thankfulness

A Quote by unknown on angels, beginning, church, company, criticism, food, god, illness, imagination, knowledge, life, privilege, suffering, thankfulness, weakness, and words

Words of an Unknown Martin Handcart Company Pioneer. We suffered beyond anything you can imagine and many died of exposure and starvation, but did you ever hear a survivor of that company utter a word of criticism? Not one of that company ever apostatized or left the Church, because everyone of us came through with the absolute knowledge that God lives, for we became acquainted with him in our extremities. I have pulled my handcart when I was so weak and weary from illness and lack of food that I could hardly put one foot ahead of the other. I have looked ahead and seen a patch of sand or a hill slope and I have said, I can go only that far and there I must give up, for I cannot pull the load through it. I have gone on to that sand and when I reached it, the cart began pushing me. I have looked back many times to see who was pushing my cart, but my eyes saw no one. I knew then that the angels of God were there. Was I sorry that I chose to come by handcart? No. Neither then nor any minute of my life since. The price we paid to become acquainted with God was a privilege to pay, and I am thankful that I was privileged to come in the Martin Handcart Company.

unknown

Source: Relief Society Magazine, January 1948, p. 8.

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on earth, freedom, friendship, health, life, money, obligation, reason, and thankfulness

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.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on faults and thankfulness

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.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on garden, glory, jobs, thankfulness, and work

Then seek your job with thankfulness and work till further orders, If it's only netting strawberries or killing slugs on borders; And when your back stops aching and your hands begin to harden, You will find yourself a partner in the Glory of the Garden.

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

Source: The Glory of the Garden

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A Quote by Robert Scheid on laws and thankfulness

Being thankful is also the law of increase. What we give thanks for is automatically multiplied. If we have only a dime and give thanks for it, it will soon be increased. If we resent our position and dwell upon what we lack, that is exactly what we get back.

Robert Scheid

Source: Beyond the Love Game

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on life and thankfulness

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

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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A Quote by Richard L. Evans on gifts, love, privilege, success, thankfulness, and work

Realize that the privilege to work is a gift. Love of work is success. Be thankful that every morning that you get up that you have some thing that must be done (whether you like it or not).

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on extremism, friendship, good, thankfulness, and universe

I am thankful for small mercies. I compared notes with one of my friends who expect everything of the universe, and is disappointed when anything is less than the best, and I found that I begin at the other extreme, expecting nothing, and am always full of thanks for moderate good. . . . If we will take the good we find, . . . we shall have heaping measures. . . .

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Experience

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A Quote by Plutarch on cheerfulness, god, heart, thankfulness, and worship

The worship most acceptable to God comes from a thankful and cheerful heart.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on belief, sorrow, sympathy, thankfulness, and trust

There is such a difference between coming out of sorrow merely thankful for belief, and coming out of sorrow full of sympathy with, and trust in, Him who has released us.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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