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gratitude Quotes

61 of the best book quotes about gratitude
  1. #1
    “Reflect upon your present blessings—of which every man has many—not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
  2. #2
    “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!”
  3. #3
    ″‘Oh,’ sighed the duckling, ‘how thankful I am for being so ugly; even a dog will not bite me.’ And so he lay quite still, while the shot rattled through the rushes, and gun after gun was fired over him.”
  4. #4
    “He now felt glad at having suffered sorrow and trouble, because it enabled him to enjoy so much better all the pleasure and happiness around him; for the great swans swam round the new-comer, and stroked his neck with their beaks, as a welcome.”
  5. #5
    “O wonder!
    How many goodly creatures are there here!
    How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world
    That has such people in ’t!”
  6. #6
    “When you feel discontented, think over your blessings, and be grateful.”
  7. #7
    “Love casts out fear, and gratitude can conquer pride.”
  8. #8
    “When you become addict in to MATERIAL things in life then the TRUE natural life start to run away from you, YES! it’s can give you certain pleasure in the society but in the same time it will sabotage your true HAPPINESS of life which we could have simply with GRATITUDE and FORGIVENESS”
  9. #9
    “The foundation of courage is vulnerability--the ability to navigate uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure. It takes courage to open ourselves up to joy...joy is probably the most vulnerable emotion we experience. We’re afraid that if we allow ourselves to feel lit, we’ll get blindsided by disaster or disappointment. That’s why in moments of real joy, many of us dress-rehearse tragedy...I call it foreboding joy. The only way to combat foreboding joy is gratitude.”
  10. #10
    “It is curious how people take it for granted that they have a right to preach at you and pray over you as soon as your income falls below a certain level.”
  1. #11
    “Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.”
  2. #12
    “And I have by me, for my comfort, two strange white flowers – shrivelled now, and brown and flat and brittle – to witness that even when mind and strength had gone, gratitude and a mutual tenderness still lived on in the heart of man.”
  3. #13
    “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.”
  4. #14
    “Tonight Sally and Gillian will concentrate on the rain, and tomorrow on the blue sky. They will do the best they can, but they will always be the girls they once were, dressed in their black coats, walking home through the fallen leaves to a house where no one could see into the windows, and no one could see out. At twilight they will always think of those women who would do anything for love. And in spite of everything, they will discover that this, above all others, is their favorite time of day. It’s the hour when they remember everything the aunts taught them. It’s the hour they’re most grateful for.”
  5. #15
    “It is impossible to bring more into your life if you are feeling ungrateful about what you have. Why? Because the thoughts and feelings you emit as you feel ungrateful are all negative emotions.”
  6. #16
    ″‘That lame man you saw - is he grateful now? Is it worth it to get on his feet and spend the rest of his life dragging burdens like a mule?‘”
  7. #17
    “For her whole life she has been measuring herself against her sister, and she’s not going to do that anymore. That is the gift Gillian has given her tonight, and for that she will always be grateful.”
  8. #18
    “When God is our Holy Father, sovereignty, holiness, omniscience, and immutability do not terrify us; they leave us full of awe and gratitude.”
  9. #19
    ″‘She loved you, you know.’ He could tell from Bill’s voice that he was crying. ‘She told me once that if it weren’t for you…’ His voice broke completely. ‘Thank you,’ he said a moment later. ‘Thank you for being such a wonderful friend to her.‘”
  10. #20
    “Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect. We take what we get and are thankful it’s no worse than it is.”

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A Perfect Day book
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Are Your Stars Like My Stars? book
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The Digger and the Flower book
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You See, I See: In the City book
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  1. #21
    “How can we thank him? We have no power to do him any service. Lord, allow us to share this inheritance from our father with him as well. Take him too, and his family, into Your constant care.”
  2. #22
    “It’s about living in the moment and appreciating the smallest things. Surrounding yourself with the things that inspire you and letting go of the obsessions that want to take over your mind. It is a daily struggle sometimes and hard work but happiness begins with your own attitude and how you look at the world.”
  3. #23
    “Lift up your heart to Him during your meals and in company; the least little remembrance will always be the most pleasing to Him. One need not cry out very loudly; He is nearer to us than we think.”
  4. #24
    “When you recognize that you will thrive not in spite of your losses and sorrows, but because of them, that you would not have chosen the things that happened in your life, but you are grateful for them, that you will hold the empty bowls eternally in your hands, but you also have the capacity to fill them?
    THE WORD FOR THAT IS HEALING.”
  5. #25
    “i stand
    on the sacrifices
    of a million women before me
    thinking
    what can i do
    to make this mountain taller
    so the women after me
    can see farther
    -legacy”
  6. #26
    “To my dear and honored Mother, whose life, no less than her pen, has been devoted to the welfare of others, this little book is affectionately dedicated.”
  7. #27
    “It’s the recognition that other people’s problems, their pain and frustrations, are every bit as real as our own – often far worse. In recognizing this fact and trying to offer some assistance, we open our hearts and greatly enhance our sense of gratitude.”
  8. #28
    “Of him also I learned how to receive favours and kindnesses (as commonly they are accounted:) from friends, so that I might not become obnoxious unto them, for them, nor more yielding upon occasion, than in right I ought; and yet so that I should not pass them neither, as an unsensible and unthankful man.”
  9. #29
    “Trade in your drama about how you can’t have what you want for the grateful expectation that miracles will walk into your life, and the more commonplace those miracles will become.”
  10. #30
    “By contrast, I can’t tell you how many Asian kids I’ve met who, while acknowledging how oppressively strict and brutally demanding their parents were, happily describe themselves as devoted to their parents and unbelievably grateful to them, seemingly without a trace of bitterness or resentment.”
  1. #31
    “Having a good attitude and being grateful for all the things that are helping you live the life of your dreams will not only make your life a more pleasant place to be, and get you bigger tips, but it will also raise your frequency and attract the people and opportunities to you that will take you in the direction you want to go.”
  2. #32
    “Like a good servant, Job counted the will of his Lord his great possession, by obedience to which his soul was enriched; nor did it grieve him to lose, while yet living, those goods which he must shortly leave at his death.”
  3. #33
    [S]team seems to have killed all gratitude in the hearts of sailors.
  4. #34
    “My town is called *Who*-ville, for I am a *Who* And we *Whos* are all thankful and grateful to you.”
  5. #35
    “We begin so aware and grateful. The sun somehow hangs there in the sky. The little bird sings. The miracle of life just happens. Then we stub our toe, and in that moment of pain, the whole world is reduced to our poor little toe. Now, for a day or two, it is difficult to walk. With every step, we are reminded of our poor little toe.”
  6. #36
    “The greatest gift one can give to God is to be pleased with his creation.”
  7. #37
    Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.
  8. #38
    “I reached for him and muffled my sobs against his shoulder. I was crying because no stranger had ever been so kind or gone so far for me….I was crying because I’d never known so much gratitude and there was no other way to show it.”
  9. #39
    “I don’t deserve anything. You stand for what is right, Lina, without the expectation of gratitude or reward.”
  10. #40
    “There’s some real utility in gratitude.”

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The Rag Coat book
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Three Little Words book
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All the Places to Love book
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Penguin and Pinecone book
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The Trumpet of the Swan book
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Spot Loves His Daddy book
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Charlotte and the Rock book
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  1. #41
    “It took untold generations to get you where you are. A little gratitude might be in order.”
  2. #42
    “I wept because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet.”
  3. #43
    ″... he saved my life in the coolest and readiest manner, and he has made a friend who never will require to be reminded of the debt he owes.”
  4. #44
    “Meeting you was a disaster. But I am grateful every day for that disaster.”
  5. #45
    “I’m very much obliged to you, Irene, for getting me out of that hole, but I wish you hadn’t made a fool of me afterwards.”
  6. #46
    “Returning from work feeling inspired, safe, fulfilled and grateful is a natural human right to which we are all entitled and not a modern luxury that only a few lucky ones are able to find.”
  7. #47
    “Do the wise thing and the kind thing too, and make the best of us and not the worst.”
  8. #48
    “You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.”
  9. #49
    ...when you took a moment to see what was around you, noticed all the little things, it made you feel....lighter.
  10. #50
    Ingratitude is amongst them a capital crime, as we read it to have been in some other countries: for they reason thus; that whoever makes ill-returns to his benefactor, must needs be a common enemy to the rest of the mankind, from where he has received no obligations and therefore such man is not fit to live.
  1. #51
    “Perhaps you are overvaluing what you don’t have and undervaluing what you do.”
  2. #52
    Time erodes gratitude more quickly than it does beauty!
  3. #53
    “Most of them had not understood Blackberry’s discovery of the raft and at once forgot it. Fiver, however, came over to where Blackberry was lying against the stem of a blackthorn in the hedge.
    “You saved Pipkin and me, didn’t you?” he said. “I don’t think Pipkin’s got any idea what really happened; but I have.”
    “I admit it was a good idea,” replied Blackberry. “Let’s remember it. It might come in handy again sometime.”″
  4. #54
    “I can see that one can never pay back Gilsa for the fear that she will give again.”
  5. #55
    ″‘I’ve heard of you. And if it hadn’t been for you, Godmama, I wouldn’t be here at this minute.’
    ‘Does that make you glad or sorry?’ asked the old lady.
    ‘Glad!’ said the Ordinary Princess promptly. ‘Though I ought to say,’ she added truthfully, ‘that there have been times when I’ve wished I was a really proper kind of princess ... but not very often.’
    The old lady laughed a high cackling sort of laugh. ‘You’re a sensible child,’ she said. ‘Come and sit beside me and tell me all about it.‘”
  6. #56
    “I would rather my hand were withered off than bring one brick to such a building! […] Perhaps the thing I resented was, that of all your edifices there has not been one at which one could not put out one’s tongue. On the contrary, I would let my tongue be cut off out of gratitude if things could be so arranged that I should lose all desire to put it out. ”
  7. #57
    “Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.”
  8. #58
    “Oh, Mr. Edwards, thank you, thank you for going all the way to Independence to find Santa Claus for us.”
  9. #59
    ″‘Thank you! Thank you!’ Isabel cried. Her heart ached with gratitude toward these people. Just a moment’s kindness from each of them might mean the difference between death and survival for her mother and everyone else on the little raft.”
  10. #60
    “Thank you, for clarifying for me what love is not.”
  11. #61
    “I’m whining in retrospect. At the time, I never whined. Not once. I was the picture of humility and gratitude.”
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