Gratitude

On the theme of Thanksgiving, here are a handful of gratitude-centered quotes I found…

  • The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts.  No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.  ~H.U. Westermayer
  • If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.  ~Meister Eckhart
  • There is no such thing as gratitude unexpressed.  If it is unexpressed, it is plain, old-fashioned ingratitude.  ~Robert Brault
  • When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time.  Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?  ~G.K. Chesterton
  • I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.  ~G.K. Chesterton
  • You say grace before meals.  All right.  But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.  ~G.K. Chesterton
  • 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.  ~Frank A. Clark
  • The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!  ~Henry Ward Beecher
  • I feel a very unusual sensation – if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.  ~Benjamin Disraeli
  • There is no greater difference between men than between grateful and ungrateful people.  ~R.H. Blyth
  • Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.  ~Estonian Proverb
  • Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.  ~Aldous Huxley
  • When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.  ~Chinese Proverb
  • Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.  ~William Arthur Ward
  • Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel.  ~Author Unknown

Any words there you’re thankful for?

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