generosity

A Quote by Kare Anderson on generosity, safety, caring, compassion, rancor, and angel

Act genially in the
face of rancor.
You may be the only
angel in that person’s life.

Kare Anderson

Source: Say it Better blog - Kare Anderson

Contributed by: KareAnderson

A Quote by Michael Lerner on bottom line, love, generosity, faith, spiritual, and hope

In place of the Old Bottom Line of money and power, a New Bottom Line of Love and Generosity is possible. People of all faiths need to shape a political and social movement that reaffirms the most generous, peace-oriented, social justice-committed, and loving truths of the spiritual heritage of the human race. It is only this resurrection of hope that can save us from a new wave of global hatred.

Michael Lerner

Source: The Left Hand of God: Taking Back Our Country from the Religious Right

Contributed by: Barry

A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on heart, conscience, humanity, non-violence, and generosity

The old law of an eye for an eye leaves everyone blind. It destroys communities and makes humanity impossible. It creates bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers... In winning our freedom, we will so appeal to you heart and conscience that we will win you in the process.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Contributed by: Barry

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on giving, generosity, charity, and volunteerism

You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: The Prophet, p.19 (On Giving)

Contributed by: breakbeat ninja

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on generosity, kindness, compassion, service, renew humanity, and life

Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Unknown

Contributed by: James

A Quote by Daphne Rose Kingma on generosity, grace, gracious, kind, give, giving, healed, and healing

Since we remember that we are really all part of one great soul, we can see our beloved as ourselves, and know that we can give without end, without harm. And we know we can give everything. We can give not only our material possessions but our words, our bodies, our insights, our time, our money, our empathy, our listening, and our compassion.

My own parents, married forty-seven years, always called one another "Dearie".  
"Dearie," one of them would call out. "What is it, Dearie?" the other would always respond, as if to say, Whatever you need, I will give it to you, whatever you ask, I will do it gladly. The antiphony of their "Dearies" was a sweet music that punctuated my young life. To me it meant that they saw one another as equal in spirit, and that in that great love they were always willing to serve one another. They called each other "Dearie" to their dying day.

Generosity is circle that returns unto itself. The more we give, the more we have. And in that state of generosity, willing spiritual sharing, we ourselves are healed.  For when are generous, we can see the vast abundance that is also there for us. This is true generosity because no one is excluded. We are drawn together, united by it. Through it we have a taste of union. It grants us ease and gives us the grace of knowing that life is more than an endless struggle. Indeed it is gracious, generous, and kind.

Daphne Rose Kingma

Source: The Future of Love, Pages: 173..174

Contributed by: Kundan

A Quote by Mitch on generosity, workplace, and need

Generosity needs to come back to the workplace in a big way.

Mitch Thrower

Source: "The Attention Deficit Workplace" by Mitch Thrower

Contributed by: Mitch

A Quote by Stuart Wilde on money, love, communication, and generosity

Money is a symbol of that life force, of its appreciation. Money can be a solidified form of love. Through the transfer of money, we facilitate love and communication with other humans. It offers us a simple system of providing for and loving and nurturing ourselves, and it is one way of expressing generosity and kindness for the less fortunate.

Stuart Wilde

Source: The Little Money Bible

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Ven Payutto on wealth, buddhism, society, and generosity

According to the Buddhist teachings, wealth should be used for the purpose of helping others; it should support a life of good conduct and human development. According to this principle, when wealth arises for one person, the whole of society benefits, and although it belongs to one person, it is just as if it belonged to the whole community. A wealthy person who uses wealth in this manner is likened to a fertile field in which rice grows abundantly for the benefit of all. Such people generate great benefit for those around them. Without them, the wealth they create would not come to be, and neither would the benefit resulting from it. Guided by generosity, these people feel moved to represent the whole of society, and in return they gain the respect and trust of the community to use their wealth for beneficial purposes.

Ven Payutto

Source: Buddhist Economics: A Middle Way for the Market Place

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Richard David Bach on selfishness, giving, and generosity

Anybody who's ever mattered, anybody who's ever been happy, anybody who's ever given any gift into the world has been a divinely selfish soul, living for his own best interest. No exceptions.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, Pages: 170

Contributed by: Shelly

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