Selected Quotes about Gratitude

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

Remember God's bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude! -- Henry Ward Beecher

It's a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation. -- Roberto Benigni

In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich. -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

There but for the grace of God go [I]. -- John Bradford

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful. -- Buddha

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful. -- Buddha

Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. -- G. K. Chesterton

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. -- Sir Winston Churchill

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. -- Cicero

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. -- Cicero

Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary. -- Margaret Cousins

The best thing to do with the best things in life is to give them up. -- Dorothy Day

Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some -- Charles Dickens

Conservatism is more candid to behold another's worth; reform more disposed to maintain and increase its own -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the New Testament, religion is grace and ethics is gratitude. -- Thomas Erskine

Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive. -- Edward Gibbon

Gratitude is born in hearts that take time to count up past mercies. -- Charles E. Jefferson

Some people grumble because roses have thorns; I am thankful that the thorns have roses. -- Alphonse Karr

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

Can you see the holiness in those things you take for granted--a paved road or a washing machine? If you concentrate on finding what is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul. -- Rabbi Harold Kushner

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy. -- Jacques Maritain

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy. -- Jacques Maritain

I'm grateful for the opportunity to live on this beautiful and astonishing planet Earth. In the morning, I wake up with a sense of gratitude. -- Earl Nightingale

[D]on't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines. -- Leroy [Satchel] Paige

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

We count our miseries carefully, and accept our blessings without much thought. -- Chinese Proverb

Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors. -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. / Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. -- Albert Schweitzer

Power takes as ingratitude the writhing of its victims. -- Rabindranath Tagore

...gratitude is a debt which usually goes on accumulating like blackmail; the more you pay, the more is exacted. In time, you are made to realize that the kindness done you is become a curse and you wish it had not happened. -- Mark Twain

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. -- Mark Twain

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

No longer forward nor behind I look in hope or fear; But, grateful, take the good I find, The best of now and here. -- John Greenleaf Whittier

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate. -- Thornton Wilder

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