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Thankful Quotes, Sayings, Images

Reading a list of thankful quotes regularly can lead to an enriched life.

If you want to lead a happier life, be grateful for everything you have. From friends and family to the smallest things in your life, show gratitude. Remember, you can never shower enough of your thankfulness on those around you.

To kick things off, the Poet’s Panel has selected the top ten thankful quotes.

Best Thankful Quotes

1.) Gratitude turns what we have into enough.

2.) When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.
Dalai Lama

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

4.) There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
Henri Matisse

Good thankful quotes.

5.) The essence of all beautiful art is gratitude.
Friedrich Nietzche

6.) Sometimes, you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
Dr. Suess

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

8.) Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.
Robert Louis Stevenson

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

10.) The trick is to be grateful when your mood is high and graceful when it is low.
Richard Carlson

Quotes About Being Thankful

11.) Be thankful for problems. If they were less difficult, someone with less ability might have your job.
Jim Lovell

12.) Be thankful for everything that happens in your life; it’s all an experience.
Roy T. Bennett

13.) 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

14.) In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.
Albert Clarke

15.) Be grateful for all the obstacles in your life. They have strengthened you as you continue with your journey.

16.) The unthankful heart discovers no mercies, but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.
Henry Ward Beecher

Heartfelt Thankful quotes.

Thanksgiving: An American Holiday

On the fourth Thursday in November in the United States, folks gather to share a meal and celebrate Thanksgiving. Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie are on many a menu and it’s an opportunity for families to share their love with each other.

The Thanksgiving holiday is also the kick-off to the holiday Christmas season. Learn more about the origin of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Show Your Appreciation

17.) Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.
Alphonse Karr

18.) If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.
Meister Eckhart

19.) When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.

20.) He enjoys much who is thankful for little.
Thomas Secker

21.) Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
John Wooden

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Thankful Quotes For Friends

22.) If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.
W. Clement Stone

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

24.) 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

25.) None of us got to where we are alone. Whether the assistance we received was obvious or subtle, acknowledging someone’s help is a big part of understanding the importance of saying thank you.
Harvey Mackay

26.) Every so often, we’re blessed by angels disguised as friends who enrich our lives more than we could ever have expected.

27.) Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return.
Ralph Marston

28.) It means so much to me knowing how much you care and that if either of us needs to talk, the other will be there.

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

30.) Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid but which none have a right to expect.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Giving thanks meme.

Appreciation Quotes

31.) 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

32.) No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
James Allen

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

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

35.) Appreciation can make a day – even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.
Margaret Cousins

36.) Whatever we are waiting for – peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance – it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

37.) Be thankful for what you have today. Work hard for what you have tomorrow.

38.) Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.
Alan Cohen

39.) Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough and more.
Melody Beattie

Best Thankful Quotes.

Gratitude Sayings

40.) Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, and confusion to clarity. (And) It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Melody Beattie

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

42.) 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

43.) Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.
Zig Ziglar

44.) Appreciate good people. They are hard to come by.

45.) There is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark.
Helen Keller

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Appreciation quotation by Thomas Secker.

Thanks For All You Do: Thankful Quotes

46.) I just want to thank you for being my reason to look forward to the next day.

47.) 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

48.) Your friendship is a special gift, generously given, happily accepted, and deeply appreciated.

49.) Thank you for reminding me what butterflies feel like.

50.) Thank you for coming into my life and giving me joy; thank you for loving me and receiving my love in return. Thank you for the memories I will cherish forever. But most of all, thank you for showing me that there will come a time when I can eventually let you go.
Nicholas Sparks

51.) I appreciate you in countless ways and on countless days.

52.) Thank you for making so many ordinary moments.

53.) Thank you for staying even when you had every reason to leave.

Good Thankful Quotes

54.) 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

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

56.) It is not happy people who are thankful; it is thankful people who are happy.

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

58.) To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.
Johannes Gaertner

59.) Never take anything for granted.
Benjamin Disraeli


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

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

62.) There’s no happier person than a truly thankful, content person.
Joyce Meyer

63.) Gratitude is the heart’s memory.
French Proverb

64.) It isn’t what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart.

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

66.) I’m thankful for every moment.
Al Green

67.) Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.

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

69.) I’m thankful for my struggle because, without it, I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.
Alex Elle

70.) When you are grateful, fear disappears, and abundance appears.
Tony Robbins

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Thank You For Everything

71.) My world is brighter and more beautiful because of you. Thank you.

72.) I was given such a great gift. It’s a miracle that never stops amazing me and reminding me to give thanks every day. Having a wife and daughter gives me a lot more purpose. I was much more selfish before, but now I think about what kind of role model I’ll be. I just want to be a better man.
Jake Owen

73.) I am thankful that there are those among us who have sacrificed dearly on our behalf. And I ardently pray to God that I might be less like myself and more like them.

74.) I thank you for your part in my journey.

75.) I’m just thankful I’m surrounded by good people.
Jon Pardi

76.) Thank you for coming into my life. Thank you for making me smile like crazy. And thank you for making me happy.

77.) Thank you for always giving me the extra push I need.

78.) The most memorable people in life will be the friends who loved you when you weren’t very lovable.

79.) A noble person is mindful and thankful for the favors he receives from others.
Buddha (The type of thankful quotes you can easily remember and recite.)

80.) I do believe that God blessed me in life with a wonderful family, a successful career, and a loving marriage, and remain thankful for that blessing.
Bonnie Tyler

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81.) I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, and dreams that turned into reality.

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

83.) Interrupt anxiety with gratitude.

84.) A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles.

85.) The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.
William Blake

86.) One joy scatters one hundred griefs. Find it and be thankful.

87.) Each day is a gift. Don’t send it back unopened.

Attitude is Gratitude Quotations

88.) It’s a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation.
Roberto Benigni

89.) I may not be where I want to be, but I’m thankful for not being where I used to be.
Habeeb Akande

90.) I was complaining that I had no shoes till I met a man who had no feet.

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

92.) Gratitude changes everything.

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

94.) Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.

95.) Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.

96.) The essence of all beautiful art is gratitude.
Friedrich Nietzsche

97.) Through the eyes of gratitude, everything is a miracle.
Mary Davis

98.) The struggle ends when gratitude begins.
Neale Donald Walsch

99.) May the work of your hands be a sign of gratitude and reverence to the human condition.
Mahatma Gandhi

100.) Gratitude is the open door to abundance.

101.) Three meals plus bedtime make four sure blessings a day.
Mason Cooley

Abundance of Blessings

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

103.) 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

104.) Thank you is the best prayer that anyone could say.
Alice Walker

105.) We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.
Henry A

106.) 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

107.) We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning.
Albert Barnes

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

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

110.) The thankful heart opens our eyes to a multitude of blessings that continually surround us.
James E. Faust


111.) Wear gratitude like a cloak, and it will feed every corner of your life.

112.) When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

113.) 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

114.) 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

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

116.) Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, and understanding.
Alice Walker

117.) Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.
Henry Van Dyke

Inspirational Thankful Quotes

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

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

120.) 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

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

122.) 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

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

124.) The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
Dalai Lama

125.) Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
Henry Van Dyke

Practicing Gratitude

126.) I am almost contented just now and very thankful. Gratitude is a divine emotion: it fills the heart but not to bursting; it warms it but not to fever.
Charlotte Brontë

127.) The soul that gives thanks can find comfort in everything; the soul that complains can find comfort in nothing.
Hannah Whitall Smith

128.) 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

129.) I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
Psalm 9:1

Funny Thankful Quotes

130.) If each day is a gift, I would like to know where I can return Mondays.

131.) The thing I’m most grateful for right now is elastic waistbands.

132.) Sometimes I’m grateful that thoughts don’t appear as bubbles over our heads.

133.) Be grateful for the crazy people in life. Without them, there would be no teachers.

134.) Two things to be grateful for: 1.) Family and Friends, 2.) Caller ID to avoid certain family & friends.

Thought-provoking Grateful Quotes

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

136.) The thankful heart and a praying mind are the revealer of the secrets of beauty.
Toba Beta

137.) God gave you a gift of 84,000 seconds today. Have you used one of them to say thank you?
William Arthur Ward

Where to Use These Thankful Quotes

Here are some suggestions for where you can use these thankful quotes:

A.) Use them in a family text to remind everyone about the importance of gratitude.

B.) Include a meaningful quote as a sign-off in every email you send for a week.

C.) In a thank-you card to a teacher, recite your favorite quote at the top or bottom.

D.) Find two favorites and repeat them at the dinner table.

E.) As a prayer each night. List three things that you’re grateful for, and then include a favorite quote to end each day.

F.) Meditate each morning with one of your favorite quotes as the mantra.

G.) Kick off a group meeting by letting them know how each and every one of them has been so helpful to you, and then share one of these thankful quotes.

H.) Send a handwritten note to three people who have had a positive impact in your life the past year, and include a different thankful quote in each.

Final Thoughts

Every heart has an abundance of gratitude and love in it that you can never exhaust it.

Never fret in showing your appreciation for everything and everyone that comes your way. If you are looking for the best way to make this world a better place, share your gratitude.

By Mike O’Halloran

Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.


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