70 Give and Take Quotes to Grow Relationships

Give and take is a key concept in relationships emphasizing mutual effort and presence to prevent burnout.

It’s not about overdoing things to get something in return. This idea widely discussed by writers and psychologists helps us practically apply their theories to our relationships.

While there aren’t many quotes on this topic the existing ones offer diverse perspectives.

This principle is fundamental in life, nature and various systems like love, marriage and business deals.

70 Give and Take Quotes to Grow Relationships

The below quotes shed light on different aspects of give and take.

Give And Take Quotes

You got to learn to take what people are willing to give. ~ Christina Baker Kline.

Life is a state of give and take. ~ Steven Redhead.

Smile more than you cry, Give more than you take, and love more than you hate. ~ Drake.

Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others. ~ Brian Tracy.

I will come out with my interpretation. If I’m wrong, fine. It will become part of the debris of history, part of the give and take. ~ Oliver Stone.

The whole point of collaboration is that you give and take from each other, and that’s how you create things that are totally new. ~ Virgil Abloh

As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way. ~ Mary Anne Radmacher

The superpower that I would choose would be compassion. Because that’s what I think it takes to make it through life-an understanding, a give and take. It saves an awful lot of resentment. ~ Craig T. Nelson.

Give cheerfully and freely. It is the energy behind the giving that matters so do not give grudgingly. The law of cause and effect guarantees that you shall receive plenty for what you give. ~ David Cameron Gikandi

Being emotionally undercut by some friends can feel like a physical uppercut to the chin, when deep down you just weren’t ready for it, again. ~ Curtis Tyrone Jones.

Blessed are those who give without remembering and take without forgetting. ~ Elizabeth Bibesco.

Best Give And Take Quotes

In a successful union of two people, in any relationship there always has to be a give and take. ~ Mohnish Bahl

You gotta laugh and love and take all life has to give. You gotta live and learn so you can learn to live. ~ Darius Rucker.

Give… Give but if you wish to give, give away like a charity. If you expect back love, then you’re selfish! ~ Somya Kedia.

If love does not know how to give and take without restrictions, it is not love, but a transaction that never fails to lay stress on a plus and a minus. ~ Emma Goldman

Love is about as strong as two people want to make it. ~ Anthony Liccione.

When writing ‘Give and Take’ and ‘Originals,’ the predominant emotion for me was curiosity. ~ Adam Grant

My opposition to Interviews lies in the fact that offhand answers have little value or grace of expression, and that such oral give and take helps to perpetuate the decline of the English language. ~ James Thurber

Music – you need the give and take from the audience, the feeling of attention. It’s not about me: it’s about the music itself. ~ Joshua Bell

When you find somebody who doesn’t give and take, you go, ‘Remind me never to work with you again.’ ~ Ciaran Hinds

Give and take is the way of the world. But when you give something with compassion and take something with gratitude, you are away from the world and nearer to the supreme power. ~ Shunya.

It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess. Otherwise there is pure harmony, an easy give and take, and the painting comes out well. ~ Jackson Pollock

Giving to others will not take away from what you have but will in fact add to your life. ~ Catherine Pulsifer

Also, remember that in relationships, you get what you give, so treat other people the way you’d like them to treat you. ~ Gavin Bird

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need. ~ Khalil Gibran

You give to yourself by giving of yourself. ~ Matt Kahn.

Inspiring Give And Take Quotes

Any relationship (friend, romantic, or business) that’s one-sided isn’t one; it’s a one-way street headed in one direction… nowhere. Cultivation requires input from willing participants. ~ T.F. Hodge

Try to forgive those who hurt you, may you hurt someone once upon a time and try to forget those who leave you, may God know that they aren’t good for you. ~ Unknown

Instead of asking life to give you, ask what you can offer to life. Be an act of kindness, and life will reward you with abundance. ~ Anoir Ou-Chad.

You must learn to give, from sufficiency, not only take, from neediness. ~ Lois McMaster Bujold.

It is by giving warmth and affection, by having a genuine sense of concern for others, in other words, through compassion, that we gain the conditions for genuine happiness. More important than being loved, therefore, is to love. ~ Dalai Lama.

People always want you to do something for them, but they never want to do nothing for you. ~ Alcurtis Turner.

Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do. ~ Henry Ford.

Making better choices takes work. There is a daily give and take, but it is worth the effort. ~ Tom Rath

Giving opens the way for receiving. ~ Florence Scovel Shinn

In a deal, you give and take. You compromise. Then you grab the cash and catch the next train out of town. ~ Irving Paul Lazar

I’ve done movies that were maybe not worth it, but I try to take the best from every experience. You learn more from bad experiences sometimes. It gives you more will to overcome your mistakes. They give you determination. ~ Violante Placido.

Don’t be afraid to take on big challenges They give the best rewards. ~ Spencer Christensen.

Inspirational Give And Take Quotes

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~ Winston Churchill

Sometimes we all need to take time and give thanks. ~ Lauryn Hill.

In marriage, it’s always that give and take and rebalancing that we have to do in how we can help each other. But, I have been known at times by my sons, that is the name that they call me-the Mitt stabilizer. ~ Ann Romney

When I was younger, my feet would hurt a lot, but you build up calluses and strength, and you don’t feel as much pain there. But then again, it’s a give and take. The older you get, you may feel pain in your back or your hips. ~ Misty Copeland

My whole process is based on meditation as well as listening really closely to what the director says and what the choreographer says. I try to stay in the immediate present reality with my partners on stage, give and take reality. ~ Betty Buckley

My own journey in becoming a poet began with memory – with the need to record and hold on to what was being lost. One of my earliest poems, ‘Give and Take,’ was about my Aunt Sugar, how I was losing her to her memory loss. ~ Natasha Trethewey

It [prejudice] is such a waste. It makes you logy and half-alive. It gives you nothing. It takes away. ~ Dorothy Dandridge.

The relationship between a mother and child is more than just give and take; it is magical. ~ Manushi Chhillar

For most part, the rule of thumb is pretty much you’re going to race guys hard the last quarter of the race and for sure the last run of the day. You’re still going to give and take until that last pit stop. ~ Tony Stewart

If you don’t know that friendship implies give and take, then you’re not worthy to be called my friend. ~ Mwanandeke Kindembo.

Give-and-take makes good friends. ~ Scottish Proverb.

Life is a boomerang. What you give, you get. ~ Anonymous

The challenge of marriage is learning how to walk together in such a way where neither person feels like they are being dragged. ~ Emily Heath.

Watching AIDS play its evil game of give and take has made me understand why lobbying for increased research funding should be an urgent priority – not only for the gay community but for us all. ~ Laura Ingraham.

Best Give and Take Quotes and Sayings

Don’t ever be afraid of giving. Give. Give of your time, your forgiveness, your understanding, your love. Give of your money. Give to the creation, and you’ll be given by the Creator. Be generous, and the Most Generous will be generous with you. ~ Yasmin Mogahed.

Read a ton. Take a workshop course, so you learn to give and get criticism. ~ Jodi Picoult.

I would actually say to all the parents to tell their children to start respecting people. And, automatically when you start respecting people, it will give rise to give and take. Respect starts in your own house. ~ Priyamani

One of the great things about Silicon Valley is, irrespective of how competitive you might be with another company or how closely you might be working with that company, there’s a great sort of give and take, and camaraderie from – between – some of the executives in the valley and some of the other investors in the valley. ~ Dick Costolo

Life is full of give and take. Give thanks and take nothing for granted. ~ Old Saying.

If I have attached anything to sacrifice other than loss, I have at some level assumed a pay-off. And if I’ve assumed a pay-off, I’m only assuming a sacrifice. ~ Craig D. Lounsbrough.

Giving freely and giving with a good heart, will never go unrewarded. ~ James Clear

It seemed to me that the people who were genuinely thriving in their lives were the ones who had made room for well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving. ~ Arianna Huffington

Learn to shrink yourself to the size of the company you are in. Take their tone, whatever it may be, and excel in it if you can, but never pretend to give the tone. A free conversation will no more bear a dictator than a free government will. ~ Lord Chesterfield.

A Kiss concert experience is like sex or anything else that’s done with more that one person. It’s the give and take that makes it so great. When the audience takes it to the next level, we can kick it up another notch. ~ Paul Stanley

Life’s not about how hard of a hit you can give… it’s about how many you can take and still keep moving forward. ~ Sylvester Stallone.

Never give up. Take what life throws at you and throw it right back. If life keeps throwing, then you have a tennis match going. Learn to like tennis. ~ Glenn Ford.

If you give your work life, your work will give you life. Vise-versa ~ Maria Renteria.

I own your pleasure, I whispered into his mouth. I’ll take it if you won’t give it to me. ~ Sylvia Day.

Intuitively, one would assume if you don’t grow up with other children, you might not learn that easy give and take. What often happens is that there are some only children who act that way, and that stands out more than the only children who seem to get along with others. ~ Peter Thomas.

All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Take pride in exactly what it is you do, and remember it’s okay to fail as long as you don’t give up. ~ Dan O’Brien.

Life and relationships are like a card game, you have to learn different strategies, learn from your mistakes, always play to win, show no mercy, take chances, believe in yourself, and play hand after hand until you finally win the game. ~ Jonathan Burkett.

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