Thursday, November 24, 2005
# Posted 9:10 PM by Patrick Belton
Sophocles (Ajax, l. 522): Gratitude to gratitude always gives birth.
Elie Wiesel (Nobel Peace Prize acceptance remarks, 10 December 1986): No one is as capable of gratitude as one who has emerged from the kingdom of night.
Samuel Johnson (Tour to the Hebrides. 20 September 1773): Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation; you do not find it among gross people.
Nietzsche (Beyond Good and Evil, Fourth Part: Maxims and Interludes) A man who possesses genius is insufferable unless he also possesses at least two other things: gratitude and cleanliness.
Yeats ('Vacillation'): No man has ever lived that had enough / Of children’s gratitude or woman’s love.
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta: She gives most who gives with joy. The best way to show our gratitude to God and the people is to accept everything with joy. A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love.
Albert Schweitzer: To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kind that will stand behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.
William Faulkner: Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all. (1) opinions -- Add your opinion
All Things Beautiful Tackback Loyalty To The Truth on ThanksgivingPost a Comment
"There are a few Bloggers that I would like to single out on this Thanksgiving Day who stand out as the True Ladies and Gentlemen of the Blogosphere, holding their diplomatic heads up high above all others showing us all that politics and opinion despite loosing your head at times does not have to mean also loosing one's manners. [...] Patrick Belton @ Oxblog is simply 'The Incredible Hunk', I am not quite sure why but I have a feeling he is one."
O.K. Patrick I just wanted you to know that you are the number one outgoing link on my site at the moment. I wonder why?.....LOL!!!