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Quotes of bestow

  1. Love of country is like love of woman- he loves her best who seeks to bestow on her the highest good. – Felix Adler
  2. 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
  3. Friendless. Having no favors to bestow Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense. – Ambrose Bierce
  4. 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
  5. If we treated everyone we meet with the same affection we bestow upon our favorite cat, they, too, would purr. – Martin Delany
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Every time I bestow a vacant office I make a hundred discontented persons and one ingrate. – Louis XIV
  12. 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
  13. The honor I feel today being inducted into the Hall of Fame is beyond what words can describe. My thanks to the Hall of Fame committee, who saw fit to bestow this great honor upon me today. – Hank Stram

Usage examples for bestow

  1. And this was all of comfort or advice that her Ladyship could bestow – Marriage by Susan Edmonstone Ferrier
  2. A kind fortune seemed to send me Nenny in order to bestow a gift also upon the heart, the soul, the sense of beauty. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. The situation demanded calm practical reflection; he strove to bestow upon it the necessary measure of orderly thinking. – A Man and His Money by Frederic Stewart Isham
  4. You'll find me disposed to do a great deal for these children: but I wish it distinctly understood at the beginning, that whatever I may give them, I bestow as a favour. – The Garies and Their Friends by Frank J. Webb
  5. Let me see the loving pair, and bestow my blessing, on the instant!" – The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper
  6. Keep such gifts, Molly, until you can bestow them of your own free will. – Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  7. He will not break his heart, if he has one; and there are others far better fitted to please him, and to enjoy what he has to bestow than I could ever have done; and, so that Arthur says nothing about it, there is no harm done. – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  8. Though she was as loving as ever to those at home, she was able to bestow an equal amount of affection on the ladies who devoted themselves to her instruction. – Won from the Waves by W.H.G. Kingston
  9. Frederic had consented to bestow Isabella on him. – The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
  10. Bestow ever so much on them, they will still always want more; for they want nothing less than that at last- nothing more be bestowed. – The Ego and His Own by Max Stirner
  11. It seemed as if the boy had received every good gift that Nature could bestow – Knights of Art Stories of the Italian Painters by Amy Steedman
  12. There's a little chamber opening into mine, where I will bestow thee, my Lady Bride of Scotland, for so long as I may keep thee. – Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte M. Yonge
  13. It had been left for me to watch her dying moments; it was left for me to bestow on her remains the last human charity which the living can extend to the dead. – Basil by Wilkie Collins
  14. That appointment rests with the Duc, my father, who no doubt will bestow it on him whom he thinks most worthy. – Petticoat Rule by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  15. Mrs. Langworthy had no liking to bestow upon such as Judith. – Judith of Blue Lake Ranch by Jackson Gregory
  16. The proud feel pity, and relief bestow With such an image touch'd of human woe; Inquiring all, their wonder they confess, And eye the man, majestic in distress. – The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, translated by Alexander Pope
  17. It will be easy, then, for you to pardon an old man for giving you, in this fashion, the confidence he has never been able to bestow in the flesh. – The Stolen Singer by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
  18. The Lord's Supper is the pledge and token to us that we all have a share in the likeness of Christ, the true pattern of man; and that if we come and claim our share, He will surely bestow it on us. – Sermons on National Subjects by Charles Kingsley
  19. Thus this spectacle produced a pleasure, which, hollow as it may be, is one of the greatest a Court can bestow – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  20. Tell him so if you see him again, But is it not my duty to bestow as much in charity as I can?" – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton

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