Quotes on Giving and Receiving for Christmas
"Before giving, the mind of the giver is happy; while giving,
the mind of the giver is made peaceful; and having given,
the mind of the giver is uplifted."
"Gracious acceptance is an art -
an art which most never bother to cultivate. We think that
we have to learn how to give, but we forget about accepting things,
which can be much harder than giving... Accepting another person's
gift is allowing to express his feelings for you."
- Alexander McCall Smith
"You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give."
- Kahlil Gibran
"It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving."
- Mother Teresa
"To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best
of all ways of giving."
- Max Beerbohm
"For it is in giving that we receive."
- St. Francis of Assisi
"Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven."
- Henry Ward Beecher
"You can give without loving,
but you can never love without giving."
- Author Unknown
"Many look with one eye at what they give,
but with seven at what they receive."
- A German Proverb
"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping
a present and not giving it."
- William A. Ward
"As I give, I get."
- Mary McLeod Bethune
"A generous man forgets what he gives and remembers
what he receives."
- An Old Proverb
"You always get back much more than you give."
- Jimmy Carter