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Quotations: Gratitude

Gratitude is the best attitude.
Anon

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

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

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

The reason why great men meet with so little pity or attachment in adversity, would seem to be this: the friends of a great man were made by his fortune, his enemies by himself, and revenge is a much more punctual paymaster than gratitude.
C. C. Colton

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

To the generous mind the heaviest debt is that of gratitude, when it is not in our power to repay it.
Benjamin Franklin

Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos - the trees, the clouds, everything.
Thich Nhat Hanh

For today and its blessings, I owe the world an attitude of gratitude.
Clarence E. Hodges

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

A man is very apt to complain of the ingratitude of those who have risen far above him.
Samuel Johnson

An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
Carl Jung

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

I have discovered that when we least care to admit it, we feel more confused than thankful, more caught than called, more worried than gracious. In humble moments when we can no longer gloss over the roughness of life, gratitude has a way of pushing out the real soreness of feeling cheated or inadequate to the rugged realities of the world. Gratitude seemed to be a handy response to dodge the tough things for which there are no simple or comforting answers.
Patrick J. Malone

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.
Jacques Maritain

Gratitude is the memory of the heart.
Jean Baptiste Massieu

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

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

Gratitude is the memory of the heart.
Italian Proverb

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

If you have no friends to share or rejoice in your success in life - if you cannot look back to those whom you owe gratitude, or forward to those to whom you ought to afford protection, still it is no less incumbent on you to move steadily in the path of duty; for your active excretions are due not only to society; but in humble gratitude to the Being who made you a member of it, with powers to save yourself and others.
Walter Scott

Blow, blow, thou winter wind Thou art not so unkind, As man's ingratitude.
William Shakespeare

I hate ingratitude more in a man than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness, or any taint of vice whose strong corruption inhabits our frail blood.
William Shakespeare

Be thankful. Cultivate an attitude of gratitude. Thankfulness is much more dependent on attitude than circumstance. When you feel the lack of what you don't have, thank God for what you do have! At any time, there is more going right in the life of a committed Christian than there is going wrong. It's just that the wrong makes a lot more noise than the right.
Jim Stephens

Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone.
Gladys Bronwyn Stern

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

Gratitude is our most direct line to God and the angels. If we take the time, no matter how crazy and troubled we feel, we can find something to be thankful for.
Terry Lynn Taylor

...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

We cannot look at the child who has been raped and offer the theological maxim that God will draw something good from out of this. We cannot think of the children consumed by the fires of Auschwitz and Hiroshima and manufacture some easy gratitude. Gratitude does not take away the horrors of violence.
Ellen Vaughn

Whatever we are waiting for -- peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance -- it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart. Gratitude arises in that in-between space where the inner and outer worlds meet and touch and encompass each other. Authentic spirituality, genuine politics, and good economics arise from a spirit of radical gratitude.
Ellen Vaughn

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
Denis Waitley

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

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