We continue our holiday tradition of presenting famous quotations about the holiday.

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 27, 2003

&uot;O Lord, that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness!&uot;

– William Shakespeare

&uot;Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.&uot;

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– Marcus T. Cicero

&uot;If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.&uot;

– Frank A. Clark

&uot;Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.&uot;

– Apostle Paul – 1 Timothy 2:1, 2

&uot;Praise is the best auxiliary to prayer; and he who most bears in mind what has been done for him by God will be most emboldened to supplicate fresh gifts from above.&uot;

– Henry Melville

&uot;If we meet someone who owes us thanks, we right away remember that. But how often do we meet someone to whom we owe thanks without remembering that?&uot;

– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

&uot;He who receives a good turn should never forget it; he who does one should never remember it.&uot;

– Charron

&uot;Gratitude is born in hearts that take time to count up past mercies.&uot;

– Charles E. Jefferson

&uot;No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.&uot;

-Ambrose of Milan

&uot;One distinguishing mark of an unregenerate man is ingratitude.&uot;

– E.J. Conrad

&uot;This is the finest measure of thanksgiving: a thankfulness that springs from love.&uot;

– William C. Skeath

&uot;The very fact that a man is thankful implies Someone to be thankful to.&uot;

– John Baillie

&uot;What a person praises is perhaps a surer standard, even than what he condemns, of his own character, information and abilities.&uot;