templeton-planThis week we continue our exploration of John Templeton’s twenty-one steps detailed in The Templeton Plan with more on Step 18: Giving as a Way of Life. Today we’ll look at some of the quotes from various world religious traditions that John Templeton considered to be foundationally important to his understanding of this principle. Though these come from spiritual sources, it is interesting to note that they all seem to speak in terms of worldly economic concerns.

“He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also real boutifully…for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Cor. 9:6-6)

“Give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For the measure you give will be the measure you get back.” (Luke 6:38)

“They who give have all things; they who withhold have nothing.” (Hindu Proverb)