Gift Quotes

Retirement itself is the best gift. No gold watch could ever top it.

Abigail Charleson

A gold watch is the most appropriate gift for retirement, as its recipients have given up so many of their golden hours in a lifetime of service.

Harry Mahtar

Mankind . . . possesses two supreme blessings. First of these is the goddess Demeter, or Earth whichever name you choose to call her by. It was she who gave to man his nourishment of grain. But after her there came the son of Semele, who matched her present by inventing liquid wine as his gift to man. For filled with that good gift, suffering mankind forgets its grief; from it comes sleep; with it oblivion of the troubles of the day. There is no other medicine for misery.

Euripides

Ah, wasteful woman, she who may On her sweet self set her own price, Knowing man cannot choose but pay, How has she cheapened paradise; How given for nought her priceless gift, How spoiled the bread and spilled the wine, Which, spent with due respective thrift, Had made brutes men and men divine.

Coventry Patmore

The future is not a gift - it is an achievement.

Harry Lauder

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.

Frank McKibben

Christmas is the season of joy, of holiday greetings exchanged, of gift-giving,and of families united.

Norman Vincent Peale

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.

George MacDonald

The only gift is a portion of thyself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cease to inquire what the future has in store, and take as a gift whatever the day brings forth.

Horace

To touch, to move, to inspire. This is the true gift of dance.

Aubrey Lynch

Chance happens to all, but to turn chance to account is the gift of few.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

One gift creates appreciation, many gifts create expectation.

Tony Bright

Gift, like genius, I often think only means an infinite capacity for taking pains

Jane Ellice Hopkins

Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God.

Blaise Pascal

That's my gift. I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck's back. If it's not positive, I didn't hear it. If you can overcome that, fights are easy.

George Foreman

It isn't the size of the gift that matters, but the size of the heart that gives it.

Eileen Elias Freeman

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?"

William A. Ward

One must know not just how to accept a gift, but with what grace to share it.

Maya Angelou

A sister is a gift from God, sent from above to make life worthwhile here below.

Unknown

The greatest gift is to give people your enlightenment, to share it. It has to be the greatest.

Buddha

Every one has a gift for something, even if it is the gift of being a good friend.

Marian Anderson

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.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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