100 Best Generosity Quotes About Kindness And Giving

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To show generosity towards people is a noble quality in any man or woman.

In life, it is important to be generous and kind without expecting anything in return. Because generosity is that thing that has to be selfless in every way and self-serving in no way.

Generosity put simply is the act of giving to others. Also known as benevolence or kindness, generosity can be expressed in many ways, from giving gifts to others, to giving the ultimate gift of your time to help other in need.

In order to be generous, one must have kindness and a sense of giving. These quotes will help to inspire you to do some good for others in the world. So, let's take a look at these generosity quotes that can come from anywhere: a book, a movie, or any other source.

For more quotes, take a look at these Thankful Thursday quotes and [empathy quotes] too!

Great Quotes About Generosity

Human generosity is a thing that can never be underestimated. Here are some of the best generosity quotes collected from all over the world from authors like Simone de Beauvoir and others.

1. "That's what I consider true generosity: You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing."

- Simone de Beauvoir.

2. "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.

3. "Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity."

- Simone Weil.

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

- Henry Taylor.

5. "Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need."

- Kahlil Gibran.

6. "Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God."

- Ronald Reagan.

7. "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."

- Elizabeth Gilbert.

8. "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.

9. "The most truly generous persons are those who give silently without hope of praise or reward."

- Carol Ryrie Brink.

10. "Generosity could be as contagious as the zombie plague as long as enough people were willing to be carriers."

- Jonathan Maberry.

11. "Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present."

- Albert Camus.

12. "True generosity consists precisely in fighting to destroy the causes which nourish false charity."

- Paulo Freire.

13. "Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else's life forever."

- Margaret Cho.

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

- Mahatma Gandhi

15. "Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish."

- Richard Dawkins.

16. "Money is but one venue for generosity. Kindness is an even more valuable currency."

- Alan Cohen.

17. "Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you."

- Mother Teresa.

18. "True generosity is an offering; given freely and out of pure love. No strings attached. No expectations."

- Suze Orman.

19. "Sustainability, ensuring the future of life on Earth, is an infinite game, the endless expression of generosity on behalf of all."

- Paul Hawken.

20. "Make generosity part of your growth strategy."

- Danielle LaPorte.

21. "Real generosity is anonymous to the extent that a man should be prepared even to be considered ungenerous rather than explain it to others."

- Idries Shah.

22. "Lose yourself in generous service and every day can be a most unusual day, a triumphant day, an abundantly rewarding day!"

- William Arthur Ward.

23. "You make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true and also fierce, you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her."

- Winston Churchill.

24. "Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out."

- Frank A. Clark.

25. "If truth doesn't set you free, generosity of spirit will."

- Katerina Stoykova Klemer.

26. "Generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion and loving-kindness."

- Dalai Lama.

27. "Virtues, like viruses, have their seasons of contagion. When catastrophe strikes, generosity spikes like a fever."

- Nancy Gibbs.

28. "Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference."

- Barbara De Angelis.

29. "Minds, nevertheless, are not conquered by arms, but by love and generosity."

- Baruch Spinoza.

30. "Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity that of a man."

- Adam Smith.

Quotes About Being Kind

Generosity quotes are good reads.

Here are some quotes on kindness and generosity quotes from authors like John Holmes and Mark Twain.

31. "You cannot do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon it will be too late."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

32. "There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up."

- John Holmes.

33. "With one kind gesture you can change a life. One person at a time you can change the world. One day at a time we can change everything."

- Steve Maraboli.

34. "Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love."

- Mao Zedong.

35. "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle."

- Plato.

36. "A random act of kindness, no matter how small, can make a tremendous impact on someone else's life."

- Roy T. Bennett.

37. "The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention."

- Kahlil Gibran.

38. "If we are going to be kind, let it be out of simple generosity, not because we fear guilt or retribution."

- J.M. Coetzee.

39. "The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention."  

- Oscar Wilde.

40. "Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see."

- Mark Twain.

41. "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."

- Aesop.

42. "Be a little kinder than you have to."

- E. Lockhart

43. "Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love."

- Lao Tzu.

44. "A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love."

- Saint Basil.

45. "Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should never act with conditions."

- Roy T. Bennett.

46. "I've been searching for ways to heal myself, and I've found that kindness is the best way."

- Lady Gaga.

47. "All I'm saying is, kindness don't have no boundaries."

- Kathryn Stockett.

48. "It is not genius, nor glory, nor love that reflects the greatness of the human soul; it is kindness."

- Jean-Baptiste Henri Lacordaire.

49. "Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness."

- Lucius Annaeus Seneca.

50. "My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness."

- Dalai Lama.

51. "Your greatness is measured by your kindness."

- William J. H. Boetcker.

52. "Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution."

- Kahlil Gibran.

53. "Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you."

- Princess Diana.

54. "Be kind to unkind people. They need it the most."

- Ashleigh Brilliant.

55. "Just imagine how different the world could be if we all spoke to everyone with respect and kindness."

- Holly Branson.

56. "Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime."

- Dale Carnegie.

57. "But remember, boy, that a kind act can sometimes be as powerful as a sword."

- Rick Riordan

58. " Take care of your garden

And keep out the weeds,

Fill it with sunshine,

Kind words, and

Kind deeds."

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

59. "Life becomes easier and more beautiful when we can see the good in other people."

- Roy T. Bennett.

60. "A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal."

- Steve Maraboli.

The Best Quotes About Giving

If you have ever done something for someone or want to do something for someone, then these generosity quotes and giving quotes are a great way to inspire yourself.

61. "Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think."

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

62. "The greatest gift you ever give is your honest self."

- Fred Rogers.

63. "Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more."

- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

64. "You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”

- John Bunyan.

64. "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."

- Winston Churchill.

65. "In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives."

- Elizabeth Gilbert.

66. "No one has ever become poor by giving."

- Anne Frank.

67. "You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give."

- Kahlil Gibran.

68. "For it is in giving that we receive."

- Francis of Assisi.

69. "Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

70. "The miracle is this: the more we share the more we have."

- Leonard Nimoy.

71. "Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth."

- Muhammad Ali.

72. "Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more."

- Tony Robbins.

73. "Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have."

- Jim Rohn

74. "I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver."

- Maya Angelou.

75. "If you haven't got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble."

- Bob Hope.

76. "Happiness doesn't result from what we get, but from what we give."

- Benjamin Carson.

77. "God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with."

- Billy Graham.

78. "You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving."

- Robert Louis Stevenson.

79. "Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness."

- Ray Lyman Wilbur.

80. "Always give without remembering and always receive without forgetting."

- Brian Tracy

The Top Kindness, Giving And Generosity Quotes From The Bible

Take a look at some generosity quotes in the Bible.

81. "But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you."

- Luke 6:27.

82.  "Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another..."

- Colossians 3:12.

83. "And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up."

- Galatians 6:9.

84. "Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back."

- Luke 6:30.

85. "Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience."

- Colossians 3:12.

86. "It is well with the man who deals generously and lends; who conducts his affairs with justice."

- Psalms 112:5.

87. "Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed."

- Proverbs 19:17.

88. "Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad."

- Proverbs 12:25.

89. "Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you."

- Ephesians4:32.

90. "And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them."

- Luke 6:31.

Awesome Thank You For Your Generosity Quotes

Generosity quotes from an influential book are inspiring.

These are awesome "thank you for your kindness and generosity" quotes that are great for greetings cards and personal notes. We love the beautiful messages conveyed in these beautiful thank you notes and, whilst we do not know their origin, we would love to find out!

91. "A beautiful meadow at spring time, is what my life has become because of your kindness and generosity. Thank you!"

- Unknown.*

92. "When times are dark, your kindness and love are a light that guides me through. Thank you so much for your soft and devoted heart."

- Unknown.*

93. "Kindness may be blind but it is the most eye-opening feeling one can get. Thanks for being kind."

- Unknown.*

94. "Being at the receiving end of your kindness has made me feel so humble, that I wish someday I can be at the giving end of kindness to others. Thank you for being so kind."

- Unknown.*

95. "Your kindness gave me strength when I really needed it. Thank you so much for being your kind and caring self."

- Unknown.*

96. "Thank you for being a source of kindness. Your compassion, generosity, and strength have been such a comfort to our family."

- Unknown.*

97. "Thank you for being so kind, so patient, and so generous. You are a true friend and such a rare and beautiful soul."

- Unknown.*

98. "Kindness like yours can move mountains. Thank you for your supportive and loving heart."

- Unknown.*

99. "Thank you for your kindness, generosity, and compassion when I wasn’t at my best."

- Unknown.*

100. "For your thoughtfulness and generosity, from you I have learned much of life’s philosophy — Thank you sincerely."

- Unknown.*

At Kidadl, we have created lots of family-friendly quotes for everyone! If you liked these generosity quotes, why not check out these thank you mom quotes or thank you quotes for him too?

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