Gratitude begins in our hearts and then dovetails into behavior. It almost always makes you willing to be of service, which is where the joy resides. It means that you are willing to stop being such a jerk. When you are aware of all that has been given to you, in your lifetime and the past few days, it is hard not to be humbled, and pleased to give back.
For as much as we take out of this world; giving back is our duty. To be courteous, to offer a helping hand, to give back to the planet so we protect for future generations, these are all responsibilities we should take seriously.
If we simply faced each day this way the world would be a far better place.
Despite the hardship and adversity that exists, our hope is that these quotes will inspire others to reach out and give back whatever and whenever they can.
The 24 Best Quotes About Giving Back
“No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop
“It’s enough to indulge and to be selfish but true happiness is really when you start giving back.” – Adrian Grenier
“I think that if you start teaching about giving back and helping other people young, that will be a given for your child their whole life.” – Eva LaRue
“I absolutely believe in the power of tithing and giving back. My own experience about all the blessings I’ve had in my life is that the more I give away, the more that comes back. That is the way life works, and that is the way energy works.” – Ken Blanchard
“Appreciation – Learn to give flowers while people are still living” – Joel Osteen
“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
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” ― Charles Dickens
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” ― Winston Churchill
“People of excellence go the extra mile to do what’s right.” – Joel Osteen
“My dad has always taught me these words: care and share. That’s why we put on clinics. The only thing I can do is try to give back. If it works, it works.” – Tiger Woods
“A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit” – D. Elton Trueblood
“That best portion of a good man’s life; his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.” – William Wordsworth
“All you have shall some day be given; Therefore give now, that the season of giving may be yours and not your inheritors.” – Kahlil Gibran
“If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.” – George MacDonald
“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” ― Steve Maraboli
“It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.” – Moliere
“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha
“From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.” – Arthur Ashe
“Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.” ― Mother Teresa
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo Buscaglia
“The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.” – Disraeli
“Give, but give until it hurts.” ― Mother Teresa
“You are blessed to be a blessing to someone else.” – Joel Osteen
There you have it, our absolute favorite quotes on how to give back. Let us know what quotes you have come across that inspire you to give selflessly.
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