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Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent. ...
by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

As soon as you trust yourself,
you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike;
there is but one step from envy to hate.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Unlike grown-ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The man with insight enough to admit his limitations
comes nearest to perfection.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There are nine requisites for contented living:
HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure;
WEALTH enough to support your needs;
STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them;
GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them;
PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished;
CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor;
LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others;
FAITH enough to make real the things of God;
HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A clever man commits no minor blunders.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be,
and you'll help them to become
what they are capable of becoming.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is.
Treat a man as he can and should be,
and he will become as he can and should be.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

All intelligent thoughts have already been thought;
what is necessary is only to try to think them again.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws,
which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Belief is not the beginning but the end of all knowledge.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A person hears only what they understand.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A useless life is an early death.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Age merely shows what children we remain.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Be above it!
Make the world serve your purpose, but do not serve it.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire,
but my heart is all my own.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A correct answer is like an affectionate kiss.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A creation of importance can only be produced when
its author isolates himself,
it is a child of solitude.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A noble person attracts noble people,
and knows how to hold on to them.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

All things are only transitory.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

An unused life is an early death.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree
of life springs ever green.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A man's manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A person places themselves on a level with the ones they praise.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

A generous heart, kind speech,
and a life of service and compassion
are the things which renew humanity.
- The Buddha

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
- Lao Tzu

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

I am open to receiving the generous gifts of Spirit.
I hold no expectations or demands on the form, the timing,
or the color of the wrapping on the bountiful gifts of Spirit
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that the true essence of the Golden Rule
is always being compassionate, kind,
generous, and being in service to others.
Compelling others to behave as you wish
them to behave in the name of the
Golden Rule is a corruption of a sacred principle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we really want to be full and generous in spirit,
we have no choice but to trust at some level.
- Rita Dove

Love can be unselfish, in the sense of being benevolent and generous,
without being selfless.
- Mortimer Adler

We are composed of self-contradictions.
Each of us is loving in some moments - hateful in others.
Patient and calm sometimes - harried by urgency at others.
Understanding - and self-absorbed.
Reassuring - and sarcastic.
Generous - and greedy.
Trusting - and jealous.
Comforting - and snappish.
Original - and stuck in a rut.
Thankful - and needy.
Forgiving - and vengeful.
Nurturing ourself - and stuffing ourself with fast food.
Honoring our bodies - and overstressing.
Being Joyful - and Suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be not like the sugarcane -
do not hold your sweetness inside.
Be like the fruit tree -
be generous with your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie (inspired by Tagore)

A healthy democracy requires a decent society;
it requires that we are honorable,
generous, tolerant and respectful.
- Charles W. Pickering

Living Into the Great Paradox,
I strive toward my vision,
while accepting gratefully whatever life serves up.
I work to bring about my vision of the future,
which is based on my value system of what is right,
just, noble, compassionate, generous, humane, peaceful, and loving.
Simultaneously, I accept that my vision
is based on only my opinions and prejudices,
and I honor all points of view and value systems,
no matter how different from my own.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious.
- Zhuangzi

People are people the world over.
Some are good, some bad, some greedy and some generous.
Nations are like people and act the same way.
- George Aiken

We remember Kurt for what he was: caring,
generous and sweet.
- Krist Novoselic

The return we reap from generous actions is not always evident.
- Francesco Guicciardini

He was a very generous soul and was exceptionally dedicated
to the medium of photography.
- John Sexton

We're all generous, but with different things,
like time, money, talent - criticism.
- Frank Howard Clark

Really big people are, above everything else,
courteous, considerate and generous -
not just to some people in some circumstances -
but to everyone all the time.
- Thomas J. Watson

Conrad Hilton was very generous to me in the divorce settlement.
He gave me 5000 Gideon Bibles.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

The generous Critic fann'd the Poet's fire,
And taught the world with reason to admire.
- Edgar Allan Poe

He had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause;
to an ardent,
generous, perhaps an immoderate passion for fame;
a passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
- Edmund Burke

Do it now.
It is not safe to leave a generous feeling to the cooling influences of the world.
- Thomas Guthrie

Americans are blessed with great plenty;
we are a generous people and we have a moral obligation
to assist those who are suffering from poverty,
disease, war and famine.
- Adam Schiff

A rich man can afford to be generous to many.
- Mercedes McCambridge

I think it bespeaks a generous nature,
a man who can cook.
- Jilly Cooper

Love is the most terrible, and also the most generous of the passions;
it is the only one which includes in its dreams the
happiness of someone else.
- Alphonse Karr

The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.
- Michel de Montaigne

Chefs, as a whole, say yes to any project,
fundraiser, or tasting because they have such a generous spirit.
- Charlie Trotter

It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one's dignity,
to work unhampered, to be generous, frank and independent.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Surely it is much more generous to forgive and remember,
than to forgive and forget.
- Maria Edgeworth

It was mind-blowing.
It was a small place with 2,000 standing-up tickets.
It's great to have your band back and working and playing again,
people have been so generous.
- Andy Taylor

It is safest to be moderately base -
to be flexible in shame,
and to be always ready for what is generous,
good, and just, when anything is to be gained by virtue.
- Sydney Smith

Be happy with what you have and are,
be generous with both,
and you won't have to hunt for happiness.
- William E. Gladstone

I guess I'm way too kind and generous,
and a saint - if you can believe that!
- R. L. Stine

If we have the opportunity to be generous with our hearts,
ourselves, we have no idea of the depth and breadth of love's reach.
- Margaret Cho

Imitation, if it is not forgery, is a fine thing.
It stems from a generous impulse, and a realistic sense
of what can and cannot be done.
- James Fenton

Women desire six things: They want their husbands to be brave,
wise, rich, generous, obedient to wife,
and lively in bed.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

I was a personality before I became a person -
I am simple,
complex, generous, selfish, unattractive,
beautiful, lazy and driven.
- Barbra Streisand


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