C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


From bounty issues power.


Gold that is put to use more gold begets.


Be rather bountiful, than expensive.

William Penn.

To the liberal ideas of the age must be opposed the moral ideas of all ages.


Liberality consists less in giving profusely, than in giving judiciously.

La Bruyère.

If you are poor, distinguish yourself by your virtues; if rich, by your good deeds.


Liberality is the best way to gain affection; for we are assured of their friendship to whom we are obliged.

St. Evremond.

Liberality should be tempered with judgment, not with profuseness.

Hosea Ballou.

Men might be better if we better deemed of them.


That which is called liberality is frequently nothing more than the vanity of giving.

Theodore Parker.

He that defers his charity until he is dead is, if a man weighs it rightly, rather liberal of another man’s goods than his own.


Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence; conservatism, distrust of the people tempered by fear.


In defiance of all the torture, of all the might, of all the malice of the world, the liberal man will ever be rich; for God’s providence is his estate, God’s wisdom and power are his defence, God’s love and favor are his reward, and God’s word is his security.


There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty. The liberal soul shall be made fat, and he that watereth shall be watered also himself. He that hath pity on the poor, lendeth to the Lord; and that which he hath given will He pay him again.