I... thanked the Author of my being for the gift of that wild forest, those green mansions where I had found so great a happiness!
Nothing is less known; nothing more neglected. The forest is a gift of nature which it is sufficient to except just as it calms from her hands.
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
Intuition is truly a feminine quality, but women should not mistake rash conclusions for this gift.
Before eating, always take a little time to thank the food.
When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us.
If we wonder often, the gift of knowledge will come.
Take only what you need and leave the land as you found it.
All plants are our brothers and sisters. They talk to us and if we listen, we can hear them.
Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
There's not a one of us who has lived for a long stretch of time in the capital, I believe, who has not experienced that awful moment of realization that a friend or acquaintance with some public responsibility is losing the gift of normal discourse. He will have begun to address us over a casual drink or at the supermarket as if he were orating at the United Nations.
A gift consists not in what is done or given,
but in the intention of the giver or doer.
Nothing else matters much -- not wealth, nor learning, nor even health -- without this gift: the spiritual capacity to keep zest in living. This is the creed of creeds, the final deposit and distillation of all important faiths: that you should be able to believe in life.
A hug is the perfect gift- one size fits all and nobody minds if you exchange it.
A hug is a great gift one size fits all, and its easy to exchange.
Anticipate charity by preventing poverty; assist the reduced fellow man, either by a considerable gift or a sum of money or by teaching him a trade or by putting him in the way of business so that he may earn an honest livelihood and not be forced to the dreadful alternative of holding out his hand for charity. This is the highest step and summit of charity's golden ladder.
If there is no joyous way to give a festive gift, give love away.
Life... is like a box of chocolates - a cheap, thoughtless, perfunctory gift that no one ever asks for, unreturnable because all you get
back is another box of chocolates. So, you're stuck with mostly undefinable whipped mint crap, mindlessly wolfed down when there's nothing else to eat while you're watching the game. Sure, once is a while you get a peanut butter cup or an English toffee but it's gone too fast and the taste is fleeting. In the end, you are left with nothing but broken bits filled with hardened jelly and teeth-shattering nuts, which, if you are desperate enough to eat, leaves nothing but an empty box of useless brown paper.
The great gift of family life is to be intimately acquainted with people you might never even introduce yourself to, had life not done it for you.
Never look a gift horse in the mouth.
A gift blinds the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.
Talent is a gift which God has given us secretly, and which we reveal without perceiving it
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.
Success is a welcomed gift for the uninhibited mind.
My advice to gardeners is to believe what you see as temporal entertainment; a gift from nature. Do not pass on your interpretation as gospel. Do not seek interpretation from others.
Every gift, though it be small, is in reality great if given with affection.
One gift creates appreciation, many gifts create expectation.
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.
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.