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Giving Back Quotations
Laugh at yourself, but don't ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you embark for strange places, don't leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory.
Have faith in yourself. But have faith in your friends and neighbors, too. I know life is competitive- but it isn't a jungle. Like begets like. Faith inspires faith. People give back substantially what we give them.
Sir David Tang
Gracious acceptance is an art—an art which most never bother to cultivate. We think that we have to learn how to give, but we forget about accepting things, which can be much harder than giving... Accepting another person's gift is allowing him to express his feelings for you.
Alexander McCall Smith
Start where you are. Distant fields always look greener, but opportunity lies right where you are. Take advantage of every opportunity of service.
Robert J. Collier
To the wrongs that need resistance, To the right that needs assistance, To the future in the distance, Give yourselves.
Carrie Chapman Catt
As great scientists have said and as all children know, it is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope.
Ursula K. Le Guin
Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others.
Giving is a universal opportunity. Regardless of your age, profession, religion, income bracket, and background, you have the capacity to create change.
If you wait until you can do everything for everybody, instead of something for somebody, you'll end up not doing anything for anybody.
Sir Winston Churchill
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Personal Stories About ‘Giving Back’
Lean On UsSubmitted by Anonymous
Ashley Craig is a student at Sussex Middle School in Sussex, New Jersey. A year or so ago she noticed how much her parents were spending on school supplies for her and her siblings. She knew that there were students in our district that could not possibly afford these. Trying to figure out how to help those...
A Jar Of Coins, A Loaf Of Bread And ThouSubmitted by Gloria Ives
One year for Christmas, my brother Chris and his wife Julie gave each of us siblings a very thoughtful gift. Inspired by the book “The Christmas Jar” By Jason F. Wright, they gave each sibling's family an empty quart size Mason Jar. A slot was cut in the plastic lid, and inside were a number of stickers and...
From Foster Care To PhysicianSubmitted by Arisa Kirk
At age four I was placed in my first foster home and by age 14 I had already lived with thirteen different families.There have been so many helpers along the way and giving back is what I was meant to do. Now I am a Pediatrician in an inner city clinic where I often care for children at the edges of society. I...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Giving Back’
John BSubmitted by Blaze
John, my father, has been the most integral and outstanding person in my life. From surviving a near-fatal heart condition to giving back to the community everyday through his occupation as a physician, he has always provided for his family and the community in the most gracious of ways.
Sergeant First Class Kelly NSubmitted by
SFC Kelly N. was one of my Drill Sergeants in Army Basic Training. As can be expected, she was extremely tough... but she also taught us recruits our place and instilled that crucial sense of discipline and respect for those superior to us. She is my hero because she taught me my true calling/place in the...
Q MadpSubmitted by Richard Wentland
Q Madp is a true Patriot. He feels is it vital that the memories of all the fallen soldiers from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars not be lost. To this end, Q began traveling to funerals, with permission of the families, to document the final services for the fallen. He has done this basically on his own dime,...
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If we can help because we have that from birth we are helped by our parents and do something for those who can not make that time builds humans.
Anderson, Colatina, ES - Brasil
Started a non for profit organization to aid youth with furthering their education. The alumni from Lake View High School are hosting their first benefit for the foundation and I am extremely excited! We are giving back to our youth one party at a time!
Marisa, Chicago IL
Giving back is investing the time and energy to meet a need.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins Ga
Just wanted to stop by and tell you guys, you have the absolute coolest ads on TV. My 16 year old stops, whatever he's doing,to watch them. If you knew my 16 yr old, that's saying a lot.
Keep up the great work and God Bless.
Tracie Reed, Dallas, TX
Love everything you are doing! Thanks . . . there are angels among us.
Sue Parks, Flagstaff AZ