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Giving Quotes, A Selection of Inspirational Quotes on Giving

This selection of inspirational giving quotes offers a variety of viewpoints:

You will see the consensus throughout the following selection of inspiring quotes about giving...

Giving is very rewarding for both the giver and the receiver!

Quotes About Giving of Yourself

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring... all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Leo Buscaglia

Every kind of work can be a pleasure. Even simple household tasks can be an opportunity to exercise and expand our caring, our effectiveness, our responsiveness. As we respond with caring and vision to all work, we develop our capacity to respond fully to all of life. Every action generates the energy which can be shared with others. These qualities of caring and responsiveness are the greatest gift we can offer.

Tarthang Tulku

It is not a question of whether you 'have what it takes,' but of whether you take the gifts you have - they are plenteous - and share them with all the world.

Neale Donald Walsch

Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.

Dale Carnegie

Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.

Bayard Taylor

Don't be reluctant to give of yourself generously, it's the mark of caring and compassion and personal greatness.

Brian Tracy

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Kahlil Gibran

Power, Joy and Value of Giving Quotes

There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.

Kahlil Gibran

Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.

Barbara de Angelis

You must give some time to your fellow men. Even if it's a little thing, do something for others - something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it.

Albert Schweitzer

It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Acts 20:35

Prayer carries us half way to God, fasting brings us to the door of His palace, and alms-giving procures us admission.

The Koran

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

Norman MacEwan

The duty of helping one's self in the highest sense involves the helping of one's neighbors.

Samuel Smiles

The more you do for others without expectation of return, the more you'll get back from the most unexpected sources.

Brian Tracy

There is only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give everything. I do and I demand that my players do.

Vince Lombard

The more you work, study and develop your ability to contribute more to the lives and well-being of others, the better life you will have in all areas.

Brian Tracy

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.


When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous.

Wayne Dyer

Giving Quotes Offer Advice

Always give without remembering and always receive without forgetting.

Brian Tracy

One of the greatest gifts you can give to anyone is the gift of attention.

Jim Rohn

The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.

Benjamin Disraeli

I do my best in all things, for it is only my best that I am able to give.


Love in your heart wasn't put there to stay - Love isn't love 'til you give it away!

Oscar Hammerstein

If I give you a pfennig, you will be one pfennig richer and I'll be one pfennig poorer. But if I give you an idea, you will have a new idea, but I shall still have it too.

Albert Einstein

Give all to love. Obey your heart.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Earn all you can, give all you can, save all you can.

John Wesley

No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?

Lee Iacocca

The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not and never persist in trying to set people right.

Hannah Whitall Smith

In giving advice, seek to help, not please, your friend.


If you want to take the meaning of the word integrity and reduce it to its simplest terms, you'd conclude that a man of integrity is a promise keeper. When he gives you his word. You can take it to the bank. His word is good.

Bill McCartney

Generous Giving Quotes

Living with generosity creates a swelling tide that raises all ships. Not just yours; not just the other person's; everyone's.

Bob Burg and John David Mann in Go-Givers Sell More

Really big people are, above everything else, courteous, considerate and generous - not just to some people in some circumstances - but to everyone all the time.

Thomas J. Watson

The more generous we are, the more joyous we become. The more cooperative we are, the more valuable we become. The more enthusiastic we are, the more productive we become. The more serving we are, the more prosperous we become.

William A. Ward

Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.

Albert Camus

This collection of giving quotes by notable personalities through the ages serve as a great reminder of the fundamental value of giving. May we take it to heart and become even bigger givers!

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