We get to make a living; we give to make a life.
- Winston Churchill
When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.
A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
- Ashleigh Brilliant
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.
- Ray Lyman Wilbur
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
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
- Proverbs 11:24