41 Quotes About Generosity and Giving

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Generosity is the first step of building wealth. These quotes about generosity and giving offer you the right encouragement you need to be a cheerful giver.

“A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines.”

“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”

“A thing is bigger for being shared.”

“Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.”

“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”

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

“Generosity could be as contagious as the zombie plague as long as enough people were willing to be carriers.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Good words are worth much and cost little.”

“He who cannot give anything away cannot feel anything either.”

“I gave you all my secrets and you lost them all. You lost a lot of things. But the treasure of it was in the giving, not the keeping.”

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

“It is better to return a borrowed pot with a little something you last cooked in it.”

“It is said that you can’t take it with you; I say there are two things you can take with you: the things you do for others and the things you do to others.”

“It is through generous giving, that we affirm before the world, our nation’s faith in the inalienable right of every man, to a life of freedom, justice and security.”

“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.”

“Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.”

“Minds, nevertheless, are not conquered by arms, but by love and generosity.”

“Money is but one venue for generosity. Kindness is an even more valuable currency.”

“Never measure your generosity by what you give, but rather by what you have left.”

“Nice words are free, so choose ones that please another’s ears.”

“No act of kindness no matter how small is ever wasted.”

“Nothing is impossible to the willing heart.”

“One hand for yourself and one for the ship.”

“One would give generous alms if one had the eyes to see the beauty of a cupped receiving hand.”

“Please all and you will soon please none.”

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

“Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.”

“Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else’s life forever.”

“That’s what I consider true generosity: You give your all and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.”

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

“True generosity is an offering; given freely and out of pure love. No strings attached. No expectations.”

“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.”

“What you do to others will bear fruit in you.”

“You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.”

“You catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar.”

“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”

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

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

There are various guarantees of generosity that give you fresh perspective with life.