# The joy of brightening other lives, bearing others' burdens, easing other's loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas.
Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God's gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences.
Electricity is often called wonderful, beautiful; but it is so only in common with the other forces of nature. The beauty of electricity or of any other force is not that the power is mysterious, and unexpected, touching every sense at unawares in turn, but that it is under law, and that the taught intellect can even govern it largely. The human mind is placed above, and not beneath it, and it is in such a point of view that the mental education afforded by science is rendered super-eminent in dignity, in practical application and utility; for by enabling the mind to apply the natural power through law, it conveys the gifts of God to man.
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.
God waits to win back his own flowers as gifts from man's hands.
Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given--when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes.--
People with great gifts are easy to find, but symmetrical and balanced ones never.
A daughter is one of the most beautiful gifts this world has to give.
Faithful friends are gifts from heaven: Whoever finds one has found a treasure.
Christmas is the season when you buy this year's gifts with next year's money.
I have learned that to have a good friend is the purest of all God's gifts, for it is a love that has no exchange of payment
Change always comes bearing gifts.
To receive gifts is to lose freedom.
Take gifts with a sigh: most men give to be paid.
Each day provides its own gifts
Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.
It is said that gifts persuade even the gods.
A woman's mind is affected by the meanest gifts.
To poison a nation, poison its stories. A demoralised nation tells demoralised stories to itself. Beware of the storytellers who are not fully conscious of the importance of their gifts, and who are irresponsible in the application of their art: they
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
Only in return for death, destruction and grief as gifts can we see the paradise of independence.
I am convinced all of humanity is born with more gifts than we know. Most are born geniuses and just get de-geniused rapidly.
The best things that can come out of the garden are gifts for other people.
An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.
Pure water is the best of gifts that man to man can bring, But who am I that I should have the best of anything? Let princes revel at the pump, let peers with ponds make free, Whisky, or wine, or even beer is good enough for me