Thursday, November 25, 2004



Choose the one you feel fits best. I kind of like Stevenson's. These were all forwarded to me by John Sweeney, with whom I used to work at Technical Analysis of STOCKS & COMMODITIES, the Traders' magazine™.

"O Lord, that lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness." -- William Shakespeare

"A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues." -- Cicero

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

"Since the things we do determine the character of life, no blessed person can become unhappy. For he will never do those things which are hateful and petty." -- Aristotle

"Pride slays thanksgiving, but an 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." -- Henry Ward Beecher

"I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and new." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The person who has stopped being thankful has fallen asleep in life." --Robert Louis Stevenson

"We ought to give thanks for all fortune: if it is 'good,' because it is good, if 'bad' because it works in us patience, humility and the contempt of this world and the hope of our eternal country." -- C.S. Lewis

"No people on earth have more cause to be thankful than ours, and this is said reverently, in no spirit of boastfulness in our own strength, but with the gratitude to the Giver of good who has blessed us. Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds." -- Theodore Roosevelt

"Stand up, on this Thanksgiving Day, stand upon your feet. Believe in man. Soberly and with clear eyes, believe in your own time and place. There is not, and there never has been a better time, or a better place to live in." --Phillips Brooks

"Even in the midst of the tragedy of a world shaken by war and immeasurable disaster, in the midst of sorrow and great peril, because even amidst the darkness that has gathered about us we can see the great blessings God has bestowed upon us." -- Woodrow Wilson

"Measured by the standards of men of their time ... [the Pilgrims] were the humble of the earth. Measured by later accomplishments, they were the mighty. In appearance weak and persecuted they came -- rejected, despised -- an insignificant band; in reality strong and independent, a mighty host of whom the world was not worthy, destined to free mankind." --Calvin Coolidge

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