Quotes on giving


Yet ah why should they know their fateSince sorrow never comes too late,And happiness too swiftly flies.Thought would destroy their paradise.No more where ignorance is bliss,'Tis folly to be wise.

~ Thomas Gray

Man's great misfortune is that he has no organ, no kind of eyelid or brake, to mask or block a thought, or all thought, when he wants to.

~ Paul Valery

There is nothing more likely to drive a person mad than...an obstinate, constitutional preference of the true to the agreeable.

~ William Hazlitt

It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.

~ Aeschylus

A man of great common sense and good taste, meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.

~ Sir Walter Besant

When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.

~ Prince Otto

The first question I ask myself when something doesn't seem to be beautiful is why do I think it's not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason.

~ John Cage

It takes 20 years to make an overnight success.

~ Eddie Cantor

A man's as old as he's feeling, A woman as old as she looks.

~ Mortimer Collins

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.

~ Antoine De Saint-Exupery

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