An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





It is doubtful if any gift could be brought more precious than the adoration of a heart which has put out all hatred, self-pity and desire for revenge.


Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855, British novelist)


It is doubtful if any gift could be brought more precious than the adoration of a heart which has put out all hatred, self-pity and desire for revenge.


Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855, British novelist)


Nothing is so strongly fortified that it cannot be taken by money.


Marcus T. Cicero (c. 106-43 BC, Roman orator, politician)


One rose says more than the dozen


Wendy Craig


The only gift is a portion of thyself.


Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)


It is easy to give alms; it is better to work to make the giving of alms unnecessary.


Henry Ford (1863-1947, American industrialist, founder of Ford Motor Company)


Every day is a gift -- even if it sucks.


Sherry Hochman


In suggesting gifts: Money is appropriate, and one size fits all.


William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951, American newspaper publisher)


Take all that is given whether wealth, love or language, nothing comes by mistake and with good digestion all can be turned to health.


George Herbert (1593-1632, British metaphysical poet)


Men are more often bribed by their loyalties and ambitions than by money.


Robert H. Jackson (1892-1954, American supreme court justice)


It takes all the fun out of a bracelet if you have to buy it yourself.


Peggy Joyce


Presents, I often say, endear absents.


Charles Lamb (1775-1834, British essayist, critic)


Not what we give, but what we share, for the gift without the giver is bare.


James Russell Lowell (1819-1891, American poet, critic, editor)


Should not the giver be thankful that the receiver received? Is not giving a need? Is not receiving, mercy?


Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900, German philosopher)


What we share with another ceases to be our own.


Edgar Quinet (1803-1875, French poet, historian, politician)


Gifts, believe me, captivate both men and Gods; Jupiter himself was won over and appeased by gifts.


Ovid (BC 43-18 AD, Roman poet)


No college or university is so generously supported by tuition, government grants, or income from endowments that it can ignore the need to systematically and vigorously develop the additional resources it must have from private gifts.


Robert L. Payton


He that parts with his property before his death prepares himself for much suffering.


French Proverb (Sayings of French origin)


When you return from a trip, bring back something for your family -- even if it is only a stone.


Lebanese Proverb (Sayings of Lebanese origin)


Money is good for bribing yourself through the inconveniences of life.


Gottfried Reinhardt


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


Marcus Annaeus Seneca (BC 3-65 AD, Roman philosopher, dramatist, statesman)


People give to worthwhile programs rather than to needy institutions. The case must catch the eye, warm the heart and stir the mind.


Harold J. Seymour


Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind.


William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British poet, playwright, actor)


May you have the greatest two gifts of all on these holidays: Someone to love and someone who loves you.


John Sinor


A gift blinds the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.


The Holy Bible (Sacred scriptures of Christians and Judaism)


Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights.


The Holy Bible (Sacred scriptures of Christians and Judaism)

Source: James 1:17


The richest gifts we can bestow are the least marketable.


Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862, American essayist, poet, naturalist)


Every faculty is a gift for the use of which we are responsible to our Creator.


Author Unknown


Everyday is a gift, that is why it is called the present.


Author Unknown


Gifts dissolve rocks.


Author Unknown


Gifts make their way through stone walls.


Author Unknown


Most altruistic gift: an anonymous donor giving to an unknown recipient of some future generation.


Author Unknown


People give from the heart, not from economics. When a need is recognized, the heart moves the hand.


Author Unknown


To receive gifts is to lose freedom.


Author Unknown


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