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Generosity Quotes


Famous Quotes & Quotations About Generosity:

Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
~ Publius Cornelius Tacitus.

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
~ Martin Luther King Jr.

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.

Generosity is nothing else than a craze to possess. All which I abandon, all which I give, I enjoy in a higher manner through the fact that I give it away. To give is to enjoy possessively the object which one gives.
~ Jean-Paul Sartre.

Generosity lies less in giving much than in giving at the right moment.
~ Jean de la Bruyère.

Giving is the business of the rich.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe.

He who allows his day to pass by without practicing generosity and enjoying life's pleasures is like a blacksmith's bellows. He breathes, but does not live.
~ Proverb.

He who cannot give anything away cannot feel anything either.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche.

It is always so pleasant to be generous, though very vexatious to pay debts.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Lavishness is not generosity.
~ Thomas Fuller.

The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.
~ Jean-Paul Sartre.

The universal regard for money is the one hopeful fact in our civilization. Money is the most important thing in the world. It represents health, strength, honor, generosity and beauty. Not the least of its virtues is that it destroys base people as certainly as it fortifies and dignifies noble people.
~ George Bernard Shaw.

There is sublime thieving in all giving. Someone gives us all he has and we are his.
~ Eric Hoffer.

To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.
~ Confucius.

To generous souls every task is noble.
~ Euripides.

Many people are capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.
~ Alexander Pope.

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

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
~ Winston Churchill.

What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity more than the thing given.
~ François de La Rochefoucauld.

What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a small interest in order to secure a great one.
~ François de La Rochefoucauld.

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