There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity.
Innocence can be redefined and called stupidity. Honesty can be called gullibility. Candor becomes lack of common sense. Interest in your work can be called cowardice. Generosity can be called soft-headedness, and observe : the former is disturbing
Generosity is to help a deserving person without his request, and if you help him after his request, then it is either out of self-respect or to avoid rebuke.
Truth, self control, asceticism, generosity, non-injury, constancy in virtue ˇ these are the means of success, not caste or family.
Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do.
The True happiness that Man has searched for since the dawn of humanity, that is the inner gold that awaits any person who holds compassionately the key of anonymous generosity. Do something for your fellow man, not for the gold, but for the love of Man, and you shall truly have the gold
Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.
Let us consider what we call vicious luxury. No gratification, however sensual, can of itself be esteemed vicious. A gratification is only vicious when it engrosses all a man's expense, and leaves no ability for such acts of duty and generosity as are required by his situation and fortune. The same care and toil that raise a dish of peas at Christmas would give bread to a whole family during six months.
Liberalism is the supreme form of generosity; it is the right which the majority concedes to minorities and hence itis the noblest cry that has ever resounded on this planet.
A really great man is known by three signs: generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success.
He had a certain frankness and generosity, qualities indeed which turn to a man's ruin, unless tempered with discretion.
Obstinacy is the strength of the weak. Firmness founded upon principle, upon the truth and right, order and law, duty and generosity, is the obstinacy of sages.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.
To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue. They are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.
We'd all like a reputation for generosity, and we'd all like to buy it cheap
A really great man is known by three signs: generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success
Generosity gives assistance, rather than advice.
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity more than the thing given.
Noblesse oblige; or, superior advantages bind you to larger generosity
The characteristic of genuine heroism is its persistency. All men have wandering impulses, fits and starts of generosity. But when you have resolved to be great, abide by yourself, and do not try to reconcile yourself with the world. The heroic cannot be common, nor the common heroic.