Quotes by generosity
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Otto von Bismarck
German statesman 1815-1898
A really great man is known by three signs... generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success.
American writer, editor 1915?-
We'd all like a reputation for generosity, and we'd all like to buy it cheap.Source: The Complete Neurotic's Notebook (1981)
Pakistani theoretical physicist 1926-1996
Alfred Nobel stipulated that no distinction of race or colour will determine who received of his generosity.
Canadian philosopher and author 1974-
All our relationships are person-to-person. They involve people seeing, hearing, touching, and speaking to each other; they involve sharing goods; and they involve moral values like generosity and compassion.
Filippine author, lay pastor and entrepreneur 1966-
As much as I loved the model of St. Francis, I realized that I couldn't afford to be poor, because unlike St. Francis, I'm not celibate. I was enlightened that God's call to me was not poverty but generosity and simplicity. And I had to go back to the lesson I learned from my parents: that is, simplicity.
American author and political activist 1941-
At best the family teaches the finest things human beings can learn from one another generosity and love. But it is also, all too often, where we learn nasty things like hate, rage and shame.
Roman senator and historian 56-120 AD
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
British journalist 1908-
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
American writer 1820-1904
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.
American educator 1796-1859
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.
American television producer and actor 1927-2004
Generosity has built America. When we fail to invest in children, we have to pay the cost.
Libian painter and writer 1883-1931
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
French writer and philosopher 1905-1980
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.
American short story writer 1804-1864
Generosity is the flower of justice.
Jean de la Bruyère
French writer 1645-1696
Generosity lies less in giving much than in giving at the right moment.
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