Surprisingly, the essence of humanity is more collective than it is singular. That’s why we feel compassion and lend a hand. That’s why we give. In giving, we ease the burdens of another. We provide comfort and empathy. Giving is a warm reminder that people are not alone in their struggles.
It is through giving that we make this world a little bit better. A hand that gives is a hand that heals, and that is what we need right now. Truly, there’s no better act of selflessness than by giving – wholeheartedly – without the vanity of recognition.
Here are 30 giving quotes to inspire you to open your heart to others.
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. – Robert Louis Stevenson
No one has ever become poor by giving. – Anne Frank
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. – Charles Dickens
Always give without remembering and always receive without forgetting. – Brian Tracy
Life’s persistent and most urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ – Martin Luther King Jr.
We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. – Winston Churchill
It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved. – Mother Teresa
If you’re in the luckiest one percent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 percent. – Warren Buffett
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present. – Albert Camus
The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve. – Albert Schweitzer
Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, when I give I give myself. – Walt Whitman
It seemed to me that the people who were genuinely thriving in their lives were the ones who had made room for well-being, wisdom, wonder and giving. – Arianna Huffington
The most truly generous persons are those who give silently without hope of praise or reward. – Carol Ryrie Brink
One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone. – Shannon L. Adler
Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven. – Henry Ward Beecher
If nature has made you for a giver, your hands are born open, and so is your heart; and though there may be times when your hands are empty, your heart is always full, and you can give things out of that—warm things, kind things, sweet things—help and comfort and laughter—and sometimes gay, kind laughter is the best help of all. – Frances Hodgson Burnett
Everyone can experience the joy and blessing of generosity; because everyone has something to give. – Jan Grace
Charity begins at home but should not end there. – Francis Bacon
Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance. – Roy T. Bennett
Live like a tree, giving, forgiving and free. – Debasish Mridha
The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer. – Mahatma Gandhi
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving. – George Eliot
We only have what we give. – Isabel Allende
A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal. – Steve Maraboli
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do. – Andrew Carnegie
As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way. – Mary Anne Radmacher
Generosity is not in giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is in giving me that which you need more than I do. – Kahlil Gibran
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. – Kahlil Gibran
It’s bad enough in life to do without something YOU want; but confound it, what gets my goat is not being able to give somebody something you want THEM to have. – Truman Capote
You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. – John Bunyan
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