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Branson’s Top-10 quotes for giving & more




“I never started out in business to make money,” says Richard Branson on his website. “I wanted to create products that made a difference in people’s lives.”

Branson says that “the same is true today. In my opinion, there’s nothing quite like the gift of giving. When you see first-hand the impact it can have, it becomes the best feeling in the world.

Here are Branson’s Top-10 quotes on giving:

10. We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

Branson giving9. “Presents are made for the pleasure of who gives them, not the merits of who receives them.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

8. “No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank

7. “Giving opens the way for receiving.” – Florence Scovel Shinn

6. “Success is finding satisfaction in giving a little more than you take.” – Christopher Reeve

5. “We must give more in order to get more. It is the generous giving of ourselves that produces the generous harvest.” – Orison Swett Marden

4. “When you’re in a position to have got so much, the gift at this point is giving back.” – Paul Stanley

3. “I profoundly feel that the art of living is the art of giving. You’re fulfilled in the moment of giving, of doing something beyond yourself.” – Laurance Rockefeller

2. “Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving.” – B C Forbes

1. “Presents are symbolic. When you give them in your personal life, they should show that you are paying attention to the person to whom you’re giving them.” – Judith Martin


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