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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Gratitude
 
A tree that affords thee shade, do not order it to be cut down.  Arabian.  1
Excessive gratitude for a favor is too often used as a handle to a begging box for a second.  Punch.  2
Gratefulness is the poor man’s payment.  3
Gratitude is a keen sense of favors to come.  Talleyrand.  4
Gratitude is expense.  Gibbon.  5
Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.  Hosea Ballou.  6
Gratitude is the least of virtues; ingratitude the worst of vices.  7
Men are grateful in the same degree they are resentful.  Pope.  8
There is not a more pleasing exercise of the mind than gratitude.  Addison.  9
To the grateful man give more than he asks.  Spanish.  10
You may believe anything that is good of a grateful man.  11
 
 
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