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.
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
It would be judicious to act with magnanimity towards a prostrate foe. Zachary Taylor
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. Saadi
Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together. Edmund Burke