Generosity Quotes and Sayings

Be generous in giving and grateful in receiving.

Submitted by: Maduwa Thabo on May 17, 2017

Anybody can earn and die, leaving a will and legacy. Only the courageous ones can give away all they have while they are alive.

Submitted by: RVM on March 11, 2017

There is no satisfaction that can compare with looking back across the years and finding you’ve grown in self-control, judgment, generosity, and unselfishness.
– Ella Wheeler Wilcox

My generosity stems from not treating my renewable resources as finite; my stupidity from treating my finite resources as renewable.
Alan Robert Neal

A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men.
Thomas Carlyle

Make all you can, save all you can, give all you can.
– John Wesley

When a man dies he clutches in his hands only that which he has given away during his lifetime.
– Jean Jacques Rousseau


I take as my guide the hope of a saint: in crucial things, unity; in important things, diversity; in all things, generosity.
– George H. W. Bush

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

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
Mahatma Gandhi

I wondered why somebody didn’t do something. Then I realized, I am somebody.

It’s good to be blessed. It’s better to be a blessing.

Plant flowers in others’ gardens and your life becomes a bouquet!

Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good.
– Minor Myers

There are no traffic jams when you go the extra mile.
– Kenneth McFarland


Treat everyone you meet as if they are God in drag.
– Ram Dass

Love someone who doesn’t deserve it.

In order to be remembered, leave nothing behind but goodness.

Nothing in life means anything unless someone cares, and the whole trick is to keep being that someone.
Robert Brault

Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.
Maya Angelou

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

Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns.

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
– Tenzin Gyatso

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


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

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

When one loves, one does not calculate.

We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn’t always know this and am happy I lived long enough to find out.

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.

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