I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble.
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
Above all things, lose no occasion of exercising your dispositions to be grateful, to be generous, to be charitable, to be humane, to be true, just, firm, orderly, courageous, etc. Consider every act of this kind as an exercise which will strengthen your moral faculties and increase your worth.
If you haven't got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.
Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.
Conrad Hilton was very generous in the divorce settlement. He gave me 5,000 Gideon Bibles.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
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.
When our attitude towards ourselves is big, and our attitude toward others is generous and merciful, we attract big and generous portions of success.
Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else's life forever.
Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won't have to hunt for happiness.
Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.
To the generous mind the heaviest debt is that of gratitude, when it is not in our power to repay it.
If we should deal out justice only, in this world, who would escape? No, it is better to be generous, and in the end more profitable, for it gains gratitude for us, and love.
I am convinced that the majority of people would be generous from selfish motives, if they had the opportunity.
A man who was generous with his wealth. It has been reported that during his lifetime, Carnegie gave away over $350 million of his money to help others.
Success may or may not mean that you've acquired a lot. It does mean that you have become a generous person.
The truly generous is the truly wise, and he who loves not others lives unblest!
All my experience of the world teaches me that in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred the safe side and the just side of a question is the generous side and the merciful side.
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential.
Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency.
Who will be the happiest person?
The one who brings happiness to others.
All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called 'Facts'. They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain.
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.
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.
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