“gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.” — henry van dyke
“thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. thankfulness may consist merely of words. gratitude is shown in acts.” — henri frederic amiel
it isn’t what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart.
“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.” — albert schweitzer
“to live a life of gratitude is to open our eyes to the countless ways in which we are supported by the world around us. such a life provides less space for our suffering because our attention is more balanced. we are more often occupied with noticing what we are given, thanking those who have helped us, and repaying the world in some concrete way for what we are receiving.” — gregg krech
“if a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.” — frank a. clark
“you won’t be happy with more until you’re happy with what you’ve got.” — viki king
“i thank god for my handicaps, for, through them, i have found myself, my work, and my god.” — helen keller
famous thanksgiving quotations
george washington in his first presidential proclamation: "it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of almighty god, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor."—october 3, 1789
samuel adams, father of the american revolution: "it is therefore recommended ... to set apart thursday the eighteenth day of december next, for solemn thanksgiving and praise, that with one heart and one voice the good people may express the grateful feelings of their hearts and consecrate themselves to the service of their divine benefactor ..."—november 1, 1777 (adopted by the 13 states as the first official thanksgiving proclamation)
abraham lincoln, during the civil war: "we have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown."—1863
sir john templeton: "how wonderful it would be if we could help our children and grandchildren to learn thanksgiving at an early age. thanksgiving opens the doors. it changes a child’s personality. a child is resentful, negative—or thankful. thankful children want to give, they radiate happiness, they draw people."
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."
anne frank: "i do not think of all the misery, but of the glory that remains. go outside into the fields, nature and the sun, go out and seek happiness in yourself and in god. think of the beauty that again and again discharges itself within and without you and be happy."
theodore roosevelt: "let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds."—1901
john fitzgerald kennedy: "as we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
I really appreciate it.
You're one in a million.
You're the greatest.
Thanks to you (we made it on time.)
I couldn't have done it without you.
I'm truly grateful for your help.
Your help is greatly appreciated.
I'd like to express my gratitude.
Warm wishes at Thanksgiving.
From all of us to all of you at Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving wishes for you and your family.
I wish you could be here on Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving just won't be the same without you.
It will be sad not to see you during the holiday when families get together.
Our first Thanksgiving should be our best.
I wouldn't want to spend Thanks-giving with anyone else.
What a wonderful time to be together.
Thanksgiving is a time when I tell you that I love you.
Thanksgiving is a great time to tell you that we love you kids.
Thanksgiving is the best holiday of the year.(来自:WWw.zW2.CN 爱作文网:关于感恩的英语名言)
001 The sting of a reproach,is the truth of it.
002 Virtue and happiness are mother and daugher.
003 TAll mankind are beholden to him that is kind to the good.
004 It’s the easiest thing in the world for a man to deceive himself.
005 ’Tis easier to prevent bad hadits than to breadk them. 防止染上恶习远比消除恶习容易。
006 An old man in a house is a good sign.
007 Speak with contempt of none,form slave to king,the meanest bee,and will use,a sting.
别用言词贬低任何人，无论国王还是奴隶。最卑戝的蜜蜂也 008 Beware,beware!he’ll cheat’ithout scruple,who can without fear.
009 How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults.or resolution enough to mend them!
010 Trick and treachery are the practice if fools,that have not wit enough to be honest.
傻瓜习惯于诡计和背判的伎俩，他们还没聪明到学会真诚待人011 Thirst after desert,not reward.
in the deciduous circled in the air, composed of a movement of thanksgiving, it was a tree on the earth's thanksgiving nourish it; white clouds in the blue sky around, painting paintings zhao na touching the screen, which is feeding on the white clouds blue sky thanksgiving. thanksgiving is because we have made this colorful community, because thanksgiving will be sincere friendship. thanksgiving because it let us know the true meaning of life.
when we put a small piece of alum into muddy water, we can see the alum can soon make the water clear. if each of us has an attitude of being grateful, we’ll be able to get rid of impulse, upset, dissatisfaction and misfortune. being grateful can bring us a better and more beautiful life.