If you give what can be taken

If you give what can be taken, you are not really giving.  Take what you are given, not what you want to be given.  Give what cannot be taken.  ~Idries ShahFD

We do not quite forgive a giver

We do not quite forgive a giver.  The hand that feeds us is in some danger of being bitten.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays

It isnt the size of gift that

It isn’t the size of the gift that matters, but the size of the heart that gives it.  ~Quoted in The Angels’ Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

If instead of a gem or even

If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.  ~George MacDonald