31 Greatest Thankful Quotes

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Being grateful for the experiences and life you have the ability to lead is a great way to embrace the promises of life. Here are some great thankful quotes that will keep you happy and show you the power of gratitude.

“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.”

“Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life.”

“Be thankful for what you have, you’ll end of having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”

“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.”

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”

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

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

“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.”

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

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

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

“It’s the recognition that other people’s problems, their pain and frustrations, are every bit as real as our own – often far worse.”

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”

“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”

“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.”

“Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return.”

“No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.”

“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.”

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

“Silent gratitude isn’t very much use to anyone.”

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

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.”

“We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not figures on a dial. We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.”

“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.”

“When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.”

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

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”

“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.”

Gratitude can change a person’s life. From more productivity to deeper relationships, take some time to be thankful today.