In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.

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Source: This quote is from a letter written by Dietrich Bonhoeffer from prison to his parents on September 13, 1943, as reported in “Letters & Papers From Prison” (1971) by Dietrich Bonhoeffer; Page 109.

Complete Sentence: It is a strange feeling to be so completely dependent on other people; but at least it teaches one to be grateful, and I hope I shall never forget that. In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich. Its very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with what we owe to others.

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