Compiled by Mia Inderbitzin

You must give some time to your fellow men. Even if it’s a little thing,
do something for others—something for which you get
no pay but the privilege of doing it.
—Albert Schweitzer

Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Make all you can, save all you can, give all you can.
—John Wesley

The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value.
—Charles Dudley Warner

You try to give away what you want yourself.
—Lois McMaster Bujold

A compliment is a gift, not to be thrown away carelessly,
unless you want to hurt the giver.
—Eleanor Hamilton

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
—Kahlil Gibran

If we have the opportunity to be generous with our hearts, ourselves,
we have no idea of the depth and breadth of love’s reach.
—Margaret Cho

The spirit in which a thing is given determines that in which the debt is
acknowledged; it’s the intention, not the face value of the gift, that’s weighed.

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
—Sir Winston Churchill

Purchase not friends by gifts; when thou ceasest to give,
such will cease to love.
—Thomas Fuller

Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind.
—William Shakespeare

He who has done his best for his own time has lived for all times.
—Johann von Schiller

If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen
of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from other lands,
but a continent that joins to them.
—Francis Bacon

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
—Henry Ward Beecher

The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able to
give a large part of one’s self to others.
—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do,
but it is giving me that which you need more than I do.
—Kahlil Gibran

The return we reap from generous actions is not always evident.
—Francesco Guicciardini

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
—Nelson Henderson

Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your concern
for others outweighing your concern for yourself.
—John MacNaughton

For this I bless you most: You give much and know not that you give at all.
—Kahlil Gibran

The true way to soften one’s troubles is to solace those of others.
—Madame de Maintenon

The joy that isn’t shared dies young.
—Anne Sexton

We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.
—Ben Sweetland

No one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
—Charles Dudley Warner

The only thing you take with you when you’re gone is what you leave behind.
—John Allston