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

I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.     

Joyce Meyer

You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.     


With the gift of listening comes the gift of healing.     

Catherine Doherty

Breath is the finest gift of nature. Be grateful for this wonderful gift.     

Amit Ray

Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.     

Jim Rohn

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

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God's gift, that's why we call it the present.     

Joan Rivers

I look upon life as a gift from God. I did nothing to earn it. Now that the time is coming to give it back, I have no right to complain     

Joyce Cary

The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.     

Hubert H. Humphrey

If you love someone, the greatest gift you can give them is your presence.     

Thich Nhat Hanh

The gift of life is so precious that we should feel an obligation to pay back the universe for the gift of being alive.     

Ray Bradbury

A book is a gift you can open again and again.     

Garrison Keillor

Make all you can, save all you can, give all you can.     

John Wesley

The greatest gift you can ever give another person is your own happiness.     

Esther Hicks

Love is a gift worth giving, sometimes you just give more than you revive.     


The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.     

Brian Tracy

Greatness comes from the inside and once you believe you have it, it's yours to share with the world.     

Chris Burkmenn

Every great person is always being helped by everybody; for their gift is to get good out of all things and all persons.     

John Ruskin

Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.     

Mother Teresa

The greatest gift is the ability to forget to forget the bad things and focus on the good.     

Joe Biden

The best gifts come from the heart, not the store.     

Sarah Dessen

I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man.     

Abraham Lincoln

Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends,for it is one of God's best gifts.     

Thomas Hughes

The Gift of Truth excels all other Gifts.     


In accepting the Gift you Honor the Giver.     

Stephen R. Donaldson

Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness.     

Richard Bach

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.     

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.     

Desmond Tutu

Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.      

Leo Buscaglia

The gift without the giver is rare.     

James Russell Lowell

The greatest gift in life is to be remembered.     

Ken Venturi

The gift you offer another person is just your being.     

Ram Dass