Everyone is my teacher. Some I seek. Some I subconsciously attract. Often I learn simply by observing others. Some may be completely unaware that I’m learning from them, yet I bow deeply in gratitude.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Let us remember the past with gratitude, live the present with enthusiasm, and look forward to the future with confidence.
Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation; you do not find it among gross people.
Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.
The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
Gratitude is a mark of a noble soul and a refined character. We like to be around those who are grateful. They tend to brighten all around them. They make others feel better about themselves. They tend to be more humble, more joyful, more likable.
Gratitude is like a magnet; the more grateful you are, the more you will receive to be grateful for.
If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.
The struggle ends when gratitude begins.
To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted..
Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.
Thou who hast given so much to me, give me one more thing... a grateful heart!
Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.
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.
Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one.
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.
The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.
There are slavish souls who carry their appreciation for favors done them so far that they strangle themselves with the rope of gratitude.
Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.
Of all the characteristics needed for both a happy and morally decent life, none surpasses gratitude. Grateful people are happier, and grateful people are more morally decent.
In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.
Knowing how things work is the basis for appreciation, and is thus a source of civilized delight.
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.
Gratitude is a sickness suffered by dogs.
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