A generous man places the benefits he confers beneath his feet; those he receives, nearest his heart.

All my experience of the world teaches me that in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred, the safe and just side of a question is the generous and merciful side.

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 another quality which, like patience, letting go, non-judging, and trust, provides a solid foundation for mindfulness practice. You might experiment with using the cultivation of generosity as a vehicle for deep self-observation and inquiry as well as an exercise in giving. A good place to start is with yourself. See if you can give yourself gifts that may be true blessings, such as self-acceptance, or some time each day with no purpose. Practice feeling deserving enough to accept these gifts without obligation-to simply receive from yourself, and from the universe.

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

Generosity is nothing else than a craze to possess. All which I abandon, all which I give, I enjoy in a higher manner through the fact that I give it away. To give is to enjoy possessively the object which one gives.

Generosity is the flower of justice.

Generosity lies less in giving much than in giving at the right moment.

Give all thou canst; high Heaven rejects the lore of nicely-calculated less or more.

Giving is the business of the rich.

He who gives what he would as readily throw away, gives without generosity; for the essence of generosity is in self sacrifice.

How much easier is it to be generous than just.

I take as my guide the hope of a saint: in crucial things, unity… in important things, diversity… in all things, generosity.

If you're a generous person you'll have no trouble admitting that somebody else is good. If you're a better person you'll find it's total impossibility.

Is it not odd that the only generous person I ever knew, who had money to be generous with, should be a stockbroker.

It is always so pleasant to be generous, though very vexatious to pay debts.

Lavishness is not generosity.

Liberality consists less in giving a great deal than in gifts well-timed.

Many people are capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.

Men of the noblest dispositions think themselves happiest when others share their happiness with them.

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