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At my funeral, if one said, 'Nick was a generous person,' trust me I won't be doing cartwheels in my coffin. Recognition from people is never and never will be a goal. Some people strive for that respect or honor. Living a life to just reach for the position and status is vanity and sin.
I like chicken a lot because chicken is generous - that is to say, it's obedient. It will do whatever you tell it to do.
The fact is that I find more most men are more open, more generous, and much more stimulating than the majority of females I know.
Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Lose yourself in generous service and every day can be a most unusual day, a triumphant day, an abundantly rewarding day!
William Arthur Ward
My mother was a full-time mother. She didn't have much of her own career, her own life, her own experiences... everything was for her children. I will never be as good a mother as she was. She was just grace incarnate. She was the most generous, loving - she's better than me.
I was born in Europe... and I've traveled all over the world. I can tell you that there is no place, no country, that is more compassionate, more generous, more accepting, and more welcoming than the United States of America.
The return we reap from generous actions is not always evident.
Generous people can become more generous as they become richer, giving away vast fortunes to worthwhile causes as Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are doing.
If we really want to be full and generous in spirit, we have no choice but to trust at some level.
Being generous or doing things for others actually makes me feel good so I don't do it because I hope karma will come round and get me and I'll benefit from it.
The fact is that not only do people get more wise and more conservative as they get older, they get more kind and more generous, too.
Cooking for people is an enormously significant expression of generosity and soulfulness, and entertaining is a way to be both generous and creative. You're sharing your life with people. Of course, it's also an expression of your own need for approval and applause. Nothing wrong with that.
Only the brave know how to forgive; it is the most refined and generous pitch of virtue human nature can arrive at.
Is it not odd that the only generous person I ever knew, who had money to be generous with, should be a stockbroker.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
People are people the world over. Some are good, some bad, some greedy and some generous. Nations are like people and act the same way.
Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else's life forever.
The existing principle of selfish interest and competition has been carried to its extreme point; and, in its progress, has isolated the heart of man, blunted the edge of his finest sensibilities, and annihilated all his most generous impulses and sympathies.
Americans are the most generous country on the planet. I've worked in Europe, I've worked in Australia. There is no where else where you get absolutely no attitude for being a foreigner. If you do your job well, they embrace you.
Fashion is life-enhancing, and I think it's a lovely, generous thing to do for other people.
The building of America has had its fair share of mistakes, but it's a constitution that's the jewel of democracy, the envy of many, and it's the most generous nation in the world.
We're all generous, but with different things, like time, money, talent - criticism.
Frank A. Clark
Enthusiasm is the divine particle in our composition: with it we are great, generous, and true; without it, we are little, false, and mean.
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
Remember that whatever may be said by a lady or her friends, it is not part of conduct of a gallant or generous man to take up arms against a woman.
I am convinced that the majority of people would be generous from selfish motives, if they had the opportunity.
Charles Dudley Warner
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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