Favorite Quotations ~  Thank You! Open Heart

"Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others." ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

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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

I awoke with devout thanksgiving for my friends. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

A simple grateful thought turned heavenwards is the most perfect prayer. ~ Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind. ~ Lionel Hampton

You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy. ~ The Buddha

Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone. ~ Gladys Browyn Stern

Gratitude is the heart's memory. ~ French Proverb

Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty. ~ Doris Day

Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find somebody's hand and squeeze it... while there is still time. ~ Dale Dauten

I don't like it when people on the street say "smile" or "cheer up." It's a real cheap line. I'm feeling good. I'm feeling real grateful for everything. It's a solid time in my life. When people say I look sad, they're wrong. ~ Nicolas Cage

I think one of life's great milestones is when a person can look back and be almost as thankful for the setbacks as for the victories. ~ Bob Dole

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation isn't to utter words, but to live by them. ~ John F. Kennedy

A state of mind that sees God in everything is evidence of growth in grace and a thankful heart. ~ Charles G. Finney

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