Quotes by gifts

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  • Plato
    Plato
    Greek philosopher 427 BC - 347 BC
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    All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else.
  • Bruce Cockburn
    Bruce Cockburn
    Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist 1945-
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    'Gifts' was just a short little one-verse song that I used to close shows in the '60s.
  • St. Francis of Assisi
    St. Francis of Assisi
    Italian Preacher, Founder of the Franciscan Orde 1181-1226
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    Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.
  • Katharine Hepburn
    Katharine Hepburn
    American Actress, Writer 1907-
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    Acting is the most minor of gifts and not a very high-class way to earn a living. After all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four.
  • Karl Kraus
    Karl Kraus
    Austrian writer and journalist 1874-1936
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    Adults who still derive childlike pleasure from hanging gifts of a ready-made education on the Christmas tree of a child waiting outside the door to life do not realize how unreceptive they are making the children to everything that constitutes the true surprise of life.
  • Washington Irving
    Washington Irving
    American writer 1783-1859
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    An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.
  • Carl von Clausewitz
    Carl von Clausewitz
    Prussian general and military 1780-1831
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    Any complex activity, if it is to be carried on with any degree of virtuosity, calls for appropriate gifts of intellect and temperament. If they are outstanding and reveal themselves in exceptional achievements, their possessor is called a 'genius'.
    Source: On War (1832)
  • Noam Chomsky
    Noam Chomsky
    American Linguist, Political Activist 1928-
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    Changes and progress very rarely are gifts from above. They come out of struggles from below.
  • Marcel Proust
    Marcel Proust
    French novelist, critic, and essayist 1871-1922
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    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.
  • Benjamin Haydon
    Benjamin Haydon
    British artist 1786-1846
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    Genius in poverty is never feared, because nature, though liberal in her gifts in one instance, is forgetful in another.
  • Walter Benjamin
    Walter Benjamin
    German philosopher 1882-1940
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    Gifts must affect the receiver to the point of shock.
  • Ovid
    Ovid
    Roman poet 43 BC - 17 AD
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    Gifts, believe me, captivate both men and Gods, Jupiter himself was won over and appeased by gifts.
  • Adam Clarke
    Adam Clarke
    British Methodist theologian 1762-1832
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    However, all gifts seem now to be absorbed in one and a man must be either a Preacher or nothing.
  • Buckminster Fuller
    Buckminster Fuller
    American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor 1895-1983
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    I am convinced all of humanity is born with more gifts than we know. Most are born geniuses and just get de-geniused rapidly.
  • Thornton Wilder
    Thornton Wilder
    American writer and playwright 1897-1975
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    I am convinced that, except in a few extraordinary cases, one form or another of an unhappy childhood is essential to the formation of exceptional gifts.
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