We showed him (i.e. man) the way: whether he be grateful or ungrateful (rests on his will).” – Koran (Al-Insan 76.3)

I started out giving thanks for small things, and the more thankful I became, the more my bounty increased. That’s because what you focus on expands, and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it. Opportunities, relationships, even money flowed my way when I learned to be grateful no matter what happened in my life.” – Oprah Winfrey, Media Personality and Businesswoman (B. 1954)

To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.” – Johannes A. Gaertner, Professor, Theologian, Poet (1912-1996)

“You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomine, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing, and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.” – G.K. Chesterton, Writer (1874-1936)

“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say ‘thank you’?” – William A. Ward (1921-1994), Writer

Gratitude is the memory of the heart.” – Jean-Baptiste Massieu (1743-1818), French Revolution Activist

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each one of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” – Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965), Nobel Peace Prize – Winning Medical Missionary and Philosopher