"We ought to give thanks for all fortune: if it is good, because it is good, if bad, because it works in us patience, humility and the contempt of this world and the hope of our eternal country."
"The best helps to growth in grace are the ill usage, the affronts, and the losses which befall us. We should receive them with all thankfulness, as preferable to all others, were it only on this account, that our will has no part therein."
“When the Christian praises and gives thanks to God, this not only pleases God, but it enriches the Christian’s life with joy. It is a reciprocating transaction between God and man.”
"God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say 'thank you?'"
--William A. Ward
"A thankful heart is one of the primary identifying characteristics of a believer. It stands in stark contrast to pride, selfishness, and worry. And it helps fortify the believer's trust in the Lord and reliance of His provision, even in the toughest times. No matter how choppy the seas become, a believer's heart is buoyed by constant praise and gratefulness to the Lord."
"True thanksgiving means that we need to thank God for what He has done for us, and not to tell Him what we have done for Him."
--George R. Hendrick
"Our knowledge of God is perfected by gratitude: we are thankful and rejoice in the experience of the truth that He is love."