Real generosity toward the future consists in giving all to what is present.
~ Albert Camus (1913 – 1960)

Giving, Sharing, and Generosity

It’s best to start the discipline of generosity when the amounts are small. It’s easy to give ten cents out of a dollar; it’s a little harder to give a hundred thousand out of a million.

Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process.

Nothing teaches character better than generosity.

Here’s what is exciting about sharing ideas with others: If you share a new idea with ten people, they get to hear it once and you get to hear it ten times.

Sharing makes you bigger than you are. The more you pour out, the more life will be able to pour in.

Somebody says, “Well, I can’t be concerned about other people. About the best I can do is to take care of myself.” Well, then you will always be poor.

What you give becomes an investment that will return to you multiplied at some point in the future.

When somebody shares, everybody wins.

The amount you give isn’t important. What matters is what that amount represents in terms of your life.

Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.

These quotes are by Jim Rohn, America’s Foremost Business Philosopher. To subscribe to the Free Jim Rohn Weekly E-zine, go to or send a blank email to Excerpted with permission from The Treasury of Quotes by Jim Rohn. Copyright © 1994. Jim Rohn International. All rights reserved worldwide.