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The meaning and origin of the expression: It's better to give than to receive

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It's better to give than to receive

Meaning

Literal meaning.

Origin

From the Bible, Acts 20:35 (King James Version):

I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

See also: the List of Proverbs.