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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.
Winston Churchill

Giving all to the present
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
Albert Camus

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.
George Eliot

Kindness in giving
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Lao Tzu

Lightening the burdens of another
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Charles Dickens

Love and giving
It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.
Mother Teresa

Passion
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.
Marcel Proust

Preventing human misery
When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
Eleanor Roosevelt

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.
Kahlil Gibran

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.
Mother Teresa

The good hearts
Oh! if the good hearts had the fat purses, how much better everything would go!
Victor Hugo

The luxury of giving
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.
George Eliot

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.
Lao Tzu

They don't know
The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.
Jean-Paul Sartre

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.
Albert Camus

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.
Confucius

True generosity
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.
Paulo Freire

True giving
You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Kahlil Gibran

Until it hurts
Give, but give until it hurts.
Mother Teresa

What is generosity?
Generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion and loving-kindness.
Dalai Lama

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.
Mother Teresa

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.
Khalil Gibran

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