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Generosity is the act of selflessly giving to others.



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  • “From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.”

    —Arthur Ashe Professional Tennis Player, Civil Rights Supporter

  • “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”

    —Sir Winston Churchill British Statesman, Prime Minister, Author, Nobel Prize Winner

  • “A pessimist, they say, sees a glass as being half empty; an optimist sees the same glass as half full. But a giving person sees a glass of water and starts looking for someone who might be thirsty.”

    —G. Donald Gale

  • “Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference.”

    —Kevin Heath Ceo More4kids

  • “He who wishes to secure the good of others, has already secured his own.”

    —Confucius Philosopher

Stories About Generosity

There Are Good People Out There!

Submitted by Anonymous

I work for a bus company in where I am an aide on a school van with two disabled teen boys. One of my guys, Tyrell is almost...

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A Simple Dollar

Submitted by Chaquirah

My mother and I were at my brothers middle school waiting for him in the parking lot, he was at a basketball game. A few...

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A Small Fire

Submitted by Anonymous

A friend had invited me to dinner at his new house. Right before I was due to arrive, he tried out the gas fireplace, which...

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Everyday Hero Stories

Kenneth Howard

My hero is my uncle Kenneth Howard I'm getting teary eyed just writing this we have been through so much as a family but he...

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Kegan And Taylor B

After a very difficult divorce last year, I decided to sell my home and move closer to my parents. While I was packing, my...

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Lois And Bill C

Bill is a retired engineer. Lois, Bill's wife, has been a homemaker. They are fairly ordinary people with little notable...

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My friend Yanina should be featured in the dictionary for Generous.
John And Tim, Paterson Nj

It is good to be generous because no one know what tomorrow will bring.
Funmi, Lagos

Generosity is being happy to give.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins, Ga

Forgiveness is also a thing such as generous. Although this is not a materialistic thing.
Cassie Chang, Malaysia,Batu Pahat

We all can be generous in some way or another by sharing our time, talent or treasure. Don't let your lack of money keep you from helping others.
Sandy, Colorado

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