Branson’s Top-10 quotes for giving & more

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With the world’s biggest day for giving upon us, entrepreneurial guru and famous friend of both South Africa and Israel, Richard Branson shares his Top-10 quotes on giving with the world. As SAJR was sure so many of our readers would find this interesting, particularly how many Jews he always attributes his quotes to, we also share his Top-10 quotes on the subjects of Leadership; Failure; Change; Positivity; Dreams, Communication; Opportunity; Ideas; Fairness; Happiness; Striving; and Togetherness.
by ANT KATZ | Dec 24, 2015

“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


See more from this series on Branson’s website:



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