Gifts Quotes

Euripides, medea, 431 b. c. - there is no benefit in the gifts of a bad man....
Homer, the iliad - the glorious gifts of the gods are not to be cast...

We are always too busy for our children; we never give them the time or interest they deserve. We lavish gifts upon them; but the most precious gift, our personal association, which means so much to them, we give grudgingly.
Mark Twain
Acting is the most minor of gifts and not a very high - Class way to earn a living. After all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four.
Katharine Hepburn
Purchase not friends by gifts; when thou ceasest to give, such will cease to love.
Thomas Fulle
So it is that the gods do not give all men gifts of grace - Neither good looks nor intelligence nor eloquence.
Homer, The Odyssey

Of all the gods, Death only craves not gifts: Nor sacrifice, nor yet drink - Offering poured Avails; no altars hath he, nor is soothed By hymns of praise. From him alone of all The powers of heaven Persuasion holds aloof.
Aeschylus (525 - 456 B. C.), Frag. 146 (trans. by Plumptre).
A chess genius is a human being who focuses vast, little - Understood mental gifts and labors on an ultimately trivial human enterprise.
George Steine
Purchase not friends by gifts when thou ceasest to give, such will cease to love.
Thomas Fulle
Virgil, aeneid - whatever it is, i fear greeks even when they...
The good teacher... discovers the natural gifts of his pupils and liberates them by the stimulating influence of the inspiration that he can impart. The true leader makes his followers twice the men they were before.
Stephen Neill
Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.
Ruth Ann Schabake
I care for riches, to make gifts To friends, or lead a sick man back to health With ease and plenty. Else small aid is wealth For daily gladness once a man be done With hunger, rich and poor are all as one.
Euripides
Gifts are like hooks.
Marcus Valerius Martialis
Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.
Virginia Woolf
Thus have the gods spun the thread for wretched mortals that they live in grief while they themselves are without cares for two jars stand on the floor of Zeus of the gifts which he gives, one of evils and another of blessings.
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I care for riches, to make gifts To friends, or lead a sick man back to health With ease and plenty. Else small aid is wealth For daily gladness; once a man be done With hunger, rich and poor are all as one.
Euripides, Electra, 413 B. C.
Life offers two great gifts - - Time, and the ability to choose how we spend it. Planning is a process of choosing among those many options. If we do not choose to plan, then we choose to have others plan for us.
Richard I. Winword
Acting is the most minor of gifts and not a very high - Class way to earn a living. After all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four.
Katharine Hepburn
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.
Washington Irving
Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind.
William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 1600
When one has great gifts, what answer to the meaning of existence should one require beyond the right to exercise them.
Wystan Hugh Auden
Do not trust the horse, Trojans Whatever it is, I fear the Greeks, even though they bring gifts.
Virgil
Anyone can revolt. It is more difficult silently to obey our own inner promptings, and to spend our lives finding sincere and fitting means of expression for our temperament and our gifts.
Georges Rouault
The greatest of all gifts is the power to estimate things at their true worth.
La Rochefoucauld
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.
Joan Winmill Brown
Know thyself, said the old philosopher, improve thyself, saith the new. Our great object in time is not to waste our passions and gifts on the things external that we must leave behind, but that we cultivate within us all that we can carry into the eternal progress beyond.
Edward Bulwer - Lytton
The gifts of a bad man bring no good with them.
Euripides
Thus have the gods spun the thread for wretched mortals: that they live in grief while they themselves are without cares; for two jars stand on the floor of Zeus of the gifts which he gives, one of evils and another of blessings.
Homer, The Iliad
Each day provides its own gifts.
American Prove