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Gifts Proverbs


Sayings about Gifts

Gifts make their way through stone walls. ~ Traditional Proverb

Mutual gifts cement friendship. ~ Ivorian Proverb

It is difficult to repay the gifts you get at a wedding or a funeral. ~ Chinese Proverb

Gift long expected is sold, not given. ~ Italian Proverb

Gifts reflect those who give them. ~ Chinese Proverb

Gifts make friendship lasting. ~ Danish Proverbs

What is bought is cheaper than a gift. ~ Portuguese Proverbs

The devil always takes back his gifts. ~ Ukrainian Proverbs

When you reject gifts from heaven you will be rewarded in hell. ~ Japanese Proverb

If you give a gift to a rich man, the devil sniggers. ~ French Proverb

Small gifts maintain friendship, big ones maintain love. ~ French Proverb

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

He who was presented with an ox must give in return a horse. ~ Chinese Proverb

He who gives a monkey as a present doesn’t keep hold of its tail. ~ Ivorian Proverb

A beggar will always be a beggar even if they give him the whole world as a gift. ~ Iranian Proverb

Present to the eye, present to the mind. ~ Chinese Proverb

We make big promises to avoid little presents. ~ French Proverb

One does not give a gift without a motive. ~ Malian Proverbs

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

Giving gifts to the rich is like pouring water into the sea. ~ Russian Proverb

Gifts should be handed, not thrown. ~ Danish Proverbs

Small gifts go to places where men expect bigger ones. ~ Russian Proverbs

I give a present to the mother but I think of the daughter. ~ German Proverbs

Quotations about Gifts

Presents, I often say, endear absents. ~ Charles Lamb

Gifts fall from heaven only in fairy tales. ~ Walter Ulbricht

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

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

The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance. ~ Brian Tracy

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 goldsmith’s. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

What gift has providence bestowed on man that is so dear to him as his children? ~ Marcus T. Cicero

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

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

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

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

It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody. ~ Maya Angelou

Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God’s gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences. ~ Freeman Dyson

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

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

Change always comes bearing gifts. ~ Price Pritchett

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

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

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

A wise lover values not so much the gift of the lover as the love of the giver. ~ Thomas á Kempis

The Lord loveth a cheerful giver. He also accepteth from a grouch. ~ Catherine Hall

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

The richest gifts we can bestow are the least marketable. ~ Henry David Thoreau

One rose says more than the dozen. ~ Wendy Craig

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present. ~ Alice Morse Earle

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

The size of the gift to an institution is not important. No gift is important, no matter how large, unless it means something to the one who gives it. ~ Blair Schreyer

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

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

Men are more often bribed by their loyalties and ambitions than by money. ~ Robert H. Jackson

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

Not what we give, but what we share, for the gift without the giver is bare. ~ James Russell Lowell

Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind. ~ William Shakespeare Quotes

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

Nothing’s as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas. ~ Kin Hubbard

What we share with another ceases to be our own. ~ Edgar Quinet

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

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

The only gift is a portion of thyself. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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

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

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

A little given seasonably excuses a great gift. ~ George Herbert

Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons. ~ Ruth Ann Schabacker

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

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

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself. ~ Jean Anouilh

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

The manner of giving is worth more than the gift. ~ Pierre Corneille

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