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Generosity Quotes


These are some of the best 'Generosity' quotations and sayings.

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A man there was, and they called him mad; the more he gave, the more he had.

All my experience of the world teaches me that in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred, the safe and just side of a question is the generous and merciful side.

Almost always the most indigent are the most generous.

As the sword of the best tempered metal is most flexible, so the truly generous are most pliant and courteous in their behavior to their inferiors.

For his bounty there was no winter to it; an autumn it was that grew more by reaping.

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.

Generosity is toe accompaniment of high birth; pity and gratitude are its attendants.

Generosity, wrong placed, becometh a vice; a princely mind will undo a private family.

He that gives all, though but little gives much; because God looks not to the quantity of the gift, but to the quality of the givers.

He who gives what he would as readily throw away, gives without generosity; for the essence of generosity is in self-sacrifice.

How much easier it is to be generous than just! Men are sometimes bountiful who are not honest.

I would have a man generous to his country, his neighbors, his kindred, his friends, and most of all his poor friends. Not like some who are most lavish with those who are able to give most to them.

If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives.

It is not enough to help the feeble up, but to support him after.

Men of the noblest dispositions think themselves happiest when others share their happiness with them.

One great reason why men practise generosity so little in the world is, their finding so little there: generosity is catching; and if so many men escape it, it is in a great degree from the same reason that countrymen escape the smallpox, - because they meet with no one to give it them.

Some are unwisely liberal, and more delight to give presents than to pay debts.

The generous who is always just, and the just who is always generous, may, unannounced, approach the throne of heaven.

The secret pleasure of a generous act is the great mind's bribe.

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


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