Generosity Quotes


Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life.

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

I Love You! Three words that mean nothing if not followed through with actions. It seems to be more relevant in the terms of showing verses saying. Anyone can say it, because there are different kinds of love. But, few are willing to actually show it. Saying is one thing. Living proof is another.

Christopher Moore

The three jewels of Tao: compassion, moderation, and humility. Balthasar said compassion leads to courage, moderation leads to generosity, and humility leads to leadership.

Marcel Proust

Bodily passion, which has been so unjustly decried, compels its victims to display every vestige that is in them of unselfishness and generosity, and so effectively that they shine resplendent in the eyes of all beholders.

Tahir Shah

[T]hrough bitter experience I have learned that it is best to promise little and then to reward hard work with generosity.

Richelle E. Goodrich

I see the good in the world because I choose to. I don't imagine that it's there; it's there waiting to be noticed.

Unknown Author

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.

Gautama Buddha

Silence the angry man with love. Silence the ill-natured man with kindness. Silence the miser with generosity. Silence the liar with truth.

Katerina Stoykova Klemer

If truth doesn't set you free, generosity of spirit will.

Swami Satchidananda

When you win and the other fellow loses, what do you see? A losing face. There is great joy in losing and making the other person win and have a happy face. Who will be the happiest person? The one who brings happiness to others.

Charles Alexander Eastman

Children must early learn the the beauty of generosity. They are taught to give what they prize most, that they may taste the happiness of giving.

Henri J.M. Nouwen

When we face death with hope, we can live life with generosity.

Kahlil Gibran

You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Jared Brock

Rest in the knowledge that God is both abundantly gracious and ridiculously generous.

Buky Ojelabi

You are the hands and feet of Christ in this world to your generation.

Charles F. Glassman

True kindness is not necessarily giving something to someone who is down, but showing them that they still have something to give to get back up.

Gabriele Corno

A man cannot own more than his heart can love.

Ashish Patel

Give today to get better tomorrow.

Ritu Lalit

Mama loves to be generous and then keep reminding the unfortunate person she bestows her generosity on the depth of the indebtedness they have to feel. We, her children brush that aside with a smile, but it hasn't gone down well with our spouses.

William Branks

Giving out of your surplus does not make you generous, it makes your selfishness more tolerable! Giving while you are lacking is what pleases the Lord.

Wayne Chirisa

Doing good for others should not be a pre-calculated motive driven by an agenda for future gains; it should be a natural response out of the basic need at hand.

Meg Cabot

Because when you love something, you want to do it all the time, even if no one is paying you for it. At least that's how I felt about drawing.

Katerina Stoykova Klemer

I've never heard anyone say "I wish I hadn't forgiven.

Amit Kalantri

Life doesn't offers charity, it offers chance.

Fanny Burney

Generosity without delicacy, like wit without judgement, generally gives as much pain as pleasure.

Enock Maregesi

Maumivu ya matatizo ya yule aliyekukosea hayana tofauti na maumivu ya matatizo ya wewe uliyekosewa. Adui yako (kwa mfano) akifiwa na mke aliyempenda sana, atajisikia vibaya kama utakavyojisikia vibaya kufiwa na mke uliyempenda sana. Kuwa na huruma kwa waliokukosea, wakati wa shida.

Rasheed Ogunlaru

It's not the depth of your intellect that will comfort you or transform your world. Only the richness of your heart and your generosity of spirit can do that

Carmen Agra Deedy

Because there is no nation so powerful it cannot be wounded, nor a people so small they cannot offer mighty comfort.

Idries Shah

But the minimum human duty is to serve others: it is no great attainment.

Franco Santoro

Our greatest dreams and desires abide in the mental and spiritual realm. In order to transfer them in the physical plane we need to invert subject and object. You will receive from the world what you deeply long to receive the day when you give to the world what you deeply long to receive. Today could be that day.

Rossana Condoleo

Some people can be so generous when they give nothing away!

Wayne Gerard Trotman

Helping people and putting smiles on their faces is a great, great thing. God only knows why more people don't do it more often.

John Holmes

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.

Deborah Baldwin

When does someone love you enough to put you before himself? Had I done so with Michiko?

Hanif Kureishi

I began to enjoy my own generosity; I felt the pleasure of pleasing others, especially as this was accompanied by money-power. I was paying for them; they were grateful, they had to be; and they could no longer see me as a failure.

Muhammad Ali

I try not to speak about all the charities and people I help, because I believe we can only be truly generous when we expect nothing in return.

Louisa May Alcott

I've been so bothered with my property, that I'm tired of it, and don't mean to save up any more, but give it away as I go along, and then nobody will envy me, or want to steal it, and I shan't be suspecting folks and worrying about my old cash.

Cole Ryan

Jesus seemed to believe that the key to generosity wasn’t having more, but being content with what you already have.

T.K. Naliaka

To paraphrase Lucretius, there's nothing more useful than to watch a man or woman in times of contagious deadly disease peril combined with his or her assumptions of financial adversity to discern what kind of man or woman they really are.

Sol Luckman

It takes money to make money, even begging. Humans are herd animals. If a stranger’s bleeding to death beside the road, most people won’t stop to offer a Band-Aid. But get the ball rolling with a couple Good Samaritans, and before you know it you’ve got more eager philanthropists than you know what to do with.

Steve Goodier

Money is not the only commodity that is fun to give. We can give time, we can give our expertise, we can give our love or simply give a smile. What does that cost? The point is, none of us can ever run out of something worthwhile to give.

Randy Alcorn

God comes right out and tells us why he gives us more money than we need. It's not so we can find more ways to spend it. It's not so we can indulge ourselves and spoil our children. It's not so we can insulate ourselves from needing God's provision. It's so we can give and give generously (2 Corinthians 8:14; 9:11)

Randy Alcorn

God doesn't make us rich so we can indulge ourselves and spoil our children, or so we can insulate ourselves form needing God's provision. God gives us abundant material blessing so that we can give it away, and give it generously.

Winston S. Churchill

You make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true and also fierce, you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her.

Steve Goodier

But let me offer a word of caution. If you choose to give from your heart, be careful. The most incredible feeling might just overwhelm you. And if you continue in this behavior, that feeling may become permanent.

Rasheed Ogunlaru

By simple mathematics giving is key to the world you seek to live in. If I take I alone gain. If I give or share then two at least are enriched.

Susan Sontag

With genius, as with beauty - all, well almost all, is forgiven.

Megan Chance

Impatient men are generous ones. Or haven't you learned that by now?

Idries Shah

Greed harms you: generosity helps you. This is why it has been said: 'Greed is the mother of incapacity'.

Idries Shah

Remember that greed includes greed for being not greedy.

Idries Shah

Real generosity is anonymous to the extent that a man should be prepared even to be considered ungenerous rather than explain it to others.

Idries Shah

The real generosity is when a man does something generous when nobody knows about it.

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