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Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden
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A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
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
A thankful heart is the greatest virtue.
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
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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
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.
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
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
- Will Rogers
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
Keep your eyes open to your mercies.
The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.
- Robert Louis Stevenson
I'm thankful to be breathing, on this side of the grass.
Whatever comes, comes.
- Ron Perlman
I still don't look at myself as a star.
I've always had a thankful heart.
- Brenda Lee
I'm very thankful to be doing what I'm doing.
I feel very blessed.
- Justin Timberlake
There was no instruction to be thankful that the Christians were special people,
There was no nationalistic, political or ethnic superiority to be thankful for.
- John Clayton
I'm thankful that I have lived long enough to become a legend,
and I hope I deserve it.
- Ralph Stanley
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
God has two dwellings; one in heaven,
and the other in a meek and thankful heart.
- Izaak Walton
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 done it all.
I'm thankful and proud of what I've accomplished in my life.
I hope to keep doing it.
- Ralph Stanley
I was in the postseason twice and I'm thankful for that.
- Ryne Sandberg
I'm thankful for every moment.
- Al Green
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'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
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 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
I feel like I still am struggling in a lot of different ways.
I still have to fight for certain things.
At least I'm working and I'm thankful for that.
- Gina Gershon
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
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
Drink and be thankful to the host!
What seems insignificant when you have it,
is important when you need it.
- Franz Grillparzer
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
I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.
- Woody Allen
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
I've had bad jobs.
Now I have a good one.
- Maurice Greene
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
And I'm so thankful that I've been allowed to show another side of Trish.
- Trish Stratus
But I'm very thankful that no one is slamming my head
against the wall anymore.
- Harry Anderson
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
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
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
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'm thankful to get the opportunity to direct.
I hope I don't mess it up.
- Mark Harmon
If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.
- W. Clement Stone
Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns;
I am thankful that thorns have roses.
- Alphonse Karr
Be thankful for problems.
If they were less difficult, someone with less ability might have your job.
- James A. Lovell
For what I have received may the Lord make me truly thankful.
And more truly for what I have not received.
- Storm Jameson
He enjoys much who is thankful for little.
- Thomas Secker
The worst moment for the atheist is when he is really
thankful and has nobody to thank.
- Dante G. Rossetti
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'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
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
If I can do one hundredth part for the Indian that Mrs.
Stowe did for the Negro, I will be thankful.
- Helen Hunt Jackson
I am thankful I can see much to admire in all religions.
- Alfred Russel Wallace
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
This little kid pointed at me and said,
'You look disgusting!' That was the first time I thought maybe I did.
I decided I'd better start eating.
I'm just thankful that I made it through with relatively few scars.
- Susan Dey
Thanksgiving is a time when the world gets to see just
how blessed and how workable the Christian system is.
The emphasis is not on giving or buying,
but on being thankful and expressing that appreciation
to God and to one another.
- John Clayton
I had the pleasure, as Robin said, to live a childhood
dream as many young Americans and Puerto Rican children
live that play youth baseball.
And I feel honored and very thankful for that opportunity.
- Nolan Ryan
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
We have to be thankful considering our number as a
family we enjoy very good health generally but you
may be sure me and my partner have quite enough to
exercise our minds and occupy our attention.
- John Hawley
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
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May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie