Compiled by H.C. Nash

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Gratitude is a fruit of great civilization; you do not find it among gross people.
  --Samuel Johnson

Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let
  faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.--Maya Angelou

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners
  who make our souls blossom.--Marcel Proust

Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful
  for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more?
  --Roy T. Bennett

When I’m not thank’d at all, I’m thank’d enough, I’ve done my duty, and I’ve done no more.
  --Henry Fielding

I hate ingratitude more in a man / Than lying, vainness, babbling drunkenness, / Or any
  taint of vice whose strong corruption / inhabits our frail blood.--Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep? / No—here’s to the pilot that weathered
  the storm.--George Canning

One way to love yourself and take charge of your life is through the practice of gratitude.
  Practicing gratitude increases self-awareness.--Veronica Smith

If the only prayer you say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.--Meister Eckhart

Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones—with
  ingratitude.--Benjamin Franklin

Gratitude is the least of the virtues, but ingratitude is the worst of vices.--Thomas Fuller

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation of all abundance.
   --Eckhart Tolle

Joy is the simplest kind of gratitude.--Karl Barth

When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them
  with gratitude.--G.K. Chesterton

If you have lived, take thankfully the past.--John Dryden

The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.
  --John E. Southard

Praise the bridge that brought you over.--George Colman

Gratitude is the mother of the virtues.--Cicero

Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality.--Alfred Painter

Gratitude turns what we have into enough.--Author unknown

Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.--G.B. Stern

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

Ingratitude is the daughter of pride.--Cervantes

Replace fear with gratitude, and the whole world changes.--Terri Guillemets

The physiological overload of “consumer capitalism”—the slavishness of which is bound to
  an irreversible technological intrusiveness via social media—is stifling our sense of Jefferson’s
  “human scale” in which the virtue of  genuine gratitude and its manifestations can flourish.
  For all too many, numbness and distraction reign.--Yours truly

Happy Thanksgiving to everybody . . .


  H.C. Nash is the author of the two-volume Patsy of the Ages: Lee Harvey Oswald and His Nation Half a Century Later, available in paperback and Kindle ebook.