175 Gratitude Quotes to Inspire and Uplift Your Soul

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Top 10 Gratitude Quotes (BEST)

  1. Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not. — Epicurus
  2. Happiness doesn't depend on what we have, but it does depend on how we feel toward what we have. We can be happy with little and miserable with much. — William D. Hoard
  3. You alone are the judge of your worth and your goal is to discover infinite worth in yourself, no matter what anyone else thinks. — Deepak Chopra
  4. Let us remember the past with gratitude, live the present with enthusiasm, and look forward to the future with confidence. — Pope John Paul II
  5. Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because the regret is stronger than gratitude. — Anne Frank
  6. If our religion is based on salvation, our chief emotions will be fear and trembling. If our religion is based on wonder, our chief emotion will be gratitude. — Carl Jung
  7. If you aim for only wealth, beauty, fame, & power, you aim too low. Humility, gentleness, gratitude, & service is aiming high. — LeCrae
  8. Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart. — Zig Ziglar
  9. Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices. — Harry S. Truman
  10. If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans. — James Herriot

The Most Famous Gratitude Quotes

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

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

Gratitude to gratitude always gives birth. — Sophocles

An attitude of gratitude creates blessings. — John Templeton

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

Be grateful, for gratitude can bring life to life, it can turn a meal to a feast, resentment to love, a grudge to forgiveness, an enemy to a friend, a disease to hope, and you to enough. — Steven Bartlett

Gratitude gives birth to gratitude and ingratitude creates more ingratitude. — Mokichi Okada

Gratitude arises from paying attention, from being awake in the presence of everything that lives within and without us. — David Whyte

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world. — John Milton

Gratitude leads to happiness. Conversely, lack of gratitude is the curse of the unhappy. — Konosuke Matsushita

Short Gratitude Quotes

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  • If forgiveness is medicine for the soul, then gratitude is vitamins. — Steve Maraboli
  • Gratitude takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder. — Thomas Merton
  • A moment of gratitude makes a difference in your attitude. — Bruce Wilkinson
  • A thankful heart is the greatest virtue. — Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • What soon grows old? Gratitude. — Aristotle
  • Gratitude begins where my sense of entitlement ends. — Steven Furtick
  • Gratitude is the heart's memory. — Proverbs
  • Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy. — Jacques Maritain
  • When you feel grateful, you become great, and eventually attract great things. — Plato
  • If I only have the will to be grateful, I am so. — Seneca

Gratitude Image Quotes

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Gratitude quote by Solanus Casey

Gratitude is the first sign of a thinking, rational creature. — Solanus Casey

Gratitude quote by Proverbs

Gratitude is the heart's memory. — Proverbs

Gratitude quote by Charles Dickens

Reflect upon your present blessings — Charles Dickens

Gratitude quote Look back and be grateful, look ahead and be hopeful, look a
Look back and be grateful, look ahead and be hopeful, look around and be helpful.
Gratitude quote by Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Gratitude quote by Albert Camus

There is no sun without shadow, and it is essential to know the night. — Albert Camus

Gratitude quote by Doris Day

Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty. — Doris Day

Gratitude quote Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your
Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals.
Gratitude quote by Cynthia Ozick

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

Gratitude quote by Hafez

Join me in the pure atmosphere of gratitude for life. — Hafez

Gratitude quote by Roberto Benigni

It's a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation. — Roberto Benigni

Gratitude quote by Swami Nithyananda

Gratitude is the greatest prayer. Thank you is the greatest mantra. — Swami Nithyananda

Gratitude quote by Lionel Hampton

Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind. — Lionel Hampton

Gratitude quote by Jacques Maritain

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy. — Jacques Maritain

Gratitude quote by William Shakespeare

I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks. — William Shakespeare

Gratitude quote Today I look at all the positive things in my life, and I am grateful for them.
Today I look at all the positive things in my life, and I am grateful for them.

Attitude Of Gratitude Quotes

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This is a wonderful day, I have never seen this one before. — Maya Angelou

Fill your hearts with love and gratitude. Life gives us what we need and not necessarily what we want. It follows its own wisdom, which is often incomprehensible to our gross minds. We should learn to accept situations in life. This attitude of acceptance is the secret to happiness. — Mata Amritanandamayi

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

Wealth can also be that attitude of gratitude with which we remind ourselves everyday to count our blessings. — Chris Gardner

If ingratitude be numbered among the serious sins, then gratitude takes its place among the noblest of virtues. — Thomas S. Monson

Stormy or sunny days, glorious or lonely nights, I maintain an attitude of gratitude. — Maya Angelou

The more we express our gratitude to God for our blessings, the more he will bring to our mind other blessings. The more we are aware of to be grateful for, the happier we become. — Ezra Taft Benson

Movement should be approached like life - with enthusiasm, joy and gratitude - for movement is life, and life is movement, and we get out of it what we put into it. — Ron Fletcher

Practicing an attitude of gratitude spills over to acts of generosity. — Debbie Macomber

Of all the 'attitudes' we can acquire, surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important and by far the most life-changing. — Zig Ziglar

Words Of Gratitude Quotes

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True forgiveness is when you can say, "Thank you for that experience. — Oprah Winfrey

These words are mine, I tell them to my boys. You have walked in my footsteps, and now you walk beside me, but eventually pass me by, so that I can see you in front of me. — Bill Miller

The day I acquired the habit of consciously pronouncing the words "thank you", I felt I had gained possession of a magic wand capable of transforming everything. — Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

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

I could express my feelings more easily if they could be put into the notes of music, but as the very best concert would not cover my affection for you, dear daddy, I must use the simple words of my heart, to lay before you my utmost gratitude and filial affection — Frederic Chopin

The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude. — Thornton Wilder

The abundance of a grateful heart gives honor to God even if it does not turn to Him in words. An unbeliever who is filled with thanks for his very being has ceased to be an unbeliever. — Paul Tillich

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving," and the words of John Fitzgerald Kennedy tell us that, "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. — W. T. Purkiser

Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude. — Albert Schweitzer

Take full account of what Excellencies you possess, and in gratitude remember how you would hanker after them, if you had them not. — Marcus Aurelius

Self Gratitude Quotes

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Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do. But it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving. — Dale Carnegie

Be grateful for your difficulties and challenges, for they hold blessings. In fact... Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health personal growth, individuation and self-actualisation. — Carl Jung

The idea that my future self would trade all the money in the world to be poor and 20 years old again, really made me re-analyze how I saw living life in the moment. — Alex Hormozi

There is no gratitude greater than taking care of yourself. — Steven Bartlett

I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self. — Elliot Page

(Some people) 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

Gratitude for the gift of life is the primary wellspring of all religions, the hallmark of the mystic, the source of all true art....It is a privilege to be alive in this time when we can choose to take part in the self-healing of our world. — Joanna Macy

A person's worth in this world is estimated according to the value he puts on himself. — Jean De La Bruyere

"Great suffering has a silver-lining that we can be grateful for, because it builds up a human being and puts him or her within reach of self-knowledge." — Anwar Sadat

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

Christmas Gratitude Quotes

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I thought it was the coolest thing – what a life, to go out at two a.m. with friends and do math over coffee.  It seemed like the world’s greatest career. — Jim Simons

We were created to manifest the glory of God on the Earth. Let your light shine! — Folorunsho Alakija

There is only one thing that can form a bond between men, and that is gratitude... we cannot give someone else greater power over us than we have ourselves. — Baron de Montesquieu

At the end of the day, all we really want are a few close people who know us (and love us) no matter what. — Brianna Wiest

Ingratitude is monstrous. — William Shakespeare

Postal officials say that before Christmas they receive tons of letters written to Santa Claus, but after Christmas how few letters of thanks are sent to him! From childhood onward, human beings seem to be characterized by thanklessness. — Robert E. Lee

In the midst of the shopping and the wrapping and the arranging of presents under your tree this Christmas, may you not forget the gifts you cannot yet hold in your hands. — T. D. Jakes

My hands make me a little longer, and that’s always a good thing. — Kawhi Leonard

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

Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation; you do not find it among gross people. — Samuel Johnson

Thankful Gratitude Quotes

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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

I try hard to hold fast to the truth that a full and thankful heart cannot entertain great conceits. When brimming with gratitude, one's heartbeat must surely result in outgoing love, the finest emotion we can ever know. — Bill W.

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

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. — Robert Breault

Before and after practicing Judo or engaging in a match, opponents bow to each other. Bowing is an expression of gratitude and respect. In effect, you are thanking your opponent for giving you the opportunity to improve your technique. — Kano Jigoro

A state of mind that sees God in everything is evidence of growth in grace and a thankful heart. — Charles Grandison Finney

The root of joy is gratefulness...It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful. — David Steindl-Rast

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Reflect upon your present blessings — Charles Dickens

May your heart be an altar, from which the bright flame of unending thanksgiving ascends to heaven. — Mary Euphrasia Pelletier

God much are the truly wealthy. So our inner happiness depends not on what we experience but on the degree of our gratitude to God, Gratitude — the Secret of Life. — Albert Schweitzer

Thank You Gratitude Quotes

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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 S. Kushner

Whatever happens in your life, no matter how troubling things might seem, do not enter the neighborhood of despair. Even when all doors remain closed, God will open up a new path only for you. Be thankful! — Elif Safak

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

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy. — Marcel Proust

'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

I thank God for my handicaps. For through them, I have found myself, my work and my God. — Helen Keller

I have noticed that the Universe loves gratitude. The more grateful you are, the more goodies you get. When I say 'goodies', I don't mean only material things. I mean all the people, places and experiences that make life so wonderfully worth living. — Louise Hay

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

If you’re unable to reward, then make sure to thank. — Arabic Proverbs

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. — W. T. Purkiser

Gratitude And Thanks Quotes

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We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count. — Neal A. Maxwell

Many people achieve success, but to sustain the same over an entire lifetime requires humility, gratitude, and a constant learning mind-set. — Gautam Baid

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

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

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

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 Breathnach

I can’t even explain how blessed I am and how fortunate that I have such a great team that believes in me. — Holly Holm

Reflecting on where I came from helps me to appreciate and balance what I have now. — Meghan Markle

Feeling seen and understood is the most wonderful thing because it gives you the gift of confidence. — Alexi Pappas

First thing I do in the morning is give thanks to God for another day, and then turn to HLN News or ESPN to see what’s going on in the world. — Vivica Fox

Thankfulness And Gratitude Quotes

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Luck plays a big part in life, and I know that I have received a lot of blessings throughout my life. — Chatri Sityodtong

Think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flames within us. — Albert Schweitzer

Every day is a day to be thankful. Life's abundance has no limit, and gratitude is what keeps that abundance flowing. In every circumstance there is something for which to be thankful. Even when there seems to be nothing else, there is hope. — Ralph Marston

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

How beautiful a day can be, when kindness touches it! — George Elliston

Gratitude bestows reverence.....changing forever how we experience life and the world. — John Milton

Be grateful for the opportunities that come your way and make the most of them. Appreciate every experience, whether big or small. — Edward Barber

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I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks. — William Shakespeare

I desire to trouble you as little as possible and because my poor pen would be insufficient to write adequate thanks. — Antonio Vivaldi

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

Gratitude For Life Quotes

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We have thousands of opportunities every day to be grateful: for having good weather, to have slept well last night, to be able to get up, to be healthy, to have enough to eat. ... There's opportunity upon opportunity to be grateful; that's what life is. — David Steindl-Rast

Never let a day pass without looking for the good, feeling the good within you, praising, appreciating, blessing, and being grateful. Make it your life commitment, and you will stand in utter awe of what happens in your life. — Rhonda Byrne

I used to believe that gratitude for life came from being happy, but I have come to realize that the reverse is also true, perhaps even more so: being happy comes from feeling grateful for life. — William Ury

Now is the best time to be alive. I'm grateful for this moment and for the entire history of life on Earth that led up to it. — Lex Fridman

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude. — G. K. Chesterton

The idea that God is a worthy recipient of our gratitude for the blessings of life but should not be held accountable for the disasters is a transparently disingenuous innovation of the theologians. — Daniel Dennett

I am very grateful for my life. I think one of the keys to not being depressed is to find gratitude and to be grateful for what you have. So I am grateful for what I have. — James Franco

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Join me in the pure atmosphere of gratitude for life. — Hafez

There can be no greater well wisher for me in life than my mother. — Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

I don’t know what I did in my life to get so lucky, but I am full of gratitude for the precious opportunity to live the life of my dreams. — Chatri Sityodtong

Gratitude And Appreciation Quotes

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One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. — Carl Jung

No matter our circumstances, no matter our challenges or trials, there is something in each day to embrace and cherish. There is something in each day that can bring gratitude and joy if only we will see and appreciate it. — Dieter F. Uchtdorf

I appreciate the boldness of gratitude in the quiet, unspoken depths and its ability to buoy another by being articulated. — Mary Anne Radmacher

Good men and bad men differ radically. Bad men never appreciate kindness shown them, but wise men appreciate and are grateful. Wise men try to express their appreciation and gratitude by some return of kindness, not only to their benefactor, but to everyone else — Gautama Buddha

After weeks of beans and taters, even a change to taters and beans is good. — American Proverbs

The heart is always the place to go. Go home into your heart, where there is warmth, appreciation, gratitude and contentment — Ayya Khema

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

We look around every day on set and pinch ourselves that we're at work. — Joe Gatto

Every day, tell at least one person something you like, admire, or appreciate about them. — Richard Carlson

Stay humble and grounded, no matter how successful you become. Remember where you started and appreciate the journey. — Edward Barber

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More Gratitude Quotes

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Be grateful for challenges because... Had there been no difficulties and no thorns in the way, then [each woman and] man would have been in his primitive state and no progress made in civilisation and mental culture. — Anandi Gopal Joshi

Do not give to the poor expecting to get their gratitude so that you can feel good about yourself. If you do, your giving will be thin and short-lived, and that is not what the poor need; it will only improvish them further. Give only if you have something you must give; give only if you are someone for whom giving is its own reward. — Dorothy Day

During the year 1957, I experienced, by the grace of God, a spiritual awakening which was to lead me to a richer, fuller, more productive life. At that time, in gratitude, I humbly asked to be given the means and privilege to make others happy through music. I feel this has been granted through His grace. ALL PRAISE TO GOD. — John Coltrane

One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, "What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew i would never see it again? — Rachel Carson

It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it. Carry it by the comfortable handles of gratitude for what's positive and that it is not worse, rather than the uncomfortable edges of bitterness for the negatives and that it is not better. — Lena Horne

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

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

The days that I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations, I have really good days. — Ray Wylie Hubbard

Pain in life is inevitable but suffering is not. Pain is what the world does to you, suffering is what you do to yourself [by the way you think about the 'pain' you receive]. Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. [You can always be grateful that the pain is not worse in quality, quantity, frequency, duration, etc] — Gautama Buddha

Mothers are the rocks of our families and a foundation in our communities. In gratitude for their generous love, patient counsel, and lifelong support, let us pay respect to the women who carry out the hard work of motherhood with skill and grace, and let us remember those mothers who, though no longer with us, inspire us still. — Barack Obama

In Conclusion

Gratitude quotes emphasize the value of expressing appreciation, as it can bring happiness and contentment. They encourage us to focus on what we have rather than what we lack, promoting a sense of gratitude for the present moment. These quotes also remind us to show gratitude towards the people who have made a positive impact on our lives, fostering stronger relationships and a sense of connectedness.

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