Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind.
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.
God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.
Technology... is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other.
The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
Benevolence alone will not make a teacher, nor will learning alone do it. The gift of teaching is a peculiar talent, and implies a need and a craving in the teacher himself.
Conceit is God's gift to little men.
Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven.
The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.
You do have to be fairly selfish when you have a gift. You cannot afford to let too many outside things get in the way.
For my confirmation, I didn't get a watch and my first pair of long pants, like most Lutheran boys. I got a telescope. My mother thought it would make the best gift.
What law, what reason can deny that gift so sweet, so natural that God has given a stream, a fish, a beast, a bird?
Valor is a gift. Those having it never know for sure whether they have it till the test comes. And those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes.
The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value.
Reason is God's crowning gift to man.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
The love of beauty in its multiple forms is the noblest gift of the human cerebrum.
Power consists in one's capacity to link his will with the purpose of others, to lead by reason and a gift of cooperation.
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.
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
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.