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Generosity Quotes

Generosity lies less in giving much than in giving at the right moment.

Author: Jean De La Bruyere (1645-1696)

Profession: French Classical Writer

The more he cast away the more he had.

Author: John Bunyan (1628-1688)

Profession: British Author

I take as my guide the hope of a saint: in crucial things, unity... in important things, diversity... in all things, generosity.

Author: George Bush (1924)

Profession: Forty-first President of the USA

Men of the noblest dispositions think themselves happiest when others share their happiness with them.

Author: Barry Duncan


It is always so pleasant to be generous, though very vexatious to pay debts.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

To generous souls every task is noble.

Author: Euripides

Profession: Greek Tragic Poet

Lavishness is not generosity.

Author: Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)

Profession: British Clergyman, Author

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.

Author: Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

Profession: Lebanese Poet, Novelist

Giving is the business of the rich.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

A generous man places the benefits he confers beneath his feet; those he receives, nearest his heart.

Author: Lord Greville (1554-1628)

Profession: British Poet

People who think they're generous to a fault usually think that's their only fault.

Author: Sidney J. Harris (1917)

Profession: American Journalist

Generosity is the flower of justice.

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

Profession: American Novelist, Short Story Writer

There is sublime thieving in all giving. Someone gives us all he has and we are his.

Author: Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

Profession: American Author, Philosopher

All my experience of the world teaches me that in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred, the safe and just side of a question is the generous and merciful side.

Author: Anna Jameson (1794-1860)

Profession: British Essayist

Sir, he throws away his money without thought and without merit. I do not call a tree generous that sheds its fruit at every breeze.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author