Generosity Quotes

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

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.

FranÁois de la Rochefoucauld

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

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

To know when to be generous and when to be firm -- this is wisdom.

Elbert Hubbard

I can remember way back when a liberal was generous with his own money

Will Rogers

Dhamma is good, but what constitutes Dhamma? (It includes) little evil, much good, kindness, generosity, truthfulness and purity. I have given the gift of sight in various ways. To two-footed and four-footed beings, to birds and aquatic animals, I have given various things including the gift of life. And many other good deeds have been done by me.

Ashoka the Great

Respect for mother and father is good, generosity to friends, acquaintances, relatives, Brahmans and ascetics is good, not killing living beings is good, moderation in spending and moderation in saving is good. The Council shall notify the Yuktas about the observance of these instructions in these very words.

Ashoka the Great

When someone is sure of the returns, then he shows generosity.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

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