The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I must decline your invitation owing to a subsequent engagement.
Remember: “I” before “E,” except in Budweiser.
You don’t have to accept the invitation to get angry. Instead, practice forgiveness, empathy and encouragement.
Irritation in the heart of a believer is always an invitation to the devil to stand by.
A steady salary is an invitation to mediocrity.
If four or five guys tell you that you’re drunk, even though you know you haven’t had a thing to drink, the least you can do is to lie down a little while.
Cocktail party: A gathering held to enable forty people to talk about themselves at the same time. The man who remains after the liquor is gone is the host.
And the night shall be filled with music, And the cares that infest the day Shall fold their tents like the Arabs And as silently steal away.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
I respectfully decline the invitation to join your hallucination.
I am glad the invitation pleases your family. It will please my family to the fourth generation and my family of friends and, were they living, it would have pleased inordinately the kind of Grover Cleveland Democrats I had for parents.
Health – what my friends are always drinking to before they fall down.
Stay busy, get plenty of exercise, and don’t drink too much. Then again, don’t drink too little.
Herman Jackrabbit Smith-Johannsen
One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.
I always did like a man in uniform. And that one fits you grand. Why don’t you come up sometime and see me?
I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
The man who doesn’t relax and hoot a few hoots voluntarily, now and then, is in great danger of hooting hoots and standing on his head for the edification of the pathologist and trained nurse, a little later on.
I am thankful for the mess to clean after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends.
Nancie J. Carmody
If I have to climb to heaven on a ladder, I shall decline the invitation.
I love thee, I love but thee With a love that shall not die Till the sun grows cold And the stars grow old.
If you call one wolf, you invite the pack.
When a gay person turns his back on you, it is anything but an insult; it’s an invitation.
Come, Come, whoever you are! Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving Come. This is not a caravan of despair It doesn’t matter if you’ve broken your vow a thousand times, still come, And yet again, come!
My invitation to you is to begin living every moment as though you are miraculous and deserve to live an extraordinary life. Fake it if you must and keep faking it until it’s real to you. The gift you will be giving yourself is a lifelong journey of dis…
Like other parties of the kind, it was first silent, then talky, then argumentative, then disputatious, then unintelligible, then altogether, then inarticulate, and then drunk. When we had reached the last step of this glorious ladder, it was difficult to get down again without stumbling.
George Gordon & Lord Byron
Never accept an invitation to go crazy.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
Most of the 50 or so invitations you receive each week come from people inviting the President’s Chief of Staff, not you. If you doubt that, ask your predecessor how many he received last week.
We invite, then, the world to come with its silver and make the exchange.
Richard Parks Bland
It was a woman’s bedroom, actually a boudoir, and no man belonged in it except by invitation.
What I did was pour out about a gallon of Chanel Number Five and put a burning wedding invitation to it, and boom, I’m recycling.
The invitation is about participation, not mere observation. We are not journeying in the universe but with the universe. We are not concerned about living in an evolving world but co-evolving with our world. We are parts of a whole, much greater than the sum of its parts, and yet within each part we are interconnected with the whole.
So many plays with magic in them that would be a terrific invitation to an imaginative animation team.
No longer are her invitations sought and fought for eagerly, Her parties once so popular are now attended meagerly, A blunder unforgivable made life no longer livable, For she served the sparkling burgundy in glasses made for port.
We`ve still got our invitation to the party, but we don`t know what party we`re going to yet. This is a very big game. We prepared like it was a big game. Now, every week has to be like this.
Did you ever feel like the whole world was going to a party and your invitation got lost in the mail ?
Invite the people you want to do business with or work with into your home environment and it will improve the quality of your interaction and increase the depth of your relationships. Mitch : Gatsby
I go where I’m invited. And all I can tell you is if we accepted every invitation we had, I’d be away every day of my life.
John Shelby Spong
If every call to Christ and His righteousness is a call to suffering, the converse is equally – every call to suffering is a call to Christ, a promotion, an invitation to come up higher.
We, one and all of us, have an instinct to pray; and this fact constitutes an invitation from God to pray.
Charles Sanders Peirce
But as a woman, I really started feeling vulnerable on the set, and I really felt that it was important that I should not be open for invitation or making myself look as though I was waiting for something.
I thank you for your kind invitation to introduce me to the president of the Republic. Since I have not been out of my atelier for two months, I have no appropriate costume for this circumstance. Please excuse me.
You could not receive a young man in your room; you might be permitted to have him to tea in one of the public reception rooms, but you could accept no invitation from young men to tea or other entertainment without a chaperone from the College.
And think not you can Direct the course of love, For love, If it finds you worthy, Directs your course.
Those who easily forgive invite offenses.
She had heard someone say something about an Independent Labour Party, and was furious that she had not been asked.
During times of war it is the responsibility of every citizen to inspire the valiant to engage them in war. One should avoid waiting for invitation. One should always be ready to strive for welfare of others. This is the path of truth itself.
The deal we made was that if we would change our law to invite them to come to South Dakota – that’s what they wanted, the invitation – if we would change our law to invite them to come to South Dakota, he would guarantee South Dakota 400 Citibank jobs.
Come into the garden, Maud, For the black bat, night, has flown, Come into the garden, Maud, I am here at the gate alone.
Lord Tennyson Alfred
I like my use of light to be openly situational in the sense that there is no invitation to meditate, to contemplate.
At such a loving invitation, Pinocchio, with one leap from the back of the orchestra, found himself in the front rows. With another leap, he was on the orchestra leader’s head. With a third, he landed on the stage.
It`s a private dinner for a few friends of ours with the vice-president. It`s by invitation-only.
A gentleman doesn’t pounce he glides. If a woman sits on a piece of furniture which permits your sitting beside her, you are free to regard this as an invitation, though not an unequivocal one.
What we want is a lasting peace. We will oppose soft measures which invite the breaking of the peace.
James F. Byrnes
Philo declares he never dines at home, and that is no exaggeration: He has no place whereat to dine in Rome, Unless he hooks an invitation.
You know how often the turning down this street or that, the accepting or rejecting of an invitation, may deflect the whole current of our lives into some other channel. Are we mere leaves, fluttered hither and thither by the wind, or are we rather, with every conviction that we are free agents, carried steadily along to a definite and pre-determined end?
Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.
This nation can no longer tolerate the autonomous conduct of any single service. A waste of the resources of America in spendthrift defense is an invitation to disaster for America.
Louis A. Johnson
Well, I think if you do a lot of interviews, you`re laying yourself open. If you put yourself out, accept every invitation to every premiere, then you can`t really complain when people knock on your front door and photograph you in the street. With Matthe…
I`m very excited and honored by the invitation from HVM Racing to test a Champ Car. The opportunity to drive one of the world`s fastest and most powerful race cars is a dream come true for me and I am really looking forward to getting behind the wheel.