47 Quotes About Receiving Gifts


Being giving to others can inspire people to make a change and pay it forward. These quotes about receiving gifts capture some of the many ways we can positively influence others.

“All the appreciation I have been receiving has been very encouraging. It pushes me to do better.”

“Always give without remembering and always receive without forgetting.”

“As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.”

“Asking is the beginning of receiving. Make sure you don’t go to the ocean with a teaspoon. At least take a bucket so the kids won’t laugh at you.”

“Baking is one of my many hobbies. I was originally introduced to baking as a child by my grandmother. I continued to bake for friends and family throughout the years for special occasions. I began to create themed treats after receiving continued requests from a lot of my friends.”

“By giving people the power to share, we’re making the world more transparent.”

“For it is in giving that we receive.”

“Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.”

“Generosity is not giving me that which I need that you do, but it is giving me that which you need more that I do.”

“Give freely to the world these gifts of love and compassion. Do not concern yourself with how much you receive in return, just know in your heart it will be returned.”

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

“Giving does not only precede receiving; it is the reason for it. It is in giving that we receive.”

“Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process.”

“Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.”

“Giving yourself some loving attention is not selfish. It is sensible. If you feel loved and cherished–even if it is only by yourself–then you will have more love to give to others, too.”

“God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If he gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it.”

“Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.”

“I must be willing to give whatever it takes to do good to others. This requires that I be willing to give until it hurts. Otherwise, there is no true love in me, and I bring injustice, not peace, to those around me.”

“I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy.”

“I think you need to love giving compliments as much as you love receiving them.”

“If what you do is being threatened as a profession, that could be scary. But that’s the same reason why I walked out on stage many times after receiving death threats. I couldn’t live without doing what I wanted to do. So at the same time I have to be willing to die for it.”

“It’s a challenge to grow professionally and move up the corporate ladder when you’re not receiving feedback on your performance.”

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”

“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.”

“Life just doesn’t care about our aspirations, or sadness. It’s often random, and it’s often stupid and it’s often completely unexpected, and the closures and the epiphanies and revelations we end up receiving from life, begrudgingly, rarely turn out to be the ones we thought.”

“Love is cheering and sharing and compassion and giving and receiving. Love is an action thing more than a word thing, that brings comfort or joy or relief to anyone or anything.”

“Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.”

“Love’s value is not dependent on the person receiving it, but on the person giving it.”

“No one has ever become poor by giving.”

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”

“One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.”

“Presents are made for the pleasure of who gives them, not the merits of who receives them.”

“Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return.”

“Secrets. Funny how, when you’re about to be given something precious, something you’ve wanted for a long time, you suddenly feel nervous over taking it.”

“The deepest experience of the creator is feminine, for it is experience of receiving and bearing.”

“The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving.”

“The easiest way to stop piracy is not by putting antipiracy technology to work. It’s by giving those people a service that’s better than what they’re receiving from the pirates.”

“The more that everyone has access to the same educational opportunities, the more society will tend to accept some receiving disproportionate rewards. After all, they themselves have a chance to be winners.”

“There is a peculiar gratification in receiving congratulations from one’s squadron for a victory in the air. It is worth more to a pilot than the applause of the whole outside world.”

“There is something that happens when you are grateful: You continue to keep receiving blessings. So I will always be grateful.”

“Until we can receive with an open heart, we’re never really giving with an open heart. When we attach judgment to receiving help, we knowingly or unknowingly attach judgment to giving help.”

“We learn, grow and become compassionate and generous as much through exile as homecoming, as much through loss as gain, as much through giving things away as in receiving what we believe to be our due.”

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

“Women continue receiving less salary for the same kind of job. Women have a higher unemployment rate in our country. When you analyze the composition of poverty, you will find that most of the families in poverty are being run by a woman.”

“You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.”

“You cannot live to please everyone else. You have to edify, educate and fulfill your own dreams and destiny, and hope that whatever your art is that you’re putting out there, if it’s received, great, I respect you for receiving it. If it’s not received, great, I respect you for not.”

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