Quotes on Receiving
"So I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer,
believe that you have received it,
and it will be yours."
- Matthew 21:22
"God gives nothing to those who
keep their arms crossed."
- African Proverb
"Gracious acceptance is an art - an art which
most never bother to cultivate. We think that we have
to learn how to give, but we forget about accepting
things, which can be much harder than giving...
Accepting another person's gift is allowing
to express his feelings for you."
- Alexander McCall Smith
"He who receives a good turn should never forget it;
he who does one should never remember it."
- Marcel Proust
"Each day offers us the gift of being a special
occasion if we can simply learn that as well as giving,
it is blessed to receive with grace and a grateful heart."
- Sarah Ban Breathnach
"Many look with one eye at what they give,
but with seven at what they receive."
- German Proverb
"Friendship consists in forgetting;
what one gives, and remembering what
- Alexandre Dumas Pere
"May no gift be too small to give,
nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped
in thoughtfulness, and tied with love."
- L. O. Baird
"It takes great generosity to accept generosity."
"If my hands are fully occupied in holding on to
something, I can neither give nor receive."
- Dorothee Solle
"Everything in life is most fundamentally a gift.
And you receive it best and you live it best
by holding it with very open hands."
- Leo O'Donovan
"You always get back much more than you give."
- Jimmy Carter