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  Too much kindness to a man is not profitable, for he becomes ungrateful.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  An ungrateful person loses his way.  
 -  Burmese proverb
  

  The gratitude that bees receive is the smoke that people use to expel them and get at their honey.  
 -  African proverb, Sawhili
  

  The generous can forget that they have given; but the grateful can never forget that they have received.  
 -  American proverb
  

  Swift gratitude is the sweetest.  
 -  Greek proverb
  

  Gratitude is the least of virtues; ingratitude is the worst of vices.  
 -  Paraguayan proverb
  

  Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.  
 -  Albert Schweitzer
  

  He who does not reflect his life back to God in gratitude does not know himself.  
 -  Albert Schweitzer
  

  No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.  
 -  Alfred North Whitehead
  

  Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality.  
 -  Alfred Painter
  

  Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.  
 -  Alphonse Karr
  

  Ultimately, the only way to experience the richness of life is to live in an attitude of gratitude: to appreciate what you have and what you can give. The best way to ensure your happiness is to assist others in experiencing their own.  
 -  Anthony Robbins
  

  When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.  
 -  Anthony Robbins
  

  Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one.  
 -  Baltasar Gracian
  

  Most people return small favours, acknowledge middling ones, and repay great ones with ingratitude.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

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

  We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics.  
 -  Bill Vaughan
  

  Gratitude is an attitude that hooks us up to our source of supply. And the more grateful you are, the closer you become to your maker, to the architect of the universe, to the spiritual core of your being. It's a phenomenal lesson.  
 -  Bob Proctor
  

  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.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.  
 -  C. S. Lewis
  

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

  True generosity means accepting ingratitude.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Nothing purchased can come close to the renewed sense of gratitude for having family and friends.  
 -  Courtland Milloy
  

  If we want to find happiness, let's stop thinking about gratitude or ingratitude and give for the inner joy of giving.  
 -  Dale Carnegie
  

  Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.  
 -  Denis Waitley
  

  In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.  
 -  Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  

  Appreciation and gratitude are a must if you choose to become the architect of increased happiness and your own fulfillment.  
 -  Doc Childre
  

  Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.  
 -  Eckhart Tolle
  

  When a person doesn't have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude.  
 -  Elie Wiesel
  

  For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile.  
 -  Elie Wiesel
  

  Practice having a grateful attitude and you will be happy.  
 -  Epictetus
  

  He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.  
 -  Epictetus
  

  Any one thing in the creation is sufficient to demonstrate a Providence to a humble and grateful mind.  
 -  Epictetus
  

  Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.  
 -  Epicurus
  

  The gratitude of most men is merely a secret desire to receive greater benefits.  
 -  Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld
  

  A man who is ungrateful is sometimes less to blame for it than his benefactor.  
 -  Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld
  

  Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone.  
 -  G. B. Stern
  

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

  Gratitude is the moral memory of mankind.  
 -  Georg Simmel
  

  Nothing is a greater stranger to my breast, or a sin that my soul more abhors, than that black and detestable one, ingratitude.  
 -  George Washington
  

  A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  Do you count your years with gratitude?  
 -  Horace
  

  Gratitude is the moral memory of mankind.  
 -  Georg Simmel
  

  Nothing is a greater stranger to my breast, or a sin that my soul more abhors, than that black and detestable one, ingratitude.  
 -  George Washington
  

  A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  Do you count your years with gratitude?  
 -  Horace
  

  Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.  
 -  Jacques Maritain
  

  If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.  
 -  James Herriot
  

  Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.  
 -  John F. Kennedy
  

  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
  

  Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.  
 -  John Milton
  

  Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.  
 -  John Wooden
  

  What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.  
 -  Joseph Addison
  

  Gratitude is the best attitude. There is not a more pleasing exercise of the mind than gratitude. It is accompanied with such an inward satisfaction that the duty is sufficiently rewarded by the performance.  
 -  Joseph Addison
  

  I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind. I should not be ungrateful to these teachers.  
 -  Kahlil Gibran
  

  Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.  
 -  Lionel Hampton
  

  Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.  
 -  Marcel Proust
  

  Happiness is not what makes us grateful; it is gratefulness that makes us happy.  
 -  Marci Shimoff
  

  Do not indulge in dreams of having what you have not, but reckon up the chief of the blessings you do possess, and then thankfully remember how you would crave for them if they were not yours.  
 -  Marcus Aurelius
  

  Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  If the only prayer you said in your whole life was 'Thank you,' that would suffice.  
 -  Meister Eckhart
  

  If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.  
 -  Meister Eckhart
  

  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.  
 -  Melody Beattie
  

  One can say this in general of men: they are ungrateful, disloyal, insincere and deceitful, timid of danger and avid of profit. Love is a bond of obligation that these miserable creatures break whenever it suits them to do so; but fear holds them fast by a dread of punishment that never passes.  
 -  Niccolo Machiavelli
  

  Today in my travels around the world, I often see incredible suffering that makes me grateful for what I have and less inclined to focus on what I may lack.  
 -  Nick Vujicic
  

  Though I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, it hasn't changed who I am. My feet are still on the ground. I'm just wearing better shoes.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  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.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.  
 -  Randy Pausch
  

  What can you do right now to turn your life around? Gratitude.  
 -  Rhonda Byrne
  

  Be grateful for what you have now. As you begin to think about all the things in your life you are grateful for, you will be amazed at the never ending thoughts that come back to you of more things to be grateful for. You have to make a start, and then the law of attraction will receive those grateful thoughts and give you more just like them.  
 -  Rhonda Byrne
  

  I try to remember to start my day thinking of someone to thank. To me, gratitude and inner peace go hand in hand.  
 -  Richard Carlson
  

  People who live the most fulfilling lives are the ones who are always rejoicing at what they have.  
 -  Richard Carlson
  

  I still miss those I loved who are no longer with me but I find I am grateful for having loved them. The gratitude has finally conquered the loss.  
 -  Rita Mae Brown
  

  Gratitude is the antidote to misery.  
 -  Robin Sharma
  

  Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.  
 -  Rumi
  

  A man's indebtedness is not virtue; his repayment is. Virtue begins when he dedicates himself actively to the job of gratitude.  
 -  Ruth Benedict
  

  Gratitude is simply focused appreciation. It is nearly impossible to be upset in a space of gratitude.  
 -  Sean Stephenson
  

  Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.  
 -  Seneca
  

  When our brains constantly scan for and focus on the positive, we profit from three of the most important tools available to us: happiness, gratitude, and optimism.  
 -  Shawn Achor
  

  When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love - then make that day count!  
 -  Steve Maraboli
  

  Those who have the ability to be grateful are the ones who have the ability to achieve greatness.  
 -  Steve Maraboli
  

  Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos - the trees, the clouds, everything.  
 -  Thich Nhat Hanh
  

  The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.  
 -  Thornton Wilder
  

  We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.  
 -  Thornton Wilder
  

  Exceptional gratitude refers to acts of thankfulness unprompted by someone else's tragedy, pain, or misfortune. Exceptional gratitude doesn't require something to be missing before it's appreciated.  
 -  Tommy Newberry
  

  The more you are in a state of gratitude, the more you will attract things to be grateful for.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Do not let your past rob your future. Each new day is a chance to make a new beginning. Count your blessings, live with gratitude and love with all your heart!  
 -  Unknown
  

  When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them, and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you. Life is full of blessings! Express Gratitude for all the good things in life!  
 -  Unknown
  

  Gratitude, like love, lives and grows in our hearts. You brought joy to our day, Warmth to our lives, and Happiness to our hearts. Thank you for your thoughtful gift!  
 -  Unknown
  

  It's amazing how two words that mean so much can seem so little. If I could show you how much your presence in my life means to me, the simple phrase of thank you would pale and diminish in the sheer enormity of the gratitude I owe.  
 -  Unknown
  

  You won't be happy with more until you're happy with what you've got.  
 -  Viki King
  

  The grateful mind is constantly fixed upon the best; therefore it tends to become the best; it takes the form or character of the best, and will receive the best.  
 -  Wallace D. Wattles
  

  Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.  
 -  William Arthur Ward
  

  God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say thank you?  
 -  William Arthur Ward
  

  Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.  
 -  William Arthur Ward
  

  Blow, blow, thou winter wind! Thou art not so unkind as Man's ingratitude.  
 -  William Shakespeare, As You Like It
  

  When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.  
 -  Willie Nelson
  

  Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.  
 -  Zig Ziglar