is to divide up what you have and give it to others.


“Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half sorrow. ”

Swedish Proverb

“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.”

Tenneva Jordan

“We confirm our reality by sharing.”

Barbara Grizzuti Harrison (1934-2002); writer, publicist

“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.”

James M. Barrie (1860-1937); novelist, dramatist

“When we share - that is poetry in the prose of life.”

Sigmund Freud (1856-1939); founder of psychoanalytic school of psychology

“An unshared life is not living. He who shares does not lessen, but greatens, his life.”

Stephen S. Wise (1874-1949); Reform rabbi, Zionist leader

“If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.”

Les Brown Motivational speaker

“Whatever we possess becomes of double value when we have the opportunity of sharing it with others.”

Jean-Nicolas Bouilly (1763-1842); writer, politician

“If Virtue and Knowledge are diffused among the People, they will never be enslav'd. This will be their great Security.”

Samuel Adams (1722-1803); chief Massachusetts leader of the American Revolution

“Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

Norman MacEwan (1881-1953); Senior Commander, Royal Air Force

“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings. ”

Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887); clergyman, social reformer

“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”


“A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside. ”

Dennis Waitley (born 1933); writer

“Remember, there are no mistakes, only lessons. Love yourself, trust your choices, and everything is possible.”

Cherie Carter-Scott Author, motivational speaker

“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it. ”

Margaret Fuller (1810-1850); journalist, critic, women's rights activist

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