Gratitude quotes & sayings

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A man is very apt to complain of the ingratitude of those who have risen far above him. - Samuel Johnson
Take full account of the excellencies which you possess, and in gratitude remember how you would hanker after them, if you had them not. - Marcus Aurelius
The gratitude of most men is but a secret desire of receiving greater benefits. - Francois de la Rochefoucauld
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
That possession which we gain by the sword is not lasting; gratitude for benefits eternal. [La., Non est diuturna possessio in quam gladio ducimus; beneficiorum gratia sempiterna est] - Curtius Rufus Quintus
I hate ingratitude more in a man; Than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness, Or any taint of vice whose strong corruption Inhabits our frail blood. (Twelfth Night or What You Will) - William Shakespeare
Whoever has lived long enough to find out what life is, knows how deep a debt of gratitude we owe to Adam, the first great benefactor of our race. He brought death into the world. - Mark Twain
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. - Gilbert Keith Chesterton