A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, possessions, modernity, egologism, privatism, isolationism, ego, sharing, generosity, culture, politics, democracy, and aristeia

From moderns’ manic phobias about socialism and communism it is patent that this is a civilization of paralytic egologism, of psychotic proprietarism:  the American aborigines who were genocidally extinguished by waves of whites saw most sharply the truth about modernity’s manias—“The love of possessions is a disease with them.”  In moderns’ culture of abstracted ego and intensified but destitute “consciousness,” the aristic ethos not just of sharing and generosity but also of open communication, forthrightness, honesty, and candor has demonstrably perished.  There are utterly not enough aristic personalities surviving to make a commonality of culture feasible any longer:  “politics” has become a dark euphemism for organized deception, hi-tech manipulation, and Olympian Machiavellian intrigues, and “democracy” in that world-order is so moribund it can be little more than a pious verbalism, a rhetorical fraud.

Kenneth Smith


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A Quote by Confucius on generosity, trust, respect, tolerance, leadership, and responsbility

If a man is respectful he will not be treated with insolence. If he is tolerant he will win the multitude. If he is trustworthy in his word his fellow man will entrust him with responsibility. If he is quick he will achieve results. if he is generous he will be good enough to be put in a position over his fellow men.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Deepak Chopra on generosity, love, creativity, giving, and self-expression

Withhold no good impulse.  You may fear that you will run to excess and squander too much, but those feelings are born of fear.  In God's reality, the more you give of yourself--in feeling, generosity, self-expression, goodness, creativity, and love--the more you will be given.

Deepak Chopra

Source: Jesus: A Story of Enlightenment, Pages: 272

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A Quote by Robert Grudin on self, generosity, meaning, purpose, giving, action, and need

No psychological message is so open to question as that which tells us that we have nothing left to do or to give.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 51

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A Quote by Confucius on courtesy, generosity, honesty, persistency, kindness, the way, tao, and jen

Tzu Chang asked Confucius about jen. Confucius said, "If you can practice these five things with all the people, you can be called jen."

Tzu Chang asked what they were.

Confucius said, "Courtesy, generosity, honesty, persistence, and kindness.
If you are courteous, you will not be disrespected;
if you are generous, you will gain everything.
If you are honest, people will rely on you.
If you are persistent you will get results.
If you are kind, you can employ people."

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on blessing, giving, generosity, and friendship

For this I bless you most.  You give much and know not that you give at all.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on authenticity, generosity, taking, giving, devotion, doing for others, hiding, and disguise

Is devotion to others a cover for the hungers and the needs of the self, of which one is ashamed? I was always ashamed to take. So I gave. It was not a virtue. It was a disguise.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

Source: The Diary of Anais Nin, Volume 4, 1944-1947

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A Quote by Frank A. Clark on generosity

Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who'll never find it out.

Frank A. Clark

Source: Pearls of Wisdom

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A Quote by Kate Hardy on love, generosity, and peace

Love and generosity are the simplest forms of peace.

Kate Hardy

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A Quote by Kwame Anthony Appiah on hate, giving, generosity, ashanti, and proverb

If someone hates you, they won't ask you for things.

~~Ashanti proverby, quoted by Kwame Anthony Appiah in "Cosmopolitanism."

Kwame Appiah

Source: Cosmopolitanism, p.92

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