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1. “It’s important that what thoughts you are feeding into your mind because your thoughts create your belief and experiences. You have positive thoughts and you have negative ones too. Nurture your mind with positive thoughts: kindness, empathy, compassion, peace, love, joy, humility, generosity, etc. The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life.”

Tags : Belief Empathy Experiences Generosity Humility Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Inspire Inspiring Joy Life Life Quotes Living Love Mind Motivation Positive Positive Affirmation Positive Life Positive Thinking Thoughts
Source : The Light in the Heart

2. “Very often the test of one's allegiance to a cause or to a people is precisely the willingness to stay the course when things are boring, to run the risk of repeating an old argument just one more time, or of going one more round with a hostile or (much worse) indifferent audience. I first became involved with the Czech opposition in 1968 when it was an intoxicating and celebrated cause. Then, during the depressing 1970s and 1980s I was a member of a routine committee that tried with limited success to help the reduced forces of Czech dissent to stay nourished (and published). The most pregnant moment of that commitment was one that I managed to miss at the time: I passed an afternoon with Zdenek Mlynar, exiled former secretary of the Czech Communist Party, who in the bleak early 1950s in Moscow had formed a friendship with a young Russian militant with an evident sense of irony named Mikhail Sergeyevitch Gorbachev. In 1988 I was arrested in Prague for attending a meeting of one of Vaclav Havel's 'Charter 77' committees. That outwardly exciting experience was interesting precisely because of its almost Zen-like tedium. I had gone to Prague determined to be the first visiting writer not to make use of the name Franz Kafka, but the numbing bureaucracy got the better of me. When I asked why I was being detained, I was told that I had no need to know the reason! Totalitarianism is itself a cliché (as well as a tundra of pulverizing boredom) and it forced the cliché upon me in turn. I did have to mention Kafka in my eventual story. The regime fell not very much later, as I had slightly foreseen in that same piece that it would. (I had happened to notice that the young Czechs arrested with us were not at all frightened by the police, as their older mentors had been and still were, and also that the police themselves were almost fatigued by their job. This was totalitarianism practically yawning itself to death.) A couple of years after that I was overcome to be invited to an official reception in Prague, to thank those who had been consistent friends through the stultifying years of what 'The Party' had so perfectly termed 'normalization.' As with my tiny moment with Nelson Mandela, a whole historic stretch of nothingness and depression, combined with the long and deep insult of having to be pushed around by boring and mediocre people, could be at least partially canceled and annealed by one flash of humor and charm and generosity.”

Tags : 1970S 1980S Allegiance Boredom Bureaucracy Charm History Kafka Loyalty Mediocrity Moscow Politics Prague Russia Totalitarianism Vaclav Havel Zdenek Mlynar
Source : Hitch-22: A Memoir

3. “I've been so bothered with my property, that I'm tired of it, and don't mean to save up any more, but give it away as I go along, and then nobody will envy me, or want to steal it, and I shan't be suspecting folks and worrying about my old cash.”

Tags : Generosity Money Property
Source : Little Men

4. “Traumatic events destroy the sustaining bonds between individual and community. Those who have survived learn that their sense of self, of worth, of humanity, depends upon a feeling of connection with others. The solidarity of a group provides the strongest protection against terror and despair, and the strongest antidote to traumatic experience. Trauma isolates; the group re-creates a sense of belonging. Trauma shames and stigmatizes; the group bears witness and affirms. Trauma degrades the victim; the group exalts her. Trauma dehumanizes the victim; the group restores her humanity.Repeatedly in the testimony of survivors there comes a moment when a sense of connection is restored by another person’s unaffected display of generosity. Something in herself that the victim believes to be irretrievably destroyed---faith, decency, courage---is reawakened by an example of common altruism. Mirrored in the actions of others, the survivor recognizes and reclaims a lost part of herself. At that moment, the survivor begins to rejoin the human commonality...”

Tags : Abuse Abuse Survivors Affection Altruism Belonging Bond Bonding Bonds Connection Dehumanisation Dehumanized Feeling Human Generosity Healing Insights Humanity Inhumane Inhumanity Loss Of Social Interaction No Longer Human Outcast Reclaiming Your Life Survivor Traumatic Experiences Victim Victimized
Source : Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

5. “Compassion without discipline is egregious self-sabotage.”

Tags : Altruism Anarchy Attachment Charity Expertise Freedom Help Helping Others Humanitarian Humanitarianism Inadequacy Individual Individualism Laissez Faire Love Peace Philosophy Psychology Relationships Rights Self Knowledge Welfare State

6. “Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labour or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?So do not worry, saying, ``What shall we eat?'' or ``What shall we drink?'' or ``What shall we wear?'' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.- Matthew 6:25-34”

Tags : Generosity Humble Importance Life Scripture Value Worry
Author : Anonymous
Source : Holy Bible: King James Version

7. “I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.”

Tags : Benevolence Charity Dogs Generosity Hypocrisy Pets

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

Tags : Generosity Pride
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Sand and Foam

9. “The kindness that we receive from others in life, is also the kindness that we will want to give. The harshness that we receive from others in life, will also be the harshness that we will give. But true strength lies in seeing the harshness that we have received in life; and living in such a way so that that others will never feel the same from us.”

Tags : Cruelty Generosity Harshness Inner Strength Kindness Life And Living Overcomer The Circle Of Life The Meaning Of Giving The Meaning Of Kindness The Meaning Of Strength True Strength Victory
Author : C. JoyBell C.

10. “I Love You! Three words that mean nothing if not followed through with actions. It seems to be more relevant in the terms of showing verses saying. Anyone can say it, because there are different kinds of love. But, few are willing to actually show it. Saying is one thing. Living proof is another.”

Tags : Anyone Compare Comparison Competence Daily Dedication Enjoyment Experience Expression Generosity Greatness Happiness Heaven Hope Independent Kindness Life Living Love Quotes Lovers Loving Someone Terms Thoughts Time Willing Words
Source : Sweet Destiny

11. “Wisdom is the remnant of being aware (being conscious)”

Tags : Belief Christianity Creation Of Life Death Denial Destroy Doubt Evil Generosity God Honest Honesty Ignorant Joy Knowledge New Raised Religion Space The Bible The Flood

12. “To paraphrase Lucretius, there's nothing more useful than to watch a man or woman in times of contagious deadly disease peril combined with his or her assumptions of financial adversity to discern what kind of man or woman they really are.”

Tags : Adversity Character Contagious Disease Disease Prevention Ethics Generosity Insecurity Lucretius Money Morality Morals Peril Public Health
Author : T.K. Naliaka

13. “Ah! What pleasure it must be to a woman to suffer for the one she loves!”

Tags : Generosity Girls Love Purity Self Sacrifice Suffering Women
Source : Père Goriot

14. “Artists strive to free this true and spontaneous self in their work. Creativity, meditation are ways of freeing an inner voice.”

Tags : Artist Creativity Freedom Generosity Inner Voice Inspirational Meditation Spirituality Spontaneous
Source : Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem

15. “Money is not the only commodity that is fun to give. We can give time, we can give our expertise, we can give our love or simply give a smile. What does that cost? The point is, none of us can ever run out of something worthwhile to give.”

Tags : Generosity Give Giving Giving Away Giving Love Money Stewardship Time
Author : Steve Goodier

16. “I come in a world of iron...to make a world of gold”

Tags : Don Quixote Generosity Giving Goals Goals In Life Heroism Life Life Purpose Man Of La Mancha Selflessness
Source : Man of La Mancha

17. “But I give best when I give from that deeper place; when I give simply, freely and generously, and sometimes for no particular reason. I give best when I give from my heart.”

Tags : Generosity Generous Giving Love Sharing Sincerity Spontaneity Unconditional Love
Author : Steve Goodier

18. “A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”

Tags : Action Blessings Compassion Generosity Giving Helping Others Kindness Life Success
Source : Life, the Truth, and Being Free

19. “Many people are trying hard to be invincible, and most of the time they fail invisible, while few find their spotlight. But the remarkable person is one, who can be both invincible and invisible at the same time.”

Tags : Change The World Defeated Fail Fight For Generosity Hoodlum Incapable Of Being Conquered Insuperable Insurmountable Invincible Invisible Lionhearted Masked Hero Nightlight Particular Person Person Powerful Seeking Justice Silent Goodness Spotlight Strong Unknown Hero

20. “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”

Tags : Charity Compassion Friendship Generosity Helping Others
Author : John Holmes

21. “In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it's wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.”

Tags : Charity Compassion Generosity Gratitude Service
Source : Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

22. “You give but little when you give of your possessions.It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”

Tags : Generosity Giving Poetry
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

23. “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”

Tags : Benevolence Charity Compassion Generosity Helping Others
Author : John Bunyan

24. “Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life.”

Tags : Education Enduring Good Generosity Life Wise Advice Work
Author : Confucius

25. “When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?”

Tags : Benevolence Generosity Integrity Moral Courage

26. “That's what I consider true generosity: You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.”

Tags : Charity Compassion Generosity

27. “Conquer the angry one by not getting angry; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by speaking the truth.[Verse 223]”

Tags : Anger Generosity Goodness Inspirational Kindness Knowledge Love Truth Wisdom
Source : The Dhammapada

28. “For it is in giving that we receive.”

Tags : Generosity Giving Kindness

29. “Because when you love something, you want to do it all the time, even if no one is paying you for it. At least that's how I felt about drawing.”

Tags : Appreciaton Art Generosity Samantha
Author : Meg Cabot
Source : All-American Girl

30. “Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.”

Tags : Generosity

31. “(I)f we are going to be kind, let it be out of simple generosity, not because we fear guilt or retribution.”

Tags : Generosity Guilt Kindness Retribution
Author : J.M. Coetzee
Source : Disgrace

32. “People who love themselves come across as very loving, generous and kind; they express their self-confidence through humility, forgiveness and inclusiveness.”

Tags : Generosity Inspirational Kindness Self Love
Author : Sanaya Roman
Source : Living with Joy: Keys to Personal Power and Spiritual Transformation

33. “Among the rich you will never find a really generous man even by accident. They may give their money away, but they will never give themselves away; they are egotistic, secretive, dry as old bones. To be smart enough to get all that money you must be dull enough to want it.”

Tags : Generosity Greed Wealth
Source : A Miscellany of Men

34. “Generosity is not in giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is in giving me that which you need more than I do.”

Tags : Generosity Giving
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Sand and Foam

35. “Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember to keep your feet on the ground.”

Tags : Generosity Goals Practicality

36. “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.”

Tags : Angels Generosity Guests Hospitality Inspirational Strangers
Author : Anonymous
Source : Holy Bible: King James Version

37. “Silence the angry man with love. Silence the ill-natured man with kindness. Silence the miser with generosity. Silence the liar with truth.”

Tags : Generosity Kindness Love Truth

38. “Practice giving things away, not just things you don't care about, but things you do like. Remember, it is not the size of a gift, it is its quality and the amount of mental attachment you overcome that count. So don't bankrupt yourself on a momentary positive impulse, only to regret it later. Give thought to giving. Give small things, carefully, and observe the mental processes going along with the act of releasing the little thing you liked. (53)(Quote is actually Robert A F Thurman but Huston Smith, who only wrote the introduction to my edition, seems to be given full credit for this text.)”

Tags : Attachment Generosity Gift Giving Non Attachment Practice Releasing Simplicity
Author : Huston Smith
Source : Tibetan Book of the Dead

39. “Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone's day.”

Tags : Charity Generosity Giving Good Deeds Helping Kindness Richelle Richelle Goodrich
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

40. “Rings and jewels are not gifts, but apologies for gifts. The only gift is a portion of thyself. Thou must bleed for me.”

Tags : Generosity
Source : Gifts: an essay

41. “When you win and the other fellow loses, what do you see? A losing face. There is great joy in losing and making the other person win and have a happy face. Who will be the happiest person? The one who brings happiness to others.”

Tags : Generosity Happiness

42. “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.”

Tags : Altruism Generosity Loyalty Trustworthiness
Author : Steven Pinker
Source : The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature

43. “If the baser instinct of rampant self-preservation adamantly refuses to surrender itself to the infinitely greater call of self-sacrifice, in attempting to save our lives we will have in reality completely destroyed our lives.”

Tags : Call Calling Destroy Generosity Giving Instinct Legacies Legacy Memorial Day Memorials Sacrifice Save Self Preservation Self Sacrifice Selfless Selflessness

44. “As spiritual searchers we need to become freer and freer of the attachment to our own smallness in which we get occupied with me-me-me. Pondering on large ideas or standing in front of things which remind us of a vast scale can free us from acquisitiveness and competitiveness and from our likes and dislikes. If we sit with an increasing stillness of the body, and attune our mind to the sky or to the ocean or to the myriad stars at night, or any other indicators of vastness, the mind gradually stills and the heart is filled with quiet joy. Also recalling our own experiences in which we acted generously or with compassion for the simple delight of it without expectation of any gain can give us more confidence in the existence of a deeper goodness from which we may deviate. (39)”

Tags : Attachment Compassion Confidence Expectations Generosity Goodness Joy Meditation Non Attachment Quiet Spirituality Stillness
Author : Ravi Ravindra
Source : The Wisdom of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras: A New Translation and Guide by Ravi Ravindra

45. “Food-sharing is an innate way that we show our love for people we care about. Including others in times of celebration is an act of kindness.”

Tags : Caring Celiac Disease Compassion Food Allergy Food Restrictions Food Sensitivities Food Sharing Generosity Inclusion Inclusiveness Inclusivity Kindness Lactose Intolerance Love Yum

46. “If I am not touching a life, I am not touching life.”

Tags : Assistance Assisting Companion Companionship Generosity Gifts Give Giving Help Helping Interact Interacting Life Partnership Sacrifice Sacrificing Touch Touching

47. “When God opens a new page in your life, make photocopies of it, read it and share it with other people. Some may hear it when you read it, others may tear it when you share it.”

Tags : Be At Peace Copies Food For Thought Generous God God S Gift Hear It Israelmore Ayivor Kind Life Open Page Photocopies Photos Print Read Read It Renewed Life Share Share It Tear
Source : The Great Hand Book of Quotes

48. “Real generosity is anonymous to the extent that a man should be prepared even to be considered ungenerous rather than explain it to others.”

Tags : Generosity Learning Sufi Sufis Sufism
Author : Idries Shah
Source : Learning How to Learn: Psychology and Spirituality in the Sufi Way

49. “Don’t be selfish in life; pass the ball. Winners in life’s game are people who demonstrate that they are not greedy when they have abundant of supply. They share freely provided they have it! That defines the true state of a purposeful person.”

Tags : Abundance Abundant Ball Demonstrate Don T Be Greedy Don T Be Selfish Generosity Generousity Greedy Kind Kindness Life Is A Game Pass Pass The Ball People Person Play The Game Purposeful Selfish Selfless Selflessness Share Share Freely Win Win The Game Winners
Source : The Great Hand Book of Quotes

50. “Rest in the knowledge that God is both abundantly gracious and ridiculously generous.”

Tags : Abundant Generosity Generous God Grace Gracious Knowledge Nature Of God Peace Rest
Author : Jared Brock
Source : A Year of Living Prayerfully: How a Curious Traveler Met the Pope, Walked on Coals, Danced with Rabbis, and Revived His Prayer Life

51. “It takes money to make money, even begging. Humans are herd animals. If a stranger’s bleeding to death beside the road, most people won’t stop to offer a Band-Aid. But get the ball rolling with a couple Good Samaritans, and before you know it you’ve got more eager philanthropists than you know what to do with.”

Tags : Beggar Begging Conformity Generosity Good Will Human Nature Making Money Money Philanthropy Poverty
Author : Sol Luckman
Source : Beginner's Luke

52. “Leave the quarters of the close-fisted selfishness and live in the edifice of an open-handed generosity. God gives to you, so you can share when it's required of you! Give out; conquer greed!”

Tags : Change Change Position Close Fist Conquer Conquer Greed Conqueror Edifice Food For Thought Generosity Generous Greedy Kind People Kindness Leave Love Move Quarters Selfishness Share Share Freely Success Successful There Is Blessing In Giving
Source : Daily Drive 365

53. “If you are a Buddhist, inspire yourself by thinking of the bodhisattva. If you are a Christian, think of the Christ, who came not to be served by others but to serve them in joy, in peace, and in generosity. For these things, these are not mere words, but acts, which go all the way, right up to their last breath. Even their death is a gift, and resurrection is born from this kind of death. (157)”

Tags : Actions Bodhisattva Buddhism Buddhist Christ Christianity Death Generosity Inspiration Joy Meditation Peace Resurrection Service Words
Source : Compassion and Meditation: The Spiritual Dynamic between Buddhism and Christianity

54. “We can give away all that He entrusts to us in the same spirit of generosity.”

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Source : Weird: Because Normal Isn't Working

55. “The greatest dividends in life are those that we give away.”

Tags : Bless Blessing Dividends Earn Earned Endow Endowment Generosity Generous Gift Giving Gifts Give Giving Life Living Resources Sacrifice Selfless Selflessness

56. “Generous people are likely to receive more respect from their peers.”

Tags : Generosity Respect Stress Management
Source : The Stress Solution: Using Empathy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Reduce Anxiety and Develop Resilience

57. “The more light in your composition, the more generous you are. That is the first sign of a true light warrior. They give without waiting for you to ask. They give without expecting to be repaid. They give to strangers and even offer help to enemies. And sadly, because their light is so bright, they also attract tons of bugs and flies their way.”

Tags : Bugs Enemies Flies Generosity Generous Give Giving Kindness Light Pests Strangers Warrior
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

58. “I mean a man whose hopes and aims may sometimes lie (as most men's sometimes do, I dare say) above the ordinary level, but to whom the ordinary level will be high enough after all if it should prove to be a way of usefulness and good service leading to no other. All generous spirits are ambitious, I suppose, but the ambition that calmly trusts itself to such a road, instead of spasmodically trying to fly over it, is of the kind I care for.”

Tags : Ambition Contentment Diligence Generosity Service Usefulness Work
Source : Bleak House

59. “Rivers don’t drink their own waters; trees don’t eat their own fruits. The salt seasons the soup in order to have its purpose fulfilled. Live for others!”

Tags : Drink Food For Thought Fruit Fruits Generosity Generous Generousity Israelmore Ayivor Kindness Lavish Live For Others Myles Munroe Purpose River Rivers Salt Season Seasoning Show Love Soup Tree Trees Water Waters
Source : Leaders' Watchwords

60. “Laughter is sweet when enjoyed alone. But it becomes sweeter when you enjoy it together with the people around you. Your success must lead to the success others.”

Tags : Alone Enjoy Fellowship Friendship Generosity Generous Joy Jubilate Kind Kindness Laugh Laughter Neighbors Neighbours Other People People Relationship Success Successful Sweet Sweetening Sweeter Sweetest Togetherness Unity Welfare

61. “No, it is not a commonplace, sir! If up to now, for example, I have been told to 'love my neighbor,' and I did love him, what came of it?. . . What came of it was that I tore my caftan in two, shared it with my neighbor, and we were both left half naked, in accordance with the Russian proverb which says: If you chase several hares at once, you won't overtake any one of them. But science says: Love yourself before all, because everything in the world is based on self-interest. If you love only yourself, you will set your affairs up properly, and your caftan will also remain in one piece. And economic truth adds that the more properly arranged personal affairs and, so to speak, whole caftans there are in society, the firmer its foundations are and the better arranged its common cause. It follows that by acquiring for everyone, as it were, and working so that my neighbor will have something more than a torn caftan, not from private, isolated generosities now, but as a result of universal prosperity.”

Tags : Generosity Prosperity Science
Source : Crime and Punishment

62. “Give today to get better tomorrow.”

Tags : Belief Developing Leadership Skills Future Generosity Give And Take Leadership Leadership Development Management And Leadership Management Skills Organizational Culture Perception Relationships Self Concept Self Development Success Success In Life Success Self Improvement Success Strategies Team Building Time
Author : Ashish Patel

63. “Generosity without delicacy, like wit without judgement, generally gives as much pain as pleasure.”

Tags : Generosity Pain Pleasure
Author : Fanny Burney
Source : Evelina

64. “THE NAKED HEARTFrom womb to tomb,There came and went -Only you.Poor or rich,You will die withOnly you.All the wealth you harvestIn the living,Will go to others when you are dead.But the true test of a lion of God -Is to keep giving with your own hands,Before you rest in your final bed.”

Tags : Bed Burial Charitable Charity Dead Death Death Bed Generous Generous Heart Giver Giving Giving Spirit God Heart Judgement Kind Kind Heart Life Lion Lion Of God Poor Rest Resting Place Rich Test Tomb Womb
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

65. “THE UNFORGIVENTell me if you've ever had to deal with these kinds of people:The kind who take and don't give.The kind to whom you give and give,And they keep asking.The kind to whom you give and give and they say you gave nothing.The kind whom have never offered anything,But act like they're the ones providingEVERYTHING.The kind you give and give,But take more than you can give.And when they have already taken everything,They get mad at you when you say you haveNothing more to give.The unforgiving,The misgiving,Wastefully living -And selfishly driven.The rat that never gives back,Yet is so quick to attack -Because they think the wordTAKINGSeriously meansGIVING.”

Tags : Attack Enemies Family Forget Friends Generosity Generous Give Giver Giving Greed Greedy Misgiving Rat Recieve Reciprocity Selfish Selfishness Selfless Taker Taking Unforgivable Unforgiving Wasteful Wastefully Living
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

66. “To calculate sacrifice is to attempt to sacrifice safely, and safe sacrifice is one of the most outrageous oxymoron’s I can think of.”

Tags : Calculate Generosity Generous Give Giver Giving Sacrifice Sacrificial Safe Safety

67. “If sacrifice is not the theme of my life, there’s no sense telling the story.”

Tags : Calling Generosity Generous Give Giving Intent Life Meaning Mission Purpose Sacrifice Sacrificing Story Telling Theme Value

68. “If you can live with less of what you have. You can be more of who you are.”

Tags : Generosity Kindness Love
Source : Secrets of Jewish Wealth Revealed!

69. “Giving is an act of generosity.Giving is sowing a seed.The seed will produce great harvest of fruits.”

Tags : Fruitfulness Fruits Fruits Basket Fruits Of The Spirit Generosity Generous Generousity Giving Giving Advice Giving And Receiving Giving Away Giving Back Giving Help Giving Love Giving Your Best Harvest Harvesting Harvesting The Heart Produce Product Seed Sowing Sowing Reaping Sowing Seeds

70. “The Bible consistently and directly indicates that when we give generously, we're serving, honoring, and glorifying God. After all, generosity is fundamental to God's nature.”

Tags : After All And Bible Consistently Directly Fundamental Generosity Generously Give Glorifying God God S Honoring Indicates Is Nature Serving That To We We Re When
Source : Weird: Because Normal Isn't Working

71. “I have noticed that most times, the least that you give out is the best that someone really needs. So, don't always wait till you have something big to give before you do so! Someone's "big" is your "little"!”

Tags : Big Food For Thought Generosity Generous Israelmore Ayivor Kind Kindness Lavish Least Little Little Is Enough Little Things Need Share Small Tiny
Source : Daily Drive 365

72. “You should either be like the candle that produces light or you live like mirror which reflects it. Pray for love; Sow love, Show love and Share love!”

Tags : Be Kind Candle Food For Thought Generosity Generous I Love You Israelmore Ayivor Kind Light Love Love People Mirror Pray Refelction Share Share Love Show Love Sow Love True Love
Source : Daily Drive 365

73. “One of the first conditions of happiness is the ability to take pleasure in other people's happiness.”

Tags : Generosity Happiness Other People Pleasure
Author : Marty Rubin

74. “No amount of money can fill your heart up with what kindness and compassion can.”

Tags : Community Compassion Generosity Giving Heart Quotes Kindness Kindness Quotes
Author : Eileen Anglin

75. “Life doesn't offers charity, it offers chance.”

Tags : Amit Kalantri Quotes Chance Charitable Charity Free Help Generosity Handouts Human Humans Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Life Live Motivation Motivational Quotes Offer Offers Opportunities Opportunity Philosophy Proverb Sayings Wisdom Wisdom Quotes
Author : Amit Kalantri
Source : Wealth of Words

76. “By simple mathematics giving is key to the world you seek to live in. If I take I alone gain. If I give or share then two at least are enriched.”

Tags : Changing The World Enrichment Generosity Giving Gratitude Greed Happiness Helping Others Inspiring Quotes Mathematics Rasheed Ogunlaru Quotes Self Help Sharing Solving Problems Taking Transformation Wisdom Worldliness

77. “Give with a free hand, but give only of your own.”

Tags : Generosity Give Giving Middle Earth Possessions Socialism Things Tolkien

78. “May we find more grace to do good deeds.”

Tags : Advice Christian Life Community Service Compassion Deeds Faith Generosity Giving Grace Help Others Hope Humanity Inspirational Kindness Life Needy Religion Self Motivation Service Volunteerism Wise Words Work
Source : Think Great: Be Great!

79. “Beware of those who are stingy, for they would rather sting you than give you anything.”

Tags : Generosity Generous Give Giving Kindness Needy Selfish Selfishness Stinginess Stingy Taking
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

80. “God doesn't make us rich so we can indulge ourselves and spoil our children, or so we can insulate ourselves form needing God's provision. God gives us abundant material blessing so that we can give it away, and give it generously.”

Tags : Generosity Heaven Help Kingdom Money S Wealth
Author : Randy Alcorn
Source : Money, Possessions and Eternity

81. “It was our belief that the love of possessions is a weakness to be overcome. . . . Children must early learn the beauty of generosity. They are taught to give what they prize most, that they may taste the happiness of giving. . . . The Indians in their simplicity literally give away all that they have—to relatives, to guests of other tribes or clans, but above all to the poor and the aged, from whom they can hope for no return.”

Tags : Culture Generosity Materialism Native American Wisdom Simplicity

82. “We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results.”

Tags : Action Altruism Cause And Effect Connected Connection Fiber Generosity Invisible Life Live Results Selfishness Selflessness Sympathy
Author : Henry Melvill

83. “I don't want to see him alone. He says things that annoy me. He gives me good advice." Lord Henry smiled. "People are very fond of giving away what they need most themselves. It is what I call the depth of generosity.”

Tags : Generosity Good Advice
Author : Oscar Wilde
Source : The Picture of Dorian Gray

84. “[G]iving yourself some loving attention is not selfish. It is sensible. If you feel loved and cherished--even if it is only by yourself--then you will have more love to give to others, too. (83)”

Tags : Generosity Giving Love Self Loving Selfishness
Source : Reiki for Life: A Complete Guide to Reiki Practice

85. “Selfishness leads to nothingness. Generosity and benevolence leads to great reward,” he explained.”

Tags : Benevolence Generosity Reward Selfishness
Author : J.W. Lord

86. “You know, Emily was a selfish old woman in her way. She was very generous, but she always wanted a return. She never let people forget what she had done for them - and, that way she missed love.”

Tags : Altruism Generosity Love Selfishness
Source : The Mysterious Affair at Styles

87. “We have power as consumers. We can exercise that power all the time by not choosing to invest time, energy or funds to support the production of mass media images that do not reflect life-enhancing values, that undermine a love ethic.”

Tags : Altruism Change Consummerism Generosity Humanity Love Optimism Principles Society Values
Author : bell hooks
Source : All About Love: New Visions

88. “Appearances, beauty, value and life have their unique mysteries and essence. I prefer that essence to be breathing with humility, honesty, compassion, respect and a timeless love.”

Tags : Appearances Essence Generosity Humility Respect

89. “Sir, I did not count your glasses of wine, why should you number up my cups of tea?”

Tags : Generosity Jealousy Reckoning Small Mindedness Tea Wine
Source : The Life of Samuel Johnson, Vol 2

90. “Success is not just having all your heart desires, you may be financially capable, but you still reside in the apartment of failures if you don't give out some dough to those roaming the streets.”

Tags : Altriusm Altruist Attracting Blessings Beneficiary Benevolence Big Hearted Failure Finance Good Deed Help Kindness Michael Bassey Johnson Needy Prosperity Prosperous Rescue Seed Sowing Succeed Superstar Wealth

91. “Wagging tongues from prejudiced, sophisticated facade of show-off people can never blemish any honest, genuine, golden heart.”

Tags : Boastful Ego Generosity Golden Heart Gossip Mongers Honesty Narrow Minded Prejudice

92. “Children must early learn the the beauty of generosity. They are taught to give what they prize most, that they may taste the happiness of giving.”

Tags : Children Generosity Happiness Life Lessons

93. “They drew their net to shore, and there was a fire of coals, and fish laid thereon, another fish. When they had enough, one that was better than all was added. Have you not sometimes wished that you could have had that hundred and fifty-fourth fish? This was Christ's way all the while, and is His way still. He fills the net as full as it will hold, that our life may be sustained, and then He adds more, that His love may be gratified, and that which He adds is the "royal bounty.”

Tags : Blessings Bounty Generosity Grace Divine

94. “Generosity is also marked by doing what one says one will do. Saadi teaches: ‘when the generous promise, they perform”

Tags : Generosity Promises Saadi Sufis Sufism Wisdom
Author : Idries Shah
Source : Learning How to Learn: Psychology and Spirituality in the Sufi Way

95. “[T]hrough bitter experience I have learned that it is best to promise little and then to reward hard work with generosity.”

Tags : Generosity Promise Reward Work
Author : Tahir Shah
Source : In Search of King Solomon's Mines

96. “Hollow Horn Bear knew that to be leader and adviser of his people he must be honest and reliable, and that his word once given in promise must never be taken back. He knew that he must be a man of will-power, standing for the right no matter what happened to him personally; that he must have strength of purpose, allowing no influence to turn him from doing what was best for the tribe. He must be willing to serve his people without thought of pay. He must be utterly unselfish and kind-hearted to the old and poor and stand ready to give to those in need. Above all, he must be unafraid to deal equal justice to all.”

Tags : Bravery Generosity Honesty Integrity Justice Kind Hearted Leadership Promise Service Stand For Right Strength Of Purpose Unselfishness Will Power
Source : My Indian Boyhood

97. “Bodily passion, which has been so unjustly decried, compels its victims to display every vestige that is in them of unselfishness and generosity, and so effectively that they shine resplendent in the eyes of all beholders.”

Tags : Generosity Love Passion Unselfishness Virtue
Author : Marcel Proust
Source : Swann's Way

98. “[I]t's not enough to be right. I think you have to be generous. It's not enough to be logical. You have to be virtuous...[Y]our demeanor will carry your message, perhaps, even further than your words will...[P]eople don't just disagree with us. Many of them genuinely think that we are evil, and when people think you're evil, I don't think they listen very carefully to your words. They search your manner. They look for the slightest excuse to ignore all your impregnable arguments, all of your carefully-marshaled facts, and that's why we must never be mean-spirited or angry or petulant, or dismissive of the interest of others. I believe rudeness and arrogance, they would drive people away, that would only confirm their own prejudices. It's the excuse they're desperate for to walk away smug and happy and say 'these people are just small-minded angry bigots.' Our opponents don't recognize our good faith, but -and this is a hard thing- I think we must try our best to recognize their good faith...You can't expect them to recognize our good intentions unless we are willing to recognize theirs.”

Tags : Generosity Logic Manners Understanding Virtue
Author : Jared Taylor

99. “Mungu anapokupa kipaji anategemea ukitumie vizuri kwa ajili ya wengine. Usipokitumia vizuri kwa ajili ya wengine, ama kwa uvivu au kwa woga, atawapa wengine wakitumia kwa ajili yako. Ukitumia vipaji vyako vizuri, Mungu atakuongezea maradufu. Yaani, ukitumia muda wako vizuri atakuongezea muda. Ukitumia nguvu zako vizuri atakuongea nguvu. Ukitumia pesa yako vizuri atakuongezea pesa. Ukitumia ukarimu wako vizuri atakuongezea ukarimu. Ukitumia maarifa yako vizuri atakuongezea maarifa.”

Tags : Fear Generosity God Kipaji Knowledge Laziness Maarifa Maradufu Money Muda Mungu Nguvu Others Pesa Power Talent Talents Time Twice As Much Ukarimu Uvivu Vipaji Wengine Woga

100. “Show your compassion to people in their life time; no amount of your tears can serve as compensation when their coffins are lowered!”

Tags : Buried Cemetery Coffins Compassion Compassionate Compensate Compensation Dead Death Food For Thought Generosity Generous Israelmore Ayivor Kind Kindness Life Love Love People People Sympathy Tear Tears Time
Source : Daily Drive 365

101. “[G]enerosity... is the mistress and queen that gives lustre to every virtue, as it is not hard to prove. Where could one find a man, however powerful and rich, who isn't blamed if he is mean? And who, though not appreciated for his many other qualities, doesn't earn praise by his generosity? Liberality on its own makes a worthy man; and that can't be achieved by high birth, courtliness, wisdom, nobility, wealth, strength, chivalry, boldness, authority, beauty, or anything else. But just as the rose is more lovely than any other flower when it opens fresh and new, so where liberality appears it surpasses all other virtues and increases five hundred times the qualities it finds in a worthy, upright man.”

Tags : Chivalry Generosity Knighthood

102. “Creative people depend on the generosity and graces of strangers.”

Tags : Creative People Creativity Creativity Quotes Generosity Grace Grace And Favor Grace And Favour Strangers

103. “Whenever you feel short or need of something, give what you want first, and it will come back in buckets. That is true for money, a smile, love or friendship. I know it is often the last thing a person may do, but it has always worked for me. I trust that the principle of prosperity is true, and I give what I want. I want money, so I give money, and it comes back in multiples. I want sales, so I help someone else sell something, so sales come to me. I want contacts, and I help someone else get contacts. Like magic, contacts come to me. I heard a saying years ago that went: god does not need to receive, but humans need to give. My rich dad would often say: poor people are more greedy than rich people. He would explain that if a person is rich, that person is providing something that other people wanted...whenever I think people aren't smiling at me, I simply began smiling and saying hello. Like magic, the next thing I know: I'm surrounded by smiling people. It is true that you world is only a mirror of you. So that's why I say, teach and you shall receive.”

Tags : Generosity Givers Teaching
Source : Rich Dad Poor Dad

104. “The death of Robert G. Ingersoll, on July 21, 1899, was one of the most widely -- noted events of that year in the civilized world. It was also one of the most widely and profoundly regretted, -- the most deeply deplored. Everywhere, the wisest knew (and the noblest felt) that the cause of humanity had met its greatest loss. To many thousands who realized the intellectual amplitude, the moral heroism and grandeur, the boundless generosity and sympathy, the tenderness and affection, of this incomparable man, his passing was as an intimate and bitter bereavement.Ingersoll was doubtless known, personally and otherwise, to more people than any other American who had not sat in the presidential chair; and, notwithstanding either the number or the wishes of his critics, his death probably brought genuine grief to more hearts than has that of any other individual in our history. Twice before, 'a Nation bowed and wept'; this time, a people.”

Tags : Admiration American Bereavement Death Deplore Generosity Grandeur Grief Heroism History Honor Humanity Incomparable Ingersoll Morality Praise President Regret Respect Robert G Ingersoll Robert Ingersoll Sympathy Tenderness Wisest
Source : Ingersoll: A Biographical Appreciation

105. “Your self-defense becomes a self-defeat when you are doing it for selfish reasons! It's not about you and your pocket alone; let it be for the collective joy of your entire neighbourhood and beyond!”

Tags : Be Kind Care Collect Defeat Defend Defense Entire Food For Thought Generous Israelmore Ayivor Joy Love Love People Neighbor Neighborhood Neighbour Neihbourhood Pocket Reason Reasons Self Defeat Self Defence Selfish Selfishness Selfless Share
Source : Daily Drive 365

106. “Ukarimu ni bora kuliko hekima, na kulitambua hilo ndiyo mwanzo wa hekima.”

Tags : Beginning Better Bora Generosity Hekima Mwanzo Recognition Ukarimu Utambuzi Wisdom

107. “Maana halisi ya ukarimu si kutoa vitu au mali nyingi kwa watu wanaohitaji msaada, bali ni kutoa vitu au mali hizo bila kinyongo au unafiki wowote. Ukarimu unapaswa kutolewa kwa watu sahihi, wakati sahihi, kiasi sahihi na kwa moyo mmoja bila kinyongo chochote. Ukitoa kwa lengo la kupata faida, huo ni ubinafsi na unafiki mkubwa.”

Tags : Benefit Faida Generosity Guilty Help Hypocrisy Kiasi Sahihi Kinyongo Mali Moyo Mmoja Msaada One Heart People Possessions Right Amount Right People Right Time Selfishness Ubinafsi Ukarimu Unafiki Vitu Wakati Sahihi Watu Watu Sahihi

108. “Obscurity makes success undefined because success is crowned by sharing what you have with people who need it; you can't share if you keep hiding!”

Tags : Crown Food For Thought Generosity Generous Give It Hidden Hide Israelmore Ayivor Kind Kindness Need Obscure Obscurity People People In Need Share Share It Sharing Succeed Success Successful Undefined
Source : The Great Hand Book of Quotes

109. “Like the moon, the novel is a symbol and a necessary reality. Ideally it serves neither gods nor masters. Philosopher’s stone, it sublimates, precipitates, and quickens. House of Keys, it opens all our darkest doors. May the Pol Pot Persons of all genders and denominations take heed: to create a fictional world with rigor and passion, to imagine a character of any sex, place, time, or color and make it palpitate and quiver, to catapult it into the deepest forests of our most luminous reveries, is to commit an act of empathy. To write a novel of the imagination is a gesture of tenderness; to enter the body of a book is a fearless act and generous.”

Tags : Generosity Gesture Of Tenderness House Of Keys Novel Of The Imagination Philosophers Stone The Moon The Novel
Source : The Monstrous and the Marvelous

110. “Generosity is opens the windows of heavenly blessings.”

Tags : Blessings Christian Generosity Giving Good Deeds Sharing Life

111. “If truth doesn't set you free, generosity of spirit will.”

Tags : Emotion Forgiveness Freedom Generosity Relationships Spirituality Truth

112. “Now you can all have a wish -- the Moomin family first!"Moominmamma hesitated a bit. "Should it be something you can see?" she asked, "or an idea? If you know what I mean, Mr. Hobgoblin?""Oh, yes!" said the Hobgoblin. "Things are easier of course, but it will work with an idea too.""Then I want to wish that Moomintroll will stop missing Snufkin," said Moominmamma."Oh, dear!" said Moomintroll going pink, "I didn't know it was so obvious!"But the Hobgoblin waved his cloak once, and immediately the sadness flew out of Moomintroll's heart. His longing just became an expectancy, and that felt much better.”

Tags : Friendship Generosity Longing Mothers Wishes Fulfilled
Author : Tove Jansson
Source : Finn Family Moomintroll

113. “We've decided to wake a miss for you because you are nice. We want a booby as roomful as ours."Everybody had seen the Hobgoblin laugh, but nobody believed he could smile. He was so happy that you could see it all over him -- from his hat to his boots! Without a word he waved his cloak over the grass -- and behold! Once more the garden was filled with a pink light and there on the grass before them lay a twin to the King's Ruby -- the Queen's Ruby.”

Tags : Generosity Hobgoblin Kindness King S Ruby Precious Stones Wishes Fulfilled
Author : Tove Jansson
Source : Finn Family Moomintroll

114. “When you make the decision to give something to a person who has nothing, that something has just become their everything.”

Tags : Attitudes Caring Quotes Generosity Inspirational Quotes Mark Boyer
Author : Mark W. Boyer

115. “Generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion and loving-kindness.”

Tags : Compassion Generosity Inspirational Loving Kindness Spiritual

116. “The highest goodness is like water.Water is beneficial to all things but not contend. It stays in places which others despise. Therefore it is near Tao. The weakest things in the world can overmatch the strongest things in the world. Nothing in the world can be compared to water for its weak and yielding nature; yet in attacking the hard and strong nothing proves better than water. For there is no alternative to it. The weak can overcome and the yielding can overcame the hard. This all the world knows but does not practice. This again is the practice of ‘wu-wel’ and nonviolence. Water may be weak, pliable, fluid, but its action is not one of running away from an obstacle. On the contrary, it gives at the point of resistance, envelopes the object and passes beyond it. Ultimately it will wear down the hardest rock. Water is a more telling symbol than land… crossing the river to get to the other side is, again, attaining the state of enlightenment.”

Tags : Balance Calm Challenges Collected Compassion Generosity Gentle Gentleness Go With The Flow Goodness Irony Legend Loving Loving Kindness Metta Overcoming Peace Stillness Strength Strongest Tao Taoism Water Zen
Author : J.C. Cooper

117. “To be creative, first we must be generous. Then we must have a quiet, indomitable belief in our own worth.”

Tags : Belief Belief In Oneself Creativity Donna Goddard Generosity Love Self Esteem Self Improvement Self Love Quotes Self Worth Spirit Spiritual Spiritual Growth Spiritual Life Spiritual Quotes Spiritual Wisdom Spirituality Worth
Author : Donna Goddard

118. “Rabbi Hiyya advised his wife, “When a poor man comes to the door, be quick to give him food so that the same may be done to your children.” She exclaimed, “You are cursing our children [with the suggestion that they may become beggars].” But Rabbi Hiyya replied, “There is a wheel which revolves in this world.” —Babylonian Talmud, Shabbat 151b”

Tags : Altruism Cycle Of Life Generosity Income Inequality Jewish Poverty Talmud What Goes Around Comes Around
Source : Jewish Wisdom

119. “You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”

Tags : Generosity Kindness
Source : One Simple Act: Discovering the Power of Generosity

120. “The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.The more he gives to others,the more he has for his own.”

Tags : Generosity Kindness
Author : Lao Tzu

121. “Helping people and putting smiles on their faces is a great, great thing. God only knows why more people don't do it more often.”

Tags : Assistance Generosity Happiness Help Kindness People

122. “Impatient men are generous ones. Or haven't you learned that by now?”

Tags : Generosity Impatience Men Patience
Author : Megan Chance
Source : The Spiritualist

123. “You make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true and also fierce, you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her.”

Tags : Courage Fallibility Generosity Inspirational

124. “But the minimum human duty is to serve others: it is no great attainment.”

Tags : Duty Generosity Humanity Serviceity Sufis Sufism
Author : Idries Shah
Source : Seeker After Truth

125. “It's not the depth of your intellect that will comfort you or transform your world. Only the richness of your heart and your generosity of spirit can do that”

Tags : Changing The World Contribution Generosity Giving Heartfulness Inner Strength Intellect Kindness Knowledge Legacy Love Motivational Quotes Peace Rasheed Ogunlaru Quotes The Heart The Human Spirit Transformation Uplifting Quotes Wisdom

126. “Maumivu ya matatizo ya yule aliyekukosea hayana tofauti na maumivu ya matatizo ya wewe uliyekosewa. Adui yako (kwa mfano) akifiwa na mke aliyempenda sana, atajisikia vibaya kama utakavyojisikia vibaya kufiwa na mke uliyempenda sana. Kuwa na huruma kwa waliokukosea, wakati wa shida.”

Tags : 100 Adui Adui Yako Breakdown Compassion Ease Feel Bad Feel Good Generosity Happiness Hasimuyo Humanity Huruma Luka Luke Matatizo Maumivu Mercy Mke Mungu Need Pain People Sympathy Trouble Wife Your Enemy

127. “The whole concept of some stranger making his way down our chimney - not that we had one - suggested burglary more readily than generosity. Any Santa who tried it would have gotten a bullet in his holly, jolly keister.”

Tags : Burglar Burglary Chimney Christmas Generosity Santa Santa Claus
Source : Of Christmas Present

128. “Every gift you give, will multiply a hundred-fold.”

Tags : Abilities Christian Life Daily Motivation Faith Generosity Give Freely Giving Hope Humanity Inspiration Mankind Service Serving Skills Talents Volunteerism Wise Words
Source : Think Great: Be Great!

129. “The only wealth that mattered was affinity and generosity. Affinity towards oneself and generosity towards the world itself.”

Tags : Affinity Generosity Oneself Wealth Wealth And Virtues World
Source : The Rise of Shams

130. “Întotdeauna mi s-a părut detestabil de scârboasă această idee atât de credibilă, potrivit căreia o activitate militantă, generoasă, aparent dezinteresată reprezintă compensarea unor probleme de ordin privat.”

Tags : Generosity Ipocrisia Political Corectness
Source : La Carte et le Territoire

131. “The Universe blesses a generous heart.”

Tags : Generosity Generous Heart Generous Spirit
Author : Eileen Anglin

132. “He that enjoys the ocean may rejoice, though some drugs may be taken from him.”

Tags : Generosity Grace Of God
Source : Lectures to My Students

133. “So often when people hear about the suffering in our world, they feel guilty, but rarely does guilt actually motivate action like empathy or compassion. Guilt paralyzes and causes us to deny and avoid what makes us feel guilty. The goal is to replace our guilt with generosity. We all have a natural desire to help and to care, and we simply need to allow ourselves to give from our love without self-reproach. We each must do what we can. This is all that God asks of us." - , God Has a Dream, p. 87-88”

Tags : Generosity Guilt Suffering Of Humanity
Author : Desmond Tutu

134. “God comes right out and tells us why he gives us more money than we need. It's not so we can find more ways to spend it. It's not so we can indulge ourselves and spoil our children. It's not so we can insulate ourselves from needing God's provision. It's so we can give and give generously (2 Corinthians 8:14; 9:11)”

Tags : Corinthians Excess Generosity Giving Less Money More Selfishness Sharing Spending Spoil Stewardship
Author : Randy Alcorn
Source : Money, Possessions and Eternity

135. “I cannot live my life striving only for my own security, I can only feel secure when I see myself useful in other people's life.”

Tags : Compassion Generosity Humanity Kindness Life Security Social Change Sympathy Widom

136. “Look inside yourself; there is always something special you can do today! Look around yourself; there is always someone special do it for! Don't spare what you have to share, show you care and dare not to make it rare!”

Tags : Be Kind Care Food For Thought Forgive Generosity Generous Give Give Freely Israelmore Ayivor Kind Kindness Love Love People Patriotism People Share Show Love
Source : Daily Drive 365

137. “Love is an active word.”

Tags : Action Advice Christian Faith Forgive Forgiveness Generosity Good Deeds Hope Inspirational Inspiring Kindness Love Motivation Sow A Seed Tithe
Source : Think Great: Be Great!

138. “When you begin to overlook the routine act of kindness given by a generous & caring soul, you unwittingly halt your blessings”

Tags : Caring Generosity Generous People Loving

139. “I try not to speak about all the charities and people I help, because I believe we can only be truly generous when we expect nothing in return.”

Tags : Charity Generosity Good Goodness Help Muhammad Ali Soul
Author : Muhammad Ali
Source : The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life's Journey

140. “It's sad that in a world of billions, people can still feel isolated and alone. Sometimes all it takes to brighten up someone's day is a smile or kind word, or the generous actions of a complete stranger. Small things, the tiny details, these are the things that matter in life — the little glint in the eye, curve of a lip, nod of a head, wave of a hand — such minuscule movements have huge ripple effects.”

Tags : Generosity Good Deeds Isolated Isolation Loneliness Lonely Lonely People Make A Difference Minuscule Population Ripple Effect Sad Sadness Smile Stranger
Author : Shaun Hick

141. “I believe this; "When you have a needy person in your neighbourhood, it's an opportunity for you to become a wealthy and healthy person!" Giving time is blessing time!”

Tags : Blessing Blessing Time Food For Thought Generosity Generous Giving Giving Time Greedy Health Healthy Healthy Person Israelmore Ayivor Kind Kindness Needy Neighborhood Neighbourhood Opportunity Poor Wealth Wealthy
Source : Daily Drive 365

142. “The genius inside a person wants activity. It’s connected to the stars; it’s connected to a spark and it wants to burn and it wants to make and it wants to create and it has gifts to give. That is the nature of inner genius.”

Tags : Creativity Generosity Genius Inner Gift Vocation
Author : Michael Meade

143. “When a person becomes aware of their genius and they live it and they give generously from it, they change the world, they affect the world. And when they depart everyone knows something is missing.”

Tags : Change The World Generosity Genius
Author : Michael Meade

144. “With genius, as with beauty -- all, well almost all, is forgiven.”

Tags : Beauty Exemptions Forgiveness Generosity Genius Leniency Social Norms Society
Author : Susan Sontag
Source : The Volcano Lover: A Romance

145. “So unworldly was he--or so capricious--that he frequently refused his help to the powerful and wealthy where the problem made no appeal to his sympathies, while he would devote weeks of most intense application to the affairs of some humble client whose case presented those strange and dramatic qualities which appealed to his imagination and challenged his ingenuity.”

Tags : Generosity Sherlock Holmes
Source : The Return of Sherlock Holmes

146. “The rule for J.O.Y is Jesus, Others and You. You can’t have a perfect joy if all you think about is about how to groom your life!”

Tags : Christ Food For Thought Generosity Generous Generousity Groom Israelmore Ayivor Jesus Jesus Christ Joy Kind Kindness Life Love Myles Munroe Perfect Rule You
Source : Leaders' Watchwords

147. “Today and every day: I offer the universe my love I offer the universe my peace I offer the universe my beauty of hope I offer the universe my deepest gratitude for her hospitality and generosity”

Tags : Debasish Mridha Debasish Mridha M D Generosity Gratitude Inspirational Love Peace Philosophy Poetry Quotes Universe

148. “True generosity consists precisely in fighting to destroy the causes which nourish false charity. False charity constrains the fearful and subdued, the "rejects of life," to extend their trembling hands. True generosity lies in striving so that these hands--whether of individuals or entire peoples--need be extended less and less in supplication, so that more and more they become human hands which work and, working, transform the world.”

Tags : Generosity Poverty Revolution
Author : Paulo Freire
Source : Pedagogy of the Oppressed

149. “Transcendental generosity is generally misunderstood in the study of the Buddhist scriptures as meaning being kind to someone who is lower than you.  Someone has this pain and suffering and you are in a superior position and can save them—which is a very simple-minded way of looking down on someone.  But in the case of the bodhisattva, generosity is not so callous.  It is something very strong and powerful; it is communication. Communication must transcend irritation, otherwise it will be like trying to make a comfortable bed in a briar patch.  The penetrating qualities of external color, energy, and light will come toward us, penetrating our attempts to communicate like a thorn pricking our skin.  We will wish to subdue this intense irritation and our communication will be blocked. Communication must be radiation and receiving and exchange.  Whenever irritation is involved, then we are not able to see properly and fully and clearly the spacious quality of that which is coming toward us, that which is presenting itself as communication.  The external world is immediately rejected by our irritation which says, “no, no, this irritates me, go away.”  Such an attitude is the complete opposite of transcendental generosity. So the bodhisattva must experience the complete communication of generosity, transcending irritation and self-defensiveness.  Otherwise, when thorns threaten to prick us, we feel that we are being attacked, that we must defend ourselves.  We run away from the tremendous opportunity for communication that has been given to us, and we have not been brave enough even to look to the other shore of the river.  We are looking back and trying to run away. Generosity is a willingness to give, to open without philosophical or pious or religious motives, just simply doing what is required at any moment in any situation, not being afraid to receive anything.  Opening could take place in the middle of a highway.  We are not afraid that smog and dust or people’s hatreds and passions will overwhelm us; we simply open, completely surrender, give.  This means that we do not judge, do not evaluate.  If we attempt to judge or evaluate our experience, if we try to decide to what extent we should open, to what extent we should remain closed, the openness will have no meaning at all and the idea of paramita, of transcendental generosity, will be in vain.  Our action will not transcend anything, will cease to be the act of a bodhisattva. The whole implication of the idea of transcendence is that we see through the limited notions, the limited conceptions, the warfare mentality of this as opposed to that. Generally, when we look at an object, we do not allow ourselves to see it properly.  Automatically we see our version of the object instead of actually seeing the object as it is.  Then we are quite satisfied, because we have manufactured or own version of the thing within ourselves.   Then we comment on it, we judge, we take or reject; but there is on real communication going on at all. Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, p.167, Chogyam Trungpa Rimpoche”

Tags : Generosity Irritation

150. “PULL and PUSH" are basic principles of life. You must PULL to work hard and then PUSH to give hard"... The reason why we gain is to give!”

Tags : Be Kind Food For Thought Gain Generosity Generous Give Hard Give Kind Hard Work Israelmore Ayivor Principle Principles Of Life Pull Pull And Push Push Work Hard
Source : The Great Hand Book of Quotes

151. “The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.”

Tags : Generosity Poor

152. “I've learned that generosity is far easier than justice and that, in the highly distorted markets of the poor, it is all too easy to veer only toward the charitable, to have low--or no--expectations for low-income people. This does nothing but reaffirm prejudices on all sides.”

Tags : Charity Generosity Justice Poor
Source : The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World

153. “Give more, don't expect not to be repaid. Give more thanks for what you haven’t expected but received!”

Tags : Be Kind Compassion Expect Less Food For Thought Generosity Generous Give Give Freely Give Thanks Israelmore Ayivor Kind Kindness Surprise Thanks Thanksgiving
Source : Daily Drive 365

154. “We keep what we give away.”

Tags : Generosity Give Keep Stewardship
Author : Tim Hiller
Source : Strive: Life is Short, Pursue What Matters

155. “Pride only helps us to be generous; it never makes us so, any more than vanity makes us witty.”

Tags : Generosity Pride Vanity Witty
Author : George Eliot
Source : Middlemarch

156. “Generosity is the rarest of qualities in American writers.”

Tags : Generosity Pat Conroy Writers
Author : Pat Conroy
Source : A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life

157. “We trust to novels to train us in the practice of great indignations and great generositie.”

Tags : Generosity Novels Training
Author : Henry James

158. “My generosity must bear a cost or there’d be no value in what you gain from it. There’d be no second thought for me, the tiny, humble mankin who came to save you. Is it right for a desperate soul to expect redemption for nothing? No. No, no. So, tell me, child, what will you give me in exchange for my services?"- from "Dimpellumpzki”

Tags : Cost Dimpellumpzki Generosity Richelle Richelle Goodrich Service

159. “If you wish to give chance on others' abilities and capabilities then give them respected time to grow and express themselves.Share a path for everyone to grow and glow!”

Tags : Abilities Appreciation Capabilities Generosity Growth Respect Skills Talent
Source : Landscapes of a Heart, Whispers of a Soul

160. “Choose altruism, because selfishism is a lonely, cold, dark hole.”

Tags : Altruism Benevolence Charity Generosity Giving Greed Helping Richelle Richelle Goodrich Selfish Selfishism Selfishness
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

161. “He who accumulates has little. He who gives away has much.”

Tags : Debasish Mridha Debasish Mridha M D Generosity Giving Away He Who Accumalets Has Little Inspirational Philosophy Quotes

162. “Our greatest dreams and desires abide in the mental and spiritual realm. In order to transfer them in the physical plane we need to invert subject and object. You will receive from the world what you deeply long to receive the day when you give to the world what you deeply long to receive. Today could be that day.”

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163. “Giving when you can is generosity. Giving when you can't is sacrifice.”

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Author : J.R. Rim

164. “But let me offer a word of caution. If you choose to give from your heart, be careful. The most incredible feeling might just overwhelm you. And if you continue in this behavior, that feeling may become permanent.”

Tags : Feelings Generosity Generous Giving Happiness Heartfelt Joy Sharing Sincerity
Author : Steve Goodier

165. “Be a gift, a light, a blessing as far as the eye can see to answer a call as well as a genuine, compassionate heart can reach.”

Tags : Charity Compassion Generosity Honesty Sincerity

166. “If the secret core of potlatch is the reciprocity of exchange, why is this reciprocity not asserted directly, why does it assume the “mystified” form of two consecutive acts each of which is staged as a free voluntary display of generosity? Here we encounter the paradoxes of forced choice, of freedom to do what is necessary, at its most elementary: I have to do freely what I am expected to do. (If, upon receiving a gift, I immediately return it to the giver, this direct circulation would amount to an extremely aggressive gesture of humiliation, it would signal that I refused the other’s gifts — recall those embarrassing moments when elderly people forget and give us last year’s present once again … ) …the reciprocity of exchange is in itself thoroughly ambiguous; at its most fundamental, it is destructive of the social bond, it is the logic of revenge, tit for tat. To cover this aspect of exchange, to make it benevolent and pacific, one has to pretend that each person’s gift is free and stands on its own. This brings us to potlatch as the “pre-economy of the economy,” its zero-level, that is, exchange as the reciprocal relation of two non-productive expenditures. If the gift belongs to Master and exchange to the Servant, potlatch is the paradoxical exchange between Masters. Potlach is simultaneously the zero-level of civility, the paradoxical point at which restrained civility and obscene consumption overlap, the point at which it is polite to behave impolitely.”

Tags : Civility Freedom Generosity Gifts Politeness Potlatch Revenge Vengeance
Source : In Defense of Lost Causes

167. “Being generous often consists of simply extending a hand. That's hard to do if you are grasping tightly to your righteousness, your belief system, your superiority, your assumptions about others, your definition of normal.”

Tags : Generosity Normal Offering Help Open Mindedness Support
Author : Patti Digh
Source : Life Is a Verb: 37 Days to Wake Up, Be Mindful, and Live Intentionally

168. “I love the tranquility, serenity, generosity, and the beauty of the ocean.”

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169. “I've never heard anyone say "I wish I hadn't forgiven.”

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170. “When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.”

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171. “Because there is no nation so powerful it cannot be wounded, nor a people so small they cannot offer mighty comfort.”

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Source : 14 Cows for America

172. “Either the key to a man's wallet is in his heart, or the key to a man's heart is in his wallet. So, unless you express your charity, you are locked inside your greed.”

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Author : Noah Benshea
Source : Jacob the Baker: Gentle Wisdom For a Complicated World

173. “Beyond all explanations which a good brain can give, why do we choose the worse and not the better, why hate rather than love, why greed and not generosity, why self-centred activity and not open total action? Why be mean when there are soaring mountains and flashing streams? Why jealousy and not love? Why?”

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Source : Krishnamurtis Notebook

174. “Of the various kinds of intelligence, generosity is the first. Gienka Home from the Ball Bearing Plant (1943) ”

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175. “There is no act of faith more beautiful than the generosity of the very poor.-- Abdullah”

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Source : Shantaram

176. “We must always remember that it is the things of the spirit that in the end prevail. That caring counts. That where there is no vision, people perish. That hope and faith count, and that without charity there can be nothing good. That by daring to live dangerously, we are learning to live generously. And that by believing in the inherent goodness of man, we may ... 'stride forward into the unknown with growing confidence.”

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177. “In a pocket of his knapsack he'd found a last half packet of cocoa and he fixed it for the boy and then poured his own cup with hot water and sat blowing at the rim.You promised not to do that, the boy said.What?You know what, Papa.He poured the hot water back into the pan and took the boy's cup and poured some of the cocoa into his own and then handed it back.I have to watch you all the time, the boy said.”

Tags : Altruism Generosity Love Sacrifice Selflessness
Source : The Road

178. “Don't touch my plumtree!Said my friend and saying so...Broke the branch for me”

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Author : Bashō Matsuo
Source : Japanese Haiku

179. “Generosity is, by definition, disinterested.” (p.157)”

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Source : The Power of Kindness: The Unexpected Benefits of Leading a Compassionate Life

180. “Ah, they said. Qué bueno. And after and for a long time to come he'd have reason to evoke the recollection of those smiles and to reflect upon the good will which provoked them for it had power to protect and to confer honor and to strengthen resolve and it had power to hear men and to bring them to safety long after all other resources were exhausted.”

Tags : 219 Friendship Generosity
Source : All the Pretty Horses

181. “Oh! if the good hearts had the fat purses, how much better everything would go!”

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Author : Victor Hugo
Source : Les Misérables

182. “It wasn't that he was specially ungenerous but that he put things off to give his generosity a longer and more significant route.”

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Author : Saul Bellow
Source : The Adventures of Augie March

183. “When you are grateful,' Brother Steindl-Rast explained, 'you are not fearful, and when you are not fearful, you are not violent. When you are grateful, you act out of a sense of enough and not out of a sense of scarcity, and you are willing to share. If you are grateful, you are enjoying the differences between people and respectful to all people. The grateful world is a world of joyful people. Grateful people are joyful people. A grateful world is a happy world.”

Tags : Fearlessness Generosity Gratitude Joy Nonviolence
Source : The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

184. “Motivul pentru care ne place sa ii apreciem pe altii este ca ne e teama de noi insine. La baza optimismului se afla teroarea. Credem ca suntem generosi pentru ca il creditam pe aproapele nostru, care ne vor fi noua benefice" - Dorian Gray”

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Author : Oscar Wilde

185. “The Dead Sea in the Middle East receives fresh water, but it has no outlet, so it doesn't pass the water out. It receives beautiful water from the rivers, and the water goes dank. I mean, it just goes bad. And that's why it is the Dead Sea. It receives and does not give. In the end generosity is the best way of becoming more, more, and more joyful.”

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Author : Desmond Tutu
Source : The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

186. “Humility, gratitude, and generosity – three things you can never go wrong with.”

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187. “(Vice President) Garner has taken his personal smallness, his lack of generosity, and forged it into a political principle. He has no imagination, no convictions, and he substitutes political cynicism for social understanding.”

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188. “Generosity needs no logrolling.”

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Author : Toba Beta
Source : My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

189. “Society's collective fear of love must be faced if we are to lay claim to a love ethic that can inspire us and give us the courage to make necessary changes.”

Tags : Change Community Generosity Humanity Love Peace Society Spiritual
Author : bell hooks
Source : All About Love: New Visions

190. “God says, 'I will measure my people by the one standard that counts. It’s very simple. Are people hungry? Feed them. Are people sick? Help them. Are people oppressed? Stick up for them. Are the widows lonely? Visit them. Are there uneducated children? Teach them. Are people rejected because of the color of their skin? Befriend them.'The widow of Zarephath fed Elijah even though she had but a handful of flour and a little oil in a jug. (1 Kings 17:7–24) In this story she is recklessly generous. She gives the last of what she has to Elijah.We should all pause occasionally to ask if we are living with that kind of generous spirit. Maybe we have an abundance of oil and flour in our jars. Maybe we only have a little. Maybe we have a huge flour jar, or perhaps a very small one. No matter what we have, we can still learn to live with a generous spirit.”

Tags : Christianity Generosity
Author : John Ortberg

191. “...The happy Warrior... is the generous Spirit, who, when brought among the tasks of real life, hath wrought upon the plan that pleased his boyish thought: whose high endeavors are an inward light that makes the path before him always bright.”

Tags : Action Childlike Wonder Generosity Maturity Optimism
Source : Character of the Happy Warrior

192. “When you stop living for luxuries you understand the real meaning of life.”

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193. “We must wake up. If we are going to find our callings, we must live intentionally and audaciously. And we must be generous. This choice is not an easy one, and it doesn't come naturally, but it's how we were meant to live. It's the only way - I'm quite convinced of this - that we can find the satisfaction we've been searching for, the lives we've been dreaming of. And although there are legitimate health, business, and psychological benefits to generous living, the most important one is this: generosity gives your life meaning.”

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Author : Jeff Goins

194. “We appreciate things not for their beauty but for how they kindle our minds’ generosity.”

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195. “Smith. [Turning eagerly to the Doctor.] But this is rather splendid. The Duke's given £50 to the new public-house.Hastings. The Duke is very liberal.[Collects papers.Doctor. [Examining his cheque.] Very. But this is rather curious. He has also given £50 to the league for opposing the new public-house.Hastings. The Duke is very liberal-minded.”

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Source : Magic: A Fantastic Comedy In a Prelude and Three Acts

196. “My reason to live is to love, my reason to get is to give. - The Lord is my witness.”

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197. “Abundance of life does not come from having a great job. Abundance comes from generosity.”

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198. “It’s important that the satisfaction of our giving be our giving.”

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Author : Kelly Corbet
Source : Already Here: The Matter of Love

199. “Generosity is love.”

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200. “Generosity does not come from wealth. Wealth comes from the flowers of kindness and love.”

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