Generosity Quotes and Sayings

Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.
– Ben Carson

No person was ever honored for what he received. He was honored for what he gave.
– Calvin Coolidge

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

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.

Never get tired of doing little things for others, for those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.


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

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

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

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

It is through generous giving, that we affirm before the world, our nation’s faith in the inalienable right of every man, to a life of freedom, justice and security.
Harry S. Truman

Without kindness there can be no true joy.
Thomas Carlyle

Nice words are free, so choose ones that please anothers ears.

By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.
Winston Churchill


How beautiful a day can be, when kindness touches it!
– George Elliston

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

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

The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation.
– Corrie Ten Boom

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

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

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


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

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