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Thankful Thoughts

Taken from The New Dictionary of Thoughts, A Cyclopedia of Quotations
Originally Compiled by Tyron Edwards

November 2002

"The private and personal blessings we enjoy, the blessings of immunity, safeguard, liberty and integrity deserve the thanksgiving of a whole life."
- Jeremy Taylor

"Pride slays thanksgiving, but a 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."
- H. W. Beecher

"If one should give me a dish of sand, and tell me there were particles of iron in it, I might look for them with my eyes and search for them with my clumsy fingers and be unable to detect them. But let me take a magnet and sweep through it and how would it draw to itself the almost invisible particles by the mere power of attraction. The unthankful heart, like my finger in the sand, discovers no mercies. But let the thankful heart sweep through the day and as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour some heavenly blessings, only the iron in God's sand is gold!"
- H. W. Beecher

"Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart and let there be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song."
- Gesner

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