Gift quotes page 4
There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek
because you need their gifts.
Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.
St. Francis of Assisi
What do I mean by loving ourselves properly? I mean first of all, desiring to live, accepting life
as a very great gift and a great good, not because of what it gives us, but because of what
it enables us to give to others.
Every problem is a gift - without problems we would not grow.
Then let us all do what is right, strive with all our might toward the unattainable, develop as
fully as we can the gifts God has given us, and never stop learning.
Ludwig von Beethoven
God is the Giver and the Gift.
Florence Scovel Shinn
One of the many contradictions of trading is that it offers a gift and a curse at the same
time. The gift is that, perhaps for the first time in our lives, we're in complete control of
everything we do. The curse is that there are no external rules or boundaries to guide our
structure, our behaviour... The very reason we are attracted to trading in the first place -
the unlimited freedom of creative expression - is the same reason we feel a natural resistance
to creating the kinds of rules and boundaries that can appropriately guide our behaviour. It's
as if we have found a Utopia in which there is complete freedom, and then someone taps us
on the shoulder and says, "Hey, you have to create rules, and not only that, you also have
to have the discipline to abide by them."
Gifts make friendship lasting.
God waits to win back his own flowers as gifts from man's hands.
Life is unjust and this is what makes it so beautiful. Every day is a gift. Be brave
hold of it.
Sorrow fully accepted brings its own gifts. For there is alchemy in sorrow. It can be
transmitted into wisdom, which, if it does not bring joy, can yet bring happiness.
Pearl S. Buck
A person who is gifted sees the essential point and
leaves the rest as surplus.
When you trust that you have blessings - talents,
knowledge, love - to share with others,
you will begin the journey to self acceptance even if your gifts are not yet apparent. Once
you begin that walk, others will find you and walk with you.
I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and
sometimes incredibly cruel, but we are well
equipped for it if only we tap into our talents and gifts and allow them to blossom.
Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a
gift only we can give one another.
The gift is not as precious as the thought.
What do we mean by integrity? It means giving everything
we do our very best. It means
being true to ourselves and with every other person with whom we come in contact. It gives
meaning and comfort to our leisure time.
All things are from God; and above all, reason and
imagination and the great gifts of the mind.
They are good in themselves; and we must not altogether forget their origin even in their
G. K. Chesterton
The gift of mental power comes from God, Divine Being,
and if we concentrate our minds on
that truth, we become in tune with this great power.
I adopted the theory of reincarnation when I was twenty-six. Religion offered nothing to the
point. Even work could not give me complete satisfaction. Work is futile if we cannot utilise
the experience we collect in one life in the next. When I discovered reincarnation it was as if
I had found a universal plan I realised that there was a chance to work out my ideas. Time
was no longer limited. I was no longer a slave to the hands of the clock. Genius is experience.
Some seem to think that it is a gift or talent, but it is the fruit of long experience in many
lives. Some are older souls than others, and so they know more. The discovery of
reincarnation put my mind at ease. If you preserve a record of this conversation, write it so
that it puts men's minds at ease. I would like to communicate to others the calmness that the
long view of life gives to us.
Gifts break a rock.
The people who have achieved more than you, in any area, are only a half step ahead of you
in time. Bless them and praise their gifts, and bless and praise your own. The world would be
less rich without their contributions, and it would be less rich without yours.
Love is not getting, but giving, not a wild dream of pleasure, and madness of desire - it is
goodness, and honor, and peace and pure living.
Henry van Dyke
Happiness doesn't result from what we get, but from what we give.
What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.
Give freely to the world these gifts of love and compassion. Do not concern yourself with how
much you receive in return, just know in your heart it will be returned.
A friend is a gift you give yourself.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
Life is ever giving of Itself. We must receive, utilize and extend the gift. Success and
prosperity are spiritual attributes belonging to all people.
You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.