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Generosity and Giving

We get to make a living; we give to make a life.
       - Winston Churchill

When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.
       - Anonymous

A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
       - Mohammedgirls selling lemonade

You can't put a price on generosity

Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
       - Helen Keller

The only truly happy man is always a fighting optimist. Optimism includes not only altruism but also social responsibility, social courage and objectivity.
       - W. Beran Wolfe

Editor's note: Think about this:
The charitable give out the door and God puts it back through the window.
       - Traditional Proverb

He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.
       - German Proverb

The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
       - Ghandi

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
- Helen Keller

You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
       - Anonymous

Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others; let others have their own way; do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.
       - Larry Scherwitz

two boys getting ice creamWhen 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

Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there.
       - Philip Brooks

That which a man willingly shares, he keeps.
That which he selfishly keeps, he loses.
       - Anonymous

Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
       - Persian Proverb

Even in darkness, light dawns for the upright,
for the gracious and compassionate and righteous man.
Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely,
who conducts his affairs with justice.
He will have no fear of bad news;
his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
His heart is secure; he will have no fear;
in the end he will see his desire on his adversaries.
He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor,
his righteousness endures forever;
his horn [dignity] will be lifted high in honor.
       - Psalm 112: 4-5, 7-9

One man gives freely, yet gains even more;
another withholds unduly, but ends up impoverished.couple with plate of food
       -Proverbs 11:24

No one became poor by giving alms.
       - French Proverb

Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
       - Mother Teresa, Albanian Roman Catholic missionary in India

The miracle is this – the more we share, the more we have.
       - Leonard Nimoy, American actor, director and writer

To give away money is an easy matter and in any man’s power.  But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is... [no] easy matter…     
- Aristotle

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