The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.
Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.
It's better to give than to receive.
Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it.
Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others.
We must give more in order to get more. It is the generous giving of ourselves that produces the generous harvest.
Every gift which is given, even though is be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.
When you carry out acts of kindness you get a wonderful feeling inside. It is as though something inside your body responds and says, yes, this is how I ought to feel.
Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect.
Should not the giver be thankful that the receiver received? Is not giving a need? Is not receiving, mercy?
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.
If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies within yourself.
No person has ever been honored for what he has received, always, for what he has given.
It is not what we get but who we become, what we contribute that gives meaning to our lives.
In the Sixties I played lead guitar in a band called the Federal Duck and we made an album which sounds like a group of people who have been given powerful but unfamiliar instruments as a therapy for a degenerative nerve disease.
You can't get rid of poverty by giving people money.
Give me a place to stand, and I will move the Earth.
I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for money. No, I wouldn't touch a leper for a thousand pounds, yet I willingly cure him for the love of God.
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean.
But if that drop was not in the ocean, I think the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. I do not agree with the big way of doing things.
To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.
While you have a thing it can be taken from you.
But when you give it, you have given it. No robber can take it from you. It is yours then forever when you have given it. It will be yours always. That is to give.
A cheque or credit card, a Gucci bag strap, anything of value will do.
Give as you live.
The appalling thing is the degree of charity women are capable of. You see it all the time, love lavished on absolute fools. Love's a charity ward, you know.
A man who sees another man on the street corner with only a stump for an arm will be so shocked the first time he'll give him sixpence. But the second time it'll only be a threepenny bit. And if he sees him a third time, he'll have him cold bloodedly handed over to the police.
Food first, than morality.
Charity, like socialism, is an invention of the weak to exploit the strong and bring them to their knees.
Verily the kindness that gazes upon itself in a mirror turns to stone,
And a good deed that calls itself by tender names becomes the parent to a curse.
The last temptation is the greatest treason. To do the right deed for the wrong reason.
Maybe the only thing worse than having to give gratitude constantly, is having to accept it.
Giving is not just about being able to write a check. It's being able to touch somebody's life.