Let us be kinder to one another.
~ Aldous Huxley, on his deathbed ~
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought,
and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
~ Gilbert Keith Chesterton ~
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 ~
There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.
~ Ralph H. Blum ~
I think I learned
to appreciate and treasure each day,
because you don't know
how many you're going to be given.
~ US Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor ~
When I started counting my blessings,
my whole life turned around.
~ Willie Nelson ~
If you haven’t all the things you want,
be grateful for the things you don’t have
that you wouldn’t want.
~ Unknown ~
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy;
they are the charming gardeners
who make our souls blossom.
~ Marcel Proust ~
Some people are always grumbling
because roses have thorns;
I am thankful
that thorns have roses.
~ Alphonse Karr ~
Gratitude is something of which
none of us can give too much.
For on the smiles, the thanks we give,
our little gestures of appreciation,
our neighbors build their philosophy of life.
~ A.J. Cronin ~
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
~ Aesop ~
You won't be happy with more
until you're happy with what you've got.
~ Viki King ~
We should all be thankful for
those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
~ Albert Schweitzer ~
One can never pay in gratitude;
one can only pay "in kind" somewhere else in life . . .
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh "North to the Orient" ~
Blessed are those that can give without remembering
and receive without forgetting.
~ Unknown ~
Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.
~ Jacques Maritain ~
People who live the most fulfilling lives
are the ones who are always rejoicing at what they have.
~ Richard Carlson, PhD, "Shortcut Through Therapy" ~
No one is useless in this world
who lightens the burden of another.
~ Charles Dickens ~
Duty, then is the sublimest word in our language.
Do your duty in all things.
You cannot do more; you should never wish to do less.
~ Robert E. Lee ~
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.
~ The Buddha ~
Thanksgiving comes to us out of the prehistoric dimness,
universal to all ages and all faiths.
At whatever straws we must grasp,
there is always a time for gratitude and new beginnings.
~ J. Robert Moskin ~
Things turn out best for people who make the best
of the way things turn out.
~ John Wooden ~
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 ~
in the essay "God's Fingerprints on the Soul",
Source: Handbook for the Soul
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 ~
You cannot do a kindness too soon
because you never know how soon it will be too late.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~