Will your business end the year strong? Are your employees staying productive? How will you get a jump on next year?

Amid these concerns, don’t forget to enjoy this season and share joy with others. Generosity is good for you and your business, and some of the most successful people have tapped into the power of giving.

That’s why we’ve collected 13 quotes from great writers, speakers, and philosophers that emphasize the joy and importance of giving. Featuring quotes from Mark Twain, Winston Churchill, Maya Angelou, and more.

Do you have a quote you’d like us to feature? Tweet @Bplans, and we’ll add your quote to our list of submissions. 

A Cup of Cheer: 13 Quotes on the Joy and Importance of Giving

“Giving is the master key to success, in all applications of human life.” — Bryant McGill; Tweet this!

“For it is in giving that we receive.” — Francis of Assisi; Tweet this!

“To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.” — Mark Twain; Tweet this!

“The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.” — Lao Tzu; Tweet this!

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” — Charles Dickens; Tweet this!

“Nothing else in all life is such a maker of joy and cheer as the privilege of doing good.” — James Russell Miller; Tweet this!

“The best things to do with the best things in life is to give them away.” — Dorothy Day; Tweet this!

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” — Winston S. Churchill; Tweet this!

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” — Maya Angelou; Tweet this!

“Joy multiplies when it is shared among friends, but grief diminishes with every division. That is life.” — R.A. Salvatore; Tweet this!

“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” — Booker T. Washington; Tweet this!

“Mankind was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business.” — A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens; Tweet this!

“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?” — Bob Hope; Tweet this!

Which quote is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below, or on Slideshare.net

AvatarJonathan Michael

Jonathan is the Engagement Marketing Manager for Palo Alto Software, and has spent the last 9 years developing and implementing digital marketing strategies. During that time, he has learned that empathy and authenticity are strengths by which companies can effectively engage with individuals at every point throughout the customer journey.