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  • “The world is put back by the death of every one who has to sacrifice the development of his or her peculiar gifts to conventionality.”

  • “She had an unequaled gift . . . of squeezing big mistakes into small opportunities.”

  • “We start with gifts. Merit comes from what we make of them.”

  • “If you can look back on your life with contentment, you have one of man’s most precious gifts — a selective memory.”

  • “May you have the greatest two gifts of all on these holidays; someone to love and someone who loves you.”

  • “We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep watering it; really look after it and nurture it.”

  • “As a rule, indeed, grown-up people are fairly correct on matters of fact; it is in the higher gift of imagination that they are so sadly to seek.”

  • “A thick skin is a gift from God.”

  • “We are always too busy for our children; we never give them the time or interest they deserve. We lavish gifts upon them; but the most precious gift, our personal association, which means so much to them, we give grudgingly.”

  • “Life, love, and laughter—what priceless gifts to give our children.”