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The exercise of an extraordinary gift is the supremest pleasure in life.
Mark Twain

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created
a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.
Albert Einstein

There is no benefit in the gifts of a bad man.
Euripides

A man's highest happiness is found in the bestowal of benefits on those he loves; love finds
its most natural and spontaneous expression in giving. The man who has nothing to give
cannot fill his place as a husband or father, as a citizen, or as a man.
Wallace D. Wattles

Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful
thing.
Mother Teresa

Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. All men have eyes, but few
have the gift of penetration.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Gifts enter without knocking.
English proverb

I don't think you ever stop giving. I really don't. I think it's an on-going process. And it's not
just about being able to write a check. It's being able to touch somebody's life.
Oprah Winfrey

The most powerful forms of giving are non-material. The gifts of caring, attention, affection,
appreciation, and love are some of the most precious gifts you can give, and they don't cost
you anything. When you meet someone, you can silently send them happiness, joy, and
laughter. This kind of silent giving is very powerful.
Deepak Chopra

Some are born great. Some achieve greatness. Some get it as a graduation gift.
Robin Williams

Gifts can soften even stone.
Philippine proverb

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of
independence.
Denis Waitley

Accept a present and you have sold your freedom.
Hungarian proverb

Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from your
Creator, another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday.
Be a self-starter. Let your first hour set the theme of success and positive action that is
certain to echo through your entire day.
Og Mandino

Gifts from enemies are dangerous.
English proverb

The nicest present I ever got was an exploding suppository.
Emo Philips

We inadvertently bombed the Chinese Embassy. But Clinton now is working very hard. He has
sent a letter of apology to the Chinese. And, he's also given them a gift certificate for future
nuclear secrets.
David Letterman

One reason people get divorced is that they run out of gift ideas.
Robert Byrne

It's nice to believe that if you find the field where you're naturally gifted, you'll be great
from day one, but it doesn't happen. There's no evidence of high-level performance without
experience or practice.
Geoff Colvin

I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most
useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Gifts cripple the law, and grease makes the wheels go round.
Finnish proverb

Do you realise that when you give a schilling to a beggar you are giving it to yourself? Do you
realise that when you help a dog over a stile you yourself are being helped? Do you realise
when you kick a man when he is down, you are kicking yourself? Give him another kick, you
deserve it!
Wei Wu Wei

It is very queer, but not the less true, that people are generally quite as vain, or even more
so, of their deficiencies than of their available gifts.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Reason is God's crowning gift to man.
Sophocles

I know a man who doesn't pay to have his trash taken out. How does he get rid of his trash?
He gift wraps it, and puts in into an unlocked car.
Henry Youngman

With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat
what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to
keep you from growing. You get to choose.
Wayne Dyer

If men are God's gift to women, then God must really love gag gifts.
Maya Angelou

It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.
Mother Teresa

Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.
Brian Tracy

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
William Arthur Ward

Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.
Charles Dickens

I am the poet of the poor, because I was poor when I loved; since I could not give gifts, I
gave words.
Ovid

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