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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To know when to be generous and when to be firm – this is wisdom.
Elbert Hubbard

Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns.

Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another’s pain, life is not in vain.
Helen Keller

The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.

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