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There is wisdom in generosity, as in everything else. - A friend to everybody is often a friend to nobody; or else, in his simplicity, he robs his family to help strangers, and so becomes brother to a beggar.

True generosity does not consist in obeying every impulse of humanity, in following blind passion for our guide, and impairing our circumstances by present benefactions, so as to render us incapable of future ones.

True generosity is a duty as indispensably necessary as those imposed on us by law. - It is a rule imposed by reason, which should be the sovereign law of a rational being.

What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a small interest in order to secure a great one.

When you give, take to yourself no credit for generosity, unless you deny yourself something in order that you may give.


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