If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, 'thank you,' that would suffice. Meister Eckhart
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. Melody Beattie
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. Frank A. Clark
None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy. Fred De Witt Van Amburgh
Who does not thank for little will not thank for much. Estonian Poverb
Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced, discharged and used up in order to exist at all. William Faulkner
Thanksgiving after all, is a word of action. W.J. Cameron
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. Thornton Wilder
Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way. Unknown
To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven. Johannes A. Gaertner
A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues. Cicero
God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart. Izaak Walton
Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart. Seneca
O Lord that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness. William Shakespeare
Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel. Unknown
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. Aesop
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?" William A. Ward
Known for writing in unconventional time signatures, the Dave Brubeck Quartet was/is widely regarded as the last and likely best of the "Cool Jazz" groups.
The cool style of play was forced upon Brubeck after a neck and spinal cord injury suffered in a diving, maybe surfing accident made it difficult for him to play the fast one note runs that were popular among jazz pianists of the day, forcing him into a slower style of play that featured more complex rhythms and harmonies along with chunkier revolving chords.
From their classic album Time Out, this is the Dave Brubeck Quartet, Dave Brubeck on Piano, his longtime partner Paul Desmond on the Alto Sax, Eugene Wright on the upright bass and Joe Morello on the drums performing their international hit in 5/4 time.
Having recently become the first King of Israel, Saul was beginning his first tentative steps to end the oppression of Israel by the Philistines.
But there was a problem.
19 Now there was no blacksmith to be found throughout all the land of Israel, for the Philistines said, “Lest the Hebrews make swords or spears.” 20 But all the Israelites would go down to the Philistines to sharpen each man’s plowshare, his mattock, his ax, and his sickle; 21 and the charge for a sharpening was a pim for the plowshares, the mattocks, the forks, and the axes, and to set the points of the goads. 22 So it came about, on the day of battle, that there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people who were with Saul and Jonathan .....
To quote Aristotle on this very subject.
And it is manifest that tyranny has the evils of both democracy and oligarchy; it copies oligarchy in making wealth its object（for inevitably that is the only way in which the tyrant's body-guard and his luxury can be kept up）and in putting no trust in the multitude （which is why they resort to the measure of stripping the people of arms, ..... ).
Click on either quote for a trip to its respective source, I would never lie about the Bible ..... or Aristotle.
This "Gun Control" thing, evidently, has been going on for quite some time.
Click anywhere below for a trip to Wikiquote to see some of what Aristotle actually did say ..... sort of.
"Those who live in a cold climate and in [northern] Europe are full of spirit, but wanting in intelligence and skill; and therefore they keep their freedom, but have no political organization, and are incapable of ruling over others.
But the Hellenic race, which is situated between them, is likewise intermediate in character, being high-spirited and also intelligent. Hence it continues free, and is the best governed of any nation, and, if it could be formed into one state, would be able to rule the world."
Just another example of bullpucky being passed off on the internet as true.
Still, it's a notion worth pursuing to a conclusion of your own.
Let the games begin.