Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.
Not what we give, but what we share,-- For the gift without the giver is bare.
It isn't the size of the gift that matters, but the size of the heart that gives it.
The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value
If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse gift will find a fitting place.
The future is not a gift - it is an achievement.
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
People who have given us their complete confidence believe that they have a right to ours. The inference is false, a gift confers no rights.
Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God.
Gift, like genius, I often think only means an infinite capacity for taking pains
The heart of marriage is memories; and if the two of you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns, then your marriage is a gift from the gods.
Cease to inquire what the future has in store, and take as a gift whatever the day brings forth.
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.
Christmas is the season of joy, of holiday greetings exchanged, of gift-giving,and of families united.
This is Christmas: not the tinsel, not the giving and receiving, not even the carols, but the humble heart that receives anew the wondrous gift, the Christ.
The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.
Quietly forgiving and moving on is a gift to God ~ and yourself.
Teachers believe they have a gift for giving; it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to create a work of wit or a market or a building.
A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life.
Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.
Always wear a smile. The gift of life will then be yours to give.
I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.
Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving.
Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
The only true gift is a portion of yourself.