41 Best Gratitude Quotes

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Gratitude is one secret to having a happy life. Here is a look at some of the best gratitude quotes that will keep you encouraged.

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

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”

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

“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.”

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

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

“Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.”

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

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

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”

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

“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.”

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”

“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.”

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

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

“In life, one has a choice to take one of two paths: to wait for some special day–or to celebrate each special day.”

“In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.”

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

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

“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.”

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

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

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

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

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

“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.”

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

“The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

“Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.”

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

“We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.”

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

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

There are many scientifically proven benefits of gratitude from thankfulness to a better physical and mental health.