Quotes: generosity

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  • Otto von Bismarck
    Otto von Bismarck
    German statesman 1815-1898
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    A really great man is known by three signs... generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success.
  • Abdus Salam
    Abdus Salam
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    Alfred Nobel stipulated that no distinction of race or colour will determine who received of his generosity.
  • Tacitus
    Tacitus
    Roman senator and historian 56-120 AD
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    Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
  • Alistair Cooke
    Alistair Cooke
    British journalist 1908-
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    Curiosity ... endows the people who have it with a generosity in argument and a serenity in their own mode of life which springs from their cheerful willingness to let life take the form it will.
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    Christian Nevell Bovee
    American writer 1820-1904
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    Every trait of beauty may be referred to some virtue, as to innocence, candor, generosity, modesty, or heroism. St. Pierre To cultivate the sense of the beautiful, is one of the most effectual ways of cultivating an appreciation of the divine goodness.
  • Horace Mann
    Horace Mann
    American educator 1796-1859
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    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.
  • Kahlil Gibran
    Kahlil Gibran
    Libian painter and writer 1883-1931
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    Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
  • Jean-Paul Sartre
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    French writer and philosopher 1905-1980
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    Generosity is nothing else than a craze to possess. All which I abandon, all which I give, I enjoy in a higher manner through the fact that I give it away. To give is to enjoy possessively the object which one gives.
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Nathaniel Hawthorne
    American short story writer 1804-1864
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    Generosity is the flower of justice.
  • Jean de la Bruyère
    Jean de la Bruyère
    French writer 1645-1696
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    Generosity lies less in giving much than in giving at the right moment.
  • Sir Henry Taylor
    Sir Henry Taylor
    English dramatist and poet 1800-1886
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    He who gives what he would as readily throw away, gives without generosity; for the essence of generosity is in self sacrifice.
  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith
    Scottish Economist 1723-1790
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    Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity that of a man.
  • George Bush
    George Bush
    President of the US 1924-
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    I take as my guide the hope of a saint: in crucial things, unity... in important things, diversity... in all things, generosity.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    I think that generosity is the essence of friendship.

    Source: The Devoted Friend

  • Will Rogers
    Will Rogers
    American actor and humorist 1879-1935
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    I wonder if it isn't just cowardice instead of generosity that makes us give tips.
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