But the liberal devises liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.
One of the most liberal and lavish givers to charitable objects said to a friend who spoke of his generosity, "You mistake: I am not generous. I am by nature extremely avaricious: but when I was a young man I had sense enough to see how mean and belittling such a passion was, and I forced myself to give. At first, I declare to you, it was hard for me to part with a penny; but I persisted until the habit of liberality was formed. There is no yoke like that of habit. Now I like to give."
Parallel VersesKJV: But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.