— Chuck Palahniuk American novelist, essayist 1962
„You must remember always to give, of everything you have. You must give foolishly even. You must be extravagant. You must give to all who come into your life. Then nothing and no one shall have power to cheat you of anything, for if you give to a thief, he cannot steal from you, and he himself is then no longer a thief. And the more you give, the more you will have to give.“
The Human Comedy (1943)
„Time is a gift, given to you, given to give you the time you need, the time you need to have the time of your life.“
Source: The Phantom Tollbooth
Context: When you give up junk, you give up a way of life. I have seen junkies kick and hit the lush and wind up dead in a few years. Suicide is frequent among ex-junkies. Why does a junky quit junk of his own will? You never know the answer to that question. No conscious tabulation of the disadvantages and horrors of junk gives you the emotional drive to kick. The decision to quit junk is a cellular decision, and once you have decided to quit you cannot go back to junk permanently any more than you could stay away from it before.
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968
Si yo diera la vida, ¿qué podría darte?
— Josemaría Escrivá Spanish theologian 1902 - 1975
The Furrow (1986)
„Oh how beautiful to fall to give you flight,
To die to give you life, to rest under your sky;
And in your enchanted land forever sleep.“
— José Rizal Filipino writer, ophthalmologist, polyglot and nationalist 1861 - 1896
"Mi Ultimo Adios", st. 5
„Neither you nor any man alive shall do this unpunished: no, you shall give recompense to me with your life-blood.“
— Ennius Roman writer -239 - -169 BC
As quoted by Macrobius in Saturnalia; Book VI, Chapter I
Compare: Tu tamen interea calido mihi sanguine poenas persolves amborum, Virgil, Aeneid, Book IX, line 422
Original: (la) Nec pol homo quisquam faciet inpune animatus
hoc nec tu; nam mi calido dabis sanguine poenas.
„If you believe in the future life and, instead of preparing for it, sell it in order to buy this world, then that is folly! You do not normally sell two things for one; how can you give up an endless life for a limited number of days.“
— Abu Hamid al-Ghazali Persian Muslim theologian, jurist, philosopher, and mystic 1058 - 1111
The Deliverance from Error https://www.amazon.com/Al-Ghazalis-Path-Sufism-Deliverance-al-Munqidh/dp/1887752307
„When you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you'll never get back. Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time“
— Rick Warren Christian religious leader 1954
Source: The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?
Variant: She didn't want to let go of him, or the baby, but sometimes life made you give up what you loved most.
Source: The Gift
„You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.“
— Derek Walcott Saint Lucian–Trinidadian poet and playwright 1930 - 2017
"Love after Love"
Source: "A Far Cry from Africa" (1962), Collected Poems, 1948-1984 (1986)
— Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965
Extensive research of writings by and about Churchill at the Churchill Centre http://www.winstonchurchill.org fails to indicate that Churchill ever spoke or wrote those words.
Some sites list Norman MacEwen as the originator of the quote.
Variant: We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Variant: We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.
„Look for ways to let your light shine, but don’t be afraid occasionally to be in the dark. Strive to make your behavior above reproach, but be careful not to cast judgment on others whose behavior may reflect a different form of reality. The more you give, the richer you will become. Let your life be enhanced by the company you keep.“
— Dana Reeve Actress, singer, activist 1961 - 2006
Middlebury College Address (2004)
Context: I know that you’ve heard this before ad nauseam, but twenty years do go by at lightning speed, and that is my first pearl of wisdom. And, now, the others in this pocket pack of precepts to live by...
Take care of yourself and be caring with others. Nurture a sense of gratitude, and be grateful for a sense of humor. Be sure to thank your parents and mentors for all they’ve given you, but give love to your future children and mentees freely without any expectation of thanks in return. Look for ways to let your light shine, but don’t be afraid occasionally to be in the dark. Strive to make your behavior above reproach, but be careful not to cast judgment on others whose behavior may reflect a different form of reality. The more you give, the richer you will become. Let your life be enhanced by the company you keep.