Ecclesiasticus 18:15-18 ( The New Jerusalem Bible)
My child, do not temper your favours with blame
nor any of your gifts with words that hurt.
Does not dew relieve the heat? In the same way
A word is worth more than a gift.
Why surely, a word is better than a good present,
but a generous person is ready with both.
A fool will offer nothing but insult, and a grudging
gift makes the eyes smart.