He who receives a benefit with gratitude repays the first installment on his debt.
Those of us born after that era (of World War II), or with little or no knowledge of those experiences, take freedom for granted. In fact, we give little thought because we are preoccupied with the here and now and yet we owe a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid because you (returned servicemen) paid the price in blood.ratu joni madraiwiwi
"I can't love it - what is there to love? It can't love me - or you either; it can't understand a single word you say to it, or feel one spark of gratitude for all your kindness. Wait till it can show some little affection for me, and then I'll see about loving it. At present it is nothing more than a little selfish, senseless sensualist, and if you see anything adorable in it, it's all very well - I only wonder how you can."anne brontë
This bread and wine are the simple but eloquent monument to the infinite love of the Son of God, around which we gather with tender, tearful gratitude, because He loved us'so, and because we know that our garlands of affection and consecration are pleasing to Him.abbott eliot kittredge
The immemorial ingratitude of rulers and commonwealths is proverbial. Especially common is ingratitude to Israel the People that has achieved so much of eternal worth, but has rarely succeeded in winning gratitude.
If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot humans.James Herriot
gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions, especially when it is deep. I can express with very limited adequacy the passionate devotion to this land that possesses millions of our people, born, like myself, under other skies, for the privilege that that this county has bestowed in allowing them to partake of its fellowship.felix frankfurter
The sublimity of color in Hodgkin's pictures can be thought of as, first of all, expressive of gratitude for the world that resists and survives the ego and its discontents.Susan Sontag
He who receives a benefit with gratitude repays the first installment on his debt.seneca the younger
I must stop to lament, that we cannot evince an admiring gratitude towards other excellent things by a like readiness of quotation: that we cannot, for instance, quote a star that we have been watching; or a hue of sunset; or a friend's voice, and his shake of the hand (I had almost said heart); or a beautiful picture...samuel laman blanchard
We should not, certainly, punish other people in general because of an apparent lack of gratitude on the part of some. It could be that people are so busy they seem ungrateful — or they actually are thankless! But this is OK — I'd rather be nice to someone spoiled than mean to someone who really could use a hand.ysabella brave
The great merit of Cassiodorus, that which shows his deep insight into the needs of his age and entitles him to the eternal gratitude of Europe, was his determination to utilise the vast leisure of the convent for the preservation of Divine and human learning and for its transmission to after ages.cassiodorus
The day of the last hypothesis would be also the day of the last observation... An hypothesis displaced by new facts dies an honorable death. If it has itself summoned to its trial the facts by which it is annihilated, it deserves even a monument of gratitude.jacob henle
The human mind is never better disposed to gratitude and attachment than when softened by fear.charles james napier
This insistence on "having his say upon the universe" is the profoundest motive of William James thinking as well as of his filial gratitude.ralph barton perry
I besought Him to give me some work for Him, as an outlet for love and gratitude; some self-denying service, no matter what it might be, however trying or however trivialjames hudson taylor
My feelings, gratitude, for instance, are denied me simply because of my social position.fyodor dostoevsky
For me, the massiveness of what I don’t know is one way I experience God. It creates in me a feeling of humility and a sense of gratitude.warren farrell
I believe that Communism is necessary to the world, and I believe that the heroism of Russia has fired men's hopes in a way which was essential to the realization of Communism in the future. Regarded as a splendid attempt, without which ultimate success would have been very improbable, Bolshevism deserves the gratitude and admiration of all the progressive part of mankind.bertrand russell
My gratitude to them [my first teachers] grows as I myself grow older.george sarton
Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone.
gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.cicero
The great merit of Cassiodorus, that which shows his deep insight into the needs of his age and entitles him to the eternal gratitude of Europe, was his determination to utilise the vast leisure of the convent for the preservation of Divine and human learning and for its transmission to after ages.
gratitude looks to the past and love to the present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.C. S. Lewis
gratitude enhances your ability to see beauty. It's like seeing beauty in HD.steve maraboli