82 Giving Back Quotes and Sayings for Inspiration

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Giving Back Quotes and Sayings

When you learn, teach. When you get, give. ~ Maya Angelou.

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. ~ Albert Einstein.

That’s what I consider true generosity. You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing. ~ Simone De Beauvoir.

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You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson.

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. ~ Rabindranath Tagore.

The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving. ~ Albert Einstein.

A community is like a ship, everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm. ~ Henrik Ibsen.

It’s enough to indulge and to be selfish but true happiness is really when you start giving back. ~ Adrian Grenier.

Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven. ~ Henry Ward Beecher.

I believe that as much as you take, you have to give back. It’s important not to focus on yourself too much. ~ Nicole Kidman.

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

A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal. ~ Steve Maraboli.

Community service puts me out of myself and lets me see a different part of myself, which is important to me. ~ Alwyn Loh.

Part of being a person is about helping others. ~ Regis Murayi.

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. ~ Albert Pike.

Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give. ~ Ben Carson.

Presents are made for the pleasure of who gives them, not the merits of who receives them. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

Social advance depends quite as much upon an increase in moral sensibility as it does upon a sense of duty. ~ Jane Addams.

Best Giving Back Quotes and Sayings

If you haven’t got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. ~ Bob Hope.

If you knew what I know about the power of giving, you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way. ~ Buddha.

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

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. ~ John Bunyon.

Giving back involves a certain amount of giving up. ~ Colin Powell.

It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive. ~ Winston Churchill.

It is like the seed put in the soil — the more one sows, the greater the harvest. ~ Orison Swett Marden.

We can never get a re-creation of community and heal our society without giving our citizens a sense of belonging. ~ Patch Adams.

The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving. ~ Edwin Louis Cole.

When you’re in a position to have gotten so much, the gift at this point is giving back. ~ Paul Stanley.

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Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much. ~ Erich Fromm.

Love life. Engage in it. Give it all you’ve got. Love it with a passion because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it. ~ Maya Angelou.

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. ~ Pablo Picasso.

Your mind will give back to you exactly what you put into it. ~ James Joyce.

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver. ~ Maya Angelou.

Give yourself entirely to those around you. Be generous with your blessings. A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal. ~ Steve Maraboli.

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

Community service is important to me for so many reasons! First and foremost, I take pride in knowing that I am helping to positively affect someone’s life. ~ Gillian Rappaport.

Top Giving Back Quotes and Sayings

As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled. ~ Victor Hugo.

Giving back is something that comes from the heart to me. It’s not that I do it because it’s the right thing: I do it because I want do it. ~ Henry Kravis.

It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it. ~ Albert Einstein.

To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike. ~ Horace Mann.

To me, giving back is so important. It makes others feel good which then in return makes me feel good. ~ Katie Cassidy.

No one has ever become poor by giving. ~ Anne Frank.

Life is about giving back everything you get from this universe. ~ Anuj Jasani.

Help others without any reason and give without the expectation of receiving anything in return. ~ Roy T. Bennett.

It’s easier to take than to give. It’s nobler to give than to take. The thrill of taking lasts a day. The thrill of giving lasts a lifetime. ~ Joan Marques.

Always give without remembering and always receive without forgetting. ~ Brian Tracy.

Your mind expands when you give, your heart expands when you share, and your soul expands when you are charitable. ~ Matshona Dhliwayo.

Giving is an act of generosity. Giving is sowing a seed. The seed will produce great harvest of fruits. ~ Lailah Gifty Akita.

There’s no sell in serve. ~ Julieanne O’Connor.

Kindness is universal. Sometimes being kind allows others to see the goodness in humanity through you. Always be kinder than necessary. ~ Germany Kent.

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others. ~ Brian Tracy.

Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Popular Giving Back Quotes and Sayings

I don’t think you ever stop giving. I really don’t. I think it’s an on-going process. And it’s not just about being able to write a check. It’s being able to touch somebody’s life. ~ Oprah Winfrey.

Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness. ~ Ray Lyman Wilbur.

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Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. ~ Muhammad Ali.

Caring has the gift of making the ordinary special. ~ George R. Bach.

If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives. ~ Robert South.

That charity which longs to publish itself ceases to be charity. ~ Eliza Cook.

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

Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven. ~ Henry Ward Beecher.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. ~ Mahatma Gandhi.

Giving is the highest expression of potency…Giving is more joyous than receiving, not because it is a deprivation, but because in the act of giving lies the expression of my aliveness. ~ Erich Fromm.

There is no delight in owning anything unshared. ~ Seneca.

We are not put on this earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other. If you are there always for others, then in time of need, someone will be there for you. ~ Jeff Warner.

He who cannot give anything away cannot feel anything either. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche.

Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more. ~ Tony Robbins.

To give requires good sense. ~ Ovid.

If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind. ~ Norman Vincent Peale.

Love cannot remain by itself it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action and that action is service. ~ Mother Teresa.

No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave. ~ Calvin Coolidge.

So long as we love we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I would almost say that we are indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson.

Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. ~ Phillips Brooks.

I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve. ~ Albert Schweitzer.

When you give yourself, you receive more than you give. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. ~ Charles Dickens.

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

Life engenders life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich. ~ Sarah Bernhardt.

Charity is no substitute for justice withheld. ~ Saint Augustine.

God does watch over us and does notice us, but it is usually through someone else that he meets our needs. ~ Spencer W. Kimball.


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