Generosity Quotes

Wine to me is passion. It is family and friends. It is warmth of heart and generosity of spirit. Wine is art. It is culture. It is the essence of civilization and the art of living.

Robert Mondavi

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.

David Hume

Generosity gives assistance, rather than advice.

Vauvenargues, Marquis de

A really great man is known by three signs: generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success

Otto von Bismarck

We'd all like a reputation for generosity, and we'd all like to buy it cheap

Mignon McLaughlin

To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue. They are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.

Confucius

Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.

Frank A. Clark

Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.

Albert Camus

The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.

John Steinbeck

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

Unknown

Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.

Albert Camus

Noblesse oblige; or, superior advantages bind you to larger generosity

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity more than the thing given.

FranÁois de la Rochefoucauld

The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.

Jean-Paul Sartre

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

Kahlil Gibran
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