Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.
Respect for mother and father is good, generosity to friends, acquaintances, relatives, Brahmans and ascetics is good, not killing living beings is good, moderation in spending and moderation in saving is good. The Council shall notify the Yuktas about the observance of these instructions in these very words.
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.
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
Generosity gives assistance, rather than advice.
We’d all like a reputation for generosity, and we’d all like to buy it cheap
What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.
The generous man enriches himself by giving; the miser hoards himself poor
To the generous mind the heaviest debt is that of gratitude, when it is not in our power to repay it.
Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing
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.
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity more than the thing given.
I can remember way back when a liberal was generous with his own money
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.
Really big people are, above everything else, courteous, considerate and generous – not just to some people in some circumstances – but to everyone all the time.
When someone is sure of the returns, then he shows generosity.
The poor don’t know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.
A really great man is known by three signs: generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success
To know when to be generous and when to be firm — this is wisdom.
Noblesse oblige; or, superior advantages bind you to larger generosity
Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.
The truly generous is the truly wise, and he who loves not others, lives unblest
You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them.
Being generous, just helping one’s relatives and being blameless in one’s actions; this is the best good luck.
The return we reap from generous actions is not always evident.
To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue. They are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.
Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.
Dhamma is good, but what constitutes Dhamma? (It includes) little evil, much good, kindness, generosity, truthfulness and purity. I have given the gift of sight in various ways. To two-footed and four-footed beings, to birds and aquatic animals, I have given various things including the gift of life. And many other good deeds have been done by me.