A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on death, debt, direction, effort, gratitude, humanity, legacy, opportunity, and spirit

A tribute, published October 22, 1931, to Thomas Alva Edison upon his death: THE passing of Thomas Alva Edison serves to direct our attention to the multitude of benefactions he bestowed upon all humanity during his many years of fruitful activity. It reminds us of the debt of gratitude we owe him as members of the human race. By his achievements, he laid the foundation for continued and greater development. His persistent efforts and indefatigable spirit multiplied many times the valuable opportunities for man, especially the young man. To each and every young man, Mr. Edison left a legacy of opportunities.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

Source: Thomas J. Watson in Men–Minutes–Money, a Collection of Excerpts from Talks . . .

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Gray on gratitude

The still small voice of gratitude.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: Ode for Music. V. Line 8.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on duty, friendship, gratitude, humility, life, sharing, society, success, and path

If you have no friends to share or rejoice in your success in life - if you cannot look back to those whom you owe gratitude, or forward to those to whom you ought to afford protection, still it is no less incumbent on you to move steadily in the path of duty; for your active excretions are due not only to society; but in humble gratitude to the Being who made you a member of it, with powers to save yourself and others.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on gratitude and people

Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation; you do not find it among gross people.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Boswell’s Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Robert Scheid on action, faith, gratitude, love, and praise

Praise, or gratitude, is love or faith in action.

Robert Scheid

Source: Beyond the Love Game

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Robert Scheid on earth, gratitude, laws, love, praise, soul, and universe

The law of gratitude is universal. It is a natural function of the soul. All things upon this earth or in the universe operate and respond to love and praise.

Robert Scheid

Source: Beyond the Love Game

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on conservatism, gratitude, inventions, memory, poetry, prayer, prudence, and reform

Conservatism makes no poetry, breathes no prayer, has no invention; it is all memory. Reform has no gratitude, no prudence, no husbandry.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Letters and Biographical Sketches, 1883

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Norman Vincent Peale on art, attitude, creativity, facts, gratitude, kindness, laws, practice, and thankfulness

. . . a basic law: the more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for. This, of course, is a fact. Thankfulness does tend to reproduce in kind. The attitude of gratitude revitalizes the entire mental process by activating all other attitudes, thus stimulating creativity.

Norman Vincent Peale (1898 - 1993)

Source: Treasury of Courage and Confidence, p. 196.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Melodie Beattie on acceptance, chaos, clarity, confusion, friendship, gratitude, home, life, order, past, peace, and vision

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

Melodie Beattie

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Maurice Maeterlinck on art, beauty, bravery, gratitude, language, men, names, and trifle

Brave old-flowers! Wall-flowers, Gilly flowers, Stocks! For even as the field-flowers, from which a trifle, a ray of beauty, a drop of perfume, divides them, they have charming names, the softest in the language; and each of them, like tiny, art-less ex-votos, or like medals bestowed by the gratitude of men, proudly bears three or four.

Maurice Maeterlinck

Source: Old–Fashioned Flowers, 1907

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content