gifts

A Quote by Sir William Temple on freedom, gifts, humility, people, and thinking

Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts. It means freedom from thinking about yourself at all.

Sir William Temple (1881 - 1944)

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on body, death, desires, fantasy, gifts, god, heart, heaven, love, mind, secrets, soul, sympathy, and wishes

True love 's the gift which God has given To man alone beneath the heaven: It is not fantasy's hot fire, Whose wishes soon as granted fly; It liveth not in fierce desire, With dead desire it doth not die; It is the secret sympathy, The silver link, the silken tie, Which heart to heart and mind to mind In body and in soul can bind.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: The Lay of the Last Minstrel, 1805, Stanza 13.

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on civilization, gifts, individuality, and liberty

The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

Source: Civilization and Its Discontents, chapter 3 (1930)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on communication, gifts, and wisdom

If wisdom were offered me with this restriction, that I should keep it close and not communicate it, I would refuse the gift.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on gifts, immortality, life, and philosophy

Life is a gift of the immortal Gods, but living well is the gift of philosophy.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on death, gifts, and punishment

Death: A punishment to some, to some a gift, and to many a favor.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Sara Teasdale on angels, boredom, christmas, gifts, gold, heaven, jesus, men, songs, and wine

Christmas Carol The kings they came from out the south, All dressed in ermine fine; They bore Him gold and chrysoprase, And gifts of precious wine. The shepherds came from out the north, Their coats were brown and old; They brought Him little new-born lambs- They had not any gold. The wise men came from out the east, And they were wrapped in white; The star that led them all the way Did glorify the night. The angels came from heaven high, And they were clad with wings; And lo, they brought a joyful song The host of heaven sings. The kings they knocked upon the door, The wise men entered in, The shepherds followed after them To hear the song begin. The angels sang through all the night Until the rising sun, But little Jesus fell asleep Before the song was done.

Sara Teasdale (1884 - 1933)

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A Quote by Samuel Smiles on companions, gifts, hope, miracles, motherhood, power, and success

Hope . . . is the companion of power, and the mother of success; for whoso hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles.

Samuel Smiles (1812 - 1904)

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on gifts

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When pious frauds and holy shifts Are dispensations and gifts.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto iii. Line 1145.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on gifts and horses

He ne'er consider'd it, as loth To look a gift-horse in the mouth.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 490.

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