The most valuable quotes about giving – and why giving is more important than receiving

Geben ist schöner als nehmen

No one has ever become poor through giving.

Anne Frank, Holocaust victim

We must never forget that the happiest people are not those who get more, but those who give more.

H. Jackson Brown Jr., American author
We must never forget that the happiest people are not those who get more, but those who give more.

Happiness is the only thing we can give to others without having it ourselves

Carmen Sylva, Romanian writer

The art of beautiful giving is becoming increasingly rare in our time, to the same extent that the art of clumsy taking, of crude grabbing, is flourishing more and more every day.

Heinrich Heine, German writer

Many people don’t have the strength to give to others, they build coldness around themselves and suffer terribly from their isolation.

Maxie Wander, Austrian writer

Whatever good a person puts out into the world is not lost.

Albert Schweizer, Franco-German pacifist

It must come from the heart if it is to have an effect on the heart.

Johann Wolfang von Göthe, German writer

It’s nice to meet the eyes of the person you have just given a gift to.

Jean de La Bruyère, French writer

Earn your success by serving others, not at the expense of others.

H. Jackson Brown Jr., American author

Don’t see giving as a duty, but as a privilege.

John D. Rockefeller Jr., American philanthropist

We live from what we receive. We create a life through what we give.

Winston S. Churchill, British Prime Minister

Since it’s more fun to make others happy, you should think carefully about how you can give the gift of joie de vivre.

Eleanor Roosevelt, American human rights activist

I have found that giving, among many other benefits, liberates the soul of the giver.

Maya Angelou, American poet

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in service to others.

Mahatma Gandhi, Indian freedom fighter

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another.

Charles Dickens, English writer

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