11 Thoughtful Quotes About Giving to Others


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The Spirit of Giving and Generosity

While it is common to believe that giving is about going to the store and buying something for loved ones, there are many other ways to give. Creating memories can be much more meaningful than any physical gift could give.

You can take your family somewhere nice for dinner or gift them a holiday and spend time at the beach in a vacation rental. Giving from the heart is the magic of genuine and authentic giving.

In the spirit of giving, we’ve collected 11 thoughtful quotes about giving to others we hope you will enjoy this holiday season.


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“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”
― John Holmes (poet)

Sometimes when we’re having a day, it can be harder to lift others up, but practice makes us stronger.


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“You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”
― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

Heartfelt giving is the sincere act of caring about another living soul. It develops our character and our communities to actively give of ourselves in friendships and family bonds.


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“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”
― John Bunyan

When we do things because we believe in them and not because we get something in return, it sets a standard and principle for everyone to lead in a spirit of giving. If everyone adopts this approach to life, giving never stops.


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“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

There can never be an overabundance of kindness, compassion, and giving to others. The more we care about other people the more we heal the world.


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“The most truly generous persons are those who give silently without hope of praise or reward.”
― Carol Ryrie Brink, Caddie Woodlawn's Family

Many believe true love only exists between couples as a romantic gesture. But true love is an approach to life that adopts acts of kindness that are completely selfless. And it is the total sacrifice of oneself that makes it truly giving from a place of love.


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“Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day.
Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life.”
― Confucius

True giving is helping others help themselves. It takes a lot more of us to give in ways that truly help others better their situations.


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“That's what I consider true generosity: You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.”
― Simone de Beauvoir

The true beauty of being a giving person in a completely selfless way is that out of all the people you give this to, you give to yourself the most. It is so powerful it can lift you up out of depression and totally make your day.


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“When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?”
― Eleanor Roosevelt

The levels of giving at a large-scale perspective can seem impossible to achieve, like world peace. But the more we practice this in our personal lives and role model healthy values, the more we can make this possible for future generations.


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

Giving from the heart is a good way to overcome emotions like sadness or feeling lost in life. It is because the act of giving shows us we are meaningful to someone, that we have a purpose in helping one another, and that it can be very powerful in another’s life.


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“For it is in giving that we receive.”
― St. Francis of Assisi

Much of the world focuses on giving help and other kinds of assistance to get money or some other return. Even sometimes charitable organizations can inadvertently develop this approach due to the way our society is. However, it ends up bypassing the true gift of giving that we receive when we give to help instead. It changes the experience entirely so that we feel more empowered in ourselves and our lives to do more acts of good for others.


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“Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone's day.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, and Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

When we see truly giving to others as a gift to ourselves, it can make our lives so much more exciting. Every day we can wake up and ask ourselves what amazing things we can do to make others’ lives more enriched and thriving, which gives that energy right back to us in the form of a smile. And who doesn’t like to smile about making the world a better place?



We hope you enjoyed these amazing and thoughtful quotes about giving. The holidays can be different things for everyone, but one thing we all share is the love of giving to those we love and care about. 

If you’re still looking for the perfect gift for your family this year, consider giving them a holiday at the beach where you can make memories together to last a lifetime. Check out our current specials and let us know if you have any questions. We’d love to help you plan the best holiday.

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