Quotes on giving


My telephone calls and meetings and decisions were now parts of a prescribed ritual aimed at making peace with the past his calls, his meetings and his decisions were already the ones that would shape America's future. (On transfer of power to Gerald R Ford)

~ Richard Milhous Nixon

Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.

~ William Makepeace Thackeray

More men die of worry than of work, because more men worry than work.

~ Robert Frost

The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket, nor breaks my leg.

~ Thomas Jefferson

If you are truly serious about preparing your child for the future, don't teach him to subtract -- teach him to deduct.

~ Fran Lebowitz

Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they've told you what it is you want to hear.

~ Alan Coren

D'you call life a bad job Never We've had our ups and downs, we've had our struggles, we've always been poor, but it's been worth it, ay, worth it a hundred times I say when I look round at my children.

~ W. Somerset Maugham

Adversity cause some men to break others to break records.

~ William A. Ward

If we long to believe that the stars rise and set for us, that we are the reason there is a Universe, does science do us a disservice in deflating our conceits

~ Carl Sagan

The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.

~ Maya Angelou

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