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Gratitude Quotes


These are some of the best 'Gratitude' quotations and sayings.

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A grateful thought toward heaven is of itself a prayer.

Cicero calls gratitude the mother of virtues, the most capital of all duties, and uses the words grateful and good as synonymous terms, inseparably united in the same character.

Epicurus says, "gratitude is a virtue that has commonly profit annexed to it." And where is the virtue that has not? But still the virtue is to be valued for itself, and not for the profit that attends it.

From David learn to give thanks for everything. - Every furrow in the Book of Psalms is sown with the seeds of thanksgiving.

God is pleased with no music below so much as with the thanksgiving songs of relieved widows and supported orphans; of rejoicing, comforted, and thankful persons.

Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect.

Gratitude is a virtue most deified and yet most deserted; it is the ornament of rhetoric and the libel of practical life.

Gratitude is not only the memory but the homage of the heart rendered to God for his goodness.

Gratitude is the heart's memory.

Gratitude to God makes even a temporal blessing a taste of heaven.

Gratitude to God should be as habitual as the reception of mercies is constant, as ardent as the number of them is great, as devout as the riches of divine grace and goodness is incomprehensible.

He enjoys much who is thankful for little; a grateful mind is both a great and a happy mind.

He that urges gratitude pleads the cause both of God and men, for without it we can neither be sociable nor religious.

He who acknowledges a kindness has it still, and he who has a grateful sense of it has requited it.

He who receives a benefit should never forget it; he who bestows should never remember it.

He who remembers the benefits of his parents is too much occupied with his recollections to remember their faults.

If gratitude is due from children to their earthly parent, how much more is the gratitude of the great family of men due to our father in heaven.

If I only have the will to be grateful, I am so.

In noble hearts the feeling of gratitude has all the ardor of a passion.

It is another's fault if he be ungrateful; but it is mine if I do not give. To find one thankful man, I will oblige a great many that are not so. - I had rather never receive a kindness than never bestow one. - Not to return a benefit is a great sin; but not to confer one is a greater.


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