In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society that you love. After that, be a snob.
This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love: the more they give, the more they possess.
Many believe - and I believe - that I have been designated for this work by God. In spite of my old age, I do not want to give it up; I work out of love for God and I put all my hope in Him.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
God gives us intelligence to uncover the wonders of nature. Without the gift, nothing is possible.
We can't form our children on our own concepts; we must take them and love them as God gives them to us.
Now as of old the gods give men all good things, excepting only those that are baneful and injurious and useless. These, now as of old, are not gifts of the gods: men stumble into them themselves because of their own blindness and folly.
If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning 'Good morning' at total strangers.
It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honour nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.
Insist on yourself; never imitate.? Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession.? That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
The fact is that love is of two kinds, one which commands, and one which obeys. The two are quite distinct, and the passion to which the one gives rise is not the passion of the other.
I just love the fact that a man possesses something that a woman can never understand because we don't have the experiences of it and that a woman possesses something that the man doesn't understand because only she possesses it.
He who loves with purity considers not the gift of the lover, but the love of the giver.
To believe in love, to be ready to give up anything for it, to be willing to risk your life for it, is the ultimate tragedy.
None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but licence.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
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.
Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it.
True love is inexhaustible; the more you give, the more you have.
Love cannot express the idea of music, while music may give an idea of love.
People give flowers as present because flowers contain true meaning of love.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
Choosing to generate and flow unconditional love is the only permanent way to end suffering.