السَّخَاءُ مَا كَانَ ابْتِدَاءً، فَأَمَّا مَا كَانَ عَنْ مَسْأَلَةِ فَحَيَاءٌ وَتَذَمُّمٌ۔

Generosity is that which is by one's own initiative, because giving on being asked is either out of self-respect or to avoid rebuke.

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Generosity is that which is by one's own initiative, because giving on...

— Imam Ali a.s.
(Nahj al-Balagha — Peak of Eloquence: Hadith #53)

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