The Florida Bar

Notable Quotations: Gratitude

October 13, 2021

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so this edition of Notable Quotations focuses on gratitude. As always, we are grateful to Senior Lawyers Committee member Bruce Blitman. He is the one to thank for these words of wisdom.

“Learn to be thankful for what you already have, while you pursue all that you want.” — Jim Rohn

“The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.” — Henry Ward Beecher

“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” — Zig Ziglar

“Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.” — Doris Day

“Never take anything for granted.” — Benjamin Disraeli

“No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” — James Allen

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” — William Arthur Ward

“The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.” — Charles Schwabb

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” — Willie Nelson

“The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.” — William Blake

“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer.” — Maya Angelou

“When times are good, be grateful, and when times are tough, be graceful.” — Dustin Poirier