A gift blinds the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.

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

Every day is a gift- even if it sucks.

Gifts dissolve rocks.

Gifts make their way through stone walls.

Gifts, believe me, captivate both men and Gods, Jupiter himself was won over and appeased by gifts.

He that parts with his property before his death prepares himself for much suffering.

In suggesting gifts: Money is appropriate, and one size fits all.

It takes all the fun out of a bracelet if you have to buy it yourself.

Men are more often bribed by their loyalties and ambitions than by money.

Money is good for bribing yourself through the inconveniences of life.

Nothing is so strongly fortified that it cannot be taken by money.

One rose says more than the dozen

Presents, I often say, endear absents.

Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind.

Take all that is given whether wealth, love or language, nothing comes by mistake and with good digestion all can be turned to health.

The only gift is a portion of thyself.

To receive gifts is to lose freedom.

What gift has providence bestowed on man that is so dear to him as his children?

What we share with another ceases to be our own.

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