Quotations on Giving

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Love consists in giving without getting in return; in giving what is not owed, what is not due the other. That's why true love is never based, as associations for utility or pleasure are, on a fair exchange.
- Mortimer Adler
(Keywords: Love, Giving, Pleasure)

I have also written a book about the Giving of the Torah, and a book on the Days of Awe, and a book on the books of Israel that have been written since the day the Torah was given to Israel.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Keywords: Books, Day, Giving, Israel)

Even though some in our government may claim that civil liberties must be compromised in order to protect the public, we must be wary of what we are giving up in the name of fighting terrorism.
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Keywords: Government, Civil liberties, Fighting, Giving, May, Name, Order, Public, Terrorism)

By giving every American access to quality, affordable health care, they will create a more competitive, a stronger and more secure America!
- Tom Allen
(Keywords: Health, Quality, American, Care, Giving, Will)

I saw a limit to what I was giving as kind of a scam I was running on the KGB, by giving them people that I knew were their double agents fed to us.
- Aldrich Ames
(Keywords: People, Giving, Running)

If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.
- Barbara de Angelis
(Keywords: Time, Energy, Giving, Will)

I never got to the point of needing drugs or thinking about giving up myself.
- Stuart Appleby
(Keywords: Drugs, Giving, Thinking)

One of the great things about being recognized is that you receive this feedback from people. It is easy to see how sincere people are. It's nothing fake or jive. They're giving sincere appreciation. And it's not that easy to express.
- John Astin
(Keywords: People, Appreciation, Being, Giving, Nothing)

I think people enjoy reading about money, but the people who are in charge of giving me guidance tell me not to talk about it in interviews. Why not? That's what everybody thinks about.
- Sean Astin
(Keywords: Money, People, Giving, Guidance, Reading, Talk)

The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number of small stars, not seen asunder, but giving light together: so it is a number of little and scarce discerned virtues, or rather faculties and customs, that make men fortunate.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Men, Fortune, Giving, Light, Sky, Stars)

From then on, I realized this is what I want to do, what I'm supposed to do: Giving energy and receiving it back through applause. I love it. That's my world. I love it. I enjoy it. I live for it.
- Erykah Badu
(Keywords: Love, Applause, Energy, Giving, Want, World)

In the beginning I thought, and still think, he did great good in giving support and encouragement to this movement. But I did not believe then, and have never believed since, that these ills can be settled by partisan political methods. They are moral and economic questions.
- Ray Stannard Baker
(Keywords: Thought, Beginning, Encouragement, Giving, Questions, Support)

All of the muscles were gone, so that was a real tough time of rebuilding all of that. But you have a deadline, you have an obligation. You've said that you will commit to this part, and I just can't live with myself for not really giving it as much as I can.
- Christian Bale
(Keywords: Time, Giving, Obligation, Will)

When I write, I am not giving a lecture, I am speculating on behavior. Sometimes this is dangerous, but it should be. As I say often, theatre is a dark place and we should keep the light out of it.
- Howard Barker
(Keywords: Behavior, Giving, Light, Theatre)

Acting is a matter of giving away secrets.
- Ellen Barkin
(Keywords: Acting, Giving, Secrets)

The mainstream media may have trouble resisting the temptation to declare that Karl Rove has been demoted, but the truth is quite the contrary. By giving up his role as deputy White House chief of staff, Rove has been freed to do what he does best: shape big issues and develop strategies to win elections.
- Fred Barnes
(Keywords: Truth, Elections, Giving, May, Media, Temptation, Trouble)

Governing today means giving acceptable signs of credibility. It is like advertising and it is the same effect that is achieved - commitment to a scenario.
- Jean Baudrillard
(Keywords: Advertising, Commitment, Credibility, Effect, Giving, Today)

Taxpayers should not be coerced into giving up their privacy rights just to file their taxes.
- Melissa Bean
(Keywords: Rights, Giving, Privacy, Taxes)

How can anybody hate nurses? Nobody hates nurses. The only time you hate a nurse is when they're giving you an enema.
- Warren Beatty
(Keywords: Time, Giving, Hate, Nurses)

But the Republican right-wing agenda, these people - Arnold and his patrons - felt it could be accomplished by circumventing the Legislature and spending money and organizing and giving sound bites.
- Warren Beatty
(Keywords: Money, People, Giving, Republican, Right, Sound)

It is not in giving life but in risking life that man is raised above the animal; that is why superiority has been accorded in humanity not to the sex that brings forth but to that which kills.
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Keywords: Life, Sex, Superiority, Giving, Humanity)

It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time.
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Keywords: Age, Death, Life, Time, Giving, Old)

African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population but comprise 32 percent of patients treated for kidney failure, giving them a kidney failure rate that is 4.2 times greater than that of white Americans.
- Xavier Becerra
(Keywords: Failure, African, Americans, Giving, Population)

One of them is already having some menopausal symptoms. I'm working on that. I'm giving them all little lines under the eyes, trying to sort of make them age gracefully.
- Alison Bechdel
(Keywords: Age, Eyes, Giving, Trying)

We're giving our freedoms away. The American experiment was about freedom. Freedom to be stupid, freedom to fail, freedom to succeed.
- Glenn Beck
(Keywords: American, Freedom, Giving, Succeed)

The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: People, Advice, Giving, Right, Trying)

There is a misleading, unwritten rule that states if a quote giving advice comes from someone famous, very old, or Greek, then it must be good advice.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: Advice, Famous, Giving, Misleading, Old, states)

At this period the enthusiasm of the amateur was fast giving way to a more steady commercial instinct, and I let no opportunity slip of improving my position, but I felt that I was still labouring under the disadvantage of not having acquired some technical profession.
- Henry Bessemer
(Keywords: Opportunity, Enthusiasm, Giving, Instinct, Profession)

All of us are mad. If it weren't for the fact every one of us is slightly abnormal, there wouldn't be any point in giving each person a separate name.
- Ugo Betti
(Keywords: Fact, Giving, Name)

I thought I was benefiting the Indians as well as the government, by taking them all over the United States, and giving them a correct idea of the customs, life, etc., of the pale faces, so that when they returned to their people they could make known all they had seen.
- Buffalo Bill
(Keywords: Government, Life, Thought, People, Idea, Faces, Giving, states, United)

Leadership is getting players to believe in you. If you tell a teammate you're ready to play as tough as you're able to, you'd better go out there and do it. Players will see right through a phony. And they can tell when you're not giving it all you've got.
- Larry Bird
(Keywords: Leadership, Giving, Play, Right, Will)

Health care is not a privilege. It's a right. It's a right as fundamental as civil rights. It's a right as fundamental as giving every child a chance to get a public education.
- Rod Blagojevich
(Keywords: Education, Health, Care, Chance, Civil rights, Giving, Privilege, Public)

The owner of the New York Yankees, Mr. George Steinbrenner who I had the greatest respect for, I want to thank him for giving me the opportunity to win that special ring in 1996.
- Wade Boggs
(Keywords: Opportunity, Giving, Respect, Want)

The fact must never be forgotten that no magazine publisher in the United States could give what it is giving to the reader each month if it were not for the revenue which the advertiser brings the magazine.
- Edward Bok
(Keywords: Fact, Giving, states, United)

Rock 'n' roll is ridiculous. It's absurd. In the past, U2 was trying to duck that. Now we're wrapping our arms around it and giving it a great big kiss.
- Bono
(Keywords: Kiss, Giving, Now, Past, Trying)

Wouldn't it be great if you could only get AIDS by giving money to television preachers?
- Elayne Boosler
(Keywords: Money, Giving, Television)

When it comes down to it, it's giving people a good night out in a basic way and I think my company guarantees that. There's always something new and something to excite us and surprise us, and that's why people come back, I hope.
- Matthew Bourne
(Keywords: People, Hope, Company, Giving, Night)

I would not run for president. I really like what I'm doing now. People say I'm giving them energy and hope.
- Barbara Boxer
(Keywords: People, Hope, Energy, Giving, Now, President)

The equality among all members of the League, which is provided in the statutes giving each state only one vote, cannot of course abolish the actual material inequality of the powers concerned.
- Hjalmar Branting
(Keywords: Equality, Giving, Inequality, State, Vote)

Each day offers us the gift of being a special occasion if we can simply learn that as well as giving, it is blessed to receive with grace and a grateful heart.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach
(Keywords: Heart, Being, Day, Giving, Grace)

Any pitcher who might throw at me should know I'm not giving up my day job or trying to get anyone else's job. I just can't think of anything cooler than being one of the boys of summer!
- Garth Brooks
(Keywords: Being, Boys, Day, Giving, Job, Trying)

If men were basically evil, who would bother to improve the world instead of giving it up as a bad job at the outset?
- Van Wyck Brooks
(Keywords: Men, Evil, Giving, Job, World)

I believe that the average guy in the street will give up a great deal, if he really understands the cost of not giving it up. In fact, we may find that, while we're drastically cutting our energy consumption, we're actually raising our standard of living.
- David R. Brower
(Keywords: Energy, Fact, Giving, Living, May, Will)

Not only should we be giving Amtrak the money it needs to continue to provide services; we should be providing security money to upgrade their tracks and improve safety and security measures in the entire rail system.
- Corrine Brown
(Keywords: Money, Giving, Needs, Safety, Security)

Michael Jackson has a very good heart. He was crying when he was giving me the award, 'cause his mind went back over the early days.
- James Brown
(Keywords: Heart, Giving, Mind)

The grandest thing has been the lifting up of the gates and the opening of the doors to the women of America, giving liberty to twenty-seven million women, thus opening to them a new and larger life and a higher ideal.
- Olympia Brown
(Keywords: Life, Women, America, Giving, Liberty)

Liberality consists less in giving a great deal than in gifts well-timed.
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Keywords: Gifts, Giving, Liberality)

Music should probably provide answers in terms of lyrical content, and giving people a sense of togetherness and oneness, as opposed to being alone in their thoughts and dilemmas or regrets or happiness or whatever.
- Peabo Bryson
(Keywords: Happiness, Music, People, Thoughts, Answers, Being, Content, Giving, Oneness, Sense)

We now have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam war.
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Keywords: War, Opportunity, Giving, Now, Vietnam)

Knowledge is power. Most of us agree that something has to be done to strengthen Social Security, and I believe it's irresponsible to arbitrarily dismiss any idea, Republican nor Democrat, without giving it a hard look.
- Conrad Bums
(Keywords: Power, Idea, Knowledge, Giving, Republican, Security)



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