He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.
~ Henry Clays
Gratitude is a burden upon our imperfect nature, and we are but too willing to ease ourselves of it, or at least to lighten it as much as we can.
~ Philip Stanhope
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
~ Marcel Proust
It is a pleasure appropriate to man, for him to save a fellow-man, and gratitude is acquired in no better way.
~ Publius Ovidius Naso
Now the good gods forbid That our renowned Rome, whose gratitude Towards her deserved children is enrolled In Jove's own book, like an unnatural dam Should now eat up her own!
~ William Shakespeare
Nothing can make a person feel more appreciated than a few selected thank you notes.
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
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
People like to feel appreciated and recognized. You'll find that by thanking people, you will strengthen relationships
~ W. Maynard
The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you. ~ John E. Southard
There is only one thing that can form a bond between men, and that is gratitude... we cannot give someone else greater power over us than we have ourselves.
~ Charles de Secondat
When you say "Thank you" tell the person specifically what it is you appreciate and why you appreciate it
~ Jo Condrill
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
~ Thornton Wilder
If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice.
~ Meister Eckhart
He who receives a good turn should never forget it; he who does one should never remember it.
For me, giving thanks is a sign of appreciation and gratitude that also brings about a deep sense of peace.
~ Wally Amos
If you suffer, thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive.
~ Elbert Hubbard
Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
~ William Arthur Ward
Because gratification of a desire leads to the temporary stilling of the mind and the experience of the peaceful, joyful Self it's no wonder that we get hooked on thinking that happiness comes from the satisfaction of desires. This is the meaning of the old adage, Joy is not in things, it is in us.
~ Joan Borysenko
Gratitude is the heart's memory.
~ French Proverb