Generosity Quotes

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.

Nathaniel Branden

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.

Kahlil Gibran

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

Frank A. Clark

The return we reap from generous actions is not always evident.

Francesco Guicciardini

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

Mignon McLaughlin

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

Otto von Bismarck

Generosity gives assistance, rather than advice.

Vauvenargues, Marquis de

What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.

Albert Pine

Really big people are, above everything else, courteous, considerate and generous - not just to some people in some circumstances - but to everyone all the time.

Thomas J. Watson, Sr.

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

Kahlil Gibran

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

Confucius

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

Alexander Pope

The generous man enriches himself by giving; the miser hoards himself poor

Dutch Proverb

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

Jean-Paul Sartre

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To the generous mind the heaviest debt is that of gratitude, when it is not in our power to repay it.

Benjamin Franklin

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

Albert Camus

You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them.

Albert Camus

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

Henry Home

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

Fran┴ois de la Rochefoucauld

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

Buddha

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Albert Camus

Generosity during life is a very different thing from generosity in the hour of death; one proceeds from genuine liberality and benevolence, the other from pride or fear.

Horace Mann

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Updated On : January 30, 2013
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