Quotations on Generosity

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I would argue that the next President, either Bush or Gore, should strike a 'national' posture, exhibiting generosity toward the defeated opponent, but proceeding with determination to implement an agenda.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Determination, Generosity, President)

When they favor the access of other people to education and health care, the countries of the North not only demonstrate generosity or solidarity, but also implement the principles of respecting and promoting human rights.
- Omar Bongo
(Keywords: Education, Health, People, Care, Countries, Rights, Generosity, Human rights, Principles, Solidarity)

It is not possible, given any degree of optimism and generosity in regard to people in general, to set a time limit on creative reflection or a limitation on the number of people involved in the creation.
- Earle Brown
(Keywords: Time, People, Optimism, Creation, Generosity, Reflection)

Our first Prime Minister saw a country that would be known for its generosity of spirit. And so it is.
- Kim Campbell
(Keywords: Country, First, Generosity, Spirit)

Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.
- Albert Camus
(Keywords: Charity, Generosity, Order, Practice)

Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
- Albert Camus
(Keywords: Future, Generosity, Giving, Lies, Present)

The gift that has been given to me says much about our capacity for great compassion and generosity, and I hope it sends an inspiring message to others about the importance of organ donation.
- Steven Cojocaru
(Keywords: Hope, Compassion, Generosity, Importance, Inspiring)

To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
- Confucius
(Keywords: Soul, Virtue, Circumstances, Generosity, Gravity, Kindness, Practice, Sincerity)

The sea - this truth must be confessed - has no generosity. No display of manly qualities - courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulness - has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power.
- Joseph Conrad
(Keywords: Power, Truth, Courage, Consciousness, Endurance, Faithfulness, Generosity, Sea)

Curiosity endows the people who have it with a generosity in argument and a serenity in their own mode of life which springs from their cheerful willingness to let life take the form it will.
- Alistair Cooke
(Keywords: Life, People, Argument, Curiosity, Generosity, Serenity, Will)

Well, as an artist, I think that Elvis's generosity to me he always talked very highly about me, he always spoke very highly about my work and singing and my writing.
- Jackie DeShannon
(Keywords: Work, Artist, Generosity, Singing, Writing)

At best the family teaches the finest things human beings can learn from one another generosity and love. But it is also, all too often, where we learn nasty things like hate, rage and shame.
- Barbara Ehrenreich
(Keywords: Family, Love, Generosity, Hate, Shame)

My grandfather taught me generosity. He sold snow cones in Harlem. I went with him at 5 and he let me hand out the change and snow cones. I learned a lot in the couple of years that we did that.
- Erik Estrada
(Keywords: Change, Generosity, Snow, Years)

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Keywords: Religion, Generosity, Possession, Race, Self)

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
- Emma Goldman
(Keywords: Education, Sympathy, Soul, Wealth, Effort, Generosity, Kindness, Treasure)

I am so proud of Michigan's citizens for the kindness and generosity they have shown in assisting in this endeavor. It is truly heartwarming to see the compassion shown for those in need.
- Jennifer Granholm
(Keywords: Compassion, Generosity, Kindness)

It is now for the Catholic Church to bend herself to her work with calmness and generosity. It is for you to observe her with renewed and friendly attention.
- Pope John XXIII
(Keywords: Work, Church, Attention, Generosity, Now)

I want to thank the Academy for its courage and generosity.
- Elia Kazan
(Keywords: Courage, Generosity, Want)

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
(Keywords: Life, Death, Fear, Benevolence, Generosity, Liberality, Pride)

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.
- Jose Marti
(Keywords: Happiness, Knowledge, Earth, Exercise, Generosity, Harmony, Practice, Reason, Universe)

It was not the part of His kindly love that he who was to praise God's divine generosity in regard to others should be compelled to condemn it in regard to himself.
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
(Keywords: Love, God, Generosity, Praise)

Teach love, generosity, good manners and some of that will drift from the classroom to the home and who knows, the children will be educating the parents.
- Roger Moore
(Keywords: Home, Love, Children, Classroom, Generosity, Manners, Parents, Will)

When rough times have fallen upon our state in the past, Texans have always responded with generosity and an eagerness to help. The compassionate response to the fires has proven that this community spirit is alive and well.
- Randy Neugebauer
(Keywords: Community, Generosity, Help, Past, Spirit, State)

The generosity of the American public toward the victims of Hurricane Katrina and the Tsunami has been reflected in the outpouring of support for the Pakistani earthquake victims.
- Jon Porter
(Keywords: American, Generosity, Public, Support, Victims)

What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a small interest in order to secure a great one.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Keywords: Ambition, Generosity, Interest, Order)

What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and we exercise it because we are more fond of that vanity than of the thing we give.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Keywords: Exercise, Generosity, Giving, Vanity)

Generosity is nothing else than a craze to possess. All which I abandon, all which I give, I enjoy in a higher manner through the fact that I give it away. To give is to enjoy possessively the object which one gives.
- Jean-Paul Sartre
(Keywords: Fact, Generosity, Nothing)

The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.
- Jean-Paul Sartre
(Keywords: Life, Exercise, Generosity, Poor)

While America has always been and always will be a safe harbor for those being persecuted by tyrannical governments we must be vigilant to ensure those individuals are not taking advantage of America's generosity and good will.
- Bill Shuster
(Keywords: America, Being, Generosity, Will)

Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity that of a man.
- Adam Smith
(Keywords: Virtue, Generosity, Humanity, Woman)

It has always seemed strange to me... the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.
- John Steinbeck
(Keywords: Love, Men, Success, Quality, Failure, Honesty, Egotism, Feeling, First, Generosity, Greed, Kindness, Self, Understanding)

Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
- Tacitus
(Keywords: Candor, Generosity, Moderation, Ruin)

He who gives what he would as readily throw away, gives without generosity; for the essence of generosity is in self sacrifice.
- Henry Taylor
(Keywords: Sacrifice, Generosity, Self, Self sacrifice)

Yoga is about compassion and generosity towards others. It means being mindful of the world around us.
- Christy Turlington
(Keywords: Being, Compassion, Generosity, World, Yoga)

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