Generosity Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Generosity Quotes from famous authors such as W. H. Davies, Eli Broad, Paul Hawken, Kelela, Lee Hsien Loong. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

Teetotallers lack the sympathy and generosity of men that drink.
W. H. Davies
Oprah Winfrey’s global influence is unparalleled. Not only has her generosity and firm belief that education is the key to a better life benefited countless women and children around the world, but her example has also inspired millions of people to give back in ways big and small.
Eli Broad
Sustainability, ensuring the future of life on Earth, is an infinite game, the endless expression of generosity on behalf of all.
Paul Hawken
For those of us who make music together, I think it’s important to realize that generosity on both sides is actually going to produce the biggest possibility.
America is a great nation, not just because of your power and your wealth, but because of your high ideals, openness, and generosity of spirit.
Lee Hsien Loong
There’s this love and pride and loyalty, but there’s also a great deal of generosity and I think that’s at the core of why I love being a performer.
Valentin Chmerkovskiy
I always thought of my work as being animated by a spirit of unhinged generosity.
Mark Leyner
The only things standing between you and the compassionate, wise, and creative person you want to be are matters of choice. Your choice. No one can occupy your generosity except you.
Gary Zukav
There’s a certain feeling of giving, a certain feeling of generosity in love songs. When you sing a song of love, you’re actually giving something to yourself, too. You’re singing and casting these affirmations of love out into the universe.
Jason Mraz
Love is the missing factor; there is a lack of affection, of warmth in relationship; and because we lack that love, that tenderness, that generosity, that mercy in relationship, we escape into mass action, which produces further confusion, further misery.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
I discovered that the horse is life itself, a metaphor but also an example of life’s mystery and unpredictability, of life’s generosity and beauty, a worthy object of repeated and ever changing contemplation.
Jane Smiley
Winter is always the hardest period for rough sleepers because of the climate and the post-Christmas dip in generosity towards anyone begging. And there’s a genuine risk to life for anyone having to sleep out as temperatures plummet.
Dawn Foster
I was in awe of my father. His generosity was beyond anything I ever could imagine. The reason I say he’s like Don Corleone is he was always breaking off hundreds. I’d be like, ‘Hey Dad, I’m going to McDonald’s with my friends,’ and he’d just whip out a hundred: ‘Here, go, have fun.’
Maz Jobrani
Children are born as emphatic and compassionate beings – so you don’t have to teach them generosity, it’s in their nature to be friendly.
Rutger Bregman
Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do.
Khalil Gibran
The great thing about the United States and the historically magnetic effect it has had on a lot of people like me is its generosity, to put it simply.
Christopher Hitchens
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.
Nathaniel Branden
I knew what it was to be poor… my mother worried about putting food on the table. I knew what it was to feel excluded and shut out, but I also knew what it was to experience love and generosity.
David Lammy
The success I have achieved in bodybuilding, motion pictures, and business would not have been possible without the generosity of the American people and the freedom here to pursue your dreams.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
I’ve always had not just an affection but a real love for the theater family in New York, and I really feel it is a family. I’m so touched by the generosity of everyone there.
Lindsay Duncan
I think Bolano had a generosity about him that was unique. He seemed to include so many people in the circle of his adventures, whereas I felt like I was pretty selfish.
Sam Shepard
In a time of domestic crisis, men of goodwill and generosity should be able to unite regardless of party or politics.
John F. Kennedy
Matthew 7:16 tells us that by their fruits you shall know them. Donald Trump’s life has borne fruit, fruit that has provided jobs to multitudes of people in addition to the many he has helped with his generosity.
Jerry Falwell, Jr.
Go to Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, or any college and you’ll see libraries, dormitories, and a lot of buildings that were a result of the generosity of fat cats.
Foster Friess
There’s so much emphasis on Daniel Day-Lewis and his process, which is appropriately his own. But I was just blown away by his generosity as an actor. He’s so giving as an actor that he just naturally commands the focus on set.
Adam Driver
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
Generosity and kindness always feel good to give, and it never feels good to give grief or negativity.
Jason Becker
Judi Dench has always been the benchmark for me. Everything I have seen her do is incredible. I also really admire Cate Blanchett. In terms of people I have worked with, there is no one more admirable than Hugh Jackman, for his spirit, energy, generosity and hard work.
Laura Donnelly
The U.N.’s humanitarian agencies rely on charitable donations from the public as well as the generosity of governments to continue their lifesaving work in response to natural disasters, armed conflicts and other emergencies.
Ban Ki-moon
What I generally get from being in Africa is a sense of warmth and openness. As a stranger, you are always welcomed into people’s homes and people are always offering you food. That generosity is incredibly touching.
Naomie Harris
My parents didn’t believe in luck. They believed in hard work and in preparing me to take advantage of opportunity. Like many parents, they taught me to be generous but never to depend on the generosity of others.
Naveen Jain
I chose to personally support Donald Trump for president early on and referred to him as America’s blue-collar billionaire at the Republican National Convention because of his love for ordinary Americans and his kindness, generosity, and bold leadership qualities.
Jerry Falwell, Jr.
We’d all like a reputation for generosity, and we’d all like to buy it cheap.
Mignon McLaughlin
A wise woman recognizes when her life is out of balance and summons the courage to act to correct it, she knows the meaning of true generosity, happiness is the reward for a life lived in harmony, with a courage and grace.
Suze Orman
Detroit is a place where we’ve had it pretty tough. But there is a generosity here and a well of kindness that goes deep.
Mitch Albom
Yoga is about compassion and generosity towards others. It means being mindful of the world around us.
Christy Turlington
OK, in all seriousness, I would say I couldn’t be in a relationship without equality, generosity, integrity, spirit, kindness and humor. And awesomeness.
Jennifer Aniston
Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.
Frank A. Clark
Every time I’ve done a fund raiser, I’ve been blown away by the amount of money and the generosity that our fans have.
Amanda Tapping
I think Liverpool generates generosity which rubs off – it’s a good place to work and to party.
Rhys Ifans
Every minute of every hour of every day you are making the world, just as you are making yourself, and you might as well do it with generosity and kindness and style.
Rebecca Solnit
I bet taxpayers remember providing more than $812 billion to Citigroup and Bank of America, two Wall Street banks, in 2009 to bail them out during the 2008 financial crisis. Taxpayers remember that generosity; big banks evidently don’t.
John Kennedy
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
Albert Camus
Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.
Dennis Prager
I am a generous man, by nature, and far more trusting than I should be. Indeed. The real world is risky territory for people with generosity of spirit. Beware.
Hunter S. Thompson
We’re told compassion comes not from generosity but from compliance. We’re told kindness means raiding a man’s hard-earned wages and sending them off to Washington so they – not you – may dole them out in courtesies and indulgences.
Allen West
A lot of people like to say that they have trouble getting gifts. I have trouble giving them. It’s not out of a lack of generosity, mind you. My fallback is to go big, no matter what the occasion.
Tom Junod
Let me think about the people who I care about the most, and how when they fail or disappoint me… I still love them, I still give them chances, and I still see the best in them. Let me extend that generosity to myself.
Ze Frank
It is one of the great acts of American generosity and charity, what we are doing for these unaccompanied kids who are smuggled into our country or come across illegally.
Alex Azar
Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
Mahatma Gandhi
Obviously, you would give your life for your children, or give them the last biscuit on the plate. But to me, the trick in life is to take that sense of generosity between kin, make it apply to the extended family and to your neighbour, your village and beyond.
Tom Stoppard
Generosity of spirit is worthwhile. I’ve had many requests over the years to attend things, to sing somewhere. I try not to turn things down if I don’t have to. The easiest thing is to say you can’t manage it, but often it’s more rewarding to agree to do something for someone.
Judith Durham
I made a deal with myself that no matter where I go, if I see a street performer, I’d tip them. It’s sweet to know that you can get started from the generosity of others.
Andy Grammer
As much as I loved the model of St. Francis, I realized that I couldn’t afford to be poor, because unlike St. Francis, I’m not celibate. I was enlightened that God’s call to me was not poverty but generosity and simplicity. And I had to go back to the lesson I learned from my parents: that is, simplicity.
Bo Sanchez
One of mom’s greatest acts of generosity was that she trained me to be defiant. Her great gift to me was encouraging me to be the person that I wanted to be, not the one that she and my father wished I was.
Ruth Reichl
The poor don’t know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.
Jean-Paul Sartre
There’s a certain feeling of giving, a certain feeling of generosity in love songs. When you sing a song of love, you’re actually giving something to yourself, too. You’re singing and casting these affirmations of love out into the universe. It resonates in your body in a way that feels extraordinary.
Jason Mraz
People are frustrated. This is the most generous country in the world when it comes to immigration. There are a million people a year who legally immigrate to the United States, and people feel like we’re being taken advantage of. We feel like despite our generosity, we’re being taken advantage of.
Marco Rubio
I embrace the term ‘evangelical,’ if by that we mean a belief that we together can actually work for change in the world, caring for the environment, extending to the poor generosity and kindness, a hopeful outlook. That’s a beautiful sort of thing.
Rob Bell
I have never forgotten John Candy’s generosity. He showed me how to be a gentle leader.
Bill Pullman
We would all like a reputation for generosity and we’d all like to buy it cheap.
Mignon McLaughlin
True generosity is too frequently eaten up by prosperity and riches.
Ellen G. White
For me, food is about generosity, and this should reflect on the plate as well.
Marco Pierre White
I want to thank the Academy for its courage and generosity.
Elia Kazan
Examine the history of China for 2,000 years back, and then compare it with the Western history of fifty years! Does the government of these foreign countries present such a record of generosity, benevolence, loyalty, and honesty as ours?
Zhang Zhidong
The Lord has placed next to me many people, who, with generosity and love for God and the church, have helped me and been close to me.
Pope Benedict XVI
One’s performance is often heightened by the brilliance and generosity of other actors.
Cyril Cusack
We are treated with such generosity of spirit.
Michael Zaslow
My challenge is that because I am not self-funding… I’m going out leaning on the generosity of everyday folks.
Andrew Gillum
Airbnb has proven that hospitality, generosity, and the simple act of trust between strangers can go a long way.
Joe Gebbia
I shall not miss the hectoring and backbiting and the lack of generosity towards fallen foes, but I will miss the sheer clubability of parliament. If one fancies a coffee or a meal or a drink then it is always possible to find at least one person out of 646 whose company is congenial.
Ann Widdecombe
The gospel alone liberates you to live a life of scandalous generosity, unrestrained sacrifice, uncommon valor, and unbounded courage.
Tullian Tchividjian
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.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
The people of the D.P.R.K. need our generosity and help.
Antonio Guterres
When I saw the generosity of spirit of the people who live in America and their willingness to give second chances, it had a very wonderful effect on me.
Yu Darvish
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
Tithing is considerably less popular than words like generosity or sharing.
John Ortberg
Every day, I am blessed by the goodness in our country and the kindness and the generosity of the American people. We share a deep love for this place and a gratitude for the contributions we each make.
Cary Kennedy
Unless generosity of spirit prevails among men, there can never be upon earth an ideal life.
Orison Swett Marden
India is desperately romantic, utterly unashamed of its sentimentality, its generosity, its fierce pride and massive heart.
Simon Beaufoy
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.
Steven Cojocaru
I knew a homeless guy who’d give all the copper coins that people gave him to charity. So I think there’s something that makes us want to give. For me, it’s quite a selfish luxury: you feel enlivened, deepened and self-nurtured by generosity.
Tamsin Greig
Generosity has built America. When we fail to invest in children, we have to pay the cost.
Bob Keeshan
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.
Pope John XXIII
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity more than the thing given.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Ethiopia is a major contributor to peace and security in Africa, the U.S.’s ally in the fight against violent extremists, and has shown incredible generosity to those escaping violence and repression, admitting more refugees than any country in the world.
Tom Malinowski
Papa had some amazing qualities. He was a very spiritual person. He was very passionate about his work. He was a completely self-made man. At the same time, his generosity and kindness were two aspects of him that really defined his personality.
Tulsi Kumar
For me, Shah Rukh Khan will always be the most charming co-star I have ever worked with. He makes sure you are comfortable and happy on the set. I think ‘Charming’ is just his second name. His generosity and chivalry are amazing.
Divya Dutta
I don’t know if I’m a populist artist, but I do try to maintain a spirit of generosity.
Fred Tomaselli
The Comeback’ is so cringey and difficult, but watching it, what I was really struck with was the kindness and the generosity.
Raphael Bob-Waksberg
In my life, there have always been people who guided my path, towards the school, towards this company. I didn’t know about any of it. I didn’t have a plan. It’s good fortune and generosity from other people that have given me all I have today.
Karen Kain
My mother was a cleaner and my father a builder. I watched both of them make big sacrifices for my brother and I to study. This is where I get my work ethic from. This is also the source of my generosity and willingness to help.
Javier Zanetti
I’m very much a Christian in ideals and ethics, especially in terms of belief in fairness, a deep set obligation to others, and the virtues of charity, tolerance and generosity that we associate with traditional Christian teaching.
E. O. Wilson
Aliens with legitimate claims to asylum can still receive it – they simply have to go to one of our ports of entry. Thanks to this decisive order from President Trump, we are continuing to provide a path to protection for those who truly need it, while stopping our generosity from being abused.
Matthew Whitaker
Be a warrior when it comes to delivering on your ambitions. And a saint when it comes to treating people with respect, modeling generosity, and showing up with outright love.
Robin S. Sharma
In the face of unspeakable evil, our whole nation must respond with countless acts of kindness, warmth and generosity.
Steve Scalise
I understood rage from my dad, who was an exquisite blend of rage and generosity of spirit.
Peter Scolari
It is impossible to count the blessings I have received over my years at Microsoft. I am humbled by the professionalism and generosity of everyone I have had the good fortune to work with at this awesome company.
Steven Sinofsky
All our relationships are person-to-person. They involve people seeing, hearing, touching, and speaking to each other; they involve sharing goods; and they involve moral values like generosity and compassion.
Brendan Myers
I think, instead of the pessimism of the Remain campaign, we have an opportunity to think of the next generation. If we have faith in their talent, in their generosity, in their hard work, we can, if we leave the E.U., ensure the next generation makes this country once more truly great.
Michael Gove
I would argue that the next President, either Bush or Gore, should strike a ‘national’ posture, exhibiting generosity toward the defeated opponent, but proceeding with determination to implement an agenda.
Richard V. Allen
The sea – this truth must be confessed – has no generosity. No display of manly qualities – courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulness – has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power.
Joseph Conrad
The Super Bowl is an occasion that’s really associated with abundance – lots of snacks, parties, spectacle – and so it would be great if there were also some kind of tradition of generosity attached to it as well.
Josh Gondelman
Virtues, like viruses, have their seasons of contagion. When catastrophe strikes, generosity spikes like a fever. Courage spreads in the face of tyranny.
Nancy Gibbs
When they favor the access of other people to education and health care, the countries of the North not only demonstrate generosity or solidarity, but also implement the principles of respecting and promoting human rights.
Omar Bongo
I cry when I feel moved by incredible generosity or a connection to someone. We spend so much of our lives being separated. It’s the relief of connection that produces the tears.
Michael Sheen
For me, ‘Jewishness’ manifests within my humor, slang, cynicism, culinary tastes, and the spirit of generosity ingrained in me.
Zoe Buckman
The generosity of the super-rich is sometimes proffered as evidence they’re contributing as much to the nation’s well-being as they did decades ago when they paid a much larger share of their earnings in taxes.
Robert Reich
He who gives what he would as readily throw away, gives without generosity; for the essence of generosity is in self sacrifice.
Henry Taylor
If you choose to take your compass from power, in the end you find only despair. But if you look around the world you can see and touch – the everyday world that is too easily dismissed as everyday – you see largeness, generosity, hope, change for the better. It’s always small, but it’s real.
Richard Flanagan
I hope that any expansion of London will learn from the planning examples of some of its most desirable areas such as Chelsea, Notting Hill, Belgravia and Mayfair. All are characterised by high density and a generosity of green spaces.
Norman Foster
A therapist might suggest my generosity is a way of buying affection. But buying people’s love has never been an issue for me. Generally speaking, I don’t want their love.
Julie Burchill
And I don’t say that we didn’t expect it, but we were pleasantly surprised to see the generosity of their foreign policy; and the generosity of their foreign policy at that moment was expressed through the Marshall Plan.
Gianni Agnelli
Knowing that more people associate Chicago with street violence than generosity is difficult for me because, despite all my proclamations of being from the Bay Area, I have spent much of my life in Chicago. So I have a deep love and a pretty good understanding of the city.
W. Kamau Bell
I feel like I’ve been very blessed in the sense that I’ve had the veracity of spirit to not be stopped and, at the same time, the protective energy and the generosity of those who have come before me, who saw something inside of me and, therefore, invited me into rooms that I would not have been inside of otherwise.
George C. Wolfe
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a small interest in order to secure a great one.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
If we based everything in Hollywood on who was a nice guy, holy moly, we would have no movies. No actors would work. This is not an industry that is ruled by kindness and generosity.
Amy Sherman-Palladino
If I could change one thing about myself… I would try to control my generosity.
Jimmy Cliff
What’s really important is to recognize when people do great things or when people pursue an initiative or show enormous generosity or heart or bravery.
Julie Payette
I think I am incredibly generous with how much I give to my projects, but that’s my generosity with the job.
Elena Anaya