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Definition of Magnanimity


  1. The quality of being magnanimous; greatness of mind; elevation or dignity of soul; that quality or combination of qualities, in character, which enables one to encounter danger and trouble with tranquility and firmness, to disdain injustice, meanness and revenge, and to act and sacrifice for noble objects.

Magnanimity Quotations

The best loved by God are those that are rich, yet have the humility of the poor, and those that are poor and have the magnanimity of the rich.

I think we all have a selfish gene which rises to the top, sometimes. But then we're also all capable of a sudden magnanimity.
Jim Broadbent

The beloved of the Almighty are: the rich who have the humility of the poor, and the poor who have the magnanimity of the rich.

I do genuinely believe that young people who play sport at a competitive level, sensibly controlled, sensibly organised, that has to be a good thing. It will teach them to win, it will teach them to lose with dignity and magnanimity - all the things you want. It's a pretty good metaphor for life.
Sebastian Coe

The possession of arbitrary power has always, the world over, tended irresistibly to destroy humane sensibility, magnanimity, and truth.
Frederick Law Olmsted
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Magnanimity Translations

magnanimity in Spanish is magnanimidad
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