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Mignon McLaughlinWe'd all like a reputation for generosity, and we'd all like to buy it cheap.

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

John WoodenYou can’t live a perfect day until you do something for someone who will never be able to repay you.

—  John Wooden, 1910-2010, American basketball coach

NapoleonThe hand that gives is above the hand that takes.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

George Bernard ShawA gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

Winston ChurchillWe make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

Christopher HitchensThe great thing about the United States and the historically magnetic effect it has had on a lot of people like me is its generosity.

—  Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011, British-American journalist & writer

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

—  H. Jackson Brown, Jr., 1940-, American self-help writer

Khalil GibranGenerosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.

—  Khalil Gibran, 1883-1931, Lebanese-American poet & philosopher

Charles BaudelaireThere is no sweeter pleasure than to surprise a man by giving him more than he hopes.

—  Charles Baudelaire, 1821-1867, French poet

Calvin CoolidgeNo person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.

—  Calvin Coolidge, 1872-1933, American President [1923-1929]

Henry FordTo do more for the world than the world does for you – that is success.

—  Henry Ford, 1863-1947, American industrialist, founder of FORD


Bible Quotes

Gospel of MatthewFreely you have received; freely give.

Δωρεάν ελάβατε, δωρεάν δότε.

—  Gospel of Matthew ‐ 10:8

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