Quotes by 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mignon McLaughlin
    Mignon McLaughlin
    American writer, editor 1915?-
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    We'd all like a reputation for generosity, and we'd all like to buy it cheap.
    Source: The Complete Neurotic's Notebook (1981)
  • Abdus Salam
    Abdus Salam
    Pakistani theoretical physicist 1926-1996
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    Alfred Nobel stipulated that no distinction of race or colour will determine who received of his generosity.
  • Brendan Myers
    Brendan Myers
    Canadian philosopher and author 1974-
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    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.
  • Bo Sanchez
    Bo Sanchez
    Filippine author, lay pastor and entrepreneur 1966-
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    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.
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    American author and political activist 1941-
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    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bob Keeshan
    Bob Keeshan
    American television producer and actor 1927-2004
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    Generosity has built America. When we fail to invest in children, we have to pay the cost.
  • 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.
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