I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver
Give, expecting nothing thereof.
Aquinas, Saint Thomas
The desire of power in excess caused angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall; but in charity is no excess, neither can man or angels come into danger by it.
Bacon, Sir Francis
People seldom refuse help, if one offers it in the right way.
Benson, Arthur Christopher
Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.
Bibesco, Elizabeth Asquith
Give generously, for your gifts will return to you later.
Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver
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
Bush, Barbara Pierce
You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them
Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Churchill, Sir Winston Leonard Spencer
Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who'll never find it out.
Clark, Frank A
To know the value of generosity, it is necessary to have suffered from the cold indifference of others
No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave
Coolidge, President Calvin
To receive everything, one must open one's hands and give.
In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us.
We do not quite forgive a giver. The hand that feeds us is in some danger of being bitten
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Time and money spent in helping people to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving.
No one has ever become poor by giving
He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing
He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner.
As the sword of the best-tempered metal is the most flexible; so the truly generous are most pliant and courteous in their behaviour to their inferiors.
Fuller, Dr. Thomas
It's better to give than to lend and it costs about the same.
Gibbs, Sir Philip
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
All you have shall some day be given; therefore give now, that the season of giving may be yours and not your inheritors.