Ry never lets anyone leave empty-handed, he looked around the tiny hut for a gift for the robber. But there was nothing to give.”
“He took off his only robe, which was old and tattered. “Here, he said, “Please take this.”
″‘I felt sure there was twopence left,’ said the Doctor. ‘There was,’ said the owl. ‘But you spent it on a rattle for that badger’s baby when he was teething.‘”
This story also has one of the most beautiful messages - how kindness can be life changing and how being kind can give a life purpose.
“Charles picked a flower and gave it to Smudge.”
″‘Neither refuse to give help when it is needed’, Medwyn continued, ‘nor refuse to accept it when it is offered.‘”
“This giving you a colt is a kind of bargain between us. I give you the colt, you give me more obedience, more efficiency, than you ever have in your life before. Is it a bargain?”
“Juan follows her, determined to take her money, for he believes that the money will make him happy.”
“I don’t sell these things for money, little lady. I give them to my friends.”
“And Mother gave Milly-Molly-Mandy a penny and a kiss, and Milly-Molly-Mandy felt well paid.”
“Do you want a little advice? You know I never give it unless I’m asked for it.”

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