Generosity quotes & sayings

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Money is the most important thing in the world. It represents health, strength, honor, generosity, and beauty as conspicuously as the want of it represents illness, weakness, disgrace, meanness and ugliness. - George Bernard Shaw

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

A really great man is known by three signs, generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, and moderation in success. - Karl Otto von Schonhausen Bismarck

Candour and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, lead to ruin. - Tacitus [Cornelius Tacitus]

He had a certain frankness and generosity, qualities indeed which turn to a man's ruin, unless tempered with discretion. - Tacitus [Cornelius Tacitus]

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

Noblesse oblige; or, superior advantages bind you to larger generosity. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity more than the thing given. - Francois de la Rochefoucauld