Quotes and Sayings about Giving
"I have also written a book about the Giving of the Torah, and a book on the Days of Awe, and a book on the books of Israel that have been written since the day the Torah was given to Israel."
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Related: Books, Day, Giving, Israel)
"I can't be bothered anymore about giving songs titles."
- Damon Albarn
(Related: Giving, Songs, Titles)
"Even though some in our government may claim that civil liberties must be compromised in order to protect the public, we must be wary of what we are giving up in the name of fighting terrorism."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Government, Civil liberties, Fighting, Giving, May, Name, Order, Public, Terrorism)
"My whole problem is that all of my favorite things at Thanksgiving are the starches, and everyone is trying to go low-carb this year, even a green vegetable has carbs in it."
- Ted Allen
(Related: Favorite, Thanksgiving, Trying)
"By giving every American access to quality, affordable health care, they will create a more competitive, a stronger and more secure America!"
- Tom Allen
(Related: Health, Quality, American, Care, Giving, Will)
"It is up to you civilians to give a hand to show that we intend to take our responsibilities to maintain the integrity of our Empire, by giving the world proof that we have not all sold out to the Jew or Plutocrat."
- John Amery
(Related: Giving, Integrity, Proof, World)
"I saw a limit to what I was giving as kind of a scam I was running on the KGB, by giving them people that I knew were their double agents fed to us."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: People, Giving, Running)
"It's only the giving that makes you what you are."
- Ian Anderson
"My idea of managing is giving the ball to Tom Seaver and sitting down and watching him work."
- Sparky Anderson
(Related: Work, Idea, Giving)
"The human contribution is the essential ingredient. It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live."
- Ethel Percy Andrus
"If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Time, Energy, Giving, Will)
"I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Soul, Benefits, Giving)
"I go on giving interviews because I've been brought up to support the projects I'm involved in. When you've enjoyed working on a production, you want to do them a favour."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Giving, Production, Projects, Support, Want)
"I was trying to find out what it was that everybody else understood without giving up my stubborn and hard-won lack of understanding."
- David Antin
(Related: Giving, Trying, Understanding)
"I never got to the point of needing drugs or thinking about giving up myself."
- Stuart Appleby
(Related: Drugs, Giving, Thinking)
"Giving birth was easier than having a tattoo."
- Nicole Appleton
"I can't imagine that I would have been cast in the role, without Jamie Lee giving me a thumbs up."
- Adam Arkin
"For it is in giving that we receive."
- Francis of Assisi
"One of the great things about being recognized is that you receive this feedback from people. It is easy to see how sincere people are. It's nothing fake or jive. They're giving sincere appreciation. And it's not that easy to express."
- John Astin
(Related: People, Appreciation, Being, Giving, Nothing)
"I think people enjoy reading about money, but the people who are in charge of giving me guidance tell me not to talk about it in interviews. Why not? That's what everybody thinks about."
- Sean Astin
(Related: Money, People, Giving, Guidance, Reading, Talk)
"Dear Lord; we beg but one boon more: Peace in the hearts of all men living, peace in the whole world this Thanksgiving."
- Joseph Auslander
(Related: Men, Peace, Living, Thanksgiving, World)
"The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number of small stars, not seen asunder, but giving light together: so it is a number of little and scarce discerned virtues, or rather faculties and customs, that make men fortunate."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Men, Fortune, Giving, Light, Sky, Stars)
"From then on, I realized this is what I want to do, what I'm supposed to do: Giving energy and receiving it back through applause. I love it. That's my world. I love it. I enjoy it. I live for it."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Love, Applause, Energy, Giving, Want, World)
"First, I have to thank God for giving me the gift that he did as well as a second chance for a better life."
- Oksana Baiul
(Related: Life, God, Chance, First, Giving)
"In the beginning I thought, and still think, he did great good in giving support and encouragement to this movement. But I did not believe then, and have never believed since, that these ills can be settled by partisan political methods. They are moral and economic questions."
- Ray Stannard Baker
(Related: Thought, Beginning, Encouragement, Giving, Questions, Support)
"All of the muscles were gone, so that was a real tough time of rebuilding all of that. But you have a deadline, you have an obligation. You've said that you will commit to this part, and I just can't live with myself for not really giving it as much as I can."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Time, Giving, Obligation, Will)
"The Nobel awards should be regarded as giving recognition to this general scientific progress as well as to the individuals involved."
- John Bardeen
(Related: Progress, Awards, Giving)
"When I write, I am not giving a lecture, I am speculating on behavior. Sometimes this is dangerous, but it should be. As I say often, theatre is a dark place and we should keep the light out of it."
- Howard Barker
(Related: Behavior, Giving, Light, Theatre)
"Acting is a matter of giving away secrets."
- Ellen Barkin
(Related: Acting, Giving, Secrets)
"I don't think of myself as giving interviews. I just have conversations. That gets me in trouble."
- Charles Barkley
(Related: Giving, Trouble)
"Chicken fat, beef fat, fish fat, fried foods - these are the foods that fuel our fat genes by giving them raw materials for building body fat."
- Neal Barnard
(Related: Body, Building, Fish, Giving)
"The mainstream media may have trouble resisting the temptation to declare that Karl Rove has been demoted, but the truth is quite the contrary. By giving up his role as deputy White House chief of staff, Rove has been freed to do what he does best: shape big issues and develop strategies to win elections."
- Fred Barnes
(Related: Truth, Elections, Giving, May, Media, Temptation, Trouble)
"I love chicken. I would eat chicken fingers on Thanksgiving if it were socially acceptable."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Love, Thanksgiving)
"Sharing is sometimes more demanding than giving."
- Mary Catherine Bateson
(Related: Giving, Sharing)
"What is exhilarating in bad taste is the aristocratic pleasure of giving offense."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Giving, Pleasure, Taste)
"Governing today means giving acceptable signs of credibility. It is like advertising and it is the same effect that is achieved - commitment to a scenario."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Advertising, Commitment, Credibility, Effect, Giving, Today)
"Taxpayers should not be coerced into giving up their privacy rights just to file their taxes."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Rights, Giving, Privacy, Taxes)
"How can anybody hate nurses? Nobody hates nurses. The only time you hate a nurse is when they're giving you an enema."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Time, Giving, Hate, Nurses)
"But the Republican right-wing agenda, these people - Arnold and his patrons - felt it could be accomplished by circumventing the Legislature and spending money and organizing and giving sound bites."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Money, People, Giving, Republican, Right, Sound)
"It is not in giving life but in risking life that man is raised above the animal; that is why superiority has been accorded in humanity not to the sex that brings forth but to that which kills."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Life, Sex, Superiority, Giving, Humanity)
"It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Age, Death, Life, Time, Giving, Old)
"African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population but comprise 32 percent of patients treated for kidney failure, giving them a kidney failure rate that is 4.2 times greater than that of white Americans."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Failure, African, Americans, Giving, Population)
"One of them is already having some menopausal symptoms. I'm working on that. I'm giving them all little lines under the eyes, trying to sort of make them age gracefully."
- Alison Bechdel
(Related: Age, Eyes, Giving, Trying)
"We're giving our freedoms away. The American experiment was about freedom. Freedom to be stupid, freedom to fail, freedom to succeed."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: American, Freedom, Giving, Succeed)
"Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It's getting money without giving an equivalent for it."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Money, Cards, Gambling, Giving)
"The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: People, Advice, Giving, Right, Trying)
"Pride slays thanksgiving, but an humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Man, Mind, Pride, Thanksgiving)
"Designis a revelation to me. It's like taking something that is not alive and giving it form, shape, substance, and life."
- Geoffrey Beene
(Related: Life, Giving)
"To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving."
- Max Beerbohm
"There is a misleading, unwritten rule that states if a quote giving advice comes from someone famous, very old, or Greek, then it must be good advice."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Advice, Famous, Giving, Misleading, Old, states)
"Naturalism aimed at giving the primitive wishes full play but failed because these wishes are too primitive, too infantile, too inconsistent with themselves to be satisfied even by the greatest license."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Giving, Play, Wishes)
"At this period the enthusiasm of the amateur was fast giving way to a more steady commercial instinct, and I let no opportunity slip of improving my position, but I felt that I was still labouring under the disadvantage of not having acquired some technical profession."
- Henry Bessemer
(Related: Opportunity, Enthusiasm, Giving, Instinct, Profession)
"All of us are mad. If it weren't for the fact every one of us is slightly abnormal, there wouldn't be any point in giving each person a separate name."
- Ugo Betti
(Related: Fact, Giving, Name)
"We had avoided discovery by the Sioux scouts, and we were confident of giving them a complete surprise."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Discovery, Giving)
"I thought I was benefiting the Indians as well as the government, by taking them all over the United States, and giving them a correct idea of the customs, life, etc., of the pale faces, so that when they returned to their people they could make known all they had seen."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Government, Life, Thought, People, Idea, Faces, Giving, states, United)
"Leadership is getting players to believe in you. If you tell a teammate you're ready to play as tough as you're able to, you'd better go out there and do it. Players will see right through a phony. And they can tell when you're not giving it all you've got."
- Larry Bird
(Related: Leadership, Giving, Play, Right, Will)
"The English can be a very critical, unforgiving people, but criticism can be good. And this is a country that loves comedy."
(Related: People, Comedy, Country, Criticism, English)
"I can imagine that Rod Stewart likes giving autographs because he's pure showbusiness."
- Ritchie Blackmore
"Health care is not a privilege. It's a right. It's a right as fundamental as civil rights. It's a right as fundamental as giving every child a chance to get a public education."
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: Education, Health, Care, Chance, Civil rights, Giving, Privilege, Public)
"I absolutely believe in the power of tithing and giving back. My own experience about all the blessings I've had in my life is that the more I give away, the more that comes back. That is the way life works, and that is the way energy works."
- Ken Blanchard
(Related: Experience, Life, Power, Blessings, Energy, Giving)
"True religion... is giving and finding one's happiness by bringing happiness into the lives of others."
- William J. H. Boetcker
(Related: Happiness, Religion, Giving)
"The owner of the New York Yankees, Mr. George Steinbrenner who I had the greatest respect for, I want to thank him for giving me the opportunity to win that special ring in 1996."
- Wade Boggs
(Related: Opportunity, Giving, Respect, Want)
"The fact must never be forgotten that no magazine publisher in the United States could give what it is giving to the reader each month if it were not for the revenue which the advertiser brings the magazine."
- Edward Bok
(Related: Fact, Giving, states, United)
"Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence."
- Erma Bombeck
"Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving."
- Erma Bombeck
"Rock 'n' roll is ridiculous. It's absurd. In the past, U2 was trying to duck that. Now we're wrapping our arms around it and giving it a great big kiss."
(Related: Kiss, Giving, Now, Past, Trying)
"Wouldn't it be great if you could only get AIDS by giving money to television preachers?"
- Elayne Boosler
(Related: Money, Giving, Television)
"It is clear we can make reforms to better ensure we are giving law enforcement all of the tools they need while maintaining the appropriate safeguards to protect the very freedoms we cherish."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Giving, Law, Tools)
"Loving a child doesn't mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult."
- Nadia Boulanger
(Related: Love, Giving)
"When it comes down to it, it's giving people a good night out in a basic way and I think my company guarantees that. There's always something new and something to excite us and surprise us, and that's why people come back, I hope."
- Matthew Bourne
(Related: People, Hope, Company, Giving, Night)
"I would not run for president. I really like what I'm doing now. People say I'm giving them energy and hope."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: People, Hope, Energy, Giving, Now, President)
"I thought I was going to be a lot more freaked out by being naked onstage. I think on film I would have been more freaked out, because film is less forgiving. But onstage it's lit so beautifully. It would make my mother look good."
- Lorraine Bracco
(Related: Mother, Thought, Being, Film)
"The equality among all members of the League, which is provided in the statutes giving each state only one vote, cannot of course abolish the actual material inequality of the powers concerned."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Equality, Giving, Inequality, State, Vote)
"Bush is giving the rich a tax cut instead of putting that cut in the pockets of working people."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: People, Tax, Giving)
"Each day offers us the gift of being a special occasion if we can simply learn that as well as giving, it is blessed to receive with grace and a grateful heart."
- Sarah Ban Breathnach
(Related: Heart, Being, Day, Giving, Grace)
"I mean, money people are usually quite brisk, but mine aren't, and they keep on giving me spaces so that I've been able to go on and do plays and films."
- Jeremy Brett
(Related: Money, People, Giving)
"Having leveled my palace, don't erect a hovel and complacently admire your own charity in giving me that for a home."
- Emily Bronte
(Related: Home, Charity, Giving)
"Any pitcher who might throw at me should know I'm not giving up my day job or trying to get anyone else's job. I just can't think of anything cooler than being one of the boys of summer!"
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Being, Boys, Day, Giving, Job, Trying)
"If men were basically evil, who would bother to improve the world instead of giving it up as a bad job at the outset?"
- Van Wyck Brooks
(Related: Men, Evil, Giving, Job, World)
"I believe that the average guy in the street will give up a great deal, if he really understands the cost of not giving it up. In fact, we may find that, while we're drastically cutting our energy consumption, we're actually raising our standard of living."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Energy, Fact, Giving, Living, May, Will)
"Not only should we be giving Amtrak the money it needs to continue to provide services; we should be providing security money to upgrade their tracks and improve safety and security measures in the entire rail system."
- Corrine Brown
(Related: Money, Giving, Needs, Safety, Security)
"Michael Jackson has a very good heart. He was crying when he was giving me the award, 'cause his mind went back over the early days."
- James Brown
(Related: Heart, Giving, Mind)
"The grandest thing has been the lifting up of the gates and the opening of the doors to the women of America, giving liberty to twenty-seven million women, thus opening to them a new and larger life and a higher ideal."
- Olympia Brown
(Related: Life, Women, America, Giving, Liberty)
"A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themselves - strong, powerful, beautiful - and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence."
- Pam Brown
(Related: Dreams, Existence, Giving)
"Literature is my calling To hold up the mirror to my countrymen comes natural to me; and in the open field of invention I am not without hopes of giving them pleasure."
- Thomas Edward Brown
(Related: Giving, Invention, Literature, Open, Pleasure)
"To treat a poor wretch with a bottle of Burgundy, and fill his snuff-box, is like giving a pair of laced ruffles to a man that has never a shirt on his back."
- Tom Brown
(Related: Giving, Man, Poor)
"Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more."
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
(Related: People, Giving)
"You can't give the government the power to do good without also giving it the power to do bad - in fact, to do anything it wants."
- Harry Browne
(Related: Government, Power, Fact, Giving)
"The giving is the hardest part; what does it cost to add a smile?"
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Giving, Smile)
"Liberality consists less in giving a great deal than in gifts well-timed."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Gifts, Giving, Liberality)
"Music should probably provide answers in terms of lyrical content, and giving people a sense of togetherness and oneness, as opposed to being alone in their thoughts and dilemmas or regrets or happiness or whatever."
- Peabo Bryson
(Related: Happiness, Music, People, Thoughts, Answers, Being, Content, Giving, Oneness, Sense)
"We now have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam war."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: War, Opportunity, Giving, Now, Vietnam)
"Everything good that I know was taught to me by great teachers and I feel like giving back and sharing the technique is the thing to do."
- Betty Buckley
(Related: Giving, Sharing, Teachers)
"Any artist always has misgivings about calling himself an artist."
- Bill Budge
"A national legal organization is giving very serious thought to using The Betrayal of America as a legal basis for asking the House Judiciary Committee to institute impeachment proceedings against these five justices."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: Legal, Thought, America, Betrayal, Committee, Giving)
"Knowledge is power. Most of us agree that something has to be done to strengthen Social Security, and I believe it's irresponsible to arbitrarily dismiss any idea, Republican nor Democrat, without giving it a hard look."
- Conrad Bums
(Related: Power, Idea, Knowledge, Giving, Republican, Security)
"Giving birth is like taking your lower lip and forcing it over your head."
- Carol Burnett
"As a writer, you can't allow yourself the luxury of being discouraged and giving up when you are rejected, either by agents or publishers. You absolutely must plow forward."
- Augusten Burroughs
(Related: Being, Giving, Luxury, Writer)
"I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate - it's apathy. It's not giving a damn."
- Leo Buscaglia
(Related: Love, Apathy, Feeling, Giving, Hate)
"Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others."
- Barbara Bush
(Related: Giving, Mind, Needs)
"I have zero desire, just so you know, to be in the limelight. I don't think it's good for the country to have a former president criticize his successor. You're not going to see me giving my opinions in the public arena, until I start selling my book. I'm going to emerge then submerge."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Selling, Country, Desire, Giving, Opinions, President, Public)
"The joy of giving is indeed a pleasure, especially when you get rid of something you don't want."
- Frank Butler
(Related: Giving, Joy, Pleasure, Want)
"That's what really makes great skating competitions. When you have two top skaters in good form giving superb performances."
- Dick Button
"I am always joking and always clowning, giving and helping."
- Red Buttons
"Publishing your work is important. Even if you are giving a piece to some smaller publication for free, you will learn something about your writing. The editor will say something, friends will mention it. You will learn."
- Tim Cahill
(Related: Work, Friends, Giving, Publishing, Will, Writing)
"You have a wine tasting of different years, and we're sort of doing that with our music, giving them a taste of what Journey used to be like."
- Jonathan Cain
(Related: Music, Giving, Journey, Taste, Wine, Years)
"Giving a phenomenon a label does not explain it."
- Taylor Caldwell
"Of the 22 industrialized nations of the world, we're dead last in per capita giving to poor people."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: People, Giving, Nations, Poor, World)
"Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Future, Generosity, Giving, Lies, Present)
"Even if the whole earth and sea were turned to gold, they could hardly satisfy the avarice of a woman... You can more easily scratch a diamond with your fingernail than you can by any human ingenuity get a woman to consent to giving any of her savings."
- Andreas Capellanus
(Related: Earth, Giving, Gold, Sea, Woman)
"It was kind of like they were just giving us a toy to play with, to do whatever we wanted with."
- Steve Carell
(Related: Giving, Play)
"No man lives without jostling and being jostled; in all ways he has to elbow himself through the world, giving and receiving offence."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Being, Giving, Man, World)
"The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Art, Giving, Pleasure)
"Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it."
- Pablo Casals
(Related: Courage, Act, Decency, Giving, Goodness, Needs, World)
"I know that I have lived because I have felt, and, feeling giving me the knowledge of my existence, I know likewise that I shall exist no more when I shall have ceased to feel."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Knowledge, Existence, Feeling, Giving)
"Anger may be kindled in the noblest breasts: but in these slow droppings of an unforgiving temper never takes the shape of consistency of enduring hatred."
- M. Kathleen Casey
(Related: Anger, Consistency, Hatred, May, Temper)
"This is a value-added college education if I have heard one described. And what is the most remarkable about Delaware State University graduates - is they just keeping giving back."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Education, College, Giving, Remarkable, State, University, Value)
"Not because they were servants were we so reserved, for many noble persons are forced to serve through necessity, but by reason the vulgar sort of servants are as ill bred as meanly born, giving children ill examples and worse counsel."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Children, Giving, Necessity, Reason)
"The world itself looks cleaner and so much more beautiful. Maybe we can make it that way - the way God intended it to be - by giving everyone, eventually, that new perspective from out in space."
- Roger B. Chaffee
(Related: God, Giving, Perspective, Space, World)
"My officers and men understood wishes so well that this movement was executed under fire, the right wing keeping up fire, without giving the enemy any occasion to seize or even to suspect their advantage."
- Joshua Chamberlain
(Related: Men, Enemy, Fire, Giving, Right, Wishes)
"When I spoke, I was listened to; and I was at a loss to know how I had so easily acquired the art of commanding attention, and giving the tone to the conversation."
- Adelbert von Chamisso
(Related: Art, Attention, Conversation, Giving, Loss)
"All my pictures are built around the idea of getting in trouble and so giving me the chance to be desperately serious in my attempt to appear as a normal little gentleman."
- Charlie Chaplin
(Related: Idea, Chance, Gentleman, Giving, Trouble)
"Number one, it was a chance to thank my parents, because they passed away a couple of years ago. They gave me so much by giving me the opportunity to play soccer, and I wanted to share the story we had together."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Opportunity, Chance, Giving, Parents, Play, Soccer, Years)
"The task of an American writer is not to describe the misgivings of a woman taken in adultery as she looks out of a window at the rain but to describe four hundred people under the lights reaching for a foul ball. This is ceremony."
- John Cheever
(Related: People, Adultery, American, Ceremony, Rain, Woman, Writer)
"I would never offer advice without the person asking for it. I, in general, don't believe in giving advice, actually, as a human being I don't."
- Joan Chen
(Related: Advice, Being, Giving)
"We need to be a leadership position about protecting minors on the Internet and, more importantly, giving the parents the tools they need to protect them."
- Peter Chernin
(Related: Leadership, Giving, Internet, Parents, Tools)
"The mutual fund industry and small investors are very relentless and very unforgiving if people don't perform."
- Ron Chernow
"Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Democracy, Giving, Tradition, Walking)
"The State acquires power... and because of its insatiable lust for power it is incapable of giving up any of it. The State never abdicates."
- Frank Chodorov
(Related: Power, Giving, Lust, State)
"I trust it will not be giving away professional secrets to say that many readers would be surprised, perhaps shocked, at the questions which some newspaper editors will put to a defenseless woman under the guise of flattery."
- Kate Chopin
(Related: Trust, Editors, Flattery, Giving, Questions, Secrets, Will, Woman)
"Justice consists in doing no injury to men; decency in giving them no offense."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Men, Decency, Giving, Injury, Justice)
"What surrounds us we endure better for giving it a name - and moving on."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Giving, Name)
"Thanksgiving is a season that is very much in accord with the themes and teachings of Jesus Christ."
- John Clayton
(Related: Christ, Thanksgiving)
"There is no racial or ethnic involvement in Thanksgiving, and people who may be very distant from the Christian system can see the beauty and the positive spirit that comes from the holiday."
- John Clayton
(Related: Beauty, People, Positive, Christian, Holiday, May, Spirit, Thanksgiving)
"Thanksgiving is a time when the world gets to see just how blessed and how workable the Christian system is. The emphasis is not on giving or buying, but on being thankful and expressing that appreciation to God and to one another."
- John Clayton
(Related: Time, God, Christian, Appreciation, Being, Buying, Giving, Thanksgiving, World)
"Christmas is the antithesis of Thanksgiving. Christmas is pretty much a man-made holiday."
- John Clayton
(Related: Christmas, Holiday, Man, Pretty, Thanksgiving)
"Christians were instructed to serve others, and the thanksgiving was for the grace of God and the fact that God offered a way for man to return to a positive relationship with Him."
- John Clayton
(Related: God, Positive, Fact, Grace, Man, Thanksgiving)
"All of us have to recognize that we owe our children more than we have been giving them."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Children, Giving)
"Democrats believe we must have comprehensive health care reform that includes giving the federal government authority to negotiate lower prices with drug companies."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Government, Health, Authority, Care, Democrats, Giving, Reform)
"The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving."
- Edwin Louis Cole
"It is clear from all these data that the interests of teenagers are not focused around studies, and that scholastic achievement is at most of minor importance in giving status or prestige to an adolescent in the eyes of other adolescents."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Achievement, Eyes, Giving, Importance, Teenagers)
"You cannot hold on to anything good. You must be continually giving - and getting. You cannot hold on to your seed. You must sow it - and reap anew. You cannot hold on to riches. You must use them and get other riches in return."
- Robert Collier
"I try to bring it across on my record, in my dress, in what I do and what I say because to me humor is important. You should have a dose of that and I guess giving it is what I'm here for."
- Bootsy Collins
(Related: Humor, Dress, Giving)
"I am just glad that I can take the music to the people who want to hear it. I love my audiences. I am deeply indebted to them for giving me the chance to sing my concerts, make records, and do what I love. Whatever people call it, it is great to have a voice!"
- Judy Collins
(Related: Love, Music, People, Audiences, Chance, Giving, Want)
"I took the role because it's rare to read a script that makes me laugh and cry, and it spoke to my own religious feelings, as well as giving me a chance to draw on my experience as a parent. Accepting it was a no-brainer."
- Stephen Collins
(Related: Experience, Feelings, Chance, Giving, Religious)
"I'd always been on the giving end of music and creating."
- Jessi Colter
(Related: Music, End, Giving)
"My youth is escaping without giving me anything it owes me."
- Ivy Compton-Burnett
(Related: Giving, Youth)
"I'm quitting the business today. I'm going to open up an appliance store, I've always really been into toasters. I'm giving it all up."
- Dane Cook
(Related: Business, Giving, Open, Quitting, Today)
"The manner of giving is worth more than the gift."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Giving, Worth)
"People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what's bitter and move on."
- Bill Cosby
"Never loan a book to someone if you expect to get it back. Loaning books is the same as giving them away."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Books, Giving)
"The universe hands you opportunities for a while, and if you don't take them, the universe says to itself, 'Oh I see, this person doesn't like opportunities' and stops giving them to you."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Giving, Universe)
"People are pretty forgiving when it comes to other people's families. The only family that ever horrifies you is your own."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Family, People, Pretty)
"Giving people what they want isn't just good radio; it's also the right way to run a country."
- Adrian Cronauer
(Related: People, Country, Giving, Right, Want)
"One of the greatest joys in my life was giving a lecture in French at the College de France."
- James Cronin
(Related: Life, College, France, Giving)
"And I don't think I'm giving away any secrets here, but there are a lot of terrible scripts in this town."
- Frank Darabont
(Related: Giving, Secrets)
"Drawing is giving a performance; an artist is an actor who is not limited by the body, only by his ability and, perhaps, experience."
- Marc Davis
(Related: Experience, Performance, Ability, Actor, Artist, Body, Giving)
"I didn't know at the time that the energy that I was giving off was like a battle Emcee."
- Kool Moe Dee
(Related: Time, Battle, Energy, Giving)
"I knew everything and received everything. But real happiness, is giving."
- Alain Delon
(Related: Happiness, Giving)
"Talking back and being quite aggressive about stuff and not giving a care in the world about anyone. So it was more, I think, that way and I think that's what happened in that party when I stood in between two people."
- Caroline Dhavernas
(Related: People, Being, Care, Giving, Party, Talking, World)
"My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor."
- Phyllis Diller
(Related: Thought, Cooking, Kids, Thanksgiving)
"So it's a mistake for someone to think that they bailed New York out. They did assist us, for which we are grateful, but it's a mistake to say we bailed New York out by giving them a grant of money to help those poor people who throw it away on welfare."
- David Dinkins
(Related: Money, Mistake, People, Giving, Help, Poor, Welfare)
"Sometimes we're so concerned about giving our children what we never had growing up, we neglect to give them what we did have growing up."
- James C. Dobson
(Related: Children, Giving, Growing up, Neglect)
"What is different is I am giving the kids a chance to train every day. Not only once a day, but sometimes when they do not have school, we will try to do something in the morning too."
- Thomas Dooley
(Related: Chance, Day, Giving, Kids, School, Will)
"The other thing I like, in fact, several months ago I introduced a bill to end the absurd catch and release policy where our government has been giving tickets, essentially, to people who enter illegally and then letting them go and show up of their own volition."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Government, People, Policy, End, Fact, Giving, Months)
"Celebrity distorts democracy by giving the rich, beautiful, and famous more authority than they deserve."
- Maureen Dowd
(Related: Authority, Celebrity, Democracy, Famous, Giving)
"There is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving."
- Henry Drummond
(Related: Happiness, Giving)
"Happiness... consists in giving, and in serving others."
- Henry Drummond
(Related: Happiness, Giving)
"It's toughest to forgive ourselves. So it's probably best to start with other people. It's almost like peeling an onion. Layer by layer, forgiving others, you really do get to the point where you can forgive yourself."
- Patty Duke
"The second is the structure and source of cults. They have always haunted me, and I wanted to explore the fundamental notion of giving up responsibility to an outside power."
- Katherine Dunn
(Related: Power, Giving, Responsibility)
"When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Life, Money, Purpose, Giving)
"Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse."
- Henry Van Dyke
(Related: Gratitude, Feeling, Kindness, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving)
"Through meditation and by giving full attention to one thing at a time, we can learn to direct attention where we choose."
- Eknath Easwaran
(Related: Time, Attention, Giving, Meditation)
"I'll tell you, I think that the Internet has provided an enormous boost to film criticism by giving people an opportunity to self publish or to find sites that are friendly."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: People, Opportunity, Criticism, Film, Giving, Internet, Self)
"Right now, I have to admit, that I'm more interested in giving people a little bit of hope and goodness."
- Aaron Eckhart
(Related: People, Hope, Giving, Goodness, Now, Right)
"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Time, Giving, Lies, Succeed, Weakness)
"I would say that I've been lucky. Being blessed and not really ever giving up."
- Kenneth Edmonds
(Related: Being, Giving)
"In my mid 30's, after a decade or so of giving full time to the music thing and finding myself with about $10 in the bank and no assets other than my musical equipment, I realized I needed to get serious about making a living."
- Mark Edwards
(Related: Music, Time, Giving, Living)
"Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Kiss, Attention, Giving, Kissing, Man, Pretty)
"One must be poor to know the luxury of giving!"
- George Eliot
(Related: Luxury, Poor)
"Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact."
- George Eliot
(Related: Fact, Giving, Man, Nothing)
"One can know nothing of giving aught that is worthy to give unless one also knows how to take."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Giving, Nothing)
"My mother and I will continue on some level that I haven't determined yet. I think my mother's a great character, and I have to say that giving my mother to the world has to be the biggest thrill of my writing career."
- James Ellroy
(Related: Mother, Character, Career, Giving, Will, World, Writing)
"I hate the giving of the hand unless the whole man accompanies it."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Giving, Hate, Man)
"What I feel I am doing now is giving to the people exactly what they paid for but never actually heard before."
- John Entwistle
(Related: People, Giving, Now)
"Reflection is a flower of the mind, giving out wholesome fragrance; but revelry is the same flower, when rank and running to seed."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Giving, Mind, Rank, Reflection, Running)
"Whoever sees no other aim in the game than that of giving checkmate to one's opponent will never become a good Chess player."
- Max Euwe
(Related: Chess, Giving, Will)
"Thanksgiving is nothing but a toast to genocide."
- Stephen Evans
(Related: Genocide, Nothing, Thanksgiving)
"The fans were so psyched that someone was doing a movie about a Boston fan that they were giving their all."
- Jimmy Fallon
(Related: Boston, Fans, Giving)
"I think then, when we started receiving the first of the user feedback, feedback from people that I had not specifically told about it, but had spread from friend to friend and then they were giving us feedback."
- Shawn Fanning
(Related: People, Friend, First, Giving)
"Pointless... like giving caviar to an elephant."
- William Faulkner
"The road to success, and by that I mean... the possibility of giving the best one has to the cause that one loves most, is not easy."
- Louis Finkelstein
(Related: Success, Possibility, Cause, Giving, Road)
"Giving life to music through skating was something I wanted to be known for."
- Peggy Fleming
(Related: Life, Music, Giving)
"My center is giving way, my right is in retreat; situation excellent. I shall attack."
- Ferdinand Foch
(Related: Giving, Right)
"Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Men, Money, Time, Giving)
"I don't think anyone wants a reader to be completely lost - certainly not to the point of giving up - but there's something to be said for a book that isn't instantly disposable, that rewards a second reading."
- John M. Ford
(Related: Giving, Reading)
"I see the Jedi mission as giving up a normal life in exchange for protecting the innocent. It's a life of sacrifice. There are rewards, but also a certain degree of sterility."
- Alan Dean Foster
(Related: Life, Sacrifice, Giving, Mission)
"I turned down a movie this summer because it was nine weeks in Vancouver and my oldest daughter is 14. I've got four more summers with her. I'm not giving away nine weeks of her summer to go do a silly movie."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Daughter, Giving, Silly, Summer)
"I like the idea of giving workers control and putting their money into their personal accounts."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Money, Idea, Control, Giving, Workers)
"A lot of the people in San Francisco think of themselves as healers - not just as people delivering this base service, but giving their clients spiritual help. It's almost like being an actor, playing a different part for each trick."
- James Franco
(Related: People, Actor, Being, Clients, Giving, Help, Service, Spiritual)
"No one has ever become poor by giving."
- Anne Frank
(Related: Giving, Poor)
"Sorry Day falls on the eve of Reconciliation Week, giving us the chance to ask whether we are making progress in the wider challenge of reconciling Indigenous and other Australians."
- Malcolm Fraser
(Related: Progress, Challenge, Chance, Day, Giving)
"I remember Francis Bacon would say that he felt he was giving art what he thought it previously lacked. With me, it's what Yeats called the fascination with what's difficult. I'm only trying to do what I can't do."
- Lucian Freud
(Related: Art, Thought, Giving, Trying)
"At first, I am giving energy to the creation, but later the creation seems to be giving energy to me."
- Robert Fritz
(Related: Creation, Energy, First, Giving)
"To be social is to be forgiving."
- Robert Frost
"If one by one we counted people out For the least sin, it wouldn't take us long To get so we had no one left to live with. For to be social is to be forgiving."
- Robert Frost
(Related: People, Sin)
"Welcome to the Salvation Army. I've never been associated with an offense so nice about giving the ball away."
- Hayden Fry
(Related: Army, Giving, Salvation)
"I had therefore, no hesitation in giving all the information I had, even though occasionally I tried to concentrate mainly on giving information about the results of my own work."
- Klaus Fuchs
(Related: Work, Giving, Hesitation, Information, Results)
"Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants."
- John W. Gardner
(Related: Education, People, Flowers, Giving, Plants, Teaching, Today)
"I'm from the bottom, I understand what it's like to have and to not have. My perception on giving is to put yourself in those people's shoes and go from there. So that's what I did."
- Kevin Garnett
(Related: People, Perception, Giving)
"Anyway, how can you sack anyone who still hasn't got a contract. I'll be there for the game and I'll stand behind the dugout giving instructions to the players from there. They will respond to me more than the next manager."
- Paul Gascoigne
(Related: Manager, Giving, Will)
"I actually thought that it would be a little confusing during the same period of your life to be in one meeting when you're trying to make money, and then go to another meeting where you're giving it away."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Life, Money, Thought, Giving, Meeting, Trying)
"You start out giving your hat, then you give your coat, then your shirt, then your skin and finally your soul."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Soul, Giving, Skin)
"Facts from paper are not the same as facts from people. The reliability of the people giving you the facts is as important as the facts themselves."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: People, Facts, Giving)
"Up to that point I never really knew what my character would be expected to do, and prior to accepting the job I had actually turned down the role three times before finally giving in."
- Gil Gerard
(Related: Character, Giving, Job)
"Not only is Rip Hamilton an outstanding basketball player, he is also known for giving back to his community."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Basketball, Community, Giving)
"I love giving gifts and I love receiving them. I really like giving little kids extravagant gifts. You see their little faces light up and they get excited. If it's a really good gift, I love receiving it, like jewels, small islands."
- Gina Gershon
(Related: Love, Faces, Gifts, Giving, Islands, Jewels, Kids, Light)
"Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song."
- Konrad von Gesner
(Related: Heart, Song, Thanksgiving)
"Teachers believe they have a gift for giving; it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to create a work of art or a market or a building."
- A. Bartlett Giamatti
(Related: Art, Work, Building, Giving, Teachers)
"When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Truth, Heart, Deep, Delight, Giving, Joy, Sorrow, Weeping)
"Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Generosity, Giving)
"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Generosity, Giving, Pride)
"It's about giving the people what they want. So many people have told me that they've made love to my records so what I've delivered this time is an album about sex. Pretty much every song has that theme. Straight no chasers, it's booty music!"
- Tyrese Gibson
(Related: Love, Time, Sex, People, Giving, Pretty, Song, Want)
"Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you."
- Andre Gide
(Related: Giving, Possession)
"A lot of them want to come and play for Manchester United. They want to play because Alex has a record of giving youth a chance and we have the history and heritage of Manchester United."
- David Gill
(Related: History, Chance, Giving, Play, United, Want, Youth)
"Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath."
- Arnold H. Glasow
(Related: Life, Facts, Fish, Giving)
"The student who deceives himself into thinking that he is giving his life like an ascetic in the spirit of sacrifice for art, is the victim of a deplorable species of egotism."
- Alma Gluck
(Related: Life, Art, Sacrifice, Egotism, Giving, Spirit, Thinking)
"I'm so used to talk-show hosts just giving you a sound bite and not really being interested."
- Genevieve Gorder
(Related: Being, Giving, Sound, Talk)
"I get to show the reader the essence of the book without giving anything away."
- Mary Grandpre
"Just as women are afraid of receiving, men are afraid of giving."
- John Gray
(Related: Men, Women, Giving)
"My mother's incredibly giving, almost too giving at times. And, my dad is a real logical person. He's got logic for every situation. They've been married for 24 years, so there was that stability, also. I really learned to think on my own at a very young age."
- Brian Austin Green
(Related: Age, Dad, Mother, Giving, Logic, Stability, Years)
"In the field of health care, we are giving people access to insurance who have not had it before."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Health, People, Care, Giving)
"It's like there was the Union, and then there's the Union Management. In some of the strikes that I covered when I saw the strike starting to break, wasn't necessarily when Management was giving in, more so than when the strikers were at odds with the Union Management."
- Richard Grimes
(Related: Management, Giving)
"I have to say I regretted giving up animated movies."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Movies, Giving)
"The secret of a good marriage is forgiving your partner for marrying you in the first place."
- Sacha Guitry
(Related: Marriage, First)
"Asking the right questions takes as much skill as giving the right answers."
- Robert Half
(Related: Answers, Giving, Questions, Right, Skill)
"For him to have understood me would have meant reorganizing his thinking... giving up his intellectual ballast, and few people are willing to risk such a radical move."
- Edward T. Hall
(Related: People, Giving, Radical, Risk, Thinking)
"Life yields only to the conqueror. Never accept what can be gained by giving in. You will be living off stolen goods, and your muscles will atrophy."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Life, Giving, Living, Will)
"When you repeat, in that wooden and perfunctory way, that our situation is better than others, that we're 'well-placed to weather the storm', I have to tell you that you sound like a Brezhnev-era apparatchik giving the party line."
- Daniel Hannan
(Related: Giving, Party, Sound, Weather)
"How could you justify giving Holland twice the amount of money that you gave Belgium? Well, finally, I put it up to them. They said that they couldn't do it; it would destroy them. I said they had to do it. And I finally got support from Hoffman on it."
- W. Averell Harriman
(Related: Money, Belgium, Giving, Support)
"Pigs prefer to wallow in clean mud, but if nothing else is available, they will frequently wallow in their own urine, giving rise to the notion that they are dirty animals."
- Marvin Harris
(Related: Animals, Giving, Nothing, Will)
"The two words 'information' and 'communication' are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through."
- Sydney J. Harris
(Related: Communication, Giving, Information, Words)
"Our economy is creating jobs and giving businesses the conditions they need to invest and succeed."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Economy, Giving, Jobs, Succeed)
"I can't wait to start something up myself that is actually about giving unsigned bands the exposure they deserve, especially when they travel so far to play the smallest gig they've ever played in their lives."
- Dan Hawkins
(Related: Travel, Giving, Play)
"Giving votes in exchange for ideological support. To wit: identity politics for homosexuals."
- Harry Hay
(Related: Politics, Giving, Identity, Support)
"And if you stop and think about it you won't believe it's true: That all the love you've been giving has all been meant for you."
- Justin Hayward
(Related: Love, Giving)
"Chavez made a compete fool of himself in front of the entire world while giving the U.N. a black eye. But the real losers are the Venezuelan people who have to put up with this unstable character every day."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: People, Character, Day, Eye, Fool, Giving, World)
"New technologies such as solar systems or hybrid cars aren't created overnight. By extending these tax credits we are giving this industry time to grow, branch out and succeed."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Time, Tax, Giving, Succeed)
"You see I have to be in the clinic every Thursday and it's in Phoenix so I have to fly down or drive down. It has to be every Thursday for this damn stuff they're giving me."
- Lee Hazlewood
"It gets really tricky giving advice. The older I get, the less advice I give."
- Anne Heche
(Related: Advice, Giving)
"I mean you got to thank your parents for giving you the right genes."
- Eric Heiden
(Related: Giving, Parents, Right)
"Nebraskans are known for giving of themselves and that quality is part of what makes our state such a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family."
- Dave Heineman
(Related: Family, Work, Quality, Giving, State)
"What they were giving me seemed incredibly real to me, so I'd react to it in a very real way. That was frightening for me, especially because of the subject."
- Mariel Hemingway
"It is now common knowledge that the average American gains 7 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day."
- Marilu Henner
(Related: Knowledge, American, Day, New year, Thanksgiving)
"There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American."
- O. Henry
(Related: American, Day, Thanksgiving)
"You're assisting the audience to understand; you're giving them a bridge or an access. And if you don't give them that, if you keep it more abstract, it's almost more pure. It's a cooler thing."
- Jim Henson
"Fighting hard to protect yourself and your relatives is good for your genes, but when captured and escape is not possible, giving up short of dying and making the best you can of the new situation is also good for your genes."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Dying, Fighting, Giving, Relatives)
"Anyone who has ever had the feeling of being higher than a kite after giving a public speech is well aware of the effects of attention."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Attention, Being, Feeling, Giving, Public, Speech)
"To think well and to consent to obey someone giving good advice are the same thing."
(Related: Advice, Giving)
"Giving is good, but taking is bad and brings death."
(Related: Death, Giving)
"The Galatians are severely censured for giving heed to false doctrines, and are called to pronounce even an apostle anathema, if he preached another gospel."
- Charles Hodge
"Craving, not having, is the mother of a reckless giving of oneself."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Mother, Giving)
"There is sublime thieving in all giving. Someone gives us all he has and we are his."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Giving, Thieving)
"I believe the two biggest mistakes made by the Founders were giving Federal judges life-time appointments and permitting them to be confirmed without the agreement of two-thirds of the members of the United States Senate."
- John Jay Hooker
(Related: Life, Agreement, Giving, Judges, Mistakes, Senate, states, United)
"The essential elements of giving are power and love - activity and affection - and the consciousness of the race testifies that in the high and appropriate exercise of these is a blessedness greater than any other."
- Mark Hopkins
(Related: Love, Power, Affection, Consciousness, Exercise, Giving, Race)
"If your faith is opposed to experience, to human learning and investigation, it is not worth the breath used in giving it expression."
- Edgar Watson Howe
(Related: Faith, Experience, Expression, Giving, Investigation, Learning, Worth)
"Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Love, Giving)
"The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Gods, Being, Ecstasy, Envy, Joy)
"A lot of Thanksgiving days have been ruined by not carving the turkey in the kitchen."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Kitchen, Thanksgiving, Turkey)
"I'm notorious for giving a bad interview. I'm an actor and I can't help but feel I'm boring when I'm on as myself."
- Rock Hudson
(Related: Actor, Giving, Help)
"It's like being at the kids' table at Thanksgiving - you can put your elbows on it, you don't have to talk politics... no matter how old I get, there's always a part of me that's sitting there."
- John Hughes
(Related: Politics, Being, Kids, Old, Talk, Thanksgiving)
"To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Prayer, Solitude, Thanksgiving)
"Life is made too easy. Mankind's moral fibre is giving way under the softening influence of luxury."
- Johan Huizinga
(Related: Life, Giving, Influence, Luxury, Mankind)
"We're helping those children who cannot help themselves and giving a push to those who can. We've done it by working together for a common purpose. I see no reason to stop now."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Purpose, Children, Giving, Help, Now, Reason)
"Arizona is a national leader in school choice with both charter schools and tuition tax credits giving parents and their children more school choices than ever before."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Leader, Children, Choice, Choices, Tax, Giving, Parents, School, Schools)
"We started giving presentations at practitioner conferences in 1986, and since then all of our derivatives research has been stimulated by contact with practitioners."
- John Hull
(Related: Giving, Research)
"I think we're giving people something new that people didn't know was out there before."
- Brit Hume
(Related: People, Giving)
"I see no reason for giving the capital employed in agriculture greater protection than the capital vested in other branches of trade, manufacture, or commerce."
- Joseph Hume
(Related: Agriculture, Commerce, Giving, Protection, Reason, Trade)
"Worse there cannot be; a better, I believe, there may be, by giving energy to the capital and skill of the country to produce exports, by increasing which, alone, can we flatter ourselves with the prospect of finding employment for that part of our population now unemployed."
- Joseph Hume
(Related: Country, Energy, Giving, May, Now, Population, Skill)
"I agree that Ruskin has done much harm to counter balance much good in giving people the trick of talking about Art instead of really doing a little of it to enable them to understand."
- William H. Hunt
(Related: Art, People, Balance, Giving, Harm, Talking)
"We do not want to be giving quality sides such as Southampton, Palace, Norwich and the rest eight or nine points start and expect to get back up with them."
- Paul Ince
(Related: Quality, Giving, Rest, Want)
"Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Being, Giving, Right, Tolerance)
"We in Congress need to support the American forces in every conceivable way, giving them the tools to continue to convert, capture or kill terrorists and the time to equip the Iraqi security forces."
- Bob Inglis
(Related: Time, American, Congress, Giving, Security, Support, Tools)
"The people of Iraq are grateful for what the people of the United States of America and our armed forces and our coalition forces are giving them the opportunity to do."
- Johnny Isakson
(Related: People, Opportunity, America, Giving, Iraq, states, United)
"And I always like to stress, it's not a quota, not a set-aside, it's not about race, it's about giving opportunities to demonstrate their abilities to do work with the Federal Government."
- Alphonso Jackson
(Related: Government, Work, Giving, Race, Stress)
"The daily press, the immediate media, is superb at synecdoche, at giving us a small thing that stands for a much larger thing. Reporters on the ground, embedded or otherwise, can tell us about or send us pictures of what happened in that place at that time among those people."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: Time, People, Giving, Media, Press)
"Thank you for leaving us alone but giving us enough attention to boost our egos."
- Mick Jagger
(Related: Attention, Giving)
"The search for the symbolic value of phonemes, each taken as a whole, runs the risk of giving rise to ambiguous and trivial interpretations because phonemes are complex entities, bundles of different distinctive features."
- Roman Jakobson
(Related: Giving, Risk, Value)
"Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants."
- Kevin James
(Related: Day, Man, Thanksgiving)
"We English are good at forgiving our enemies; it releases us from the obligation of liking our friends."
- P. D. James
(Related: Enemies, English, Friends, Obligation)
"On Thanksgiving I will stop to give thanks that my family is safe and healthy, especially because I realize that, following the tragedies of this year, it is all too real a possibility that they might not have been."
- Bobby Jindal
(Related: Family, Possibility, Thanksgiving, Will)
"Those who have expressed doubts and misgivings about their ability to live this kind of life shouldn't try, because being a musician is not something you chose to be, it is something you are."
- Billy Joel
(Related: Life, Ability, Being)
"LA's a very hard place to be unless you have people there that love you. It can be very, very lonely, and it can eat you up if you don't take care of yourself. In LA, nobody wants to talk to each other, everybody's giving each other catty looks."
- Scarlett Johansson
(Related: Love, People, Care, Giving, Lonely, Talk)
"Planned change is good. It is being the best, giving your best, and doing your best-on purpose."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Change, Purpose, Being, Giving)
"Giving up represents a choice you make when you decide not to take action on something over which you actually do have control."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Action, Control, Choice, Giving)
"You cannot spend money in luxury without doing good to the poor. Nay, you do more good to them by spending it in luxury, than by giving it; for by spending it in luxury, you make them exert industry, whereas by giving it, you keep them idle."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Money, Giving, Luxury, Poor)
"Bankruptcy represents a longstanding commitment in this country to helping people get a fresh start. This principle has never been giving only certain people a fresh start."
- Tim Johnson
(Related: People, Commitment, Country, Giving)
"Unavoidable circumstances prevent me from giving you ample written instructions. Such however as may be deemed necessary will be prepared and sent to you at the City of Washington in a very few days."
- Anson Jones
(Related: Circumstances, Giving, May, Washington, Will)
"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."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: Power, Friend, Character, Christ, First, Giving, Question, Richness, Self)
"It was a very profound experience, getting in touch with that part of us, in all of us human beings, that is committed beyond yourself to the point of giving everything you have, including your life, for other people, for your fellow man."
- Raul Julia
(Related: Experience, Life, People, Giving, Man)
"I think most Americans believe that although it's better not to use military force if you can avoid it, that the world simply doesn't provide us the luxury of giving away military force as an important tool of foreign policy."
- Robert Kagan
(Related: Policy, Americans, Force, Foreign policy, Giving, Luxury, Military, World)
"We're giving RCA another record, and that should finish them."
- Paul Kantner
"I hate the Communists and have for many years and don't feel right about giving up my career to defend them. I will give up my film career if it is in the interests of defending something I believe in, but not this."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Career, Film, Giving, Hate, Right, Will, Years)
"There stands no contradiction between giving voice to legitimate anxiety and at the same time, as and when exchange of fire commences, looking to the rest of the country, as well as all of us in the House, to give full moral support to our forces."
- Charles Kennedy
(Related: Time, Anxiety, Contradiction, Country, Fire, Giving, Rest, Support, Voice)
"We are giving assurance to the American families that help is on its way."
- Edward Kennedy
(Related: American, Giving, Help)
"Nothing spooky or terrible happened on set, but we were told to say it had. We were giving a press conference and the writers were going on about these terrible things that supposedly happened while we were filming."
- Margot Kidder
(Related: Giving, Nothing, Press, Writers)
"Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth - look at the dying man's struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Birth, Dying, Enjoyment, Giving, Labor, Man, Struggle, Woman)
"Pity may represent little more than the impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check, but true sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one's soul."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Sympathy, Soul, Concern, Giving, May, Pity)
"Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run."
- Rudyard Kipling
"The mark of a true professional is giving more than you get."
- Robert Kirby
"We can only win by giving everything and being ready to defeat the adversary with fiery aggression."
- Jurgen Klinsmann
(Related: Aggression, Being, Defeat, Giving)
"Why talk now when so many things have been said without ever giving me a chance to talk?"
- Bobby Knight
(Related: Chance, Giving, Now, Talk)
"I believe in love that's fun, that is caring, giving, and that is honest."
- Jordan Knight
(Related: Love, Caring, Fun, Giving)
"I kept giving up runs. It was, for sure, a rough road and a very rocky one. I enjoyed my time there, but not as much as I could have if I would have pitched well."
- Billy Koch
(Related: Time, Giving, Road)
"To teach a child an instrument without first giving him preparatory training and without developing singing, reading and dictating to the highest level along with the playing is to build upon sand."
- Zoltan Kodaly
(Related: First, Giving, Reading, Singing, Training)
"I've learned you can make a mistake and the whole world doesn't end. I had to learn to allow myself to make a mistake without becoming defensive and unforgiving."
- Lisa Kudrow
(Related: Mistake, End, World)
"An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day."
- Irv Kupcinet
(Related: Diet, Day, Thanksgiving)
"I think all those people I did stories about measured their own success by the joy their work was giving them."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Success, Work, People, Giving, Joy)
"Well if somebody's giving me a script, I'll consider it. But it's not something I'm chasing."
- Talib Kweli
"So if diva means giving your best, then yes, I guess I am a diva."
- Patti LaBelle
"I always feel stupid giving advice since I've been married, what, a year? I can say this: Be in it for the long haul and just know there are going to be rough patches. No two people are the same, there are going to be areas where you just don't click."
- Nick Lachey
(Related: People, Advice, Giving)
"We began building this incredible new foundation in this restaurant, and that's what began giving me the left-hand side of tradition and the right-hand side, my new palate."
- Emeril Lagasse
(Related: Building, Giving, Right, Tradition)
"Inside every adult there's still a child that lingers. We're happiness merchants - giving people the opportunity to dream like children."
- Guy Laliberte
(Related: Happiness, People, Dream, Opportunity, Children, Giving)
"Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses."
- Ann Landers
(Related: Friendship, Love, Confidence, Fire, Loyalty, Perfection, Quiet, Sharing, Understanding)
"Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks."
- Doug Larson
(Related: Change, Giving)
"Giving up is something a Lauda doesn't do."
- Niki Lauda
"I am prejudiced in favor of him who, without impudence, can ask boldly. He has faith in humanity, and faith in himself. No one who is not accustomed to giving grandly can ask nobly and with boldness."
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
(Related: Faith, Boldness, Giving, Humanity)
"The one woman who never gives herself is your free woman, who is always giving herself."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Giving, Woman)
"Loving a baby is a circular business, a kind of feedback loop. The more you give the more you get and the more you get the more you feel like giving."
- Penelope Leach
(Related: Business, Baby, Giving)
"I wish the press were paying more attention to the erosion of the Constitution and the slippery slope that we're getting into, by giving up the right of the Congress to talk about when and how and where we go to war."
- Barbara Lee
(Related: War, Attention, Congress, Constitution, Giving, Press, Right, Talk)
"I want the privilege of guiding the arrows of my children and giving them the exhortations that can shoot them into the high place."
- Laurel Lee
(Related: Children, Giving, Privilege, Want)
"I have never had a lap dance in Tampa or any other part of Florida. If I ever did have a lap dance, I don't think I would be discussing television ideas with the girl that was giving it to me."
- Stan Lee
(Related: Dance, Ideas, Giving, Television)
"In a way, it's my way of dealing with, finding closure with Grateful Dead music, and giving thanks in a way to Jerry and Bob and all the guys in the band for making up this wonderful music."
- Phil Lesh
(Related: Music, Giving)
"I've been giving free money seminars for the troops at Walter Reed Hospital and one of the Iraqi War Vets realized that the military wouldn't pay for the dental work he needed."
- Matthew Lesko
(Related: Money, War, Work, Giving, Military, Troops)
"The White House is giving George W. Bush intelligence briefings. You know, some of these jokes just write themselves."
- David Letterman
(Related: Intelligence, Giving, Jokes)
"It's so warm now, and Thanksgiving came so early - is it just me, or does it not really feel like Ramadan?"
- David Letterman
(Related: Now, Thanksgiving)
"Somewhere on this globe, every ten seconds, there is a woman giving birth to a child. She must be found and stopped."
- Sam Levenson
(Related: Giving, Woman)
"The role of a liberal arts college within a university is to be a genuine part of that university, giving and responding to the other parts."
- Edward Levi
(Related: College, Giving, Liberal, University)
"This is God's work. Therefore it must be triumphant. There is no place for misgiving or despondency."
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot
(Related: God, Work)
"There will be no misgiving, no shrinking back, no calculation of overpowering odds, no terror of possible consequences, if you frankly accept the gift which God offers you tomorrow."
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot
(Related: God, Consequences, Terror, Tomorrow, Will)
"I believe that what woman resents is not so much giving herself in pieces as giving herself purposelessly."
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(Related: Giving, Woman)
"I know who I am and can deal with the use of Indian mascots... But I know it can be demeaning to a group of people. Maybe it would be all right if they were truly honoring the people and are giving due respect to the people they are representing."
- Leonard Little
(Related: People, Giving, Respect, Right)
"J. Lo is also an homage to my fans. That's what fans call me on the streets, and I like it. So giving the album this title is my way of telling them that this is for them, in appreciation of their support."
- Jennifer Lopez
(Related: Appreciation, Fans, Giving, Support)
"In other words, I would be giving in to a myth of sameness which I think can destroy us."
- Audre Lorde
(Related: Giving, Myth, Words)
"I could be, you know, the person that shows little kids that giving up isn't something that you should do."
- Jessica Lynch
(Related: Giving, Kids)
"It's sometimes unnerving to think of that, and I wish it were possible for all children in the world to have the good fortune I've had in having a giving and loving family."
- James MacArthur
(Related: Family, Children, Fortune, Giving, World)
"If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give."
- George MacDonald
(Related: Thought, Heart, Friend, Angels, Giving)
"Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life."
- George MacDonald
(Related: Forgiveness, Life, Giving)
"Giving jazz the Congressional seal of approval is a little like making Huck Finn an honorary Boy Scout."
- Melvin Maddocks
(Related: Approval, Giving, Jazz)
"I am hitting my head against the walls, but the walls are giving way."
- Gustav Mahler
"Giving a camera to Diane Arbus is like putting a live grenade in the hands of a child."
- Norman Mailer
"I like the feeling that I'm giving young women self-confidence. It sounds so cliched, but it can be very moving."
- Shirley Manson
(Related: Women, Feeling, Giving, Self)
"The best thing about giving of ourselves is that what we get is always better than what we give. The reaction is greater than the action."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Action, Giving)
"We must give more in order to get more. It is the generous giving of ourselves that produces the generous harvest."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Giving, Harvest, Order)
"My favorite meal is turkey and mashed potatoes. I love Thanksgiving, it's just my favorite. I can have Thanksgiving all year round."
- Cindy Margolis
(Related: Love, Favorite, Thanksgiving, Turkey)
"Getting the most out of life is giving life your most."
- Janice Markowitz
(Related: Life, Giving)
"It's a hard job. It means giving up some things, but on the other hand they keep saying you can have it all. You can't really have it all so easy. You can do a little of this and little of that."
- Garry Marshall
(Related: Giving, Job, Saying)
"Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds."
- Thurgood Marshall
(Related: Government, Power, Thought, Control, Giving)
"When you look at Regis, he really and truly does feel for those people, and I feel like I've done it too. You're giving away somebody else's money so what do you care? It's not your money."
- Wink Martindale
(Related: Money, People, Care, Giving)
"But I'm just having fun playing and giving Botox injections to the older songs."
- Richard Marx
(Related: Fun, Giving, Songs)
"Giving parties is a trivial avocation, but it pays the dues for my union card in humanity."
- Elsa Maxwell
(Related: Giving, Humanity)
"A bore is a vacuum cleaner of society, sucking up everything and giving nothing. Bores are always eager to be seen talking to you."
- Elsa Maxwell
(Related: Society, Giving, Nothing, Talking)
"Each gig should be unique. You're always treading that line between keeping yourself fresh and giving people something they want to hear."
- Brian May
(Related: People, Giving, Want)
"I like giving people something they don't want to miss the next time. It's a show with little twists and turns and curves. It has me being silly and stupid and compassionate and completely deep."
- John Mayer
(Related: Time, People, Being, Deep, Giving, Silly, Want)
"Many women my age have known the experience of giving up crucial parts of themselves to please the man they love."
- Joyce Maynard
(Related: Age, Experience, Love, Women, Giving, Man)
"I'm not giving the president a blank check, period."
- Jim McDermott
(Related: Giving, President)
"The gifts that one receives for giving are so immeasurable that it is almost an injustice to accept them."
- Rod McKuen
(Related: Gifts, Giving, Injustice)
"Water is very forgiving. Everything lifts in water."
- Sarah McLachlan
"Only a monopolist could study a business and ruin it by giving away products."
- Scott McNealy
(Related: Business, Giving, Ruin, Study)
"I don't want to remember 2005 as a year that the government heaped unnecessary burdens upon American families. Stealing from the poor and middle class and giving to the rich, while increasing the deficit, is hardly responsible."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: Government, American, Class, Giving, Middle class, Poor, Want)
"Well, because I have twin seven-year-old boys, I enjoy the gift giving stuff a great deal. We do both Hanukkah and Christmas, so it is a costly, though extremely pleasing proposition."
- Fred Melamed
(Related: Boys, Christmas, Giving)
"We may give without loving, but we cannot love without giving."
- Bernard Meltzer
(Related: Love, Giving, May)
"Whenever a husband and wife begin to discuss their marriage they are giving evidence at a coroner's inquest."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Marriage, Wife, Husband, Giving)
"Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Men, Christianity, Giving, Man, Vote)
"I write in order to attain that feeling of tension relieved and function achieved which a cow enjoys on giving milk."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Feeling, Giving, Order, Tension)
"Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses... on your powers, instead of your problems."
- Paul J. Meyer
(Related: Possibility, Defeat, Giving, Problems)
"By giving the public a rich and full melody, distinctly arranged and well played, all the time creating new tone colors and patterns, I feel we have a better chance of being successful. I want a kick to my band, but I don't want the rhythm to hog the spotlight."
- Glenn Miller
(Related: Time, Successful, Being, Chance, Colors, Giving, Public, Want)
"In our open society, we are inclined to give to the less fortunate for the pure goodness of giving. We open our home to those who are alone on this holiday to spread some warmth into the life of another."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: Home, Life, Society, Giving, Goodness, Holiday, Open)
"But again, you know, the views that we've expressed are transferring power back from the federal government to the states, giving Alaska an incredible opportunity to expand its economy, especially at a time when our federal government is coming close to bankruptcy.So that is a broad-based appeal. It's not an extreme view."
- Joe Miller
(Related: Government, Power, Time, Opportunity, Economy, Extreme, Giving, states)
"The whole Bible is the story of men and women trying to get back to God, to overcome that sin with sacrifices, good works, sermons, prophesy, witnessing, giving all kinds of things. It never worked."
- Keith Miller
(Related: Men, Women, God, Bible, Giving, Sermons, Sin, Trying)
"The French were generous in giving us assistance in corps and army artillery, with its personnel, and we were confident from the start of our superiority over the enemy in guns of all calibers."
- Kelly Miller
(Related: Superiority, Army, Enemy, Giving)
"How beautiful it is to excel, and the goodness of giving from your heart."
- Robert Mondavi
(Related: Heart, Giving, Goodness)
"It is giving me a great satisfaction, because I had the notion that we could make great wines equal to the greatest wines in the world, and everybody said it was impossible."
- Robert Mondavi
(Related: Giving, Satisfaction, World)
"Nobody can deny but religion is a comfort to the distressed, a cordial to the sick, and sometimes a restraint on the wicked; therefore whoever would argue or laugh it out of the world without giving some equivalent for it ought to be treated as a common enemy."
- Mary Wortley Montagu
(Related: Religion, Comfort, Enemy, Giving, Restraint, World)
"We cannot create observers by saying 'observe,' but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses."
- Maria Montessori
(Related: Education, Power, Giving, Observation, Saying, Senses)
"Whenever I'm asked who my favourite co-star is, I always hesitate in giving an answer."
- Roger Moore
"This bored fantastic woman, with her animal nature, giving herself the pleasure of seeing her enemy struck down, not a particularly keen one for her because she is so weary of having all her desires satisfied."
- Gustave Moreau
(Related: Nature, Enemy, Giving, Pleasure, Woman)
"If you get trapped in the idea that what is most important is what image of yourself you're giving to the world, you're on a dangerous path."
- Jeanne Moreau
(Related: Idea, Giving, World)
"I don't like giving speeches - I enjoy sitting on my rump."
- Karen Morley
"I think we probably will end up in America because he would be giving up much more to come and live here. If you want to work in film, that's really where you have to be. But I'm not sure that being an ex-pat is very good for one's sense of self."
- Emily Mortimer
(Related: Work, America, Being, End, Film, Giving, Self, Sense, Want, Will)
"What the world needs now is more Americans. The U.S. is the first nation on earth deliberately dedicated to letting people choose what they want and giving them a chance to get it."
- Ferdinand Mount
(Related: People, Americans, Chance, Earth, First, Giving, Nation, Needs, Now, Want, World)
"All the research shows that being married, with all its ups and downs, is by far the most effective way of making young men law-abiding and giving them a sense of purpose and self-worth."
- Ferdinand Mount
(Related: Men, Purpose, Being, Giving, Law, Research, Self, Sense)
"When I started to work with UNICEF, it was a new way of giving some love and care to the world."
- Nana Mouskouri
(Related: Love, Work, Care, Giving, World)
"One of the many pleasures of old age is giving things up."
- Malcolm Muggeridge
(Related: Age, Giving, Old)
"In almost every marriage there is a selfish and an unselfish partner. A pattern is set up and soon becomes inflexible, of one person always making the demands and one person always giving way."
- Iris Murdoch
(Related: Marriage, Giving)
"When you're looking that far out, you're giving people their place in the universe, it touches people. Science is often visual, so it doesn't need translation. It's like poetry, it touches you."
- Story Musgrave
(Related: Science, Poetry, People, Giving, Universe)
"Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore."
- Ogden Nash
(Related: Children, Giving, Parents)
"I am a huge believer in giving back and helping out in the community and the world. Think globally, act locally I suppose. I believe that the measure of a person's life is the affect they have on others."
- Steve Nash
(Related: Life, Act, Community, Giving, Measure, World)
"We are just interested in dealing with the people we're paying every day. We know federal law allows them to vote in a union at anytime, but we think we can resist that by talking to our own people and giving them enough upside."
- David Neeleman
(Related: People, Day, Giving, Law, Talking, Vote)
"In the state of Wisconsin it's mandated that teachers in the social sciences and hard sciences have to start giving environmental education by the first grade, through high school."
- Gaylord Nelson
(Related: Education, Environmental, First, Giving, School, State, Teachers)
"I hope that my painting has the impact of giving someone, as it did me, the feeling of his own totality, of his own separateness, of his own individuality."
- Barnett Newman
(Related: Hope, Feeling, Giving, Individuality, Painting)
"Black Power is giving power to people who have not had power to determine their destiny."
- Huey Newton
(Related: Power, People, Destiny, Giving)
"There is not enough love and goodness in the world to permit giving any of it away to imaginary beings."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Love, Giving, Goodness, World)
"I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing."
- Anais Nin
(Related: Death, Error, Giving, Living, Losing, Suffering)
"You won't catch me giving clear lectures."
- Donald Norman
"Knowing is the most profound kind of love, giving someone the gift of knowledge about yourself."
- Marsha Norman
(Related: Love, Knowledge, Giving)
"When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand."
- Henri Nouwen
(Related: Advice, Giving, Pain, Wounds)
"Evolutionary cosmology formulates theories in which a universe is capable of giving rise to and generating future universes out of itself, within black holes or whatever."
- Robert Nozick
(Related: Future, Giving, Theories, Universe)
"On every front there are clear answers out there that can make this country stronger, but we're going to break through the fear and the frustration people are feeling. Our job is to make sure that even as we make progress, that we are also giving people a sense of hope and vision for the future."
- Barack Obama
(Related: People, Fear, Progress, Hope, Vision, Answers, Country, Feeling, Frustration, Future, Giving, Job, Sense)
"If you want quality service, you have to pay for it. You don't buy into waste. I have great misgivings about the amount of advertising that we see in the health care field, some by hospitals, a lot by drug companies."
- David Obey
(Related: Health, Quality, Advertising, Care, Hospitals, Service, Want, Waste)
"I worked probably 25 years by myself, just writing and working, not trying to publish much, not giving readings."
- Mary Oliver
(Related: Giving, Trying, Writing, Years)
"I really enjoy doing charity, for a good cause, it's like the least I can do, I really enjoy that stuff. I enjoy giving back."
- Alex O'Loughlin
(Related: Cause, Charity, Giving)
"There were some situations where I was giving up everything I had for the band and I just expected everybody else to feel the same way. I realized I was just kidding myself."
- Jerry Only
"Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Car, Government, Money, Power, Boys, Giving, Teenage)
"You can't get rid of poverty by giving people money."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Money, People, Giving, Poverty)
"We hope that the elected officials will respond positively to a ground swell of letters, phone calls, e-mails and visits from parents. The law clearly states that the responsibility for giving a sound basic education to our children lies with New York State."
- Major R. Owens
(Related: Education, Hope, Children, Giving, Law, Letters, Lies, Parents, Responsibility, Sound, State, states, Will)
"Old maids do not mind giving people trouble."
- Thomas Nelson Page
(Related: People, Giving, Mind, Old, Trouble)
"Beauty is our weapon against nature; by it we make objects, giving them limit, symmetry, proportion. Beauty halts and freezes the melting flux of nature."
- Camille Paglia
(Related: Beauty, Nature, Giving)
"Always expect the unexpected. Right around Thanksgiving, when the new Alex Cross will be out. It's called Four Blind Mice and it's a pretty amazing story about several murders inside the military."
- James Patterson
(Related: Blind, Military, Pretty, Right, Thanksgiving, Will)
"Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another."
- Jean Paul
(Related: Forgiveness, Humanity)
"I am just absolutely convinced that the best formula for giving us peace and preserving the American way of life is freedom, limited government, and minding our own business overseas."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Business, Life, Peace, Government, American, Formula, Freedom, Giving)
"Both me and Edgar are firm believers in never underestimating or talking down to an audience, and giving an audience something to do, to give them something which is entirely up to them to enter into the film and find these hidden things and whatever."
- Simon Pegg
(Related: Film, Giving, Talking)
"I believe in trusting men, not only once but twice - in giving a failure another chance."
- James Cash Penney
(Related: Men, Failure, Chance, Giving)
"There is no telling what is going to happen in the music business in the next few years, hours, minutes, seconds. Giving artists the chance to produce and distribute their own material is great, very empowering. The technological changes that are happening so rapidly now, amongst all the opinions, are in truth, only two things, inevitable and unstoppable."
- Pauley Perrette
(Related: Business, Music, Truth, Artists, Chance, Giving, Now, Opinions, Years)
"For me, getting comfortable with being famous was hard - that whole side of it, the loss of anonymity, the loss of privacy. Giving up that part of your life and not having control of it."
- Michelle Pfeiffer
(Related: Life, Control, Being, Famous, Giving, Loss, Privacy)
"There was a time - before I made movies - when I was more forgiving, but now that I've learned as much as I have, I want to do movies that I want to see, that have their own unique flavor."
- Ryan Phillippe
(Related: Movies, Time, Now, Want)
"Those who give hoping to be rewarded with honor are not giving, they are bargaining."
(Related: Giving, Honor)
"One little person, giving all of her time to peace, makes news. Many people, giving some of their time, can make history."
- Peace Pilgrim
(Related: History, Time, Peace, People, Giving, News)
"Diplomacy in general does not resolve conflicts. Wars end not due to peace processes, but due to one side giving up."
- Daniel Pipes
(Related: Peace, Diplomacy, End, Giving)
"Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things."
- Henri Poincare
(Related: Art, Giving, Mathematics, Name)
"Giving back involves a certain amount of giving up."
- Colin Powell
"I don't want to spend the rest of my life giving speeches."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Life, Giving, Rest, Want)
"Too often we act - ask our schools to be truant officers, our teachers to be truant officers, because we're giving them children who have, you know, they're not ready to learn. And if they're not ready to learn by the third grade, they know they're behind."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Act, Children, Giving, Schools, Teachers)
"Refurbishing I've done in the first three years and I'm still giving housing money, of course, to the north."
- John Prescott
(Related: Money, First, Giving, Years)
"I did, but I'm not real fond of giving interviews."
- Priscilla Presley
"The ultimate of being successful is the luxury of giving yourself the time to do what you want to do."
- Leontyne Price
(Related: Time, Successful, Being, Giving, Luxury, Want)
"The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself."
- Anna Quindlen
(Related: Work, Beginning, Being, Giving)
"The fans know that I have been giving it my all and that we had the good judgment to when to say when."
- Bobby Rahal
(Related: Fans, Giving, Judgment)
"What I gave I have, what I spent I had, what I left I lost by not giving it."
- Thomas Ravenscroft
"It is proclaimed by the great leaders of that party, by its political conventions, by its ministers of the Gospel, and by every other means they have of giving currency and importance to the declaration, that it is its mission to abolish slavery in the Union."
- John H. Reagan
(Related: Giving, Importance, Leaders, Mission, Party, Slavery)
"The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse."
- Jules Renard
(Related: Giving, Man)
"I'm interested in giving business an opportunity by improving the tax environment to invest and grow with Pennsylvania, to expand and put more money in capital investment and creating jobs."
- Ed Rendell
(Related: Business, Money, Opportunity, Environment, Tax, Giving, Investment, Jobs)
"I usually don't mind giving autographs, but when hundreds of folks with paper and pen start coming at you, it's time to seek shelter."
- Mary Lou Retton
(Related: Time, Giving, Mind, Pen)
"I've been giving interviews for the last 25 or 30 years, more often than not answering the same questions over and over again, ad nauseum."
- Boyd Rice
(Related: Giving, Questions, Years)
"The fight for reform comes down to a simple goal: giving our citizens the confidence that government serves the people first and the people only."
- Bob Riley
(Related: Government, People, Confidence, Fight, First, Giving, Reform)
"Giving yourself permission to lose guarantees a loss."
- Pat Riley
(Related: Giving, Loss)
"Mother Nature may be forgiving this year, or next year, but eventually she's going to come around and whack you. You've got to be prepared."
- Geraldo Rivera
(Related: Nature, Mother, May)
"What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity more than the thing given."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Generosity, Giving, Vanity)
"What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and we exercise it because we are more fond of that vanity than of the thing we give."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Exercise, Generosity, Giving, Vanity)
"Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to give bad examples."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Men, Advice, Giving, Old)
"Much corporate giving is charitable in nature rather than philanthropic."
- David Rockefeller
(Related: Nature, Corporate, Giving)
"Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege."
- John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
(Related: Duty, Giving, Privilege)
"Even though we're a week and a half away from Thanksgiving, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas."
- Richard Roeper
(Related: Beginning, Christmas, Thanksgiving)
"Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest race of people on earth."
- Will Rogers
(Related: Money, People, Earth, Giving, Learning, Prohibition, Race, Years)
"I don't think people were betting on me, but they were giving me a chance. I think I rode a wave there, by being different in appearance than the girls who preceded me."
- Elisabeth Rohm
(Related: People, Appearance, Being, Chance, Girls, Giving)
"Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process."
- Jim Rohn
"Giving a good performance, giving it all is what it's all about. I love to perform."
- Henry Rollins
(Related: Love, Performance, Giving)
"Being an artist is dragging your innermost feelings out, giving a piece of yourself, no matter in which art form, in which medium."
- Henry Rollins
(Related: Art, Feelings, Artist, Being, Giving)
"Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving America a new sense of purpose."
- Andy Rooney
(Related: Purpose, America, Computer, First, Giving, Sense)
"The giving of love is an education in itself."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Education, Love, Giving)
"Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Happiness, Thought, Giving, Joy)
"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
(Related: People, Strength, Giving, Land, Nation)
"We have hardly an adequate idea how all-powerful law is in forming public opinion, in giving tone and character to the mass of society."
- Ernestine Rose
(Related: Society, Idea, Character, Giving, Law, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)
"This is a business built on promotion. We've been giving music away to radio stations for 30 years."
- Hilary Rosen
(Related: Business, Music, Giving, Promotion, Years)
"When a man spends his time giving his wife criticism and advice instead of compliments, he forgets that it was not his good judgment, but his charming manners, that won her heart."
- Helen Rowland
(Related: Time, Wife, Heart, Advice, Compliments, Criticism, Giving, Judgment, Man, Manners)
"Forty years ago, we were on the tail of the Front Page era. There was a different point of view. Reporters and editors were more forgiving of public people. They didn't think they had to stick someone in jail to make a career."
- Mike Royko
(Related: People, Career, Editors, Public, Years)
"And I'm a believer that you take a negative and turn it into a positive, and as it turned out, it was one of the best things that ever happened to me. And so I do appreciate the Ranger staff and the Ranger organization for giving me that opportunity."
- Nolan Ryan
(Related: Opportunity, Negative, Positive, Giving)
"When you take a look at the problems our country is facing, debt is No. 1. The math is downright scary and the credit markets aren't going to keep on giving us cheap rates."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Country, Credit, Debt, Giving, Problems)
"The transition state of manners and language cannot be too often insisted upon: for this affected the process at both ends, giving the artist in fictitious life an uncertain model to copy and unstable materials to work in."
- George Saintsbury
(Related: Life, Work, Artist, Giving, Language, Manners, State)
"Every blunder behind us is giving a cheer for us, and only for those who were willing to fail are the dangers and splendors of life."
- Carl Sandburg
(Related: Life, Giving)
"A mutual and satisfied sexual act is of great benefit to the average woman, the magnetism of it is health giving. When it is not desired on the part of the woman and she gives no response, it should not take place."
- Margaret Sanger
(Related: Health, Act, Giving, Woman)
"Music is a means of giving form to our inner feelings, without attaching them to events or objects in the world."
- George Santayana
(Related: Music, Feelings, Events, Giving, World)
"The only thing I can talk about is just forgiving yourself, because I do not have everything together. And so I tell people: No, you should see my house, it's a mess."
- Susan Sarandon
"Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Being, Giving)
"The trade unions and the Labour Party... failed miserably. Instead of giving concrete support, and calling upon workers to take industrial action, they did nothing."
- Arthur Scargill
(Related: Action, Giving, Nothing, Party, Support, Trade, Workers)
"No one wants to abandon the Israelis. But I think the perception is, and I think it's probably an accurate perception, that the tail is leading the dog - that we are giving the Israelis carte blanche ability to exercise whatever they want to do in their area."
- Michael Scheuer
(Related: Perception, Ability, Exercise, Giving, Leading, Want)
"The truth is the Super Bowl long ago became more than just a football game. It's part of our culture like turkey at Thanksgiving and lights at Christmas, and like those holidays beyond their meaning, a factor in our economy."
- Bob Schieffer
(Related: Truth, Christmas, Culture, Economy, Football, Holidays, Meaning, Thanksgiving, Turkey)
"If giving points to some students to achieve greater diversity is a quota system in violation of the Constitution, how can the awarding of points to the children of a less diverse alumni be upheld?"
- Adam Schiff
(Related: Children, Constitution, Diversity, Giving, Students)
"Giving up even an ounce of precious freedom is a very serious thing to do."
- Charles Schumer
(Related: Freedom, Giving)
"Learned helplessness is the giving-up reaction, the quitting response that follows from the belief that whatever you do doesn't matter."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Related: Belief, Giving, Quitting)
"I wanted to be a doctor that I might be able to work without having to talk because for years I had been giving myself out in words."
- Albert Schweitzer
(Related: Work, Giving, Talk, Words, Years)
"Giving a 10-year mandatory minimum for a second offense fist fight is not going to reduce the chance that someone will be stabbed 16 times when you are not funding any of the programs that are desperately needed to actually reduce juvenile crime."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: Chance, Crime, Fight, Giving, Will)
"Another very strong image from the first day was giving my initial press conference in the morning - going down and finding out that everything I had said, the essence of what I had said, was wrong."
- William Scranton
(Related: Day, First, Giving, Press, Wrong)
"The advice I am giving always to all my students is above all to study the music profoundly... music is like the ocean, and the instruments are little or bigger islands, very beautiful for the flowers and trees."
- Andres Segovia
(Related: Music, Advice, Flowers, Giving, Islands, Ocean, Students, Study, Trees)
"Prayer should be short, without giving God Almighty reasons why he should grant this, or that; he knows best what is good for us."
- John Selden
(Related: God, Giving, Prayer)
"In the inhalation and exhalation there is an energy and a lively divine spirit, since He, through his spirit supports the breath of life, giving courage to the people who are in the earth and spirit to those who walk on it."
- Michael Servetus
(Related: Life, People, Courage, Earth, Energy, Giving, Spirit)
"We can still find middle ground, truly secure our borders, deal with those already here and address our labor needs. But those who advocate giving current illegal aliens and future guest workers a special path to citizenship must compromise."
- John Shadegg
(Related: Citizenship, Compromise, Future, Giving, Guest, Labor, Needs, Workers)
"If you give what can be taken, you are not really giving. Take what you are given, not what you want to be given. Give what cannot be taken."
- Idries Shah
(Related: Giving, Want)
"The act is unjustifiable that either begs for a blessing, or, having succeeded gives no thanksgiving."
- Merle Shain
(Related: Act, Thanksgiving)
"I just don't know how to deal with so many people giving me that much affection. I never had that in my life."
- Tupac Shakur
(Related: Life, People, Affection, Giving)
"Football is a simple game based on the giving and taking of passes, of controlling the ball and of making yourself available to receive a pass. It is terribly simple."
- Bill Shankly
(Related: Football, Giving)
"Curious people who have become accustomed to think that one cannot sustain the moral of the army without giving it the freedom to shed blood from time to time."
- Moshe Sharett
(Related: Time, People, Army, Blood, Freedom, Giving)
"I'm very wary about giving advice. I think it's very dangerous to give advice to people, except if you know them very well."
- Omar Sharif
(Related: People, Advice, Giving)
"I want to live every moment totally and intensely. Even when I'm giving an interview or talking to people, that's all that I'm thinking about."
- Omar Sharif
(Related: People, Giving, Talking, Thinking, Want)
"You must avoid giving hostages to fortune, like getting an expensive wife, an expensive house, and a style of living that never lets you aford the time to take the chance to write what you wish."
- Irwin Shaw
(Related: Time, Wife, Chance, Fortune, Giving, Living, Style)
"I haven't written an awful lot recently, but I think I probably will start again very shortly. Being so much on the road, when you have a couple of weeks off, you're likely to avoid sitting at the piano, and taping, and giving yourself more work to do."
- George Shearing
(Related: Work, Being, Giving, Road, Will)
"Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery."
- Fulton J. Sheen
(Related: Love, Self)
"Show me your hands. Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet. Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart. Have you left a place for divine love?"
- Fulton J. Sheen
(Related: Love, Heart, Feet, Giving, Service)
"I never went to college when I was young and am looking forward to giving it a try... at age 65!"
- Martin Sheen
(Related: Age, College, Giving)
"And so I'm still giving some thought - I will transition hopefully into the corporate world. And I look forward to getting involved in several other areas that I have a great interest in."
- Hugh Shelton
(Related: Thought, Corporate, Giving, Interest, Will, World)
"In the 2004 presidential election, we saw a wonderful example of citizens making contributions. In fact, individual giving to both the Kerry and Bush campaigns was the highest in our nation's history."
- Mark Shields
(Related: History, Example, Fact, Giving, Nation)
"Giving opens the way for receiving."
- Florence Scovel Shinn
"Maybe I was just lucky, but I had the best pregnancy, and I loved giving birth. It was just the most amazing thing, so surreal but so real."
- Ashlee Simpson
(Related: Giving, Pregnancy)
"Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future."
- Lewis B. Smedes
(Related: Change, Hope, Forget, Future, Memory, Past)
"Man, born of woman, has found it a hard thing to forgive her for giving him birth. The patriarchal protest against the ancient matriarch has borne strange fruit through the years."
- Lillian Smith
(Related: Giving, Man, Protest, Woman, Years)
"Never talk for half a minute without pausing and giving others a chance to join in."
- Sydney Smith
(Related: Chance, Giving, Talk)
"If you think Independence Day is America's defining holiday, think again. Thanksgiving deserves that title, hands-down."
- Tony Snow
(Related: America, Day, Independence, Holiday, Thanksgiving)
"In giving advice seek to help, not to please, your friend."
(Related: Friend, Advice, Giving, Help)
"I have my hormones balanced. Most doctors are giving women synthetic hormones, which just eliminate the symptoms, but it's doing nothing to actually replace the hormones you have lost. Without our hormones we die."
- Suzanne Somers
(Related: Women, Doctors, Giving, Nothing)
"We have treated our most serious adversaries, such as Iran and North Korea, in the most juvenile manner - by giving them the silent treatment. In so doing, we have weakened, not strengthened, our bargaining position and our leadership."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: Leadership, Giving, Treatment)
"My wife, my family, my friends - they've all taught me things about love and what that emotion really means. In a nutshell, loving someone is about giving, not receiving."
- Nicholas Sparks
(Related: Love, Family, Wife, Emotion, Friends, Giving)
"The Town Clerkship, however, was the means of giving me a lesson in electoral methods."
- Catherine Helen Spence
"Giving is true having."
- Charles Spurgeon
"The food is absolutely atrocious, and parents have no idea. Parents are giving their kids three dollars and saying, 'Okay, see you later. Go off to school and have a good lunch.'"
- Morgan Spurlock
(Related: Food, Idea, Giving, Kids, Parents, Saying, School)
"By allowing the positive ions to pass through an electric field and thus giving them a certain velocity, it is possible to distinguish them from the neutral, stationary atoms."
- Johannes Stark
(Related: Positive, Atoms, Giving)
"Hunter and I never got proper journalistic accreditation to go anywhere. Nobody was giving us passes to go in here or there. We always had to somehow talk our way in."
- Ralph Steadman
(Related: Giving, Talk)
"I am guilty of asking the Senate for pork and proud of the Senate for giving it to me."
- Ted Stevens
(Related: Giving, Senate)
"You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Love, Giving)
"More than 150 heads of state attended the UN Summit, giving New Yorkers a chance to get in touch with prejudices they didn't even know they had."
- Jon Stewart
(Related: Chance, Giving, State)
"I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land."
- Jon Stewart
(Related: Land, Old, Thanksgiving)
"Anne is very forgiving. She doesn't care about money, being rich, or clothes. We never argued about finances."
- Jerry Stiller
(Related: Money, Being, Care, Clothes)
"An artist cannot be responsible for what people make of their art. An audience loathe giving up preconceived images of an artist."
- Stephen Stills
(Related: Art, People, Artist, Giving)
"I was tortured fifteen times, that's total submission. They did that with shutting off your blood circulation with ropes, giving you claustrophobia and pain at the same time, bending you double."
- James Stockdale
(Related: Time, Blood, Giving, Pain)
"There's a great joy in my giving. It's thrilling. It's exhilarating. It's important to be a part of sharing. It is my love. It is my joy."
- W. Clement Stone
(Related: Love, Giving, Joy, Sharing)
"Your most precious, valued possessions and your greatest powers are invisible and intangible. No one can take them. You, and you alone, can give them. You will receive abundance for your giving."
- W. Clement Stone
(Related: Abundance, Giving, Possessions, Will)
"I am a non Zionist because the Jew, in seeking a homeland of his own, seems to me to be giving up something of infinitely greater value of the world."
- Arthur Hays Sulzberger
(Related: Giving, Value, World)
"From too much love of living, From hope and fear set free, We thank with brief thanksgiving Whatever gods may be That no life lives for ever; That dead men rise up never; That even the weariest river Winds somewhere safe to sea."
- Algernon Charles Swinburne
(Related: Life, Love, Men, Fear, Gods, Hope, Living, May, Sea, Thanksgiving)
"Mr. Truman studiously avoided giving power to his White House staff that has been characteristic of recent administrations. Staff people in the White House, with no responsibility but incredible authority is one of the reasons we're now in so much trouble."
- Stuart Symington
(Related: Power, People, Authority, Giving, Now, Responsibility, Trouble)
"Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it."
- Rabindranath Tagore
(Related: Life, Giving)
"Democracies, unlike dictatorships, are forgiving and generous, but they cannot survive unless they fight."
- Jalal Talabani
"Writing is an extreme privilege but it's also a gift. It's a gift to yourself and it's a gift of giving a story to someone."
- Amy Tan
(Related: Extreme, Giving, Privilege, Writing)
"My natural mother died one month after I was born, apparently due to giving birth at an advanced age."
- Koichi Tanaka
(Related: Age, Mother, Giving)
"Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go."
- Mother Teresa
(Related: Love, Money, Giving)
"A consumer doesn't take anything away: he doesn't actually consume anything. Giving the same thing to a thousand consumers is not really any more expensive than giving it to just one."
- Linus Torvalds
"My desire is to be a forgiving, non-judgmental person."
- Janine Turner
"Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Giving, Smoking, World)
"Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Love, Confidence, Giving, Kindness, Thinking, Words)
"The most common trait of all primitive peoples is a reverence for the life-giving earth, and the Native American shared this elemental ethic: The land was alive to his loving touch, and he, its son, was brother to all creatures."
- Stewart Udall
(Related: Life, Brother, Son, American, Earth, Land)
"I'm so incredibly tired of giving respect to a lot of delusions and crazy ideas just because they are regarded as religions."
- Bjorn Ulvaeus
(Related: Ideas, Giving, Respect)
"There's only so much you can do until you get on set and see the aesthetics of what you're dealing with. Then you see what the other players are giving to you. It's all about the transfer of energy between different actors."
- Karl Urban
(Related: Actors, Aesthetics, Energy, Giving)
"Two days after moving we recommended ourselves to God, Our Lord, and fled, hoping that, although it was late in the season and the fruits of the tunas were giving out, by remaining in the field we might still get over a good portion of the land."
- Alvar N. C. de Vaca
(Related: God, Giving, Land)
"One promises much, to avoid giving little."
- Marquis De Vauvenargues
(Related: Giving, Promises)
"These are matters of external history. They are indeed prominent objects, often changing and giving a new direction to the current; but they tell us not why it flows onward and will ever flow."
- Jones Very
(Related: History, Direction, Giving, Will)
"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."
- Gore Vidal
(Related: Giving, Style, Want)
"We thought we'd write a good script for women, giving them the fun roles that generally men get."
- Andy Wachowski
(Related: Men, Women, Thought, Fun, Giving)
"While Kuwait is not a democracy, giving only half the population a voice in their government is not a policy this Congress should support and one that I am glad that Kuwait's leaders are changing."
- Ginny B. Waite
(Related: Government, Policy, Congress, Democracy, Giving, Leaders, Population, Support, Voice)
"There is no filmmaking legislation because distributors are not interested in sharing their money with the film industry - for instance, by giving a percentage of ticket sales back to filmmakers."
- Andrzej Wajda
(Related: Money, Film, Giving, Legislation, Sales, Sharing)
"These studies resulted eventually in a complete sequence analysis of the complex from several species, and in the atomic resolution structure of the F catalytic domain of the enzyme from bovine mitochondria, giving new insights into how ATP is made in the biological world."
- John E. Walker
(Related: Giving, Resolution, World)
"With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power."
- Henry A. Wallace
(Related: Money, Power, Truth, Giving, News, Present, Public)
"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it."
- William Arthur Ward
(Related: Gratitude, Feeling, Giving, Present)
"And you know, when you've experienced grace and you feel like you've been forgiven, you're a lot more forgiving of other people. You're a lot more gracious to others."
- Rick Warren
(Related: People, Grace)
"Love was not in it for me at first. I dated guys because of the way they looked. And then I began to learn that it's what's inside that counts. Love to me now is understanding. It's giving."
- Crystal Waters
(Related: Love, First, Giving, Now, Understanding)
"Those who are unhappy have no need for anything in this world but people capable of giving them their attention."
- Simone Weil
(Related: People, Attention, Giving, World)
"I believe in giving back very strongly."
- Sanford I. Weill
"Giving people self-confidence is by far the most important thing that I can do. Because then they will act."
- Jack Welch
(Related: People, Act, Giving, Self, Will)
"The South resented giving the Afro-American his freedom, the ballot box and the Civil Rights Law."
- Ida B. Wells
(Related: Civil rights, Freedom, Giving, Law)
"As a 22-year Army Veteran who served in Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, and as a Civilian Advisor to the Afghan Army in Operation Enduring Freedom, I understand both the gravity of giving the order, and the challenge of carrying it out."
- Allen West
(Related: Army, Challenge, Freedom, Giving, Gravity, Order)
"I'm not giving up acting, I'm definitely not going to stop."
- Shane West
(Related: Acting, Giving)
"A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them fortune."
- Richard Whately
(Related: Children, Fortune, Giving, Habits, Man)
"Entertainers, athletes, and stars started giving me support."
- Ryan White
(Related: Athletes, Giving, Stars, Support)
"By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Community, Giving, Ignorance, Journalism, Opinions)
"America is a giving nation and very compassionate."
- David Wilkerson
(Related: America, Giving, Nation)
"If you start pandering to young people, you're going to get accused of simply giving people what they want."
- Brian Williams
(Related: People, Giving, Want)
"I don't like giving names to generations. It's like trying to read the song title on a record that's spinning."
- Ian Williams
(Related: Generations, Giving, Names, Song, Trying)
"Having George W. Bush giving a lecture on business ethics is like having a leper give you a facial, it just doesn't work!"
- Robin Williams
(Related: Business, Ethics, Giving)
"Have you heard of this new thing called the internet? It's giving people new expectations. It's allowing them to become their own expert. Knowledge lies anxious at their fingertips. Gloss over the truth in your advertising and you'll quickly be dismissed as a poser."
- Roy H. Williams
(Related: Truth, People, Knowledge, Advertising, Expectations, Giving, Internet, Lies)
"Giving the same value to fiction as to fact in the interest of so-called fairness is to mislead the American people and the press has become party to that."
- Joe Wilson
(Related: People, American, Fact, Fiction, Giving, Interest, Party, Press, Value)
"I think it's time for the people and the press, in particular, to be more vigilant about not giving equal weight to lies as they give the truth."
- Joe Wilson
(Related: Time, Truth, People, Giving, Lies, Press, Weight)
"We have not given science too big a place in our education, but we have made a perilous mistake in giving it too great a preponderance in method in every other branch of study."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Science, Education, Mistake, Giving, Study)
"At every crisis in one's life, it is absolute salvation to have some sympathetic friend to whom you can think aloud without restraint or misgiving."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Life, Friend, Crisis, Restraint, Salvation)
"I don't think you ever stop giving. I really don't. I think it's an on-going process. And it's not just about being able to write a check. It's being able to touch somebody's life."
- Oprah Winfrey
(Related: Life, Being, Giving)
"Over and over I'm on the point of giving it up."
- Beatrice Wood
"Nixon's grand mistake was his failure to understand that Americans are forgiving, and if he had admitted error early and apologized to the country, he would have escaped."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Mistake, Failure, Americans, Country, Error, Nixon)
"Sometimes it's hard to be a woman giving all your love to just one man."
- Tammy Wynette
(Related: Love, Giving, Man, Woman)
"I wrote a lot of stuff quickly: pages and pages of notes that seemed pretty incoherent at first. Most of it was taken from the radio because -suddenly being a parent- I'd be confronted by the radio giving a news report every hour of the day."
- Thom Yorke
(Related: Being, Day, First, Giving, News, Pretty)
"Giving credit where credit is due is a very rewarding habit to form. Its rewards are inestimable."
- Loretta Young
(Related: Habit, Credit, Giving)
"I wanted to give money to people like this woman so that they would be free from the moneylenders to sell their product at the price which the markets gave them - which was much higher than what the trader was giving them."
- Muhammad Yunus
(Related: Money, People, Giving, Woman)
"Yes, there is plenty of hard work for them in addition to that which they do when they appear, smiling and happy, when the curtain goes up. Giving a performance is the least of their worries."
- Florenz Ziegfeld
(Related: Work, Performance, Giving, Hard work)
"What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110 percent all the time."
- Don Zimmer
(Related: Time, Talent, Desire, Giving)
"By giving people the power to share, we're making the world more transparent."
- Mark Zuckerberg
(Related: Power, People, Giving, World)
"When you give everyone a voice and give people power, the system usually ends up in a really good place. So, what we view our role as, is giving people that power."
- Mark Zuckerberg
(Related: Power, People, Giving, Voice)