Showing posts with label giving. Show all posts
Showing posts with label giving. Show all posts

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Post #3222

The man who dies thus rich dies disgraced.
—Andrew Carnegie

Sunday, December 31, 2023

Post #3210

Men exist for the sake of one another. Teach them then or bear with them.
—Marcus Aurelius

Sunday, July 09, 2023

Post #3184

I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there can be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.
—William Penn

Sunday, February 07, 2021

Post #3058

 I esteem that wealth which is given to the worthy, and which is day by day enjoyed; the rest is a reserve for one knoweth not whom.

Sunday, January 03, 2021

Post #3053

It is ever true that he who does nothing for others, does nothing for himself.
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Post #3014

Riches without charity are worth nothing. They are a blessing only to him who makes them a blessing to others.
—Henry Fielding

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Post #2703

For whatever man has, is in reality only a gift.
—Christoph Martin Wieland

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Post #2557

He receives more favours who knows how to return them.
—Publilius Syrus

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Post #2498

For to give is the business of the rich.
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Monday, January 08, 2018

Post #2486

Gifts, they weigh like mountains on a sensitive heart. To me they are oftener punishments than pleasures. 
—Mme. Fee

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Post #2132

The gift derives its value from the rank of the giver.

Friday, December 04, 2015

Post #1960

We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Post #1855

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

Friday, March 13, 2015

Post #1770

Be thou generous, and gentle, and forgiving; as God hath scattered upon thee, scatter thou upon others.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Post #1714

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving!
—George Eliot

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Post #1713

The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.
—Mrs. Balfour

Monday, September 15, 2014

Post #1641

There is no happiness in having and getting, but only in giving. Half the world is on the wrong scent in the pursuit of happiness.
—F.W. Gunsaulus

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Post #1638

The manner of giving shows the character of the giver more than the gift itself.
—Johann Kaspar Lavater

Friday, February 21, 2014

Post #1485

Of riches it is not necessary to write the praise. Let it, however, be remembered that he who has money to spare has it always in his power to benefit others, and of such powers a good man must always be desirous.
—Samuel Johnson

Friday, May 10, 2013

Post #1251

The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.
—Charles Lamb

The Penalty of Leadership

In every field of human endeavor, he that is first must perpetually live in the white light of publicity. Whether the leadership be vested in a man or in a manufactured product, emulation and envy are ever at work. In art, in literature, in music, in industry, the reward and the punishment are always the same. The reward is widespread recognition; the punishment, fierce denial and detraction. When a man’s work becomes a standard for the whole world, it also becomes a target for the shafts of the envious few. If his work be mediocre, he will be left severely alone – if he achieve a masterpiece, it will set a million tongues a -wagging. Jealousy does not protrude its forked tongue at the artist who produces a commonplace painting. Whatsoever you write, or paint, or play, or sing, or build, no one will strive to surpass or to slander you unless your work be stamped with the seal of genius. Long, long after a great work or a good work has been done, those who are disappointed or envious, continue to cry out that it cannot be done. Spiteful little voices in the domain of art were raised against our own Whistler as a mountebank, long after the big world had acclaimed him its greatest artistic genius. Multitudes flocked to Bayreuth to worship at the musical shrine of Wagner, while the little group of those whom he had dethroned and displaced argued angrily that he was no musician at all. The little world continued to protest that Fulton could never build a steamboat, while the big world flocked to the river banks to see his boat steam by. The leader is assailed because he is a leader, and the effort to equal him is merely added proof of that leadership. Failing to equal or to excel, the follower seeks to depreciate and to destroy – but only confirms once more the superiority of that which he strives to supplant. There is nothing new in this. It is as old as the world and as old as human passions – envy, fear, greed, ambition, and the desire to surpass. And it all avails nothing. If the leader truly leads, he remains – the leader. Master-poet, master-painter, master-workman, each in his turn is assailed, and each holds his laurels through the ages. That which is good or great makes itself known, no matter how loud the clamor of denial. That which deserves to live — lives.
written by Theodore F. MacManus

A deadly viper once bit a hole snipe's hide; But 'twas the viper, not the snipe, that died.

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