Of gifts, there seems none more becoming to offer a friend than a beautiful book
When you give, give with joy and smiling
Give freely to him that deserveth well, and asketh nothing: and that is a way of giving to thyself
The gift derives its value from the rank of the giver
A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer
The bosom-weight, your stubborn gift,
That no philosophy can lift.



On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."