Gratitude Quotes By William Shakespeare Quotes

Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.

Unknown

Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.

Fran┴ois de la Rochefoucauld

I loathe a friend whose gratitude grows old, a friend who takes his friend's prosperity but will not voyage with him in his grief

Euripides

Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give.

Edwin Arlington Robinson

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.

Cicero

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

Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive

Edward Gibbon

There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy

Ralph H. Blum

Gratitude is the memory of the heart.

French Proverb

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

G. K. Chesterton

Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude.

Confucius

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

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.

Henry Ward Beecher

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.

Albert Schweitzer

The reason why we see that people of the greatest capacity are not rich, is either they despise wealth in comparison to something else, or, they are not content in getting an estate, unless they may do it in their own way, while at the same time enjoying all the pleasures and gratitude's of life.

Budgell, Eustace

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

Unknown

Our relationships as experimentalists with theoretical physicists should be like those with a beautiful woman we should accept with gratitude any favours she offers, but we should not expect too much nor believe all that is said.

Lev Andreevich Artsimovich

"For I am holy." When I hear these words I recognize the voice of the Saviour. But shall I take away my own? Certainly when He speaks thus He speaks in inseparable union with His body. But can I say, "I am holy"? If I mean a holiness that I have not received, I should be proud and a liar; but if I mean a holiness that I have received - as it is written: "Be ye holy because I the Lord your God am holy" (Lev. 19:2) - then let the body of Christ say these words. And let this one man, who cries from the ends of the earth, say with his Head and united with his Head: "I am holy." ... That is not foolish pride, but an expression of gratitude. If you were to say that you are holy of yourselves, that would be pride; but if, as one of Christ's faithful and as a member of Christ, you say that you are not holy, you are ungrateful. ...

St. Augustine of Hippo

He wants only the simple things: a chair, someone to pull off his shoes, someone to watch him while he talks, with admiration and fear, gratitude if possible, someone in whom to plunge himself for rest and renewal. These things can best be had by marrying a woman who has been condemned to death by other men for wishing to be beautiful. There is a wide choice.

Margaret Eleanor Atwood

Beloved-of-the-Gods, King Piyadasi, desires that all religions should reside everywhere, for all of them desire self-control and purity of heart. But people have various desires and various passions, and they may practice all of what they should or only a part of it. But one who receives great gifts yet is lacking in self-control, purity of heart, gratitude and firm devotion, such a person is mean.

Ashoka the Great

Never did any Soul do good, but it came readier to do the same again, with more Enjoyment. Never was Love, or Gratitude, or Bounty practis'd but with increasing Joy, which made the Practiser still more in love with the fair Act.

Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury

Special mercy arouses more gratitude than universal mercy.

Richard Baxter

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.

Karl Barth
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