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Otto von Bismarck
German statesman 1815-18980
A really great man is known by three signs... generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success.
Alfred Nobel stipulated that no distinction of race or colour will determine who received of his generosity.
Roman senator and historian 56-120 AD0
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
British journalist 1908-0
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 1820-19040
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 1796-18590
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.
Libian painter and writer 1883-19310
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
French writer and philosopher 1905-19800
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 1804-18640
Generosity is the flower of justice.
Jean de la Bruyère
French writer 1645-16960
Generosity lies less in giving much than in giving at the right moment.
Sir Henry Taylor
English dramatist and poet 1800-18860
He who gives what he would as readily throw away, gives without generosity; for the essence of generosity is in self sacrifice.
Scottish Economist 1723-17900
Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity that of a man.
President of the US 1924-0
I take as my guide the hope of a saint: in crucial things, unity... in important things, diversity... in all things, generosity.
Irish writer 1854-19000
I think that generosity is the essence of friendship.
Source: The Devoted Friend
American actor and humorist 1879-19350
I wonder if it isn't just cowardice instead of generosity that makes us give tips.