Quotes on Gratitude


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"I have a great and compelling sense of gratitude and optimism about the youth of the Church. In saying this, I do not wish to imply that all is well with all of them. There are many who have troubles, and many who live far beneath the high expectations we have concerning them. But even considering these, I have great confidence in our young people as a whole. I regard you as the finest generation in the history of the Church. I compliment you, and I have in my heart a great feeling of love and respect and appreciation for you. 'Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood...'"

-Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley-

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"GRATITUDE is twin sister to humility; PRIDE is foe to both."

-James E. Talmage-

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I think if we were to take one single measure of how spiritually well a person is, it would be how much gratitude he or she feels for life, for what it has to offer.

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"Thank God for what you have.  Trust God for what you need."

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"The Lord has blessed you with an abundance of the things of the earth. "He has blessed you with peace.  He has blessed you with knowledge.  He has blessed you with testimony.  And He has blessed you with the good things of the earth... "How thankful we ought to be, my brothers and sisters, how very, very grateful we ought to be."...How thankful we ought to be that somehow in the majesty and kindness and goodness of the Lord you and I were brought forth in this generation with the marvelous and wonderful blessings we hold."

President Gordon B. Hinckley

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"It has been said that the sin of ingratitude is more serious than the sin of revenge.  With revenge, we return evil for evil, but with ingratitude, we return evil for good." 

W. Eugene Hansen, CR Oct. 1989

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"Let never day nor night unhallow'd pass, but still remember what the Lord hath done."

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“The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”   

Joseph Addison, quoted in the Book:  Attitudes of Gratitude, p. 109

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