Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thoughts, Maxims & Proverbs for Thanksgiving

“Giving Thanks,Horace Pippin (1942)

“Enough is as good as a feast.”—Sir Thomas Malory (d.1471)

“Never look a gift horse in the mouth.”—John Heywood (c.1497-1580)

“Since we cannot get what we like, let us like what we can get.”—of Spanish provenance

“When eating fruit, remember the one who planted the tree.”—of Vietnamese provenance

Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.”—Alice Walker

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”—William Arthur Ward (1921-1994)

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”—William Arthur Ward     

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”—Marcel Proust

“Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.”—Henri Frédéric Amiel (1821 – 1881)

“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.”—Friedrich Nietzsche

“To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.”—Johannes Gaertner (1912 – 1996)

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.”—Cynthia Ozick (b. 1928)

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”—Cicero

“Gratitude is the moral memory of mankind.”—Georg Simmel

“Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic.”—John Henry Jowett

The entry on Gratitude in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.


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