gifts

A Quote by Ben Jonson on gifts, good, love, sports, and time

Come my Celia, let us prove, While we can, the sports of love; Time will not be ours forever He at length our good will sever. Spend not then his gifts in vain; Suns that set may rise again, But if once we lose this light 'Tis with us perpetual night.

Ben Jonson

Source: Song, To Celia, 1607

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A Quote by Babatunde Olatunji on gifts, history, mystery, and present

There is no beginning or end. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That's why we call it 'The Present.'

Babatunde Olatunji

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on achievement, communication, and gifts

She looked at the crowd and she felt, simultaneously, astonishment that they should stare at her, when this event was so personally her own that no communication about it was possible, and a sense of fitness that they should be here, that they should want to see it, because the sight of an achievement was the greatest gift a human being could offer to others.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: Atlas 222

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A Quote by Aristotle on beauty, gifts, and god

Beauty is the gift of God.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Diogenes Laeritius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers, book V

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A Quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery on charity, gifts, god, and gratitude

Charity never humiliated him who profited from it, nor ever bound him by the chains of gratitude, since it was not to him but to God that the gift was made.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)

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A Quote by Anthony J. D'Angelo on gifts

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The greatest gift that you can give yourself is a little bit of your own attention.

Anthony D'Angelo

Source: The College Blue Book

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A Quote by Anita Brookner on boldness, fortune, gifts, and good

All good fortune is a gift of the gods, and . . . you don't win the favor of the ancient gods by being good, but by being bold.

Anita Brookner (1938 -)

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A Quote by Andrew Dunbar on gifts and happiness

The gift of happiness belongs to those who unwrap it.

Andrew Dunbar

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on certainty, gifts, humility, ugliness, virtue, and women

UGLINESS, n. A gift of the gods to certain women, entailing virtue without humility.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on gifts, god, power, and time

UBIQUITY, n. The gift or power of being in all places at one time, but not in all places at all times, which is omnipresence, an attribute of God and the luminiferous ether only.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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