The generous man enriches himself by giving; the miser hoards himself poor.

Dutch Proverb

To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue...[They are] gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.


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

Gifts have ribbons, not strings.

Vanna Bonta

She's generous to a fault - if it's her own.

Arthur 'bugs' Baer

Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.

Frank A. Clark

People are very fond of giving away what they need most themselves. It is what I call the depth of generosity.

Oscar Wilde

Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.

Albert Camus

They were games of heart, of warmth, of smiles and generosity. It was Italy at its best.

Jean Claude Killy

It is a home Games, this is a big venue and the approach to this selection was that we should err on the side of generosity.

Perry Crosswhite

Generosity with strings is not generosity; It is a deal.

Marya Mannes

Generosity gives assistance, rather than advice.

Vauvenargues, Marquis De

It was the generosity of this woman that was the source of the gifting. It was her free choice.

Stephen Bernstein

DEPENDENT, adj. Reliant upon another's generosity for the support which you are not in a position to exact from his fears.

Ambrose Bierce

I don't know that there's any way for us to appreciate enough the generosity of the Steele family. But they are a real blessing to Orange County.

David Muller

Teetotallers lack the sympathy and generosity of men that drink.

William Henry Davies

This money and the generosity of these folks are going to be a real blessing to us.

Dan Kibodeaux

That says a lot about our community and its caring, its generosity.

Carol Rice

There will always be those that take advantage of Americans' generosity. But potential contributors should not use those concerns as an excuse not to give.

Bennett Weiner

Considering that it literally came from emptying out piggybanks, I was bowled over by the generosity.

Rhonda Honegger

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.

Kahlil Gibran

Andrew Armstrong is guilty of a lot of things. There is a history with this man. . . . But the thing he's guilty of more than anything else is generosity to his employees.

Michael Mcguire

We really want to thank everyone for their kindness and generosity, ... even those who aren't helping us directly.

Mark Steele

We have been completely overwhelmed by the generosity of the citizens of Jacksonville.

Bennie Seth

We're pleased we can help facilitate the generosity of our customers.

Patrick Bradley

What happened that day, the rescue attempts and the generosity, what they've done, that's what should be there, period, ... Not talking about atrocities or blame America.

William Doyle

This activity couldn't have happened without the generosity of the businesses who donated to our event.

Kristen Dougherty

The generosity of the people in this community have surpassed my expectations. So the least I can do is give back.

Tony Cox

The shelter is doing well. We're entirely operated by the generosity of the community.

Dan Godek

The generosity of Iowans once again on exhibit.

Tom Vilsack

The family is definitely overwhelmed, not just by people's generosity, but by their caring.

Noreen Chrysler

It's the time once again when we're being called upon to express our generosity to our brothers and sisters who have been affected by Katrina.

Oscar Goodman

No one knew what to say. It was a great moment, an incredible act of generosity.

Roger Ouellette

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

We thrive and exist in many ways from the generosity and support of the community.

Cheryl Love

I want to thank the Academy for its courage and generosity.

Elia Kazan