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A Quote by Henry Havelock Ellis on giving

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One can know nothing of giving aught that is worthy to give unless one also knows how to take.

Henry Ellis (1859 - 1939)

Source: Little Essays of Love and Virtue, 1922, ch. 1

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A Quote by Henri Nouwen on advice, caring, confusion, despair, friendship, giving, grief, life, pain, reality, sharing, silence, and solution

When we honestly ask ourselves which persons in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate now knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.

Henri Nouwen

Source: Out of Solitude

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A Quote by Helen Rowland on driving, giving, and kiss

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.

Helen Rowland (1876 - 1950)

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A Quote by Hannah Whitall Smith on advice, giving, indifference, people, persistence, secrets, and trying

The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right.

Hannah Whitall Smith (1833 - 1911)

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A Quote by Hannah Whitall Smith on advice, chance, change, courage, curiosity, dogs, failure, giving, good, ideas, indifference, mind, motivation, people, persistence, praise, secrets, trying, wonder, and work

Good enough never is. You can't get to second base keeping one foot on first. Unless you're lead dog, the scenery never changes. Follow the crowd and you will never be followed by a crowd. You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. Keep your mind on the things you want and off the things you don't want. You will never be able to discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. Be not afraid of rowing slowly. Be afraid of standing still. There are people who make things happen, and there are those who watch things happen. And there are those who wonder what happened. You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try. An idea is a curious thing. It will not work unless you do. If you were to write down all the possible ways to motivate people to do better work, friendly praise would have to come near the head of your list. The true secret of giving advice is, after you have given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right.

Hannah Whitall Smith (1833 - 1911)

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A Quote by Gore Vidal on giving and style

Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.

Gore Vidal (1925 -)

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A Quote by George Macdonald on christ, church, day, foolishness, giving, god, heresy, laziness, learning, men, mind, sons, spirit, teachers, present, and world

There is more hid in Christ than we shall ever learn, here or there either; but they that begin first to inquire will soonest be gladdened with revelation; and with them He will be best pleased, for the slowness of His disciples troubled Him of old. To say that we must wait for the other world, to know the mind of Him who came t o this world to give Himself to us, seems to me the foolishness of a worldly and lazy spirit. The Son of God is the teacher of men, giving to them of His Spirit - that Spirit which manifests the deep things of God, being to a man the mind of Christ. The great heresy of the Church of the present day is unbelief in this Spirit.

George Macdonald (1824 - 1905)

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A Quote by George Eliot on giving and luxury

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Middlemarch, bk. 2, ch. 17 (1871-72).

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A Quote by George Eliot on abstinence, facts, and giving

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Impressions of Theophratus Such

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A Quote by Gary Zukav on beauty, bliss, experience, giving, home, laughter, richness, trust, and universe

Trust allows you to give. Giving is abundant. Trust allows the experience of bliss. Bliss is awakefulness. Trust allows you to laugh. Laugh at the richness, the beauty and the playfulness of the universe. Apply consciousness to this process and all roads will lead to home.

Gary Zukav

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