One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
Not what we give,
But what we share,
For the gift
without the giver
~James Russell Lowell
Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone.
I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks.
The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.
~John E. Southard
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has no bottom.
Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.
Gratitude is the memory of the heart.
~Jean Baptiste Massieu, translated from French
How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
~William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, much later adapted to "So shines a good deed in a weary
world" by David Seltzer for the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
How beautiful a day can be
When kindness touches it!
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
I feel a very unusual sensation - if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.
Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel.
Something that has always puzzled me all my life is why, when I am in special need of help, the good deed is usually done by somebody on whom I have no claim.