bestow quotes

If we bestow but a very little attention to the economy of the animal creation, we shall find manifest examples of premeditation, perseverance, resolution, and consumate artifice, in order to effect their purpose.William Bartram

Friendless. Having no favors to bestow. Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense.Ambrose Bierce

In time, we shall be in a position to bestow on South Africa the greatest possible gift - a more human face.Steven Biko

My mother was a good mistress to her servants, taking care of them in their sicknesses, not sparing any cost she was able to bestow for their recovery.Margaret Cavendish

If we treated everyone we meet with the same affection we bestow upon our favorite cat, they, too, would purr.Martin Delany

There is an insolence which none but those who themselves deserve contempt can bestow, and those only who deserve no contempt can bear.Henry Fielding

Flattery in courtship is the highest insolence, for whilst it pretends to bestow on you more than you deserve, it is watching an opportunity to take from you what you really have.Sarah Fielding

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.R. Buckminster Fuller

There is a very remarkable inclination in human nature to bestow on external objects the same emotions which it observes in itself, and to find every where those ideas which are most present to it.David Hume

I have no doubt concerning that Supreme Goodness, who is so eager to share His blessings, or of that everlasting love which makes Him more eager to bestow perfection on us than we are to receive it.Saint Ignatius

Many thousands of youth have been deprived of the benefit of education thereby, their morals ruined, and talents irretrievably lost to society, for want of cultivation: while two parties have been idly contending who should bestow it.Joseph Lancaster

To be content with life or to live merrily, rather all that is required is that we bestow on all things only a fleeting, superficial glance; the more thoughtful we become the more earnest we grow.Georg C. Lichtenberg

Every time I bestow a vacant office I make a hundred discontented persons and one ingrate.Louis XIV

The right to justice is something that no one can bestow, nor take away, for it is in one's heart.Bryant H. McGill

The greatest honor history can bestow is that of peacemaker.Richard M. Nixon

Freedom is not something that one people can bestow on another as a gift. Thy claim it as their own and none can keep it from them.Kwame Nkrumah

The more I worked on 'Half Brother,' the more it seemed to me the story was really about love in all its possible forms - how and why we decide to bestow it, or withdraw it; how we decide what is more worthy of being loved, and what is less. We are masters of conditional love.Kenneth Oppel

I wish with all my heart that you may be the most lovable prince in the world, and I bestow my gift on you as much as I am able.Charles Perrault

By far the greatest part of those goods which are the objects of desire, are procured by labour; and they may be multiplied, not in one country alone, but in many, almost without any assignable limit, if we are disposed to bestow the labour necessary to obtain them.David Ricardo

The most important seed I can sow in this life is my children, and the love and knowledge that I can bestow upon them and the help I can give them.Steven Seagal