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    gratitude Quotes

    Nothing is more powerful than allowing yourself to truly be affected by things. Whether it's a song, a stranger, a mountain, a tea kettle, an article, a sentence, a footstep -feel it all. Look around you. All of this is for you. Take it and have gratitude. Give it and feel love.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: gratitude  powerful  song 
    When those who give charity do so without any sense of self-satisfaction and without any thought of reward, even a small gift is great. When those who aid others calculate their own sacrifice and demand gratitude and recompense, even a great gift is small.
    — Zicheng Hong
    A thousand pieces of gold may hardly bring a moment's happiness, but a small favor can cause a lifetime's gratitude. Too much love can turn to enmity, while aloofness can produce joy.
    — Zicheng Hong
    We never had it so good: Every person alive today derives great benefit from comforts and pleasures that were not available in the past. All of the latest technological advances serve us to a remarkable degree. For all this we should be full of appreciation and gratitude.
    — Zelig Pliskin
    The more frequently you focus on your appreciation and gratitude for each breath, the greater will be your sense of daily gratitude... Now say, 'I am joyfully grateful for each and every breath.' If you have any doubt of your gratitude, just imagine the alternative for a moment - not being able to breathe!
    — Zelig Pliskin
    When a person looks through a colored lens, everything seems to be that color. If the lens is tinted yellow or blue, everything seems yellow or blue. A person who looks at life through the lens of gratitude will always find things to be grateful for.
    — Zelig Pliskin
    tags: people  gratitude 
    Living with this gratitude elevates you... You become a more joyful person. You become a kinder and more compassionate person. You become a calmer and more peaceful person. You become a person who lives in greater harmony with others.
    — Zelig Pliskin
    Now in your inner mind, tell yourself, 'Every time I begin to worry, I will immediately think of something to be grateful for.' Repeat this enough times until you feel that your inner mind will automatically go into gratitude mode as soon as it's aware that it's in worry mode.
    — Zelig Pliskin
    tags: time  gratitude  worries  mind 
    A master of happiness will appreciate what he or she has while they have them and the moment any specific thing is gone or lost, the focus will be on other things to appreciate and be grateful for. At times, this could be gratitude for the memories that remain. Material and physical objects are temporary, memories are forever.
    — Zelig Pliskin
    The thoughts you think create your feelings and emotions. The thoughts you think are the key factor in what you say and do. The entire quality of your life is totally dependent on the thoughts you choose to think focus on. Choose thoughts of gratitude. You will be tremendously grateful that you did.
    — Zelig Pliskin
    Objects of Appreciation: Every time you go to use a utensil or instrument, take pleasure and feel gratitude for the fact that you have such an object available. If you focus on this, you'll be able to be lifted many many times each day. Some common examples include: a pen, fork, cup, key, computers, clock, chair, stapler, and eyeglasses.
    — Zelig Pliskin
    When someone is giving you his opinion, you should receive it with deep gratitude even though it is worthless. If you don't, he will not tell you the things that he has seen and heard about you again.
    — Yamamoto Tsunetomo
    To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    May God enable me to have a single eye and a simple heart, desiring to please God, to do good to my fellow creatures, and testify my gratitude to my adorable Redeemer.
    — William Wilberforce
    tags: heart  gratitude  eyes  god 
    true Christians consider themselves not as satisfying some rigorous creditor, but as discharging a debt of gratitude
    — William Wilberforce
    We can scarcely indeed look into any part of the sacred volume without meeting abundant proofs, that it is the religion of the Affections which God particularly requires. Love, Zeal, Gratitude, Joy, Hope, Trust, are each of them specified; and are not allowed to us as weaknesses, but enjoined on us as our bounden duty, and commended to us as our acceptable worship.
    — William Wilberforce
    Gratitude to God makes even a temporal blessing a taste of heaven.
    — William Romaine
    My gratitude to Ridley [Scott] isn't anything new. I named one of my kids after him. But he's a very important person to me.
    — William Monahan
    tags: people  gratitude  kids 
    Our Nation owes a lasting debt of gratitude to all those selfless members of our Armed Forces who have risked their own freedom and safety to defend the the lives and liberty of others.
    — William J. Clinton
    To feel oppressed by obligation is only to prove that we are incapable of a proper sentiment of gratitude. To receive favors from the unworthy is simply to admit that our selfishness is superior to our pride. Most men remember obligations, but not often to be grateful for them. The proud are made sour by the remembrance and the vain silent.
    — William Gilmore Simms
    Gratitude is thankfulness expressed in action.
    — William George Jordan
    tags: action  gratitude 
    Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.
    — William Faulkner
    tags: gratitude  quality 
    Maybe the only thing worse than having to give gratitude constantlyall the time, is having to accept it.
    — William Faulkner
    tags: time  gratitude 
    [The] act of gratitude is nowadays is probably more often neglected than overdone.
    — William F. Buckley, Jr.
    tags: gratitude 
    Lord, for the erring thoughtNot unto evil wrought:Lord, for the wicked willBetrayed, and baffled still:For the heart from itself kept,Our thanksgiving accept.For ignorant hopes that wereBroken to our blind prayer:For pain, death, sorrow, sentUnto our chastisement:For all loss of seeming good,Quicken our gratitude.
    — William Dean Howells
    tags: death  evil  pain  heart  loss  sorrow  gratitude  hope 
    On the recollection of so many and great favours and blessings, I now, with a high sense of gratitude, presume to offer up my sincere thanks to the Almighty, the Creator and Preserver.
    — William Bartram
    I am most thankful to Almighty Providence for mercies received, and determined still to press the case into public notice as a token of gratitude.
    — William Banting
    tags: gratitude  mercy 
    What I suddenly understood was that a thank-you note isn't the price you pay for receiving a gift, as so many children think it is, a kind of minimum tribute or toll, but an opportunity to count your blessings. And gratitude isn't what you give in exchange for something; it's what you feel when you are blessed-blessed to have family and friends who care about you, and who want to see you happy. Hence the joy from thanking.
    — Will Schwalbe
    It is almost more important how a person takes his fate than what it is. And the best way is with gratitude while trying to improve it for the good of others and themselves.
    — Wilhelm von Humboldt
    tags: fate  people  gratitude 
    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 Peterson
    In gratitude for God's gift of life to us we should share that gift with others. The art of giving encompasses many areas. It is an outgoing, overflowing way of life.
    — Wilferd Peterson
    tags: gratitude  giving  gift  god  shares 
    Eating with the fullest pleasure - pleasure, that is, that does not depend on ignorance - is perhaps the profoundest enactment of our connection with the world. In this pleasure we experience our dependence and our gratitude, for we are living in a mystery, from creatures we did not make and powers we cannot comprehend.
    — Wendell Berry
    Gratitude invites a sense of sufficiency.
    — Wayne Muller
    tags: gratitude 
    When I'm on purpose - when I'm allowing Source to come through - it's always there. At those times, I'm not focused on any ego sense about how much I'm going to make, how well a book is going to do, whether people are going to buy it, or any of that. I just go to a state of awe and gratitude - I'm deeply, profoundly grateful - and it just works. The first words out of my mouth every morning are "I thank you."
    — Wayne Dyer
    tags: time  people  work  gratitude  ego  book 
    It just depends on what you decide to have in your heart. That's what I've learned. That's where I am at this stage in my life is if we can fill ourselves with love and appreciation for, and be in a state of gratitude... Every event of your life you have an opportunity to be in a state of gratitude for it.
    — Wayne Dyer
    I will suppose that you have no friends to share or rejoice in your success in life - that you cannot look back to those to whom you owe gratitude, or forward to those to whom you ought to afford protection; but it is no less incumbent on you to move steadily in the path of duty - for your active exertions are due not only to society, but in humble titude to the Being who made you a member of it, with powers to serve yourself and others.
    — Walter Scott
    Was genius ever ungrateful? Mere talents are dry leaves, tossed up and down by gusts of passion, and scattered and swept away; but, Genius lies on the bosom of Memory, and Gratitude at her feet.
    — Walter Savage Landor
    Justice is often pale and melancholy; but Gratitude, her daughter, is constantly in the flow of spirits and the bloom of loveliness.
    — Walter Savage Landor
    In the hours of distress and misery, the eyes of every mortal turn to friendship; in the hours of gladness and conviviality, what is our want? It is friendship. When the heart overflows with gratitude, or with any other sweet or sacred sentiment, what is the word to which it would give utterance? A friend.
    — Walter Savage Landor
    For me, giving thanks is a sign of appreciation and gratitude that also brings about a deep sense of peace.
    — Wally Amos
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