155 Joy And Gratitude Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of joy and gratitude quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about love and gratitude.

The Most Famous Joy And Gratitude Quotes (Best in 2024)

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My day begins and ends with gratitude and joy. — Louise Hay

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

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. — Marianne Williamson

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognise how good things really are. — Marianne Williamson

Today, let us swim wildly, joyously in gratitude. — Rumi

Gratitude to gratitude always gives birth. — Sophocles

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

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

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

There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy. — Ralph Blum

Short Joy And Gratitude Quotes

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  • Gratitude, not understanding, is the secret to joy and equanimity. — Anne Lamott
  • You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy. — Gautama Buddha
  • All that in this delightful garden grows should happy be and have immortal bliss. — Edmund Spenser
  • Love of God is pure when joy and suffering inspire an equal degree of gratitude. — Simone Weil
  • Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs? — Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • The only universal language I know of that wraps up joy and gratitude and love is laughter. — Brené Brown
  • Grateful living makes life meaningful and full of joy. — David Steindl-Rast
  • Two things that I think matter are gratitude and joy. — Sheryl Sandberg
  • My personal prayer is simply my joy to be alive, and to live in gratitude and generosity. — Miguel Angel Ruiz
  • Prayer is the fruit of joy and thankfulness. — Evagrius Ponticus
Joy and gratitude quote New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.
New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.

Love And Gratitude Quotes

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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

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.

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

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Reflect upon your present blessings — Charles Dickens

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

Feelings of love and gratitude arise directly and spontaneously in the baby in response to the love and care of his mother. — Melanie Klein

Joy and gratitude quote Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

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 love Foxwoods. They have always been good to us and we have filmed our TV show there. — Joe Gatto

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

When I saw this painting, I was struck with so much excitement and gratitude for my love of art. — Yusaku Maezawa

Thankfulness And 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

Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart. — Zig Ziglar

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

Joy and gratitude quote Enjoy life now. This is not a rehearsal.
Enjoy life now. This is not a rehearsal.

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

Joy and gratitude quote There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealous
There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth. The wolf that wins? The one you feed.

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

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

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

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

Gratitude And Appreciation Quotes

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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

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

Joy and gratitude quote Look back and be grateful, look ahead and be hopeful, look around and be helpful
Look back and be grateful, look ahead and be hopeful, look around and be helpful.

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 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

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

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

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

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

Thanksgiving And Gratitude Quotes

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

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

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

Joy and gratitude quote Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker
Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain.

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

The thankful heart sees the best part of every situation. It sees problems and weaknesses as opportunities, struggles as refining tools, and sinners as saints in progress. — Francis Frangipane

Joy and gratitude quote Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals.
Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals.

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

When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. — Tecumseh

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little — Gautama Buddha

There is no such thing as gratitude unexpressed. If it is unexpressed, it is plain, old-fashioned ingratitude. — Robert Breault

Thankful Gratitude Quotes

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If you aim for only wealth, beauty, fame, & power, you aim too low. Humility, gentleness, gratitude, & service is aiming high. — LeCrae

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

Joy and 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.

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

Real life isn't always going to be perfect or go our way, but the recurring acknowledgement of what is working in our lives can help us not only to survive but surmount our difficulties. — Sarah Ban Breathnach

Joy and gratitude quote Start the day with a grateful heart.
Start the day with a grateful heart.

'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

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

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

Joy And Happiness Quotes

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Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared. — Gautama Buddha

If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else. — Confucius

As long as I breathe I hope. As long as I breathe I shall fight for the future, that radiant future, in which man, strong and beautiful, will become master of the drifting stream of his history and will direct it towards the boundless horizons of beauty, joy and happiness! — Leon Trotsky

To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness. — Mary, Queen of Scots

Joys come from simple and natural things: mists over meadows, sunlight on leaves, the path of the moon over water. — Sigurd F. Olson

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Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy. — Milton H. Erickson

To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy is to set your own conditions to the events of each day. To do this is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

What a cruel thing is war: to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world. — General Robert E. Lee

What a cruel thing is war: to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world. — Robert E. Lee

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

Gratitude And Thanks Quotes

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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

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

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

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

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

Gratitude Quotes

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Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not. — Epicurus

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

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

Let us remember the past with gratitude, live the present with enthusiasm, and look forward to the future with confidence. — Pope John Paul II

Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because the regret is stronger than gratitude. — Anne Frank

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The duty of loyalty and gratitude to a homeland that provides decent and happy life for all of its citizens and residents requires that we all deeply engrave it in our hearts at all times. — Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

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

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More Joy And Gratitude Quotes

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There are days when we can bring before God...laughter of joy and gratitude. There will be other days when we can only muster a bitter, angry complaint. Be confident that God will accept whatever we lift up before him, and he will make it serve his purpose and our good. — Gardner C. Taylor

In whatever sense this year is a new year for you, may the moment find you eager and unafraid, ready to take it by the hand with joy and gratitude. — Howard Thurman

Happiness requires struggle. Without struggle, the world would lack meaning and our joys would feel empty. Be grateful for your struggles, because within them is the constant opportunity for purpose. — Mark Manson

A child of God should be a visible beatitude for joy and happiness, and a living doxology for gratitude and adoration. — Charles Spurgeon

Prayer is an aspiration of the heart, it is a simple glance directed to heaven, it is a cry of gratitude and love in the midst of trail as well as joy; finally, it is something great, supernatural, which expands my soul and unites me to Jesus. — Therese of Lisieux

Love, the beauty of it, the joy of it and even the pain of it, is the most incredible gift to give and receive as a human being. — Elliot Page

The important thing is having a passion, something you love doing, and the greatest joy in the world is that you get to wake up every day and do it.” — Michael J. Massimino

Let ourselves be seen, deeply seen, vulnerably seen, to love with our whole hearts, even though there's no guarantee... to practice gratitude and joy in those moments of terror, to be this vulnerable means that we’re alive. — Brené Brown

The Prince, charmed with these words, and much more with the manner in which they were spoken, knew not how to show his joy and gratitude; he assured her that he loved her better than he did himself. — Charles Perrault

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

I wonder if gratefulness is the bridge from sorrow to joy, spanning the chasm of our anxious striving. Freed from the burden of unbridled desires, we can enjoy what we have, celebrate what we've attained, and appreciate the familiar. For if we can't be happy now, we'll likely not be happy when. — Philip Gulley

The important thing in life is having a passion, something you really love doing, and you take joy in the fact that you get to wake up every day and do it. — Michael J. Massimino

I write about the power of trying, because I want to be okay with failing. I write about generosity because I battle selfishness. I write about joy because I know sorrow. I write about faith because I almost lost mine, and I know what it is to be broken and in need of redemption. I write about gratitude because I am thankful - for all of it. — Kristin Armstrong

Gratitude is a mark of a noble soul and a refined character. We like to be around those who are grateful. They tend to brighten all around them. They make others feel better about themselves. They tend to be more humble, more joyful, more likable. — Joseph B. Wirthlin

Jesus went without comfort so that you might have it. He postponed joy so that you might share in it. He willingly chose isolation so that you might never be alone in your hurt and sorrow. He had no real fellowship so that fellowship might be yours, this moment. This alone is enough cause for great gratitude! — Joni Eareckson Tada

The man who radiates good cheer, who makes life happier wherever he meets it, is always a man of vision and faith. — Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Gratitude places you in the energy field of plentitude. Glow with gratitude and see how awe and joy will make their home in you. — Michael Beckwith

Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend. — Sarah Ban Breathnach

I just feel so much joy and gratitude that people have connected to it in this way. The biggest reward that I could ever get is seeing women, especially black women, talk about what this album ['A Seat at the Table'] has done, the solace it has given them. — Solange Knowles

The greater our present trials, the louder will our future songs be, and the more intense our joyful gratitude. — Charles Spurgeon

Because gratification of a desire leads to the temporary stilling of the mind and the experience of the peaceful, joyful Self, it's no wonder that we get hooked on thinking that happiness comes from the satisfaction of desires. This is the meaning of the — Joan Z. Borysenko

When we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present ... we experience heaven on earth. — Sarah Ban Breathnach

The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy. — Henri Nouwen

God smiles when we praise and thank Him continually. Few things feel better than receiving heartfelt praise and appreciation from someone else. God loves it, too. An amazing thing happens when we offer praise and thanksgiving to God. When we give God enjoyment, our own hearts are filled with joy. — William Law

If we want to find happiness, let's stop thinking about gratitude or ingratitude and give for the inner joy of giving. — Dale Carnegie

Whenever we are appreciative, we are filled with a sense of well-being and swept up by the feeling of joy. — M. J. Ryan

My day begins with gratitude and joy. I look forward with enthusiasm to the adventures of the day, knowing that in my life, All is good. — Louise Hay

What a joy it is to feel the soft, springy earth under my feet once more, to follow grassy roads that lead to ferny brooks where I can bathe my fingers in a cataract of rippling notes, or to clamber over a stone wall into green fields that tumble and roll and climb in riotous gladness! — Helen Keller

The poor man shuddered, overflowed with an angelic joy; he declared in his transport that this would last through life; he said to himself that he really had not suffered enough to deserve such radiant happiness, and he thanked God, in the depths of his soul, for having permitted that he, a miserable man, should be so loved by this innocent being. — Victor Hugo

Gratitude is our most direct line to God and the angels. If we take the time, no matter how crazy and troubled we feel, we can find something to be thankful for. The more we seek gratitude, the more reason the angels will give us for gratitude and joy to exist in our lives. — Terry Lynn Taylor

Today we bury his remains in the earth as a seed of immortality. Our hearts are full of sadness, yet at the same time of joyful hope and profound gratitude. — Joseph Ratzinger

Joyful let the soul be in the present, let it disdain to trouble about what is beyond and temper bitterness with a laugh. Nothing is blessed forever. — Horace

I believe a joyful life is made up of joyful moments, gracefully strung together by trust, gratitude, inspiration, and faith. — Brené Brown

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

To start with, you should have an attitude of gratitude. Without an attitude of gratitude, neither prosperity nor pleasure, joy nor happiness means anything, and it works this way: to those who have an attitude of gratitude and who do it with innocence, Mother Nature brings all the wealth, health, and happiness. — Harbhajan Singh Yogi

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