Quotations on Gratitude

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Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Gratitude, Beginning, Completion, May, Thankfulness, Words)

We must always remember with gratitude and admiration the first sailors who steered their vessels through storms and mists, and increased our knowledge of the lands of ice in the South.
- Roald Amundsen
(Keywords: Gratitude, Knowledge, Admiration, First, Storms)

I am of the African race, and in the colour which is natural to them of the deepest dye; and it is under a sense of the most profound gratitude to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe.
- Benjamin Banneker
(Keywords: Gratitude, African, Race, Sense, Universe)

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.
- William Banting
(Keywords: Gratitude, Press, Providence, Public)

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.
- Karl Barth
(Keywords: Gratitude, Joy)

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.
- William Bartram
(Keywords: Gratitude, Blessings, Now, Sense)

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)

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Gratitude, Soul)

Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Gratitude, Ingratitude)

A man's indebtedness is not virtue; his repayment is. Virtue begins when he dedicates himself actively to the job of gratitude.
- Ruth Benedict
(Keywords: Gratitude, Virtue, Job, Man)

It's a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation.
- Roberto Benigni
(Keywords: Gratitude, Mediocrity, Moderation)

Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(Keywords: Gratitude, Joy, Memory)

We players understand we have the best lives in the world. We owe a debt of gratitude to all our fans, everyone who supports us.
- Bruce Bowen
(Keywords: Gratitude, Debt, Fans, World)

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)

Gratitude is a burden, and every burden is made to be shaken off.
- Denis Diderot
(Keywords: Gratitude, Burden)

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)

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
- Henry Van Dyke
(Keywords: Gratitude, Feeling, Kindness, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving)

All Americans owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. King for his bravery and commitment to civil rights and nonviolence that changed this nation - and world - for the better.
- Eliot Engel
(Keywords: Gratitude, Americans, Bravery, Civil rights, Commitment, Debt, Nation, Nonviolence, World)

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)

Gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions, especially when it is deep.
- Felix Frankfurter
(Keywords: Gratitude, Deep, Emotions)

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)

Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive.
- Edward Gibbon
(Keywords: Gratitude, Revenge)

We need to thank all of our troops, and particularly those for whom we can never express enough gratitude for they have given their lives so that all of us may be free and that our democracy can be a shining light for the rest of the world.
- Virgil Goode
(Keywords: Gratitude, Democracy, Light, May, Rest, Troops, World)

Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one.
- Baltasar Gracian
(Keywords: Gratitude, Hope, Memory)

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)

Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.
- Lionel Hampton
(Keywords: Gratitude, Heart, Memory, Mind)

The public have neither shame or gratitude.
- William Hazlitt
(Keywords: Gratitude, Public, Shame)

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)

Please let me assure you, however, that the keen disappointment and regret which I feel in this regard serve only to enhance my profound appreciation of the great honor which you have done me; and my sincere gratitude for your generous action.
- Cordell Hull
(Keywords: Gratitude, Action, Appreciation, Disappointment, Honor, Regret)

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)

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, but because obligation is a pain.
- Samuel Johnson
(Keywords: Gratitude, Inferiority, Benefits, Obligation, Pain, Pleasure, Revenge)

I was an adopted child of my grandparents, and I don't know how I can ever express my gratitude for that, because my parents would have been a mess, you know.
- James Earl Jones
(Keywords: Gratitude, Grandparents)

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
- Carl Jung
(Keywords: Gratitude, Soul, Feelings, Appreciation, Curriculum, Teachers)

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)

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
(Keywords: Gratitude, Appreciation, Forget, Words)

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)

Some people have a knack of putting upon you gifts of no real value, to engage you to substantial gratitude. We thank them for nothing.
- Charles Lamb
(Keywords: Gratitude, People, Gifts, Nothing, Value)

We think that we suffer from ingratitude, while in reality we suffer from self-love.
- Walter Savage Landor
(Keywords: Ingratitude, Reality, Self)



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