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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.
~ Horace Mann | ( U.S. educator. ) | 1796-1859 | Generosity
quotes Division : Educators   
     
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.
~ Jean-Paul Sartre | ( French writer and philosopher. ) | 1905-1980 | Generosity
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
Generosity lies less in giving much than in giving at the right moment.
~ Jean de la BruyA¨re | ( French satiric moralist. ) | 1645-1696 | Generosity
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
Give all thou canst; high Heaven rejects the lore of nicely-calculated less or more.
~ William Wordsworth | ( English Romantic poet. ) | 1770-1850 | Generosity
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
Giving is the business of the rich.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe | ( German poet ) | 1749-1832 | Generosity
quotes Division : German Poets   
     
Is it not odd that the only generous person I ever knew, who had money to be generous with, should be a stockbroker.
~ Percy Bysshe Shelley | ( English poet. ) | 1792-1822 | Generosity
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
It is always so pleasant to be generous, though very vexatious to pay debts.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Generosity
quotes Division : American poets   
     
Lavishness is not generosity.
~ Thomas Fuller | ( British clergyman and author. ) | 1608-1661 | Generosity
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
Liberality consists less in giving a great deal than in gifts well-timed.
~ Jean de la BruyA¨re | ( French satiric moralist. ) | 1645-1696 | Generosity
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
Many people are capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.
~ Alexander Pope | ( English poet and satirist. ) | 1688-1744 | Generosity
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
Sir, he throws away his money without thought and without merit. I do not call a tree generous that sheds its fruit at every breeze.
~ Samuel Johnson | ( British author. ) | 1709-1784 | Generosity
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.
~ Jean-Paul Sartre | ( French writer and philosopher. ) | 1905-1980 | Generosity
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
There is sublime thieving in all giving. Someone gives us all he has and we are his.
~ Eric Hoffer | ( American philosopher and author. ) | 1902-1983 | Generosity
quotes Division : American Philosophers   
     
To generous souls every task is noble.
~ Euripides | ( Greek tragic poet. ) | BC 480-BC 406 | Generosity
quotes Division : Ancient Greeks   
     
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity more than the thing given.
~ FranA§ois de La Rochefoucauld | ( French writer. ) | 1613-1680 | Generosity
quotes Division : Russian writers   
     
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a small interest in order to secure a great one.
~ FranA§ois de La Rochefoucauld | ( French writer. ) | 1613-1680 | Generosity
quotes Division : Russian writers