17 Quotes on Being (or Becoming) Generous
Money often costs too much.
From the heart it has come, To the heart shall it go.
Beethoven’s inscription of his Mass
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.
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.
You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need.
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?
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.
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.
If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having.
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.
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
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
It is the heart that does the giving; the fingers only let go.
The best things in life aren’t things.
If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.
Seeker, empty the boat, lighten the load, be free of craving and judgment and hatred, and feel the joy of the way.
I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.'