Quotation Explorer - 'Generosity'

Generosity is also marked by doing what one says one will do. - Idries Shah
Throughout her life, she held firm to her belief that even the smallest acts of kindness and generosity by the least of us can cause a ripple effect to change the world. , Human Again - Nina Wirk
Music, that is the science or the sense of proper modulation, is likewise given by God's generosity to mortals having rational souls in order to lead them to higher things. - St. Augustine
Oh! The morning sun, I am grateful for your light and warmth. Oh! The pristine nature, I am grateful for your beauty and life sustaining air. Oh! The river and oceans, I am grateful for your generosity and water for thirst. Oh! The vast sky, I am grateful for your vastness and deepness of love. - Debasish Mridha
He who gives what he would as readily throw away, gives without generosity; for the essence of generosity is in self sacrifice.
Generosity with strings is not generosity; It is a deal. - Marya Mannes
Good writing should help us see the world in new ways, it should crack open our generosity towards each other. That's what I hope my work does anyway. I want someone to read it and know that they aren't alone in the universe. I want my words to act as connective tissue. - Patrick Hicks
When anyone thinks a woman who serves "gives 'cause that's what mothers or real women do," they deny her full humanity and thus fail to see the generosity inherent in her acts. - bell hooks
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 De La Rochefoucauld
To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue...[They are] gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness. - Confucius
Life can only be live with grace, gratitude and generosity. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Quality depends on kindness. Beauty depends on simplicity. Joy depends on generosity. - Debasish Mridha
Sexuality is general, and although only one man may be receiving the favors of a woman, all men in her presence are warm. That's the great generosity of women and the great generosity of the creator who worked it out that way, that there are no unilateral agreements of sexuality. - Leonard Cohen
I believe in courtesy, in kindness, in generosity, in good cheer, in friendship and in honest competition. I believe there is something doing somewhere, for every man ready to do it. I believe I'm ready, RIGHT NOW. - Elbert Hubbard
DEPENDENT, adj. Reliant upon another's generosity for the support which you are not in a position to exact from his fears. - Ambrose Bierce
To forgive a friend, one must practice generosity. To forgive an enemy, one must practice empathy. To forgive yourself requires charity. Forgiveness is a sacred act of gallantry. - Mac MacKenzie
Abundance in life comes from generosity. - Debasish Mridha
Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others' faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear. - Jalaluddin Rumi
Romans, never forget that government is your medium! Be this your art:-to practice men in habit of peace, generosity to the conquered, and firmness against aggressors. - Virgil
We appreciate things not for their beauty but for how they kindle our minds’ generosity. - Debasish Mridha
Higher states of consciousness correlate strongly with attributes like compassion, forgiveness, generosity and kindness. The more one is self-aware and other-aware, and the greater one's connection with the spiritual, the more likely one will be a force for good in our world. - Philip Chard
If truth doesn't set you free, generosity of spirit will. - Katerina Stoykova Klemer
I love the tranquility, serenity, generosity, and the beauty of the ocean. - Debasish Mridha
Thoughtfulness for others, generosity, modesty, and self-respect are the qualities which make a real gentleman or lady. - Thomas H. Huxley
(Vice President) Garner has taken his personal smallness, his lack of generosity, and forged it into a political principle. He has no imagination, no convictions, and he substitutes political cynicism for social understanding. - Hamilton Basso
The ground's generosity takes in our compost and grows beauty! Try to be more like the ground. - Jalaluddin Rumi
I lived in the city of light for 4 years 10 months, the generosity of sacred souls sustain my livelihood. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Generosity is inverted prosperity. - Matshona Dhliwayo
It is a simple tale, but its message is an enduring one: virtue and generosity will be rewarded in ways that one cannot know. - Nelson Mandela
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
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
Generosity is not only giving but also a sign of caring. - Debasish Mridha
stipulated that no distinction of race or colour will determine who received of his generosity. Abdus Salam - Alfred Nobel
Selfishness, control, and fear will break almost any relationship. Generosity, freedom, and love will create the most beautiful relationship: an ongoing romance. - Don Miguel Ruiz
Generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion and loving-kindness. - Dalai Lama XIV
Today and every day: I offer the universe my love I offer the universe my peace I offer the universe my beauty of hope I offer the universe my deepest gratitude for her hospitality and generosity - Debasish Mridha
Generosity is not measured by how much we give away. Generosity is measured by how much we keep for ourselves. - John Weece
I am prone to envy. It is one of my three default emotions, the others being greed and rage. I have also experienced compassion and generosity, but only fleetingly and usually while drunk, so I have little memory. - Augusten Burroughs
Giving, goodness and generosity expresses love. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Generosity is love. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Generosity does not come from wealth. Wealth comes from the flowers of kindness and love. - Debasish Mridha
Ignorance and prejudice are the handmaidens of propaganda. Our mission, therefore, is to confront ignorance with knowledge, bigotry with tolerance, and isolation with the outstretched hand of generosity. Racism can, will, and must be defeated. - Kofi Annan
Always err on the side of generosity. - Richie Norton
Silence the angry man with love. Silence the ill-natured man with kindness. Silence the miser with generosity. Silence the liar with truth. - Gautama Buddha
Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity. - Albert Camus
Generosity is opens the windows of heavenly blessings. - Lailah Gifty Akita
The act of nutrition is not a purely physiological event... The family meal is a formality that cultivates in us... a capacity for sharing, generosity, thoughtfulness, a talent for civilized conversation. - Francine Du Plessix Gray
Humility, gratitude, and generosity three things you can never go wrong with. - Kevin J. Donaldson
I think of the friendships I've strained, the generosity I've exploited, the bridges I've torched. Do as the heavens have done, forget your evil; with them, forgive yourself. There may be hope for me yet. - Anthony Ervin
Giving when you can is generosity. Giving when you can't is sacrifice. - J.R. Rim
Generosity brings you respect from people and those who are miser get hatred from people. - Abrar Ahmed chowdhury
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need. - Kahlil Gibran
He had a certain frankness and generosity, qualities indeed which turn to a man's ruin, unless tempered with discretion. - Cornelius Tacitus
Abundance of life does not come from having a great job. Abundance comes from generosity. - Debasish Mridha
People are very fond of giving away what they need most themselves. It is what I call the depth of generosity. - Oscar Wilde
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 - Rasheed Ogunlaru
Even Karma rewards generosity. The good that you do must surely catch up with you! - Chinonye J. Chidolue
Generosity is the flower of our love for the humanity. - Debasish Mridha
When a heart has set a course, let it navigate the laughter in failure and generosity in overcoming crisis. Love weaves lives and distills. - James Emlund
Ingredients for a terrific Christmas: Christ. Love for one another. Forgiveness. Generosity. Time. Music. Children’s laughter. Reminising with loved ones. Remembering those who are alone. The making of new memories. - Toni Sorenson
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. - Charles Alexander Eastman
Creative people depend on the generosity and graces of strangers. - Wayne Gerard Trotman
I am sensible that to own an inclination for a man is to put one's self wholly in his power; but sure you have generosity enough not to abuse it. - Mary Pierrepont
A really great man is known by three signs... generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success. - Otto von Bismarck
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