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quote by Maya Angelou: The children to whom we read simple stories may or may not show gratitude, but each boon we give strengthens the pillars of the world. with background image: person holding white book
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The children to whom we read simple stories may or may not show gratitude, but each boon we give strengthens the pillars of the world.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Unknown Author: We deal with our mind from morning till evening, and it can be our best friend or our worst enemy. with background image: white flower with black background
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We deal with our mind from morning till evening, and it can be our best friend or our worst enemy.

--Unknown Author
quote by Unknown Author: The basic root of happiness lies in our minds; outer circumstances are nothing more than adverse or favourable. with background image: person holding green plants
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The basic root of happiness lies in our minds; outer circumstances are nothing more than adverse or favourable.

--Unknown Author
quote by Melody Beattie: Gratitude can turn a meal into a feast. with background image: rocks near shore during nighttime
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Gratitude can turn a meal into a feast.

--Melody Beattie
quote by Albert Schweitzer: Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude. with background image: white brick wall
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Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.

--Albert Schweitzer
quote by Zig Ziglar: Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart. with background image: blue and white abstract painting
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Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.

--Zig Ziglar
quote by Epicurus: Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not. with background image: person holding yellow sunflower bouquet
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Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not.

--Epicurus

Longer Version:

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.


quote by Elie Wiesel: No one is as capable of gratitude as one who has emerged from the kingdom of night. with background image: silhouette of person jumping in mid air
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No one is as capable of gratitude as one who has emerged from the kingdom of night.

--Elie Wiesel

quote by Robert Quillen: If you count all your assets, you always show a profit. with background image: selective photography of dried leaf
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If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.

--Robert Quillen
quote by Robert Braathe: Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices. with background image: people raises hands
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Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices.

--Robert Braathe
quote by Abraham Hicks: Appreciation is the purest vibration that exists on the planet today. with background image: woman standing on sunflower field
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Appreciation is the purest vibration that exists on the planet today.

--Abraham Hicks
quote by Rumi: Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life. with background image: white ceramic mug with coffee on brown wooden table
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Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.

--Rumi
quote by Adam Smith: Entitlement is such a cancer, because it is void of gratitude. with background image: silhouette of man looking towards left
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Entitlement is such a cancer, because it is void of gratitude.

--Adam Smith
quote by Confucius: Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude. with background image: pink and white flowers on white surface
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Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude.

--Confucius
quote by William James: The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated. with background image: adult black and white dog leaning on wooden fence
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The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.

--William James

quote by Jean Baptiste Massieu: Gratitude is the memory of the heart. with background image: sunset
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Gratitude is the memory of the heart.

--Jean Baptiste Massieu
quote by Mahatma Gandhi: May the work of your hands be a sign of gratitude and reverence to the human condition. with background image: beige concrete wall
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May the work of your hands be a sign of gratitude and reverence to the human condition.

--Mahatma Gandhi
quote by Miguel de Cervantes: Ingratitude is the daughter of pride. with background image: pink tree
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Ingratitude is the daughter of pride.

--Miguel de Cervantes
quote by Dietrich Bonhoeffer: 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. with background image: photo of author Dietrich Bonhoeffer with quote

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
quote by Maya Angelou: When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed. with background image: boy and cat in front of moon
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When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Bertrand Russell: In all affairs, it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

In all affairs, it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Helen Keller: So much has been given to me; I have no time to ponder over that which has been denied. with background image: woman looking up to the sky while standing on white sand
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So much has been given to me; I have no time to ponder over that which has been denied.

--Helen Keller
quote by Henry Ward Beecher: Gratitude is the fairest blossom that springs from the soul. with background image: full moon in the sky
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Gratitude is the fairest blossom that springs from the soul.

--Henry Ward Beecher

Longer Version:

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul; and the heart of man knoweth none more fragrant. While its opponent, ingratitude, is a deadly weed; not only poisonous in itself but impregnating the very atmosphere in which it grows, with fetid vapors.


quote by Rhonda Byrne: There is always something to be grateful for. with background image: three clear drinking glasses with brown liquid
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There is always something to be grateful for.

--Rhonda Byrne

Longer Version:

There is always something to be grateful for. Pure love has no conditions or boundaries. Love does not restrain itself or hold back. Love gives all the time and doesn't ask for anything in return. Love is a continuous flow without any limits. And all of this is inside you.


quote by Thornton Wilder: The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude. with background image: photo of author Thornton Wilder with quote

The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.

--Thornton Wilder

Things must be felt with the heart.

--Helen Keller
quote by Joshua Sylvester: Enough is as good as a feast. with background image: clear drinking glass with beer on black table
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Enough is as good as a feast.

--Joshua Sylvester
quote by Robert Brault: Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. with background image: silhouette of kneeling man
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Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

--Robert Brault
quote by Voltaire: By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property. with background image: green plant in tilt shift lens
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By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.

--Voltaire
quote by Woody Allen: I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose. with background image: person sitting on black surface looking to sky
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I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.

--Woody Allen
quote by Willie Nelson: When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around. with background image: yellow bee beside purple petaled flower during daytime
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When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.

--Willie Nelson
quote by William Blake: The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest. with background image: woman in black shirt standing on yellow flower field during daytime
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The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.

--William Blake
quote by Plautus: No blessing lasts forever. with background image: cup of latte on table
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No blessing lasts forever.

--Plautus
quote by Pharrell Williams: It's not possible to experience constant euphoria, but if you're grateful, you can find happiness in everything. with background image: green and white bird on black wire during daytime
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It's not possible to experience constant euphoria, but if you're grateful, you can find happiness in everything.

--Pharrell Williams
quote by Paulo Coelho: Every blessing ignored becomes a curse. with background image: green leaf in close up photography
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Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.

--Paulo Coelho

Longer Version:

Every blessing ignored becomes a curse. I don't want anything else in life. But you are forcing me to look at wealth and at horizons I have never known. Now that I have seen them, and now that I see how immense my possibilities are, I'm going to feel worse than I did before you arrived. Because I know the things I should be able to accomplish, and I don't want to do so.


quote by Nadia Comaneci: What makes me happy is the appreciation of people around me. with background image: purple, white, and pink floral painting
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What makes me happy is the appreciation of people around me.

--Nadia Comaneci

quote by Melody Beattie: Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. with background image: three person looking stars and milky way
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Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

--Melody Beattie

quote by Mason Cooley: Three meals plus bedtime make four sure blessings a day. with background image: worm's eye view photography of pink cheery blossom tree
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Three meals plus bedtime make four sure blessings a day.

--Mason Cooley
quote by Lionel Hampton: Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind. with background image: photo of gray elephant on grass
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Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.

--Lionel Hampton
quote by Joseph Wood Krutch: Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude. with background image: photo of author Joseph Wood Krutch with quote

Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.

--Joseph Wood Krutch
quote by James Thomson: Ingratitude is treason to mankind. with background image: photo of author James Thomson with quote

Ingratitude is treason to mankind.

--James Thomson
quote by Jim Lovell: Be thankful for problems. If they were less difficult, someone with less ability might have your job. with background image: brown rugby ball
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Be thankful for problems. If they were less difficult, someone with less ability might have your job.

--Jim Lovell
quote by Joyce Meyer: There's no happier person than a truly thankful, content person. with background image: snow covered brown mountain
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There's no happier person than a truly thankful, content person.

--Joyce Meyer
quote by John F. Kennedy: As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. with background image: photo of author John F. Kennedy with quote

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
quote by James E. Faust: As with all commandments, gratitude is a description of a successful mode of living. The thankful heart opens our eyes to a multitude of blessings that continually surround us. with background image: photo of author James E. Faust with quote

As with all commandments, gratitude is a description of a successful mode of living. The thankful heart opens our eyes to a multitude of blessings that continually surround us.

--James E. Faust
quote by Henri Matisse: There are always flowers for those who want to see them. with background image: closeup photo of sunflower
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There are always flowers for those who want to see them.

--Henri Matisse
quote by Henri Frederic Amiel: Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts. with background image: woman on seashore near island under blue sky
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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
quote by G. K. Chesterton: I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. with background image: photo of author G. K. Chesterton with quote

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

--G. K. Chesterton
quote by G. K. Chesterton: When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude. with background image: photo of author G. K. Chesterton with quote

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.

--G. K. Chesterton
quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude. with background image: person with flashlight near lighted green tree on mountain under starry night
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The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.

--Friedrich Nietzsche
quote by Eileen Caddy: Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you. with background image: gray scale photo of woman face
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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
quote by Epicurus: Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance. with background image: mountain dew during sunrise
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Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.

--Epicurus
quote by Elie Wiesel: For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Dalai Lama: When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Charles H. Spurgeon: Fill the earth with your songs of gratitude. with background image: photo of author Charles H. Spurgeon with quote

Fill the earth with your songs of gratitude.

--Charles H. Spurgeon
quote by Brené Brown: I don't have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness -- it's right in front of me if I'm paying attention and practicing gratitude. with background image: woman standing between sunflower field during daytime
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I don't have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness -- it's right in front of me if I'm paying attention and practicing gratitude.

--Brené Brown
quote by Benjamin Disraeli: Never take anything for granted. with background image: person holding red and beige twin bell analog alarm clock
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Never take anything for granted.

--Benjamin Disraeli
quote by Baltasar Gracian: Hope has a good memory; gratitude a bad one. with background image: woman in white shirt sitting on brown rock near lake during daytime
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Hope has a good memory; gratitude a bad one.

--Baltasar Gracian
quote by Albert C. Barnes: 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. with background image: photo of author Albert C. Barnes with quote

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 C. Barnes
quote by Alphonse Karr: Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses. with background image: shallow focus photo of white rose
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Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.

--Alphonse Karr
quote by Alan Cohen: Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts. with background image: plain background
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Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.

--Alan Cohen
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