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Quotations about Gratitude


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Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality. ~Alfred Painter


God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?" ~William A. Ward


The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving. ~H.U. Westermayer


Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone. ~G.B. Stern


If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice. ~Meister Eckhart


There is no such thing as gratitude unexpressed. If it is unexpressed, it is plain, old-fashioned ingratitude. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


Gratitude is the memory of the heart. ~Jean Baptiste Massieu, translated from French


When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs? ~G.K. Chesterton


The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you. ~John E. Southard


Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture. ~Kak Sri


If you have lived, take thankfully the past. ~John Dryden


As each day comes to us refreshed and anew, so does my gratitude renew itself daily. The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a blessed world. ~Terri Guillemets


I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~G.K. Chesterton


You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink. ~G.K. Chesterton


For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson


If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get. ~Frank A. Clark


The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings! ~Henry Ward Beecher


Grace isn't a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It's a way to live. ~Attributed to Jacqueline Winspear


Praise the bridge that carried you over. ~George Colman


If you count all your assets, you always show a profit. ~Robert Quillen


He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. ~Epictetus


What a miserable thing life is: you're living in clover, only the clover isn't good enough. ~Bertolt Brecht, Jungle of Cities, 1924


Gratitude is the best attitude. ~Author Unknown


Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. ~W.T. Purkiser


We thank Thee, O Father of all, for... all the soul-help that sad souls understand. ~Will Carleton


We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. ~Thornton Wilder


 
 
Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give. ~Edwin Arlington Robinson


Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all. ~William Faulkner


The struggle ends when the gratitude begins. ~Neale Donald Walsch


If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily. ~Gerald Good


Gratitude is the least of the virtues, but ingratitude is the worst of vices. ~Thomas Fuller


Gratitude is an opener of locked-up blessings. ~Marianne Williamson


There is not a more pleasing exercise of the mind than gratitude. It is accompanied with such an inward satisfaction that the duty is sufficiently rewarded by the performance. ~Joseph Addison


Gratitude is the music of the heart, when its chords are swept by the breeze of kindness. ~Author Unknown


Whatever be the depth of woe
Along the path that I must go,
I'll sing my song—
My song of joy for all the love
That's lavished on us from above,
And count no loss of treasure-trove
When things go wrong.
I'll sing the sunlight, and the bright
Soft smiling stars that gem the night;
For gifts of good
That God hath spread along my way,
The lilt of birds in tuneful play,
The harvests full and flowers gay,
The whole day long
I'll sing my song
Of gratitude!
~John Kendrick Bangs (1862-1922), "My Song" (October Twenty-sixth), The Cheery Way: A Bit of Verse For Every Day, 1920


Fresh clean sheets are one of life's small joys. ~Animal Crossing: Wild World (Nintendo video game) written by Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka, and Toshihiro Kawabata


You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance. ~Khalil Gibran


Wherever I have knocked, a door has opened. Wherever I have wandered, a path has appeared. ~Alice Walker, In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens (Acknowledgments)


I feel a very unusual sensation — if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude. ~Benjamin Disraeli


There is no greater difference between men than between grateful and ungrateful people. ~R.H. Blyth


Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart. ~Henry Clay


The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it. ~Michael Josephson, whatwillmatter.com


My socks may not match, but my feet are always warm. ~Maureen McCullough


Who does not thank for little will not thank for much. ~Estonian Proverb


Whatever Juice this sky will pour
     this gaping parched old throat will drain;
What time the Harper harps I'll dance:
     'tis He, not I, who shall complain.
Meal may be scarce and cakes be burnt,
     yet I weep not nor even scold:
The sun is food enough for me,
     't is large, and has not yet grown cold.
~Frederic Ridgely Torrence, The House of a Hundred Lights: A Psalm of Experience After Reading a Couplet of Bidpai, 1899


All that we behold is full of blessings. ~William Wordsworth


Thou hast given so much to me,
Give one thing more, — a grateful heart;
Not thankful when it pleaseth me,
As if Thy blessings had spare days,
But such a heart whose pulse may be Thy praise.
~George Herbert


The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. ~Eric Hoffer, Reflections On The Human Condition


Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. ~Henry Ward Beecher


When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep? ~George Canning


As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy


We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. ~Cynthia Ozick


Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things. ~Horace


The grateful person, being still the most severe exacter of himself, not only confesses, but proclaims, his debts. ~Robert South


Do not take anything for granted — not one smile or one person or one rainbow or one breath, or one night in your cozy bed. ~Terri Guillemets


Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors. ~François de La Rochefoucauld


Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted. ~Aldous Huxley


Fearing to lose what you have is not the same as appreciation. You have to take a step beyond that. ~Terri Guillemets


When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them. ~Chinese Proverb


Thanks are justly due for boons unbought. ~Ovid


Open your presents at Christmastime but be thankful year round for the gifts you receive. ~Terri Guillemets


In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican. ~H.L. Mencken


Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. ~William Arthur Ward


With arms outstretched I thank.
With heart beating gratefully I love.
With body in health I jump for joy.
With spirit full I live.
~Terri Guillemets


Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel. ~Author Unknown



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