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55 Great Gratitude Quotes

Our collection of gratitude quotes will have you counting your blessings and giving thanks.

Gratitude is one of the most beautiful feelings, and it is important to express it in a meaningful way. People and things come and go in your lives, and you wouldn’t want to miss an opportunity to say thanks.

You should be thankful to everyone and everything that’s made it a life to enjoy. Even the smallest of ‘thanks’ can be a great gesture for those who do things for your benefit.

If you are looking for some beautiful inspiration for saying thanks to anyone around you or to life itself, these famous sayings will help strengthen your feelings of gratitude.

Best Quotations about Gratitude

1.) Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality.
Alfred Painter

2.) Gratitude is the memory of the heart.
Jean Baptiste Massieu

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

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

5.) I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
G.K. Chesterton

6.) True forgiveness is when you can say, “Thank you for that experience.”
Oprah Winfrey

7.) Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.
Eckhart Tolle

8.) The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.
William James

9.) Opening your eyes to more of the world around you can deeply enhance your gratitude practice.
Derrick Carpenter

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10.) Gratitude turns what we have into enough.
Author Unknown

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

12.) Thanks cost nothing.

13.) 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

14.) We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
Cynthia Ozick

15.) A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue but the parent of all the other virtues.

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

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17.) Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.
G.B. Stern

18.) 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

19.) 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

20.) When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.
Maya Angelou

21.) The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.
John E. Southard

22.) 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.
Melody Beattie

23.) Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
Brian Tracy

24.) A grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things.

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

26.) Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.
Alphonse Karr

27.) Thou who hast given so much to me, give me one more thing… a grateful heart!
George Herbert

28.) We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
Albert Schweitzer

29.) Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.
Northrup Christiane

30.) Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.
Zig Ziglar

31.) Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. 
Melody Beattie

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32.) Gratitude is the best attitude.

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

34.) Sometimes, it’s the ones we owe the most that we thank the least.
Andy Atticus

35.) Thank you is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, and understanding.
Alice Walker

36.) Demonstrate gratitude for the simple things in life. Show your child that you are a person who is truly grateful for the simple, good things in life: a sunset, rain, insects, birds, children laughing, or a kind gesture. Appreciative people are happy; they see the beauty in life while others miss it.
Richard Carlson

37.) Living in a state of gratitude is the gateway to grace. 
Arianna Huffington

38.) When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
Willie Nelson

Bible Quotes on Saying Thanks

39.) O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Chronicles 16:34

40.) It is good to give thanks to the LORD And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;
Samuel 9:1

41.) They are to stand every morning to thank and to praise the LORD, and likewise, at evening.
Colossians 3:17

42.) The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me;
to one who orders his way rightly I will show the salvation of God!
Psalm 50:23

43.) You are my God, and I will give thanks to you; you are my God; I will extol you. This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:28

44.) Enter His gates with thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him; bless His name.
Psalm 100:4

45.) But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints; and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.
Ephesians 5:3

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46.) If you can’t be content with what you have received, be thankful for what you have escaped.

47.) Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them, the rest of us could not succeed.
Mark Twain

48.) You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy.

49.) Don’t overload gratitude; if you do, she’ll kick.
American proverb

50.) I feel a very unusual sensation – if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.
Benjamin Disraeli

51.) Though I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, it hasn’t changed who I am. My feet are still on the ground. I’m just wearing better shoes.
Oprah Winfrey


52.) If you really want your friends to remember you, give them something cheap.

53.) We hope that when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics.
Bill Vaughn

54.) I want to say thank you to all the people who walked into my life and made it outstanding and all the people who walked out of my life and made it fantastic.

55.) God gave us our relatives; thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford

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56.) 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

57.) 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

58.) Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

59.) In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.
Elizabeth Gilbert

60.) What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.
Brené Brown

61.) If the only prayer you ever say in your life is ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.
Meister Eckart

62.) The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see.
Mary Davis

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63.) He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not but rejoices for those which he has.

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

65.) The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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

67.) Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Charles Dickens

68.) When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out, and the tide of love rushes in.
Kristin Armstrong 

Inspiring Gratitude Quotes

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

70.) Gratitude is the appreciation of things that are not deserved, earned, or demanded – those wonderful things that we take for granted.
Renée Paule

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

72.) No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.
Alfred North Whitehead

73.) I’ve found in my life that the easiest way to increase my joy is to religiously practice gratitude until I’m a gratitude machine!
Rhonda Byrne

74.) Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.
Amy Collette

75.) Got no checkbooks, 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

76.) It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.
Germany Kent

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77.) Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.

78.) Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.
Karl Barth

79.) Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.
Gertrude Stein

80.) Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty. 
Doris Day

81.) Gratitude is a sign of noble souls.

82.) Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.
Nigel Hamilton

83.) This a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.
Maya Angelou

84.) Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.
Henry Ward Beecher

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85.) 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

86.) 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

87.) It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.
David Steindl-Rast

88.) I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.
Brene Brown

89.) 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

90.) Gratitude will shift you to a higher frequency, and you will attract much better things. 
Rhonda Byrne

91.) Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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92.) Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness.  Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.
Henri Frederic Amiel

93.) When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.

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

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

96.) Being thankful is not always experienced as a natural state of existence; we must work at it, akin to a type of strength training for the heart.
Larissa Gomez

97.) 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

98.) The root of joy is gratefulness.
David Steindl-Rast

99.) True forgiveness is when you can say, “Thank you for that experience.”
Oprah Winfrey

100.) Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.
Ernest Hemingway

By Mike O’Halloran

Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.

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