The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value
You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.
The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say 'thank you?'
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.
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.
The gift without the giver is rare.
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Not what we give, but what we share, for the gift without the giver is bare.
It's more blessed to give than to receive - especially kittens.
Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind.
There is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers.
I know what I have given you, I do not know what you have received.
Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving.
A book is a gift you can open again and again.
Love the giver more than the gift.
But it is a cold, lifeless business when you go to the shops to buy something, which does not represent your life and talent, but a goldsmith's.
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