quotes tagged with 'thankfulness'
Author: Daniel Defoe, Source: Unknown
All our discontents about what we want appear to me to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have.
Author: Anonymous, Source: Unknown
Some people complain that God put thorns on roses, while others praise Him for putting roses on thorns.
Author: Chinese proverb, Source: Unknown
I was angry, for I had no shoes. Then I met a man who had no feet.
It's a pity that we can't forget our troubles the same way we forget our blessings. Author: Alcoholics Anonymous, Source: Alcoholics Anonymous
I believe that one of the greatest sins of which the inhabitants of the earth are guilty today is the sin of ingratitude, the want of acknowledgment, on their part, of God and his right to govern and control. We see a man raised up with extraordinary gifts, or with great intelligence, and he is instrumental in developing some great principle. He and the world ascribe this great genius and wisdom to himself. He attributes his success to his own energies, labor and mental capacity. He does not acknowledge the hand of God in anything connected with his success, but ignores him altogether and takes the honor to himself; this will apply to almost all the world. In all great modern discoveries in science, in the arts, in mechanics, and in all the material advancement of our age, the world says, 'We have done it.' The individual says, 'I have done it,' and he gives no honor and credit to God. Now, I read in the revelations through Joseph Smith, the prophet, that because of this, God is not pleased with the inhabitants of the earth but is angry with them because they will not acknowledge his hand in all things.Author: Joseph F. Smith, Source: Gospel Doctrine, pp. 270–71
I am thankful for small mercies. I compared notes with one of my friends who expects everything of the universe, and is disappointed when anything is less than the best, and I found that I begin at the other extreme, expecting nothing, and am always full of thanks for moderate goods.Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Source: Unknown
Expressing gratitude brings us humility. In a world where we have been given so much and might be severely tempted to pride, gratitude stands as a barrier, for one cannot fill pride and gratitude at the same time.Author: S. Michael Wilcox, Source: “Gratitude”, January 2005 Ensign pg. 47