A Quiet Joy: Powerful Thoughts on Gratitude



The still small voice of gratitude.
~Thomas Gray
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The hardest arithmetic to
master is that which enables
us to count our blessings.
~Eric Hoffer
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Teach us delight in simple things,
And mirth that has no bitter springs.
~Rudyard Kipling
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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
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Observe the wonders as
they occur around us.
~Rumi
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When eating bamboo sprouts,
remember the man who
planted them.
~Chinese Proverb
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When we give cheerfully and accept
gratefully, everyone is blessed.
~Maya Angelou
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Reflect upon your present blessings,
of which every man has plenty;
not on your past misfortunes,
of which all men have some.
~Charles Dickens
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I can no other answer make, 
but, thanks, and thanks.
~William Shakespeare
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You have no cause for anything
but gratitude and joy.
~Buddha
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We can only be said to be alive
in those moments when our hearts
are conscious of our treasures.
~Thornton Wilder
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The Pilgrims made seven times more graves
than huts. No Americans have been more
impoverished than these who, nevertheless,
set aside a day of thanksgiving.
~H.U. Westermayer
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There is as much greatness of mind
in acknowledging a good turn,
as in doing it.
~Seneca
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Gratitude is an art of painting
an adversity into a lovely picture.
~Kak Sri
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Whatever I am offered in devotion
with a pure heart - a leaf, a flower,
fruit, or water - I accept with joy.
~Bhagavad Gita
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Rise early and think upon your deeds,
and of the world to come; for you
may be certain that the fruits of all
your deeds will think upon you.
~Ancient Sanskrit Verse
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Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
~Aesop
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Who does not thank for little
will not thank for much.
~Estonian Proverb
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For today and its blessings, I owe
the world an attitude of gratitude.
~Clarence E. Hodges
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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
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Oh who can tell the range of joy
or see the bounds of beauty.
~Sara Teasdale
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How happy a person is depends
on the depth of their gratitude.
~John Miller
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The unthankful heart discovers no
mercies; but the thankful heart will find,
in every hour, some heavenly blessings.
~Henry Ward Beecher
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He who forgets the language
of gratitude can never be on
speaking terms with happiness.
~C. Neil Strait
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An attitude of gratitude
brings great things.
~Yogi Bhajan
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Gratitude is the fairest blossom
which springs from the soul.
~Henry Ward Beecher
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No duty is more urgent than
that of returning thanks.
~James Allen
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I will tell you, Scholar, I have heard a
grave Divine say, that God has two
dwellings; one in heaven, and the
other in a meek and thankful heart.
~Izaak Walton-
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