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And some people say Jesus wasn't Jewish. Of course he was Jewish! 30 years old, single, lives
with his parents, come on! He works in his father's business, his mom thought he was God's
gift, he's Jewish! Give it up!
Robin Williams

Everyone should consider his body as a priceless gift from one whom he loves above all, a
marvelous work of art, of indescribable beauty, and mystery beyond human conception, and
so delicate that a word, a breath, a look, nay, a thought may injure it.
Nikola Tesla

A smile remains the most inexpensiv gift I can bestow on anyone and yet its powers can
vanquish kingdoms.
Og Mandino

A book is a gift you can open again and again.
Garrison Keillor

Mankind must remember that peace is not God's gift to his creatures, it is our gift to each
other.
Elie Wiesel

God gave you a gift of 86.400 seconds today. Have you used one to say thank you?
William Arthur Ward

It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our
children to honor nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.
Jimmy Carter

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above
all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this
thing must be attained.
Marie Curie

What is wisdom? What gift of the gods is held in glory like this: to hold your hand victorious
over the heads of those you hate? Glory is precious forever.
Euripides

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
English proverb

You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
Desmond Tutu

If you love someone, the greatest gift you can give them is your presence.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Valor is a gift. Those having it never know for sure whether they have it till the test comes.
And those having it in one test never know for sure if they have it when the next test comes.
Carl Sandburg

You should not look a gift universe in the mouth.
G. K. Chesterton

Patience: Patience can become second nature, if taught early enough. One of those gifts to
your children for which you will be hated first and loved later.
Marlene Dietrich

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a family all wrapped up in 
each other.
Bill Vaughan

We cannot give what we do not have: We cannot bring peace to the world if we ourselves are
not peaceful. We cannot bring love to the world if we ourselves are not loving. Our true gift to
ourselves and others lies not in what we have but in who we are.
Marianne Williamson

We are all born sexual creatures, thank God, but it's a pity so many people despise and crush
this natural gift.
Marilyn Monroe

The professional military mind is by necessity an inferior and unimaginative mind; no man of
high intellectual quality would willingly imprison his gifts in such a calling.
H. G. Wells

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Charles Dickens

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in
giving creates love.
Lao Tzu

Nothing's as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas.
Kin Hubbard

A Christmas tree - the perfect gift for a guy. The plant is already dead.
Jay Leno

Love consists in giving without getting in return; in giving what is not owed, what is not due
the other. That's why true love is never based, as associations for utility or pleasure are, on
a fair exchange.
Mortimer Adler

Generosity is not giving me that which I need that you do, but it is giving me that which you
need more that I do.
Kahlil Gibran

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that
you truly give.
Kahlil Gibran

Beauty is an outward gift which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been
refused.
Edward Gibbon

A present looks for a present.
Russian proverb

There are men and women who make the world better just by being the kind of people they
are. They have the gift of kindness or courage or loyalty or integrity. It really matters very
little whether they are behind the wheel of a truck or running a business or bringing up a
family. They teach the truth by living it.
James Garfield

Whoever welcomes his friend with a smile, it's as though he gave his friend the finest gifts in
the world.
Jewish proverb

Toleration is the greatest gift of mind, it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to
balance oneself on a bicycle.
Helen Keller

I've learned... that you should never say no to a gift from a child.
Andy Rooney

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