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Quotes on GENEROSITY
"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal."
— Albert Pike
"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
"No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave."
— Calvin Coolidge
Former American President
"You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you."
— John Bunyon
"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."
— Barbara Bush
"Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself."
— Og Mandino
"Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege."
— John D. Rockefeller Jr.
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
— Winston Churchill
"He who cannot give anything away cannot feel anything either."
— Friedrich Nietzsche
"The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving."
— Albert Einstein
"Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can."
— Ashleigh Brilliant"
"The only gift is a portion of thyself."
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness."
— Ray Lyman Wilbur
"Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain."
— Helen Keller
"The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others."
"Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others; let others have their own way; do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs."
— Larry Scherwitz
"When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor."
— Norman Vincent Peale
"You will discover that you have two hands. One is for helping yourself and the other is for helping others."
— Audrey Hepburn
"We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers."
"I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again."
— Etienne de Grellet