Thoughtful quotes about giving of yourself.

Words of Wisdom

"Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow-men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received." (Albert Einstein)

"Lots of people think they are charitable if they give away their old clothes and things they don't want." (Myrtle Reed)

"Service is the rent that you pay for room on this earth." (Shirley Chisholm)

"We are not here to see through one another, but to see one another through." (Anne Lamott)

"The cost of giving is receiving." (A Course in Miracles)

"He who helps in the saving of others, saves himself as well." (Hartman Von Aue)

"There is nothing so rewarding as to make people realize they are worthwhile in this world." (Robert Anderson)

"I shall pass through this world but once. If therefore there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do, let me do it now; let me not deter it or neglect it." (Etienne de Grellet)

"You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

"What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?" (George Eliot)

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"The longer you live the more you realize that forgiveness, consideration and kindness are three of the great secrets in life." (Author Unknown)

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

"I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found a way to serve." (Albert Schweitzer)

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Staff, H. (2008, November 13). Giving, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 13 from

Last Updated: July 18, 2014

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