A Quote by Fra Giovanni Giocondo on generosity, gifts, judgment, life, love, power, ugliness, and wisdom

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.

Giovanni Giocondo (1433 - 1515)

Source: Letter to Countess Aldobrandeschi (Christmas Eve, 1513)

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A Quote by George Herbert Walker Bush on diversity, generosity, guidance, hope, saints, and unity

I take as my guide the hope of a saint: in crucial things, unity - in important things, diversity - in all things, generosity.

George H.W. Bush (1924 -)

Source: Inaugural Address, 1989

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A Quote by George Granville on certainty, generosity, love, pain, pleasure, and soul

O Love! thou bane of the most generous souls! Thou doubtful pleasure, and thou certain pain.

George Granville (1667 - 1735)

Source: Heroic Love

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A Quote by George Eliot on cruelty, generosity, good, heaven, love, music, purity, soul, strength, and world

May I reach That purest heaven - be to other souls The cup of strength in some great agony; Enkindle generous ardor, feed pure love, Beget the smiles that have no cruelty. Be the sweet presence of a good diffused, And in the diffusion ever more intense! So shall I join the choir invisible Whose music is the gladness of the world.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on belief, change, character, charity, generosity, judgment, nature, nobility, and wishes

The presence of a noble nature, generous in its wishes, ardent in its charity, changes the lights for us: we begin to see things again in their larger, quieter masses, and to believe that we too can be seen and judged in the wholeness of our character.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Middlemarch, bk. 8, ch. 76, 1871.

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on beauty, generosity, health, honor, illness, money, strength, ugliness, weakness, and world

Money is the most important thing in the world. It represents health, strength, honor, generosity, and beauty as conspicuously as the want of it represents illness, weakness, disgrace, meanness, and ugliness.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on beauty, civilization, facts, generosity, health, honor, money, nobility, people, strength, and world

The universal regard for money is the one hopeful fact in our civilization. Money is the most important thing in the world. It represents health, strength, honour, generosity and beauty. . . . Not the least of its virtues is that it destroys base people as certainly as it fortifies and dignifies noble people.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Major Barbara, 1905 Opinions and

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A Quote by Frederick William Robertson on bravery, certainty, chastity, cowardice, darkness, friendship, future, generosity, god, good, selfishness, soul, and teachers

In the darkest hour through which a human soul can pass, whatever else is doubtful, this at least is certain. If there be no God and no future state, yet, even then, it is better to be generous than selfish, better to be chaste than licentious, better to be true than false, better to be brave than to be a coward. Blessed beyond all earthly blessedness is the man who, in the tempestuous darkness of the soul, has dared to hold fast to these venerable landmarks. Thrice blest is he who, when all is dreary and cheerless within and without, when his teachers terrify him, and friends shrink from him, has obstinately clung to moral good.

Frederick William Robertson (1816 - 1883)

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A Quote by Euripides on generosity, nobility, and soul

To generous souls, every task is noble.

Euripides (c. 485 - 406 BC)

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A Quote by Emily Whaley on finance, generosity, good, money, and sharing

Though there are other ways to finance your gardening, one sucessful way is to choose carefully whom you marry. A good and generous man is needed, one who knows how to make money and enjoys sharing it, one who himself is not interested in the actual pursuit of gardening but likes to be proud of the premises.

Emily Whaley

Source: Mrs. Whaley's Charleston Garden

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