Quotes of Bestow

“ A friend is a present you give to yourself. ”

- Robert Louis Stevenson

“ The higher one climbs on the spiritual ladder, the more they will grant others their own freedom, and give less interference to another's state of consciousness. ”

- Paul Twitchell

“ This is the best world, that we live in, To lend and to spend and to give in: But to borrow, or beg, or to get a man's own, It is the worst world that ever was known. ”

- Unknown

“ God grant me the courage to change the things I can, the patience to accept the things I can't, and the wisdom to know the difference. ”

- The Serenity Prayer

“ The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves. ”

- William Ellery Channing

“ There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents... and only one for birthday presents, you know. ”

- Lewis Carroll

“ You never give away your heart; you lend it from time to time. If it were not so, how could we take it back without asking? ”

- Jeanette Winterson

“ Fond youth, give o'er,And vex thy soul no moreIn seeking what were better far unfound;Alas! thy gainsAre only present painsTo gather scorpions for a future wound. ”

- Francis Quarles

“ If you're going to lend money make sure somebody else is around. If you're going to give money make sure nobody else is around. ”

- Unknown

“ I have a policy that I get to spend as much on myself as I give away. ”

- Jim Clark

“ I wish I could give you a lot of advice, based on my experience of winning political debates. But I don't have that experience. My only experience is at losing them. ”

- Richard M. Nixon

“ Why does God endow us with compassion? ”

- Franz Schubert


- Mariah Carey

“ I don't do awards. ”

- Garrison Keillor

“ It may seem odd that I'm here today - the unapologetic writer of popular fiction - on Faulkner's front porch about to announce the finalists for the National Book Award, which are our most prestigious literary awards. ”

- John Grisham

“ Giving presents is a talent; to know what a person wants, to know when and how to get it, to give it lovingly and well. Unless a character possesses this talent there is no moment more annihilating to ease than that in which a present is received and given. ”

- Pamela Glenconner

“ He who receives a benefit should never forget it; he who bestow should never remember it. ”

- Pierre Charron

“ FRIENDLESS, adj. Having no favors to bestow. Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Being perfectly well-dressed gives a feeling of tranquility that religion is powerless to bestow. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ The people that once bestowed commands, consulships, legions, and all else, now concerns itself no more, and longs eagerly for just two things - bread and circuses! ”

- Juvenal

“ The attempt to silence a man is the greatest honor you can bestow on him. It means that you recognize his superiority to yourself. ”

- Joseph Sobran

“ You have not only commanded continence, that is, from what things we are to restrain our love, but also justice, that is, on what we are to bestow our love. ”

- Saint Augustine

“ In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. ”

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

“ A favor well bestowed is almost as great an honor to him who confers it as to him who receives it. ”

- Sir Richard Steele

“ A good deed is never lost. He who sows courtesy, reaps friendship; he who plants kindness, gathers love; pleasure bestowed on a grateful mind was never sterile, but generally gratitude begets reward. ”

- St. Basil

“ Bounty always receives part of its value from the manner in which it is bestowed. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ Charity is offered with one's money; kindness, with both one's person and one's money. Charity is bestowed on the poor, kindness upon both poor and rich. ”

- Talmud

“ Death not merely ends life, it also bestows upon it a silent completeness, snatched from the hazardous flux to which all things human are subject. ”

- Hannah Arendt

“ Everything great that we know has come from neurotics never will the world be aware of how much it owes to them, nor above all what they have suffered in order to bestow their gifts on it. ”

- Marcel Proust

“ Forgetfulness. A gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of conscience. ”

- Ambrose Bierce
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