If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
François de la Rochefoucauld
Thanks are justly due for boons unbought.
There is no greater difference between men than between grateful and ungrateful people.
There is only one thing that can form a bond between men, and that is gratitude… we cannot give someone else greater power over us than we have ourselves.
Charles de Secondat
Gratitude is not only the memory but the homage of the heart rendered to God for his goodness.
Nathaniel Parker Willis
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
Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.
Joseph Wood Krutch
O Lord, who lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.
Ingratitude is treason to mankind.
To the grateful man give more than he asks.
Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic.
John Henry Jowett
Gratitude isn’t a burdening emotion.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive. Find a way to be thankful for your troubles and they can become your blessings.
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 you count all your assets, you always show a profit.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Maybe the only thing worse than having to give gratitude constantly is having to accept it.
I have had friends who have acted kindly towards me, and it has been my good fortune to have it in my power to give them substantial proofs of my gratitude.
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.
Hazrat Inayat Khan
Be thankful for your mistakes They will teach you valuable lessons
I remember those happy days and often wish I could speak into the ears of the dead the gratitude which was due to them in life and so ill-returned.
When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?
One can never pay in gratitude: one can only pay ‘in kind’ somewhere else in life.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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. The more we seek gratitude, the more reason the angels will give us for gratitude and joy to exist in our lives.
Terry Lynn Taylor
I am full of gratitude for my life – and for this house.
Living in the moment brings you a sense of reverence for all of life’s blessings.
Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude.
Henry Ward Beecher
A great many men’s gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more valuable kindnesses hereafter.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.
Find the good — and praise it.
Love wholeheartedly, be surprised, give thanks and praise–then you will discover the fullness of your life.
Brother David Steindl-Rast
Whenever we have thanked these men and women for what they have done for us, without exception they have expressed gratitude for having the chance to help – because they grew as they served.
Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live.
Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.
Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.
What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.
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.
When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
G. K. Chesterton
A kindly gesture bestowed by us on an animal arouses prodigies of understanding and gratitude.
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion. Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception. Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude. Every virtue divorced from thankfulness is maimed and limps along the spiritual road.
John Henry Jowett
We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics.
Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.
Leroy Satchel Paige
On the recollection of so many and great favours and blessings, I now, with a high sense of gratitude, presume to offer up my sincere thanks to the Almighty, the Creator and Preserver.
I am most thankful to Almighty Providence for mercies received, and determined still to press the case into public notice as a token of gratitude.
If you concentrate on finding whatever 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
Take full account of what excellencies which you possess, and in gratitude remember how you would hanker after them, if you had them not.
Marcus Aurelius Antonius
Gratitude is a burden upon our imperfect nature, and we are but too willing to ease ourselves of it, or at least to lighten it as much as we can.
No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.
Alfred North Whitehead
When something does not insist on being noticed, when we aren’t grabbed by the collar or struck on the skull by a presence or an event, we take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.
True thanksgiving means that we need to thank God for what He has done for us, and not to tell Him what we have done for Him.
George R. Hendrick
Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.
We should, all of us, be filled with gratitude and humility for our present progress and prosperity. We should be filled with awe and joy at what lies over the horizon. And we should be filled with absolute determination to make the most of it.
I thank God for my handicaps for, through them, I have found myself, my work, and my God.
Conservatism makes no poetry, breathes no prayer, has no invention; it is all memory. Reform has no gratitude, no prudence, no husbandry.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet.
A thankful person is thankful under all circumstances. A complaining soul complains even if he lives in paradise.