Quotes on giving


An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.

~ Washington Irving

Great minds have purposes, little minds have wishes.

~ Washington Irving

Science says 'We must live,' and seeks the means of prolonging, increasing, facilitating and amplifying life, of making it tolerable and acceptable, wisdom says 'We must die,' and seeks how to make us die well.

~ Socrates

If we think we regulate printing, thereby to rectfy manners, we must regulate all regulations and pastimes, all that is delightful to man.

~ John Milton

The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.

~ Thomas Huxley

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.

~ Mark Twain

There are some books that refuse to be written. They stand their ground year after year and will not be persuaded. It isn't because the book is not there and worth being written -- it is only because the right form of the story does not present itself. There is only one right form for a story and if you fail to find that form the story will not tell itself.

~ Mark Twain

Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.

~ Mark Twain

If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we must live through all time, or die by suicide.

~ Abraham Lincoln

You may deceive all the people part of the time, and part of the people all the time, but not all the people all the time.

~ Abraham Lincoln

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