„Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.“
— Doris Day, Though she is quoted as saying this in a 1996 interview, she is quoted as saying it is a maxim which she follows as a Christian Scientist, and it seems to come from words of a Christian Science Hymn. It does come from Hymn 249 in the Christian Science Hymnal
— Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 a.C.
Context: One would have thought that it was even more necessary to limit population than property; and that the limit should be fixed by calculating the chances of mortality in the children, and of sterility in married persons. The neglect of this subject, which in existing states is so common, is a never-failing cause of poverty among the citizens; and poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. Book II, Section VI ( translation http://archive.org/stream/aristotlespolit00aris#page/69/mode/1up by Benjamin Jowett)
— Diogenes of Sinope ancient Greek philosopher, one of the founders of the Cynic philosophy -404 - -322 a.C.
Stobaeus, iv. 32a. 19
„I have noticed that the Universe loves Gratitude. The more Grateful you are, the more goodies you get“
— Louise L. Hay American writer 1926 - 2017
„Our Job is not to make young women grateful. It is to make the ungrateful so they keep going. Gratitude never radicalized anybody“
— Susan B. Anthony American women's rights activist 1820 - 1906
— Deng Xiaoping Chinese politician, Paramount leader of China 1904 - 1997
Deng is commonly quoted with this phrase in western media but there is no proof that he actually said it However, this phrase in Chinese is more accurately translated as ""wealth is glorious,"" where wealth can have a very general meaning, including knowledge, personal relationships, family: anything of value. Understood this way, the quote is not as directly controversial as a ideological/political statement, and so it is not hard to believe that he really did say this.
„Take a close look at the part that "love" plays in your life. Make an inventory of love: people, things, ideas, experiences. Try to live your gratitude.“
— Patch Adams Physician, activist, diplomat, author 1945
„To be a star is~to own the world and all the people in it. After a taste of stardom, everything else is poverty.“
— Hedy Lamarr Austrian-American actress and co-inventor of an early technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hopping 1914 - 2000
— Ali cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad 599 - 661
Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol. 72, p. 39
— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
„If there is one point, it's humanity, it's life, the richness of life. The thing is simply to be sensitive.“
— Henri Cartier-Bresson French photographer 1908 - 2004
„Life is hard by the yard, son. But you don't have to do it by the yard. By the inch it's a cinch. And money can't buy everything. For example: poverty.“
— Nelson Algren, A Walk on the Wild Side
Context: But blow wise to this, buddy, blow wise to this: Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom's. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own. Never let nobody talk you into shaking another man's jolt. And never you cop another man's plea. I've tried 'em all and I know. They don't work. / Life is hard by the yard, son. But you don't have to do it by the yard. By the inch it's a cinch. And money can't buy everything. For example: poverty. In jail, Cross-Country Kline to Dove Linkhorn.