A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.
—Cicero in ORATIO PRO CNAEO PLANCIO, XXXIII
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
The worship most acceptable to God comes from a thankful and cheerful heart.
—Plutarch, c. 100 A.D.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God