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223 Inspirational Reciprocity Quotes And Sayings (2023)

1. “Competing against each other leaves little space for reciprocity and the growth of social capital. Running against another in a race may benefit our speed, but jointly organising the sports day produces cooperation and trust. There are many situations where cooperation and reciprocity are more effective than competition. Civic virtues come from building on what we have in common rather than by using our differences to create in-groups, outgroups and fear driven competition” ~ Eva Cox


2. “Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.” — Fulton J. Sheen


3. “There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called Yesterday and the other is called Tomorrow. Today is the right day to Love, Believe, Do and mostly Live.”


4. “Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.”


5. “One of the most powerful shocks of the Middle Passage is the collapse of our tacit contract with the universe-the assumption that if we act correctly, if we are of good heart and good intentions, things will work out. We assume a reciprocity with the universe. If we do our part, the universe will comply. Many ancient stories, including the Book of Job, painfully reveal the fact that there is no such contract, and everyone who goes through the Middle Passage is made aware of it.” ~ James Hollis


6. “A society that relies on generalized reciprocity is more efficient than a distrustful society, for the same reason that money is more efficient than barter. Trust lubricates social life. Networks of civic engagement also facilitate coordination and communication and amplify information about the trustworthiness of other individuals.” ~ Robert D. Putnam


7. “A reciprocal of a fraction is found by flipping it upside down. If you want the reciprocal of a mixed number or a whole number, just convert it to an improper fraction, and then flip it!” — Danica McKellar


8. “Every relationship between persons causes a picture of each to take form in the mind of the other, and this picture evidently is in a reciprocal relationship with that personal relationship.” — Georg Simmel


9. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”


10. “Love is never wasted, for its value does not rest upon reciprocity.” ~ C. S. Lewis