A Quote by Kwame Anthony Appiah on hate, giving, generosity, ashanti, and proverb

If someone hates you, they won't ask you for things.

~~Ashanti proverby, quoted by Kwame Anthony Appiah in "Cosmopolitanism."

Kwame Appiah

Source: Cosmopolitanism, p.92

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A Quote by David Deida on women, love, and giving

Yes, you can get a man to do just about anything, and you know it. So, what are you going to attract him into doing? Buying you a nice house? Giving you the space to guide your own life? Or, offering his deepest gifts to you and all beings while opening his heart to God?
  Are you a selfish witch, a self-sufficient witch, or a witch for the sake of drawing your man and all beings open as a gift for all?

David Deida

Source: Dear Lover

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on joy, giving, generosity, and reward

There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: The Prophet, p.20 (On Giving)

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A Quote by Katharine Hepburn on love and giving

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get -- only what you are expecting to give -- which is everything. What you will receive n return varies. But it really has no connection with what you give. You give because you love and cannot help giving.

Katharine Hepburn (1909 -)

Source: Katharine Hepburn

Contributed by: Lacy

A Quote by unknown on giving, taking, and blessings

Blessed are those who give without remembering and Take without forgetting.


Source: unknown, found while searching for Church Sign Sayings

Contributed by: Mama Z

A Quote by Maya Angelou on life, awareness, and giving

I've learned that you shouldn't go through life
with a catcher's mitt on both hands;
you need to be able to throw something back.

Maya Angelou (1928 -)

Contributed by: tara

A Quote by Anaïs Nin on death, living, suffering, error, risking, giving, and losing

I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

Source: The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Contributed by: mimi

A Quote by Peter de Vries on giving


We are not primarily put on this earth to see through one another, but to see one another through.

Peter de Vries

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A Quote by Bill Gates on giving, charity, philanthopy, conscious capitalism, business, conscious business, and change the world

If you believe that every life has equal value, it’s revolting to learn that some lives are seen as worth saving and others are not. We said to ourselves: “This can’t be true. But if it is true, it deserves to be the priority of our giving.”

So we began our work in the same way anyone here would begin it. We asked: “How could the world let these children die?”

The answer is simple, and harsh. The market did not reward saving the lives of these children, and governments did not subsidize it. So the children died because their mothers and their fathers had no power in the market and no voice in the system.

But you and I have both.

We can make market forces work better for the poor if we can develop a more creative capitalism – if we can stretch the reach of market forces so that more people can make a profit, or at least make a living, serving people who are suffering from the worst inequities. We also can press governments around the world to spend taxpayer money in ways that better reflect the values of the people who pay the taxes.

If we can find approaches that meet the needs of the poor in ways that generate profits for business and votes for politicians, we will have found a sustainable way to reduce inequity in the world. This task is open-ended. It can never be finished. But a conscious effort to answer this challenge will change the world.

Bill Gates

Source: Gates Harvard Commencement Speech:

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Martin Heidegger on participation, giving, and life skills

A giving which gives only its gift, but in the giving holds itself back and withdraws, such a giving we call sending.

Martin Heidegger

Contributed by: Praveer

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