Gifts Quotes

If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.
– George MacDonald

We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers.
– Seneca

But it is a cold, lifeless business when you go to the shops to buy something, which does not represent your life and talent, but a gold smit’s.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you give what can be taken, you are not really giving. Take what you are given, not what you want to be given. Give what cannot be taken.
– Idries Shah

Tis blessed to bestow, and yet, Could we bestow the gifts we get,
And keep the ones we give away, How happy were our Christmas day!
– Carolyn Wells

I have learned that to have a good friend is the purest of all God’s gifts, for it is a love that has no exchange of payment.
– Frances Farmer

In giving, a man receives more than he gives, and the more is in proportion to the worth of the thing given.
– George MacDonald

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.
– Babatunde Olatunji

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
– Kahlil Gibran

The gift, to be true, must be the flowing of the giver unto me, correspondent to my flowing unto him.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Christmas season has come to mean the period when the public plays Santa Claus to the merchants.
– John Andrew Holmes

He was gifted with the sly, sharp instinct for self-preservation that passes for wisdom among the rich.
– Evelyn Waugh

We do not quite forgive a giver. The hand that feeds us is in some danger of being bitten.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Pleasure is spread through the earth In stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find.
– William Wordsworth

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

To perceive Christmas through its wrappings becomes more difficult with every year.
– Elwyn Brooks

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?”
– William A. Ward

To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving.
– Max Beerbohm

Every one has a gift for something, even if it is the gift of being a good friend.
– Marian Anderson

The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.
– Richard Moss