Gratitude

 

G.B. Stern

“Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone.”
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George Colman
“Praise the bridge that carried you over.”
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Author Unknown
“Gratitude is the best attitude.”
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John Dryden
“If you have lived, take thankfully the past.”
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John Wells
"The spirit of gratitude always bring happiness."
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Author Unknown
“Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.”
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Joseph Wood Krutch
“Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.”
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Aesop
“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.”
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Author Unknown
“Most of us are not grateful for things until we lose them.”
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Robeert Quillen
“If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.”
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Kak Sri
“Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture.”
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William Romaine
"Gratitude to God makes even a temporal blessing a taste of heaven."
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Ausonius
“Nothing more detestable does the earth produce than an ungrateful man."
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Roberto Benigni
“It's a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation.”
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Cynthia Ozick
“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” 
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Eric Hoffer
“The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.”
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Author Unknown
“No matter how blessed you are you are not happy until you realize it.”
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Fyodor Dostovevsky
“Man only likes to count his troubles, but he does not count his joys."
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William James
“The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.”
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Ezra Taft Benson
"We should confess His hand in all things.  Ingratitude is one of our great sins."
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Cicero
“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”
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Lauryn Hill
“Everything we do should be a result of our gratitude for what God has done for us.”
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Aldous Huxley
“Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.”
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William Arthur Ward
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”
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1 Thessalonians 5:18
“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
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John E. Southard
“The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.”
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Bertolt Brecht
“What a miserable thing life is:  you're living in clover, only the clover isn't good enough.”
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Gerald Good
“If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness.  It will change your life mightily.”
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Benjamin Disraeli
“I feel a very unusual sensation - if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.”
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R. H. Blyth
“There is no greater difference between men than between grateful and ungrateful people.”
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Goethe
"Go to foreign countries and you will get to know the good things one possesses at home."
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Meister Eckhart
“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice.”
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Izaak Walton
"God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart."
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Author Unknown
“I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet.”
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William Arthur Ward
“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?”
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H.U. Westermayer
“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.”
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Hosea Ballou
"If gratitude is due from children to their earthly parents, how much more is the gratitude of the great family of men due to our Father in Heaven?"
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Dale Carnegie
"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain, and most fools do.  But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving."
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Thoreau
“Some would find fault with the morning, if they ever got up early enough.. The fault find faults even in Paradise.
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Marion G. Romney
“It is perfectly evident...that to thank the Lord in all things is not merely a courtesy, it is a commandment as binding upon us as any other commandment
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Robert Brault
“There is no such thing as gratitude unexpressed.  If it is unexpressed, it is plain, old-fashioned ingratitude.”
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Frank A. Clark
“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.”
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2 Timothy 3:2
“For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy."
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Epictetus
“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.”
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W. T. Purkiser
“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.”
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Thornton Wilder
“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”
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W. Eugene Hansen
"It has been said that the sin of ingratitude is more serious than the sin of revenge.  With revenge, we return evil for evil, but with ingratitude, we return evil for good."
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Eileen Caddy
“Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.”
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Christiane Northrup
"Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life."
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John Fitzgerald Kennedy
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
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Hazrat Inayat Khan
“A person however learned and qualified in his life's work in whom gratitude is absent, is devoid of that beauty of character which makes personality fragrant.”
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Philip Schaff
“Christ himself wrote nothing, but furnished endless material for books and songs of gratitude and praise.”
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Lorenzo Snow
"If a person wants to enjoy the Spirit of the Lord...always cultivate a spirit of gratitude. It is the duty of every Latter-day Saint to cultivate a spirit of gratitude."
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Denis Waitley
“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”
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Alfred North Whitehead
“No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.”
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N. Eldon Tanner
“As we express our appreciation of our many blessings, we become more conscious of what the Lord has done for us, and thereby we become more appreciative
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Author Unknown
“Expressing gratitude on a regular basis, whether to friends and family or to the Lord, can bring a joy into our lives that will make each day a happily anticipated experience.”

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Henry Ward Beecher
“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!”
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Terri Guillemets
“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.”
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Joseph Addison
“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.”
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Brian Tracy
"Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation."
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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.”
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George Lillo
"When thankfulness overflows the swelling heart and breathes in free and uncorrupted praise for benefits received, propitious Heaven takes such acknowledgment as fragrant incense, and doubles all its blessing."
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Lorenzo Snow
“If a person wants to enjoy the Spirit of the Lord, let him, when something of a very disagreeable nature comes along, think how worse the circumstance might be, or think of something worse that he has experienced in the past. Always cultivate a spirit of gratitude. It is actually the duty of every Latter-day Saint to cultivate a spirit of gratitude.”
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Albert Schweizer
“To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kind that will stand behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.”
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Spencer W. Kimball
“Too often we take blessings for granted, like the sun, the air, health, and opportunity. Or we accept favors, honors, and privileges day after day as did the lepers their newfound health, without a word of thanks. We would thank the person who gives us a seat in the bus, the person who offers a ride, the friend who picks up the check after dinner, the person who does the baby-sitting, or the boy who cuts our lawn, but do we express gratitude to Him who gives us all?
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