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130 Best Gratitude Quotes and Sayings



In this post, you will find 130 Best Gratitude Quotes and Sayings.


Gratitude Quotes and Sayings


“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” — Aesop


“Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.” — Gertrude Stein


“An attitude of gratitude brings great things.” – Yogi Bhajan


“The essence of all beautiful art is gratitude.” — Friedrich Nietzche


“Ingratitude is the daughter of pride.” — Miguel de Cervantes


“Our favorite attitude should be gratitude.” — Zig Ziglar


“There is always something to be grateful for.” – Unknown


“Ingratitude is monstrous.” — William Shakespeare


“Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.” — Doris Day


“The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.” — Richard Bach


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


“Gratitude to gratitude always gives birth.” – Sophocles


“No blessing lasts forever.” — Plautus


“Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.” — Lucius Annaeus Seneca


“If you have lived, take thankfully the past.” — John Dryden


“Gratitude is an opener of locked-up blessings.” — Marianne Williamson


“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” — W. Clement Stone


“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” — Tony Robbins


“Ingratitude is treason to mankind.” — James Thomson


“This a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.” — Maya Angelou


“May the gratitude in my heart kiss all the universe.” — Hafiz


“What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.” — Brené Brown


“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.” — Melody Beattie


“Gratitude isn’t a burdening emotion.” — Loretta Young


“The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.” — Thornton Wilder


“Entitlement is such a cancer, because it is void of gratitude.” — Adam Smith


“Three meals plus bedtime make four sure blessings a day.” — Mason Cooley


“Stop now. Enjoy the moment. It’s now or never.” — Maxime Lagacé


“Gratitude and attitude are not challenges, they are choices.” — Robert Braathe


“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” — Aesop


“If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.” — Robert Quillen


“The smallest act of kindness is worth than the grandest intention.” — Oscar Wilde


“Appreciation is the purest vibration that exists on the planet today.” — Abraham Hicks


“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” — Henri Matisse


“Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.” — Hansa Proverb


“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” — Maya Angelou


“The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.” — William Blake


“Giving is an expression of gratitude for our blessings.” — Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen


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


“No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” — James Allen


“Gratitude is a sickness suffered by dogs.” — Joseph Stalin


“An attitude of gratitude brings great things.” — Yogi Bhajan


“I can multitask like crazy. I’m riddled with ADD – a blessing and a curse.” — Glenn Beck


“Gratitude is the memory of the heart.” — Jean Baptiste Massieu


“Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one.” — Baltasar Gracian


“Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.” — Confucius


“Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.” — Paulo Coelho


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


“Find the good and praise it.” — Alex Haley


“Humor is mankind’s greatest blessing.” — Mark Twain


“Things must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller


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


“Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.” — Jacques Maritain


“When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.” — G.K. Chesterton


“Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.” — Fred De Witt Van Amburgh


“What may seem a curse may be a blessing, and what may be a blessing may be a curse.” — Muso Kokushi


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


“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


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


“Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.” — Albert Schweitzer


“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” — Alphonse Karr


“My socks may not match, but my feet are always warm.” — Maureen McCullough


“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.” — Marcus Tellius Cicero


“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


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


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


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


“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


“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” — Gilbert K. Chesterton


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


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


“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


“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


“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


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


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


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


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


“The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.” — William James


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


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


“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


“Gratitude is the fairest blossom that springs from the soul.” — Henry Ward Beecher


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


“I was complaining that I had no shoes till I met a man who had no feet.” — Confucius


“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


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


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


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


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


“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


“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


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


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


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


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


“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 merely the secret hope of further favors.” — François de La Rochefoucauld


“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


“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


“Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy.” — Dietrich Bonhoeffer


“Gratitude is the least of the virtues, but ingratitude is the worst of vices.” — Thomas Fuller


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


“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


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


“Gratitude is the least of the virtues, but ingratitude is the worst of vices.” — Thomas Fuller


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


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


“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


“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


“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


“The things you really need are few and easy to come by; but the things you can imagine you need are infinite, and you will never be satisfied.” — Epicurus


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


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