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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on giving, laws, life, nature, and occupations

Monotony is the law of nature. Look at the monotonous manner in which the sun rises. The monotony of necessary occupations is exhilarating and life-giving.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on giving, nations, people, and strength

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)

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A Quote by Ferdinand Columbus on authority, awareness, belief, discovery, earth, giving, inspiration, learning, men, reason, and world

Every schoolchild knows that Columbus set out across the sea to prove that the world was round. But the belief in a spherical earth had a long and illustrious pedigree, as Columbus himself was well aware. . . . "The second reason that inspired the Admiral [Columbus] to launch his enterprise and helped justify his giving the name 'Indies' to the lands which he discovered was the authority of many learned men who said that one could sail westward from the western end of Africa and Spain to the eastern end of India, and that no great sea lay between."

Ferdinand Columbus (1488 - 1539)

Source: The Life of the Admiral Christopher Columbus, ca., 1539, used by historian Las Casas

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A Quote by Felix Salten on anticipation, anxiety, curiosity, effort, giving, happiness, love, mind, motherhood, questions, satisfaction, silence, suspicion, time, and understanding

He loved to ask his mother questions. It was the pleasantest thing for him to ask a question and then to hear what answer his mother would give. Bambi was never surprised that question after question should come into his mind continually and without effort. He found it perfectly natural, and it delighted him very much. It was very delightful too, to wait expectantly till the answer came. If it turned out the way he wanted, he was satisfied. Sometimes, of course, he did not understand, but that was pleasant also because he was kept busy picturing what he had not understood, in his own way. Sometimes he felt very sure that his mother was not giving him a complete answer, was intentionally not telling him all she knew. And, at first, that was very pleasant, too. For then there would remain in him such a lively curiosity, such suspicion, mysteriously and joyously flashing through him, such anticipation, that he would become anxious and happy at the same time, and grow silent.

Felix Salten

Source: (Bambi 20- 21)

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A Quote by Ethel Percy Andrus on giving

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It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live.

Ethel Percy Andrus (1884 - 1967)

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on giving

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There is sublime thieving in all giving. Someone gives us all he has and we are his.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on giving and motherhood

Craving, not having, is the mother of a reckless giving of oneself.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on action, age, books, giving, learning, life, opportunity, reward, skill, society, stability, and time

Perhaps a modern society can remain stable only by eliminating adolescence, by giving its young, from the age of ten, the skills, responsibilities, and rewards of grownups, and opportunities for action in all spheres of life. Adolescence should be a time of useful action, while book learning and scholarship should be a preoccupation of adults.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Eli Stanley Jones on admiration, agreement, character, christ, friendship, giving, idealism, jesus, life, power, questions, richness, and virtue

Some have said that the power of a Redeemer would depend upon two things: first, upon the richness of the self that was given; and second, upon the depths of the giving. Friend and foe alike are agreed on the question of the character of Jesus Christ. . . . Whatever our creed, we stand with admiration before the sublime character of Jesus. Character is supreme in life, and hence Jesus stood supreme in the supreme thing - so supreme that, when we think of the ideal, we do not add virtue to virtue, but think of Jesus Christ, so that the standard of human life is no longer a code, but a character.

Eli Stanley Jones (1884 - ?)

Source: Now and Then

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A Quote by Elaine Christensen on birds, garden, giving, and indolence

IN AUTUMN, I write of days smoldering like embers to ash, grass, stiff, green-weary, waiting for somnolent winter, everywhere, gathered birds stuck in spindly branches and gardens done with giving. . . of air, over-ripe, indolent, like the last great cluster of grapes on the vine, which winds its way across the wall, tendrils turned to wood.

Elaine Christensen (1948 -)

Source: At the Edges, published by the Utah State Poetry Society, 1990

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