Thanksgiving is in just a few days, and this time of year brings out the giving spirit and opens the heart to help others. What better way to get ready than with some inspirational quotes about giving? Here are our favorite 50 best quotes about giving to inspire the best in you this holiday season.

Giving Quotes

1. “No one is useless in the world who lightens the burdens of another.” –Charles Dickens

2. “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” –Mother Theresa

3. “No one has ever become poor by giving.” –Anne Frank

4. “Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” –H. Jackson Brown Jr.

5. “Giving is the master key to success, in all applications of human life.” –Bryant McGill

6. “For it is in giving that we receive.” –Francis of Assisi

7. “Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

8. “To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.” –Mark Twain

9. “We make a living by what we get. WE make a life by what we give.” –Winston S. Churchill

10. “Joy multiplies when it is shared among friends, but grief diminishes with every division. That is life.” –R.A. Salvatore

11. “It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.” –Albert Einstein

12. “The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.” –Lao Tzu

13. “Nothing else in all life is such a maker of joy and cheer as the privilege of doing good.” –James Russell Miller

14. “The best things to do with the best things in life is to give them away.” –Dorothy Day

15. “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” –Maya Angelou

16. “Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” –Booker T. Washington

17. “Mankind was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business. The deals of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!” –The Ghost of Jacob Marley, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

18. “The idea of Christmas whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?” –Bob Hope

19. “The meaning of life is to find your life. The purpose of life is to give it away.” –Pablo Picasso

20. “Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.” –John D. Rockefeller Jr.

21. “The best way to find yourself if to lose yourself in the service of others.” –Mahatma Gandhi

22. “Give, but give until it hurts.” –Mother Teresa

23. “Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.” –Brian Tracy

24. “As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.” Mary Anne Radmacher

25. “One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.” –George Eliot

26. “One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know that they are not alone.” –Shannon L. Alder

27. “Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone’s day.” –Richelle E. Goodrich

28. “I come in a world of iron…to make a world of gold.” –Dale Wassman, Man of La Mancha

29. “Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, when I give myself.” –Walt Whitman

30. “But I give when I give from that deeper place; when I give simply, freely and generously, and sometimes for no particular reason. I give best when I give from my heart.” –Steve Goodier

31. “The most precious thing I have to give is my time.” –Silvia Hartmann

32. “If you want to ask one question, ask yourself, what are you giving to the universe and only that will be returned?” –Amit Ray

33. “Giving is not an act of depletion, it’s an act of repletion.” –Pete Kelly

34. “Everyone is capable of giving and receiving a blessing.” –Pam Malow-Isham

35. “Even though it is more blessed to give than to receive, sometimes you need to be the object of someone else’s compassion.” –J. Earp

36. “Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference.” –Kathy Calvin

37. “We rise by lifting other.” –Robert Ingersoll

38. “Do good and good will come to you.” –Anonymous

39. “Giving opens the way for receiving.” –Florence Scoven Shinn

40. “Selfless giving is the art of living.” –Frederick Lenz

41. “The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving.” –Edwin Louise Cole

42. “Act of giving something to others is an art of flowering your heart.” –Vinayak

43. “He who serves the most, reaps the most.” –Jim Rohn

44. “To give your best is to receive the best.” –Raymond Holliwell

45. “Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” –Robin Sharma

46. “Just the will to give or lend, this will make you someone’s friend.” –Edgar A. Guest

47. “If you wait until you can do everything for everybody, instead of doing something for somebody, you’ll end up doing nothing for nobody.” –Malcom Bane

48. “To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

49. “No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” –Aesop

50. “There is nothing to make you like other human beings so much as doing things for them.” –Zora Neale Hurston

Stories are what make us who we are, and they inspire us to not only be ourselves but to do good and to give back. These quotes also inspire us. If you’re looking to grow your brand with people who are thankful and who love to give back, then contact us at The Storyteller Agency. Let’s talk about YOUR story, and let us help you achieve your goals…and then let’s give thanks for all the good that we’ll do together.