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A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
by Cicero

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

Related topics: Values Wisdom Live-By

No one can give you better advice than yourself.
- Cicero

A thankful heart is the greatest virtue.
- Cicero

Friendship is the only thing in the world
concerning the usefulness of which all mankind are agreed.
- Cicero

 

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.
- William Blake

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

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I see the miracle in all of life. I am thankful for all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies;
but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and,
as the magnet finds the iron,
so it will find, in every hour,
some heavenly blessings!
- Henry Ward Beecher

In everyone's life, at some time,
our inner fire goes out.
It is then burst into flame
by an encounter with another human being.
We should all be thankful for those people
who rekindle the inner spirit.
- Albert Schweitzer

Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
- Will Rogers

Life repeats itself mindlessly -
unless you become mindful, it will go on repeating like a wheel.
That's why Buddhists call it the wheel of life and death,
the wheel of time.
It moves like a wheel: birth is followed by death,
death is followed by birth;
love is followed by hate, hate is followed by love;
success is followed by failure,
failure is followed by success. Just see!
If you can watch just for a few days,
you will see a pattern emerging, a wheel pattern.
One day, a fine morning, you are feeling so good and so happy,
and another day you are so dull,
so dead that you start thinking of committing suicide.
And just the other day you were so full of life,
so blissful that you were feeling thankful to God,
that you were in a mood of deep gratefulness,
and today there is great complaint
and you don't see the point why one should go on living...
And it goes on and on, but you don't see the pattern.
Once you see the pattern, you can get out of it.
- Osho

In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for;
as for me,
I rejoice that I am not a Republican.
- H. L. Mencken

We are composed of self-contradictions.
Each of us is loving in some moments - hateful in others.
Patient and calm sometimes - harried by urgency at others.
Understanding - and self-absorbed.
Reassuring - and sarcastic.
Generous - and greedy.
Trusting - and jealous.
Comforting - and snappish.
Original - and stuck in a rut.
Thankful - and needy.
Forgiving - and vengeful.
Nurturing ourself - and stuffing ourself with fast food.
Honoring our bodies - and overstressing.
Being Joyful - and Suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns;
I am thankful that thorns have roses.
- Alphonse Karr

I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.
- Woody Allen

I'm thankful to be breathing, on this side of the grass.
Whatever comes, comes.
- Ron Perlman

The children have been a wonderful gift to me,
and I'm thankful to have once again seen our world through their eyes.
They restore my faith in the family's future.
- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.
- W. Clement Stone

If I can do one hundredth part for the Indian that Mrs.
Stowe did for the Negro, I will be thankful.
- Helen Hunt Jackson

Keep your eyes open to your mercies.
The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

It is another's fault if he be ungrateful,
but it is mine if I do not give.
To find one thankful man, I will oblige a great many that are not so.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I feel like I still am struggling in a lot of different ways.
I still have to fight for certain things.
Certain jobs.
At least I'm working and I'm thankful for that.
- Gina Gershon

He enjoys much who is thankful for little.
- Thomas Secker

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today,
at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little,
at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick,
at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.
- The Buddha

I still don't look at myself as a star.
I've always had a thankful heart.
- Brenda Lee

We have to be thankful to the Czechs that they did their duty.
The Czech Republic won, I can't believe it.
It was a huge party with all the people here.
- Ruud van Nistelrooy

I'm thankful to get the opportunity to direct.
I hope I don't mess it up.
- Mark Harmon

I am thankful I can see much to admire in all religions.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

I've been very fortunate.
I feel very thankful.
I've been able to come home and do some fun things
and make it exciting for people here at home.
- Roger Clemens

If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got,
he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get.
- Frank Howard Clark

I am most thankful to Almighty Providence for mercies received,
and determined still to press the case into public
notice as a token of gratitude.
- William Banting

I've been allowed to grow over the past twenty years.
I've managed to avoid being trapped in one moment of my career and for that,
I'm very thankful.
- Giovanni Ribisi

We can always find something to be thankful for,
and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful
for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning.
- Albert Barnes

The truth is, after Boys Don't Cry, I realized how
few and far between the great roles are.
I am beyond thankful for finding Million Dollar Baby.
- Hilary Swank

There was no instruction to be thankful that the Christians were special people,
chosen people.
There was no nationalistic, political or ethnic superiority to be thankful for.
- John Clayton

I am thankful, of course, for the prize and thankful to God for each story,
each idea, each word, each day.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

I'm very thankful to be doing what I'm doing.
I feel very blessed.
- Justin Timberlake

I have a very pessimistic view of life.
You should know this about me if we're gonna go out.
You know, I - I feel that life is -
is divided up into the horrible and the miserable.
Those are the two categories, you know.
The - the horrible would be like, um,
I don't know, terminal cases, you know,
and blind people, crippled. I don't know how they get through life.
It's amazing to me. You know, and the miserable is everyone else.
That's - that's - so - so - when you go through life -
you should be thankful that you're miserable
because you're very lucky to be miserable.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall

I've had bad jobs.
Now I have a good one.
I'm thankful.
- Maurice Greene

I'm really thankful and complimented when people come to me and say,
thank you for the great times for all these years.
But I don't think about it as being a leader.
- Bill Kreutzmann

Like Christ said, love thee one another.
I learned to do that, and I learned to respect and
be appreciative and thankful for what I had.
- James Brown

I'm so thankful for the active obedience of Christ.
No hope without it.
- John Gresham Machen

And I'm so thankful that I've been allowed to show another side of Trish.
- Trish Stratus

I bless God for this retirement: I never was more thankful
for any thing than I have been of late for the necessity
I am under of self-denial in many respects.
- David Brainerd

I'm thankful for every moment.
- Al Green

A federal judge did as he was supposed to do and upheld the Constitution.
We should be thankful that we have judiciary that will do that.
- Michael Newdow

I realized this is what God has dealt me,
and I should be thankful considering all that's happened to me in my life,
but MS caused the movies to stop - stop dead -
and I miss it.
- Richard Pryor

I do not so much rejoice that God hath made me to be a Queen,
as to be a Queen over so thankful a people.
- Elizabeth I

God has two dwellings; one in heaven,
and the other in a meek and thankful heart.
- Izaak Walton

I've done it all.
I'm thankful and proud of what I've accomplished in my life.
I hope to keep doing it.
- Ralph Stanley

Appreciation is the highest form of prayer,
for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you
shine the light of your thankful thoughts.
- Alan Cohen

Drink and be thankful to the host!
What seems insignificant when you have it,
is important when you need it.
- Franz Grillparzer

For what I have received may the Lord make me truly thankful.
And more truly for what I have not received.
- Storm Jameson

Be thankful for problems.
If they were less difficult, someone with less ability might have your job.
- James A. Lovell

I was in the postseason twice and I'm thankful for that.
- Ryne Sandberg

The worst moment for the atheist is when he is really
thankful and has nobody to thank.
- Dante G. Rossetti

But I'm very thankful that no one is slamming my head
against the wall anymore.
- Harry Anderson

I'm thankful that I have lived long enough to become a legend,
and I hope I deserve it.
- Ralph Stanley

There's a lot of women in the WNBA.
There's a lot of women who could be here.
To be voted by the fans says a lot -
that people are aware of what's going on.
I'm really thankful.
I think they just really appreciate my talent so I'm definitely grateful.
- Lisa Leslie

Certainly my parents were a huge influence.
They always expected the most out of all of us.
And expected us to do our very best.
I'm thankful to them for allowing me to do what I wanted to do.
- Laurel Clark

And I'm very surprised that all this stuff actually
worked out to where I could have a career in film,
gain the benefit of my education, and be thankful that
I was able to break into my craft as an actor.
- Terrence Howard

All of us, who are members of the Germanic peoples,
can be happy and thankful that once in thousands of years fate has given us,
from among the Germanic peoples, such a genius,
a leader, our Fuehrer Adolf Hitler, and you should
be happy to be allowed to work with us.
- Heinrich Himmler

We can be thankful to a friend for a few acres,
or a little money; and yet for the freedom and command of the whole earth,
and for the great benefits of our being,
our life, health, and reason, we look upon ourselves as under no obligation.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I think there is a difference between Slate and Salon.
I think we both serve important functions on the Internet.
As more and more Websites disappear,
I'm thankful Slate is still around because it makes things less lonely.
- David Talbot

I'm thankful for all the things that this job has given me and my family.
But probably the thing that I am most proud of throughout my career is that,
not only myself, but my family and the people around
me have just been regular people,
which we are.
- Brett Favre

I know for me like I have a reputation of being kind of tough,
I have a reputation of also being the girl next door,
kind of sweet but I have standards and my thing is,
it's me on that screen and I don't have control over
everything in this and I'm grateful and thankful.
- Nia Long

I'm really thankful to God, man.
Like now, I'm really making a real comeback with my group.
With or without a record, with or without a movie.
And behind all the negative press behind this movie.
- Ike Turner

I have spent over 60 years bent over a guitar and to
know that I wrote 70 compositions that masters have recorded,
that makes me feel so good and full,
and proud and thankful to the good Lord.
- Jerry Reed

I want to let my fans get to know a little about me.
I'm very thankful for everything they've done for me so,
of course, I'm going to let them into my world a bit.
But I really am a very private person,
and I love kepping my life to myself -
that's how I've always been.
- Vanessa Hudgens

We in the United States should be all the more thankful
for the freedom and religious tolerance we enjoy.
And we should always remember the lessons learned from the Holocaust,
in hopes we stay vigilant against such inhumanity now and in the future.
- Charlie Dent


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