A Quote by Thiruvalluvar on gift, giving, poor, and exchange

The only gift is giving to the poor; all else is exchange.


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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on metamorphosis, receiving, and giving

Human life runs its course in the metamorphosis between receiving and giving.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on giving, generosity, charity, and volunteerism

You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: The Prophet, p.19 (On Giving)

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A Quote by Richard Braunstein on love and giving

It is possible to give without loving, but it is impossible to love without giving.

Richard Braunstein

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A Quote by Daphne Rose Kingma on generosity, grace, gracious, kind, give, giving, healed, and healing

Since we remember that we are really all part of one great soul, we can see our beloved as ourselves, and know that we can give without end, without harm. And we know we can give everything. We can give not only our material possessions but our words, our bodies, our insights, our time, our money, our empathy, our listening, and our compassion.

My own parents, married forty-seven years, always called one another "Dearie".  
"Dearie," one of them would call out. "What is it, Dearie?" the other would always respond, as if to say, Whatever you need, I will give it to you, whatever you ask, I will do it gladly. The antiphony of their "Dearies" was a sweet music that punctuated my young life. To me it meant that they saw one another as equal in spirit, and that in that great love they were always willing to serve one another. They called each other "Dearie" to their dying day.

Generosity is circle that returns unto itself. The more we give, the more we have. And in that state of generosity, willing spiritual sharing, we ourselves are healed.  For when are generous, we can see the vast abundance that is also there for us. This is true generosity because no one is excluded. We are drawn together, united by it. Through it we have a taste of union. It grants us ease and gives us the grace of knowing that life is more than an endless struggle. Indeed it is gracious, generous, and kind.

Daphne Rose Kingma

Source: The Future of Love, Pages: 173..174

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A Quote by Sabrina Ward Harrison on life, action, inspiration, friendship, and giving

You've got this amazing creature- yourself- that can breathe, dance, and cry. And you have a certain amount of moments (maybe a few million moments-but moments they are) and you have this chance to do absolutely anything- to reach out to another vulnerable & true. To dance on the roof of euphoria and pray beside the ocean to let go. We have the chance every moment to Be Alive and give to this world who needs each one of us so badly.

Sabrina Harrison

Source: Spilling Open: The Art of Becoming Yourself

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A Quote by Steve Pavlina on giving


Whatever happens to me during the course of my life — physically, socially, or financially – I can always choose to focus on giving.  When I’m in that state, nothing else matters.  I cease to exist as a separate being and merge into an expression of divine oneness.

Steve Pavlina

Source: Heart-Centered Motivation:

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A Quote by Rachel Naomi Remen on connection, interaction, listening, giving, and healing

The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention…. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well~intentioned words.

Rachel Naomi Remen

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A Quote by Dr. Albert Schweitzer on make a difference, contribution, no man is an island, and giving

Seek always to do some good, somewhere. Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth. You must give some time to your fellow man. For remember, you don't live in a world all your own. Your brothers are here too.

Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)


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A Quote by Beverly Sills on love, loving, and giving

I had found a kind of serenity, a new maturity... I didn't feel better or stronger than anyone else but it seemed no longer important whether everyone loved me or not  more important now was for me to love them. Feeling that way turns your whole life around; living becomes the act of giving.

Beverly Sills (1929 -)

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