Sunday, 4 November 2012

Gratitude - Quotes

A basic law: the more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for. This, of course, is a fact. Thankfulness does tend to reproduce in kind. The attitude of gratitude revitalizes the entire mental process by activating all other attitudes, thus stimulating creativity. - Norman Vincent Peale

A grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things. - Plato

A little “thank you” that you will say to someone for a “little favour” shown to you is a key to unlock the doors that hide unseen “greater favours”. Learn to say, “thank you”. - Israelmore Ayivor

A sincere attitude of gratitude is a beatitude for secured altitudes. Appreciate what you have been given and you will be promoted higher. - Israelmore Ayivor

As each day comes to us refreshed and anew, so does my gratitude renew itself daily. The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a blessed world. - Terri Guillemets

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

At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. - Albert Schweitzer

Be grateful for the kindly friends that walk along your way; Be grateful for the skies of blue that smile from day to day; Be grateful for the health you own, the work you find to do, For round about you there are men less fortunate than you. Be grateful for the growing trees, the roses soon to bloom, The tenderness of kindly hearts that shared your days of gloom; Be grateful for the morning dew, the grass beneath your feet, The soft caresses of your babes and all their laughter sweet. Acquire the grateful habit, learn to see how blest you are, How much there is to gladden life, how little life to mar! And what if rain shall fall today and you with grief are sad; Be grateful that you can recall the joys that you have had. - Edgar Albert Guest 

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

Be grateful that you don’t have everything you want… That means you still have an opportunity to be happier than you are today! - Unknown

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

But the value of gratitude does not consist solely in getting you more blessings in the future. Without gratitude, you cannot long keep from dissatisfied thought regarding things as they are. - Wallace Wattles

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

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

Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life. - Christiane Northrup

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. - William A. Ward
From the moment we expect gratitude, we forfeit it. - Ivan Panin

Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot. - Hansa Proverb

Given the amount of unjust suffering and unhappiness in the world, I am deeply grateful for, sometimes even perplexed by, how much misery I have been spared. - Dennis Prager

Grateful people are like fertile fields, they return what they received ten times over. - Unknown

Gratitude always comes into play; research shows that people are happier if they are grateful for the positive things in their lives, rather than worrying about what might be missing. - Dan Buettner

Gratitude brings joy and laughter into  your life and into the lives of all those around you. - Eileen Caddy

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

Gratitude goes beyond the 'mine' and 'thine' and claims the truth that all of life is a pure gift. In the past, I always thought of gratitude as a spontaneous response to the awareness of gifts received, but now I realize that gratitude can also be lived as a discipline. The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy. - Henri J.M. Nouwen

Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you. - Eileen Caddy

Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy. - Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

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

Gratitude is a powerful process for shifting your energy and bringing more of what you want into your life. Be grateful for what you already have and you will attract more good things. - Unknown

Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all. - William Faulkner

Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic. - John Henry Jowett

Gratitude is absolutely the way to bring more into your life. - Unknown

Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. - G.K. Chesterton

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

Gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions, especially when it is deep. - Felix Frankfurter

Gratitude is one of the sweet shortcuts to finding peace of mind and happiness inside. No matter what is going on outside of us, there’s always something we could be grateful for. - Barry Neil Kraufman

Gratitude is the appreciation of the simple things in life that we usually take for granted, particularly those that don’t cost money, such as clean air and water and access to beautiful beaches and countryside. Imagine not having them. Then you can learn to appreciate them. - Leo Buscaglia

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

Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts. - Henri Frederic Amiel

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. - Unknown

Gratitude is the heart’s memory. - French Proverb

Gratitude is the key to opening all doors. - Lailah Gifty Akita

Gratitude is the moral memory of mankind. - Georg Simmel

Gratitude is the path to wisdom. - Marinela Reka

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. - Aesop

Gratitude is the single most important ingredient to living a successful and fulfilled life. - Jack Canfield

Gratitude is the state of mind of thankfulness. As it is cultivated, we experience an increase in our sympathetic joy, our happiness at another's happiness. Just as in the cultivation of compassion, we may feel the pain of others, so we may begin to feel their joy as well. And it doesn't stop there. - Stephen Levine

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

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. - Melody Beattie

Gratitude should not be just a reaction to getting what you want, but an all-the-time gratitude, the kind where  you notice the little things and where you constantly look for the good, even in unpleasant situations. Start bringing gratitude  to your experiences, instead of waiting for a positive experience in order to fell grateful. - Marelisa Fabrega

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. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. - Melodie Beattie

Gratitude will shift  you to a higher frequency, and you will attract much better things. - Unknown

Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows. - Alan Cohen

Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel. - Unknown

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

If it is a new thought to you that gratitude brings your whole mind into closer harmony with the creative energies of the Universe, consider it well, and you will see that it is true. - Wallace Wattles

If you have not all the things you want, be grateful for the things you do not have that you did not want. - Unknown

If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily. - Gerald Good

In daily life, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy. - Brother David Steindl-Rast

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

Ingratitude is always a kind of weakness. I have never known men of ability to be ungrateful. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is better to expose ourselves to ingratitude than to neglect our duty to the distressed. - Jean de La Bruyere

It is when we stop thinking about what we don’t have or what we lack, and become grateful for who we are, that we can gain access to true unlimited inspiration. - Frank Arrigazzi

Learn to be grateful to the people who have helped you in any way. An ungrateful person is seldom truly happy even when he has everything. - Unknown

Learn to say “please” and “thank you” in multiple languages. - Steve Maraboli

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

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful. - Buddha

Live each day with a grateful gratitude. - Lailah Gifty Akita

Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it. - Ralph Marston

Many people who order their lives righty in all other ways are kept in poverty by their lack of gratitude. - Wallace Wattles

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks. - Unknown

No one is as capable of gratitude as one who has emerged from the kingdom of night. - Elie Wiesel

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

None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy. - Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

Nothing is more honourable than a grateful heart. - Seneca

Once you start practicing being grateful and thankful for things, people, and events, you may notice that you start to attract more positive things, people, and events in your life. - Stephanie Conkle

One can never pay in gratitude: one can only pay 'in kind' somewhere else in life. - Anne Lindbergh

Practicing gratitude is a very powerful tool to shift your attention on the things you don’t have to the things you do have and this alone will make you feel better. - Noelia Aanulds

Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves. - Henry Ward Beecher

Profuse expressions of gratitude do not cancel an indebtedness any more than a promissory note settles an account. Gratitude that is extravagant in words is usually economical in all other expression. - William Jordan

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

Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace. - Todd Stocker

Thankfulness is measured by the number of words; gratitude is measured by the nature of our actions. - David McKay

Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts. - Henri Frederic Amiel

The grateful heart will always find opportunities to show its gratitude. - Aesop

The miracle of gratitude is that it shifts your perception to such an extent that it changes the world you see. - Unknown

The Power of Thank You goes a very long way! Its healing embodiment of gratitude is a key element to living a happier life. - Angie Karan Krezo

The Struggle ends when gratitude begins. - Newale Donald Walsch

There is no such thing as gratitude unexpressed. If it is unexpressed, it is plain, old-fashioned ingratitude. - Robert Brault

To live a life of gratitude is to open our eyes to the countless ways in which we are supported by the world around us. Such a life provides less space for our suffering because our attention is more balanced. We are more often occupied with noticing what we are given, thanking those who have helped us, and repaying the world in some concrete way for what we are receiving. - Gregg Krech

To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven. - Johannes Gaertner

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

Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give. - Edwin Arlington Robinson

Unwanted favours gain no gratitude. - Sophocles

We absolve a friend from gratitude when we remind him of a favour. - Christian Nestell Bovee

We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning. - Albert Barnes

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

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. - Cynthia Ozick

We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. - Albert Schweitzer

Whatever you appreciate and give thanks for will increase in your life. - Sanaya Roman

When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. - Elie Wiesel

When we become more fully aware that our success is due in large measure to the loyalty, helpfulness, and encouragement we have received from others, our desire grows to pass on similar gifts. Gratitude spurs us on to prove ourselves worthy of what others have done for us. The spirit of gratitude is a powerful energizer. - Wilferd A. Peterson

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

You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you. - Sarah Ban Breathnach

1 comment:

Peaches Ledwidge said...

This is so true.
"A basic law: the more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for. This, of course, is a fact. Thankfulness does tend to reproduce in kind. The attitude of gratitude revitalizes the entire mental process by activating all other attitudes, thus stimulating creativity." - Norman Vincent Peale