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Definition of Liberality


  1. The quality or state of being liberal; liberal disposition or practice; freedom from narrowness or prejudice; generosity; candor; charity.
  2. A gift; a gratuity; -- sometimes in the plural; as, a prudent man is not impoverished by his liberalities.

Liberality Quotations

However many blessings we expect from God, His infinite liberality will always exceed all our wishes and our thoughts.
John Calvin

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.
Horace Mann

No one of this nation ever begs, for the houses of all are common to all; and they consider liberality and hospitality amongst the first virtues.
Giraldus Cambrensis

I hate liberality - nine times out of ten it is cowardice, and the tenth time lack of principle.
Henry Addington

Liberality consists less in giving a great deal than in gifts well-timed.
Jean de la Bruyere
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Liberality Translations

liberality in Spanish is liberalidad, generosidad
liberality in Swedish is generositet
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