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    I want to thank the Academy for its courage and generosity.

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    I was once young and now I am old, but not once have I been witness to God's failure to supply my need when first I had given for the furtherance of His work. He has never failed in His promise, so I cannot fail in my service to Him.

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    I wonder if it isn't just cowardice instead of generosity that makes us give tips.

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    I would have a man generous to his country, his neighbors, his kindred, his friends, and most of all his poor friends. Not like some who are most lavish with those who are able to give most of them.

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    Keep feeling the need for being first. But I want you to be the first in love. I want you to be the first in moral excellence. I want you to be the first in generosity.

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    Keep the change, Gin," McCallister said in a smarmy, mocking voice. "Consider it an early Christmas present." "Aw," I drawled. "A whopping thirteen cents. You're too kind, Jonah. Why, you'd put Ebezener Scrooge to shame with your bighearted generosity.

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    Kindly words do not enter so deeply into men as a reputation for kindness.

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    I would argue that the next President, either Bush or Gore, should strike a 'national' posture, exhibiting generosity toward the defeated opponent, but proceeding with determination to implement an agenda.

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    Joy is a sign of generosity. When you are full of joy, you move faster and you want to go about doing good to everyone.

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    Kindness and generosity ... form the true morality of human actions.

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    Kindness, I've discovered, is everything in life.

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    Lehman uses many conveyances—including the prose poem, the sestina, and curt rhymes—to travel across the writing life of a poet whose instinctive romanticism is always bracing and tough-minded, brimming with a rare generosity.

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    Less money spent on billboards that just make us feel good about ourselves and more on soup kitchens and organized visits to the sick and dying.

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    Let me extend that generosity to myself.

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    Let me think about the people I care about the most, and how when they fail or disappoint me, I still love them. I still give them chances, and I still see the best in them - Then let me extend that generosity to myself.

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    Let me, tonight look back across the span Twixt dawn and dark, and to my conscience say- Because of some good act to beast or human- The world is better that I lived today.

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    Letter-writing on the part of a busy man or woman is the quintessence of generosity.

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    Kindness is always fashionable.

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    Kind words elicit trust. Kind thoughts create depth. Kind deeds bring love.

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    Let us consider what we call vicious luxury. No gratification, however sensual, can of itself be esteemed vicious. A gratification is only vicious when it engrosses all a man's expense, and leaves no ability for such acts of duty and generosity as are required by his situation and fortune. The same care and toil that raise a dish of peas at Christmas would give bread to a whole family during six months.

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    Kindness refreshes and restores the tired and broken.

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    Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.

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    Let us not only scatter benefits, but even strew flowers for our fellow-travellers, in the rugged ways of this wretched world.

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    Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it.

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    Life is not about warming yourself by the fire, life is about building the fire. And generosity is the match...If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap, but if you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.

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    Let us forget with generosity those who cannot love us

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    Life is so generous a giver, but we, judging its gifts by the covering, cast them away as ugly or heavy or hard. Remove the covering and you will find beneath it a living splendor, woven of love, by wisdom, with power.

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    Live today the way you want to be remembered tomorrow.

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    Like humility, generosity comes from seeing that everything we have and everything we accomplish comes from God's grace and God's love for us . . . Certainly it is from experiencing this generosity of God and the generosity of those in our life that we learn gratitude and to be generous to others.

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    Lord, help us to live the virtue of generosity, to love without limits.

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    Liberals and conservatives disagree over what are the most important sins. For conservatives, the sins that matter are personal irresponsibility, the flight from family life, sexual permissiveness, the failure of individuals to work hard. For liberals, the gravest sins are intolerance, a lack of generosity toward the needy, narrow-mindedness toward social and racial minorities.

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    Lord, with so much violence in Iraq, may we persevere in our prayer and generosity.

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    Living with generosity creates a swelling tide that raises all ships. Not just yours; not just the other person's; everyone's.

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    Lord, grant that anger or other bitterness does not reign over us, but that your grace, genuine kindness, loyalty, and every kind of friendliness, generosity, and gentleness may reign in us. Amen

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    Lose yourself in generous service and every day can be a most unusual day, a triumphant day, an abundantly rewarding day!

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    Magnanimity will not consider the prudence of its motives.

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    Mark what a generosity and courage (a dog) will put on when he finds himself maintained by a man, who to him is instead of a God

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    Make space in your life for the things that matter, for family and friends, love and generosity, fun and joy. Without this, you will burn out in mid-career and wonder where your life went.

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    Love and happiness remind me of sticky peanut butter. When you spread them around, you can't help but end up getting some on yourself!

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    Money is like manure; it's not worth a thing unless it's spread around encouraging young things to grow.

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    Most art students are generous till it comes to squeezing their colour on the palette... Many pictures haven't become works of art simply because the artist tried to save a nickel's worth of colour.

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    Mighty of heart, mighty of mind, magnanimous-to be this is indeed to be great in life.

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    My main philosophy is that money is a loan from God. I'm in charge of it. I'm responsible for investin it, giving some of it away, providing for my family, and protecting it.

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    My personal prayer is simply my joy to be alive, and to live in gratitude and generosity.

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    Nature, even when she is scant and thin outwardly, satisfies us still by the assurance of a certain generosity at the roots.

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    My hope is that we develop enough courage to develop courage. To try to have, try to learn to treat each other fairly, with generosity and kindness.

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    Never measure your generosity by what you give, but rather by what you have left.

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    Never lie under any circumstances.

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    Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.

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    Nirvana manifests as ease, as love, as connectedness, as generosity, as clarity, as unshakable freedom. This isn’t watering down nirvana. This is the reality of liberation that we can experience, sometimes in a moment and sometimes in transformative ways that change our entire life