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Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. ...
by Aesop

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
- Aesop

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

Outer show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
- Aesop

Beware, lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
- Aesop

 

Poverty with security is better than plenty
in the midst of fear and uncertainty.
- Aesop

A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
- Aesop

It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
- Aesop

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It is with our passions as it is with fire and water,
they are good servants, but bad masters.
- Aesop

United we stand, divided we fall.
- Aesop

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
- Aesop

The little reed, bending to the force of the wind,
soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
- Aesop

It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
- Aesop

Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both,
before we commit ourselves to either.
- Aesop

He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.
- Aesop

A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy.
Let a man be one thing or the other,
and we then know how to meet him.
- Aesop

Put your shoulder to the wheel.
- Aesop

We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
- Aesop

Appearances are often deceiving.
- Aesop

Adventure is worthwhile.
- Aesop

Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
- Aesop

Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
- Aesop

Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.
- Aesop

People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
- Aesop

The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness,
however small, is ever wasted.
- Aesop

Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
- Aesop

Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
- Aesop

He that always gives way to others will end in having
no principles of his own.
- Aesop

The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
- Aesop

Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
- Aesop

After all is said and done, more is said than done.
- Aesop

The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.
- Aesop

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
- Aesop

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
- Aesop

The gods help them that help themselves.
- Aesop

Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit;
and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.
- Aesop

Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
- Aesop

We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.
- Aesop

No act of kindness, no matter how small,
is ever wasted.
- Aesop

Plodding wins the race.
- Aesop

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
- Aesop

Don't let your special character and values,
the secret that you know and no one else does,
the truth - don't let that get swallowed up by the
great chewing complacency.
- Aesop

Please all, and you will please none.
- Aesop

Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
- Aesop

If you allow men to use you for your own purposes,
they will use you for theirs.
- Aesop

Familiarity breeds contempt.
- Aesop

It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard,
if we do not strive as well as pray.
- Aesop

Example is the best precept.
- Aesop

Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
- Aesop

We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
- Aesop

Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
- Aesop

A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
- Aesop

Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.
- Aesop

Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
- Aesop

As the evening beckons with the promise of tomorrow...
may your gratitude rise up and with strength answer, "yes."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

There is beauty and adventure in the commonplace
for those with eyes to see beyond.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

He is richest who is content with the least,
for content is the wealth of nature.
- Socrates

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

When a person doesn't have gratitude,
something is missing in his or her humanity.
A person can almost be defined by
his or her attitude toward gratitude.
- Elie Wiesel

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My joy is the golden sunset
giving thanks for another day.
Gratitude itself is a source of joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The invariable mark of wisdom is to
see the miraculous in the common.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.
- William Blake

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

Gratitude itself is a source of joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Gratitude is crucial to your happiness
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The path to happiness is forgiveness of everyone
and gratitude for everything.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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