Giving Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old giving quotes, giving sayings, and giving proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.     

Mother Teresa

You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.     

Amy Carmichael

For it is in giving that we receive.     

Francis of Assisi

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.     

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers.     


No one has ever become poor by giving.     

Anne Frank

By giving people the power to share, we're making the world more transparent.     

Mark Zuckerberg

To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving.     

Max Beerbohm

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.     

Mother Teresa

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.     

Albert Einstein

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

Kahlil Gibran

Giving should be entered into in just the same way as investing. Giving is investing.     

John D. Rockefeller

The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.     

Pierre Corneille

You give to yourself by giving of yourself.     

Matt Kahn

Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.     

John D. Rockefeller Jr.

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.     

Barbara Bush

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

Maya Angelou

The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.     


To give and not expect return, that is what lies at the heart of love.     

Oscar Wilde

You give before you get.     

Napoleon Hill

For of those to whom much is given, much is required.     

John F. Kennedy

It is normal to give away a little of one's life in order not to lose it all.     

Albert Camus

When you give yourself, you receive more than you give.     

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

It is not the gift, but the thought that counts.     

Henry Van Dyke

We must give more in order to get more, It is the generous giving of ourselves that produce the generous harvest.     

Orison Swett Marden

Before giving, the mind of the giver is happy; while giving, the mind of the giver is made peaceful; and having given, the mind of the giver is uplifted.     


We must not only give what we have; we must also give what we are.     

Desire Joseph Mercier

Make all you can, save all you can, give all you can.     

John Wesley

If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart.     

Arabic Proverb

To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own.     

Anne Morrow Lindbergh