136+ Best Giving Back Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational giving back quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

Powerful Collection of Most Famous Giving Back Quotes

No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted. – Aesop

No one has ever become poor by giving. – Anne Frank

It’s enough to indulge and to be selfish but true happiness is really when you start giving back. – Adrian Grenier

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. – Albert Einstein

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. – Muhammad Ali

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth. – Muhammad Ali

Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless. – Sherry Anderson

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. – Mahatma Gandhi

Giving is the highest expression of potency…Giving is more joyous than receiving, not because it is a deprivation, but because in the act of giving lies the expression of my aliveness. – Erich Fromm

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. – Mahatma Gandhi

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving. – Mother Teresa

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands – one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. – Audrey Hepburn

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

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. – Winston S. Churchill

A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal. – Steve Maraboli

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. – Charles Dickens

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. – Helen Keller

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. – Kahlil Gibran

Give yourself entirely to those around you. Be generous with your blessings. A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal. – Steve Maraboli

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. – Anne Frank

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give. – Ben Carson

Presents are made for the pleasure of who gives them, not the merits of who receives them. – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others. – Brian Tracy

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

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. – Oscar Wilde

If our hopes of building a better and safer world are to become more than wishful thinking, we will need the engagement of volunteers more than ever. – Kofi Annan

If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito. – Betty Reese

The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving. – Edwin Louis Cole

It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it. – Albert Einstein

The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving. – Albert Einstein

At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished… it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back. – Denzel Washington

We must give more in order to get more. It is the generous giving of ourselves that produces the generous harvest. – Orison Swett Marden

Appreciation.. Learn to give flowers while people are still living – Joel Osteen

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. – Winston S. Churchill

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. – Kahlil Gibran

I don’t think you ever stop giving. I really don’t. I think it’s an on-going process. And it’s not just about being able to write a check. It’s being able to touch somebody’s life. – Oprah Winfrey

Give cheerfully and freely. It is the energy behind the giving that matters so do not give grudgingly. The law of cause and effect guarantees that you shall receive plenty for what you give. – David Cameron Gikandi

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution. – Kahlil Gibran

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal. – Steve Maraboli

Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another. – Erma Bombeck

If you have much, give of your wealth; If you have little, give of your heart. – Arab Proverb

Giving back involves a certain amount of giving up. – Colin Powell

Giving back is something that comes from the heart to me. It’s not that I do it because it’s the right thing: I do it because I want do it. – Henry Kravis

You may not have saved a lot of money in your life, but if you have saved a lot of heartaches for other folks, you are a pretty rich man. – Seth Parker

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. – Charles Dickens

It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” ? Mother Teresa

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

Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give. – Ben Carson

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. – Winston Churchill

When you’re in a position to have gotten so much, the gift at this point is giving back. – Paul Stanley

Hope and purpose in this world is living as best as you can and maybe having life that gives back. But simply giving back isn’t purpose; it’s a branch of purpose, but it is not the trunk or root of the tree. – Nick Vujicic

It’s enough to indulge and to be selfish but true happiness is really when you start giving back. – Adrian Grenier

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others? – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our generation has the ability and the responsibility to make our ever-more connected world a more hopeful, stable and peaceful place. – Natalie Portman

It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it. – Albert Einstein

People of excellence go the extra mile to do what’s right. – Joel Osteen

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. – Pablo Picasso

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

The purpose of life is not to be happy, but to matter- to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all. – Leo Rosten

If you want to touch the past, touch a rock. If you want to touch the present, touch a flower. If you want to touch the future, touch a life. – Author Unknown

Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege. – John D. Rockefeller Jr.

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

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver. – Maya Angelou

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

When you learn, teach. When you get, give. – Maya Angelou

It is more blessed to give than to receive. – Acts 20: 35

Social advance depends quite as much upon an increase in moral sensibility as it does upon a sense of duty. – Jane Addams

That best portion of a good man’s life; his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. – William Wordsworth

The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others. – Mahatma Gandhi

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

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. – William Shakespeare

Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven. – Henry Ward Beecher

Life engenders life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich. – Sarah Bernhardt

I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve. – Albert Schweitzer

The best thing to do with the best things in life is to give them away. – Dorothy Day

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

Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others. – Booker T. Washington

It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do. – Moliere

Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart. – Elizabeth Andrew

No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another. – Author Unknown

The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you. – John E. Southard

Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are not put on this earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other. If you are there always for others, then in time of need, someone will be there for you. – Jeff Warner

Caring has the gift of making the ordinary special. – George R. Bach

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

It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference. – Tom Brokaw

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. – William James

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. – Winston Churchill

If you become a helper of hearts, springs of wisdom will flow from your heart. – Rumi

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

Volunteers are love in motion! – Author Unknown

The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering: Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good. – Ivan Scheier

Love cannot remain by itself – it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action and that action is service. – Mother Teresa

If you haven’t got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. – Bob Hope

Giving with glad and generous hearts has a way of routing out the tough old miser within us. Even the poor need to know that they can give. Just the very act of letting go of money, or some other treasure, does something within us. It destroys the demon greed. – Richard J. Foster

Being good is commendable, but only when it is combined with doing good is it useful. – Author Unknown

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

One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. – Proverb

Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. – Luke

Help one another. There’s no time like the present, and no present like the time. – James Durst

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. – Dr. Seuss

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world. – Mother Teresa

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. – Albert Pike

No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave. – Calvin Coolidge

While earning your daily bread, be sure you share a slice with those less fortunate. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind. – Malayan Proverb

Even if you just change one life, you’ve changed the world forever. – Mike Satterfield

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. – Kahlil Gibran

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. – John Bunyon

When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor. – Norman Vincent Peale

Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness. – Ray Lyman Wilbur

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. – Edward Everett Hale

Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in. – Author Unknown

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. – James Matthew Barrie

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. – Albert Pike

It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice. – Author Unknown

The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green. – Thomas Carlyle

It is normal to give away a little of one’s life in order not to lose it all. – Albert Camus

When you give yourself, you receive more than you give. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

There is no delight in owning anything unshared. – Seneca

It is like the seed put in the soil — the more one sows, the greater the harvest. – Orison Swett Marden

Even if it’s a little thing, do something for those who have need of a man’s help- something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it. For, remember, you don’t live in a world all your own. Your brothers are here, too. – Albert Schweitzer

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back. – Maya Angelou

Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns. – Author Unknown

The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit. – Nelson Henderson

Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something. – Henry David Thoreau

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men. – Herman Melville

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness. – Seneca

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