62 Inspirational Quotes On Gratitude

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We live in a world where we always want more (money, success, fame, fortune) it doesn’t matter what spurs us onwards we want it. It pays to take a step back and realize that what we have already is pretty good and we should be truly grateful and appreciate even simple pleasures in life.

Here are 62 quotes about gratitude which will help show you that what you have already is wonderful and hopefully encourage you to be grateful for who you are and what you have in the world.

 

Inspirational Quotes On Gratitude

 

1. “Gratitude doesn’t change the scenery. It merely washes clean the glass you look through so you can clearly see the colors.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

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

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

4. “Do not indulge in dreams of having what you have not, but reckon up the chief of the blessings you do possess, and then thankfully remember how you would crave for them if they were not yours.” – Marcus Aurelius

5. “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 Breathnack

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

7. “We need to regularly stop and take stock; to sit down and determine within ourselves which things are worth valuing and which things are not; which risks are worth the cost and which are not. Even the most confusing or hurtful aspects of life can be made more tolerable by clear seeing and by choice.” – Epictetus

8. “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain

9. “Life is an echo. What you send out, comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get. What you see in others, exists in you. Remember, life is an echo. It always gets back to you. So give goodness.” – Unknown

10. “Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices.” – Robert Braathe

11. “Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have—life itself.” – Walter Anderson

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

13. “None of those material possessions do anything to make your life any better… I know a lot of people who have a lot of everything, and they’re absolutely the most miserable people in the world.  So it won’t do anything for you unless you’re a happy person and can have peace with yourself.” – Lenny Kravitz

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

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

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

17. “A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.” – Saint Basil

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. “You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.” – John Wooden

20. “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

21. “It’s the recognition that other people’s problems, their pain and frustrations, are every bit as real as our own – often far worse. In recognizing this fact and trying to offer some assistance, we open our hearts and greatly enhance our sense of gratitude.” – Richard Carlson

22. “Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John Wooden

23. “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

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

25. “Keep your eyes open and try to catch people in your company doing something right, then praise them for it.” – Tom Hopkins

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

27. “Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” – Alphonse Karr

28. “One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay ‘in kind’ somewhere else in life.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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

30. “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

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

32. “When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” – Willie Nelson

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

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

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

36. “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

37. “They both seemed to understand that describing it was beyond their powers, the gratitude that spreads through your body when a burden gets lifted, and the sense of homecoming that follows, when you suddenly remember what it feels like to be yourself.” – Tom Perrotta

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

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

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

41. “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

43. “The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.” – John E. Southard

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

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

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

47. “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

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

49. “Gratitude is something of which none of us can give too much.  For on the smiles, the thanks we give, our little gestures of appreciation, our neighbors build their philosophy of life.” – A. J. Cronin

50. “Make it a habit to tell people thank you.  To express your appreciation,  sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return.  Truly appreciate those around you,  and you’ll soon find many others around you.  Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.” – Ralph Marston

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

52. “It is thanks to my evening reading alone that I am still more or less sane.” ― W.G. Sebald

53. “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

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

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

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

57. “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” – G.K. Chesterton

58. “I truly believe we can either see the connections, celebrate them, and express gratitude for our blessings, or we can see life as a string of coincidences that have no meaning or connection. For me, I’m going to believe in miracles, celebrate life, rejoice in the views of eternity, and hope my choices will create a positive ripple effect in the lives of others. This is my choice.” – Mike Ericksen

59. “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

60. “Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” – A.A. Milne

61. “We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.” – Neal A. Maxwell

62. “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

 

Do you practice gratitude? Does it form part of your day to day life? Do you have a favorite quote about gratitude? Let me know in the comment section below.

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