Gifts Quotes

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  • Posthumous charities are the very essence of selfishness, when bequeathed by those who, when alive, would part with nothing.
    o Colton

  • Give freely to him that deserveth well, and asketh nothing: and that is a way of giving to thyself.
    o Fuller

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

  • The only gift is a portion of thyself. … Therefore the poet brings his poem; the shepherd, his lamb; the farmer, corn; the miner, a gem; the sailor, coral and shells; the painter, his picture; the girl, a handkerchief of her own sewing.”
    o Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • A gift—its kind, its value and appearance; the silence or the pomp that attends it; the style in which it reaches you—may decide the dignity or vulgarity of the giver.
    o Johann Kaspar Lavater

  • God’s love gives in such a way that it flows from a Father’s heart, the well-spring of all good. The heart of the giver makes the gift dear and precious; as among ourselves we say of even a trifling gift, “It comes from a hand we love,” and look not so much at the gift as at the heart.
    o Martin Luther

  • There is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers.
    o Seneca

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