Gratitude Quotes

Gratitude is a fickle thing, indeed. A person taking aim presses the weapon to his chest and cheek, but when he hits, he discards it with indi...

By Franz Grillparzer
...gratitude is a debt which usually goes on accumulating like blackmail; the more you pay, the more is exacted. In time, you are made to realize that the kindness done you is become a curse and you wish it had not happened.

By Mark Twain
Be thankful. Cultivate an attitude of gratitude. Thankfulness is much more dependent on attitude than circumstance. When you feel the lack of what you don't have, thank God for what you do have! At any time, there is more going right in the life of a committed Christian than there is going wrong. It's just that the wrong makes a lot more noise than the right.

By Jim Stephens
Can you see the holiness in those things you take for granted--a paved road or a washing machine? If you concentrate on finding what is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.

By Rabbi Harold Kushner
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.

By Wayne Dyer
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.

By Epicurus
Do you realize what this means? The fact of being alive... I still find it staggering that I am here at all.

By Christopher Leach
Every professional athlete owes a debt of gratitude to the fans and management, and pays an installment every time he plays. He should never miss a payment.

By Bobby Hull
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.

By Northrup Christiane
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.

By Terry Lynn Taylor
Gratitude is the heart's memory.

By Proverb
Gratitude: An imaginary emotion that rewards an imaginary behavior, altruism. Both imaginaries are false faces for selfishness, which is a real and honest emotion.

By Robert A. Heinlein
He receives comfort like cold porridge.

By William Shakespeare
I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet.

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

By William Shakespeare
I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has no bottom.

By Anon.
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.

By Frank A. Clark
Ingratitude is treason to mankind.

By James Thomson
Remember God's bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!

By Henry Ward Beecher
Some people grumble because roses have thorns; I am thankful that the thorns have roses.

By Alphonse Karr
Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue.

By William John Bennett
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.

By James Russell Lowell
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 for them, but because obligation is a pain.

By Samuel Johnson
To remind a man of the good turns you have done him is very much like a reproach.

By Demosthenes
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. -

By George R. Hendrick
We count our miseries carefully, and accept our blessings without much thought.

By Chinese Proverb
We think that we suffer from ingratitude, while in reality we suffer from self-love.

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

By Bhagavad Gita
It is not possible to eat me without insisting that I sing praises of my devourer?

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Just because you like my stuff doesn't mean I owe you anything.

By Bob Dylan
Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed: our love to others, and others love to us.

By Thomas Traherne
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.

By Albert Einstein
Nothing more detestable does the earth produce than an ungrateful man.

By Decimus Magnus Ausonius
One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay in kind somewhere else in life.

By Anne Morrow Lindbergh
One ungrateful man does an injury to all who stand in need of aid.

By Publilius Syrus
Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some

By Charles Dickens
Gratitude is a sickness suffered by dogs.

By Joseph Stalin
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

By John F. Kennedy
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.

By Cicero
For today and its blessings, I owe the world an attitude of gratitude.

By Clarence E. Hodges
I think the international outpouring of gratitude for the work Tom was doing is a wonderful thing.

By Lisa Schirch
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.

By Mark Twain
Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude.

By Henry Ward Beecher
One ungrateful person, does an injury to all needy people.

By Publilius Syrus
See how many are better off than you are, but consider how many are worse.

By Anonymous
Revenge is a much more punctual paymaster than gratitude

By Anonymous
I didn't have any idea what I was gonna say...couldn't come up with the correct words... enough gratitude... enough to tell the Shelbys how I felt.

By Pat Summerall
Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.

By Henry Ward Beecher
Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.

By Henry Dyke
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

By Melody Beattie
Don't overload Gratitude; if you do, she'll kick.

By Anonymous
Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend... when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present -- love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure -- the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth.

By Sarah Ban Breathnach
When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.

By Anonymous
We wanted to do something to show our gratitude. We will never forget what Sergeant Jordan did for us.

By Bobby Jones
We did the triple, but in all honesty, I suppose we're supposed to display some gratitude. We are grateful because, you know, voted for by the people and all that, we're very happy about that but who else was going to be the best British band at the moment, you know?

By Alex Turner
A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.

By Henry Ward Beecher
The best thing to do with the best things in life is to give them up.

By Dorothy Day
if a hand has the gift to give, then happiness counts.

By yahaya_chadi
the strongest love in this world is with mothers

By yahaya_chadi
Brightened His universe in completing His dream, Madiba Mandela the Mandala - Kofi Asokwa-Nkansah

By Kofi_Asokwa-Nkansah
... having so much of a thing in something equals satisfaction - Kofi Asokwa-Nkansah

By Kofi_Asokwa-Nkansah
We don't always get what we want because we don't always need what we want.

By EnigmatikPoet
Love the Nature as thou love thyself.

By AmolKumar
I am always very thankful of my opponents. First, because, they make me famous and second, they also make me the vigilant without any penny. It is an incredible free service.

By abu
You may dream, but do not think the result will always be in your favour in any game. Stop shouting, and respect the both winner and loser of all professions, it is the real victory.

By abu
I have more honour for a prostitute, who does not hide from the view her profession than a woman, who stays in the filth, but pretends as the noble and the good character.

By abu
Express your gratitude every day that you can walk, talk, hear, listen, learn, love. God is listening.

By SophieMaMa