Gift Quotes

Most popular gift quotes

The only gift is a portion of thyself.
There is no benefit in the gifts of a bad man.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above.
— The Bible—James 1-17

biblical

A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.
Gifts must affect the receiver to the point of shock.
The manner in which it is given is worth more than the gift.

Giving manners

That is the bitterness of a gift, that it deprives us of our liberty.
Ever since Eve gave Adam the apple, there has been a misunderstanding between the sexes about gifts.

Adam & Eve apples men and women

When giving treats to friends or children, give them what they like, emphatically not what is good for them.
To receive a present handsomely and in a right spirit, even when you have none to give in return, is to give one in return.
Let him that desires to see others happy, make haste to give while his gift can be enjoyed, and remember that every moment of delay takes away something from the value of his benefaction.
Since time is the one immaterial object which we cannot influence—neither speed up nor slow down, add to nor diminish—it is an imponderably valuable gift.  Each of us has a few minutes a day or a few hours a week which we could donate.