Quotes by thankfulness

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  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.
  • Daniel Defoe
    Daniel Defoe
    English writer 1660-1731
    Daniel Defoe
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    All our discontents about what we want appeared to me to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have.
    Source: Robinson Crusoe (1719)
  • Henry van Dyke
    Henry van Dyke
    American Protestant Clergyman and Writer 1852--1933
    Henry van Dyke
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    Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
  • Bernice Johnson Reagon
    Bernice Johnson Reagon
    American composer, scholar, and social activist 1942-
    Bernice Johnson Reagon
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    If every moment is sacred, and If you are amazed and in awe most of the time when you find yourself breathing and not crazy, then you are in a state of constant thankfulness, worship and humility.
  • William John Bennett
    William John Bennett
    American politician, and political theorist 1943-
    William John Bennett
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    Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue.
  • Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-1881
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
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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.
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    Scottish writer and poet 1850-1895
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    When it comes to my own turn to lay my weapons down, I shall do so with thankfulness and fatigue, and whatever be my destiny afterward, I shall be glad to lie down with my fathers in honor. It is human at least, if not divine.
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