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  Gifts enter without knocking.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Gifts can soften even stone.  
 -  Philippine proverb
  

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

  Gifts from enemies are dangerous.  
 -  English proverb
  

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

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

  A present looks for a present.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

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

  Bound is he that takes gifts.  
 -  English proverb
  

  A padded jacket is an acceptable gift even in summer.  
 -  Japanese proverb
  

  We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A wicked man's gift has a touch of his master.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Gifts are effective means of persuasion.  
 -  Philippine proverb
  

  The best gifts are those which exect no return.  
 -  Norwegian proverb
  

  Gifts are according to the giver.  
 -  German proverb
  

  It is not the gift which is precious, it is the love.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Gifts make friendship lasting.  
 -  Danish proverb
  

  The gift is not as precious as the thought.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Gifts break a rock.  
 -  English proverb
  

  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
  

  Writing is an extreme privilege but it's also a gift. It's a gift to yourself and it's a gift of giving a story to someone.  
 -  Amy Tan
  

  You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.  
 -  Amy Wilson-Carmichael
  

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

  No one has ever become poor by giving.  
 -  Anne Frank
  

  Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.  
 -  Anthony Robbins
  

  Every problem is a gift - without problems we would not grow.  
 -  Anthony Robbins
  

  Happiness doesn't result from what we get, but from what we give.  
 -  Ben Carson
  

  A good wife lost, is God's gift lost.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.  
 -  Bil Keane
  

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

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

  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
  

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

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

  You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world's happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged.  
 -  Dale Carnegie
  

  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
  

  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
  

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

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

  Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.  
 -  Desmond Tutu
  

  If someone is not treating you with love and respect, it is a gift if they walk away from you.   
 -  Don Miguel Ruiz
  

  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.  
 -  Earl Nightingale
  

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

  What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.  
 -  Eleanor Powell
  

  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
  

  It takes courage to love but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.  
 -  Eleanor Roosevelt
  

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

  Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another.  
 -  Elie Wiesel
  

  The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.  
 -  Emile Zola
  

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

  Unless we fully give ourselves over to our endeavors, we are hollow, superficial people and we never develop our natural gifts.  
 -  Epictetus
  

  Life is ever giving of Itself. We must receive, utilize and extend the gift. Success and prosperity are spiritual attributes belonging to all people.  
 -  Ernest Holmes
  

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

  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
  

  God is the Giver and the Gift.  
 -  Florence Scovel Shinn
  

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

  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 perversion.  
 -  G. K. Chesterton
  

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

  Life is unjust and this is what makes it so beautiful. Every day is a gift. Be brave and take hold of it.  
 -  Garrison Keillor
  

  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've been labeled obsessive. A banker called me bipolar yesterday on the phone. Bipolar, ADD, these are not diseases, these are gifts. You show me someone running four companies and I'll show you someone who has got attention on 50 things while you're talking to him.  
 -  Grant Cardone
  

  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
  

  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
  

  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
  

  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
  

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

  Life is unjust and this is what makes it so beautiful. Every day is a gift. Be brave and take hold of it.  
 -  Garrison Keillor
  

  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've been labeled obsessive. A banker called me bipolar yesterday on the phone. Bipolar, ADD, these are not diseases, these are gifts. You show me someone running four companies and I'll show you someone who has got attention on 50 things while you're talking to him.  
 -  Grant Cardone
  

  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
  

  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
  

  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
  

  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
  

  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
  

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

  I wish for you a life of wealth, health and happiness; a life in which you give to yourself the gift of patience, the virtue of reason, the value of knowledge, and the influence of faith in your own ability to dream about and achieve worthy rewards.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  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
  

  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
  

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

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

  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.  
 -  Les Brown
  

  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
  

  Forgiveness isn't about the person or people being forgiven - it's a gift you give yourself that allows your heart to stop being contracted. When you forgive, you release the toxic resentment and anger you're holding in your heart, finally freeing yourself to get on with your life.  
 -  Marci Shimoff
  

  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
  

  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.  
 -  Marianne Williamson
  

  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
  

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

  When a compliment comes from a man seeking nothing in return, it's a gift of truth, a piece of his vulnerability and infinitely more powerful as a result.  
 -  Mark Manson, Models - Attract Women Through Honesty
  

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

  When it comes down to pure ornamental cursing, the native American is gifted above the sons of men.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  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
  

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

  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
  

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

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

  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
  

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

  There's a wonderful truth that's so central to living. I find it extraordinary that schools do not teach it. The essential truth is this: Each of us has some gift - a talent, a skill, a craft, a knack - that gives us pleasure and engages us, and the path to our happiness lies within that gift.  
 -  Nick Vujicic
  

  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.  
 -  Nick Vujicic
  

  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
  

  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.  
 -  Nikola Tesla
  

  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
  

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

  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
  

  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
  

  God waits to win back his own flowers as gifts from man's hands.  
 -  Rabindranath Tagore
  

  I hate the giving of the hand unless the whole man accompanies it.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts.  
 -  Richard Bach
  

  Reading is a gift. It's something you can do almost anytime and anywhere. It can be a tremendous way to learn, relax, and even escape.  
 -  Richard Carlson
  

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

  A friend is a gift you give yourself.  
 -  Robert Louis Stevenson
  

  Part of what makes us human is the hunger to realize our greatest gifts and live life fully. We were built to shine.  
 -  Robin Sharma
  

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

  A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.  
 -  Seneca
  

  Reason is God's crowning gift to man.  
 -  Sophocles
  

  It is in giving that we receive.  
 -  St. Francis of Assisi
  

  Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.  
 -  St. Francis of Assisi
  

  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.  
 -  Steve Maraboli
  

  Part of your mission in life then must be to share your gifts with as many people as possible. That means being willing to play big.  
 -  T. Harv Eker
  

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

  A person who is gifted sees the essential point and leaves the rest as surplus.  
 -  Thomas Carlyle
  

  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.  
 -  Thomas Merton
  

  The greatest gifts you can give someone are your time, your attention, your love, and your concern.  
 -  Unknown
  

  A hug is the perfect gift- one size fits all and nobody minds if you exchange it.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Friendship is a gift that is fair in all things. It roots from one's heart and involves memories that stay not for a while but for a lifetime.  
 -  Unknown
  

  A hug is a great gift. One size fits all and its easy to exchange.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Every day's a perfect gift of time for us to use. Hours waiting to be filled in any way we choose. Each morning brings a quiet hope that rises with the sun. Each evening brings the sweet content that comes with work well done.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Forgiving you is my gift to you. Moving on is my gift to myself.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Education is the best gift you could ever receive, because once you have it, no one can ever take it from you.  
 -  Unknown
  

  The best gift you can give to someone is your time, because you're giving them something you can never get back.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Kindness: one of the greatest gifts you can bestow upon another. If someone is in need, lend them a helping hand. Do not wait for a thank you. True kindness lies within the act of giving without the expectation of something in return.  
 -  Unknown
  

  ALWAYS REMEMBER : The greatest gift you ever own is not found in the shops or under your Christmas tree. It is found in the hearts of your family and your true friends.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Sometimes your relationship with God is all you have when all else fails, and having God in your life is one of the greatest gifts anyone could ask for.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Waking up to a new day is a gift, appreciate it and do remember you are loved. Good morning and have a splendid day.  
 -  Unknown
  

  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
  

  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
  

  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
  

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

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