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Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. (Scott Adams)

I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs. (Joseph Addison)

Some people choose not to donate their services because they believe that it somehow devalues them by 'giving them away.' In truth, there is nothing that demonstrates the value of your skills more than putting them to good use for a cause you believe in. (Scott Allen)

I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with catcher's mitts on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back. (Maya Angelou)

From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life. (Arthur Ashe)

We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don't know. (W. H. Auden)

The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away. (Marcus Aurelius)

You only get to keep what you give away... (Janet Badger)

Sharing is sometimes more demanding than giving. (Mary Catherine Bateson)

The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose. (Heda Bejar)

A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person at the right time and at the right place, and when we expect nothing in return. (The Bhagavad Gita)

- The Cynic's Word Book, 1906...
generous, adj. Originally this word meant noble by birth and was rightly applied to a great multitude of persons. It now means noble by nature, and is taking a bit of a rest. (Ambrose Bierce)

People seem to think that the art we donate just grows on trees. (Eleanor Blair)

My own experience about all the blessings I've had in my life is that the more I give away, the more that comes back. That is the way life works, and that is the way energy works. (Kenneth Blanchard)

Those works I have most profited by are the ones I have given away. (Joe Joseph P. Blodgett)

Artists are among the most generous of people. Perhaps inherent in the appreciation of creativity comes a deep, underlying love of humanity and our Earth. (Kelly Borsheim)

Everyone needs help from everyone. (Bertolt Brecht)

No one who has come to true greatness has not felt in some degree that his life belongs to the people, and what God has given them he gives it for mankind. (Phillips Brooks)

Retire for what? What would I do? I made my name as a person that is helping. I'm like Moses in the music business. (James Brown)

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

Be charitable before wealth makes thee covetous. (Thomas Browne)

God's gifts put man's best gifts to shame. (Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind. (Pearl S. Buck)

If thou be industrious to procure wealth, be generous in the disposal of it. Man never is so happy as when he giveth happiness unto another. (Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton)

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. (John Bunyan)

Real generosity toward the future consists in giving all to what is present. (Albert Camus)

Generosity pays off in myriad ways. (Jane Champagne)

- For the Love of Women...
You got to set your mind right and the rest will come to you naturally. No restrictions, no hang-ups, no stupid rules, no formalities, no forbidden fruit - just everyone getting and giving as much as he and she can. (Ray Charles)

Be generous with your joy. Be generous with your insights and delights. (Pema Chodron)

We cannot build our own future without helping others to build theirs. (Bill Clinton)

To know the value of generosity, it is necessary to have suffered from the cold indifference of others. (Eugene Cloutier)

You cannot hold on to anything good. You must be continually giving - and getting. You cannot hold on to your seed. You must sow it - and reap anew. You cannot hold on to riches. You must use them and get other riches in return. (Robert Collier)

It is explained that all relationships require a little give and take. This is untrue. Any partnership demands that we give and give and give and at the last, as we flop into our graves exhausted, we are told that we didn't give enough. (Quentin Crisp)

Promise a lot and give even more. (Anthony J. D'Angelo)

Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish. Let us understand what our own selfish genes are up to, because we may then at least have the chance to upset their designs, something that no other species has ever aspired to do. (Richard Dawkins)

Abundance doesn't follow giving until giving becomes its own reward. (Jan Denise)

To receive everything, one must open one's hands and give. (Taisen Deshimaru)

We want to bring good music to the people. That's what it's all about. (Gord Downie)

What is offered from a generous heart should be accepted generously. (Alexandre Dumas)

To help, to continually help and share, that is the sum of all knowledge; that is the meaning of art. (Eleonora Duse)

The measure of your life will not be in what you accumulate, but in what you give away. (Dr. Wayne Dyer)

Generosity, to be perfect, should always be accompanied by dash of humor. (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)

Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your french fries without making them give you any of theirs. (Eight-year-old)

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving! (George Eliot)

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to obtain that which he cannot lose. (Jim Elliott)

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Selfishness corrodes. Unselfishness ennobles, satisfies. Don't put off the joy derivable from doing helpful, kindly things for others. (B. C. Forbes)

For it is in giving that we receive. (St. Francis of Assisi)

No one has ever become poor by giving. (Anne Frank)

In the act of giving lies the expression of my aliveness. (Erich Fromm)

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

The great art of giving consists in this: the gift should cost very little and yet be greatly coveted, so that it may be the more highly appreciated. (Baltasar Gracian)

In all your relationships, you're never too small to make a big contribution, and never too big to make a small one. (Dr. Mardy Grothe)

I will draw as much as I can for as many people as I can for as long as I can. (Keith Haring)

Make a gift of your life and lift all mankind... (David R. Hawkins)

Art is the giving by each man of his evidence to the world. Those who wish to give, love to give, discover the pleasure of giving. Those who give are tremendously strong. (Robert Henri)

As long as you don't forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy rent-free space in your mind. (Isabelle Holland)

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

Picasso said that the sale of every one of his works was like having a little piece of himself taken away. In this sense, he could be regarded as a very generous person. (Marvin Humphrey)

It is our love of art which keeps art alive. When we help our fellow artists by sharing knowledge, purchasing another's artwork, curating other artists into shows, etc., we are helping art in general, and thereby ourselves, too. (Matthew D. Innis)

The whole point of being in this business and being blessed and being successful is that you're able to do things for your friends or your family, which means that they can have something special in their lives, too. (Elton John)

It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them. (Dalai Lama)

I'm glad to give. (Mark A. Landis)

Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action. (James Russell Lowell)

Happiness is not so much in having or sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. (Norman MacEwan)

Giving and loving is a beautiful thing. It is the currency of compassion and kindness... without it, the world would be a bleak place. If you are a giver, it is wise to define your boundaries because takers will take what you allow them to; all givers must learn to protect that about themselves or eventually, there is nothing left to give. (Tiffany Madison)

All that one gives to others one gives to one's self. If this truth is understood, who will not give to others? (Ramana Maharshi)

The best thing about giving of ourselves is that what we get is always better than what we give. The reaction is greater than the action. (Orison Swett Marden)

Make sure you're always giving, way more than you're taking. (Reba McEntire)

We'd all like a reputation for generosity, and we'd all like to buy it cheap. (Mignon McLaughlin)

It's not what the world holds for you. It's what you bring to it. (Lucy Maud Montgomery)

There is no such thing as a simple act of compassion or an inconsequential act of service. Everything we do for another person has infinite consequences. (Caroline Myss)

-on Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo...
Diego and Frida had open house. In that house you'd see a king and you'd see a laborer. He never made a distinction - never. There was nothing he wouldn't give you. (Louise Nevelson)

He who cannot give anything away cannot feel anything either. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. (Georgia O'Keeffe)

As a child I understood how to give; I have forgotten this grace since I became civilized. (Ohiyesa, Santee Sioux)

You don't help people in your poems. I've been trying to help people all my life - that's my trouble. (Charles Olson)

Have something to bring to the table, because that will make you more welcomed. (Randy Pausch)

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. (Norman Vincent Peale)

Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing. (Alexander Pope)

'What can I give?' is the best possible question to ask, no matter your age or position. (Peter Prest)

What is bought is cheaper than a gift. (Portuguese proverb)

I should like to make myself free to all who care to attend my lectures. (Howard Pyle)

Central to living a life that is good, is a life that's forgiving. (David Rakoff)

You've got to give more than you take. (Christopher Reeve)

This is what is called the Law of Giving and Receiving. You may not receive from the people you are helping, but you will receive good things from other people and in other ways. (Sonia Ricotti)

Much corporate giving is charitable in nature rather than philanthropic. (David Rockefeller)

Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention. (Jim Rohn)

Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process. (Jim Rohn)

Be kind for everyone you meet carries a great burden. (Roger Rosenblatt)

It's best to give while your hand is still warm. (Philip Roth)

An artist gives. Gives visually, gives through courses, or with free advice, through generosity of spirit and through a need to share. (Veronica Roth)

Whoever gives reverence receives reverence. (Rumi)

When we practice loving kindness and compassion we are the first ones to profit. (Rumi)

Giving is a necessity sometimes... more urgent, indeed, than having. (Margaret Lee Runbeck)

When you give yourself, you receive more than you give. (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)

For true love is inexhaustible; the more you give, the more you have. And if you go to draw at the true fountainhead, the more water you draw, the more abundant is its flow. (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)

I am so rich that I must give myself away. (Egon Schiele)

Guys who dress up like Santa Claus, see, and give presents away do it because when they was young they must have did something bad and they feel guilty about it. So now they do something they think is good to make up for it, see? (George Seaton)

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. (Seneca)

I am not in the giving vein to-day. (William Shakespeare)

Most art students are generous till it comes to squeezing their colour on the palette... Many pictures haven't become works of art simply because the artist tried to save a nickel's worth of colour. (John Sloan)

Give hope, give thanks, give love, give support, give help, give peace... only take what you learned from giving. (William Carmen Soyak III)

Remember to be kind, thoughtful, grateful and generous. (Alyson B. Stanfield)

The greatest gift one can give is thanksgiving. In giving gifts, we give what we can spare, but in giving thanks we give ourselves. (David Steindl-Rast)

The more one pleases everybody, the less one pleases profoundly. (Stendhal)

I am in the habit of looking not so much to the nature of a gift as to the spirit in which it is offered. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

I feel the desire, or rather the intense need, to do something useful for society, and that is what stimulates me. In every situation I always look for what is positive and beneficial for my fellow citizens. (Antoni Tapies)

It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving. (Mother Teresa)

I cannot overstate how much a generous spirit contributes to good luck. Look at the luckiest people around you, the ones you envy, the ones who seem to have destiny falling habitually into their laps. If they're anything like the fortunate people I know, they're prepared, they're always working at their craft, they're alert, they involve their friends in their work, and they tend to make others feel lucky to be around them. (Twyla Tharp)

Don't be reluctant to give of yourself generously; it's the mark of caring and compassion and person greatness. (Brian Tracy)

If a person gives you his time, he can give you no more precious gift. (Frank Tyger)

Kindness in giving creates love. (Lao Tzu)

There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave the most in life - happiness, freedom and peace of mind - are always attained by giving them to someone else. (Author unknown)

One promises much, to avoid giving little. (Marquis de Vauvenargues)

We cannot always oblige; but we can always speak obligingly. (Voltaire)

Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity. (Simone Weil)

If you've been given opportunities, then you have to create opportunities. If you're given knowledge by people, share your knowledge. If you were born with talent, show your talent off. (Marco Pierre White)

When I give, I give myself. (Walt Whitman)

Ideal relationship is based on giving. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Channel your existence into one of infinite giving and you'll leave behind an oasis of utopia. (Miles Patrick Yohnke)

You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want. (Zig Ziglar)

- Seat of the Soul...
When you choose not to forgive... it is you who are forced every day to look at life through contaminated lenses because you have chosen to keep them. (Gary Zukav)