Meaningful Quotes about Gratitude
Gratitude.—Gratitude is a virtue disposing the mind to an inward sense and an outward acknowledgment of a benefit received, together with a readiness to return the same, or the like, as occasions of the doer of it shall require, and the abilities of the receiver extend to.
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. ~William Arthur Ward
Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. ~Henry Ward Beecher
Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.
When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep? ~George Canning
When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy
He who receives a good turn, should never forget it: he who does one, should never remember it.—Charron.
Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.
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.
When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
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.
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
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
William Arthur Ward
Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect.
Jean Jacques Rousseau
O Lord, that lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.—Shakespeare.
What causes such a miscalculation in the amount of gratitude which men expect for the favors they have done, is, that the pride of the giver and that of the receiver can never agree as to the value of the benefit.—La Rochefoucauld.
If gratitude is due from children to their earthly parents, how much more is the gratitude of the great family of man due to our Father in heaven!—Hosea Ballou.