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    I am more of a sponge than an inventor. I absorb ideas from every source. I take half-matured schemes for mechanical development and make them practical. I am a sort of a middleman between the long-haired and impractical inventor and the hard-headed business man who measures all things in terms of dollars and cents. My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant but misdirected ideas of others.
    — Thomas A. Edison
    My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.
    — Thomas A. Edison
    tags: value  giving  ideas  business 
     
    I often steal sandwiches, eat them, and put the container's back., with a signed autograph of my self in its place. It's my way of giving back to society.
    — Thom Yorke
    tags: society  self  giving 
     
    I wrote a lot of stuff quickly: pages and pages of notes that seemed pretty incoherent at first. Most of it was taken from the radio because -suddenly being a parent- I'd be confronted by the radio giving a news report every hour of the day.
    — Thom Yorke
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    The only gift is giving to the poor; All else is exchange.
    — Thiruvalluvar
    tags: giving  gift 
     
    These modern means of communication are one reason why I recently opposed the Government's decision to grant MPs a new communications allowance. With new technology giving us the opportunity to communicate directly with voters very cheaply, why did Labour MPs vote for a £10,000 allowance to tell voters what a good job they do?
    — Theresa May
    The goal of human freedom is not in freedom itself, nor it is in man, but in God. By giving man freedom, God has yielded to man a piece of His Divine authority, but with the intention that man himself would voluntarily bring it as a sacrifice to God, a most perfect offering.
    — Theophan the Recluse
    That which is called liberality is frequently nothing more than the vanity of giving.
    — Theodore Parker
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    Gratitude is a nice touch of beauty added last of all to the countenance. Giving a classic beauty, an angelic loveliness, to the character.
    — Theodore Parker
    I hope that by joining The Giving Pledge, it will encourage others to do the same.
    — Theodore J. Forstmann
    tags: encourage  giving  hope 
     
    We have treated our most serious adversaries, such as Iran and North Korea, in the most juvenile manner - by giving them the silent treatment. In so doing, we have weakened, not strengthened, our bargaining position and our leadership.
    — Theodore C. Sorensen
    tags: giving  leadership 
     
    Under normal circumstances, women go through a lot; and breast cancer compounds the situation of our daily lives. Supporting other women is paying forward and cementing part of my legacy in giving my time in helping others to either live a better life or reach their full potential.
    — Thelma Jones
    tags: time  women  live  giving  potential 
     
    I don't like giving or receiving gifts because I don't like that initial reaction. Although I do enjoy the love and the family aspect of Christmas, and I love eating with my family and friends and reconnecting with them.
    — The Miz
    So when I can, I try my best to meditate a little bit every day, and that helps a lot. I think that just taking a minute, or however long you can, and really acknowledging everything that you have. Acknowledging what you have, and at the same time, acknowledging what other folks don't have. And you know, you don't have to feel guilty about it, but definitely to feel grateful is the first step in giving it back.
    — Thao Nguyen
    tags: time  giving  help 
     
    Giving others the freedom to be stupid is one of the most important and hardest steps to take in spiritual progress. Conveniently the opportunity to take that step is all around us every day.
    — Thaddeus Golas
    What Rizzoli thought, staring at her own image, was that she hated Elizabeth Hurley for giving women false hope. The brutal truth was, there are some women who will never be beautiful, and Rizzoli was one of them.
    — Tess Gerritsen
    It's only some rice and beans Captain. It's not like I'm giving you Cara's hand in marriage." - Richard
    — Terry Goodkind
    tags: giving 
     
    My mantra is "I don't want to let anybody down." Maybe that's not the right attitude, because you can't please everybody. But I'm giving it everything I've got.
    — Terry Crews
    tags: attitude  right  giving 
     
    Parents are never forgiven for not giving just the right response at the appropriate moment. Or, rather, there are particular times in the adolescent's or young adult's life, when a certain response is needed, and this need is not met, and the failure to meet this need is forever remembered, and is never forgiven.
    — Terri E Apter
    Everybody is not going to be squeaky clean. All the guys they are giving these marketing endorsement deals are the ones going out there getting in trouble. That is what is really puzzling to me. They will take a chance on the so call good image guy and they are the ones that go out there and screw it all up. You have not seen my face go across the screen for any off the field problems, period.
    — Terrell Owens
    Off the field I'm down to earth. I'm a very caring person. I'm a very giving person.
    — Terrell Owens
    tags: people  earth  giving 
     
    Whenever we think of Christ, we should recall the love that led Him to bestow on us so many graces and favors, and also the great love God showed in giving us in Christ a pledge of His love; for love calls for love in return. Let us strive to keep this always before our eyes and to rouse ourselves to love Him.
    — Teresa of Avila
    tags: grace  eyes  giving  god  christ 
     
    Those who give themselves to prayer should in a special manner have always a devotion to St. Joseph; for I know not how any man can think of the Queen of the angels, during the time that she suffered so much with the Infant Jesus, without giving thanks to St. Joseph for the services he rendered them then.
    — Teresa of Avila
    tags: time  men  service  giving  jesus  prayer  angel 
     
    Never drink more than one cocktail before giving a talk. True, the drinks may relax you, but they may also slur your speech and blur your memory, making you wonder who are all those people out there and why are they staring at you?
    — Teresa Bloomingdale
    tags: people  memory  true  wonder  giving  speech 
     
    The terror of drugs is a terror of giving up control. This is what people are most alarmed about by psychedelics, is the giving up control.
    — Terence McKenna
    tags: people  control  giving  drugs 
     
    We have to cultivate contentment with what we have. We really don't need much. When you know this, the mind settles down. Cultivate generosity. Delight in giving. Learn to live lightly. In this way, we can begin to transform what is negative into what is positive. This is how we start to grow up.
    — Tenzin Palmo
    Don't be thinking that this lama over there is giving better teachings or that this lama over here is giving more secret initiations. Leave that. Just keep the practice very simple, try to stay in the moment and try to stay mindful.
    — Tenzin Palmo
    Giving those animals [in shelter] quality time - now, I have been in some of the shelters where the cats have been in group housing. Well if you have a cat that never gets out of sternal recumbency, now what that means is that [inaudible] - that's a stressed cat. If they lay on their side, then they are not stressed out.
    — Temple Grandin
    tags: animals  time  giving  cat  quality 
     
    I always try to be a trend setter. That's what I always tell young people when I'm giving them advice. To go with their heart and don't follow the trends.
    — Teena Marie
    tags: people  heart  advice  young  giving 
     
    People ask me how long it took to make a work. I reply by giving them my age.
    — Ted Godwin
    tags: people  work  age  giving 
     
    President Obama fuels that perception. That will change when militants across the globe see that when you join ISIS that you are giving up your life, you are signing your death warrant.
    — Ted Cruz
    tags: death  perception  giving 
     
    The media ought to be just giving a fair shake to everybody.
    — Ted Cruz
    tags: giving  media 
     
    Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend,even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none. When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.
    — Tecumseh
    tags: people  joy  living  food  lies  respect  giving  meeting 
     
    Giving a phenomenon a label does not explain it.
    — Taylor Caldwell
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    Giving up control and just trying to be happy at the moment has proven to be the best thing for me.
    — Taya Kyle
    tags: control  moment  giving 
     
    As an actor, you're listening to the other person and always trying to be present and take everything they're giving you, but when they're not there you have to produce that yourself.
    — Tatiana Maslany
    I have lectured at the U.N. and travelled widely, giving lectures on human rights and gender inequalities in universities. But this is a life I do not wish to live. I don't want to be a showcase, I want to be in a battlefield where I can stand beside the oppressed and the poor.
    — Taslima Nasrin
    Saying that Islam is in heart, is similar to giving back the exam's paper completely white and saying : knowledge is in brain.
    — Tariq Ramadan
    tags: heart  brain  giving  saying 
     
    We must master our egoism, and through this mastery, step outside ourselves and educate ourselves in giving. Fasting requires that we rediscover all that is alive around us, and reconcile ourselves with our environment.
    — Tariq Ramadan
    Rejection is good. Putting others ahead of self, giving things away. Success, money, power, fame, happiness, friends; any kind of pleasure - giving it all away, in the pyramid scheme of life, with the knowledge that everything will be returned, and being satisfied with that knowledge; not with the actual return of things, but the idea of the return of things. There is death.
    — Tao Lin
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