“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”
– G.K. Chesterton

The greatest thing is to give thanks for everything. He who has learned this knows what it means to live. He has penetrated the whole mystery of life: giving thanks for everything.”
–Albert Schweitzer

“A man of genius is unbearable, unless he possess at least two things besides: gratitude and purity.”
–Friedrich Nietzsche

“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.”
–Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Here dies another day
During which I have had eyes, ears, hands
And the great world around me;
And with tomorrow begins another.
Why am I allowed two?”
–G.K. Chesterton

And from Jeremy Sherman:

When should you call people on their inconsistencies? In effect, that means holding them down long enough for reality to hit. Not too soon or it will crush their aspirations. Not too late or they’ll invest in dangerous delusion. And when should you do the same for yourself? That is, hold yourself down or allow others to hold you down until you’re accountable to reality?More

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