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What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a small interest in order to secure a great one. François de La Rochefoucauld

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One man can make another’s life so much better. Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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Generosity is the flower of justice. Nathaniel Hawthorne

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It is always so pleasant to be generous, though very vexatious to pay debts. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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To generous souls every task is noble. Euripides

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

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The more he cast away the more he had. John Bunyan

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Many people are capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing. Alexander Pope

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"Painful things are quickly forgotten." Janet Morris

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Generosity is never out of season. Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity more than the thing given. François de La Rochefoucauld

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The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity. Jean-Paul Sartre

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Give all thou canst; high Heaven rejects the lore of nicely-calculated less or more. William Wordsworth

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If you're a generous person you'll have no trouble admitting that somebody else is good. If you're a better person you'll find it's total impossibility.

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Liberality consists less in giving a great deal than in gifts well-timed. Jean de La Bruyère

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Generosity lies less in giving much than in giving at the right moment. Jean de La Bruyère

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Is it not odd that the only generous person I ever knew, who had money to be generous with, should be a stockbroker. Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Sir, he throws away his money without thought and without merit. I do not call a tree generous that sheds its fruit at every breeze. Samuel Johnson

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How much easier is it to be generous than just. Junius

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People who think they're generous to a fault usually think that's their only fault. Sydney J. Harris

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

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Lavishness is not generosity. Thomas Fuller

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Giving is the business of the rich. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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My Cup Runneth Over

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There is sublime thieving in all giving. Someone gives us all he has and we are his. Eric Hoffer

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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