Generosity Quotes and Sayings

Success in life comes does not come from what we have, but from what we give. Giving someone a present is one type of generosity. But, giving your time, your talents or your friendship can make an even bigger difference.

If we can all give a little more to others, we will not only be be better people ourselves, but the world will be a better place.

You can give to a friend in need, someone who is struggling or to your community. The great thing about giving is that you can do it anytime and anywhere. You just need to think about others and how you can help them.

As you give more to others, you will see more good come from this. Their joy and your joy. It feels good to give.

No true spiritual life is possible without a generous heart. Generosity allies itself with an inner feeling of abundance- the feeling that we have enough to share.

Happiness is not made by what we own. It is what we share.
– Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

From the heart it has come, to the heart it shall go.
– Beethoven


It is the heart that does the giving; the fingers only let go.

The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.
Albert Einstein

With gentleness, overcome anger. With generosity, overcome meanness. With truth. overcome delusion.
– The Buddha

Minds, nevertheless, are not conquered by arms, but by love and generosity.
– Baruch Spinoza

Money is but one venue for generosity. Kindness is an even more valuable currency.
– Alan Cohen

If you want to call attention to your good deed then it isn’t a good deed, it’s a self- serving one. Why? Not only have you patted yourself on the back but you’re fishing for others to do the same.
– Donna Lynn Hope

Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.
– Simon

Generosity is the flower of justice.
– Nathaniel Hawthorne


Never measure your generosity by what you give, but rather by what you have left.
– Bishop Fulton J. Sheen

As desire abates, generosity is born. When we are connected and present, what else is there to do but give?
– Jack Kornfield

It is a powerful practice to be generous when you are the one feeling in need.
Allan Lokos

Giving is God’s way. It is the way that I now understand is the truth of the Universe. Giving multiplies me and makes me feel complete and fulfilled. Giving makes me feel that I make a real and important difference.
– Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G. Allen

One would give generous alms if one had the eyes to see the beauty of a cupped receiving hand.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Generosity consists not the sum given, but the manner in which it is bestowed

He who cannot give anything away cannot feel anything either.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Generosity could be as contagious as the zombie plague as long as enough people were willing to be carriers.
– Jonathan Maberry

Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others.
– Barbara Bush

Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do.
– Khalil Gibran


True generosity is an offering; given freely and out of pure love. No strings attached. No expectations.
– Suze Orman

Your time is the greatest gift you can give to someone.

You may light another’s candle at your own without loss.

What you do to others will bear fruit in you.

Poor people share with the heart.

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