Do all the good you can, by all the means you can.
We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers.
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.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Give what you have. To some one, it may be better than you dare to think.
He who gives only what he would as readily throw away, gives without generosity; for the essence of generosity is in self-sacrifice.
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.
In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it's wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
Generosity lies less in giving much than in giving at the right moment.
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.
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.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
The value of a man resides in what he gives
He that gives all, though but little, gives much; because God looks not to the quantity of the gift, but to the quality of the givers.
The best things in life aren't things.
Scientists have discovered that the small brave act of cooperating with another person, of choosing trust over cynicism, generosity over selfishness, makes the brain light up with quiet joy.
So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self - giving is a personal power - releasing factor.
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.
To give away money is an easy matter and in any man's power. But to decide to whom to give it and how large and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in every man's power nor an easy matter.
Best things in life aren't things.
Give all thou canst; high Heaven rejects the lore of nicely-caluculated less or more.
Do not give, as many rich men do, like a hen that lays her eggs ...and then cackles.
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