Gift Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old gift quotes, gift sayings, and gift proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.     

Steve Prefontaine

The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.     

Meryl Streep

Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.     


Love the giver more than the gift.     

Brigham Young

The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value.     

Charles Dudley Warner

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

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.     

Winston Churchill

The older I get, the better I understand that every day is a gift.     

Joel Osteen

The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.     

Richard Moss

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.     

David Viscott

The greatest gift that you can give yourself is a little bit of your own attention.     

Anthony J. D'Angelo

The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.     

Pierre Corneille

Your gift is not what you do but what you are.     

Sunday Adelaja

The secret of success lies in the perfection of one's gift and working frantically towards God's given potential.     

Sunday Adelaja

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.     

Kahlil Gibran

The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your personal truth is your gift to the world.     

Jennifer Elisabeth

There's no greater gift than thinking that you had some impact on the world, for the better.     

Gloria Steinem

The most beautiful gift of nature is that it gives one pleasure to look around and try to comprehend what we see.     

Albert Einstein

It's so tempting to resist a little gift when you're expecting the otherwise.     

Toba Beta

The most considerate gift you can offer to someone who gave you advice is to not saddle them with the fallout of you ignoring it.     

Alan Robert Neal

In terms of instilling the values of mental toughness and work ethic, discipline is the gift that keeps on giving.     

William Baldwin

The greatest gift is our own eyes, sense of smell, and abilities to deduce.     

Patricia Cornwell

God wants nothing of you but the gift of a peaceful heart.     

Meister Eckhart

I think relationships are work, but love is a gift.     

Anne Hathaway

Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.     

Mary Oliver

Anything that had to do with art I been doing all my life. It was a gift. It's nothing I work real hard at doing.     

Erykah Badu

The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this lifetime.     

Sogyal Rinpoche

Realize that your gift does not belong merely to you.     

Sunday Adelaja

A gift of truth is the gift of love.     

David Icke