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

Marcus Tulius Cicero (106-43 BC) Writer, politician and great roman orator.

Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one.

Baltasar Gracian (1601-1658) Spanish Philosopher, and Writer.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

Deficiency motivation doesn't work. It will lead to a life-long pursuit of try to fix me. Learn to appreciate what you have and where and who you are.

Wayne Dyer (1940-?) American psychotherapist, author and lecturer.

Many times a day I realize how much my own life is built on the labors of my fellowmen, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-Swiss-U.S. scientist.


He receives comfort like cold porridge.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.

I hate ingratitude more in a person; than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness, or, any taint of vice whose strong corruption inhabits our frail blood. [Twelfth Night]

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.

One ungrateful person, does an injury to all needy people.

Publilius Syrus (1st Centry BC-?) Roman writer and poet.

The public have neither shame or gratitude.

William Hazlitt (1778-1830) British essayist.

There are minds so impatient of inferiority that their gratitude is a species of revenge, and they return benefits, not because recompense is a pleasure, but because obligation is a pain.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.