Christmas Gift Giving Quotes

  1. ‘Tis blessed to bestow, and yet,
    Could we bestow the gifts we get,
    And keep the ones we give away,
    How happy were our Christmas day!
    – Carolyn Wells
  2. To perceive Christmas through its wrappings becomes more difficult with every year. – Elwyn Brooks White
  3. Nothing’s as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas. – Kin Hubbard
  4. We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers. – Seneca
  5. We do not quite forgive a giver. The hand that feeds us is in some danger of being bitten. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  6. Christmas is the season when you buy this year’s gifts with next year’s money. – Unknown
  7. The Christmas season has come to mean the period when the public plays Santa Claus to the merchants. – John Andrew Holmes
  8. The manner of giving is worth more than the gift. – Pierre Corneille
  9. A hug is a great gift – one size fits all, and it’s easy to exchange. – Unknown
  10. Pleasure is spread through the earth
    In stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find.
    – William Wordsworth
  11. What we are is God’s gift to us. What we become is our gift to God. – Eleanor Powell
  12. May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through! – Unknown
  13. You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. – Kahlil Gibran
  14. 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
  15. If you give what can be taken, you are not really giving. Take what you are given, not what you want to be given. Give what cannot be taken. – Idries Shah
  16. The only gift is a portion of thyself. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  17. But it is a cold, lifeless business when you go to the shops to buy something, which does not represent your life and talent, but a goldsmith’s. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  18. What is bought is cheaper than a gift. – Portuguese Proverb
  19. A wise lover values not so much the gift of the lover as the love of the giver. – Thomas á Kempis
  20. To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving. – Max Beerbohm
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  22. The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving. – Albert Einstein
  23. It’s important to give it all you have while you have the chance. – Shania Twain
  24. For it is in giving that we receive. – St. Francis of Assisi
  25. They who give have all things; they who withhold have nothing. – Hindu Proverb
  26. To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  27. Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more. – Anthony Robbins
  28. You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself. – Harvey S. Firestone
  29. Hands that give also receive.
  30. If you have much, give of your wealth; If you have little, give of your heart. – Arab Proverb
  31. Don’t say that you want to give, but go ahead and give! You’ll never catch up with a mere hope. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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  33. Every gift, though it be small, is in reality, great if given with affection. – Pindar
  34. No person was ever honored for what he received. He was honored for what he gave. – Calvin Coolidge
  35. Make all you can, save all you can, give all you can. — John Wesley
  36. He who obtains has little. He who scatters has much. — Lao-Tzu
  37. You can’t have a perfect day without doing something for someone who’ll never be able to repay you. — John Wooden
  38. Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think. – Longfellow
  39. Appreciating the smallest of contributions is what makes Christmas such a precious and beautiful time of the year.
  40. The feelings shared during Christmas will last much longer than the gifts we receive. – John A. Jenson
  41. It is possible to give without loving, but it is impossible to love without giving. — Richard Braunstein
  42. The great art of giving consists in this: the gift should cost very little and yet be greatly coveted, so that it may be the more highly appreciated. – Baltasar Gracian
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  44. Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind. – William Shakespeare
  45. May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness, and tied with love. – L.O. Baird
  46. The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention. – Richard Moss
  47. The greatest gift that you can give yourself is a little bit of your own attention. – Anthony J. D’Angelo
  48. You always get back much more than you give. – Jimmy Carter
  49. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. – Winston Churchill
  50. You may give gifts without caring, but you can’t care without giving. – Frank A. Clark
  51. Practicing the Law of Giving is actually very simple. If you want joy, give joy to others; if you want love, learn to give love; if you want attention and appreciation, learn to give attention and appreciation. – Deepak Chopra
  52. The spirit in which a thing is given determines that in which the debt is acknowledged; it’s the intention, not the face-value of the gift, that’s weighed. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  53. Let the season of giving be yours and not that of your inheritors. – Kahlil Gibran
  54. When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die. – Eleanor Roosevelt
  55. With gifts, you may gather your enemies about you. When giving nothing, even your own family will leave. – Saskya Pandita
  56. Generous people are rarely mentally ill. – Karl Menninger
  57. To give and not expect return, that is what lies at the heart of love. – Oscar Wilde
  58. The heart of the giver makes the gift dear and precious. – Martin Luther
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  60. There is no benefit in the gifts of a bad man. – Euripides
  61. Know your gifts and share them. – Les Brown
  62. A gift is never about need. It’s about thanking people. – Lash Fary
  63. When I give, I give myself. – Walt Whitman
  64. My father (Danny Thomas) used to tell me there are two kinds of people, the takers and the givers. ‘The takers sometimes eat better,’ he would say, ‘but the givers always sleep better.’ – Marlo Thomas
  65. Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness — great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy. – Jim Rohn
  66. A compliment is a gift, not to be thrown away carelessly, unless you want to hurt the giver. – Eleanor Hamilton
  67. Plant a kernel of wheat and you reap a pint; plant a pint and you reap a bushel. Always the law works to give you back more than you give. – Anthony Norvell
  68. It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving. – Mother Teresa
  69. The trick is to realize that after giving your best, there’s nothing more to give. – Sparky Anderson
  70. The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value. – Charles Dudley Warner
  71. Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting. – Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco
  72. Give every man your ear, but few thy voice. Take each man’s censure, but reserve thy judgment. – William Shakespeare
  73. Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need. – Kahlil Gibran
  74. It is better to give than to lend, and it costs about the same. – Philip Gibbs
  75. Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide-open heart that thinks of others first. The birth of the baby Jesus stands as the most significant event in all history, because it has meant the pouring into a sick world of the healing medicine of love which has transformed all manner of hearts for almost two thousand years… Underneath all the bulging bundles is this beating Christmas heart. – George Matthew Adams
  76. It comes every year and will go on forever. And along with Christmas belong the keepsakes and the customs. Those humble, everyday things a mother clings to, and ponders, like Mary in the secret spaces of her heart. – Marjorie Holmes
  77. Peace on earth will come to stay When we live Christmas every day. – Helen Steiner Rice
  78. Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home! – Charles Dickens
  79. The magi, as you know, were wise men – wonderfully wise men who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger. They invented the art of giving Christmas presents. – O. Henry
  80. Time was with most of us, when Christmas Day, encircling all our limited world like a magic ring, left nothing out for us to miss or seek; bound together all our home enjoyments, affections, and hopes; grouped everything and everyone round the Christmas fire, and make the little picture shining in our bright young eyes, complete. – Charles Dickens
  81. I do come home at Christmas. We all do, or we all should. We all come home, or ought to come home, for a short holiday – the longer, the better – from the great boarding school where we are forever working at our arithmetical slates, to take, and give a rest. – Charles Dickens
  82. It was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, “God Bless Us, Every One! – Charles Dickens
  83. Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. – Mary Ellen Chase
  84. There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child. – Erma Bombeck
  85. I hate the giving of the hand unless the whole man accompanies it. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  86. If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things. – Norman Douglas
  87. Do give books – religious or otherwise – for Christmas. They’re never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal. – Lenore Hershey
  88. He doubly benefits the needy who gives quickly. – Publilius Syrus
  89. One must be poor to know the luxury of giving. – George Eliot
  90. If we have the opportunity to be generous with our hearts, ourselves, we have no idea of the depth and breadth of love’s reach. – Margaret Cho
  91. What a child doesn’t receive he can seldom later give. – P. D. James
  92. The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose. – Heda Bejar
  93. A gift in season is a double favor to the needy. – Publilius Syrus
  94. Purchase not friends by gifts; when thou ceasest to give, such will cease to love. – Thomas Fuller
  95. The living need charity more than the dead. – George Arnold
  96. Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven. – Henry Ward Beecher
  97. If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from other lands, but a continent that joins to them. – Francis Bacon
  98. The best way to have your life add up to something is to regularly count your blessings. – Mark Amend
  99. He is truly great who hath a great charity. – Thomas a Kempis
  100. It is religion to be thus forsworn, For charity itself fulfills the law And who can never love from charity? – William Shakespeare
  101. Seek joy in what you give not in what you get. – Unknown
  102. Be good, be kind, be humane, and charitable; love your fellows; console the afflicted; pardon those who have done you wrong. – Zoroaster
  103. Charity separates the rich from the poor; aid raises the needy and sets him on the same level with the rich. – Eva Peron
  104. If everyone gives one thread the poor man will have a shirt. – Unknown

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