Tis blessed to bestow, and yet, Could we bestow the gifts we get, And keep the ones we give away, How happy were our Christmas day!
Christmas is the season when you buy this year’s gifts with next year’s money.
More and more, unsolicited gifts from without are likely to be received with unconscious resentment.
You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
Louisa May Alcott
There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts.
Men are more often bribed by their loyalties and ambitions than by money.
Robert H. Jackson
I think that’s one of the most important gifts we have in television – the ability to heal through laughter.
Soleil Moon Frye
Of all nature’s gifts to the human race, what is sweeter to a man than his children?
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Some people are born with the necessary gift, and some work hard to build on the few gifts they have.
If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself.
Charles M. Schulz
Gifts, believe me, captivate both men and Gods, Jupiter himself was won over and appeased by gifts.
To be an artist includes much; one must possess many gifts – absolute gifts – which have not been acquired by one’s own effort. And, moreover, to succeed, the artist much possess the courageous soul.
He gives twice who gives quickly.
I love giving gifts and I love receiving them. I really like giving little kids extravagant gifts. You see their little faces light up and they get excited. If it’s a really good gift, I love receiving it, like jewels, small islands.
Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God’s gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences.
I hate the giving of the hand unless the whole man accompanies it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have learned that to have a good friend is the purest of all God’s gifts, for it is a love that has no exchange of payment.
Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.
MacDonald has the gift of compressing the largest amount of words into the smallest amount of thought
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting with the gift of speech.
Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one so that when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be grateful for the gift.
Since time is the one immaterial object which we cannot influence–neither speed up nor slow down, add to nor diminish–it is an imponderably valuable gift.
We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers.
A woman’s beauty is not a gift to man – only a bribe
When I go to hell, I mean to carry a bribe: for look you, good gifts evermore make way for the worst persons.
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking.
Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God’s best gifts. It involves many things, but above all, the power of going out of one’s self, and appreciating whatever is noble and loving in another.
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Gifts make slaves.
“Presents,” I often say, endear Absents.
Every day is a gift- even if it sucks.
One must know not just how to accept a gift, but with what grace to share it.
May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!
I don’t want expensive gifts; I don’t want to be bought. I have everything I want. I just want someone to be there for me, to make me feel safe and secure.
In suggesting gifts: Money is appropriate, and one size fits all.
William Randolph Hearst
A woman’s mind is affected by the meanest gifts.
Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.
Gifts must affect the receiver to the point of shock.
Gifts fall from heaven only in fairy tales.
All sorts of spiritual gifts come through privations, if they are accepted.
Janet Erskine Stuart
For to give is the business of the rich.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Rare gift! but oh, what gift to fools avails!
Born for success he seemed, With grace to win, with heart to hold, With shining gifts that took all eyes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A sister is a gift from God, sent from above to make life worthwhile here below.
Presents at once? That’s good. He is sure to succeed.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I do give books as gifts sometimes, when people would rather have one than a new Ferrari.
Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.
I’m grateful to God for His bountiful gifts… He gave me courage and faith in myself.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
But this is a true saying among men: the gifts of enemies are no gifts and profitless.
Everyone is gifted – but some people never open their package.
Take gifts with a sigh: most men give to be paid.
John Boyle O’Reilly
One of the greatest gifts I’ve ever gotten is my daughter.
Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God.
Never look a gift horse in the mouth.
Beauty is the gift of God.
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged; practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
It’s difficult to understand why people don’t realize that pets are gifts to mankind.
Without natural gifts technical rules are useless.