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Quotes about Giving for Copywriters and Nonprofit Leaders

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“Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.”
George Halas (1895-1993), American football pioneer and owner of the Chicago Bears

Wise words about giving from Word Wise at Nonprofit Copywriter

“From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.”
Arthur Ashe (1943-1993), tennis champion (3 Grand Slam titles, 800 career victories), sports commentator, activist

“Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving.”
Henry Ford (1863-1947), American industrialist, engineer and entrepreneur

“The best exercise for strengthening the heart is reaching down and lifting people up.”
Ernest Blevins (b. 1938), American author and novelist

“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement."
Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), 28th President of the United States

“When I give, I give myself.”
Walt Whitman (1819-1892), American poet, essayist, and journalist

“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 (1644-1718), Quaker leader and founder of Pennsylvania

"Discover your uniqueness. Learn to exploit it in the service of others.”
Larry Wingate (b. 1952), best-selling author, television personality, and motivational speaker known as “The Pitbull of Personal Development”

“God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.”
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), British poet
 “The heart of the giver makes the gift dear and precious.”
Martin Luther (1483-1546), German monk and leader in the Protestant Reformation

“To give and not expect return, that is what lies at the heart of love.”
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Irish writer, poet, and playwright

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