"Where there is peace, God is." ~George Herbert

"Carve your blessings in stone." ~Anon
"I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again." ~William Penn
"Dictum sapienti sat est - A word to a wise person is sufficient." ~Cicero Ovid Seneca

"Words pulsate in the veins of my pen"™Leah C. Dancel

2/4/13

Quotes on BENEVOLENCE, CHARITY and GIVING


Benevolence

"Allow yourself to become submerged in the ocean of your benevolence." ~Anon

Charity

"Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable." ~Charles Caleb Colton


ON GIVING
"GOD loves a cheerful giver." ~Bible

"To give and not expect anything in return;
to give for no special time or season;
to give, not for any particular recognition;
to give, not for a substantial tax refund;
to give for the sake of giving —
often just between giver and receiver —
has a life of its own —
an elevated one." ~Glasceta Honeyghan

"Blessed are those who can give without remembering, and take without forgetting." ~Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco

"For it is in giving that we receive." ~St Francis of Assisi

"Give all thou canst; high heaven rejects the lore of nicely calculated less or more." William Wordsworth

"Give as you would like to receive: cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation." ~Anon

"Give something worth remembering." ~Anon

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

"Give with no strings attached." ~Anon

"Giving doesn't come from a part of your brain; it comes from all of your heart." ~Anon

"Giving feels good. It is a form of healing. Not just for you as an individual, but for everyone." ~Jennifer-Beals

"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

"Giving has a sacred dimension." ~Anon

"Giving is one of the best ways there is to augment our own awareness of what we really do have in life, and when we see the effects of what we give on others--even if the effects aren't immediate, we have to trust that there will be effects--then we can appreciate more the many gifts that we do have, as well as our power to contribute positively to the world. When we're able to look at something that we have and realize that someone else could probably use it more or in better ways, then we can start to see the power of letting go of things in our lives." ~Tom Walsh

"Giving is the highest expression of potency." ~Erich Fromm

"Giving is the master key to success, in all applications of human life." ~Bryant McGill

"If only our impulse to give could match our impulse to possess." ~Anon

"If you get, Give. If you learn, Teach." ~Maya Angelou

"The best way to live is to give." ~ A.D. Williams

"It is not what we give but what we share, for the gift without a giver is bare." ~James Russell Lowell

"In this world, it is not what we take up, but what we give up that makes us rich." ~Henry Ward Beecher

"It is better to give something, and regret it, than to regret and give nothing." ~Anon

"No woman can control her destiny if she doesn't give to herself as much as she gives of herself." ~Suze Orman

"Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away." ~Elbert Hubbard

"For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile." ~Elie Wiesel

"Practice giving things away, not just things you don’t care about, but things you do like. Remember, it is not the size of a gift, it is its quality and the amount of mental attachment you overcome that count. So don’t bankrupt yourself on a momentary positive impulse, only to regret it later. Give thought to giving. Give small things, carefully, and observe the mental processes going along with the act of releasing the little thing you liked." ~Robert Thurman

"Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return." ~Peace Pilgrim

"The Buddha taught that anyone who experiences the delight of being truly generous will never want to eat another meal without sharing it." ~Martha Beck

"The greatest joy comes from giving and serving, so replace your habit of focusing exclusively on yourself and what's in it for you. When you make the shift to supporting others in your life, without expecting anything in return, you'll think less about what you want and find comfort and joy in the act of giving and serving." ~Wayne Dyer

"The greatest pleasure in life is giving what people say you cannot give." ~Anon

"To be ready to five is good. To know when to give is better. But to give is best.' ~Anon

“To give and not expect return, that is what lies at the heart of love.” ~Oscar Wilde

"To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving." ~Max Beerbohm

“To give and receive graciously, is to open your soul to the abundant blessings, they are the strongest forces of life.” ~Anon from LOVE FB Fan Page

"To receive everything, one must open one's hand and give." ~Deshimaru

"True benevolence or compassion, extends itself through the whole of existence and sympathizes with the distress of every creature capable of sensation." ~Joseph Addison (1672-1719)

"When you don't give too much, you don't give enough." ~Anon

"When you wake in the morning, give thanks for the new day, for your life and strength." ~Anon



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