Favorite Quotations ~  Thank You, 2 Five Love Languages

"Appreciation is a wonderful thing; it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." ~ François Voltaire

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Be grateful to people who make us happy. They are the gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~ Marcel Proust

Flattery is from the teeth out. Sincere appreciation is from the heart out. ~ Dale Carnegie

Blessed is he who expects no gratitude, for he shall not be disappointed. ~ W.C. Bennette

Gratitude is from the same root word as grace the boundless mercy of God. Thanksgiving is from the same root word as think, so to think is to thank. ~ Willis P. King

Get down on your knees and thank God you're still on your feet. ~ Irish Proverb

Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all ~ William Faulkner

Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Gratitude makes us feel bursting with delight, just to remember the gifts we have received. Thus we are doubly blessed when we receive something--for the gift itself and later, in recall, for the miracle of having been given it. ~ M.J. Ryan

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. ~ Henry Ward Stowe

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. ~ Aesop's Fables

Never take anything for granted. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Some say a cup of chamomile tea or a warm bath can induce relaxation, but gratitude is the great wooer of sleep. ~ Elizabeth Yates

Be thankful for the smallest blessing and you will deserve to receive greater. Value the least gifts no less than the greatest, and simple graces as especial favors. If you remember the dignity of the Giver, no gift will seem small or mean. ~ Thomas à Kempis

Everyone wants to be appreciated. So if you appreciate someone, don't keep it a secret. ~ Mary Kay Ash, IBD, 9/1/06

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