Giving, Generosity, Sharing Quotes
The smallest good deed is worth a thousand grand intentions
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." –
“ One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. ”
– Prov. 11:24
“For He maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof.”
(Job 36:27). If there is no vapour ascending, how then can there be a condensing of the clouds
into rain? If there be no scattering of seed, how then can there be an increase of harvest? If there
be no outflow of blessing from our hearts to others, how then shall we in turn inherit a blessing?
Give and it shall be given unto you. The more we “bless the Lord,” the more He gathers up
those “vapours” and multiplies and increases until He pours upon us blessings of an
hundredfold. --Ray Prinzing
It is more blessed to give than to receive.
-- Acts 20:35
God loves a cheerful giver.
-- 2 Corinthians 9:7
He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord. --- Proverbs 19:17
With malice toward none; with charity for all. ----- Abraham Lincoln
He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything.
-- Samuel Johnson
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, Money, Sex & Power.
It is estimated that if the widow's mite had been deposited at the "First
National Bank, Jerusalem" to draw four percent interest semi-annually, the fund today would
total $4,800,000,000,000,000,000,000. If a bank on earth could multiply the widow's mite to
such an astronomical figure, think what treasures this dedicated woman will have in heaven
where "moth and rust doth not corrupt."
If you haven't got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. --Bob
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help
another without helping himself. --Ralph Waldo Emerson
Seven Ways To Give:
1. The Careless Way: To give something to every cause that is presented, without inquiring into
2. The Impulsive Way: To give from impulse--as much and as often as love and pity and
3. The Lazy Way: To make a special offer to earn money for worthy projects by fairs, bazaars,
4. The Self-Denying Way: To save the cost of luxuries and apply them to purposes of religion
and charity. This may lead to asceticism and self-complacence.
5. The Systematic Way: To lay aside as an offering to God a definite portion of our gains--one
tenth, one fifth, one third, or one half (rich or poor can follow this plan).
6. The Equal Way: To give God and the needy just as much as we spend on ourselves.
7. The Heroic Way: To limit our own expenditures to a certain sum and give all the rest of our
He gives twice who gives quickly. Italian proverb
You have never really lived until you've done something for somebody who can never repay
Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.
He who gives when he is asked has waited too long.
The millionaires in eternity are the givers in time.
The best thing you can give someone is a chance.
If you are not generous with a meager income, you will never be generous with abundance.
You only keep what you give away. R. E. Phillips
Do your giving while you're living, so you're knowing where it's going.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
A gift, though small, is welcome. -- Greek proverb
A hospital visitor saw a nurse tending to the sores of a leprosy patient, and said, "I'd never do
that for a million dollars!" The nurse answered, "Neither would I. But I do it for Jesus for
Plenty of people are willing to give God credit, yet few are willing to give Him cash.
Let us give up our work, our plans, ourselves, our lives, our loved ones, our influence, our all,
right into God's hand; and then, when we have given all to Him, there will be nothing left for us
to be troubled about. -- Hudson Taylor
If a man's religion does not affect his use of money, that man's religion is vain. -- Hugh Martin
Gratitude is one of your most profitable assets. It’s the key to become the best you can be
and receive the infinite blessings you were destined to live. Enjoy!
If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice. –
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?”
– William A. Ward
Gratitude is the energy of faith.
If you count all your assets, you always show a profit. – Robert Quillen
As each day comes to us refreshed and anew, so does my gratitude renew itself daily.
The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a
blessed world. – Terri Guillemets
If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life
mightily. – Gerald Good
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is
happiness doubled by wonder. – G.K. Chesterton
For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Gratitude is heaven itself. – William Blake
Enough is a feast. – Buddhist Proverb
If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what
he’s going to get. – Frank A. Clark
Gratitude cannot be sold for its immense value can not be estimated.
Gratitude is a two fold love – love coming to visit us, and love running out to greet a
welcome guest. – Henry Van Dyke
Be grateful for the tiny details of your life and make room for unexpected and
Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and
without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you,
and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find
that you have more of it. – Ralph Marston
Gratitude is the smile of love.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your
past misfortunes, of which all men have some. – Charles Dickens
What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it – would you
be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the
blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have. –
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big
things. – Robert Brault
For today and its blessings, I owe the world an attitude of gratitude. – Clarence E.
– Marcel Proust
1.Author Thomas Carlyle tells how, when he was a boy, a beggar came to the door.
His parents were out and he was alone in the house. On a boyish impulse, he broke
into his own savings bank and gave the beggar all that was in it, and he tells us that
never before or since did he know such sheer happiness as came to him in that
moment. There is indeed joy in giving.
2."Go give to the needy sweet charity's bread. For giving is living," the angel said.
"And must I be giving again and again?" My peevish, petulant answer ran.
"Oh, no," said the angel, piercing me through, "just give till the Master stops
giving to you."
You can give without loving, but you can't love without giving.
We heard of a man and woman who gave a sizeable contribution to the church to
honor the memory of their son who lost his life in the war. When the announcement
was made of the generous donation, a woman whispered to her husband, "Let's give
the same amount for our boy!" Her husband said, "What are you talking about?
Our son wasn't killed." "That's just the point," she said. "Let's give it as an
expression of our gratitude to God for sparing his life!"
First, give yourself to God. You may be sure he'll look after what is his.
3.Giving is the highest expression of potency. --Erich Fromm
4. "I was just a child," related a retired Baptist preacher, "when one spring day my
father called me to go with him to old man Russell's blacksmith shop. He had left a
rake and a hoe to be repaired and they were ready, fixed like new. Father handed
over a silver dollar for repairing them but Mr. Russell refused to take it. 'No,' he
said, 'there's no charge for that little job.' But father insisted. And if I live a
thousand years," said the preacher, "I'll never forget that great blacksmith's reply.
'Sir,' he said to my father, 'Can't you let a man do something' just to stretch his
5.There are three kinds of givers -- the flint, the sponge and the honeycomb. To get
anything out of a flint you must hammer it. And then you get only chips and sparks.
To get water out of a sponge you must squeeze it, and the more you use pressure, the
more you will get. But the honeycomb just overflows with its own sweetness. Which
kind of giver are you?
Good afternoon dear friends. Today is the day of rejoicing for all of us
in Cluny. In the history of Cluny convent high school Mallesaram, we write a new
page as we move forward in the ministry of igniting the young minds. It gives us
immense joy to se you all to be part of our joy. Dear well wishers, Rev. Fathers,
Sisters, staff and the students representatives. A warm welcome to you all.
As we move from the diamond years to the platinum years in the field of
education. To day on this special day we have gathered here to witness the dream
which came true. e have gathered here for the blessing ceremony of the New school
building, very specially we welcome Fr. Laurence ……. And Fr. Stanley, who
will be blessing the school and all the ventures we undertake. We are indeed very
happy to have with us our Malleswaram MLA.
Dear Friends now we will have the blessing of the building which will
be followed by the official opening of the building as Sr. Annette our Provincial
cut the ribbon and all of will enter the beautifully built New block of our school.
Dear friends let us see the building and move up to the terrace for the
1. Now I invite Sr.Geraldine our Superior and Correspondent of the School to
officially welcome the gathering .
2. Thank you Sister .
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a
meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes
sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. –
Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness,
and for his wonderful works to the children of men! Psalms 107.8
Now it’s time to acknowledge the good ness we have received from God through
various people during this one and a half years. God has made the human beings,
to continue in His creation, to till it and car for it. God has blessed us with
immense intelligence, creativity and goodwill. Thus we together proclaim the
goodness of God all small and big things people do for us .
Many are the people who did a lot of t5hings to turn our dreams into
1. To begin with, we have here with us our honorable MLA …………….
Dear friends MLA is a person with much good will and vision for the wellbeing
for the people specially of Malleswaram. ……….. we appreciate you dear sir for
being part of our joy. Now In invite Sr. Geraldine and Mrs. Tresa Rodrigues to
2. Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners
who make our souls blossom.
We have in our midst Sr.Annette, Provincial Superior of Cluny Congregation,
South west India Province. She is a gardener who is always with us t give
valuable suggestions, to be the best in our work and mission. Dear Sr. Annette we
appreciate your timely support, assistance and encouragement.
Now I invite Sr. Marie Therese to hour Sr.Annette
3. "Enthusiastic people are the ones who actually get things done in this world.
Enthusiasm is what turns any idea into reality. And enthusiasm is linked closely
with happiness." The saying goes as w recall with gratitude eth efficiency and
creativity of Mr. Antony and Mrs. India Architects of our beautifully erected
As we congratulate and appreciate your good work I am indeed happy to give
you a short profile about Mr. S.J. Antony our Architect. Mr. Antony is a well
known person among many architects in Bangalore Metropolitan city. Beside being
an architect he is also an interior designer, engineer and a the principal architect
of Advith Architects of Bangalore. Mr.Antony has carried out many creditable
projects and works . He is a visiting professor in M.S.Ramaiah institute of
technology. Mr. Antony is the honorable secretary of Indian Institute of architects
of Karnataka Chapter. Mr.antony is a vary creative person with practical ideas.
He is simple and open to changes for the better.
Mrs.k.R. Indira, the wife of Mr. Antony is a good guide and inspiration for all
the masterpieces of Mr. Antony. Being an architect for 30 years her suggestions,
contributions, and availability brought forth even their son Advith and daughter in
Law Nisha to follow the good work of their parents.
Appreciating the good will and genuine interests of Mr.antony and Mrs. Indira for
growth of mission, let me invite Sr. Dominic to honour Mr.Antony.
4. No man was ever honored for what he received. Honor is the reward for what he
gave. Baylor University is a fine institution in Beaumont, Texas. The Christian who gave
the money for building that school later lost all his property. Men of the world asked him,
"Don't you wish you had the money back that you put into that school?" He replied, "Not
at all. It is all that I have saved. If I had kept that money, I would have lost it too. I am
thankful that I gave that building when I did."
Yes Mr. Patrick our building Contractor , these are the thoughts come to our mind
as we recall to our mind the vast contribution for the this building. It is indeed
say that your long term contact with Cluny has brought many things for eth
progress of the mission and ministry. Mr. Patrick resides in Subramanyanagar
with his wife Jenifer, and a son Johnson and a daughter Jacquilin . He has done
his diploma in civil Engineering. He is a person of God . He is one of eth Cluny
associates since past 7 years. Dear Mr.Patrick we acknowledge with gratitude
for spending your time and energy at all times. With much pleasure now I invite
Sr. Lucina, Headmistress of eth Primary school to do the honours for Mr.Patrick.
5. The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the
determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of
ourselves to the task at hand. Vince Lombardi
Yes, Mr. Padmanabhan, In you we find a good man of hard work and
perseverance. Mr.Padmanabhan is our site engineer…………….
We appreciate your availability and good will to guide and monitor the
works of many people who were working under your able guidance, In
you we find a lot of humility and honesty. Wishing you all the best in
your great profession let me invite Sr. Annis to honour
6. Keep your face towards the light of the sunshine, and you cannot see the
shadows." -Helen Keller
On this joyous day we are indeed glad to have with us Fr. Laurence,
and Fr.Stanley who are our chaplains .Every week they take turn to
celebrate holy Eucharist for us and give us spiritual guidance.
Fathers are the professors in St.Peter’s Pontifical seminary. Dear
Fathers at this time we remember both of you with gratitude for your
concern and understanding. Now I invite Sr. Gemma and
Sr.Benigna to honour our dear fathers.
7. A gentleman was walking one way. He saw a building sight, gradually he
approached eth sight I just admiring the way the people were working there.
The elderly person looked at him and smiled. A young gay said hello to
him. Ladies are busy doing their work Then the gentleman saw a little girl
carrying a small bucket of water. He approached her with abroad smile and
asked, my little angel what are you doing here, I am building a higher
Secondary block for Cluny Convent Malleswaram. Wow that is what the little
angel is proud of. Dear friends we remember all eth great and small
contributions of eth various persons for this school building. Now let me
invite all of them to come one by one and receive our token of appreciation.