Generous Quotes

Every generous illusion of youth leaves a wrinkle as it departs. Experience is the successive disenchanting of the things of life; it is reason enriched with the heart's spoils.

Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn

One would give generous alms if one had the eyes to see the beauty of a cupped receiving hand.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

# The joy of brightening other lives, bearing others' burdens, easing other's loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas.

W. C. Jones

Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.


Being generous, just helping one's relatives and being blameless in one's actions; this is the best good luck.


The truly generous is the truly wise, and he who loves not others, lives unblest

Henry Home

Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Youth is too tumultuous for felicity; old age too insecure for happiness. The period most favorable to enjoyment, in a vigorous, fortunate, and generous life, is that between forty and sixty.

Christian Nevell Bovee

Canadians, like their historians, have spent too much time remembering conflicts, crises, and failures. They forgot the great, quiet continuity of life in a vast and generous land. A cautious people learns from its past; a sensible people can face its future. Canadians, on the whole, are both.

Desmond Morton

Anger is a noble infirmity; the generous failing of the just; the one degree that riseth above zeal, asserting the prerogative of virtue.

Martin Farquhar Tupper

One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.

Maya Angelou

American husbands are the best in the world; no other husbands are so generous to their wives, or can be so easily divorced

Elinor Glyn

Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last

Samuel Johnson

There is enough for all. The earth is a generous mother; she will provide in plentiful abundance food for all her children if they will but cultivate her soil in justice and in peace.

Bourke Coekran

Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.

Alexander Pope

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