Giving Proverbs

Sayings about Giving

Whatever your uncle gives you, take. ~ Lebanese Proverb

Who gives to me, teaches me to give. ~ Dutch Proverb

Give cheerfully with one hand and you will gather well with two. ~ Lash Proverb

If you give a man nuts then give him something to crack them with. ~ Georgian Proverb

Where God gives hard bread He also gives sharp teeth. ~ German Proverb

They who give have all things; they who withhold have nothing. ~ Hindu Proverb

Give a blind man eyes and he will ask for eyebrows. ~ Georgian Proverb

Give me wool and tomorrow you will have a sheep. ~ Arabian Proverb

Give good and get good. ~ Estonian Proverb

Better give a penny than lend twenty.~ Italian Proverb

God gives to us according to the measure of our hearts. ~ Iranian Proverb

Give nine, save ten. ~ Iranian Proverb

The man who gives little with a smile gives more than the man who gives much with a frown. ~ Jewish Proverb

Give graciously — even an onion. ~ Afghan Proverb

The giver should forget, but the receiver should remember forever. ~ Polish Proverbs

Those who give have all things; those who withhold have nothing. ~ Hindu Proverb

God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed. ~ Bambara Proverb

Happiness does not give, it only lends. ~ Danish Proverb

If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart.~Arabian Proverb

The person who gives away his belongings will slowly become a beggar. ~ Colombian Proverb

Give the grateful man more than he asks for. ~ Spanish Proverb

If you have, give; if you need, seek. ~ Malawian Proverb

The hand that gives is also the one that receives. ~ Iranian Proverbs

Continually give, continually gain. ~ Chinese Proverb

If you can’t give any sugar then speak sweetly. ~ Indian Proverb

Ask God for what man can give, and you may get it. ~ English Proverb

The child hates the one who gives him all he wants. ~ African Proverb

People give, but don’t be in a hurry to take. ~ Cambodian Proverb

No greater promisers than they who have nothing to give. ~ Dutch Proverbs

When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry. ~ Jewish Proverb

Man counts what he has refused, not what he has given. ~ Kikuyu Proverb

God gives all birds their food but does not drop it into their nests. ~ Danish Proverbs

The devil gives even rich men presents. ~ Romanian Proverbs

All that is not given is lost. ~ Indian Proverb

God gives but does not lock the gate. ~ Bulgarian Proverbs

What you keep rots; what you give flourishes. ~ French Proverb

I never ask God to give me anything; I only ask him to put me where things are. ~ Mexican Proverbs

Good people, like clouds, receive only to give away. ~ Indian Proverbs

Hands that give also receive. ~ Ecuadorian Proverb

God gives, but he doesn’t sell. ~ Burundi Proverb

One does not give without a motive. ~ Malian Proverb

When someone gives you a drop of water reward him with a never ending source. ~ Chinese Proverb

Begin to weave and God will give the thread. ~ German Proverb

When the giver comes, the gate opens by itself. ~ German Proverbs

Quotations about Giving

God loveth a cheerful giver. ~ Bible

You only get to keep what you give away. ~ Sheldon Kopp

It is not the shilling I give you that counts, but the warmth that it carries with it from my hand. ~ Miguel De Unamuno

When you give yourself, you receive more than you give. ~ Antoine De Saint-…Exupery

It is my deepest belief that only by giving our lives do we find life. ~ Cesar Chavez

We hear a great deal about the Lord loving cheerful givers; we wonder where he fords them. ~ Edgar Watson Howe

True giving fords its basis in honest humility and respect. It meets real needs without regard to our own. ~ Author Unknown

You haven’t begun to give until you feel glad over it. ~ Author Unknown

Give as the sun gives light, a glad outpouring of the best that is in you. ~ Author Unknown

The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able to give a large part of oneself to others. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Giving calls for genius. ~ Ovid

We can fill each day with grasping or with giving; with griping or with gratitude. ~ William A. Ward

What I spent I lost; what I possessed is left to others; what I gave away remains with me. ~ Joseph Addison

The manner of giving is worth more than the gift. ~ Pierre Corneille

Time is not measured by the years that we live, but by the deeds that we do and the joys that we give. ~ Helen Steiner Rice

Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process. ~ Jim Rohn

You have to sow before you can reap. You have to give before you can get. ~ Robert Collier

You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving. ~ Author Unknown

From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life. ~ Arthur Ashe

It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Giving is the investment in living that pays the dividends we need: health and happiness. ~ Douglas M. Lawson

To live joyfully, one must give spontaneously and freely. ~ Douglas M. Lawson

When you stop giving and offering something to the rest of the world, it’s time to turn out the lights. ~ George Burns

He that gives quickly gives twice. ~ Miguel De Cervantes

The more I make, the more I can give away. The good Lord has been good to me, and I’m trying to return the favor. ~ Milton Petrie

Personally choosing to have time over having money makes giving more enjoyable. ~ William C. McGinly

What we gave, we have; What we spent, we had; What we left, we lost. ~ Tryon Edwards

Give of the three things you have: time, talent, treasure. ~ Douglas M. Lawson

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. ~ Seneca

Giving of ourselves is the way we change the world at the end of our fingertips. ~ Richard F. Schubert

For it is in giving that we receive. ~ St. Francis of Assisi

The value of a man should be in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive. ~ Albert Einstein Quotes

Giving and receiving are mutual. Receiving without giving causes dependence. Giving without receiving leads to arrogance. ~ Robert E. Fogal

I am firmly determined to give more than I receive. ~ Debbye Turner

Getters don’t get …givers get. ~ Eugene Benge

Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you. ~ Andre Gide

Men are rich only as they give. He who gives great service gets great rewards. ~ Elbert Hubbard

When you give away a little piece of your heart, you’re giving away the only thing you can give away, which, after you do, you got more left than you had before you gave some of it away. ~ Don Hutson

You can never expect too much of yourself in the matter of giving yourself to others. ~ Theodore C. Speers

The most enthusiastic givers in life are the real lovers of life. They experience the soul~joy that comes from responding with the heart rather than the head. ~ Helen Steiner Rice

Give whatever you give with pride. Gratitude for your support is not measured by the size of the gift but truly by its significance as measured by you. ~ Francis C. Pray

The day I stop giving is the day I stop receiving. The day I stop learning is the day I stop growing. ~ Author Unknown

What you get is a living …what you give is a life. ~ Lillian Gish

If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence. ~ Lao-Tzu

Giving is the highest expression of potency. ~ Erich Fromm

Giving never moves in a straight line …it always moves in circles! It goes round… and round… and round. ~ Robert H. Schuller

When we give of what we have, we are ready to receive what we really need. ~ Douglas M. Lawson

We exist temporarily through what we take, but we live forever through what we give. ~ Douglas M. Lawson

To get, give. ~ Bob Roth

To give is to receive… ~ Gerald G. Jampolsky

The joy of giving is as often overlooked as the giving of joy. ~ David Barton

We must not only give what we have; we must also give what we are. ~ Desiree Joseph Mercier

In giving is the true enlightenment. ~ Author Unknown

I hate the giving of the hand unless the whole man accompanies it. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

God let it be known that it is better to give than to receive, but a lot of people failed to get the message. ~ Edmund W Littlefield

Sharing is sometimes more demanding than giving. ~Mary Bateson

The more sympathy you give, the less you need. ~ Malcolm S. Forbes

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

Giving is true loving. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon

True giving knows no season. ~ Florence E. King

One man gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. ~ Bible

In the long run, we get no more than we have been willing to risk giving. ~ Sheldon Kopp

We give to others not out of a sense of obligation, but out of a sense of sincere appreciation for what our community has given us. ~ Frank M. Hubbard

We do not quite forgive a giver. The hand that feeds us is in some danger of being bitten. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

What you keep to yourself you lose, what you give away, you keep forever. ~ Axel Munthe

It is normal to give away a little of one’s life in order not to lose it all. ~ Albert Camus

The trick is to realize that after giving your best, there’s nothing more to give. ~ Sparky Anderson

Giving until it hurts is not a true measure of charity. Some are more easily hurt than others. ~ Author Unknown

Do your giving while you’re living, then you’ll be knowing where it’s going. ~ Ann Landers

Give a lot, expect a lot, and if you don’t get it, prune. ~ Thomas J. Peters

Deeds of giving are the very foundation of the world. ~ Author Unknown

To give to the poor is to share one’s self; to give to the rich is to share one’s ego. ~ Pedrito U. Maynard-Reid

Giving is a privilege that fills the heart with joy. ~ Henry A. Rosso

When you give, take to yourself no credit for generosity, unless you deny yourself something in order that you may give. ~ Henry Taylor

You give before you get. ~ Napoleon Hill

It is more blessed to give than to receive. ~ Bible

In Giving, a man receives more than he gives; and the more is in proportion to the worth of the thing given. ~ George McDonald

When I give I give myself. ~ Walt Whitman

Seek joy in what you give not in what you get. ~ Author Unknown

The best thing about giving of ourselves is that what we get is always better than what we give. The reaction is greater than the action. ~ Orison Swett Marden

It is better to give than to lend, and it costs about the same. ~ Philip Gibbs

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving. ~ George Eliot

What you give away is the only wealth you will always have. ~ Marcus Valerius Martial

Give plenty of what is given to you, and listen to pity’s call; don’t think the little you give is great and the much you get is small. ~ Phoebe Cary

I have always noticed that a man who gives the most for the money gets the most business. ~ Vash Young

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough; money can be got; but they need your hearts to love them. ~ Mother Teresa

To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving. ~ Max Beerbohm

The more you have, the more you are occupied, the less you give. But the less you have, the more free you are. ~ Mother Teresa

You must be fit to give before you can be fit to receive. ~ James Stephens

Giving opens the way for receiving. ~ Florence Scovel Shinn

We must give more in order to get more, It is the generous giving of ourselves that produce the generous harvest. ~ Orison Swett Marden

Don’t give until it hurts. Give until it feels good! ~ Author Unknown

It is possible to give without loving, but it is impossible to love without giving. ~ Richard Braunstein

All you have shall some day be given; therefore, give now that the season of giving may be yours and not your inheritor’s. ~ Kahlil Gibran Quotes

He that gives his heart will not deny his money. ~ Thomas Fuller

Giving pays the highest interest rate and has the longest term of any investment available. ~ Jeffrey K Filson

The more we give of anything, the more we shall get back. ~ Grace Speare

Nature does not give to those who will not spend. ~ R.J. Baughan

The Lord loves a cheerful giver, and so does everyone else. ~ Author Unknown

Don’t be afraid of giving. You can never give too much, if you are giving willingly. ~ Author Unknown

Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours. ~ C. S. Lewis

You must give to get, You must sow the seed, before you can reap the harvest. ~ Scott Reed

Blessed are those who give without remembering. And blessed are those who take without forgetting. ~ Bernard Meltzer

All that this world knows of living lies in giving … and more giving; He that keeps, be sure he loses …Friendship grows by what it uses. ~ Alexander Maclaren

We receive but what we give. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

For of those to whom much is given, much is required. ~ John F. Kennedy Quotes

Give because you love to give ~~ as the flower pours forth its perfume. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon

You cannot love much and give little. How much you love can be measured by how much you give. ~ Author Unknown

Giving honors the giver. ~ Author Unknown

People who give are rewarded, not monetarily, but because their involvement represents an expression beyond themselves. ~ Henry A. Rosso

Giving should be based on principle, regulated by system, beautified by self~sacrifice. ~ Author Unknown

To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

If you give what can be taken, you are not really giving. Take what you are given, not what you want to be given. Give what cannot be taken. ~ Idries Shah

To have and not to give is often worse than to steal. ~ Marie Von Ebner~Eschenbach

He who gives while he lives, gets to know where it goes. ~ Percy Ross

It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving. ~ Mother Teresa Quotes

Give, and it shall be given to you. For whatever measure you deal out to others, it will be dealt to you in return. ~ Bible

If you continually give, you will continually have. ~ Author Unknown

Give, if it means to suffer; give, if it means to lose; give, in life; give, in death; give forever throughout eternity. ~ Evangeline Cory Booth

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. ~ Winston Churchill Quotes

We are rich only through what we give; and poor only through what we refuse and keep. ~ Anne Sophie Swetchine

Whenever the opportunity comes to give, which is pretty often, we are likely… to think of our poverty instead of our wealth. ~ T. T. Frankenberg

Giving is the secret to living fully while you are still alive. ~ Douglas M. Lawson

Giving Proverbs

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