Best Quotes About Generosity

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

Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present. -Albert Camus

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

To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness. -Confucius

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

Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity. -Albert Camus

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

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

Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin. -Tacitus

He who gives what he would as readily throw away, gives without generosity; for the essence of generosity is in self sacrifice. -Henry Taylor

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

Curiosity endows the people who have it with a generosity in argument and a serenity in their own mode of life which springs from their cheerful willingness to let life take the form it will. -Alistair Cooke

We would all like a reputation for generosity and we'd all like to buy it cheap. -Mignon McLaughlin

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion. -Mahatma Gandhi

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

Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity that of a man. -Adam Smith

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

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

It is not possible, given any degree of optimism and generosity in regard to people in general, to set a time limit on creative reflection or a limitation on the number of people involved in the creation. -Earle Brown

Our first Prime Minister saw a country that would be known for its generosity of spirit. And so it is. -Kim Campbell

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

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

Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity. -Jose Marti

While America has always been and always will be a safe harbor for those being persecuted by tyrannical governments we must be vigilant to ensure those individuals are not taking advantage of America's generosity and good will. -Bill Shuster

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

Teach love, generosity, good manners and some of that will drift from the classroom to the home and who knows, the children will be educating the parents. -Roger Moore

One's performance is often heightened by the brilliance and generosity of other actors. -Cyril Cusack

My grandfather taught me generosity. He sold snow cones in Harlem. I went with him at 5 and he let me hand out the change and snow cones. I learned a lot in the couple of years that we did that. -Erik Estrada

Well, as an artist, I think that Elvis's generosity to me he always talked very highly about me, he always spoke very highly about my work and singing and my writing. -Jackie DeShannon

Alfred Nobel stipulated that no distinction of race or colour will determine who received of his generosity. -Abdus Salam

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

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

The generosity of the American public toward the victims of Hurricane Katrina and the Tsunami has been reflected in the outpouring of support for the Pakistani earthquake victims. -Jon Porter

I am so proud of Michigan's citizens for the kindness and generosity they have shown in assisting in this endeavor. It is truly heartwarming to see the compassion shown for those in need. -Jennifer Granholm

Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish. -Richard Dawkins

Yoga is about compassion and generosity towards others. It means being mindful of the world around us. -Christy Turlington

This idea of selfishness as a virtue, as opposed to generosity: That, to me, is unnatural. -Jessica Lange

We are treated with such generosity of spirit. -Michael Zaslow

When rough times have fallen upon our state in the past, Texans have always responded with generosity and an eagerness to help. The compassionate response to the fires has proven that this community spirit is alive and well. -Randy Neugebauer

It was not the part of His kindly love that he who was to praise God's divine generosity in regard to others should be compelled to condemn it in regard to himself. -Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out. -Frank A. Clark

We'd all like a reputation for generosity, and we'd all like to buy it cheap. -Mignon McLaughlin

I want to thank the Academy for its courage and generosity. -Elia Kazan

Teetotallers lack the sympathy and generosity of men that drink. -W. H. Davies

What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and we exercise it because we are more fond of that vanity than of the thing we give. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

This generosity that has been offered to the United States says very much about the Venezuelan spirit. -Harry Belafonte

At best the family teaches the finest things human beings can learn from one another generosity and love. But it is also, all too often, where we learn nasty things like hate, rage and shame. -Barbara Ehrenreich

I knew how it was with drunks. They ran out of generosity, even for themselves. -Ross MacDonald

I think I am incredibly generous with how much I give to my projects, but that's my generosity with the job. -Elena Anaya

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

I am a beneficiary of the American people's generosity, and I hope we can have comprehensive immigration legislation that allows this country to continue to be enriched by those who were not born here. -Madeleine Albright

Cooking for people is an enormously significant expression of generosity and soulfulness, and entertaining is a way to be both generous and creative. You're sharing your life with people. Of course, it's also an expression of your own need for approval and applause. Nothing wrong with that. -Ted Allen

I am a huge admirer of Franklin Roosevelt's, and I believe social security has done untold good in alleviating the once-widespread issue of poverty among the elderly. FDR believed in the greatness and generosity of Americans – but he was also a cold-blooded politician. -Jon Meacham

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

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

The UK public have repeatedly shown enormous generosity to those in need. -Andrew Mitchell

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

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

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

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'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

Make space in your life for the things that matter, for family and friends, love and generosity, fun and joy. Without this, you will burn out in mid-career and wonder where your life went. -Jonathan Sacks

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

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

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

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

Life is about luck and it's about circumstances and socioeconomic conditions and all the rest of it, but you know, you can also make choices. It's about spirit and generosity and all the other things, too. -Mike Leigh

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

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

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

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

I always thought of my work as being animated by a spirit of unhinged generosity. -Mark Leyner

It's a great privilege and an honour to have the experiences and opportunities that I do to meet extraordinary Australians right across our country who share a great generosity of spirit. -Quentin Bryce

Religious celebrations, and the good will, high spirits and generosity that mark them, are wonderful occasions for understanding the potential of 'everyday multiculturalism', and how people from diverse faiths can connect and show they care, rather than go down parallel, sometimes hostile, roads. -Randa Abdel-Fattah

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

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

True generosity is too frequently eaten up by prosperity and riches. -Ellen G. White

I don't know if I'm a populist artist, but I do try to maintain a spirit of generosity. -Fred Tomaselli

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

The opposite of corporate greed is personal generosity. Government policies that enable the former and prevent the latter are both worthy of protest. -Cynthia Dill

I don't believe we're only motivated by our own self-interests. Often out of crisis comes this enormous wellspring of generosity and motivation. -Josh Fox

We're all basically made of the same stuff: generosity and selfishness, goodness and greed. -Madeleine M. Kunin

I was really young when I started on 'One Tree Hill,' and the encouragement from my friends and family has been crucial in my development as an actress. I'm also continuously surprised and humbled by the kindness and generosity of the fans. -Kelsey Chow

India is desperately romantic, utterly unashamed of its sentimentality, its generosity, its fierce pride and massive heart. -Simon Beaufoy

I have always felt a special affinity with V. S. Pritchett. He worked from the ear, primarily, as I do, and he was an all-rounder, writing short stories, novels, memoir, travelogue, critical biography. He lived to be almost 100, and he never stopped, and his work is unified by a great generosity of spirit. -Kevin Barry

I write about the power of trying, because I want to be okay with failing. I write about generosity because I battle selfishness. I write about joy because I know sorrow. I write about faith because I almost lost mine, and I know what it is to be broken and in need of redemption. I write about gratitude because I am thankful – for all of it. -Kristin Armstrong

The gospel alone liberates you to live a life of scandalous generosity, unrestrained sacrifice, uncommon valor, and unbounded courage. -Tullian Tchividjian

I don't think the spirit of Hollywood is such a spirit of generosity. I think people really begrudge giving. In New York, it's like that. -Sam Simon

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. They are all pedestrian-friendly with shops, entertainment, restaurants and pubs within easy walking distance. -Norman Foster

If I could change one thing about myself… I would try to control my generosity. -Jimmy Cliff

A lot of guys don't want to admit that they have a propensity for generosity and for violence. -Sylvester Stallone

The notion of the infinite variety of detail and the multiplicity of forms is a pleasing one; in complexity are the fringes of beauty, and in variety are generosity and exuberance. -Annie Dillard

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

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

To find gratitude and generosity when you could reasonably find hurt and resentment will surprise you. It will be so surprising because you will see so much of the opposite: people who have much more than others yet who react with anger when one advantage is lost or with resentment when an added gift is denied. -Henry B. Eyring

My father died when I was nine and a half. We were on relief for two years. They call it welfare now, but it was relief then… I never forgot the generosity of New York. -Larry King

True generosity is an offering; given freely and out of pure love. No strings attached. No expectations. Time and love are the most valuable possession you can share. -Suze Orman

I've found nothing but support and generosity from older comics. I think comedians are a lot nicer than the stigma is, at least from my experience. -Bo Burnham

You can express your generosity in ways that are virtually limitless. This was what I wanted to convey in 'Giving 2.0' – that whether you have $10 or $10 million to give, if you identify the right opportunities and make the most of your resources, your impact can be tremendous. -Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

Religion is a complex and often contradictory force in our world. It fosters hope and comfort but also doubt and guilt. It creates both community and exclusion. It brings societies together around shared belief and tears them apart through war. However, what unites the faithful, whatever their religion, is the unshakeable force of generosity. -Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

My giving story started with my parents – my late mother, Frances Arrillaga, who dedicated her life to philanthropic and community service, and my father, John Arrillaga, whose daily generosity of heart, mind, and hands-on contributions make him one of the most extraordinary philanthropists I know. -Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

Nonprofits are the intermediaries between generosity and social change. -Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

The degree to which you're peculiar and different is the degree to which you must learn to hear people thinking. Just in self-defense you have to learn, where is their kindness? Where is their danger? Where is their generosity? -Mike Nichols

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

One of my favorite passages in 'Leaves of Grass,' that breathless, exuberant poem so rich and full of innocence and joy and generosity and compassion, is 'Mannahatta.' -Cathleen Schine

My illness is one often characterized by dramatic overspending – in my case through frenzied shopping sprees, credit card abuse, excessive hoarding of unnecessary material goods and bizarre generosity with family, friends and even strangers. -Andy Behrman

As a Scot, I instinctively feel a sympathy towards a culture which is based on generosity. It's very refreshing. Afghans think they're the best people in the world and their country is the best place in the world, and it's strange because you go there and it doesn't really look like it, and yet they assume that everybody else envies them. -Rory Stewart

If we don't change from a world society that worships money and power to one that worships compassion and generosity, I think we'll be extinct by mid-century. I don't say that as an alarmist or as a pessimist. -Patch Adams

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

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

Sustainability, ensuring the future of life on Earth, is an infinite game, the endless expression of generosity on behalf of all. -Paul Hawken

No one can occupy your generosity except you. Who can occupy your patience when impatience roars through you? Who except you can choose not to act with judgment when all of your thoughts are judgmental? Your life is yours to live, no matter how you choose to live it. When you do not think about how you intend to live it, it lives you. -Gary Zukav

I'm really interested in the difference between selfishness and generosity. It confuses me to no end because sometimes it all just feels like pure indulgence on my part. -Nate Lowman

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

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

The passage of time hasn't changed the fact that abortion is a serious, lethal violation of fundamental human rights, and that women and children deserve better, and that the demands of justice, generosity, and compassion require that the right to life be guaranteed to everyone. -Chris Smith

I feel we all have a stake in our community as much as we do in our own spirits, and seeking avenues of generosity is the direct path to peace among us. -Shari Arison

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 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

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

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

I am a midfielder who is mainly involved in the defensive phases, even if I also like to help build moves – I would say that my foremost quality is my generosity. -Yaya Toure

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

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

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

The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of love and of generosity and of goodness. It illuminates the picture window of the soul, and we look out upon the world's busy life and become more interested in people than in things. -Thomas S. Monson

Tithing is considerably less popular than words like generosity or sharing. -John Ortberg

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

I speak pretty fluent American, though I do so with a strong British accent, and I love America: The scale and the variety of it are astonishing to someone not born there, and I'm convinced that its energy and generosity have somehow rubbed off on me and affected my writing. For the better. -Laurie Graham

In a time of domestic crisis, men of goodwill and generosity should be able to unite regardless of party or politics. -John F. Kennedy

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

I suppose 'My Hollywood' is only as politically meaningful as it is deeply inside the least powerful of its characters. I wanted it to reveal scenes of subtle exploitation, odd instances of accidental power and challenges to decency specific to its time, but also impulses of generosity that transcend our particular era's messes. -Mona Simpson

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

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

I think Liverpool generates generosity which rubs off – it's a good place to work and to party. -Rhys Ifans

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

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

Unless generosity of spirit prevails among men, there can never be upon earth an ideal life. -Orison Swett Marden

The generosity of the American people is legendary. So is their spirit. -Marsha Blackburn

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

In all the years with IBM Research, I have especially appreciated the freedom to pursue the activities I found interesting and greatly enjoyed the stimulus, collegial cooperation, frankness, and intellectual generosity of two scientific communities, namely in superconductivity and critical phenomena. -Heinrich Rohrer

It was a privilege to direct the music video for Adele's beautiful, heartbreaking song, 'Hello.' When I first heard it, all the images appeared clearly in my head – and her trust and generosity allowed me to work with abandon artistically and emotionally, like she always does. It made me extremely proud. -Xavier Dolan

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

The organization I founded in 1993, Camfed (the Campaign for Female Education), was in large part inspired by the generosity shown to me by a community in a village in Zimbabwe. During my visit to Mola to research girls' exclusion from education, the people of Mola fed me, shaded me, walked and talked with me for hours each day. -Ann Cotton

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.

Kindness, tolerance, integrity, modesty, generosity – these are attributes that events permit us. They are our holiday moods, and we are as proud of them as of the fine clothes we have hung away to wear on occasions. -Ben Hecht

We will be a country of generosity and warmth. But we will also be a country of law and order. -Donald Trump

I was struck by Suu Kyi's warmth and generosity. No matter how petite she looks, she exudes amazing strength. More than anything else, I felt like I already knew her, like she was an old friend, because I'd been watching her so intently, and she was exactly what I had figured she would be. -Michelle Yeoh

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

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

It is very important for a priest, in the parish itself, to see how people trust in him and to experience, in addition to their trust, also their generosity in pardoning his weaknesses. -Pope Benedict XVI

Fueled by the kindness and generosity of strangers, 'Food for the Poor' builds houses for people. -Mike Gallagher

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.

There was always an unspoken generosity about my mom. -Matt Lauer

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

When you close down your borders, you're helping people build up a lot of hate toward you. That ungenerosity is not only not very attractive, from a moral and social standpoint, but also it's not very effective as a means of defending the country. -Andrew Solomon

Keanu has such generosity and intelligence, not to mention a warmth that I'm eager to tap into. We're all incredibly excited that he's agreed to help us bring 'To the Bone' to life. -Marti Noxon

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

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

In the face of unspeakable evil, our whole nation must respond with countless acts of kindness, warmth and generosity. -Steve Scalise

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

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

I have never forgotten John Candy's generosity. He showed me how to be a gentle leader. -Bill Pullman

I have this whole theory that whether it's in your personal life or in your business life, you have to establish a culture of generosity wherever you are. -Mindy Grossman

There are several things to be learned about money from Scripture, and the concepts of generosity and giving are in there. -Dave Ramsey

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. -Kelela

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

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

Airbnb has proven that hospitality, generosity, and the simple act of trust between strangers can go a long way. -Joe Gebbia

Some people don't have a home or a place where they can cook a warm meal, and so we're thankful for the generosity of YG and the 4Hundred Waze Foundation to feed the community in the city of Compton. -Aja Brown

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

We're thrilled to be a part of PNC's longstanding commitment to early childhood learning. Their generosity will help us expand the DonorsChoose.org platform to serve Head Start classrooms nationwide, ensuring that many more pre-K teachers have resources they need to give their students a solid educational foundation. -Charles Best

I think the truest things come from silence, but everything's always so clogged up with noise. If everything falls away, and you can truly listen to someone, giving them yourself and generosity, you can truly lose yourself in what they're saying. Like, not impose your ideas on what they're saying, but really tune into them. -Johnny Flynn

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

My favorite online communities are characterized by their incredible generosity. -Caterina Fake

Generosity is a virtue, but unlimited generosity is a fast route to bankruptcy. -Bret Stephens

I really admire the fact that whenever Marc Singer gets a call from someone running late, he says he's running late, too. I don't admit that even when it's true. Small, unnoticeable acts of generosity are sometimes the most impressive. -Glenn Kelman

Every day, do small gestures of generosity! It does not mean go to Cambodia. Do it at home. If you do nothing at home, evil becomes normal. -Rithy Panh

It's such an interesting experience seeing how different people react to music and the generosity of some and the craziness of others – people who go see bands in different countries, know all the words to the songs, and get tattoos. It's so unexpected. -Dan Smith

When we're talking about friendships, generosity and fairness and equanimity and sharing and all those things are super-important to me. -David Longstreth

I thought, how do I reflect the generosity, particularly of all the iwi who gifted us names – and Te Aroha seemed to be a way. -Jacinda Ardern

For me, food is about generosity, and this should reflect on the plate as well. -Marco Pierre White

My challenge is that because I am not self-funding… I'm going out leaning on the generosity of everyday folks. -Andrew Gillum

In just my own neighborhood, you can't go one block without seeing a sign that says, you know, 'Everyone's welcome here,' 'Refugees are welcome here.' I love my Muslim neighbors, and so there is truly this spirit of generosity and compassion and openness that still exists. -Ilhan Omar

The people of the D.P.R.K. need our generosity and help. -Antonio Guterres

I understood rage from my dad, who was an exquisite blend of rage and generosity of spirit. -Peter Scolari

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

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

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