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  Generosity (11)
But when thou doest alms, let
not thy left hand know what thy
right hand doeth:

Matthew 6:3, King James Version
Holy Bible

For I was an hungered,
and ye gave me meat: I was
thirsty, and ye gave me drink:
I was a stranger, and ye took
me in.

Naked, and ye clothed
me: I was sick, and ye visited
me: I was in prison, and ye
came to me.

Matthew 25:35-36, King James Version
Holy Bible

I have shewed you all things,
how that so labouring ye ought to
support the weak, and to remem-
ber the words of the Lord Jesus,
how he said, It is more blessed to
give than to receive.

Acts 20:35, King James Version
Holy Bible

Every man according as he
purposeth in his heart, so let him
give; not grudgingly, or of neces-
sity: for God loveth a cheerful
giver.

II Corinthians 9:7, King James Version
Holy Bible

Teach us, good Lord, to serve Thee as Thou deservest;
To give and not to count the cost;
To fight and not to heed the wounds;
To toil and not to seek for rest;
To labour and not to ask for any reward
Save that of knowing that we do Thy will.

Ignatius

Money is like manure. If you spread it around, it does a lot of good, but if you pile it up in one place, it stinks like hell.
Clint Murchison

No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions. He had money as well.
Margaret Thatcher

Whether it's choosing a career or deciding what charity to get involved with, the choice should come from your heart. Ultimately, you are the one who has to get up every morning and enjoy what you are doing, so make sure it matters to you.
Dave Thomas

The more good I do, the more money has come in. You have to learn to give. You're not born to give. You're born selfish.
Ted Turner

The Master has no possessions. The more he does for others, the happier he is. The more he gives to others, the wealthier he is.
Lao Tzu

Behold, I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself.
Walt Whitman

  Genius (4)
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan, Press on, has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Calvin Coolidge

Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide.
John Dryden

Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Thomas Edison

Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.
An Wang

  Giving Up (5)
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

Maya Angelou

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Dale Carnegie

You can only stumble if you're moving.
Roberto Goizueta

Defeat doesn't finish a man - quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits.
Richard Nixon

The Difficult is that which can be done immediately; the Impossible that which takes a little longer.
George Santayana

  Glass (2)
Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling five balls in the air. You name them - work, family, health, friends, and spirit - and you're keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls - family, health, friends, and spirit are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged, or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for balance in your life.
Brian Dyson

People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

  Globalization (5)
Globalization is an opportunity. Well managed, it will help drive forward efforts to build prosperity and eliminate poverty. Badly managed it will increase the divide between rich and poor.
Peter Hain

You can always buy something in English, you can't always sell something in English.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter

The time has now definitely come when every intelligent individual must learn to think globally, beyond the horizon of a narrow nationalist point of view.
Robert Maxwell

We're not going global because we want to or because of any megalomania, but because it's really necessary.
Rupert Murdoch

It is better to underpromise and overdeliver than vice versa. For this one need not break the law of the land. One has to only think global. Otherwise success will disappear like the dew in the morning sun.
Narayana Murthy

  Glory (3)
Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Cicero

In no victory do they glory so much as in that which is gained by dexterity and good conduct without bloodshed.
Thomas More

But, the bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.
Thucydides

  Goal (14)
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?
Robert Browning

Your goal as an investor ... to purchase, at a rational price, a part interest in an easily-understandable business whose earnings are virtually certain to be materially higher ... years from now. Over time, you will find only a few companies that meet these standards - so when you see one ... buy a meaningful amount of stock.
Warren Buffett

When you meet someone better than yourself, turn your thoughts to becoming his equal. When you meet someone not as good as you are, look within and examine your own self.
Confucius

Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
William Faulkner

The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it - but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

People are ambitious and unrealistic. They set targets for themselves that are higher than what you would set for them. And because they set them, they hit them.
Liisa Joronen

Our vision controls the way we think and, therefore, the way we act ... the vision we have of our jobs determines what we do and the opportunities we see or don't see.
Charles Koch

Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
Abraham Lincoln

I treat everything as a learning experience; then you become detached from the result and more interested in the experience itself.
Lorraine Moller

If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.
Laurence J. Peter

I wasn't satisfied just to earn a good living. I was looking to make a statement.
Donald Trump

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Lao Tzu

An environment which calls for perfection is not likely to be easy. But aiming for it is always good for progress.
Thomas J. Watson Jr.

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as who you become (by achieving your goals).
Zig Ziglar

  Good (9)
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Edmund Burke

I was delighted to see that you thought I was as good as I thought I was.
Noël Coward

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Audrey Hepburn

Only the young die good.
Oliver Herford

Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad.
David Hume

Business is like sex. When it's good, it's very, very good; when it's not so good, it's still good.
George Katona

The trouble with being a hypochondriac these days is that antibiotics have cured all the good diseases.
Caskie Stinnett

No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions. He had money as well.
Margaret Thatcher

The more good I do, the more money has come in. You have to learn to give. You're not born to give. You're born selfish.
Ted Turner

  Gossip (1)
At last the secret is out, as it always must come in the end,
The delicious story is ripe to tell to the intimate friend;
Over the tea-cups and in the square the tongue has its desire;
Still waters run deep, my dear, there's never smoke without fire.

W. H. Auden

  Gratitude (2)
He who receives a benefit with gratitude repays the first installment on his debt.
Seneca

When a person doesn't have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude.
Elie Wiesel

  Greed (4)
There is enough in the world for everyone's need, but not for everyone's greed.
Frank Buchman

Men who continue hoarding great sums all their lives, the proper use of which for the public ends would work good to the community, should be made to feel that the community, in the form of the state, cannot thus be deprived of its proper share. By taxing estates heavily at death the state marks its condemnation of the selfish millionaire's unworthy life.
Andrew Carnegie

The more we ask, the more we have.
And, it is fair enough: asking is not always easy.

And it is said to be hard to accept ...
So no wonder we have so little.

Ivy Compton-Burnett

If you have an olive, you want an olive tree. You want a little more. You want the whole tree.
Ted Turner

  Grief (8)
The persons on whom I have bestowed my dearest love, lie deep in their graves; but, although the happiness and delight of my life lie buried there too, I have not made a coffin of my heart, and sealed it up, for ever, on my best affections. Deep affliction has but strengthened and refined them.
Charles Dickens

Life is very insistent; and it always seems to be so when friends sadly leave us.
Alec Guinness

The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal - every other affliction to forget; but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open - thisaffliction we cherish and brood over in solitude.
Washington Irving

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning. I keep on swallowing. At other times it feels like being mildly drunk, or concussed. There is a sort of invisible blanket between the world and me. I find it hard to take in what anyone says. Or perhaps, hard to want to take it in.
C. S. Lewis

When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.
Maurice Maeterlinck

You know it takes a year, a full turn of the calendar, to get over losing somebody. That's a true saying.
Annie Proulx

I will instruct my sorrows to be proud;
for grief is proud and makes his owner stoop.
To me and to the state of my great grief
let kings assemble; for my grief's so great
that no supporter but the huge firm earth
Can hold it up:

William Shakespeare

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

  Growth (9)
Growth does not always lead a business to build on success. All too often it converts a highly successful business into a mediocre large business.
Richard Branson

We are like dwarfs on the shoulders of giants, so that we can see more than they, and things at a greater distance, not by virtue of any sharpness of sight on our part, or any physical distinction, but because we are carried high and raised up by their giant size.
Bernardus Carnotensis

Growth is like creativity, it doesn't go along very neat, precise plans. You get clogged highways before you figure out a way to open up capacity. You get pollution before you figure out a way to fight it.
Steve Forbes

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
John F. Kennedy

I remember, I remember
How my childhood fleeted by, -
The mirth of its December
And the warmth of its July.

Winthrop Praed

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Positive feedback makes the strong grow stronger and the weak grow weaker.
Carl Shapiro

If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
Gail Sheehy

You will find as the children grow up that as a rule children are a bitter disappointment - their greatest object being to do precisely what their parents do not wish and have anxiously tried to prevent.
Victoria

  Grudge (1)
Advice almost never functions as a social lubricant; eight or nine times out of ten it makes people lose face, crushes their will, and creates a grudge.
Yokio Mishima