Generosity Quotes and Sayings

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

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.

The man who dies rich dies disgraced.

How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment. We can start now, start slowly, changing the world. How lovely that everyone, great and small, ca make a contribution toward introducing justice straightaway. And you can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!


Do your giving while you’re living, so you’re knowing where it’s going.

If you are not generous with a meager income, you will never be generous with abundance.
– Harold Nye

The millionaires in eternity are the givers in time.

He gives twice who gives quickly.
– Italian proverb

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

God loves a cheerful giver.

Think of giving not as a duty, but as a privilege.
– John D. Rockefeller

When you help someone up a hill, you get that much closer to the top yourself.
– Mary Engelgreit

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, and create shade where you do not necessarily expect to sit.

We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly and without hesitation; for there is little grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers.


Life is not about giving up or giving in. Life is about giving.
– Anthony Douglas Williams

You will discover that you have two hands. One is for helping yourself and the other is for helping others.
– Audrey Hepburn

I must be willing to give whatever it takes to do good to others. This requires that I be willing to give until it hurts.
Mother Teresa

What I spent I had; what I saved I lost; what I gave, I have.

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

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