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.
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.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.
Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.
The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.
Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.”
To the generous mind the heaviest debt is that of gratitude, when it is not in our power to repay it.
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them.
To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue. They are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.
Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing
The return we reap from generous actions is not always evident.
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.
Being generous, just helping one's relatives and being blameless in one's actions; this is the best good luck.
Noblesse oblige; or, superior advantages bind you to larger generosity
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.
To know when to be generous and when to be firm -- this is wisdom.
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.
I can remember way back when a liberal was generous with his own money
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