A Quote by David Deida on giving and actions

You'll never get what you really want. All you can do is give what you really want!

David Deida

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A Quote by Alan Cohen on love, loving, giving, and sharing

We believe we are hurt when we don't receive love.  But that is not what hurts us.  Our pain comes when we do not give love.  We were born to love.  You might say that we are divinely created love machines.  We function most powerfully when we are giving love.  The world has led us to believe that our wellbeing is dependent on other people loving us.  But this is the kind of upside down thinking that has caused so many of our problems.  The truth is our well being is dependent on our giving love.  It is not about what comes back; it is about what goes out!

Alan Cohen

Source: Chicken Soup for the Soul

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A Quote by Kent Nerburn on giving, magic of giving, and gifts

Giving is a generative act.  When you give of yourself something new comes in to being.  Two people, who moments before were trapped in separate worlds of private cares, suddenly meet each other over a simple act of sharing; warmth, even joy is created.  The world expands, a bit of goodness is brought forth, and a small miracle occurs.  You must never underestimate this miracle.  Too many good people think they have to become Mother Teresa or Albert Schweetzer, or even Santa Claus, and perform great acts if they are to be givers.  They don't see the simple openings of the heart that can be practiced anywhere with almost anyone.

Kent Nerburn

Source: Letters to My Son: A Father's Wisdom on Manhood, Life, and Love, Pages: 48

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A Quote by John Welwood on love, giving, receiving, john welwood, and perfect love

There is a secret about human love that is commonly overlooked: Receiving it is much more scary and threatening than giving it. How many times in your life have you been unable to let in someone's love or even pushed it away? Much as we proclaim the wish to be truly loved, we are often afraid of that, and so find it difficult to open to love or let it all the way in.

John Welwood

Source: Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships: Healing the Wound of the Heart, Pages: 20

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on selfishness, giving, and generosity

Anybody who's ever mattered, anybody who's ever been happy, anybody who's ever given any gift into the world has been a divinely selfish soul, living for his own best interest. No exceptions.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, Pages: 170

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A Quote by Anthony De Mello on giving and awareness

All that you give to others you are giving to yourself.

Anthony De Mello

Source: Heart of the Enlightened, Pages: 133

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A Quote by unknown on service, giving, and making a difference

"No one makes a bigger mistake than s/he who does nothing because s/he can only do a little." 


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A Quote by Mother Teresa on love and giving

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.

Mother Teresa (1910 - 1998)

Source: Evangeline

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A Quote by Indian Proverb on giving


All that is not given is lost.

Indian Proverb

Source: end of "City of Joy"

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A Quote by Todd Michael on giving, joy, joyful giver, multiplied, magnified, and flow

Giving. What flows away from you flows back magnified: Become a joyful giver.

Todd Michael

Source: The Twelve Conditions Of A Miracle: The Miracle Worker's Handbook

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