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Home : Feed Your Spirit : Your Life, Better
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17 Quotes on Being (or Becoming) Generous


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Money often costs too much.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 


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From the heart it has come, To the heart shall it go.

Beethoven’s inscription of his Mass

 

 


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So I would hope they would develop some kind of habit that involves understanding that their life is so full they can afford to give in all kinds of ways to other people. I consider that to be baseline spirituality.

Susan Sarandon

 

 


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Living in the moment gives you a sense of reverence for all of life’s blessings. What I know for sure is that what you give comes back to you.

Oprah Winfrey

 

 


5
You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need.

The Rolling Stones

 

 


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Many people think money is something to be set aside for a rainy day. But honestly, how much money do you really need for a dozen or so hours of inclement weather?

Miss Piggy

 

 


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Keep feeling the need for being first. But I want you to be the first in love. I want you to be the first in moral excellence. I want you to be the first in generosity.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

 


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Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others.

Barbara Bush

 

 


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If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having.

Henry Miller

 

 


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When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous.

Wayne Dyer

 

 


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Hard as it may be to believe in these days of infectious greed and sabers unsheathed, scientists have discovered that the small, brave act of cooperating with another person, of choosing trust over cynicism, generosity over selfishness, makes the brain light up with quiet joy.

Natalie Angier, The New York Times

 

 


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Giving is God’s way. It is the way that I now understand is the truth of the Universe. Giving multiplies me and makes me feel complete and fulfilled. Giving makes me feel that I make a real and important difference.

Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G. Allen, The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth

 

 


13
It is the heart that does the giving; the fingers only let go.

Nigerian saying

 

 


14
The best things in life aren’t things.

Art Buchwald

 

 


15
If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.

Bob Hope

 

 


16
Seeker, empty the boat, lighten the load, be free of craving and judgment and hatred, and feel the joy of the way.

Buddha

 

 


17
I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.'

Lauren - age 4

 

 

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