„Trust allows you to give. Giving is abundant. As you give so it shall be given to you. If you give with judgment, limitation and stinginess, that is what you will create in your life - judgment, limitation, and stinginess.“

—  Gary Zukav

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American writer and revivalist 1942

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—  Ennius Roman writer -239 - -169 BC

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„You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give.“

—  Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965

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