There is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers.
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.
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.
I judge all things only by the price they shall gain in eternity.
To give away money is an easy matter and in any man's power. But to decide to whom to give it and how large and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in every man's power nor an easy matter.
There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life-happiness, freedom and peace of mind-are always attained by giving them to someone else.
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.
I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy.
The best things in life aren't things.
Scientists have discovered that the small, brave act of cooperating with another person, of choosing trust over cynicism, generosity over selfishness, makes the brain light up with quiet joy.
So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
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.
Give all thou canst; high Heaven rejects the lore of nicely-caluculated less or more.
Do not give, as many rich men do, like a hen that lays her eggs ...and then cackles.
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.
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.
Best things in life aren't things.
Generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion and loving-kindness .
The wise man does not lay up treasure. The more he expends on others, the more he gains for himself. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
Giving is the business of the rich.
He that gives all, though but little, gives much; because God looks not to the quantity of the gift, but to the quality of the givers.
Never measure your generosity by what you give, but rather by what you have left.
A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.
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