Love’s greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Barbara De Angelis
However, all gifts seem now to be absorbed in one and a man must be either a Preacher or nothing.
It takes all the fun out of a bracelet if you have to buy it yourself.
Peggy Hopkins Joyce
Not what we give, but what we share,– For the gift without the giver is bare.
James Russell Lowell
Gifts come from above in their own peculiar forms.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If you give what can be taken, you are not really giving. Take what you are given, not what you want to be given. Give what cannot be taken.
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are to some extent a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece by thought, choice, courage and determination.
I have always felt a gift diamond shines so much better than one you buy for yourself.
I always try to give my songs as gifts.
Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.
Whoever makes great presents (Gifts), expects great presents (Gifts) in return.
Marcus Valerius Martial
Lee’s great gifts are teaching and inspirational guidance, not administration and management.
Children remind us to treasure the smallest of gifts, even in the most difficult of times.
Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.
A woman’s gifts will make room for her.
I make presents to the mother, but think of the daughter.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Christians need to take the lead in educating people that children are gifts, as my autistic grandson most surely is. By going down the path we’re currently on, we might one day get rid of genetic diseases, but only at the cost of our own humanity.
Liberality consists less in giving a great deal than in gifts well-timed.
Jean de la Bruyere
Nothing’s as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas.
I’ll come to you with gifts of knowledge, wisdom and truth.
Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.
Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.
He does not need opium. He has the gift of reverie.
What we share with another ceases to be our own.
There is only one real deprivation… and that is not to be able to give one’s gifts to those one loves most.
If men are God’s gift to women, then God must really love gag gifts.
He was gifted with the sly, sharp instinct for self-preservation that passes for wisdom among the rich.
I think one of my greatest gifts is leading worship.
Michael W. Smith
You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.
Bishop Desmond Tutu
To perceive Christmas through its wrappings becomes more difficult with every year.
Elwyn Brooks White
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.
It is said that gifts persuade even the gods.
Each day provides its own gifts.
To receive gifts is to lose freedom.
If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.
Nothing is so strongly fortified that it cannot be taken by money.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.
Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind.
Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.
Ruth Ann Schabacker
Life, the gift of nature, Love, the gift of life, a Kiss, the gift of Love.
It is not the weight of jewel or plate, Or the fondle of silk or fur; “Tis the spirit in which the gift is rich, As the gifts of the Wise Ones were, And we are not told whose gift was gold, Or whose was the gift of myrrh.
Edmund Vance Cooke
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
‘They gave it me,’ Humpty Dumpty continued thoughtfully,…’for an un-birthday present.’
Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me.
Because a Bodhisattva who gives a gift should not be supported by a thing, nor should he be supported anywhere.The great being should give gifts in such a way that he is not supported by the notion of a sign and why ? Because the heap of merit of tha.
God waits to win back his own flowers as gifts from man’s hands.
Change always comes bearing gifts.
Pleasure is spread through the earth In stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find.
God’s gifts put man’s best dreams to shame.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving.
Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third.
The gift, to be true, must be the flowing of the giver unto me, correspondent to my flowing unto him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love. What is love? No word can define it, it’s something so great, only God could design it. Yes, love is beyond, what man can define, for love is immortal, and God’s gift is divine.
What gift has providence bestowed on man that is so dear to him as his children?
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Presents, I often say, endear absents.
Music is God’s gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven.
Walter Savage Landor
For the will and not the gift makes the giver.
Ephraim Gotthold Lessing
The gift of friendship… a willingness to listen… a pair of helping hands… a whisper from the heart. That someone cares and understands.
The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.