Gratitude Quotes to Inspire Gratefulness

gratitude and sunshine

We sometimes underestimate the power of gratitude.  Gratitude is not merely saying “thank you”; it is a state of being.  When you feel grateful, your spirits lift, your life is brighter, and you are happier.  There are hundreds of things to be grateful for each day, little things, big things, everyday events and life changing events.  Being grateful becomes easier and easier the more you live in the moment, the more mindful you are of what is around and within you.

Gratitude is the gift that keeps on giving, it not only makes us happier when we are grateful but showing others you appreciate them, makes them happy.  When you are grateful for the world around you, you naturally want to protect that world.  Love is gratitude and gratitude is love, it is a never ending circle.

“A grateful mind is a mind which eventually attracts to itself great things.” ~ Plato

“A little consideration, a little thought for others makes all difference.” ~ Unknown

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

“Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.” ~ Sallust

“Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” ~ Margaret Cousins

“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

“Be an encourager. The world has plenty of critics already.” ~ Dave Wills

“Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.” ~ Camille Pissarro

“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you have for sure.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

“Compliment people, magnify their strengths not their weaknesses.” ~ Unknown

“Don’t dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” ~ Buddha

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

“Enough is abundance to the wise.” ~ Euripides

“Enough is feast.” ~ Buddhist Proverb

“Every professional athlete owes a debt of gratitude to the fans and management, and pays an installment every time he plays. He should never miss a payment.” ~ Bobby Hull

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

“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

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

“Forgiveness and gratitude two values that give you inner peace.” ~ Unknown

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

“Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live.” ~ Unknown

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

“Gratitude doesn’t changes the scenery. It merely washes the clean the glass you look through so you can clearly see the color.” ~ Richelle E. Goodrich

“Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture.” ~ Kak Sri

“Gratitude is happiness double with wonder.” ~ G.K Chesterton

“Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.” ~ Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld

“Gratitude is more of a compliment to yourself than someone else.” ~ Raheel Farooq

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the virtues.” ~ Cicero

“Gratitude is one of the most medicinal emotions we can feel. It elevates our moods and fill us with joy.” ~ Unknown

“Gratitude is riches. Complaints is poverty.” ~ Unknown

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

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

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

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

“Gratitude preserves old friendships and procures new.” ~ Unknown

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” ~ Unknown

“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

“Happiness comes when we stop complaining about the troubles we have and say thanks to God for the troubles we don’t have.” ~ Unknown

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

“I have found that worry and irritation vanish the moment when I open my mind to the many blessing that I possess.” ~ Dale Carnegie

“If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he’s isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.” ~ Frank.A.Clark

“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 the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” ~ Meister Eckhart

“If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we would all be much happier.” ~ John Wooden

“If you can’t reward then you should thank.” ~ Arabic Proverb

“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.” ~ Harold Kushner

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

“If you want to find happiness, find gratitude.” ~ Steve Maraboli

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

“In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.” ~ David Steindl

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

“In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that is the only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Ingratitude is monstrous.” ~ William Shakespeare

“Ingratitude is the essence of vileness.” ~ Immanuel Kant

“It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment.” ~ Naomi Williams

“It isn’t what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart.” ~ Unknown

“It’s not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy.” ~ Unknown

“Keep your eye open and try to catch people in you company doing something right, them praise them for it.” ~ Tom Hopkins

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” ~ Lao Tzu

“Let us serve the world soulfully. The pay we will receive for our service will be in the currency of gratitude. God’s Gratitude.” ~ Sri Chinmoy

“Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.” ~ Aldous Huxley

“Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.” ~ Unknown

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

“No matter how good or bad your life is, wake up each morning and be thankful that you still have one.” ~ Unknown

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” ~ Charles Dickens

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” ~ Guillance Apollinaire

“Now is no time to think of what you don’t have. Think of what you can do with what there is.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” ~ Oscar Wilde

“Only by giving, you are able to receive more.” ~ Unknown

“Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.” ~ G.B Stern

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

“Smile big. Laugh often. Never take this life for granted.” ~ Unknown

“Some people have a knack of putting upon you gifts of no real value, to engage you to substantial gratitude. We thank them for nothing.” ~ Charles Lamb

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

“Sometimes we just have to stop and really appreciate all good things in life.” ~ Unknown

“Stop thinking gratitude as a buy product of your circumstances and start thinking of it as a world view.” ~ Bryan Robles

“Take time to be thankful for everything that you have. You can always have more, but you could also have less.” ~ Unknown

“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

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

“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude. ” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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

“The happiest people do not have the best of everything. They make the best of everything they have.” ~ Unknown

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

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

“The struggles ends when gratitude begins.” ~ Donald Walsh

“The way to develop the best that is in person is by appreciation and encouragement.” ~ Charles Schwab

“There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.” ~ Unknown

“There is no joy without gratitude.” ~ Unknown

“They are not poor that have little, but they that desire much. The richest man, whatever his lot, is the one who’s content with his lot.” ~ Dutch Proverb

“Things turn out to best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.” ~ John Wodden

“Those who has given so much to me, give me one more thing…..a grateful heart.” ~ George Herbert

“To be content doesn’t mean you don’t desire more, it means you’re thankful for what you have and patience for what’s to come.” ~ Tony Gaskins

“To live a life fulfilled reflect on the things you have with gratitude.” ~ Jaren Davis

“We can complain because rose bushes have thrones, or rejoice because thrones bushes have roses.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

“We do things in a day. Make at least one act of kindness.” ~ Unknown

“We should be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” ~ Albert Schweitzer

“We should certainly count our blessing but we should make our blessings count.” ~ Neal.A.Maxwell

“What you truly acknowledge truly yours. Invite your heart to be grateful and your thank you will heard even when you don’t use words.” ~ Pavithra Mehta

“When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.” ~ Chinese Proverb

“When I started counting my blessing, my whole life turned around.” ~ Willie Nelson

“When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep? ” ~ George Canning

“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

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

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive.” ~ Marcus Aurcluis

“When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect towards others.” ~ Dalai Lama

“Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.” ~ Estonian Proverb

“You cannot be grateful and bitter. You cannot be grateful and unhappy. You cannot be grateful and without hope. You cannot be grateful and unloving. So just be grateful.” ~ Unknown

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

“You don’t need a reason to help people.” ~ Unknown

“You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy.” ~ Buddha

“You won’t be happy with more until you’re happy with what you’ve got.” ~ Viki King

Please share if you like this post. Thank you.

Quotes on Being a Good Man

What does it take to be a good man? Most of us know what our ideal is but what is the essence of the best men? Sometimes we forget what it means to be a good man, a good husband, father, lover, friend, boss or employee. We are not talking religion here. Every religion has their own admonitions and beliefs

Read More »

Winnie the Pooh Quotes – Wisdom from Winnie

Who doesn’t love Winnie the Pooh, that “bear of little brain”? His wisdom has made me smile many times, and when I am feeling a little blue or need a little whimsey, tis always nice to read a little Winnie the Pooh – or anything by A.A. Milne – simple truths that apply to us no matter how old or

Read More »

200 +Funny Quotes to Brighten Your Day

When the mood or sky is gray, it’s nice to have some funny quotes to perk us up. These 200 + funny quotes are both inspirational and fun. This is a mixture of fun inspirational quotes are from world leaders, wise men long gone, comedians, scientists, visionaries, and, of course, Winnie the Pooh. Hope it brightens your day a bit.

Read More »

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top