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Quotes About Gratitude: 31 Quotes That Will Change You

Quotes about gratitude are everywhere but oftentimes you have to sift through many bad ones just to find a few that light a fire inside you. Personally quotes are one of the most inspirational tools for me and I’m betting you can say the same. Below are the top 31 quotes on gratitude that I have collected over the years (not in any special order). Each quote had a tremendous impact on changing my life outlook to a positive one. I know these quotes will have a similar impact on you! Enjoy!

Gratitude Quotes:


I had the blues
because I had no shoes
until upon the street,
I met a man who had no feet. – Author Unknown


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty. – Doris Day


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

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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 Fábrega


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


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 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


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


See how many are better off than you are, but consider how many are worse. – Seneca the Elder

For more posts about gratitude please visit:

Quotes About Gratitude and Happiness: 12 Inspirational Quotes

Gratitude Journal as a Tool to Increase Happiness

Gratitude Synonyms: 3 Similar Words

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