Words matter. These are the best Gifts Quotes from famous people such as Matthew Arnold, Quintilian, Barry Ritholtz, Ace Frehley, Michael Dirda, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged; practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
Without natural gifts technical rules are useless.
Shopmas now begins on Thanksgiving Day. Apparently, escaping the families you cannot stand to spend another minute with on Thanksgiving Day to go buy them gifts is how some Americans show their affection for one another. Weird.
One of the greatest gifts I’ve ever gotten is my daughter.
Books don’t only furnish a room: they also make the best holiday gifts.
I love giving gifts and I love receiving them. I really like giving little kids extravagant gifts. You see their little faces light up and they get excited. If it’s a really good gift, I love receiving it, like jewels, small islands.
Great gifts include warm pyjamas, bedsocks, scarves and blankets.
I just think that giving a child a chance and sharing what you have with a child is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, as well as a child.
I don’t buy a lot when I travel, but when I do, I like to send gifts from wherever I am. It’s fun to find the local post office.
One of the greatest gifts God ever gave to humanity was that of liberty. We love freedom and bloom under it. We cannot and should not try to force people to live by a certain religious code. To do so negates our free will.
One of the best lessons I learned early is that not everything in life is about you. It is about service. If you want trips and excessive gifts, then don’t get into public service.
Every year, like a good Catholic, I wait for Christmas. Putting up the lights, decorating the tree, making sweets and then unwrapping gifts on Christmas morning… it’s a tradition my family has followed since I was very little.
One of the best gifts you can give to an animal is a donation of a blanket to your local animal shelter during the winter months.
This is not an election where we hand out gifts. It is an election where we ask everyone to contribute more.
My favorite scripture is, ‘Your gifts make room for you.’ It’s something I tell people all the time.
Men are not born saints with special gifts and privileges. They fight against the world, the flesh and the devil, and as they conquer, the spirit of Jesus begins to shine through with more clarity.
Exchanging gifts is an important thing in the steppe culture, a way for them to feel you have become a part of their lives.
Gifts must affect the receiver to the point of shock.
Hugh is very charismatic, he has a magnetic appeal. He’s very gentlemanly – he’ll always open the door for the girls and is always showering us with gifts.
I view the experiences that I have had – both tough ones and the pleasant ones – as gifts. They’ve been full of lessons. And I’ve learned to be open to those lessons.
At every Christmas, I fail to remember the daughters’ shoe sizes, and they are not growing, but grown. After ostensible hard thought about who needs what, I have failed to give good gifts; I have failed to receive good gifts.
I like gifts. I like to give them and I like to get them.
It’s just a whole different thing, and it’s just that my life has been a blessing, and I thank god every day for the gifts that he has given me and for my daughter and to be able to watch her grow and be a part of her joys and her excitement and what she wants to do in life.
Garrison Keillor read several of my poems on ‘The Writer’s Almanac’ and I’ve heard from listeners nationally and internationally. That’s one of the great gifts of email.
There were no gifts. Everything is properly accounted for. I provided testimony and evidence to the committee… This was all stuff that was previously known.
I always felt the gifts you need as governor were more suited for my personality. I’m a good team player, but I’m not a policy wonk. In Congress, you need 218 votes to make anything happen. When you’re governor, you’re the CEO of the state. You establish the vision and standards for the state. You’re the leader.
I think that’s one of the greatest gifts that I have: that I can get someone to open up, and all you have to do is ask a question and not feel like you need a response.
If you love something, if you’re passionate about it, that’s where you’re going to have the greatest impact on the people around you: by living in those passions and sharing that passion with other people and sharing your gifts and what God created you to be.
The story of the Jews in the Bible is replete with incidents of their ingratitude to God for His gifts to them: incidents that just as repeatedly merit and receive punishment.
I recently discovered Artkive, a wonderful app that allows you to archive your child’s artwork and create cool gifts like photo albums, mugs, mousepads, etc. It’s very easy to use, and since Arabella is such a talented artist, I’m a pro!
I consider the voice a gift from the heavens, and as all the gifts from the heavens, they must be used, but the minute that the heavens call it back then of course I will stop.
I never give gifts!
During my initial days of modeling, I started dating men much older than my age who would pamper me silly with expensive gifts.
We get some great gifts. Trophies, very funny things, one woman even made a diorama of us sitting recording the podcast.
I like giving music-themed gifts. I’ve given a couple of music documentaries to boys. Especially if they don’t have the same taste as me, I try to infiltrate their mind with my favourite bands.
From a very young age, I liked to take apart things. All of my Christmas gifts would wind up in a million pieces. I actually recall taking apart my dad’s lawnmower three times to understand how combustible engines work.
Gratitude is one of the greatest gifts we can give. And it’s not a gift we often give to children. We expect it of them, but we don’t necessarily give it back.
I’ve got more than 600 pairs of Ray-Ban sunglasses, from 1950s originals to newer models. I have them on the wall like opticians do so I can pick out a pair that goes with my outfit. I had around 30 pairs, then my husband Rainer started getting them for me as birthday and Christmas gifts.
When I need strength in hard times, I know I have a God that can move mountains. Or if I’m going through a time of success, I can just rejoice in the Lord and give glory to Him knowing that He’s given me the gifts to be able to accomplish what I have. Everything comes back to Him.
Time has nothing to do with the gifts that the gods give you; it’s what you do.
Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.
I’ve tried to live my life in a way that respects the beliefs of my mother and father. Everyone has blessings, gifts, passion, and drive.
Making a difference – and allowing God to use your gifts to change someone else’s life – is truly the greatest joy you will ever experience.
Part of my joy as a singer is to give gifts to people, and one way I try to connect to them is to add something in French or German or whatever.
Someone accompanies every soul from the other side when it enters this place. Usually it is an ancestor with whom that child shares traits and gifts.
Getting up early is one of the gifts I give myself.
If I have learned anything, it is to keep my wife happy by sending her lavish gifts. Other men can learn from my success and send their wives and girlfriends fresh flowers for birthdays, anniversaries, and of course, Valentine’s Day.
When Courtney’s mother and I first separated I tried to be Disney Dad, showering her with gifts, trips and then I snapped out of it. You don’t have to try to impress your kids. If they’re not getting what they need from you, they will let you know.
Our public lands are one of our state’s greatest gifts – from the San Gabriel Mountains, to the Central Coast, and through Northwestern California’s forests and rivers.
I’m Jewish, so I don’t really do Christmas gifts, and Hanukkah is not as big a deal as gifts are concerned, so I never actually give gifts.
Peace is one of the most precious gifts God has promised His children. I know, because for many years my life was not peaceful, and I was miserable.
The house built on the sand may oftentimes be built higher, have more fair parapets and battlements, windows and ornaments, than that which is built upon the rock; yet all gifts and privileges equal not one grace.
Like most manic depressives, some of my symptoms included racing thoughts that I simply had to act upon – flying from New York to Paris and taking the train to Berlin; flying to Argentina in the middle of the night; spending tens of thousands of dollars on unnecessary garments, dinners and gifts.
It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.
Some artists shrink from self-awareness, fearing that it will destroy their unique gifts and even their desire to create. The truth of the matter is quite opposite.
Somebody does know how stuff works, and knowledge is power. Thus, as we become enslaved by our ever-more sophisticated technology, we are at the mercy of those with The Knowledge, and their arrogance is growing. Beware geeks bearing gifts.