As you fight for your ambitions, be generous from the start. Even if you have nothing, share what’s in your heart.
Be generous with your blood, sweat and tears. Give them all to your dreams. Destiny appears. To those who prepare: work really hard, along the way show that you care. What you give, you shall receive, give someone hopes to be worthy of it. Give some someone a chance, to make your own. Pull someone up, so you may rise. This is the way to reach your highs.
When our pockets are empty, and our bellies are dry, is when our hearts should be the fullest. Be good as your dreams unfold. If you can pass this test, you will achieve your riches. The wealth will come in lorries and buses. They are attracted to hearts of gold.
Make generosity a habit after you profit. Generosity makes legacies of prosperities.
Those buried with their riches are soon forgotten. Lonely and crammed in a stuffy coffin. But he who empowers before he dies, deep in our hearts is where he lies.
From dust, we come, back to dust we’ll go. But in our time, we all suffer. It seems obvious, why we are here. To make problems disappear. Think only of you, if you want. I know my conscience, it will haunt.
This world is a madness if you are selfish. Open your heart to escape the anguish. If we search for ourselves, for what others lack. And we give, wanting nothing back. Our neighbours will see what we have done, and do the same for others in return. It goes round and round, and around again. Till we rid the world of its pain.
65 Meaningful Generosity Quotes
1. “Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.” ― ALBERT CAMUS
2. “It is a powerful practice to be generous when you are the one feeling in need.” — ALLAN LOKOS
3. “The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.” — ALBERT EINSTEIN
4. “Happiness is not made by what we own. It is what we share.” — RABBI JONATHAN SACKS
5. “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
6. “Generosity of character is important. It builds confidence by reminding you that you are a decent human being and that you deserve any good things which might come your way.” — JOHN FRANZ
7. “You will discover that you have two hands. One is for helping yourself and the other is for helping others.” — AUDREY HEPBURN
8. “Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.” — ELIZABETH BIBESCO
9. “Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.” ― MAHATMA GANDHI
10. “Unless generosity of spirit prevails among men there can never be upon earth an ideal life.” — ORISON SWETT MARDEN
11. “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” — WINSTON CHURCHILL
12. “Being generous often consists of simply extending a hand. That’s hard to do if you are grasping tightly to your righteousness, your belief system, your superiority, your assumptions about others, your definition of normal.” — PATTI DIGH
13. “The greatest way to learn the genius of generosity is to practice it in real time with others.” — CHIP INGRAM
14. “Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.” — MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
15. “The poor don’t know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.” ― JEAN-PAUL SARTRE
16. “You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.” — RALPH WALDO EMERSON
17. “Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.” — ASHLEIGH BRILLIANT
18. “We must give more in order to get more. It is the generous giving of ourselves that produces the generous harvest.” — ORISON SWETT MARDEN
19. “Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity that of a man.” ― ADAM SMITH
20. “Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.” — BUDDHA
21. “Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.” ― KHALIL GIBRAN
22. “Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” — SIMONE WEIL
23. “Generosity during life is a very different thing from generosity in the hour of death; one proceeds from genuine liberality and benevolence, the other from pride or fear.” ― HORACE MANN
24. “Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others; let others have their own way; do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.” — LARRY SCHERWITZ
25. “It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to the world by playing your role in the concert.” ― JACQUES-YVES COUSTEAU
26. “When our attitude towards ourselves is big, and our attitude toward others is generous and merciful, we attract big and generous portions of success.” — W. CLEMENT STONE
27. “Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.” — JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER JR.
28. “Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.” — RAY LYMAN WILBUR
29. “The modest man has everything to gain, and the arrogant man everything to lose; for modesty has always to deal with generosity and arrogance with envy.” ― ANTOINE RIVAROL
30. “Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.” — ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
31. “Valor, glory, firmness, skill, generosity, steadiness in battle and ability to rule – these constitute the duty of a soldier. They flow from his own nature.” ― BHAGAVAD GITA
32. “We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers.” — SENECA
33. “There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity.” ― NATHANIEL BRANDEN
34. “Doing nothing for others is the undoing of one’s self. We must be purposely kind and generous, or we miss the best part of existence. The heart that goes out of itself, gets large and full of joy. This is the great secret of the inner life. We do ourselves the best doing something for others.” — HORACE MANN
35. “He who cannot give anything away cannot feel anything either.” — FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE
36. “If you succeeded in building the attribute of generosity, then you likely exhibited your innermost kindness and gentleness in the process.” — ROHEN PHOENIX
37. “If our animosities are born out of fear, then confident generosity is born out of hope. One of the central lessons I have learned after a half century of working in the developing world is that the replacement of fear by hope is probably the single most powerful trampoline of progress.” ― AGA KHAN IV
38. “The more generous we are, the more joyous we become.” — WILLIAM A. WARD
39. “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
40. “True generosity is an offering; given freely and out of pure love. No strings attached. No expectations.” — SUZE ORMAN
41. “Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.” ― FRANK HOWARD CLARK
42. “I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.” — ETIENNE DE GRELLET
43. “That’s what I consider true generosity. You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.” ― SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR
44. “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.” — MOTHER TERESA
45. “The universal law of generosity ensures both the giver and recipient profit.” ― STEVE MARABOLI
46. “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
47. “Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity. He who seeks it elsewhere will not find it for, having drunk from all the glasses of life, he will find satisfaction only in those.” ― JOSE MARTI
48. “Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else’s life forever.” — MARGARET CHO
49. “What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a small interest in order to secure a great one.” ― FRANÇOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD
50. “When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.” — NORMAN VINCENT PEALE
51. “Thoughtfulness for others, generosity, modesty, and self-respect are the qualities which make a real gentleman or lady.” ― THOMAS HENRY HUXLEY
52. “Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars and keep your feet on the ground.” — THEODORE ROOSEVELT
53. “Generosity, when once set going, knows not how to stop; as the more familiar we are with the lovely form, the more enamoured we become of her charms.” ― PLINY THE YOUNGER
54. “Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.” — JIM ROHN
55. “To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.” ― CONFUCIUS
56. “There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life — happiness, freedom, and peace of mind — are always attained by giving them to someone else.” — PEYTON CONWAY MARCH
57. “No person was ever honoured for what he received. Honour has been the reward for what he gave.” — CALVIN COOLIDGE
58. “The main source of our wealth is goodness. The affections and the generous qualities that God admires in a world full of greed.” — ALFRED MONTAPERT
59. “Generosity is the flower of justice.” ― NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE
60. “Generosity is paradoxical. Those who give, receive back in turn. By spending ourselves for others’ well-being, we enhance our own standing.” — CHRISTIAN SMITH
61. “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” — JOHN BUNYON
62. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” — GHANDI
63. “Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.” — OG MANDINO
64. “Money is like manure; it’s not worth a thing unless it’s spread around encouraging young things to grow.” — THORNTON WILDER
65. “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” ― JOHN HOLMES