Gratitude Quotes

To the generous mind the heaviest debt is that of gratitude, when it is not in our power to repay it.

Benjamin Franklin

Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.

Margaret Cousins

Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

Cicero

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

It is my experience that awareness of nearness of God and reverence for that power creates reverence for self, reverence for the other, reverence for nature and reverence for the entire creation, and devotion as an expression of gratitude to God can turn into a social force to bring about transformative changes in all aspects of human life and at all levels of society.

Pandurang Shastri Vaijnath Athavale

The more you recognize and express gratitude for the things you have, the more things you will have to express gratitude for.

Zig Ziglar

Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.

William Faulkner

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.

Cynthia Ozick

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.

G. K. Chesterton

Silent gratitude isn\'t much use to anyone.

G. B. Stern

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.

Henry Ward Beecher

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

Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.

Henry Clay

Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.

Alfred A. Montapert

Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude.

Confucius

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

G. K. Chesterton

Gratitude is the memory of the heart.

French Proverb

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

Ralph H. Blum

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 Levy Boxer

To all who mourn a son, a brother, a husband, a father, a friend I can only offer you the gratitude of a nation, for your loved one served his country with distinction and honor." ... "Your men are under a different command now, one that knows no rank, only love; knows no danger, only peace, May God bless them all.

George Herbert Walker Bush

There are people who worship God to gain His Favors, this is the worship of traders; while there are some who worship Him to keep themselves free from His Wrath, this is the worship of slaves; a few who obey Him out' of their sense of gratitude and obligations, this is the worship of free and noble men.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

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Updated On : December 22, 2013
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