We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion and loving-kindness .
What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.
No one has ever become poor by giving.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Generosity during life is a very different thing from generosity in the hour of death; one proceeds from genuine liberality and benevolence, the other from pride or fear.
If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having.
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
Generosity is nothing else than a craze to possess. All which I abandon, all which I give, I enjoy in a higher manner through the fact that I give it away. To give is to enjoy possessively the object which one gives.
To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty.
Give what you have. To some one, it may be better than you dare to think.
He who gives only what he would as readily throw away, gives without generosity; for the essence of generosity is in self-sacrifice.
Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Generosity could be as contagious as the zombie plague as long as enough people were willing to be carriers.
Money often costs too much.
The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.
Do all the good you can, by all the means you can.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
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.
There is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers.
It's more blessed to give than to receive - especially kittens.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
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