Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses... on your powers, instead of your problems.
One promises much, to avoid giving little.
Christmas is a time to expand our giving encompassing the friendless and needy, near and far. Christmas is sharing.
The very presence of guilt, let alone its tenacity, implies imbalance: Something, we suspect, is getting more of our energy than warrants, at the expense of something else, we suspect, that deserves more of our energy than we're giving.
It is not in giving life but in risking life that man is raised above the animal; that is why superiority has been accorded in humanity not to the sex that brings forth but to that which kills.
Happiest is he who expects no happiness from others. Love delights and glorifies in giving, not receiving. So learn to love and give, and not to expect anything from others.
There is no sweeter pleasure than to surprise a man by giving him more than he hopes for.
Christmas is a time for celebration, for giving, and trying to be just a little nice to your fellow man.
We should be careful and discriminating in all the advice we give. We should be especially careful in giving advice that we would not think of following ourselves. Most of all, we ought to avoid giving counsel which we don't follow when it damages those who take us at our word.
The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right.
Night, like a giant, fills the church, from pavement to roof, and holds dominion through the silent hours. Pale dawn again comes peeping through the windows: and, giving place to day, sees night withdraw into the vaults, and follows it, and drives it out, and hides among the dead.
A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them fortune.
For it is in giving that we receive.
The manner of giving is worth more than the gift
You can't get rid of poverty by giving people money.
Getting what you want is not nearly as important as giving what you have.
Happiness... consists in giving, and in serving others.
No one has ever become poor by giving.
What is called liberality is often merely the vanity of giving
Giving is the lifeblood of happy living.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past.
Culture, far from giving us freedom, only develops, as it advances, new necessities; the fetters of the physical close more tightly around us, so that the fear of loss quenches even the ardent impulse toward improvement, and the maxims of passive obedience are held to be the highest wisdom of life.
One of the many pleasures of old age is giving things up.
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity more than the thing given.