Awesome Quotes and Sayings About Gratitude
Quotations & Citations:
Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality.
Gratitude turns what we have into enough.
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?”
~William A. Ward
The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.
Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.
~Thích Nhất Hạnh
Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.
If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.
There is no such thing as gratitude unexpressed. If it is unexpressed, it is plain, old-fashioned ingratitude.
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.
Gratitude is the memory of the heart.
~Jean Baptiste Massieu
When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?
The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.
~John E. Southard
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
Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture.
If you have lived, take thankfully the past.
Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.
~A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
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.
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
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.
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
The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!
~Henry Ward Beecher
Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live.
~ Jacqueline Winspear
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. 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.
Praise the bridge that carried you over.
If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
What a miserable thing life is: you’re living in clover, only the clover isn’t good enough.
At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.
Gratitude is the best attitude.
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
We thank Thee, O Father of all, for… all the soul-help that sad souls understand.
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.
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 is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.
The struggle ends when the gratitude begins.
~Neale Donald Walsch
When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.
If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.
Gratitude is the least of the virtues, but ingratitude is the worst of vices.
Gratitude is an opener of locked-up blessings.
We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.
~ John F. Kennedy
There is not a more pleasing exercise of the mind than gratitude. It is accompanied with such an inward satisfaction that the duty is sufficiently rewarded by the performance.
Gratitude is the music of the heart, when its chords are swept by the breeze of kindness.
Whatever be the depth of woe
Along the path that I must go,
I’ll sing my song—
My song of joy for all the love
That’s lavished on us from above,
And count no loss of treasure-trove
When things go wrong.
I’ll sing the sunlight, and the bright
Soft smiling stars that gem the night;
For gifts of good
That God hath spread along my way,
The lilt of birds in tuneful play,
The harvests full and flowers gay,
The whole day long
I’ll sing my song
~John Kendrick Bangs
Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.
You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.
Wherever I have knocked, a door has opened. Wherever I have wandered, a path has appeared.
O Infinite Father, I’m grateful to Thee
For the moon and the stars and deep rolling sea;
For beauties of nature, where e’er they may be…
For the handclasp of friends, so firm and so true;
For sunrise and sunset and glistening dew;
The fleecy white clouds and the Heavens, so blue;
For these wonderful gifts, dear Lord, I thank you!
~Gertrude T. Buckingham
If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.
Appreciation is the purest vibration that exists on the planet today.
I feel a very unusual sensation — if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.
There is no greater difference between men than between grateful and ungrateful people.
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love—then make that day count!
Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.
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.
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.
~Marcus Tullius Cicero
My socks may not match, but my feet are always warm.
Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.
Whatever Juice this sky will pour
this gaping parched old throat will drain;
What time the Harper harps I’ll dance:
’tis He, not I, who shall complain.
Meal may be scarce and cakes be burnt,
yet I weep not nor even scold:
The sun is food enough for me,
‘t is large, and has not yet grown cold.
~Frederic Ridgely Torrence
All that we behold is full of blessings.
We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.
~Neal A. Maxwell
Thou hast 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.
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.
~Henry Ward Beecher
When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?
Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
~John Fitzgerald Kennedy
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things.
My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus.
The grateful person, being still the most severe exacter of himself, not only confesses, but proclaims, his debts.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.
~François de La Rochefoucauld
When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.
Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.
Thanks are justly due for boons unbought.
In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
~William Arthur Ward
Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel.