Being generous can really go a long way in helping you feel good. Explore this article for famous liberality quotations and sayings.

Generosity Quotes

From the time man discovered money, he has always been on an unending rampage to accumulate as much as it as possible. The ones who are successful with their campaigns to make tons of money are branded rich and the ones who fail are branded poor. However, at the end of it all, with all their money, do the rich really feel good about themselves? Not really! To truly feel good about yourself, with all your money and your riches, it is important to give, give away until hurts.

It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.

- Mahatma Gandhi

Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.

- Socrates

All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called "Facts". They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain.

- Thomas Hobbes

Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.

- Joseph Addison

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

- Sand and Foam , Kahlil Gibran

They were nothing like the French people I had imagined. If anything, they were too kind, too generous and too knowledgable in the fields of plumbing and electricity.

- David Sedaris

Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.

- Charles Dickens

If we have the opportunity to be generous with our hearts, ourselves, we have no idea of the depth and breadth of love's reach.

- Margaret Cho

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

- Margaret Cho

I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet.

- Denis Waitley

It is very hard to separate one's self from a character. Sometimes the people closest to me have to be very understanding.

- Halle Berry

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.

- Oscar Wilde

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.

- George Washington

He had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause; to an ardent, generous, perhaps an immoderate passion for fame; a passion which is the instinct of all great souls.

- Edmund Burke

I don't think you ever stop giving. I really don't. I think it's an on-going process. And it's not just about being able to write a check. It's being able to touch somebody's life.

- Oprah Winfrey

Charity never humiliated him who profited from it, nor ever bound him by the chains of gratitude, since it was not to him but to God that the gift was made.

- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

That's the true spirit of Christmas; people being helped by people other than me.

- Jerry Seinfeld

In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.

- Lao Tzu

In charity to all mankind, bearing no malice or ill-will to any human being, and even compassionating those who hold in bondage their fellow-men, not knowing what they do.

- John Quincy Adams

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.

- Princess Diana

I'm not vicious really. I consider myself to be kindhearted. I love my mum.

- Sid Vicious

Charity. To love human beings in so far as they are nothing. That is to love them as God does.

- Simone Weil

It is an eternal obligation toward the human being not to let him suffer from hunger when one has a chance of coming to his assistance.

- Simone Weil

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.

- William Arthur Ward

Some people are filled by compassion and a desire to do good, and some simply don't think anything's going to make a difference.

- Meryl Streep

A large nose is the mark of a witty, courteous, affable, generous and liberal man.

- Cyrano de Bergerac

I was no chief and never had been, but because I had been more deeply wronged than others, this honor was conferred upon me, and I resolved to prove worthy of the trust.

- Geronimo

From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.

- Arthur Ashe

We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.

- Arthur Ashe

We must believe in the power of education. We must respect just laws. We must love ourselves, our old and or young, our women as well as our men.

- Arthur Ashe

Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.

- John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

- The Art of Happiness , Dalai Lama

It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them.

- Dalai Lama

We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.

- Dalai Lama

If you haven't got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.

- Bob Hope

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

- Leo Buscaglia

The sage does not hoard. The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself; the more he gives to others, the more he gets himself.

- Lao Tzu

The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.

- Carlos Santana

The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.

- Albert Schweitzer

One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.

- Lewis Carroll

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