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Quotations about Gifts


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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. ~Kahlil Gibran


What is bought is cheaper than a gift.  ~Portuguese proverb


The only gift is a portion of thyself.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Christmas is the season when you buy this year's gifts with next year's money.  ~Author unknown


A hug is a great gift — one size fits all, and it's easy to exchange. ~Author unknown


Hugs are great gifts... The only wrapping is arms! ~Bil Keane, Family Circus, 2007


Presents make the heart grow fonder. ~"Poor Richard Junior's Philosophy," The Saturday Evening Post, 1904, George Horace Lorimer, editor


Presents speak louder than words. ~"Poor Richard Junior's Philosophy," The Saturday Evening Post, 1904, George Horace Lorimer, editor


One good gift deserves another. ~"Poor Richard Junior's Philosophy," The Saturday Evening Post, 1904, George Horace Lorimer, editor


It is more expensive to give than to receive. ~"Poor Richard Junior's Philosophy," The Saturday Evening Post, 1904, George Horace Lorimer, editor


But surely... to give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving. ~Max Beerbohm, "Hosts and Guests," 1919


Not that which we give, but what we share,—
For the gift without the giver is bare...
~James Russell Lowell, The Vision of Sir Launfal, 1848


There are many ways of doing good, such as little deeds of kindness, little words of encouragement and affection. By these gifts which are not bought with gold or silver, we can make others happy; not only at Christmas, but all year. If we made a practice of giving such gifts every day would be Christmas... ~Frederick A. Reuter


The gift itself is not so much—
Perhaps you've had a dozen such;
Its value, when reduced to gold,
May seem too trifling to be told;
But someone, loving, kind, and true,
Selected it—and thought of You.
The gift may have a hollow ring—
The love behind it is the thing!
~Walt Mason (1862–1939), "Christmas Gift"


The paradox of gifts:  I know what I have given you.  I do not know what you have received.  ~Dr. SunWolf, professorsunwolf.com


Nothin's as mean as givin' a little child somethin' useful fer Christmus. ~Kin Hubbard (1868–1930)


Sometimes you can make people forget the past with a present. ~Author unknown


It isn't the size of the gift that matters, but the size of the heart that gives it. ~Eileen Elias Freeman, The Angels' Little Instruction Book, 1994



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