Thoughts on Gratitude

Gratitude is born in hearts that take time to count up past mercies.
Charles E. Jefferson
(1860 – 1937)
Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.
Jacques Maritain, Reflections on America, 1958
French diplomat & philosopher (1882 – 1973)

Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.


G. K. Chesterton

Some people grumble because roses have thorns; I am thankful that the thorns have roses.


Alphonse Karr

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.

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William Arthur Ward


2 thoughts on “Thoughts on Gratitude

  1. Great post, Carol. I can’t decide which I like best. (not that it’s a contest) I think the one by G. K. Chesterton, because I love the word “wonder.” It’s like letting our “awe” remain a child forever.

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