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Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

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Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
- Matthew 7:7

Love's gift cannot be given,
it waits to be accepted.
- Rabindranath Tagore

 

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
- William Shakespeare

The heart is always right -
if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart -
because mind is a creation of the society.
It has been educated.
You have been given it by the society, not by existence.
The heart is unpolluted.
- Osho

Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

It was high counsel that I once heard given to a young person,
"Always do what you are afraid to do."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A brother is a friend given by Nature.
- Jean Baptiste Legouve

All discarded lovers should be given a second chance,
but with somebody else.
- Mae West

The only wealth which you will keep forever
is the wealth you have given away.
- Marcus Aurelius

Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love,
of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God -
the rest will be given.
- Mother Teresa

A hero is someone who has given his life to
something bigger than himself
or something other than himself.
- Joseph Campbell

God has given us two hands, one to receive with
and the other to give with.
- Billy Graham

You are never given a wish without also
being given the power to make it true.
You may have to work for it, however.
- Richard Bach

A gift consists not in what is done or given,
but in the intention of the giver or doer.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Gifts freely given are never obligations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The difference between school and life?
In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test.
In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
- Tom Bodett

Calm provides clarity. Pause to consider
the gifts you have been given,
the difference you have made
and the direction in which you are headed.
- Anonymous

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood
between sincere men of all denominations.
- Helen Keller

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

We were given:
Two hands to hold.
Two legs to walk.
Two eyes to see.
Two ears to listen.
But why only one heart?
Because the other was given to someone else.
For us to find.
- Anonymous

Love sought is good,
but given unsought is better.
- William Shakespeare

Sex education may be a good idea in the schools,
but I don't believe the kids should be given homework.
- Bill Cosby

I've given it my all.
I've done my best.
Now, I'm ready with my family to begin the next phase of our lives.
- Richard M. Daley

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love,
trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity.
The order varies for any given year.
- Paul Sweeney

The good opinion of mankind,
like the lever of Archimedes,
with the given fulcrum, moves the world.
- Thomas Jefferson

I recognize that the person I was in my past
is not the person I am today.
That person did the very best they could,
given the knowledge, emotions, and prior experience
they had to draw upon at the time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiving others is a gift to yourself,
given not because the other deserves pardon,
but because you deserve the serenity and joy
that comes from releasing resentment and anger,
and from embracing universal forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The real problem is that the way that power is given
out in our society pits us against each other.
- Anita Hill

I think what's going on in Guantanamo Bay
and other places is a disgrace to the U.S.A.
I wouldn't say it's the cause of terrorism,
but it has given impetus and excuses to potential terrorists
to lash out at our country and justify their despicable acts.
- Jimmy Carter

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not;
a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
- Francis Bacon

This generation has given up on growth.
They're just hoping for survival.
- Penelope Spheeris

The sage does not hoard.
The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself,
Having bestowed all he has on others, he has yet more;
having given all he has to others, he is richer still.
- Lao Tzu

Treat the earth well,
It was not given to you by your parents,
It was loaned to you by your children.
- Native American Proverb

Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.
- Erma Bombeck

Power is given only to those who dare to lower themselves and pick it up.
Only one thing matters, one thing; to be able to dare!
- Fyodor Dostoevsky

The best money advice ever given me was from my father.
When I was a little girl, he told me,
'Don't spend anything unless you have to.'
- Dinah Shore

What we actually learn, from any given set of circumstances,
determines whether we become increasingly powerless or more powerful.
- Blaine Lee

Know how to live the time that is given you.
- Dario Fo

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself,
and know that everything in life has purpose.
There are no mistakes, no coincidences,
all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

While it is natural to feel some degree of
need for the approval of others, be careful.
If you find yourself unwilling to
take actions that others disapprove of,
you have lost control of your own life
and have given your destiny to others.
An excessive need-for-approval
is a sign of low self-esteem,
and in severe cases, a condition termed co-dependency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It seems that every time mankind is given a lot of energy,
we go out and wreck something with it.
- David R. Brower

Art is the right hand of Nature.
The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.
- Friedrich Schiller

I would have probably stolen cars - it would have given
me the same adrenaline rush as racing.
- Valentino Rossi

I do not want to foresee the future.
I am concerned with taking care of the present.
God has given me no control over the moment following.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Common Sense is that which judges
the things given to it by other senses.
- Leonardo da Vinci

When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise,
life will have given me the truth, and taken in exchange -
my youth.
- Sara Teasdale

It's been a long road back to health and fitness for me.
I am just glad to have been given the opportunity to do what I love most.
- Jonah Lomu

This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best.
- William Arthur Ward

I do not believe that the men who served in uniform
in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve.
It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy.
- William Westmoreland

All the libel lawyers will tell you there's no libel any more,
that everyone's given up.
- Ian Hislop

Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing.
It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage,
but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.
- Confucius

It is only to the individual that a soul is given.
- Albert Einstein

Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing:
the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude
in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

It takes but one positive thought when given a chance
to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
- Robert H. Schuller

We discussed buying a defender.
The view was the priority at that time given the way
we were playing was that we needed support up front
and that is why we bought Louis Saha.
- David Gill

But in the UK, I've given up any hope of being considered a director.
- Mel Smith

It's strange how parts come along, how life lives us,
and what we get to do with the abilities that are given us.
- Michael Richards

People who don't use the tools given to them only injure themselves.
- Debra Wilson

I find it hard to understand why Scorsese has never called.
You know, given the natural menace I bring to the screen.
- Hugh Grant

People are concerned, here again, about life,
and haven't given a whole lot of attention to how you
make fathers responsible for the lives they bring into the world.
- Birch Bayh

Imagine a world in which every single person on the
planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge.
That's what we're doing.
- Jimmy Wales

Sympathizing and selfish people are alike,
both given to tears.
- Leigh Hunt

This inevitability of conflict motivates us today and
echoes the reminder that freedom is not given away
and our national security is not achieved without sacrifice.
- Jim Walsh

I absolutely intend to return every penny given to
me by my Democratic colleagues and Democratic leaders.
- Rodney Alexander

The studios are very much business.
Maybe it was always that way.
It is really commercial now.
Judgments are made and directions are given to make the cash register ring.
- Dianne Wiest

What does it mean, exactly, for a given system to be
a "neural correlate of consciousness"?
- David Chalmers


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