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List of generosity quotes
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This is a list of generosity quotes
As long as you are generous
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.
Giving all to the present
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
It helps us to be generous
Pride only helps us to be generous; it never makes us so, any more than vanity makes us witty.
Kindness in giving
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Lightening the burdens of another
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Love and giving
It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.
Bodily passion, which has been so unjustly decried, compels its victims to display every vestige that is in them of unselfishness and generosity, and so effectively that they shine resplendent in the eyes of all beholders.
Preventing human misery
When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
Service is joy
I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy.
Spread your love
Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.
The good hearts
Oh! if the good hearts had the fat purses, how much better everything would go!
The luxury of giving
The wise man
The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others,
the more he has for his own.
They don't know
The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.
Thou must bleed for me
Rings and jewels are not gifts, but apologies for gifts. The only gift is a portion of thyself. Thou must bleed for me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To practice charity
Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.
To practice five things
To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
True generosity consists precisely in fighting to destroy the causes which nourish false charity. False charity constrains the fearful and subdued, the "rejects of life," to extend their trembling hands. True generosity lies in striving so that these hands--whether of individuals or entire peoples--need be extended less and less in supplication, so that more and more they become human hands which work and, working, transform the world.
You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Until it hurts
What is generosity?
Generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion and loving-kindness.
Willing to give
I must be willing to give whatever it takes to do good to others. This requires that I be willing to give until it hurts. Otherwise, there is no true love in me, and I bring injustice, not peace, to those around me.
You need more than I do
Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do.