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1. "Everyone gives much more and the receipts are considerable. Typical of American generosity. Their hospitality, their cordiality are like that too, spontaneous and without affectation. It's what's best in them."
Author: Albert Camus
2. "True generosity toward the future consists in giving everything to the present."
Author: Albert Camus
3. "Happy endings happen every day we share our generosity, peace, compassion, kindness, respect, timeless love and joy with our love ones, friends and others."
Author: Angelica Hopes
4. "The story of Andrew Ewing is partly one of rags to riches – but there is more to it than that, since his business success was combined with a generosity of spirit that led him to give away a fortune in pursuit of his ultimate ambition to die a poor man."
Author: Bill Scott
5. "...writing is not a performance but a generosity."
Author: Brenda Ueland
6. "Generosity overpowers greed."
Author: Bryce Courtenay
7. "It is not so incomprehensible as you pretend, sweet pea. Love is the feeling we have for those we care deeply about and hold in high regard. It can be light as the hug we give a friend or heavy as the sacrifices we make for our children. It can be romantic, platonic, familial, fleeting, everlasting, conditional, unconditional, imbued with sorrow, stoked by sex, sullied by abuse, amplified by kindness, twisted by betrayal, deepened by time, darkened by difficulty, leavened by generosity, nourished by humor and "loaded with promises and commitments" that we may or may not want or keep.The best thing you can possibly do with your life is to tackle the motherfucking shit out of it."
Author: Cheryl Strayed
8. "Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no VIRGINIAS"
Author: Francis Pharcellus Church
9. "Go on," he offered magnanimously. "Feel free to piss on yourselves andcower helplessly."Gods, sometimes his generosity overwhelmed him."
Author: G.A. Aiken
10. "When abandoned women follow their fleeing males with tear-stained faces, screaming you can't do this to me, they reveal that all that they have offered in the name of generosity and altruism has been part of an assumed transaction, in which they were entitled to a certain payoff."
Author: Germaine Greer
11. "The heroic books, even if printed in the character of our mother tongue, will always be in a language dead to degenerate times; and we must laboriously seek the meaning of each word and line, conjecturing a larger sense than common use permits out of what wisdom and valor and generosity we have."
Author: Henry David Thoreau
12. "We trust to novels to train us in the practice of great indignations and great generositie."
Author: Henry James
13. "Greed harms you: generosity helps you. This is why is has been said: 'Greed is the mother of incapacity'."
Author: Idries Shah
14. "Nirvana manifests as ease, as love, as connectedness, as generosity, as clarity, as unshakable freedom. This isn't watering down nirvana. This is the reality of liberation that we can experience, sometimes in a moment and sometimes in transformative ways that change our entire life"
Author: Jack Kornfield
15. "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."
Author: Jacques Yves Cousteau
16. "Love is found when you don't have to give it. It is the emotion of generosity and kindness that is compelled by no one. It is performed on the battlefield, in our daily tasks, in the marketplace, the factories, at school, in the offices, and in the halls and corridors of government.... But only when one truly gives of himself and without compulsion."
Author: James Michael Pratt
17. "It has always seemed strange to me... the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second."
Author: John Steinbeck
18. "Generosity could be as contagious as the zombie plague as long as enough people were willing to be carriers."
Author: Jonathan Maberry
19. "The Pali word parami refers to ten wholesome qualities in our minds and the accumulated power they bring to us: generosity, morality, renunciation, wisdom, energy, patience, truthfulness, resolve, lovingkindness, and equanimity."
Author: Joseph Goldstein
20. "The sweetness and generosity and politeness and gentleness and humanity of the French had shown me how lovely life can be if one takes time to be friendly."
Author: Julia Child
21. "Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need."
Author: Kahlil Gibran
22. "If truth doesn't set you free, generosity of spirit will."
Author: Katerina Stoykova Klemer
23. "I have always felt a special affinity with V. S. Pritchett. He worked from the ear, primarily, as I do, and he was an all-rounder, writing short stories, novels, memoir, travelogue, critical biography. He lived to be almost 100, and he never stopped, and his work is unified by a great generosity of spirit."
Author: Kevin Barry
24. "He knew what his father thought: that immigration, so often presented as a heroic act, could just as easily be the opposite; that it was cowardice that led many to America; fear marked the journey, not bravery; a cockroachy desire to scuttle to where you never saw poverty, not really, never had to suffer a tug to your conscience; where you never heard the demands of servants, beggars, bankrupt relatives, and where your generosity would never be openly claimed; where by merely looking after your wife-child-dog-yard you could feel virtuous. Experience the relief of being an unknown transplant to the locals and hide the perspective granted by journey. Ohio was the first place he loved, for there at last he had been able to acquire poise --"
Author: Kiran Desai
25. "I write about the power of trying, because I want to be okay with failing. I write about generosity because I battle selfishness. I write about joy because I know sorrow. I write about faith because I almost lost mine, and I know what it is to be broken and in need of redemption. I write about gratitude because I am thankful - for all of it."
Author: Kristin Armstrong
26. "My giving story started with my parents - my late mother, Frances Arrillaga, who dedicated her life to philanthropic and community service, and my father, John Arrillaga, whose daily generosity of heart, mind, and hands-on contributions make him one of the most extraordinary philanthropists I know."
Author: Laura Arrillaga Andreessen
27. "Sexuality is general, and although only one man may be receiving the favors of a woman, all men in her presence are warm. That's the great generosity of women and the great generosity of the creator who worked it out that way, that there are no unilateral agreements of sexuality."
Author: Leonard Cohen
28. "But I liked you from the moment I first heard your voice," he said, "when I had no idea what you looked like. I thought it delicious, the way you bargained for me, as though I were an old rug. Then I loved the way you looked at me. Then I loved the way you ordered me about. I loved your patient and impatient ways of explaining things to me. I love the sound of your voice and the way you move. I love your courage and your kindness and your generosity and your obstinacy and your passion." He paused. "You're the genius. What do you think that means?"
Author: Loretta Chase
29. "To forgive a friend, one must practice generosity. To forgive an enemy, one must practice empathy. To forgive yourself requires charity. Forgiveness is a sacred act of gallantry."
Author: Mac MacKenzie
30. "The sweetness to be found in generosity"
Author: Marcel Proust
31. "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."
Author: Nathaniel Branden
32. "PEACE is generosity. It is right and it is duty."
Author: Oscar A. Romero
33. "It is now for the Catholic Church to bend herself to her work with calmness and generosity. It is for you to observe her with renewed and friendly attention."
Author: Pope John XXIII
34. "Religious celebrations, and the good will, high spirits and generosity that mark them, are wonderful occasions for understanding the potential of 'everyday multiculturalism', and how people from diverse faiths can connect and show they care, rather than go down parallel, sometimes hostile, roads."
Author: Randa Abdel Fattah
35. "I knew how it was with drunks. They ran out of generosity, even for themselves."
Author: Ross Macdonald
36. "The ground's generosity takes in our compost and grows beauty! Try to be more like the ground."
Author: Rumi
37. "Since Love has made ruins of my heartThe sun must come and illumine them.Such generosity has broken me with shame."
Author: Rumi
38. "Good works gathered in a thousand ages, such as deeds of generosity, or offerings to the blissful ones, a single flash of anger shatters them."
Author: Śāntideva
39. "Love isn't an obligation. You don't owe someone your loyalty and you damn well don't owe them your heart. It's an emotion, and it's born from mutual respect and generosity. It is not cruel and it is not judging. It comes from a willingness to live in complete and utter misery for the benefit of another. But when it's real, you don't feel that misery at all. The thought of their face, the scent of their skin brings a light to that darkness so bright that it drives out everything else." - Ren Waya"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
40. "He was summertime itself, young, luminous, lit from within by rekindled hopes and reawakened dreams. And every beggar along his path—herself included—could expect redoubled generosity and kindness."
Author: Sherry Thomas
41. "Your average knitter, obsessed as we are with the art form, is quickly going to begin producing far more in the way of warm things than are needed by even an arctic-bound knitter. Knitting breeds generosity, true...but perhaps in a hurry to avoid burying ourselves in hand-knits. There are only so many scarves one knitter can use."
Author: Stephanie Pearl McPhee
42. "The gift that has been given to me says much about our capacity for great compassion and generosity, and I hope it sends an inspiring message to others about the importance of organ donation."
Author: Steven Cojocaru
43. "People do more for their fellows than return favors and punish cheaters. They often perform generous acts without the slightest hope for payback ranging from leaving a tip in a restaurant they will never visit again to throwing themselves on a live grenade to save their brothers in arms. [Robert] Trivers together with the economists Robert Frank and Jack Hirshleifer has pointed out that pure magnanimity can evolve in an environment of people seeking to discriminate fair weather friends from loyal allies. Signs of heartfelt loyalty and generosity serve as guarantors of one s promises reducing a partner s worry that you will default on them. The best way to convince a skeptic that you are trustworthy and generous is to be trustworthy and generous."
Author: Steven Pinker
44. "[T]hrough bitter experience I have learned that it is best to promise little and then to reward hard work with generosity."
Author: Tahir Shah
45. "Fools do not praise generosity, the wise rejoice in generosity."
Author: Thích Nhất Hạnh
46. "All things merge in one another - good into evil, generosity into justice, religion into politics..."
Author: Thomas Hardy
47. "Generosity needs no logrolling."
Author: Toba Beta
48. "Cold, truthful common sense was harder to like than warm, hopeful generosity."
Author: Trudi Canavan
49. "Teetotallers lack the sympathy and generosity of men that drink."
Author: W. H. Davies
50. "All it takes for generosity to flow is awareness. By actively pursuing awareness and knowledge, we can make choices that cause less harm and greater good to others in the global community of our shared earth."
Author: Zoe Weil

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