Quotations The Best Quotes About Gratitude  

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Whatever I am offered in devotion with a pure heart -- a leaf, a flower, fruit, or water -- I accept with joy.

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Gratitude helps you to grow and expands; gratitude brings you and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you. Eileen Caddy

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

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Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude. Henry Ward Beecher

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A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves. Henry Ward Beecher

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In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors. François de La Rochefoucauld

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This race is never grateful: from the first, One fills their cup at supper with pure wine, Which back they give at cross-time on a sponge, In bitter vinegar. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

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

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Unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. -- Matthew

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Just because you like my stuff doesn't mean I owe you anything. Bob Dylan

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It is not possible to eat me without insisting that I sing praises of my devourer? Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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Many times a day I realize how much my own life is built on the labors of my fellowmen, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received. Albert Einstein

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Gratitude is a twofold love -- love coming to visit us, and love running out to greet a welcome guest. Henry van Dyke

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Deficiency motivation doesn't work. It will lead to a life-long pursuit of try to fix me. Learn to appreciate what you have and where and who you are. Wayne Dyer

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Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. Epicurus

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Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one. Baltasar Gracián y Morales

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One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay in kind somewhere else in life. Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse. Henry van Dyke

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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

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He that has satisfied his thirst turns his back on the well. Baltasar Gracián y Morales

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

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Gratitude is one of those things that cannot be bought. It must be born with men, or else all the obligations in the world will not create it.

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When befriended, remember it; when you befriend, forget it. Benjamin Franklin

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Our favorite attitude should be gratitude Zig Ziglar

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Gratitude -- the meanest and most sniveling attribute in the world. Dorothy Parker

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Eaten bread is soon forgotten. Thomas Fuller

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See how many are better off than you are, but consider how many are worse. Seneca the Younger

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Gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions, especially when it is deep. Felix Frankfurter

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Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed: our love to others, and others love to us. Thomas Traherne

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It is another's fault if he be ungrateful, but it is mine if I do not give. To find one thankful man, I will oblige a great many that are not so. Seneca the Younger

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Maybe the only thing worse than having to give gratitude constantly is having to accept it. William Faulkner

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We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them. François de La Rochefoucauld

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Stop grieving. Start giving thanks to me. You live to fight on other days. Janet Morris

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Gratitude is the heart's memory.

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One ungrateful person, does an injury to all needy people. Publilius Syrus

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Gratitude is the doorman's payment.

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There is as much greatness of mind in acknowledging a good turn, as in doing it. Seneca the Younger

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The public have neither shame or gratitude. William Hazlitt

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“X. The thorn is a bridge spanning the muddy depths of agony and sorrow so that one may on the other side dance to the drums of the rose of joy.” Aberjhani

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"As goes love so goes life." Aberjhani

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He receives comfort like cold porridge. William Shakespeare

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

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Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do that day, which must be done, whether you like it or not. James Russell Lowell

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Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones -- with ingratitude. Benjamin Franklin

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

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Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive. Edward Gibbon

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There are minds so impatient of inferiority that their gratitude is a species of revenge, and they return benefits, not because recompense is a pleasure, but because obligation is a pain. Samuel Johnson