Generosity Quotes

Nothing is more injurious to the character and to the intellect than the suppression of a generous emotion. -John Jay Chapman

 

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

 

Liberalism is the supreme form of generosity; it is the right which the majority concedes to minorities and hence it is the noblest cry that has ever resounded on this planet. -Jose Ortega y Gasset

 

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking in less than you need. -Kahlil Gibran

 

What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a small interest in order to secure a great one.- Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

 

Generous gestures yield the most when that isn't their purpose. -Malcolm Forbes

 

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

 

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

 

That's what I consider true generosity. You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing. -Simone de Beauvoir

 

People who think they're generous to a fault usually think that's their only fault. -Sydney J Harris

 

Generosity is the flower of justice. -Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

Money is the most important thing in the world. It represents health, strength, honour, generosity, and beauty as conspicuously as the want of it represents illness, weakness, disgrace, meanness and ugliness. - George Bernard Shaw

 

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

 

A really great man is known by three signs, generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success. - Otto von Bismarck

 

Candour and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, lead to ruin. - Tacitus

 

He had a certain frankness and generosity, qualities indeed which turn to a man's ruin, unless tempered with discretion. - Tacitus

 

That's what I consider true generosity. You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing. - Simone de Beauvoir

 

Noblesse oblige; or, superior advantages bind you to larger generosity. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

The sea, this truth must be confessed, has no generosity. No display of manly qualities, courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulness, has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power. - Joseph Conrad

 

What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity more than the thing given. - Francois de la Rochefoucauld

 

It was not the part of His kindly love that he who was to praise God's divine generosity in regard to others should be compelled to condemn it in regard to himself.-Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

 

Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.-Richard Dawkins

 

My grandfather taught me generosity. He sold snow cones in Harlem. I went with him at 5 and he let me hand out the change and snow cones. I learned a lot in the couple of years that we did that.-Erik Estrada

 

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.-Emma Goldman

 

One's performance is often heightened by the brilliance and generosity of other actors.-Cyril Cusack

 

Our first Prime Minister saw a country that would be known for its generosity of spirit. And so it is.-Kim Campbell

 

Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.-Frank Howard Clark

 

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

 

Teach love, generosity, good manners and some of that will drift from the classroom to the home and who knows, the children will be educating the parents.-Roger Moore

 

Teetotallers lack the sympathy and generosity of men that drink.-W. H. Davies

 

The generosity of the American public toward the victims of Hurricane Katrina and the Tsunami has been reflected in the outpouring of support for the Pakistani earthquake victims.-Jon Porter

 

The gift that has been given to me says much about our capacity for great compassion and generosity, and I hope it sends an inspiring message to others about the importance of organ donation.-Steven Cojocaru

 

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

 

The sea - this truth must be confessed - has no generosity. No display of manly qualities - courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulness - has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power.-Joseph Conrad

 

The success I have achieved in bodybuilding, motion pictures, and business would not have been possible without the generosity of the American people and the freedom here to pursue your dreams.-Arnold Schwarzenegger

 

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

 

This generosity that has been offered to the United States says very much about the Venezuelan spirit.-Harry Belafonte

 

This idea of selfishness as a virtue, as opposed to generosity: That, to me, is unnatural.-Jessica Lange

 

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

 

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