77+ Best Generosity Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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We use the word generosity to refer to the virtue of giving good things to others freely and abundantly. Inspirational generosity quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

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Most Famous Generosity Quotes

That’s what I consider true generosity You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing. Simone de Beauvoir

True generosity is an offering; given freely and out of pure love. No strings attached. No expectations. Suze Orman

It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to the world by playing your role in the concert. Jacques Yves Cousteau

Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out. Frank A. Clark

Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity. Simone Weil

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

He who gives what he would as readily throw away, gives without generosity; for the essence of generosity is in self sacrifice. Henry Taylor

Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others. Barbara Bush

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

Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else’s life forever. Margaret Cho

Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God. Ronald Reagan

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. Albert Pike

In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices. Elizabeth Gilbert

It is a powerful practice to be generous when you are the one feeling in need. Allan Lokos

Goodness is about character  integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people. Dennis Prager

That’s what I consider true generosits You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing. Simone de Beauvoir

Generosity could be as contagious as the zombie plague as long as enough people were willing to be carriers. Jonathan Maberry

I come in a world of iron to make a world of gold. Dale Wasserman

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

Love is the desire for another’s happiness. Marty Rubin

True generosity consists precisely in fighting to destroy the causes which nourish false charity. Paulo Freire

To be happy for the happiness of others, that is true generosity. Marty Rubin

Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else’s life forever. Margaret Cho

In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices. Elizabeth Gilbert

Gentleness, self sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion. Mahatma Gandhi

He’d been generous, yes, but lots of people are generous; what made him different was the fact that he’d taken responsibility for me. Sebastian Junger

Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish. Richard Dawkins

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

Money is but one venue for generosity. Kindness is an even more valuable currency. Alan Cohen

True generosity is an offering; given freely and out of pure love. No strings attached. No expectations. Suze Orman

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. John Bunyan

Sustainability, ensuring the future of life on Earth, is an infinite game, the endless expression of generosity on behalf of all. Paul Hawken

Earth would be such a better place every second of every day if we could just show up with an attitude of generosity and gratitude, and acceptance for one another. Elisabeth Sheff

Make generosity part of your growth strategy. Danielle LaPorte

We live far happier lives when we are generous in as many ways as possible. Cathy Burnham Martin

Real generosity is anonymous to the extent that a man should be prepared even to be considered ungenerous rather than explain it to others. Idries Shah

It requires neither time nor money to be kind. Cathy Burnham Martin

Lose yourself in generous service and every day can be a most unusual day, a triumphant day, an abundantly rewarding day! William Arthur Ward

Good words are worth much and cost little. George Herbert

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

It is said that you can’t take it with you; I say there are two things you can take with you the things you do for others and the things you do to others. Harold H. Cornett Jr.

Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out. Frank A. Clark

No act of kindness no matter how small is ever wasted. Aesop

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

Without kindness there can be no true joy. Thomas Carlyle

Virtues, like viruses, have their seasons of contagion. When catastrophe strikes, generosity spikes like a fever. Nancy Gibbs

Generosity could be as contagious as the zombie plague as long as enough people were willing to be carriers. Jonathan Maberry

Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. Barbara De Angelis

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. John Holmes

Minds, nevertheless, are not conquered by arms, but by love and generosity. Baruch Spinoza

I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it. Abraham Lincoln

Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity that of a man. Adam Smith

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

You cannot do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon it will be too late. Ralph Waldo Emerson

It takes generosity to be the one teaching, and humility to be the one being taught. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. John Holmes

Being generous often consists of simply extending a hand. That’s hard to do if you are grasping tightly to your righteousness, your belief system, your superiority, your assumptions about others, your definition of normal. Patti Digh

With one kind gesture you can change a life. One person at a time you can change the world. One day at a time we can change everything. Steve Maraboli

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. Horace Mann

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. Mao Zedong

Never measure your generosity by what you give, but rather by what you have left. Bishop Fulton J. Sheen

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle. Plat

For it is in giving that we receive. St. Francis of Assisi

A random act of kindness, no matter how small, can make a tremendous impact on someone else’s life. Roy T. Bennett

Generosity can also be a better weapon to manipulation. The most loving person can easily destroy you when you rely on their pity. Kangoma Kindembo

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention. Kahlil Gibran

Generosity is based in knowing what you are capable of giving, and going just a little beyond that. Lodro Rinzler

If we are going to be kind, let it be out of simple generosity, not because we fear guilt or retribution. J.M. Coetzee

We are losing the generosity day by day that integrates and increases the way to honour and moral values of us. Ehsan Sehgal

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. Oscar Wilde

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

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. Mark Twain

One would give generous alms if one had the eyes to see the beauty of a cupped receiving hand. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop

Be a little kinder than you have to. E. Lockhart

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