Quotes About Gratitude

Awesome Quotes and Sayings About Gratitude

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

~Marcel Proust

Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality.

~Alfred Painter


Gratitude turns what we have into enough.

~Author Unknown


As we express our gratitude we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them


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.

~H.U. Westermayer


Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.

~Thích Nhất Hạnh


Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.

~G.B. Stern


If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.

~Meister Eckhart


There is no such thing as gratitude unexpressed. If it is unexpressed, it is plain, old-fashioned ingratitude.

~Robert Brault


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?

~G.K. Chesterton


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

~John E. Southard


Grattitude unlocks the fullness of life, It turns what we have into enough and more It turns denial into acceptance...

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.

~Kak Sri


If you have lived, take thankfully the past.

~John Dryden


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.

~G.K. Chesterton


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


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.

~Maya Angelou


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


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


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.

~George Colman


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

~Robert Quillen


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.

~Bertolt Brecht


At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.

~Steve Maraboli


Gratitude is the best attitude.

~Author Unknown


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

~W.T. Purkiser


We thank Thee, O Father of all, for… all the soul-help that sad souls understand.

~Will Carleton


 When a child gives you a gift, even if it is a rock they just picked up, exude gratitude.  It may be the only thing they have to give, and they have chosen to give it to you.


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

~Thornton Wilder


If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.

~Meister Eckhart


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.

~William Faulkner


The struggle ends when the gratitude begins.

~Neale Donald Walsch



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

~Maya Angelou


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

~Gerald Good


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

~Thomas Fuller


Gratitude is an opener of locked-up blessings.

~Marianne Williamson


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.

~Joseph Addison


I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?


Gratitude is the music of the heart, when its chords are swept by the breeze of kindness.

~Author Unknown


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
Of gratitude!

~John Kendrick Bangs


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

~Alphonse Karr


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.

~Khalil Gibran


Wherever I have knocked, a door has opened. Wherever I have wandered, a path has appeared.

~Alice Walker


Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.


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.
~James Herriot


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.

~Benjamin Disraeli


There is no greater difference between men than between grateful and ungrateful people.

~R.H. Blyth


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


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!
~Steve Maraboli


Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.

~Henry Clay


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


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.

~Maureen McCullough


Have patience with all things, but, first of all with yourself.


Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.

~Estonian Proverb


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.

~William Wordsworth


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.

~George Herbert


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

~Eric Hoffer


Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.

~Henry Ward Beecher


When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?

~George Canning


Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.

~C.S. Lewis


If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.  If you want to be happy, practice compassion.


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.

~Cynthia Ozick


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.

~Stephen Hawking


The grateful person, being still the most severe exacter of himself, not only confesses, but proclaims, his debts.

~Robert South


Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.

~François de La Rochefoucauld


When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.
~Anthony Robbins


Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.

~Aldous Huxley


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

~Chinese Proverb


Most people do not listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply


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.

~H.L. Mencken


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.

~Author Unknown