Gratitude Quotes

Gratitude, appreciation, or thankfulness is a positive emotion or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive. Gratitude is a powerful expression of love and it can perform miracles in your life.

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Gratitude Quotes

Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind. – Lionel Hampton

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. – Henry Ward Beecher

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy. – Jacques Maritain

Gratitude is a burden, and every burden is made to be shaken off. – Denis Diderot

Gratitude is one of the greatest gifts we can give. And it’s not a gift we often give to children. We expect it of them, but we don’t necessarily give it back. – Jason Reynolds

Gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions, especially when it is deep. – Felix Frankfurter

Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for. – Zig Ziglar

Gratitude is more of a compliment to yourself than someone else. – Raheel Farooq

Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty. – Doris Day

Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic. – John Henry Jowett

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

Gratitude is the memory of the heart. – Jean Baptiste Massieu

Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all. – William Faulkner

Gratitude is an opener of locked-up blessings. – Marianne Williamson

Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors. – François de La Rochefoucauld

Gratitude is the least of the virtues, but ingratitude is the worst of vices. – Thomas Fuller

Gratitude is the ability to experience life as a gift. It liberates us from the prison of self-preoccupation. – John Ortberg

Gratitude turns what we have into enough. – Aesop

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. – Aesop

Gratitude is the fairest blossom that springs from the soul. – Henry Ward Becher

Gratitude is the sweetest thing in a seeker’s life – in all human life. If there is gratitude in your heart, then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes. – Sri Chinmoy

Gratitude is one of the most medicinal emotions we can feel. It elevates our moods and fills us with joy. – Sara Avant Stover

Gratitude is a powerful process for shifting your energy and bringing more of what you want into your life. Be grateful for what you already have and you will attract more good things. – Rhonda Byrne

Gratitude is what you feel when you want what you already have. – James Clear

Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect. – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Gratitude is a powerful emotion to use for manifesting because normally we feel gratitude after we receive something. So the emotional signature of gratitude means it has already happened. – Joe Dispenza

Gratitude is one of those things that cannot be bought. It must be born with men, or else all the obligations in the world will not create it. – Edward Wood

 Gratitude is a mark of a noble soul and a refined character. We like to be around those who are grateful. – Joseph B. Wirthlin

I think gratitude is a big thing. It puts you in a place where you’re humble. – Andra Day

Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give. – Edwin Arlington Robinson

Gratitude, warm, sincere, intense, when it takes possession of the bosom, fills the soul to overflowing and scarce leaves room for any other sentiment or thought. – John Quincy Adams

Let us swell with gratitude and allow it to overwhelm us. It isn’t as cliche as we make it; life truly is short. Let’s spend it all lavishly wallowing in gratitude. – Grace Gealey

When I wake up in the morning, I like to express my gratitude for being on the planet. That gratefulness makes me very present. – Trudie Styler

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. – Thornton Wilder

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around. – Willie Nelson

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. – Cynthia Ozick

Sometimes we should express our gratitude for the small and simple things like the scent of the rain, the taste of your favorite food, or the sound of a loved one’s voice. – Joseph B. Wirthlin

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. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

We learned about gratitude and humility – that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean… and we were taught to value everyone’s contribution and treat everyone with respect. – Michelle Obama

At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. – Albert Schweitzer

No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. – Alfred North Whitehead

The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated. – William James

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough. – Meister Eckhart

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say thank you?” William Arthur Ward

Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone. – Gertrude Stein

Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude. – Nigel Hamilton

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude. – Gilbert K. Chesterton

Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses. – Alphonse Karr

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude. – Karl Barth

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. – Denis Waitley

I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude. – Brene Brown

The root of joy is gratefulness. – David Steindl-Rast

Often people ask how I manage to be happy despite having no arms and no legs. The quick answer is that I have a choice. I can be angry about not having limbs, or I can be thankful that I have a purpose. I chose gratitude. – Nick Vujicic

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful. – Buddha

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. – Oprah Winfrey

If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul. – Rabbi Harold Kushner

The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy. – Henri Nouwen

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation. – The Dalai Lama

It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up. – Eckhart Tolle

I acknowledge my feeling and gratitude for life by praising the world and whoever made all these things. – Mary Oliver

I believe in prayer. I believe in gratitude and serving people. – Kiran Bedi

We should honor Mother Earth with gratitude; otherwise our spirituality may become hypocritical. – Radhanath Swami

When I pray, I always thank Mother Nature for all the beauty in the world. It’s about having an attitude of gratitude. – Miranda Kerr

It’s wonderful to be grateful. To have that gratitude well out from deep within you and pour out in waves. Once you truly experience this, you will never want to give it up. – Srikumar Rao

We have to fill our hearts with gratitude. Gratitude makes everything that we have more than enough. – Susan L. Taylor

The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see. – Mary Davis

A smart manager will establish a culture of gratitude. Expand the appreciative attitude to suppliers, vendors, delivery people, and of course, customers. – Harvey Mackay

A person however learned and qualified in his life’s work in whom gratitude is absent, is devoid of that beauty of character which makes personality fragrant. – Hazrat Inayat Khan

I regard gratitude as an asset and its absence a major interpersonal flaw. – Marshall Goldsmith

I’m just so very lucky to be able to do what I do for a living, and giving back is a way for me to express my gratitude. I’m so lucky to be in a position to help people, and that’s appealing to me. – PewDiePie

Charity never humiliated him who profited from it, nor ever bound him by the chains of gratitude, since it was not to him but to God that the gift was made. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

There are slavish souls who carry their appreciation for favors done them so far that they strangle themselves with the rope of gratitude. – Friedrich Nietzsche

In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Have gratitude for the things you’re discarding. By giving gratitude, you’re giving closure to the relationship with that object, and by doing so, it becomes a lot easier to let go. – Marie Kondo

I’m big on manners. I’m big on politeness. I’m big on gratitude. – Kate Hudson

I am filled with so much sincerity and gratitude to know where I came from and what I’m doing now. – Antonio Brown

When you know in your bones that your body is a sacred gift, you move in the world with an effortless grace. Gratitude and humility rise up spontaneously. – Debbie Ford

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. – William Arthur Ward

‘Enough’ is a feast. – Buddhist proverb

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. – Robert Brault

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them. – John F. Kennedy

Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. – Charles Dickens

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance. – Eckhart Tolle

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

If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily. – Gerald Good

Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. – Melody Beattie

The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it. – Michael Josephson

Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts. – Henri Frederic Amiel

You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment. – Naomi Williams

One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay ‘in kind’ somewhere else in life. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out. – John Wooden

No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. – Alfred North Whitehead

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude. – A.A. Milne

Forget yesterday–it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow–you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift–today. – Steve Maraboli

We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count. – Neal A. Maxwell

The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you. – John E. Southard

I truly believe we can either see the connections, celebrate them, and express gratitude for our blessings, or we can see life as a string of coincidences that have no meaning or connection. For me, I’m going to believe in miracles, celebrate life, rejoice in the views of eternity, and hope my choices will create a positive ripple effect in the lives of others. This is my choice. – Mike Ericksen

Gratitude also opens your eyes to the limitless potential of the universe, while dissatisfaction closes your eyes to it. – Stephen Richards

They both seemed to understand that describing it was beyond their powers, the gratitude that spreads through your body when a burden gets lifted, and the sense of homecoming that follows, when you suddenly remember what it feels like to be yourself. – Tom Perrotta

Keep your eyes open and try to catch people in your company doing something right, then praise them for it. – Tom Hopkins

In life, one has a choice to take one of two paths: to wait for some special day–or to celebrate each special day. – Rasheed Ogunlaru

This a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before. – Maya Angelou

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. – Epicurus

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. – Albert Schweitzer

You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink. – G. K. Chesterton

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – Marcel Proust

You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you. – Sarah Ban Breathnach

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. – Albert Einstein

Take full account of the excellencies which you possess, and in gratitude remember how you would hanker after them, if you had them not. – Marcus Aurelius

Real life isn’t always going to be perfect or go our way, but the recurring acknowledgement of what is working in our lives can help us not only to survive but surmount our difficulties. – Sarah Ban Breathnach

Can you see the holiness in those things you take for granted–a paved road or a washing machine? If you concentrate on finding what is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul. – Rabbi Harold Kushner

We can be thankful to a friend for a few acres or a little money; and yet for the freedom and command of the whole earth, and for the great benefits of our being, our life, health, and reason, we look upon ourselves as under no obligation. – Marcus Annaeus Seneca

Gratitude should not be just a reaction to getting what you want, but an all-the-time gratitude, the kind where you notice the little things and where you constantly look for the good, even in unpleasant situations. Start bringing gratitude to your experiences, instead of waiting for a positive experience in order to feel grateful. – Marelisa Fabrega

When we become more fully aware that our success is due in large measure to the loyalty, helpfulness, and encouragement we have received from others, our desire grows to pass on similar gifts. Gratitude spurs us on to prove ourselves worthy of what others have done for us. The spirit of gratitude is a powerful energizer. – Wilferd A. Peterson

Whatever our individual troubles and challenges may be, it’s important to pause every now and then to appreciate all that we have, on every level. We need to literally count our blessings,” give thanks for them, allow ourselves to enjoy them, and relish the experience of prosperity we already have. – Shakti Gawain

Thou that has given so much to me,
Give one thing more–a grateful heart;
Not thankful when it pleaseth me,
As if thy blessings had spare days;
But such a heart, whose pulse may be
Thy praise. – George Herbert

(Some people) have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy. – A.H. Maslow

If the only prayer you say in your life is thank you, that would suffice. – Meister Eckhart

Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot. – The Hausa of Nigeria

What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it-would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have. – Ralph Marston

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. – Henry Miller

There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy. – Ralph H. Blum

Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy — because we will always want to have something else or something more. – Brother David Steindl-Rast

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude. – Denis Waitley

As each day comes to us refreshed and anew, so does my gratitude renew itself daily. The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a blessed world. – Adabella Radici

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live. – Attributed to Jacqueline Winspear

When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them. – Chinese Proverb

Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things. – Horace

But the value of gratitude does not consist solely in getting you more blessings in the future. Without gratitude you cannot long keep from dissatisfied thought regarding things as they are. – Wallace Wattles

Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting. – Author Unknown

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?” – William A. Ward

Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life. – Christiane Northrup

The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it. – Richard Bach

Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend… when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present — love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure — the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth. – Sarah Ban Breathnach

Whenever we are appreciative, we are filled with a sense of well-being and swept up by the feeling of joy. – M.J. Ryan

Many people who order their lives rightly in all other ways are kept in poverty by their lack of gratitude. – Wallace Wattles

There is a law of gratitude, and it is . . . the natural principle that action and reaction are always equal and in opposite directions. The grateful outreaching of your mind in thankful praise to supreme intelligence is a liberation or expenditure of force. It cannot fail to reach that to which it is addressed, and the reaction is an instantaneous movement toward you. – Wally Wattles

Learn to be thankful for what you already have, while you pursue all that you want. – Jim Rohn

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

It’s not happiness that brings us gratitude. It’s gratitude that brings us happiness. – Anonymous

I was complaining that I had no shoes till I met a man who had no feet. – Confucius

Gratitude opens the door to the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude. – Deepak Chopra

Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. – Voltaire

Gratitude; my cup overfloweth. – Anonymous

Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows, and the more power you have to use it on your behalf. If you do not practice gratefulness, its benefaction will go unnoticed, and your capacity to draw on its gifts will be diminished. To be grateful is to find blessings in everything. This is the most powerful attitude to adopt, for there are blessings in everything. – Alan Cohen

Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines. – Leroy Satchel Paige

We can choose to be grateful no matter what. – Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Entitlement is such a cancer because it is void of gratitude. – Adam Smith

If you want to find happiness, find gratitude. – Steve Maraboli

Enough’ is a feast. – Buddhist proverb

Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude. – Confucius

Every blessing ignored becomes a curse. – Paulo Coelho

Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses. – Confucius

Gratitude changes everything. – Anonymous

Humor is mankind’s greatest blessing. – Mark Twain

May the gratitude in my heart kiss all the universe. – Hafiz

May you wake with gratitude. – Anonymous

Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one. – Baltasar Gracian

My day begins and ends with gratitude. – Louise Hay

The struggle ends when gratitude begins. – Neale Donald Walsch

Things must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller

Through the eyes of gratitude, everything is a miracle. – Mary Davis

What are you grateful for today? – Anonymous

Gratitude will shift you to a higher frequency, and you will attract much better things. – Rhonda Byrne

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns or rejoice because thorns have roses. – Alphonse Karr

A sense of blessedness comes from a change of heart, not from more blessings. – Mason Cooley

We must never forget the importance of gratitude. – Anonymous

Three meals plus bedtime make four sure blessings a day. – Mason Cooley

When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. – Elie Wiesel

When you are grateful, fear disappears, and abundance appears. – Tony Robbins

There is so much to be grateful for, just open your eyes. – Anonymous

Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it. – Ralph Marston

Wear gratitude like a cloak, and it will feed every corner of your life. – Rumi

Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude. – Brené Brown

Giving is an expression of gratitude for our blessings. – Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other. – Randy Rausch

Silent gratitude isn’t very much use to anyone. – Gertrude Stein

The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude. – Thornton Wilder

The smallest act of kindness is worth than the grandest intention. – Oscar Wilde

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not but rejoices for those which he has. – Epictetus

The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not. – Seneca

Gratitude doesn’t change the scenery. It merely washes clean the glass you look through so you can clearly see the colors. – Richelle E. Goodrich

True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. – Seneca

When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out, and the tide of love rushes in. – Kristin Armstrong

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute, with love, grace, and gratitude. – Denis Waitley

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks. – James Allen

If you have lived, take thankfully the past. – John Dryden

If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share. – W. Clement Stone

So much has been given to me; I have no time to ponder over that which has been denied. – Helen Keller

We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives. – John F. Kennedy

Our favorite attitude should be gratitude. – Zig Ziglar

A moment of gratitude makes a difference in your attitude. – Bruce Wilkinson

Hardship is a blessing when it spurs effort and development; ease is a curse when it increases complacency and self-indulgence. – Muso Kokushi

The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become. – Robert Holden

A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being. – James E. Faust

Develop an attitude of gratitude. Say ‘thank you’ to everyone you meet for everything they do for you. – Brian Tracy

Be grateful for what you have, and work hard for what you don’t have. – Anonymous

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. – Melody Beattie

I’m grateful for always this moment, the now, no matter what form it takes. – Eckhart Tolle

When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears. – Tony Robbins

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – Marcel Proust

There is always something to be grateful for.
Pure love has no conditions or boundaries. Love does not restrain itself or hold back. Love gives all the time and doesn’t ask for anything in return. Love is a continuous flow without any limits. And all of this is inside you.Rhonda Byrne

Gratitude to gratitude always gives birth. – Sophocles

Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life. – Joel Osteen

I’m looking forward to the future, and feeling grateful for the past. – Mike Rowe

Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems. – Zig Ziglar

 Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

 So every single day, I found something to be grateful for and that’s a powerful lesson. – Alice Barrett

 Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful. – John Wooden

 I’m grateful to God for His bountiful gifts… He gave me courage and faith in myself. – Loretta Young

 I am happy because I’m grateful. I choose to be grateful. That gratitude allows me to be happy. – Will Arnett

 I wake up every morning literally with a smile on my face, grateful for another day I never thought I’d see. – Dick Cheney

 When you are grateful – when you can see what you have – you unlock blessings to flow in your life. – Suze Orman

 Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you. – Eileen Caddy

 I try to be grateful for the abundance of the blessings that I have, for the journey that I’m on and to relish each day as a gift. – James McGreevey

 I work very hard, and I play very hard. I’m grateful for life. And I live it – I believe life loves the liver of it. I live it. – Maya Angelou

No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. – Alfred North Whitehead

I am very grateful to God everyday that my eyes flutter open and I can jump out of that bed! – Jerry Reed

It’s not possible to experience constant euphoria, but if you’re grateful, you can find happiness in everything. – Pharrell Williams

 At the age of 18, I made up my mind to never have another bad day in my life. I dove into a endless sea of gratitude from which I’ve never emerged. – Patch Adams

 Focus on the positives and be grateful. – Katrina Bowden

 I’m too grateful to be hateful. I am too blessed to be stressed. – El DeBarge

 Whatever life throws at me I’ll take it and be grateful for it as well. – Tom Felton

 Exercise is about being grateful for the body you have and sustaining the life you have. – Nicole Ari Parker

 There are some things I wish I never knew, but I am grateful for things that I have learned, too. – A. J. Cook

 As long as I am working, I am grateful and happy. – Miriam Margolyes

 So much about living life, to me, is about humility and gratitude. And I’ve tried very hard to have those qualities and be that person and I’m just so disappointed in myself that I allowed it to slip. – Katherine Heigl

 It’s a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation. – Roberto Benigni

Gratefulness is a double-edged sword. Because I think we’ve poured it into a feeling. And the batter of gratitude gets kind of stuck to the edges of the Williams Sonoma melamine mixing bowl. But gratefulness, the act of being grateful is actually… a verb. It’s an activity. – Abigail Spencer

I have noticed that the Universe loves Gratitude. The more Grateful you are, the more goodies you get. – Louise Hay

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses. – Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr

Gratitude unlocks all that’s blocking us from really feeling truthful, really feeling authentic and vulnerable and happy. – Gabrielle Bernstein

It is not joy that makes us grateful, it is gratitude that makes us joyful. – David Steindl-Rast

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude. – A. Milne

When gratitude becomes an essential foundation in our lives, miracles start to appear everywhere. – Emmanuel Dalgher

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was ‘Thank you’ that would suffice. – Meister Eckhart

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. – G.K. Chesterton

Have an attitude of gratitude. – Thomas S. Monson

I am grateful for all that I have. – ATGW

Today I choose to live with gratitude for the love that fills my heart, the peace that rests within my spirit, and the voice of hope that says all things are possible. – Anonymous

Develop an attitude of gratitude. Say thank you to everyone you meet for everything they do for you. – Brian Tracy

The miracle of gratitude is that it shifts your perception to such an extent that it changes. – Dr. Robert Holden

Living in a state of gratitude is the gateway to grace. – Arianna Huffington

Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life. – Rumi

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude. – Friedrich Nietzsche

Nothing new can come into your life unless you are grateful for what you already have. – Michael Bernhard Beckwith

The root of joy is gratefulness. – David Steindl-Rast

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. – Henry David Thoreau

When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed. – Maya Angelou

As long as this exists, this sunshine and this cloudless sky, and as long as I can enjoy it, how can I be sad? – Anne Frank

Ingratitude is the daughter of pride. – Miguel de Cervantes

Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines. – Leroy Satchel Paige

Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more. – Roy T. Bennett

May the work of your hands be a sign of gratitude and reverence to the human condition. – Mahatma Gandhi

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses. – Alphonse Karr

The essence of all beautiful art is gratitude. – Friedrich Nietzsche

The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated. – William James

Our favorite attitude should be gratitude. – Zig Ziglar

True forgiveness is when you can say, “Thank you for that experience”. – Oprah Winfrey

Ingratitude is monstrous. – William Shakespeare

When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears. – Tony Robbins

What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude. – Brené Brown

Entitlement is such a cancer, because it is void of gratitude. – Adam Smith

Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude. – Confucius

There are always flowers for those who want to see them. – Henri Matisse

Giving is an expression of gratitude for our blessings. – Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

An attitude of gratitude brings great things. – Yogi Bhajan

Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one. – Baltasar Gracian

Find the good and praise it. – Alex Haley

Things must be felt with the heart. –  Helen Keller

No blessing lasts forever. – Plautus

If you have lived, take thankfully the past. – John Dryden

If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share. – W. Clement Stone

Ingratitude is treason to mankind. – James Thomson

The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude. – Thornton Wilder

Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices. – Robert Braathe

If you count all your assets, you always show a profit. – Robert Quillen

Appreciation is the purest vibration that exists on the planet today. – Abraham Hicks

If you don’t appreciate what you have, you may as well not have it. – Rosalene Glickman

Gratitude makes you feel good and proud. Complaining makes you feel bad and miserable. – Maxime Lagacé

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. – W.T. Purkiser

It has been said that life has treated me harshly; and sometimes I have complained in my heart because many pleasures of human experience have been withheld from me…if much has been denied me, much, very much, has been given me. – Helen Keller

No one is as capable of gratitude as one who has emerged from the kingdom of night. – Elie Wiesel

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

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. – William Arthur Ward

Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. – Voltaire

When you are thankful or you feel appreciation, you are in the ultimate state to receive. When you embrace gratitude, your body as the unconscious mind will begin to believe it is in that future reality in the present moment. – Joe Dispenza

Expressing gratitude is a natural state of being and reminds us that we are all connected. – Valerie Elster

You don’t get blessed, and feel blessed. You have to first feel blessed, then the blessings come to you. – Roman Price

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them. – Marcus Aurelius

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest. – William Blake

Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart. – Zig Ziglar

There’s no disaster that can’t become a blessing, and no blessing that can’t become a disaster. – Richard Bach

What may seem a curse may be a blessing, and what may be a blessing may be a curse. – Muso Kokushi

Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good. – Maya Angelou

My socks may not match, but my feet are always warm. – Maureen McCullough

Gratitude is a sickness suffered by dogs. – Joseph Stalin

Got no check books, got no banks. Still I’d like to express my thanks — I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night. – Irving Berlin

Gratitude can turn a meal into a feast. – Melody Beattie

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. – Eric Hoffer

Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk. – Rumi

I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose. – Woody Allen

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude. – Karl Barth

Joy is a heart full and a mind purified by gratitude. – Marietta McCarty

My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus. –  Stephen Hawking

If you want to find happiness, find gratitude. – Steve Maraboli

Gratitude is one of the sweet shortcuts to finding peace of mind and happiness inside. No matter what is going on outside of us, there’s always something we could be grateful for. – Barry Neil Kaufman

Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy – because we will always want to have something else or something more. – David Steindl-Rast

We’re a nation hungry for more joy: because we’re starving from a lack of gratitude. – Brené Brown

Gratitude is the state of mind of thankfulness. As it is cultivated, we experience an increase in our “sympathetic joy,” our happiness at another’s happiness. Just as in the cultivation of compassion, we may feel the pain of others, so we may begin to feel their joy as well. And it doesn’t stop there. – Stephen Levine

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. – Oprah Winfrey

Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude. – Joseph Wood Krutch

The soul that gives thanks can find comfort in everything; the soul that complains can find comfort in nothing. – Hannah Whitall Smith

Expectation has brought me disappointment. Disappointment has brought me wisdom. Acceptance, gratitude and appreciation have brought me joy and fulfillment. – Rasheed Ogunlaru

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is a spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude. – Dennis Waitley

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new. –  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sometimes the best way to appreciate something is to be without it for a while. – Unknown

There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend. – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The debt of gratitude we owe our mother and father goes forward, not backward. What we owe our parents is the bill presented to us by our children. – Nancy Friday

Think with great gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. – Albert Schweitzer

Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Embrace your life journey with gratitude, so that how you travel your path is more important than reaching your ultimate destination. – Rosalene Glickman

Be thankful for everything that happens in your life; it’s all an experience. – Roy T. Bennett

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world. – John Milton

The more you recognize and express gratitude for the things you have, the more things you will have to express gratitude for. – Zig Ziglar

The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings. – Henry Ward Beecher

I still miss those I loved who are no longer with me but I find I am grateful for having loved them. The gratitude has finally conquered the loss. – Rita Mae Brown

If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans. – James Herriot

Everyone enjoys being acknowledged and appreciated. Sometimes even the simplest act of gratitude can change someone’s entire day. Take the time to recognize and value the people around you and appreciate those who make a difference in your lives. – Roy T. Bennett

I finally realized that being grateful to my body was key to giving more love to myself. – Oprah Winfrey

Love and gratitude can part seas, move mountains, and create miracles. – Rhonda Byrne

The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy. – Henri Nouwen

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving. – Khalil Gibran

The best way to show my gratitude to God is to accept everything, even my problems, with joy. – Mother Teresa

Thank you is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding. – Alice Walker

A single grateful thought toward heaven is the most complete prayer. – Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

If you only say one prayer in a day, make it thank you. – Rumi

If you expect the blessings of God, be kind to His people. – Abu Bakr

To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do. – Victor Hugo

Reckon the days in which you have not been angry. I used to be angry every day; now every other day; then every third and fourth day; and if you miss it so long as thirty days, offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to God. – Epictetus

Every breath we draw is a gift of God’s love; every moment of existence is a grace. -Thomas Merton

A simple grateful thought turned heavenwards is the most perfect prayer. – Doris Lessing

Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality. – Alfred Painter

O Lord that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness! – William Shakespeare

In everything, give thanks. – Thessalonians 5:18

Whatever you appreciate and give thanks for will increase in your life. – Sanaya Roman

God gave you a gift of 84,600 seconds today. Have you used one of them to say thank you? – William Arthur Ward

There is as much greatness of mind in acknowledging a good turn, as in doing it. – Seneca

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation. – Brian Tracy

I may not be where I want to be but I’m thankful for not being where I used to be. – Habeeb Akande

Believe that good things will happen and they will. – Unknown

Gratitude for the present moment and the fullness of life now is the true prosperity. – Eckhart Tolle

Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds. – Theodore Roosevelt

To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kind that will stand behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude. – Albert Schweitzer

Those with a grateful mindset tend to see the message in the mess. And even though life may knock them down, the grateful find reasons, if even small ones, to get up. – Steve Maraboli

Free yourself from the complexities and drama of your life. Simplify. Look within. Within ourselves we all have the gifts and talents we need to fulfill the purpose we’ve been blessed with. – Steve Maraboli

The first wealth is health. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Gratitude Quotes

  • the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.
    • Maya Angelou, Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer (2006)
  • When prosperous the fool trembles for the evil that is to come; in adversity the philosopher smiles for the good that he has had.
    • Ambrose Bierce, EpigramsThe Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce (1911), Volume 8, p. 371.
  • Thank you for nothing.
    • Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote (1605-15), Part I, Book III, Chapter VIII.
  • Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find somebody’s hand and squeeze it, while there’s time.
    • Dale Dauten Cited in: Colleen Zuck etal. (2002) Daily Word for Families, p. 167.
  • When I’m not thank’d at all, I’m thank’d enough,
    I’ve done my duty, and I’ve done no more.

    • Henry Fielding, The Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great (1730), Act I, scene 3.
  • Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation; you do not find it among gross people.
    • Samuel Johnson, Tour to the Hebrides (Sept. 20, 1773).
  • I am glad that he thanks God for anything.
    • Samuel Johnson, reported in James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson (1775).
  • Feelings of love and gratitude arise directly and spontaneously in the baby in response to the love and care of his mother.
    • Melanie Klein (1937, p. 311) as cited in: David Mann (2013) Love and Hate: Psychoanalytic Perspectives. p. 79.
  • Do not let the empty cup be your first teacher of the blessings you had when it was full. Do not let a hard place here and there in the bed destroy your rest. Seek, as a plain duty, to cultivate a buoyant, joyous sense of the crowded kindnesses of God in your daily life.
    • Alexander Maclaren, reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 290.
  • A grateful mind
    By owing owes not, but still pays, at once
    Indebted and discharg’d.

    • John Milton, Paradise Lost (1667; 1674), Book IV, line 55.
  • Whoever does not express his gratitude to people will never be grateful to God.
    • Muhammad, reported in al-Tirmidhī, al-Ţabarānī, Musnad Ahmad, Musnad Abū Hanīfah, Musnad Abu Ya’la.
  • The gratitude of most men is but a secret desire of receiving greater benefits.
    • François de La Rochefoucauld, Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims, Maxim 298 (1665–1678).
  • Your bounty is beyond my speaking;
    But though my mouth be dumb, my heart shall thank you.

    • Nicholas Rowe, Jane Shore (1714), Act II, scene 1.
  • Thou thought’st to help me; and such thanks I give
    As one near death to those that wish him live.

    • William Shakespeare, All’s Well That Ends Well (1600s), Act II, scene 1, line 133.
  • Now the good gods forbid
    That our renowned Rome, whose gratitude
    Towards her deserved children is enroll’d
    In Jove’s own book, like an unnatural dam
    Should now eat up her own!

    • William Shakespeare, Coriolanus (c. 1607-08), Act III, scene 1, line 290.
  • O Lord, that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness!
    • William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part II (c. 1590-91), Act I, scene 1.
  • Let never day nor night unhallow’d pass,
    But still remember what the Lord hath done.

    • William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part II (c. 1590-91), Act II, scene 1, line 85.
  • Let but the commons hear this testament—
    Which, pardon me, I do not mean to read—
    And they would go and kiss dead Cæsar’s wounds
    And dip their napkins in his sacred blood,
    Yea, beg a hair of him for memory,
    And, dying, mention it within their wills,
    Bequeathing it as a rich legacy
    Unto their issue.

    • William Shakespeare, Julius Cæsar (1599), Act III, scene 2, line 135.
  • How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is
    To have a thankless child.

    • William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act I, scene 4, line 310.
  • Thankfulness is the tune of angels.
    • Edmund Spenser, reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 290.
  • To receive honestly is the best thanks for a good thing.
    • George MacDonald, Mary Marston (1881), Chapter V.
  • We can set our deeds to the music of a grateful heart, and seek to round our lives into a hymn — the melody of which will be recognized by all who come in contact with us, and the power of which shall not be evanescent, like the voice of the singer, but perennial, like the music of the spheres.
    • William Mackergo Taylor, reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 290.
  • The best way to be thankful is to use the goods the gods provide you.
    • Anthony Trollope, The Last Chronicle of Barset (1867), Vol. I, ch. 32.
  • Did you ever think of the reason why the Psalms of David have come, like winged angels, down across all the realms and ages,— why they make the key-note of grateful piety in every Christian’s soul, wherever he lives? Why? Because they are so full of gratitude. ” Oh, that men would praise the Lord for His goodness and for His wonderful works to the children of men!”
    • Alphonso Albert Willits, reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 290.
  • If hush’d the loud whirlwind that ruffled the deep,
    The sky if no longer dark tempests deform;
    When our perils are past shall our gratitude sleep?
    No! Here’s to the pilot that weather’d the storm!

    • George Canning, Song (on “Billy Pitt”); sung at a public dinner (May 28, 1802).
  • Gratus animus est una virtus non solum maxima, sed etiam mater virtutum omnium reliquarum.
    • A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.
    • Cicero, Oratio Pro Cnæo Plancio, XXXIII.
  • Praise the bridge that carried you over.
    • George Colman the Younger, Heir-at-Law, Act I, scene 1.
  • Gratitude is expensive.
    • Edward Gibbon, Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
  • The still small voice of gratitude.
    • Thomas Gray, For Music, Stanza 5.
  • The gratitude of most men is but a secret desire of receiving greater benefits.
    • François de La Rochefoucauld, Maxim, 298.
  • La reconnaissance est la mémoire du cœur.
    • Gratitude is the memory of the heart.
    • Massieu to the Abbé Sicard.
  • Gratia pro rebus merito debetur inemtis.
    • Thanks are justly due for things got without purchase.
    • Ovid, Amorum (16 BC), I, 10, 43.
  • Conveniens homini est hominem servare voluptas.
    Et melius nulla quæritur arte favor.

    • It is a pleasure appropriate to man, for him to save a fellow-man, and gratitude is acquired in no better way.
    • Ovid, Epistolæ Ex Ponto, II. 9. 39.
  • Th’ unwilling gratitude of base mankind!
    • Alexander Pope, Second Book of Horace, Epistle I, line 14.
  • Non est diuturna possessio in quam gladio ducimus; beneficiorum gratia sempiterna est.
    • That possession which we gain by the sword is not lasting; gratitude for benefits is eternal.
    • Quintus Curtius Rufus, De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni, VIII, 8.,11.
  • Qui gratus futurus est statim dum accipit de reddendo cogitet.
    • Let the man, who would be grateful, think of repaying a kindness, even while receiving it.
    • Seneca the Younger, De Beneficiis, II. 25.
  • L’ingratitude attire les reproches comme la reconnaissance attire de nouveaux bienfaits.
    • Ingratitude calls forth reproaches as gratitude brings renewed kindnesses.
    • Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, Lettres.
  • I’ve heard of hearts unkind, kind deeds
    With coldness still returning;
    Alas! the gratitude of men
    Hath often left me mourning.

    • William Wordsworth, Simon Lee.
  • From too much love of living,
    From hope and fear set free,
    We thank with brief thanksgiving
    Whatever gods may be,
    That no life lives forever,
    That dead men rise up never;
    That even the weariest river
    Winds somewhere safe to sea.

    • Algernon Charles Swinburne, The Garden of Proserpine, Stanza 11.

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