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Zsa Zsa GaborI never hated a man enough to give him his diamonds back.

—  Zsa Zsa Gabor, 1917-2016, Hungarian-American actress

Michel de MontaigneThere is no more expensive thing than a free gift.

—  Michel de Montaigne, 1533-1592, French thinker

Zsa Zsa GaborI don't take gifts from perfect strangers — but then, nobody is perfect.

—  Zsa Zsa Gabor, 1917-2016, Hungarian-American actress


Latin Quotes

VirgilBe afraid of the Greeks bearing gifts.

Timeo Danaos et dona ferrentes.

—  Virgil, 70-19 BC, Roman poet

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Ancient Greek

HomerJust take in peace what gifts the gods will send.

Αλλ' ό γε σιγῇ δώρα θεών έχοι, όττι διδοίεν.

—  Homer, c. 800-750 BC, II ‐ Odyssey XVIII


Proverbs

International proverbDon't look a gift horse in the mouth.

—  International proverb

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Movie Quotes

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)A kiss on the hand may be quite continental, but diamonds are a girl's best friend.

—  from the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)










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