Gratitude quotes page 2
Do you count your years with gratitude?
Do not indulge in dreams of having what you have not, but reckon up the chief of the
blessings you do possess, and then thankfully remember how you would crave for them if
they were not yours.
If we want to find happiness, let's stop thinking about gratitude or ingratitude and give for
the inner joy of giving.
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you
don't have, you will never, ever have enough.
Exceptional gratitude refers to acts of thankfulness unprompted by someone else's tragedy,
pain, or misfortune. Exceptional gratitude doesn't require something to be missing before it's
Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look
C. S. Lewis
Today in my travels around the world, I often see incredible suffering that makes me grateful
for what I have and less inclined to focus on what I may lack.
An ungrateful person loses his way.
Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be
the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.
The gratitude that bees receive is the smoke that people use to expel them and get at their
African proverb, Sawhili
He who does not reflect his life back to God in gratitude does not know himself.
We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how
we took them along on all our picnics.
The generous can forget that they have given; but the grateful can never forget that they
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say thank you?
William Arthur Ward
The first thing to do is concentrate on the abundance you do have. Make it solid and real
by acknowledging it. It's easy to overlook the many things we are granted - oxygen, the
blood rushing through our veins, the food we eat; the people we know, the love we have for
our friends and family, the companionship of animals and nature; the warmth of the sun; the
sustenance of water, the air, and the earth. All these things are around us; they're our
"temple," so to speak. We have to be grateful for what we have.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to
utter words, but to live by them.
John F. Kennedy
True generosity means accepting ingratitude.
I still miss those I loved who are no longer with me but I find I am grateful for having loved
them. The gratitude has finally conquered the loss.
Rita Mae Brown
To the generous mind the heaviest debt is that of gratitude, when it is not in our power to
Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one.
The loss of something is three to four times more painful than the joy of gaining the same
thing. It's an unfortunate mechanism that has kept our species alive and thriving but also
keeps many of us in a constant state of irritation and stress... Gratitude is the skill of
happiness. It's the cure for an emotional vampire. And it is indeed a skill. It requires practice
and effort and habit.
Swift gratitude is the sweetest.
A man who is ungrateful is sometimes less to blame for it than his benefactor.
Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld
When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.
Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos - the trees, the
Thich Nhat Hanh
A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.
Henry Ward Beecher
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
William Arthur Ward
Blow, blow, thou winter wind! Thou art not so unkind as Man's ingratitude.
William Shakespeare, As You Like It
When Asking For Help, Appeal To People's Self-Interest, Never To Their Mercy Or Gratitude
If you need to turn to an ally for help, do not bother to remind him of your past assistance
and good deeds. He will find a way to ignore you. Instead, uncover something in your
request, or in your alliance with him, that will benefit him, and emphasize it out of all
proportion. He will respond enthusiastically when he sees something to be gained for himself.
Gratitude is the least of virtues; ingratitude is the worst of vices.