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The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend.
I have no wealth to bestow on him.
If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward.
Is not friendship divine in this?
- Henry David Thoreau
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Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller
I wish with all my heart that you may be the most lovable prince in the world,
and I bestow my gift on you as much as I am able.
- Charles Perrault
Truth should not be forced; it should simply manifest itself,
like a woman who has in her privacy reflected and coolly
decided to bestow herself upon a certain man.
- John Updike
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Every time I bestow a vacant office I make a hundred
discontented persons and one ingrate.
- Louis XIV
The right to justice is something that no one can bestow,
nor take away, for it is in one's heart.
- Bryant H. McGill
Freedom is not something that one people can bestow on another as a gift.
Thy claim it as their own and none can keep it from them.
- Kwame Nkrumah
If we treated everyone we meet with the same affection
we bestow upon our favorite cat,
they, too, would purr.
- Martin Delany
There is an insolence which none but those who themselves
deserve contempt can bestow,
and those only who deserve no contempt can bear.
- Henry Fielding
In time, we shall be in a position to bestow on South
Africa the greatest possible gift -
a more human face.
- Steven Biko
Flattery in courtship is the highest insolence,
for whilst it pretends to bestow on you more than you deserve,
it is watching an opportunity to take from you what you really have.
- Sarah Fielding
The greatest honor history can bestow is that of peacemaker.
- Richard M. Nixon
Love of country is like love of woman -
he loves her best who seeks to bestow on her the highest good.
- Felix Adler
If we bestow but a very little attention to the economy of the animal creation,
we shall find manifest examples of premeditation,
perseverance, resolution, and consumate artifice,
in order to effect their purpose.
- William Bartram
My mother was a good mistress to her servants,
taking care of them in their sicknesses,
not sparing any cost she was able to bestow for their recovery.
- Margaret Cavendish
Having no favors to bestow.
Destitute of fortune.
Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense.
- Ambrose Bierce
To be content with life or to live merrily,
rather all that is required is that we bestow on all things only a fleeting,
superficial glance; the more thoughtful we become the more earnest we grow.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
As we talk about the need to foster academic achievement,
we must recognize and reward those who strive academically,
just as we honor athletic champions.
Meeting the President of the United States is just
the honor we should bestow on our academic champions.
- Brad Sherman
There is a very remarkable inclination in human nature
to bestow on external objects the same emotions which it observes in itself,
and to find every where those ideas which are most present to it.
- David Hume
Many thousands of youth have been deprived of the benefit of education thereby,
their morals ruined, and talents irretrievably lost to society,
for want of cultivation: while two parties have been
idly contending who should bestow it.
- Joseph Lancaster
By far the greatest part of those goods which are the objects of desire,
are procured by labour; and they may be multiplied,
not in one country alone, but in many,
almost without any assignable limit,
if we are disposed to bestow the labour necessary to obtain them.
- David Ricardo
The honor I feel today being inducted into the Hall
of Fame is beyond what words can describe.
My thanks to the Hall of Fame committee,
who saw fit to bestow this great honor upon me today.
- Hank Stram
Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter
everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe
that change forever how we experience life and the world.
- John Milton
Only divine love bestows the keys of knowledge.
- Arthur Rimbaud
Prudence is but experience, which equal time,
equally bestows on all men, in those things they equally apply themselves unto.
- Thomas Hobbes
Death not merely ends life, it also bestows upon it a silent completeness,
snatched from the hazardous flux to which all things human are subject.
- Hannah Arendt
It is more honorable to be raised to a throne than to be born to one.
Fortune bestows the one, merit obtains the other.
Meditation is painful in the beginning but it bestows
immortal Bliss and supreme joy in the end.
- Swami Sivananda
He who bestows his goods upon the poor shall have as much again,
and ten times more.
- John Bunyan
I am sensible of the velocity of the moments,
and entering that part of my head alert to the motion
of the world I am aware that life was never perfect,
This bestows contentment, even a fearlessness.
- Harold Brodkey
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil
to one who is striking at the root,
and it may be that he who bestows the largest amount
of time and money on the needy
is doing the most by his mode of life
to produce that misery
which he strives in vain to relieve.
- Henry David Thoreau
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
Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks.
Perhaps this person will never
be disappointed or disillusioned;
perhaps she won't suffer the way
people do when they have a dream to follow.
But when the person looks back -
and at some point everyone look back -
she will hear her heart, saying,
"What have you done with the miracles
that God planted in your days?
What have you done with the talents
God bestowed on you?"
- Paulo Coelho
Love is always bestowed as a gift - freely,
willingly and without expectation.
We don't love to be loved; we love to love.
- Leo Buscaglia
Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed,
can freeze the heart as much as blame.
- Pearl S. Buck
Gold and silver, like other commodities,
have an intrinsic value, which is not arbitrary,
but is dependent on their scarcity, the quantity of
labour bestowed in procuring them,
and the value of the capital employed in the mines which produce them.
- David Ricardo
What gift has providence bestowed on man that is so
dear to him as his children?
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
Liberty, as it is conceived by current opinion,
has nothing inherent about it; it is a sort of gift
or trust bestowed on the individual by the state pending good behavior.
- Mary McCarthy
Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed upon the Yankees.
Apparently it angers them.
- Bob Feller
Forgetfulness - a gift of God bestowed upon debtors
in compensation for their destitution of conscience.
- Ambrose Bierce
For even these are no less bestowed on him of pure grace,
than are righteousness and salvation themselves.
- Johann Arndt
It is impossible to strive for the heroic life.
The title of hero is bestowed by the survivors upon the fallen,
who themselves know nothing of heroism.
- Johan Huizinga
Today we thank God for all the blessings He has bestowed
upon this great Country and ask Him to continue to
heal our land and meet our needs -
and we do so through the power of prayer.
- Nick Rahall
Creative genius is a divinely bestowed gift which is
the coronation of the few.
- Margaret E. Sangster
A masculine education cannot spare from professional
study and the necessary acquisition of languages,
the time and attention which I have bestowed on the
compositions of my countrymen.
- Anne Seward
What money is better bestowed than that of a schoolboy's
tip? How the kindness is recalled by the recipient in after days!
It blesses him that gives and him that takes.
- William Makepeace Thackeray
Those of us who participate realize the incredible honor bestowed on us,
but to really understand the true scope and depth of
the movement requires more investigation and concentration.
- Bill Toomey
This is our purpose: to make as meaningful as possible
this life that has been bestowed upon us;
to live in such a way that we may be proud of ourselves;
to act in such a way that some part of us lives on.
- Oswald Spengler
It should be pursued as in the presence of God,
and under the solemn sanctions created by a lively
sense of his omniscience,
and of our accountability to him for the right use
of the faculties which he has bestowed.
- Simon Greenleaf
I'm one of those writers who, when writing,
believes she's god-and that she hasn't bestowed free
will on any of her characters.
In that sense there are no surprises in any of my books.
- Lynn Abbey
The duty of responsibility placed on any MP is one
of the greatest honours that can be bestowed and I
for one don't believe the Conservative Party would
abuse that trust by selecting someone who did not have the goods to do the job,
just for the sake of media coverage.
- Adam Rickitt
I'm most proud of the blessings that God has bestowed upon me,
in my life.
He's given me the vision to truly see that you can fall down,
but you can still get back up.
Hopefully I'll learn from my mistakes and have the
opportunity to strengthen and improve the next thing I do.
- Martin Lawrence
We must make it an imperative duty of our government
to protect the gifts which Nature has bestowed on America
and to insure the maintenance of a clean,
healthy, wholesome environment for our people.
- George Lincoln Rockwell
I have often noticed that after I had bestowed on the
characters of my novels some treasured item of my past,
it would pine away in the artificial world where I
had so abruptly placed it.
- Vladimir Nabokov
Who is there that ever receives a gift and tries to
make bargains about it? Let us,
then, return thanks for what He has bestowed on us.
Who can tell whether, if we had had a larger share
of ability or stronger health,
we should not have possessed them to our destruction.
- Alphonsus Liguori
May He who holds in his hands the destinies of nations,
make you worthy of the favors He has bestowed,
and enabled you with pure hearts and hands and sleepless vigilance,
to guard and defend to the end of time,
the great charge He has committed to your keeping.
- J. Reuben Clark
The Bible is one of the greatest blessings bestowed
by God on the children of men.
It has God for its author; salvation for its end,
and truth without any mixture for its matter.
It is all pure.
- John Locke
Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it.
It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
- Victor Hugo
To leave in search of yourself, of your real needs,
is easier when you don't have to justify yourself to anyone,
when there are not too many people bestowing you their attention.
- Isabelle Adjani
Our country will not stand for any political plan that
includes amnesty for insurgents.
- Ike Skelton
Amnesty is a big billboard, a flashing billboard,
to the rest of the world that we don't really mean our immigration law.
- Richard Lamm
It's the publicity function of Amnesty that I think
has made its name so widely known,
not only to readers in the world, but to governments -
and that's what matters.
- Peter Benenson
Amnesty is not the answer as it will only encourage
more illegal immigrants to enter.
- Timothy Murphy
Amnesty, n. The state's magnanimity to those offenders
whom it would be too expensive to punish.
- Ambrose Bierce
Amnesty is a terrible policy, and it's terrible politics.
It's a terrible policy because you are rewarding people for breaking the law.
- Tom Tancredo
Those who today still feel a sense of impotence can do something:
they can support Amnesty International.
They can help it to stand up for freedom and justice.
- Peter Benenson
That the Iraqi Government is considering a political
deal granting amnesty to insurgents who have attacked
or killed American service members is not just shocking -
the idea of amnesty for insurgents is an outrage.
- Ike Skelton
After granting amnesty to illegals 20 years ago,
we have gone from 3 million illegals to 11 million illegals.
Our government has been fooled once by this amnesty argument,
let us not be fooled again.
- Ric Keller
It is vital that Iraq and the United States together
send the clearest possible signal that those who commit
acts of violence against American military forces and
American civilians will not be rewarded with amnesty.
- Ike Skelton
The American people likewise want to see enforcement first,
no tricks, no triggers, no amnesty, enforcing existing
laws and closing loopholes to reaffirm that our great Republic is,
in fact, a nation of laws.
- J. D. Hayworth
Amnesty is the magnet.
Other magnets that you mentioned are anchor babies
who get benefits in this country and employer deductions for employees,
even if they are here illegally, which Mr. King is addressing.
- Virgil Goode
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