Quotation Explorer - 'Gifts'

Accept the fullness in life's balance, which demands that there are positive gifts along with adversity. - Bryant McGill
The truth is Christmas evolved from the Roman holiday Saturnalia, a winter festival where men gave gifts to each other. They also would get drunk, have sex with each other and beat their wives - Huey Freeman The Boondocks
The real education is when you awaken and nourish and guide the inner spirit, this inner genius. The community grows from the giving of the gifts of the people in it, which is really giving from the genius. - Michael Meade
Giving someone gifts cannot equate to spending quality time with them. Never replace time with things. Time is precious and once lost cannot be regained. Make every moment count...you never know when your time will be up. - Kemi Sogunle
Gifts are like hooks. - Marcus Valerius Martialis
And did you think that such a guest Would in thy hall take up his rest? --High gifts ask diviner guess: Not to be conned to tediousness. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
In a world of complete economic equality, you get and keep the affections you deserve. You can’t buy love with gifts or favors, you can’t hold love by raising an inadequate child, and you can’t be secure in love by serving as a good scrub woman or a good provider. - B.F. Skinner
Whatever it is, I fear Greeks even when they bring gifts. - Virgil
Why were drunks, almost always, persons of talent, personality, lovable qualities, gifts, brains, assets of all kinds (else why would anyone care?); why were so many brilliant men alcoholic? - Charles Jackson
Torturing innocents, murdering civilians and destroying public property; they are all the gifts we have been given by religion. - M.F. Moonzajer
My God! The English language is a form of communication! Conversation isn't just crossfire where you shoot and get shot at! Where you've got to duck for your life and aim to kill! Words aren't only bombs and bullets —no, they're little gifts, containing meanings! - Philip Roth
Ingratitude to God does not rely only on our refusal to give the verbal thanksgiving due to Him, but also recides in our inability to appreciate his gifts and potentials in us by leaving them untapped. - Israelmore Ayivor
The dog is the most faithful of animals and would be much esteemed were it not so common. Our Lord God has made His greatest gifts the commonest. - Martin Luther
Acting is the most minor of gifts and not a very high-class way to earn a living. After all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four. - Katharine Hepburn
Riches and power are but gifts of blind fate, whereas goodness is the result of one's own merits. - Heloise
Humility is truth, therefore in all sincerity we must be able to look up and say, "I can do all things in Him who strengthens me." By yourself you can do nothing, have nothing but sin, weakness and misery. All the gifts of nature and grace you have them from God. - Mother Teresa
Anyone can revolt. It is more difficult silently to obey our own inner promptings, and to spend our lives finding sincere and fitting means of expression for our temperament and our gifts. - Georges Rouault
Thus have the gods spun the thread for wretched mortals: that they live in grief while they themselves are without cares; for two jars stand on the floor of Zeus of the gifts which he gives, one of evils and another of blessings. - Homer
Truly listening, attentively, and with care, is one of the simplest and most kind gifts we can give anyone. - John Bruna
The genius inside a person wants activity. It’s connected to the stars; it’s connected to a spark and it wants to burn and it wants to make and it wants to create and it has gifts to give. That is the nature of inner genius. - Michael Meade
The things we share with each other are deeply felt from within our hearts that neither of us will ever forget. For the gifts that are priceless are the ones that are heartfelt; their roots are within our soul. They are the greatest gifts, of all. - Ellen J. Barrier
Quit allowing negativity to block the positive gifts which are meant for you along with the hard lessons and tribulations. - Bryant McGill
Story is a butterfly whose wings transport us to another world where we receive gifts that change who we are and who we want to be. - Harley King
Love and Divnity are both gifts from Nature, fraught with the highest bliss. - Abhijit Naskar
When you’re planning the perfect Christmas the gifts, the lights, the decorations, the paries, the cards, don’t forget the most important item on the list—Christ. - Toni Sorenson
Gifts are temporary and often forgotten; love is forever and always remembered. - Ken Poirot
One of the greatest gifts to give our friends and others is a prayer. - Ellen J. Barrier
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a different way to stand. - Oprah Winfrey
Christian discipleship is a decision to walk in his ways, steadily and firmly, and then finding that the way integrates all our interests, passions, and gifts, our human needs and eternal aspirations. It is the way of life we were created for. - Eugene H. Peterson
The heart is a treasure trove.... it is filled to the brink with beautiful Divine gifts. Whoever dives into it, finds that an endless supply, as vast as the great expanse of the Cosmic Ocean.... and even greater than this! - Angie karan
We want big results-sooner rather than later. And we've forgotten that God showers his extraordinary gifts through ordinary means of grace, loves us through ordinary fellow image bearers, and sends us into the world to love and serve others in ordinary callings. Michael Horton, Ordinary, 14 - Michael S. Horton
God has hidden in each and every one of us so many abilities, gifts and resources that could only be activated by work. - Sunday Adelaja
Acting is the most minor of gifts and not a very high- class way to earn a living. After all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four. - Katharine Hepburn
Discover how wonderful you are. Love who you are, with all your faults. Focus on the unique gifts you bring to the people around you, to the world. Making this a daily practice will shift your life. - Eileen Anglin
Unconditional love is one of the greatest gifts of God's to mankind. - mukasa ronald
Gifts allow us to demonstrate exactly how little we know about a person. And nothing pisses a person off more than being shoved into the wrong pigeonhole. - Pam Davis
When you cling to something from the past, your hands cannot be open to receive the gifts of the future. - Kate McGahan
These is nothing divine about deprecating your gifts and talents or diminishing their worth in any way. Shining is sharing an abundance with us all. - Tama Kieves
Learning to read is one of the most extraordinary gifts you'll ever receive, so open up God's Word and read the most extraordinary book ever written. - J.E.B. Spredemann
Each and every one of us has his or her calling. Your calling may spring out of your gifts, potentials, talents, passions or hobby. Every man has his or her own niche, where he can function optimally and this is where his true success lies. - Sesan Kareem
There is only one real deprivation, I decided this morning, and that is not to be able to give one's gifts to those one loves most. - May Sarton
Stories are our gifts to a world that doesn't see us. - Sarah Black
Humility is not just thinking less of yourself or thinking lanyard less of your gifts than others,It is freedom from thinking of yourself at all - Barbara Cueto
Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind. - William Shakespeare
Thank you for this precious day,These gifts you give to me,My heart so full of love for you,Sings praise for all I see,Oh, sing, for every mother's love,For every childhood tear,Oh, sing, for all the stars above,The peace beyond all fear - John Denver
Time and attention are the most precious gifts we can give. - Rob Liano
When asked what gift he wanted for his birthday, the yogi replied: I wish no gifts, only presence. - Author Unknown
In my opinion, works of art should be viewed as gifts; something precious given from a point of empathy, where personal enrichment is vastly superior to the value of the gift, and the giver begs for nothing but for the gift to shine on its own. - Kevin Focke
You've got to know what your magic is. How else will you fully share your gifts with others and enrich the world for these precious years that you live? - Rasheed Ogunlaru
When it comes to anniversaries, the publishing industry usually resembles distant relatives, readiest with gifts that are redundant or farcical. - Anthony Paletta
nature can offer you the biggest gifts only if you are ready to accept. - shivangi lavaniya
A bird that fears falling off of a tree branch is ignorant of its gifts. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Only in community with others has each individual the means of cultivating his gifts in all directions; only in the community, therefore, is personal freedom possible. - Karl Marx
Envy comes from people’s ignorance of, or lack of belief, in their own gifts. - Jean Vanier
Few and mean as my gifts may be, I actually am, and do not need for my own assurance or the assurance of my fellows any secondary testimony. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The love of books is among the choicest gifts of the gods. - Arthur Conan Doyle
It is customary for those who wish to have the most beautiful ones to endeavourer to offer them gifts of those things which they hold most precious in order to win their hearts. - Auliq Ice
There is no benefit in the gifts of a bad man. - Euripides
I know death is coming, and I do not fear it. I was perfectly content before I was born, and I think of death as the same state. I am grateful for the gifts of intelligence, love, wonder and laughter. You can't say it wasn't interesting. - Roger Ebert
Fiction gives us empathy: it puts us inside the minds of other people, gives us the gifts of seeing the world through their eyes. Fiction is a lie that tells us true things, over and over. - Neil Gaiman
A happy birthday is measured not in the amount of gifts one gets, but in the amount one is loved. - Todd Stocker
We inhereit from our ancestors gifts so often taken for granted... Each of us contains within... this inheritance of soul. We are links between the ages, containing past and present expectations, sacred memories and future promise. - Edward Sellner
Your work is what you were born to do. No kind of educational system can teach you your true work, because it is your life purpose, and it is revealed by your God-given gifts. - Dr. Myles Munroe
Some of most valuable gifts come wrapped in the ugliest paper. - Navonne Johns
Let us not look at the talents we wish we had or pine away for the gifts that are not ours but instead do the best we can with what we have. - B.J. Richardson
I am the poet of the poor, because I was poor when I loved; since I could not give gifts, I gave words. - Ovid
There isn't a soul in this universe with the same gifts, strength, level of intelligence and as good as yourself! - Unarine Ramaru
One of the most beneficial and valuable gifts we can give to ourselves in this life: is allowing ourselves to be surprised! It is okay if life surprises you. Its a good thing! - C. JoyBell C.
Your experiences, past, gifts and abilities are tools for purposeful living. Harness them and destiny shows up! - Bidemi Mark-Mordi
Find the alignment between your gifts, skills, experiences and people’s needs. Therein is your secret to tap into the unknown - Adedayo Olabamiji
The most precious gifts you can think of are not ends in themselves. They all lead to God. Ultimately, that is what all His gifts are for. - John Piper
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.
I have diligently disciplined my life to search out life’s gifts in the places where life stores its scraps. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Work is the gift of God to man for him to discover himself. It is only through work that a man can discover the hidden abilities, power, potential, talents, gifts and knowledge that are in him. - Sunday Adelaja
The Gift of Truth excels all other Gifts. - Gautama Buddha
The most important gifts we can give our children are confidence in their ability to remake themselves again and again and the tools with which to do that job - Anders Ericsson
God is not partial. All His children have His total Love, and all His gifts are freely given to everyone alike. - Helen Schucman
Little things spell LOVE. Beware the spouse or marriage that places a premium on expensive gifts and 'toys. - David R. Wommack
By their essential nature triumphs can't be given. They must be taken, and the worse the odds and the fiercer the resistance, the greater the honor. Victories can't be gifts. - Lois McMaster Bujold
The loveliest gifts sometimes come wrapped in the ugliest paper. - Matshona Dhliwayo
The economy is getting tough yet we all needs to be happy. It may be difficult to get a job yet we needs to be happy. We may not have money in our pocket yet we needs to be happy so what can you offer to make someone happy even when you don't have a job, money or gifts to offer. Just Smile..... - Anthony Iwuchukwu
Find the gifts of goodness or service you have agreed to bring forth to the world and then start sharing those gifts as quickly as possible with as many souls as possible. - Molly Friedenfeld
I believe books are life's best gifts, as they allow us to venture into worlds we never thought existed. Giving us a chance to be someone different, giving us the chance to dawdle in the words - And feel free! - Anonymous
Don't be afraid. You are never really alone. Just be yourself. You don't ever have to pretend you are someone else. If you try to do that, then you don't have anything to give the world. Accept and give your gifts with love. - Jay Woodman
When I go to hell, I mean to carry a bribe: for look you, good gifts evermore make way for the worst persons. - John Webster
Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue. - Virginia Woolf
The earth craves our replenishment. Let our gifts serve the purpose for which it was given to us. - Bidemi Mark-Mordi
Begging would have been the best option if God had given talents to only a selected few. Fortunately, He gave us all our compactible gifts respectively, so it is an offence to be a chronic beggar. - Israelmore Ayivor
The best gifts in life are the memories of love that we have given away. - Debasish Mridha
It is good to dress in fair clothes to dine with friends. It honors your host, if you are a guest; and your guest if you are a host. And both adorn the feast, and so celebrate the gifts of the world. - Alison Croggon
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand. - Oprah Winfrey
We might give God our tithing, our material possessions, even our time and talents, but those are not really ours to begin with. They are gifts on loan. What is ours is the only genuine sacrifice we can lay on the altar—total submission. - Toni Sorenson
Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends,for it is one of God's best gifts. - Thomas Hughes
Emotions are very precious gifts; share with them, who know the the worth of these gifts... - Ankit Rawat
Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.
Create always: As God has seen fit in His perfection to give you such abilities, work and share of your gifts. - Duane Hewitt
Sometimes you have to let go of a career you love, a beloved home, or a loved one. Take time to grieve a loss of this nature. If you find yourself disoriented, consider surrounding yourself with people who see your strengths, goodness, gifts, and talents. They will help you find your way. - Laura Staley
God's gifts put men's best dreams to shame. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Leaders are not known by their positions; they are known by their roles in those position. You have many gifts as a leader, but your dominant gift is what you will use to lead. - Israelmore Ayivor
Marmee: Oh, Jo. Jo, you have so many extraordinary gifts; how can you expect to lead an ordinary life? You’re ready to go out and and find a good use for your talent. Tho’ I don’t know what I shall do without my Jo. Go, and embrace your liberty. And see what wonderful things come of it. - Louisa May Alcott
Never give in to the Darkness. The Light will shower you with gifts, until you let down your guard. The Darkness will only Overbear. Darkness overcomes, Darkness conquers. But Light Destroys. - Zoey-Rose Hawthorne
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime. - Desmond Tutu
The different sacred gifts serve a divine purpose. - Lailah Gifty Akita
We all possess certain talents and gifts that are unique to only us. You already have everything that you need to start living an extraordinary life. It's up to you to turn on the switch and let your light shine. - Randa Manning-Johnson
No gift unrecognized as coming from God is at its own best: therefore many things that God would gladly give us, things even that we need because we are, must wait until we ask for them, that we may know whence they come: when in all gifts we find Him, then in Him we shall find all things. - George MacDonald
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the rest of the world calls butterfly. Richard BachFrom Gifts of the Unknown: Using Extraordinary Experiences to Cope W/ Loss & Change - Louis E. Lagrand
The gifts within you have the power to elevate the world around you. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Whatever you do, do not finish the hard work of developing your gifts only to leave it unexpressed. - Bidemi Mark-Mordi
May your dreams be gifts from the gods and may you open them with excitement and pleasure. - Harley King
The best gifts one can give to someone are not things, the best ones to offer are a little Time, Love, Care and Respect. - Venkat Desireddy
Women are gifts, open them with care, judge them with leniecy, test and weigh their depths, then accept those with true worth and value. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Our deepest wounds surround our greatest gifts. - Ken Page
You can comfort me with your words and your gifts but it can not comfort me with the pain you gave - Joyce Guo
We are always too busy for our children; we never give them the time or interest they deserve. We lavish gifts upon them; but the most precious gift, our personal association, which means so much to them, we give grudgingly. - Mark Twain
As part of humanity, each of us is called to develop and share the unique gifts we are given. - Mollie Marti
Literacy is one of the greatest gifts a person could receive - Jen Selinsky
Look deep into your own eyes so you may see your greatness and recognize the gifts that you were uniquely placed on this planet to learn from, to share, and to teach. - Monika Zands
[A]though people get paid to do their jobs, you cannot pay someone to do their job passionately and wholeheartedly. Those qualities are not for sale; they are themselves gifts that can only be given freely, and are in many, many fields. - Rebecca Solnit
I often wonder if my imagination is one of God’s choicest gifts bestowed upon me to deliberately break me free from the frequent doldrums of my humanity. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Don’t live in the past you’ve already been there. And don’t live in the future, either. Tomorrow will be here soon enough. Live in this moment now it is sacred and unrepeatable. This moment alone holds valuable gifts that should not be missed. - Steve Goodier
God gives out good gifts of wisdom, talent, beauty, and skill 'graciously'--that is, in a completely unmerited way. He casts them across all humanity, regardless of religious conviction, race, gender, or any other attribute to enrich, brighten, and preserve the world. - Timothy J. Keller
Having the freedom to read and the freedom to choose is one of the best gifts my parents ever gave me. - Judy Blume
All the Creator's children are blessed with gifts. We are all given special skills to assist each other her, including animals, plants and insects. - Eileen Anglin
Rather than a vanity paycheck it feels better to give something of far more value than entertainment or money. Sometimes gifts can be priceless like that of love which is everything, connection, inspiration, devotion, attention, purpose… - Di Lee
"Know thyself," said the old philosopher, "improve thyself," saith the new. Our great object in time is not to waste our passions and gifts on the things external that we must leave behind, but that we cultivate within us all that we can carry into the eternal progress beyond. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
We are all born with wonderful gifts. We use these gifts to express ourselves, to amuse, to strengthen, and to communicate. We begin as children to explore and develop our talents, often unaware that we are unique, that not everyone can do what we're doing! - Lynn Johnston
The treasures in you must never be threatened by the gifts in others. - TemitOpe Ibrahim
When you being to awaken to your gifts, a first it can be alarming for the soul to reveal its truth. After some consideration and healthy boundaries the soul mellows and the action and revelation begins. Hold onto your seat, you are in for a wonderful wild ride. - Monika Zands
We each carry with us unique gifts, recognized and unrecognized. We long to harness those gifts in a way that gives life significance and helps us to matter more in the lives of others. - Tom Hayes
Life isn't just a gift, it's an abundant series of more gifts (i.e. Feather Presents) than one can count - Jean Williams
You make me feel at home in my own skin, and that is one of the greatest gifts anyone has ever given me. - John Mark Green
The spirit of an artist's gifts can wake our own. - Lewis Hyde "The Gift"
One of the greatest gifts in this world is the ability to make others smile. - The Unauthorized Autobiography of Jonathan Fisher - J.E.B. Spredemann
Can you be alone without being lonely? Can you spend time by yourself without craving noise or company of other people? Have you discovered the glory of quiet time spent alone, time spent listening to your soul? Solitude brings with it gifts that come from nowhere else. - Steve Goodier
I am, a shadowthat grows longer as the sunmoves, drawn outon a thread of wonder.If I bear burdensthey begin to be rememberedas gifts, goods, a basketof bread that hurtsmy shoulders but closes mein fragrance. I caneat as I go. ("Stepping Westward") - Denise Levertov
The best gifts anyone can give to themselves are good health habits. - Ellen J. Barrier
Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them. And it's much cheaper to buy somebody a book than it is to buy them the whole world! - Neil Gaiman
Lack of purpose, not lack of opportunity, is the problem. We are all blessed with different gifts. Everything depends on what you do with yours - Ane Krstevska
When I intentionally thank God for the good gifts that come from being his child, I find it almost impossible to maintain my sour disposition. - Lori Hatcher
There is enough work for every soul, if we use our specific gifts to meet the specific needs of the society. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Technology is a queer thing; it brings you great gifts with one hand and it stabs you in the back with the other. - Charles Percy Snow
I turn my heart to the light and receive its beauty and nourishment. I turn my heart to the shadows as they reveal hues, shades and textures that contrast the light. I turn my heart to them both and embrace their gifts, for they have graced me with blessings untold. - Kristin Granger
I was in love with everything- I wanted to look with love at the angry people so that their eyes would be forced to respond; and I wanted to bring gifts to the envious and tell them that I am worthless. - Egon Schiele
There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts. - Richard Bach
Unconditional love is one of the greatest God's greatest gifts to mankind. - mukasa ronald
Purchase not friends by gifts; when thou ceasest to give, such will cease to love. - Thomas Fuller
A chess genius is a human being who focuses vast, little-understood mental gifts and labors on an ultimately trivial human enterprise. - George Steiner
If you were born with the ability to change someone’s perspective or emotions, never waste that gift. It is one of the most powerful gifts God can give—the ability to influence. - Shannon L. Alder
The ordinary stories of our ordinary lives have extraordinary gifts coded within them. . . - Christina Baldwin
These pages testify to the discovery of uhnlikely gifts when we stay in community--especially when we stay after things get hard. - Christopher Heuertz
The process of self-invention is never-ending; writer, like children, are always growing into their gifts. ( in a "Times-Picayune" book review. - Susan Larson
So it is that the gods do not give all men gifts of grace - neither good looks nor intelligence nor eloquence. - Homer
Each day provides its own gifts. - American Proverb
Limit not to only five, when the divine gifts the supreme sixth; the sense of dance - Shah Asad Rizvi
When the universe presented unexpected gifts to the undeserving, how else were they to react, except with sheer paranoia? - Matthew S. Williams
The glorious gifts of the gods are not to be cast aside. - Homer
With honesty and a little digging, we have the opportunity to identify our gifts and harness them in the service of our best self—our own unique noble purpose. - Tom Hayes
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