Generous Quotes

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Winston S. Churchill
“...But the Mahommedan religion increases, instead of lessening, the fury of intolerance. It was originally propagated by the sword, and ever since, its votaries have been subject, above the people of all other creeds, to this form of madness. In a moment the fruits of patient toil, the prospects of material prosperity, the fear of death itself, are flung aside. The more emotional Pathans are powerless to resist. All rational considerations are forgotten. Seizing their weapons, they become Ghazis—as dangerous and as sensible as mad dogs: fit only to be treated as such. While the more generous spirits among the tribesmen become convulsed in an ecstasy of religious bloodthirstiness, poorer and more material souls derive additional impulses from the influence of others, the hopes of plunder and the joy of fighting. Thus whole nations are roused to arms. Thus the Turks repel their enemies, the Arabs of the Soudan break the British squares, and the rising on the Indian frontier spreads far and wide. In each case civilisation is confronted with militant Mahommedanism. The forces of progress clash with those of reaction. The religion of blood and war is face to face with that of peace.”
Winston S. Churchill, The Story of the Malakand Field Force

“The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart. And being thoughtful. And being generous. Everything else is crap! I promise you! It's just crap that people try to sell to you to make you feel like less. So don't buy it. Be smart, be thoughtful, and be generous.”
Ashton Kutcher

Steve Maraboli
“Don't wait for other people to be loving, giving, compassionate, grateful, forgiving, generous, or friendly... lead the way!”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Steve Goodier
“But I give best when I give from that deeper place; when I give simply, freely and generously, and sometimes for no particular reason. I give best when I give from my heart.”
Steve Goodier

Gregory Peck
“There is no doubt that the princess did become a queen---not only on the screen. One of the most loved, one of the most skillful, one of the most intelligent, one of the most sensitive, charming actresses---and friends, in my life---but also in the later stages of her life, the UNICEF ambassador to the children of the world. The generosity, sensitivity, the nobility of her service to the children of the world and the mothers of the world will never be forgotten.”
Gregory Peck

“Life can be generous, but leaves us with a trilemma: How can we reconcile three diverse features: ‘I’, 'me' and the 'others'. Since the “I” entails what I want; the “me” what others expect of me and the “others” what others themselves want. The bridges between "individuality", “surroundings” and "otherness" can be abysmal and very often waiting to be restored. (“I am on my own side, but I can listen “ )”
Erik Pevernagie

Marilynne Robinson
“Theologians talk about a prevenient grace that precedes grace itself and allows us to accept it. I think there must also be a prevenient courage that allows us to be brave - that is, to acknowledge that there is more beauty than our eyes can bear, that precious things have been put into our hands and to do nothing to honor them is to do great harm. And therefore, this courage allows us, as the old men said, to make ourselves useful. It allows us to be generous, which is another way of saying exactly the same thing.”
Marilynne Robinson, Gilead

Israelmore Ayivor
“Giving does not only preceed receiving; it is the reason for it. It is in giving that we receive.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Kahlil Gibran
“The most wonderful thing, Mary, is that you and I are always walking together, hand in hand, in a strangely beautiful world, unknown to other people. We both stretch one hand to receive from Life - and Life is generous indeed.”
Kahlil Gibran

“THE UNFORGIVEN


Tell me if you've ever had to deal with these kinds of people:

The kind who take and don't give.
The kind to whom you give and give,
And they keep asking.
The kind to whom you give and give and they say you gave nothing.
The kind whom have never offered anything,
But act like they're the ones providing
EVERYTHING.

The kind you give and give,
But take more than you can give.
And when they have already taken everything,
They get mad at you when you say you have
Nothing more to give.

The unforgiving,
The misgiving,
Wastefully living -
And selfishly driven.
The rat that never gives back,
Yet is so quick to attack -
Because they think the word
TAKING
Seriously means
GIVING.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Israelmore Ayivor
“The subsistence mentality of a person is a prison in which his personal joy is detained. If you want to live in joy, you don't live for yourself alone. Live for others too!”
Israelmore Ayivor

Ann Brashares
“Lena wished that love were something you could flip on and off. You could turn it on when you felt good about yourself and worthy of it and generous enough to return it. You could flip it off when you needed to hide or self-destruct ad had nothing at all to give.”
Ann Brashares, Sisterhood Everlasting

Ali Smith
“Human beings have to be more ingenious than this, and more generous. We’ve got to come up with a better answer.”
Ali Smith, Winter

Israelmore Ayivor
“Give and receive; give big and receive big; give freely and receive freely; give poorly and receive poorly.”
Israelmore Ayivor

“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity. -Simone Weil”
Louisa Thomsen Brits, The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living Well

Maurice Maeterlinck
“We should tell ourselves, once and for all, that it is the first duty of the soul to become as happy, complete, independent, and great as lies in its power. Herein is no egoism, or pride. To become effectually generous and sincerely humble there must be within us a confident, tranquil, and clear comprehension of all that we owe to ourselves.”
Maurice Maeterlinck, Wisdom And Destiny

“Hygge happens when we commit to the pleasure of the present moment in its simplicity.
It's there in the things we do that give everyday life value and meaning, that comfort us, make us feel at home, rooted and generous.”
Louisa Thomsen Brits, The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living Well

“We wind up in cells of our own making when we're not generous, loving, compassionate, and forgiving. Without love, we build dungeons in our hearts and fill them with our perceived enemies.”
Martin Sheen, Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son

“Hygge is about having less, enjoying more; the pleasure of simply being.
It is generous and celebratory, a way to remember the importance of the simple act of living itself.”
Louisa Thomsen Brits, The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living Well

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Sacrifice” and “self” both begin with the same letter, but the spelling is way different after that.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I am selfish by habit, but sacrificial by nature. Therefore, I’d be wise to develop the habit of following my nature.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“I don't play head games... I come from a family that could easily be called Generous to a fault.”
Genereux Philip

“When you give a present,
you're giving with your heart.
Never give thinking of money,
or your gift will fall apart.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Leigh Bardugo
“She'd hurt him, but she'd attempted everything in her power to make things right. She'd shown him in a thousand ways that she was honorable and strong and generous and very human, maybe even more vividly human than anyone he'd ever known.”
Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows

Shane Arbuthnott
“It is selfish, true, but there is nothing wrong with selfish thoughts. Sometimes they provide good counsel. But those thoughts must be tempered with more generous ones, lest we [...] forget that the world is filled with beings of equal significance to ourselves.”
Shane Arbuthnott, Terra Nova

“We're all generous, but with different things, like time, money, talent - criticism.”
Frank A. Clark

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