Quotations on Gratitude

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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.
- Melody Beattie
(Keywords: Home, Life, Gratitude, Friend, Acceptance, Chaos, Clarity, Confusion, Denial, Order)

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
- Melody Beattie
(Keywords: Peace, Gratitude, Vision, Past, Sense, Today, Tomorrow)

When service members are discharged, we should express our gratitude for their profound personal sacrifice, not hand them a bill for their hospital food.
- Barbara Boxer
(Keywords: Food, Sacrifice, Gratitude, Service)

America's fighting men and women sacrifice much to ensure that our great nation stays free. We owe a debt of gratitude to the soldiers that have paid the ultimate price for this cause, as well as for those who are blessed enough to return from the battlefield unscathed.
- Allen Boyd
(Keywords: Men, Women, Sacrifice, Gratitude, America, Cause, Debt, Fighting, Nation, Soldiers)

It was critical to finding a way out. I had assumed young women knew the history of feminism and must have felt gratitude to the movement for the opportunities that the work we have done has afforded them.
- Betty Buckley
(Keywords: History, Women, Work, Gratitude, Feminism)

One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Keywords: Friendship, Gratitude, Error, Fault, Listening)

The young patriots now returning from war in Iraq and Afghanistan and other deployments worldwide are joining the ranks of veterans to whom America owes an immense debt of gratitude.
- Steve Buyer
(Keywords: War, Gratitude, Afghanistan, America, Debt, Iraq, Now, Veterans)

Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.
- Eileen Caddy
(Keywords: Life, Gratitude, Joy, Laughter)

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.
- Giacomo Casanova
(Keywords: Power, Gratitude, Fortune, Friends)

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Keywords: Happiness, Gratitude, Thought, Wonder)

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.
- Clayton Christensen
(Keywords: Men, Women, Gratitude, Chance, Help)

I extend my deepest gratitude to our Armed Forces and first responders serving both at home and abroad in the war against terrorism.
- John Doolittle
(Keywords: Home, War, Gratitude, First, Terrorism)

In the New Testament, religion is grace and ethics is gratitude.
- Thomas Erskine
(Keywords: Religion, Gratitude, Ethics, Grace, New testament)

I feel, as never before, how justly, from the dawn of history to the present time, men have paid the homage of their gratitude and admiration to the memory of those who nobly sacrifice their lives, that their fellow-men may live in safety and in honor.
- Edward Everett
(Keywords: History, Men, Time, Sacrifice, Gratitude, Admiration, Dawn, Honor, May, Memory, Present, Safety)

The debt of gratitude we owe our mother and father goes forward, not backward. What we owe our parents is the bill presented to us by our children.
- Nancy Friday
(Keywords: Mother, Father, Gratitude, Children, Debt, Parents)

Gratitude is one of those things that cannot be bought. It must be born with men, or else all the obligations in the world will not create it.
- Edward F. Halifax
(Keywords: Men, Gratitude, Will, World)

If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.
- James Herriot
(Keywords: Love, Gratitude, Soul, Animals, Being, Loyalty)

Everything we do should be a result of our gratitude for what God has done for us.
- Lauryn Hill
(Keywords: God, Gratitude, Result)

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.
- Bobby Hull
(Keywords: Time, Gratitude, Management, Debt, Fans)

If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got through with it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Keywords: Technology, Gratitude, Future, Generations, Miracles, Sorrow, World)

I owe a debt of gratitude to two other living Justices. Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg paved the way for me and so many other women in my generation. Their pioneering lives have created boundless possibilities for women in the law. I thank them for their inspiration and also for the personal kindnesses they have shown me.
- Elena Kagan
(Keywords: Women, Gratitude, Inspiration, Day, Debt, Law, Living, Possibilities)

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
(Keywords: Beauty, Work, Gratitude, Life, Character, Personality)

These are hallowed moments, when every American has reason to express his gratitude to Almighty God that it has been our good fortune to witness the light of this auspicious morn.
- Nelson A. Miles
(Keywords: God, Gratitude, American, Fortune, Light, Moments, Reason)

A Christian people who have for two hundred years kept a race in bondage, deprived of the advantages of civilization and religion, owe them a debt of gratitude which it would seem ungenerous to withhold.
- Nelson A. Miles
(Keywords: Religion, Gratitude, People, Civilization, Christian, Debt, Race, Years)

The willingness of America's veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.
- Jeff Miller
(Keywords: Sacrifice, Gratitude, America, Country, Veterans)

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.
- John Milton
(Keywords: Change, Experience, Life, Gratitude, Moments, World)

The dedication of the United States Air Force, Special Forces, and others involved in the mission to tracking down terrorists can not be matched. We express our gratitude to these men and women who defend the freedom America represents.
- Tim Murphy
(Keywords: Men, Women, Gratitude, America, Dedication, Force, Freedom, Mission, states, United)

As we continue to fight the war on terror, we express our gratitude to our troops whose valor over the last three years provided freedom to the Iraqis, while protecting our liberty here at home.
- Tim Murphy
(Keywords: Home, War, Gratitude, Fight, Freedom, Liberty, Terror, Troops, Valor, Years)

All Americans and freedom-loving people around the world owe President Reagan our deepest gratitude for his strong, principled leadership that ended the Cold War and brought freedom to millions of people.
- Jim Ramstad
(Keywords: Leadership, War, Gratitude, People, Americans, Freedom, President, World)

Today we bury his remains in the earth as a seed of immortality. Our hearts are full of sadness, yet at the same time of joyful hope and profound gratitude.
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Keywords: Time, Gratitude, Hope, Earth, Immortality, Sadness, Today)

A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more valuable kindnesses hereafter.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Keywords: Men, Gratitude, Desire, Nothing)

Charity never humiliated him who profited from it, nor ever bound him by the chains of gratitude, since it was not to him but to God that the gift was made.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(Keywords: God, Gratitude, Charity)

The one hit song that I have tremendous gratitude for is Boots, because it has a life of its own. It's like being identified with a brand name.
- Nancy Sinatra
(Keywords: Life, Gratitude, Being, Name, Song)

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.
- Philip Stanhope
(Keywords: Nature, Gratitude, Burden)

I think, with never-ending gratitude, that the young women of today do not and can never know at what price their right to free speech and to speak at all in public has been earned.
- Lucy Stone
(Keywords: Women, Gratitude, Free speech, Public, Right, Today)

When someone saves your life and gives you life, there's gratitude, humility; there's a time you've been so blessed you realize you've been given another chance at life that maybe you did or didn't deserve.
- Pat Summerall
(Keywords: Life, Time, Gratitude, Chance, Humility)

God is always coming to you in the Sacrament of the Present Moment. Meet and receive Him there with gratitude in that sacrament.
- Evelyn Underhill
(Keywords: God, Gratitude, Present)

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
- Denis Waitley
(Keywords: Experience, Happiness, Love, Gratitude, Grace, Living, Spiritual)

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
(Keywords: Success, Gratitude, Help)

Gratitude is not only the memory but the homage of the heart rendered to God for his goodness.
- Nathaniel Parker Willis
(Keywords: God, Gratitude, Heart, Goodness, Memory)









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