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Cornerstones highlights thought-provoking quotes from notable folks.

Be present in all things and thankful for all things.
Maya Angelou

We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.
John F. Kennedy

Reflect upon your present blessings -- of which every man has many -- not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Charles Dickens

"Thank you" is the best prayer that anyone could say.
Alice Walker

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
Thornton Wilder

I'm thankful for each and every day. We never know when time is up.
Chuck Berry

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.
Oprah Winfrey

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

You ought to be thankful a whole heaping lot, for the places and people you're lucky you're not!
Dr. Seuss

Got no checkbooks, got no banks, still I'd like to express my thanks. I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night.
Irving Berlin

Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: It must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.
William Faulkner

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
Psalms 100:4 (KJV)

I hit my knees every day and express gratitude.
Kelsey Grammer

I can no other answer make, but, thanks, And thanks, and ever thanks.
William Shakespeare

There is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark.
Helen Keller

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
Willie Nelson

When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.