“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

“I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.” – J.B. Priestley, Writer and Playwright (1894-1984)

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love.” – Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor (121-180)

“It is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Lutheran Pastor (1906-1945)