By my 40s, I finally got out of my own way, so I could become a life creator; a life giver.
Simon & Garfunkel
When someone is counting out gold for you, don't look at your hands,
or the gold. Look at the giver.
The world has a thousand creeds, and never a one have I;
Nor church of my own, though a million spires are pointing the way on high.
But I float on the bosom of faith, that bears me along like a river;
And the lamp of my soul is alight with love, for life, and the world, and the Giver.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The greatest giver of alms is cowardice.
To give something for nothing is to weaken the giver.
John Jacob Astor
Men became scientific because they expected Law in Nature, and they expected Law in Nature because they believed in a Law Giver.
C. S. Lewis
For what is idolatry if not this: to worship the gifts in place of the Giver himself?
We like the gift when we the giver prize.
If nature made you a giver, your hands are born open, and so is your heart. And though there may be times when your hands are empty, your heart is always full, and you can give things out of that.
Joseph Henry "T Bone" Burnett III
The Alpha Band
Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind.
For a noble heart, the most precious gift becomes poor, when the giver stops loving.
But, oh, Thou bounteous Giver of all good, Thou art, of all Thy gifts, Thyself thy crown!
The more you give, the more comes back to you, because God is the greatest giver in the universe, and He won't let you outgive Him. Go ahead and try. See what happens.
Givers for God disarm the power of money.
R. Kent Hughes
The bed of love, that in the imagination
Had seemed to be the giver of all peace,
Is no more than a wine-cup in the tasting,
And as soon finished.
William Butler Yeats
And it´s so different for a lot of people I´ve known. One partner doesn´t love the other enough to stop drinking, or gambling, or running around with other women. One is the giver and one is the taker. The giver wishes the taker would stop.
The gift is to the giver, and comes back most to him - it cannot fail.
When a gift is difficult to give away, it becomes even more rare and precious, somehow gathering a part of the giver to the gift itself.