„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, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?
„Show me a man or a woman alone and I'll show you a saint. Give me two and they'll fall in love. Give me three and they'll invent the charming thing we call 'society'. Give me four and they'll build a pyramid. Give me five and they'll make one an outcast. Give me six and they'll reinvent prejudice. Give me seven and in seven years they'll reinvent warfare. Man may have been made in the image of God, but human society was made in the image of His opposite number, and is always trying to get back home.“
— Stephen King American author 1947
„Never ask for anything! Never for anything, and especially from those who are stronger than you. They'll make the offer themselves, and give everything themselves.“
— Mikhail Bulgakov Russian author primarily known for his novel "Master and Margarita" 1891 - 1940
Book Two in 'The Extraction of the Master', P/V, here Woland addresses Margarita
„If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; but if you really make them think, they'll hate you.“
— Harlan Ellison American writer 1934
Don Marquis, as quoted in Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Vol. 12, No. 2 (February 1958), p. 48; this has sometimes been attributed to Ellison, as well as to George Bernard Shaw.
„If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; But if you really make them think, they'll hate you.“
— Don Marquis American writer 1878 - 1937
As quoted in The Volta Review (1934), p. 574 http://books.google.de/books?id=qWE4AQAAIAAJ&q=hate, Clifton Fadiman: The American Treasury 1455-1955 (New York 1955) p. 997 http://books.google.de/books?id=PEQ4AAAAIAAJ&q=really+make+them and Hugh Rawson, Margaret Miner: The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2006) p. 431 #5 http://books.google.de/books?id=whg05Z4Nwo0C&pg=PA431&dq=mehitabel from archy and mehitabel (1927)
„Trouble is a part of your life, and if you don't share it, you don't give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough.“
— Dinah Shore American singer and actress 1916 - 1994
Quoted in Sy Safransky: Sunbeams: a book of quotations, (1990), Page 124 http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=A5NiEt9h2AIC&pg=PA124&dq=%22Trouble+is+a+part+of+your+life,+and+if+you+don%27t+share+it,%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=4IUxT6rKFMzfsgbC6tyVBA&ved=0CDYQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=%22Trouble%20is%20a%20part%20of%20your%20life%2C%20and%20if%20you%20don%27t%20share%20it%2C%22&f=false
„Love is something if you give it away,
Give it away, give it away.
Love is something if you give it away,
You end up having more.
It's just like a magic penny,
Hold it tight and you won't have any.
Lend it, spend it, and you'll have so many
They'll roll all over the floor.“
— Malvina Reynolds American folk singer 1900 - 1978
Song Magic Penny
— Nikola Tesla Serbian American inventor 1856 - 1943
„When you feel in your gut what you are and then dynamically pursue it - don't back down and don't give up - then you're going to mystify a lot of folks.“
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
„It's usually the selfish people who are loved the most. They do what you deny yourself, and you love them for it. You give them your heart.“
— Saul Bellow Canadian-born American writer 1915 - 2005
„You can only give away what you have... If you have love, you can give it. If you don't have it, you don't have it to give.“
— Leo Buscaglia Motivational speaker, writer 1924 - 1998
— George Carlin American stand-up comedian 1937 - 2008
"Interview With Jesus"