Quotation Explorer - 'Generous'

Actions reveal… If you have to TELL me you’re honest, caring, generous, spiritual, kind, loving, and a good person... you’re doing it wrong. - Steve Maraboli
I am not a fairy godmother or anything of that sort, but I hope to give you a happy home and a good education, and to send you out into the world true, brave, generous men, prepared to serve God truly all the days of your life."~Aunt Persis - Constance Savery
He causes huge bodies like sun to proclaim His Majesty through His Names the All-Gracious, Great, reciting: ' O Glorious One, O Great One, O Mighty One', while tiny animate creatures like flies and fish proclaim His Mercy, reciting: 'O Gracious One, O Compassionate One, O Generous One - Said Nursî
You become charming, loving, kind, and generous when you are forgiving. - Debasish Mridha
Be generous like the ocean with your love. Let the whole world enjoy the abundance. - Debasish Mridha
Be generous when you are giving your love. - Debasish Mridha
Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember to keep your feet on the ground. - Theodore Roosevelt
As we live out of such a mind, we become generous, with no sense of tolerance. We become patient, with no sense of putting up with anything. We become compassionate, with no sense of separation. And we become wise, with no sense of having to straighten anyone out. - Steve Hagen
To be creative, first we must be generous. Then we must have a quiet, indomitable belief in our own worth. - Donna Goddard
In the morning, wonder and be generous like the sun. In the evening, meditate and be kind like the moon. - Debasish Mridha
Gratitude of heart can often be seen in a generous spirit. - Our Daily Bread devotions
It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one's dignity, to work unhampered, to be generous, frank and independent. - W. Somerset Maugham
All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called "Facts". They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain. - Thomas Hobbes
I looked at him and my heart stuttered. I loved this boy with everything i had in me. He was kind, loving, caring, generous, thoughtful, and not to mention handsome. - Kristy Moseley - Nothing Left To Lose
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. - Anna Jameson
Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous. - Chuang-tzu
But pride only helps us to be generous; it never makes us so, any more than vanity makes us witty. - George Eliot
Cheerfulness means a contented spirit, a pure heart, a kind and loving disposition; it means humility and ~ charity, a generous appreciation of others, and a modest opinion of self. - William Makepeace Thackeray
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. - Winston S. Churchill
...when you hate someone so much, a part of you wants desperately to forgive them. But you can't decide if it's because you really want, or if you just want to stop hating. I still don't know if forgiveness is generous or selfish. Maybe both. - Miguel Syjuco
A true generous heart can never revolve majorly with monetary skills nor business acumen nor cunning mind. - Angelica Hopes
A Woman who is generous with her money is to be praised; not so, if she is generous with her person - Marcus Fabius Quintilianus
How frequently are the honesty and integrity of a man disposed of by a smile or a shrug. How many good and generous actions have been sunk into oblivion by a distrustful look, or stamped with the imputation of bad motives, by a mysterious and seasonable whisper!
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest. - Maya Angelou
Be generous, be delicate, and always pursue the prize. - Henry James
For the American people are a very generous people and will forgive almost any weakness, with the possible exception of stupidity. - Will Rogers
Be kind and generous to your fellows, but hard and relentless with yourself. - Franz Bardon
We each joked to close friends that the secret to saving a relationship is for one person to become terminally ill. Conversely, we knew that one trick to managing a terminal illness is to be deeply in love—to be vulnerable, kind, generous, grateful. - Paul Kalanithi
Sales is my Religion and Customer is my God and I Worship Him, The only thing is that my God is not very happy n generous always. - honeya
Only the brave know how to forgive; it is the most refined and generous pitch of virtue human nature can arrive at.
You will make all kinds of mistakes but as long as you are generous and true and fierce you cannot hurt the world, or even seriously distress her.
[H]is mouth pursed, but pursed in American, more generous than English pursing, ready for broader vowels and less mincing sounds. His body was long and lean and trim; he had American hips, ready for a neat belt and the faraway ghost of a gunbelt. - A.S. Byatt
You can never hide your attitude so be generous. Always show your best attitude and life will be beautiful. - Debasish Mridha
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. - William Branks
To know when to be generous and when firm—that is wisdom. - Edith Wharton
The main source of our wealth is goodness. The affections and the generous qualities that God admires in a world full of greed. - Alfred A. Montapert
It is usually best to be generous with praise, but cautious with criticism.
He was a generous but subtly demanding boss. - H.W. Brands
He who has a generous eye will be blessed, for he gives of his bread to the poor (Proverbs 22:9). - Anonymous
Inspiration works on the same sense as humans, quite generous yet impatient. When it calls, better respond there and then or it moves shop. - Unarine Ramaru
To create is to defy emptiness. It is generous, it affirms. To make is to add to the world, not subtract from it. - Charlotte Wood
Be generous. The outcome will blow your mind. - Richie Norton
O Holy Spirit, give me a simple heart which will not retire within itself to savor its own sorrows, a heart magnanimous in giving itself, easily moved to compassion, a faithful, generous heart, which does not forget any favor received nor hold resentment for any injuries done to it. - Leonce de Grandmaison
Do it now. It is not safe to leave a generous feeling to the cooling influences of the world. - Thomas Guthrie
To the generous mind the heaviest debt is that of gratitude, when it is not in our power to repay it. - Benjamin Franklin
Generous people are rarely mentally ill. - Dr. Karl Menninger
Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else's life forever. - Margaret Cho
If we have the opportunity to be generous with our hearts, ourselves, we have no idea of the depth and breadth of love's reach. - Margaret Cho
How like God's love yours has been to me- so wise, so generous, and so unsparing!" exclaimed Pancratius. "Promise me one thing more- that is, that you will stay near to me to the end, and carry my last legacy to my mother. - Cardinal Wiseman
While the gentleman cherishes benign rule, the small man cherishes his native land. While the gentleman cherishes a respect for the law, the small man cherishes generous treatment. - Confucius
American husbands are the best in the world; no other husbands are so generous to their wives, or can be so easily divorced.
Some people can be so generous when they give nothing away! - Rossana Condoleo
But there was another class of people, the real people. To this class they all belonged, and in it the great thing was to be elegant, generous, plucky, gay, to abandon oneself without a blush to every passion, and to laugh at everything else. - Leo Tolstoy
To know when to be generous and when to be firm -- this is wisdom. - Elbert Hubbard
GENEROUS, adj. Originally this word meant noble by birth and was rightly applied to a great multitude of persons. It now means noble by nature and is taking a bit of a rest. - Ambrose Bierce
I am going to concentrate on what's important in life. I'm going to strive everyday to be a kind and generous and loving person. I'm going to keep death right here, so that anytime I even think about getting angry at you or anybody else, I'll see death and I'll remember. - Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
Be generous but not extravagant, be frugal but not miserly.
Love is the key to the mystery. Love by its very nature is not selfish, but generous. It seeks not its own, but the good of others. The measure of love is not the pleasure it gives-that is the way the world judges it-but the joy and peace it can purchase for others. - Fulton J. Sheen
That is one of the bitter curses of poverty; it leaves no right to be generous. - George Gissing
Sex is my practice. It's where I always strive to be my best self. I try to be as honest as possible, as present as possible, as centered as possible, as kind as possible, as generous as possible without being a doormat. - Nina Hartley
Be selfish with your speeches; be generous with your listening. - Debasish Mridha
In the whole wretched business there was something generous that was doing its best to flower.
Liberals, it has been said, are generous with other peoples' money, except when it comes to questions of national survival when they prefer to be generous with other people's freedom and security.
The strongest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage. - Michel de Montaigne
Capable, generous men do not create victims, they nurture victims. - Julian Assange
Be fair before being generous, be human before being fair. - Fernán Caballero
Like the ocean, never forget to be generous with your love. - Debasish Mridha
In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present. - Lao Tzu
If you have much, be generous; if you have little, be grateful; even if you have nothing, be hopeful. - Matshona Dhliwayo
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