An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





Be on the lookout for mercies. The more we look for them, the more of them we will see.... Better to loose count while naming your blessings than to lose your blessings to counting your troubles.


Maltbie D. Babcock


The unthankful heart... 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!


Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887, American preacher, orator, writer)


Why do some people always see beautiful skies and grass and lovely flowers and incredible human beings, while others are hard-pressed to find anything or any place that is beautiful?


Leo Buscaglia (1924-1998, American expert on love, lecturer, author)


I thank You God for this most amazing day; for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes.


EE Cummings (1894-1962, American poet)


When I first open my eyes upon the morning meadows and look out upon the beautiful world, I thank God I am alive.


Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)


The man who thinks his wife, his baby, his house, his horse, his dog, and himself severely unequalled, is almost sure to be a good-humored person.


Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894, American author, wit, poet)


My country... gave me schooling, independence of action and opportunity for service..:. I am indebted to my country beyond any human power to repay.


Herbert Clark Hoover (1874-1964, American President (31st))


Good heavens, of what uncostly material is our earthly happiness composed... if we only knew it. What incomes have we not had from a flower, and how unfailing are the dividends of the seasons.


James Russell Lowell (1819-1891, American poet, critic, editor)


Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.


Ruth Ann Schabacker


He who receives a benefit with gratitude repays the first installment on his debt.


Marcus Annaeus Seneca (BC 3-65 AD, Roman philosopher, dramatist, statesman)


There is nothing so bitter that a patient mind cannot find some solace for it.


Marcus Annaeus Seneca (BC 3-65 AD, Roman philosopher, dramatist, statesman)


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.


Marcus Annaeus Seneca (BC 3-65 AD, Roman philosopher, dramatist, statesman)


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