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No metaphysician ever felt the deficiency of language so much as the grateful.

No one is as capable of gratitude as one who has emerged from the kingdom of night.

O Lord, who lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.

Our thanks should be as fervent for mercies received, as our petitions for mercies sought.

The gratitude of most men is but a secret desire of receiving greater benefits.

The gratitude of the world is but the expectation of future favors; its happiness, a hard heart and good digestion.

There is as much greatness of mind in acknowledging a good turn, as in doing it.

Those who make us happy are always thankful to us for being so; their gratitude is the reward of their benefits.

To the generous mind the heaviest debt is that of gratitude, when it is not in our power to repay it.

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.

When I find a great deal of gratitude in a poor man, I take it for granted there would be as much generosity if he were rich.


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