5 Of The Most Powerful Generosity Quotes and Why You Need Them


Everyone is looking for the key to success. “What is that ONE thing that will make me massively successful?” “What is ONE piece of advice that you would give to someone just starting out?” “What is ONE thing that has helped you to become successful?” ONE THING.

Here is a reality check; it’s not one thing. It takes a lot of “things” to see success. However, if I could give you one single tip, it would be generosity.

How can generosity be the answer to massive success? Let me tell you...

Sea Of Galilee

There are two lakes in Israel: The Sea of Galilee and The Dead Sea. Both lakes are attached to the Jordan River. The Sea of Galilee is fed by the Jordan River and it then feeds back to the river and other streams. The Sea of Galilee is the lake that nourishes most of Israel, it is filled with life and, in turn, it gives life to many.

The Dead Sea, on the other hand, is also fed by the Jordan River, but the water of The Dead Sea goes nowhere. The Dead Sea does not feed anything and it keeps all the water it is given. The Dead Sea is barren and lifeless. Any life that tries to live in it dies.

There are other lakes around the world that also only receive and do not give, resulting in only death.

You see, one is given life and then it gives life, while the other is given life, but keeps all that it receives. I know that none of us wants to be barren and lifeless. I don’t think most people understand the importance of generosity, though. If you ever want to grow, you need to give.

Give your time, money, encouragement and love abundantly.

I have met many people in my last 12 years in business, have been to hundreds of networking events, shot hundreds of weddings with hundreds of people, started multiple companies. I’ve failed and succeeded many times. I have never seen so many people who lack the concept of generosity as I see in today’s business world; however, I envision this changing.

Too many people shove their business card in your face, add strangers on Facebook and then immediately pitch their business, and expect business to fall in their lap. This is not how successful people act nor is it a successful way to conduct business.

Check out 5 of the most powerful quotes about generosity:

1. “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”— John Holmes

2. “That’s what I consider true generosity: You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.”— Simone de Beauvoir

3. “A fight is going on inside me,” said an old man to his son. “It is a terrible fight between two wolves. One wolf is evil. He is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other wolf is good. He is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith. The same fight is going on inside you.”

The son thought about it for a minute and then asked, “Which wolf will win?”

The old man replied simply, “The one you feed.” — Wendy Mass, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

4. “If you want to call attention to your good deed, then it isn’t a good deed, it’s a self-serving one. Why? Not only have you patted yourself on the back, but you’re fishing for others to do the same.”— Donna Lynn Hope

5. “You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.”— Ralph Waldo Emerson

No matter what you do, where you live, what religion you are or what race, generosity is important. It is more than important; generosity is a necessity.

Remember these quotes daily. Remember when you are conducting business, when you are talking to others, that generosity is one other those “ONE THINGs” that can radically change your business. Generosity is giving without expecting anything in return. If you can do things from a place of pure generosity, you will have never ending business. People do business with people they know, like, and trust.


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Stephen Dela Cruz is a best selling author, speaker and serial entrepreneur who specializes in helping budding entrepreneurs double their income in their first year. He’s built several 7 figure businesses and in his online school, The Mastermind Experience, he shares strategies around time and money management to help beginning entrepreneurs soar. You can see more about Stephen on his website and follow him on his Facebook page.