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  A generous person forgets what he gives and remembers what he receives. Learn, earn, return. These are the three phases of life.  
 -  Unknown
  

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

  No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.  
 -  Emma Goldman
  

  Really big people are, above everything else, courteous, considerate and generous - not just to some people in some circumstances - but to everyone all the time.  
 -  Thomas J. Watson
  

  Pride only helps us to be generous; it never makes us so, any more than vanity makes us witty.  
 -  George Eliot
  

  A really great man is known by three signs: generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success  
 -  Otto Von Bismarck
  

  One would give generous alms if one had the eyes to see the beauty of a cupped receiving hand.  
 -  Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  

  You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them.  
 -  Albert Camus
  

  It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one's dignity, to work unhampered, to be generous, frank and independent.  
 -  William Somerset Maugham
  

  The True happiness that Man has searched for since the dawn of humanity, that is the inner gold that awaits any person who holds compassionately the key of anonymous generosity. Do something for your fellow man, not for the gold, but for the love of Man, and you shall truly have the gold.  
 -  Thomas Fuller
  

  Noblesse oblige; or, superior advantages bind you to larger generosity  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  To be rich in admiration and free from envy, to rejoice greatly in the good of others, to love with such generosity of heart that your love is still a dear possession in absence or unkindness - these are the gifts which money cannot buy.  
 -  Robert Louis Stevenson
  

  Generosity during life is a very different thing from generosity in the hour of death; one proceeds from genuine liberality and benevolence, the other from pride or fear.  
 -  Horace Mann
  

  I am convinced that the majority of people would be generous from selfish motives, if they had the opportunity.  
 -  Charles Dudley Warner
  

  Don't say that you want to give, but go ahead and give! You'll never catch up with a mere hope.  
 -  Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  

  The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.  
 -  Lao Tzu
  

  I can remember way back when a liberal was generous with his own money  
 -  Will Rogers
  

  You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them.  
 -  Albert Camus
  

  Be just before you are generous  
 -  Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  

  The truly generous is the truly wise, and he who loves not others, lives unblest  
 -  Henry Home
  

  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
  

  To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue. They are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.  
 -  Confucius
  

  Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing  
 -  Alexander Pope
  

  Being generous, just helping one's relatives and being blameless in one's actions; this is the best good luck.  
 -  Buddha
  

  Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.  
 -  Unknown
  

  The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.  
 -  Robert A. Heinlein
  

  Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.  
 -  Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  

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

  No one is so generous as he who has nothing to give  
 -  French proverb
  

  The generous man enriches himself by giving; the miser hoards himself poor  
 -  Dutch proverb