Generosity Quotes and Sayings

A sincere word of thanks is nothing but an extension of a generous self.

Submitted by: shinoj on October 29, 2010

Generosity is produced by the heart, selfishness is approved by the mind.
Dr T.P.Chia

Submitted by: Ivy Lee on June 30, 2013

Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return.
– Peace Pilgrim

If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.
Bob Hope

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

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Winston Churchill

A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses.
– Chinese Proverb


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

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

Open your heart – open it wide; someone is standing outside.

Life is short, but there is always time enough for courtesy.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.
Mother Teresa

No one has ever become poor by giving.
Anne Frank

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

Blessed are those who give without remembering and take without forgetting.
– Elizabeth Bibesco


You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Generosity consists not the sum given,
But the manner in which it is bestowed.
Mahatma Gandhi

Don’t be yourself. Be someone a little nicer.
Mignon McLaughlin

A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.
Steve Maraboli

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

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Dalai Lama

What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity more than the thing given.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

No one is useless in this world who lighten the burdens of others.

Submitted by: edene on September 22, 2011

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

A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things that renew humanity.


I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
Rabindranath Tagore

Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns.

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

Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.

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