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 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

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

“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
“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.”
Khalil Gibran

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

“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

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

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The world is not mine for the taking. Rather, it is mine for the giving.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Gary Rohrmayer
“Greed is the unhealthy preoccupation for money or power. It is when your heart becomes morbidly obsessed with something good, such as a stock, that it produces harmful results. Greed is not a financial issue but it’s an issue of the heart.”
Gary Rohrmayer, 21-Day Journey Toward a Generous Life

Gary Rohrmayer
“The more responsible we are with what God has entrusted to us, the more God will entrust to us. And yet the more irresponsible we are with God's provision, the more in danger we are of having it all taken away.”
Gary Rohrmayer, 21-Day Journey Toward a Generous Life

Gary Rohrmayer
“A life marked by generosity must first be marked by the generosity of God.”
Gary Rohrmayer, 21-Day Journey Toward a Generous Life

Gary Rohrmayer
“When we acknowledge God as the owner, then this makes every financial decision a spiritual decision with spiritual implications.”
Gary Rohrmayer, 21-Day Journey Toward a Generous Life

Gary Rohrmayer
“Acknowledging God as our provider always removes ego from our giving. Ultimately, we can only give back to God what we have received from His hands of provision.”
Gary Rohrmayer, 21-Day Journey Toward a Generous Life

Gary Rohrmayer
“God is love! God’s love is self-sacrificing! God’s love is giving because God is a giver! Every time we give, freely, selflessly and cheerfully we become more and more like God.”
Gary Rohrmayer, 21-Day Journey Toward a Generous Life

Gary Rohrmayer
“Surrendering to God is Lordship. Lordship is acknowledging the supreme leadership of God in every area of our lives. Surrendering to money is self-sufficiency, which is simply reducing God’s place in our lives.”
Gary Rohrmayer, 21-Day Journey Toward a Generous Life

Gary Rohrmayer
“Embracing God as Father is essential to cultivating a generous spirit because it brings forth confidence in God’s care and provision for our lives, as the giver of good gifts.”
Gary Rohrmayer, 21-Day Journey Toward a Generous Life

Gary Rohrmayer
“A transformed attitude towards work, money and possessions will be the foundation for financial freedom.”
Gary Rohrmayer, 21-Day Journey Toward a Generous Life

Gary Rohrmayer
“The discipline of work helped me push through many quitting points though my life and put me on to the path of blessing.”
Gary Rohrmayer, 21-Day Journey Toward a Generous Life

Gary Rohrmayer
“The number one danger of debt is that it put someone else besides God as master of your life. Just as slavery can dehumanize our dignity, so debt can have a debilitating effect on our spiritual, emotional and relational lives.”
Gary Rohrmayer

Gary Rohrmayer
“What we think about God defines us as people. Renewing your view about God will lead you to transforming your attitude towards money.”
Gary Rohrmayer, 21-Day Journey Toward a Generous Life

Gary Rohrmayer
“As I get older, I see my income increase and my expenses decrease leaving what I call the “generosity gap”. It is within this gap that I can be extravagant in my generosity and make strategic investments in God’s kingdom and His people.”
Gary Rohrmayer, 21-Day Journey Toward a Generous Life

Gary Rohrmayer
“When a bigger view of God is embraced and a healthy attitude of money is achieved then, the rewards of generosity will be experienced.”
Gary Rohrmayer, 21-Day Journey Toward a Generous Life

Gary Rohrmayer
“Generosity is supernatural. It comes from God and is energized by God. Generosity is a disposition of the soul to give, to share, and to let go of our lives and possessions for the greater cause of God.”
Gary Rohrmayer, 21-Day Journey Toward a Generous Life

May Sarton
“There is only one real deprivation, I decided this morning, and that is not to be able to give one's gifts to those one loves most.”
May Sarton, Journal of a Solitude

Richie Norton
“If you want to feel more love for someone, be generous and don’t expect anything in return.”
Richie Norton

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