Friday, November 14, 2008

Generosity Quotes

Generosity Quotes

"If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers,
it shows he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island
cut off from other lands, but a continent that joins to them."
- Francis Bacon

"Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our
own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained
worlds occupied by the needs of others."
- Barbara Bush

"The fragrance always stays in the
hand that gives the rose."
- Hada Bejar

"The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able
to give a large part of one's self to others."
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

"We make a living by what we get,
but we make a life by what we give."
- Winston Churchill

"There is no beautifier of complexion,
or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and
not pain around us. 'Tis good to give a stranger a meal,
or a night's lodging. 'Tis better to be hospitable to his good
meaning and thought, and give courage to a companion.
We must be as courteous to a man as we are to a picture,
which we are willing to give the advantage of a good light."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"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."
- Kahlil Gibran

"Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege."
- John D. Rockefeller Jr.

"There is a wonderful mythical law of
nature that the three things we crave most in life -
happiness, freedom, and peace of mind - are always
attained by giving them to someone else."
- Peyton Conway March

"The joy that isn't shared dies young."
- Anne Sexton


  1. I love quotes! I seem to always find at least one a day that hits home! Thanks for sharing these and the cartoon to add some humor! Blessings, Lisa


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