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Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.

True forgiveness is when you can say, “Thank you for that experience.”

As we express our gratitude we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.

John F. Kennedy

If you are really thankful what do you do? You share.

I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life.

Anatole France

The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty.

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.

I'm an atheist and I thank God for it.

How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!

Most people would rather get than give affection

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?"

William Arthur Ward

It is another's fault if he be ungrateful, but it is mine if I do not give. To find one thankful man I will oblige a great many that are not so.

Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.

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

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant and kindness from the unkind, yet strange I am ungrateful to those teachers.

Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do that day which must be done, whether you like it or not.

Pride slays thanksgiving but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.

I'm thankful for the incredible advances in medicine that have taken place during my lifetime. I almost certainly wouldn't still be here if it weren't for them.

Billy Graham

Life is a gift and i try to respond with grace and courtesy

Maya Angelou

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick at least we didn't die, so let us all be thankful.

In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for, as for me I rejoice that I am not a Republican.

When you rise in the morning give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food, and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.

I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.

I am thankful of course, for the prize, and thankful to God for each story, each idea, each word, each day.

To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.

no desire to thank him for anything.

Develop an attitude of gratitude and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.

Be thankful for what you have, you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never ever have enough.

I have no ambition to govern men, it is a painful and thankless office.

It has been an honor for me to call Austin home. It is my pleasure to say thanks to my fellow residents for their continued support.

A woman drove me to drink and I didn't even have the decency to thank her.

One day soon the Gillette company will announce the development of a razor that thanks to a computer microchip can actually travel ahead in time and shave beard hairs that don't even exist yet

Dave Barry

Thank God we're living in a country where the sky's the limit the stores are open late and you can shop in bed thanks to television.

And a special thank you to the citizens of Massachusetts: You are paying all the taxes, creating all the jobs, raising all the children. This government is yours. Thank you for letting me serve you. I love this job.

'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.

Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life and you'll find that you have more of it.

To the people I forgot you weren't on my mind for some reason and you probably don't deserve any thanks anyway.

I don't want any vegetables thank you. I paid for the cow to eat them for me.

Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.

We can be thankful to a friend for a few acres or a little money, and yet for the freedom and command of the whole earth and for the great benefits of our being, our life, health and reason, we look upon ourselves as under no obligation.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A man who is eating or lying with his wife, or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is by Christian standards in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.

C. S. Lewis

What's that line from TS Eliot? To arrive at the place where you started but to know it for the first time. I'm able to write about a breakup from a different place. Same brokenness. Same rock-bottom. But a little more informed now I'm older. Thank God for growing up.

Alanis Morissette

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you it will be enough.

The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies, but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find in every hour some heavenly blessings!

Henry Ward Beecher

Every man in his lifetime needs to thank his faults.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are many silly superstitions about lightning and as a result many people - maybe even you - are terrified of it. You shouldn't worry. Thanks to modern science we now know that lightning is nothing more than huge chunks of electricity that can come out of the sky anytime anywhere and kill you.

Dave Barry

Most people repent their sins by thanking God they ain't so wicked as their neighbors.

Thanks to my mother not a single cardboard box has found its way back into society. We receive gifts in boxes from stores that went out of business twenty years ago.

When it comes to my own turn to lay my weapons down I shall do so with thankfulness and fatigue, and whatever be my destiny afterward I shall be glad to lie down with my fathers in honor. It is human at least, if not divine.

I may be as bad as the worst but thank God I am as good as the best.

Walt Whitman

Thank you for your coffee seignor. I shall miss that when we leave Casablanca.

Unseasonable kindness gets no thanks.

The joy I get from winning a major championship doesn't even compare to the feeling I get when a kid writes a letter saying: 'Thank you so much. You have changed my life.'

I have good looking kids. Thank goodness my wife cheats on me.

Rodney Dangerfield

If Germany thanks to Hitler and his successors were to enslave the European nations and destroy most of the treasures of their past future historians would certainly pronounce that she had civilized Europe.

Our worldly successes cannot be guaranteed but our ability to achieve spiritual success is entirely up to us thanks to the grace of God. The best advice I know is to give is to give those worldly things your best but never your all - reserve the ultimate hope for the only one who can grant it.

The best medicine I know for rheumatism is to thank the Lord that it ain't gout.

Thank you so much. I really appreciate it

My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor.

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.

Erma Bombeck

Thankfully I have my mom and a small group of close friends who are there for me 24/7 and whom I can trust and depend on.

So long and thanks for all the fish.

Some people have a knack of putting upon you gifts of no real value to engage you to substantial gratitude. We thank them for nothing.

Thanks to television for the first time the young are seeing history made before it is censored by their elders.

Margaret Mead

A lot of Thanksgiving days have been ruined by not carving the turkey in the kitchen.

What if you gave someone a gift and they neglected to thank you for it - would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer you must truly appreciate what you already have.

What I mean is that none of my talents had a - what's that great word - rubric. A singer an actor a dancer - there was nothing I could really say I was. The writing came much later. And actually thank God because if I had said I'm a singer I would really have just had one thing to do.

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.

Old age is not a matter for sorrow. It is matter for thanks if we have left our work done behind us.

Thomas Carlyle

Prolonged indiscriminate reviewing of books is a quite exceptionally thankless irritating and exhausting job. It not only involves praising trash but constantly inventing reactions towards books about which one has no spontaneous feeling whatever.

In everyone's life at some time our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

Thank God men cannot fly and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.

We've always had parties or celebrations on that day. It was just a way to do something for a city that has done a lot of things for me. We're basically saying thank you for all the support.

Thanks to my solid academic training today I can write hundreds of words on virtually any topic without possessing a shred of information which is how I got a good job in journalism.

Dave Barry

Always observe how ephemeral and worthless human things are. Pass then through this little space of time conformably to nature and end thy journey in content just as an olive falls off when it is ripe blessing nature who produced it and thanking the tree on which it grew.

I will thank God for the day and the moment I have.

Why would I retire? Sit at home and watch TV? No thanks. I'd rather be out playing.

Be true to yourself help others make each day your masterpiece make friendship a fine art drink deeply from good books - especially the Bible build a shelter against a rainy day give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.

John Wooden

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.

It's been quite a roller coaster ride but I've grown and learned a lot about myself. The greatest thing is being able to interact with fans and touch people's lives... for that I give thanks.

Both of my parents got to see me host Carson, thank God. That's all anyone wants: to have their parents see they're going to be all right in life.

I felt that I had worked hard my entire life and deserved to enjoy all the temptations around me. I felt I was entitled and thanks to money and fame I didn't have to go far to find them.

Since all the riches of this world May be gifts from the Devil and earthly kings I should suspect that I worshipp'd the Devil If I thank'd my God for worldly things

But friendship is precious not only in the shade but in the sunshine of life and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.

If you suffer thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive.

I want to thank you for taking time out of your day to come and witness my hanging.

George W. Bush

I'm a lucky guy and I'm happy to be with the Yankees. And I want to thank everyone for making this night necessary.

Down on your knees and thank heaven fasting for a good man's love.


It was a woman who drove me to drink and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it.

If it was not for the entail I should not mind it.' `What should not you mind?' `I should not mind anything at all.' `Let us be thankful that you are preserved from a state of such insensibility.

It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views, for these also contributed something by developing before us the powers of thought.

For one man who thanks God that he is not as other men there are a thousand to offer thanks that they are as other men sufficiently as others are to escape attention

I just want to thank everyone who made this day necessary.

I was sleeping the other night alone thanks to the exterminator.

I am as bad as the worst but thank God I am as good as the best.

Walt Whitman