“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.“ - Cicero

What is Gratitude?
The state of being grateful; warm and friendly feeling toward a benefactor; kindness awakened by a favor received; thankfulness.

 Quotes about Gratitude

Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors. ~Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy. ~Jacques Maritain

It's a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation. ~Roberto Benigni

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. ~Albert Schweitzer

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. ~Buddha

Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive. ~Edward Gibbon

Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary. ~Margaret Cousins

Reflective Questions about Gratitude

  • How have I been appreciative?
  • For what in my life am I grateful?
  • How do you respond to a gift?
  • Are you satisfied with what you have?
  • How important is gratitude to you? For others?