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Giving

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one. • Mother Teresa

The basic question is not how much of our money we should give to God, but how much of God’s money we should keep for ourselves. • J. Oswald Sanders

If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life. • Billy Graham

Charity--giving to the poor--is an essential part of Christian morality... I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare. In other words, if our expenditure on comforts, luxuries, amusements, etc., is up to the standard common among those with the same income as our own, we are probably giving away too little. If our own charities do not at all pinch or hamper us, I should say they are too small. There ought to be things we should like to do and cannot do because our charitable expenditure excludes them. • C.S. Lewis, from Mere Christianity

There is nothing wrong with men possessing riches. The wrong comes when riches possess men. • Billy Graham

The interest comes to infinitely more than the principal. • Thomas Watson

Be faithful with what you receive, be prayerful about what you need; be open about what you are doing. • E. Brandt Gustavson

Earn all you can, save all you can, and then give all you can. Never try to save out of God’s cause; such money will canker the rest. Giving to God is no loss; it is putting your substance into the best bank. Giving is true having, as the old gravestone said of the dead man, “What I spent I had, what I saved I lost, what I gave I have.” • Charles Haddon Spurgeon

If every Christian would tithe, the church would begin to make an impact on the world that would change it. • R.T. Kendall

The limit of giving is to be the limit of our ability to give. • C.S. Lewis

Getters generally don’t get happiness; givers get it. • Charles H. Burr

The test of generosity is not how much you give, but how much you have left. • Anonymous

In the kingdom of God, the surest way to lose something is to try to protect it, and the best way to keep it is to let it go. • A.W. Tozer

Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours. • C.S. Lewis

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

You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give. • Winston Churchill

What I gave I have, what I spent I had; and what I left I lost. • Robert of Doncaste

Another thing that annoys me is when people say "Why did you give that man money? He'll probably go and drink it." My reply is "But if I'd kept [it] I should probably have drunk it." • C.S. Lewis

You may be only one person in this world, but to one person at one time, you are the world. • Anonymous

I've been helped by acts of kindness from strangers. That's why we're here, after all, to help others. • Carol Burnett

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. • Princess Diana

To be rich in admiration and free from envy, to rejoice greatly in the good of others, to love with such generosity of heart that your love is still a dear possession in absence or unkindness - these are the gifts which money cannot buy. • Robert Louis Stevenson

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. • Aesop

How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment. We can start now, start slowly, changing the world. How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make a contribution toward introducing justice straightaway. And you can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness! • Anne Frank

You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving. • Amy Carmichael

Be the change you want to see in the world. • Ghandi

A life lived for others, is the only life worth living. Albert Einstein

If you have much, give your wealth; if you have little, give your heart. Anonymous

We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Charlie Chaplin

I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. Vincent Van Gogh

Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses. • Aesop

At a certain point, I just felt, you know, God is not looking for alms, God is looking for action. • Bono