150 INSPIRING QUOTES ON THANKFULNESS AND GRATITUDE

  1. “The more grateful we are, the more connected we become to the universe around us.”  Stephen Richards

 

  1. “The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” Dalai Lama

 

  1. “I find that the more willing I am to be grateful for the small things in life, the bigger stuff just seems to show up from unexpected sources, and I am constantly looking forward to each day with all the surprises that keep coming my way.” Louise Hay

 

  1. “You will never accept gratitude as a solution to your problems, until you have reached acceptance.” Shannon L. Alder

 

  1. “Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” Thích Nhất Hạnh

 

  1. “Living in constant love and gratitude is the essence of spirituality.”  Akemi G

 

  1. “It is only through thanksgiving that I can become myself.”  Kallistos Ware

 

  1. “Love is such a deep gratitude. When you are truly in love with life, every breath you take is gratitude.” Bryant McGill

 

  1. “True wisdom is being able to say ‘it is what it is’ with a smile of celebratory wonder on your face.”  Eric Micha’el Leventhal

 

  1. “Having contentment and gratitude in the present moment is the surest way to achieve success.”  Bryant McGill
  1. “The most fortunate are those who have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy.”  Abraham Maslow

 

 

  1. “Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer.”  Maya Angelou

 

 

  1. “There is no prescription for finding moments of gratitude in every day; there is simply the choice.” Gillian Deacon

 

  1. “As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out the present-moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care and love—even the most simple action.” Eckhart Tolle

 

  1. “The thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.” Henry Ward Beecher

 

 

  1. “Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” Karl Barth

 

 

  1. “The more you are grateful for what you have, the more you can live fully in the present.”  Dana Arcuri

 

  1. “To live a life of gratitude is to open our eyes to the countless ways we are supported by the world around us.” Gregg Krech

 

 

  1. “The road to happiness starts with a deep breath and an awareness of the many blessings tied to that single breath.” Richelle E. Goodrich

 

 

  1. “Gratitude is the experience of our true self.” Gina Lakes

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

  1. “The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.” William Blake

 

 

  1. “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

 

  1. “Though still very far from being perfect girls, each was slowly learning, in her own way, one of the three lessons all are the better for knowing – that cheerfulness can change misfortune into love and friends; that in ordering one’s self aright one helps others to do the same; and that the power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.” Louisa May Alcott, Jack and Jill

 

 

  1. “I have noticed that the Universe loves Gratitude. The more Grateful you are, the more goodies you get” Louise Hay

 

 

  1. “Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.” Epicurus

 

 

  1. “We don’t desire what we don’t know.” Ovid

 

 

  1. “According to Buddhism, the root of suffering is neither the feeling of pain nor of sadness nor even of meaninglessness. Rather, the real root of suffering is this never-ending and pointless pursuit of ephemeral feelings, which causes us to be in a constant state of tension, restlessness and dissatisfaction. Due to this pursuit, the mind is never satisfied. Even when experiencing pleasure, it is not content, because it fears this feeling might soon disappear, and craves that this feeling should stay and intensify. People are liberated from suffering not when they experience this or that fleeting pleasure, but rather when they understand the impermanent nature of all their feelings, and stop craving them.” Yuval Noah Harari

 

 

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

 

  1. “If there’s not drama and negativity in my life, all my songs will be really wack and boring or something.” Eminem

 

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

 

 

  1. “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.” Oprah Winfrey

 

  1. “People who take the time to list things they are grateful for are happier and healthier. It turns out that counting your blessings can actually increase your blessings.” Sheryl Sandberg

 

  1. “Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

  1. “It is helpful to understand that if one is not happy with present circumstances, the chances are that happiness will still be elusive when conditions change to meet one’s current desire. That is, if happiness is elusive now, it will continue to be so in the future because the ability to locate the source of happiness has not yet been found.” David R. Hawkins

 

  1. “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

 

  1. “As soon as you stop wanting something you get it. I’ve found that to be absolutely axiomatic.” Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again

 

  1. “If you don’t know how much you need, the default easily becomes ‘more.’” Ryan Holiday

 

  1. “The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.” Lin Yutang

 

  1. “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.” Brené Brown

 

  1. “Nothing is miserable unless you think it so; and on the other hand, nothing brings happiness unless you are content with it.”
Boethius

 

  1. God give us the grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, the courage to change the things that should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.”
Reinhold Niebuhr

 

  1. “He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.”
Socrates

 

  1. “Think of what you have rather than of what you lack. Of the things you have, select the best and then reflect how eagerly you would have sought them if you did not have them.” Marcus Aurelius

 

  1. “To be content means that you realize you contain what you seek.” Alan Cohen

 

  1. “A little cabin where we laugh is much better than a luxury palace where we cry.” Chinese proverb

 

  1. “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

 

49. “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”             Marcel Proust

 

  1. “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.” Buddha

 

  1. “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

 

  1. “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

 

  1. “Everything is a gift of the universe–even joy, anger, jealously, frustration, or separateness. Everything is perfect either for our growth or our enjoyment.” Ken Keyes Jr.

 

  1. “Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.” Alan Cohen

 

  1. “I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.” Albert Einstein

 

 

  1. “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”Gilbert K Chesterton

 

  1. “The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.”Friedrich Nietzsche

 

  1. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”  Seuss

 

  1. “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” Abraham Lincoln
  1. “Accept what is in front of you, without wanting the situation to be other than it is. Nature provides everything, without requiring thanks and provides for all.” Lao Tzu

 

  1. “You don’t have to move mountains, simply fall in love with life. Be a tornado of happiness, gratitude and acceptance. You will change the world by just being a kind warm hearted human being” Anita Krizzan

 

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

 

  1. “The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon.” Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

 

  1. “When each day is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises.” Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

 

  1. “Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.” Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

 

  1. “So, how can we achieve inner contentment? There are two methods. One method is to obtain everything that we want and desire—all the money, houses, and cars; the perfect mate; and the perfect body. The Dalai Lama has already pointed out the disadvantage of this approach; if our wants and desires remain unchecked, sooner or later we will run up against something that we want but can’t have. The second, and more reliable, method is not to have what we want but rather to want and appreciate what we have.” Dalai Lama XIV, The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living

 

  1. “The world is enlarged for us, not by new objects, but by finding more affinities and potencies in those we have.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Success”

 

  1. “The secret to happiness is low expectations.” Barry Schwartz

 

  1. “Being happy doesn’t mean you’re perfect. It just means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” K.B. Indiana
  1. “If you’re reading this … Congratulations, you’re alive. If that’s not something to smile about, then I don’t know what is.” Chad Sugg

 

  1. “Watch the sunrise at least once a year, put a lot of marshmallows in your hot chocolate, lie on your back and look at the stars, never buy a coffee table you can’t put your feet on, never pass up a chance to jump on a trampoline, don’t overlook life’s small joys while searching for the big ones.” H. Jackson Brown Jr.

 

  1. “I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun.” Katharine Hepburn

 

  1. “Life can be wildly tragic at times, and I’ve had my share. But whatever happens to you, you have to keep a slightly comic attitude. In the final analysis, you have got to not forget to laugh.” Katharine Hepburn

 

  1. “If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhileness I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough.” Audrey Hepburn

 

  1. “I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.” Audrey Hepburn

 

  1. “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” Dr Seuss

 

  1. “Some people come into your life as blessings. Others come into your life as lessons.” Mother Teresa

 

  1. “A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” Phyllis Diller

 

  1. “Most lives are not distinguished by great achievements. They are measured by an infinite number of small ones. Each time you do a kindness for someone or bring a smile to his face, it gives your life meaning. Never doubt your value, little friend. The world would be a dismal place without you in it.” Lisa Kleypas, Scandal in Spring
  1. “The greatest wealth is to live content with little.” Plato

 

  1. “I wish everyone could get rich and famous and have everything they dream of so they could see it’s not the answer” Jim Carrey

 

  1. “I make myself rich by making my wants few.” Henry David Thoreau

 

  1. “Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.” Ernest Hemingway

 

  1. “Everything has a beauty but not everyone sees it” Confucius

 

  1. “The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive.” Thich Nhat Hanh

 

  1. “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

 

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

 

  1. “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Melody Beattie

 

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

 

  1. “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
  1. “Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” Aesop

 

  1. “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

 

  1. “Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.” Rumi

 

  1. “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

 

  1. “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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. “When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity.” Elie Wiesel

 

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

 

  1. “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
  1. “When my body gets to the point where I can no longer function or feel gratitude, then I’ll leave it and become grateful again. But until then, I will appreciate what I have and not whine about what I don’t have. I will feel blessed by life and the opportunity to help others see that they are blessed, too.” Bernie Siegel

 

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

 

  1. “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

 

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

 

  1. “You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.” G.K. Chesterton

 

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

 

  1. “When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?” G.K. Chesterton

 

  1. “You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.” Khalil Gibran

 

  1. “Call your mum, everybody. I’ve told this to like a billion people or so, call your mum, call your dad. If you’re lucky enough to have a parent or two alive on this planet, call them. Don’t text, don’t email, call them on the phone. Tell them you love then and thank them and listen to them for as long as they want to talk to you. Thank you Mum and Dad,” Best Supporting Actor winner J.K.Simmons

 

  1. “They come in search of new things, but when they leave they are basically the same people they were when they arrived. They climb the mountain to see the castle, and they wind up thinking that the past was better than what we have now. They have blond hair, or dark skin, but basically they’re the same as the people who live right here” Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
  1. “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” Robert Brault

 

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

 

  1. “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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. “What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.” Richard Bach

 

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

 

  1. “Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” A.A. Milne
  1. “We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.” Neal A. Maxwell

 

  1. “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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. “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

 

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

 

 

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

 

  1. “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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. “Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.” John Wooden
  1. Keep your eyes open and try to catch people in your company doing something right, then praise them for it.” Tom Hopkins

 

  1. “If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.” Meister Eckhart

 

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

 

 

  1. “The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain.”

“When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”

“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.

Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.

And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy;

And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields.”

Khalil Gibran

 

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

 

  1. “How many of you guys have a lollipop moment, a moment where someone said or did something that you feel fundamentally made your life better? All right. How many of you have told that person they did it? See, why not? We celebrate birthdays, where all you have to do is not die for 365 days.” Drew Dudley

 

  1. “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

 

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

 

  1. “Keep your eyes open and try to catch people in your company doing something right, then praise them for it.” Tom Hopkins
  1. “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

 

  1. “Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.” Jacques Maritain

 

  1. “Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect.” Jean-Jacques Rousseau

 

  1. “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

 

  1. “Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” Voltaire

 

  1. “It’s a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation.” Roberto Benigni

 

  1. “‘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

 

  1. “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

 

  1. “One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.” Dale Carnegie

 

  1. “When you wake up in the morning, think of what a privilege it is to be alive, breathe, think, enjoy, live.” Marc Aurelius

 

  1. “A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery