53 Gratitude Quotes

  • Make do with what you have. – Unknown

 

  • It pays to be content with your lot. – Aesop

 

  • Thanks cost nothing. – Creole

 

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

 

  • When eating fruit, remember the one who planted the tree. – Vietnamese Proverb

 

  • Never take anything for granted. – Benjamin Disraeli

 

  • 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

 

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

 

  • 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

 

  • Don’t kill the goose that lays the golden egg. – Aesop

 

  • The one being carried does not realize how far away the town is. – Nigerian Proverb

 

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

 

  • 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

 

  • But the value of gratitude does not consist solely in getting you more blessings in the future. Without gratitude you cannot long keep from dissatisfied thought regarding things as they are. – Wallace Wattles

 

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

 

  • Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic. – John Henry Jowett

 

  • A man’s indebtedness is not virtue; his repayment is. Virtue begins when he dedicates himself actively, to the job of gratitude. – Ruth Benedict

 

  • 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

 

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

 

  • Never look a gift horse in the mouth. – John Heywood

 

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

 

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

 

  • Enough is as good as a feast. – Sir Thomas Malory

 

  • 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

 

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

 

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

Gratitude quotes

  • Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. – Aesop

 

  • 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

 

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

 

  • Gratitude is one of the sweet shortcuts to finding peace of mind and happiness inside. No matter what is going on outside of us, there’s always something we could be grateful for. – Barry Neil Kaufman

 

  • Gratitude is the moral memory of mankind. – Georg Simmel

 

  • He that is hard to please, may get nothing in the end. – Aesop

 

  • When you drink water, remember the mountain spring. – Chinese Proverb

 

  • As each day comes to us refreshed and anew, so does my gratitude renew itself daily. The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a blessed world. – Terri Guillemets

 

  • Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture. – Kak Sri

 

  • 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

 

  • Gratitude is the best attitude. There is not a more pleasing exercise of the mind than gratitude. It is accompanied with such an inward satisfaction that the duty is sufficiently rewarded by the performance. – Joseph Addison

 

  • If you think your bundle of clothes too heavy, try picking up your neighbor’s. – Virgin Islander

 

  • Since we cannot get what we like, let us like what we can get. – Spanish Proverb

 

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

 

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

 

  • Gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions, especially when it is deep. – Felix Frankfurter

 

  • It pays to be nice. – Unknown

 

  • Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors. – Francois de la Rochefoucauld

 

  • 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

 

  • It’s the little things that count. – Unknown

 

  • Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts. – Henri Frederic Amiel

 

  • 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

 

  • 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

 

  • Play the hand you’re dealt. – Jawahareal Nehru

 

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

 

  • The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude. – Friedrich Nietzsche

 

  • To the generous mind the heaviest debt is that of gratitude, when it is not in our power to repay it. – Benjamin Franklin