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264 Wonderful Quotes About Gratitude

Welcome to our collection of quotes and picture quotes on gratitude. We hope you find them fruitful to ponder and that you share them with others.

The words gratitude and grateful derive from the Medieval Latin words "gratitudo" and "gratus," which mean “thankfulness” and “pleasing.” Gratitude is the quality of being thankful -- it indicates a willingness and preparedness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. It is something given without obligation - it is not owed per se but voluntarily given anyway.

Many feel there are 3 stages of gratitude: 1. Recognition, 2. Acknowlegement, and finally 3. Appreciation.


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.



No better words than thank you have yet been discovered to express the sincere gratitude of one's heart; when the two words are sincerely spoken.



Gratitude turns what we have into enough.



Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.



Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.



We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.



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.



Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.



To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.



Because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.





If you don't appreciate what you have, you may as well not have it.



You don't get blessed, and feel blessed. You have to first feel blessed, then the blessings come to you.



My socks may not match, but my feet are always warm.



What can you do right now to turn your life around? Gratitude.



Stop thinking gratitude as a byproduct of your circumstances and start thinking of it as a world view.



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



Being thankful is not always experienced as a natural state of existence, we must work at it, akin to a type of strength training for the heart.



Being thankful not only shows good manners, but a simple expression of thankfulness can go a long way in relationships and communication with others. It not only enhances our own lives, but makes other people feel appreciated.



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.



They say the glass is half full or half empty, well let me tell you I'm just glad there's a glass at all.



Remember that not to be happy is not to be grateful.



Gratitude is the appreciation of things that are not deserved, earned or demanded -- those wonderful things that we take for granted.



Gratitude and love are always multiplied when you give freely. It is an infinite source of contentment and prosperous energy.



Ingratitude is the worst of sins.



Saying thanks to the world, and acknowledging your own accomplishments, is a great way to feel good and stay positive.



We have been misled...lied to...but anger is an extension of your implants, an emotional poison that will weigh you down. Let that go and be grateful. Grateful for your journey, your story, your body that fought like a warrior and won the war.



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





Find the good and praise it.



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



If you haven't all the things you want, be grateful for the things you don't have that you wouldn't want.





Love wholeheartedly, be surprised, give thanks and praise -- then you will discover the fullness of your life.



What brings fulfillment is gratefulness, the simple response of our heart to this life in all its fullness.



The mind is like a flower. It does not bloom without the lights of appreciation, encouragement, and love.



Because gratitude is the key to happiness, anything that undermines gratitude must undermine happiness. And nothing undermines gratitude as much as expectations. There is an inverse relationship between expectations and gratitude: The more expectations you have, the less gratitude you will have.



I wake up every morning literally with a smile on my face, grateful for another day I never thought I'd see.





Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.



They are not poor that have little, but they that desire much. The richest man, whatever his lot, is the one who's content with his lot.



Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone.



May the gratitude in my heart kiss all the universe.





Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.



The natural response to evaluation is to feel judged. We have to mature to a place where we respond to it with gratitude, and love feedback.



Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.



The most beautiful moments in life are moments when you are expressing your joy, not when you are seeking it.



Gratitude is what you feel when you want what you already have.





Play the hand you're dealt.



Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic.

Longer Version:

Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic. This is a most searching and true diagnosis. Gratitude can be a vaccine that can prevent the invasion of a disgruntled attitude. As antitoxins prevent the disastrous effects of certain poisons and diseases, thanksgiving destroys the poison of faultfinding and grumbling. When trouble has smitten us, a spirit of thanksgiving is a soothing antiseptic.



Swinish gluttony never looks to heaven amidst its gorgeous feast; but with besotted, base ingratitude, cravens and blasphemes his feeder.



An attitude of gratitude creates blessings.



Gratitude is a mark of a noble soul and a refined character. We like to be around those who are grateful.

Longer Version:

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.



Feeling gratitude isn't born in us -- it's something we are taught, and in turn, we teach our children.



The world gives you way more than you ever give it.



Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.



Gratitude isn't a burdening emotion.



If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.



The appreciation of life does not require wealth or plenty. It requires only gratitude for the beauty of the world.



Remember who was there for you when you needed help.



The truly grateful are also grateful for being grateful.



Even the worst that has ever happened to you could have been worse.



The happiest people are not those who have the most, but those who are the most grateful for what they have.



Some people are happy that they have each lost one instead of both legs, whereas some are unhappy because they have each lost a toenail.



The mind is inclined to zoom in on your problem, or few problems, to an extend that you cannot see your many blessings.



Gratitude is often caused not by gain but by loss.



The ingratitude of the world can never deprive us of the conscious happiness of having acted with humanity ourselves.



At the age of 18, I made up my mind to never have another bad day in my life. I dove into a endless sea of gratitude from which I've never emerged.



All moments are beautiful, only you have to be receptive and surrendering. All moments are blessings, only you have to be capable of seeing. All moments are benedictions. If you accept with a deep gratitude, nothing ever goes wrong.



When one is in love with existence one feels such blessing, such bliss, that it is natural to bow down in deep gratitude.



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.



You will never have enough until you are grateful for what you have.



Every once in a while God allows you to stub your toe as a kind reminder to be grateful for the miraculous body attached to it.



Be grateful for this amazing day.



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



Gratitude drives happiness. Happiness boosts Productivity. Productivity reveals mastery. And mastery inspires the world.



Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue what you want.



We don't truly appreciate what we have until it's gone… We don't really appreciate something until we have experienced some events; we don't really appreciate our parents until we ourselves have become parents. Be grateful for what you have now, and nothing should be taken for granted.



Forgiveness is a form of gratitude. When we forgive others, we show them the mercy that we have often received and been thankful for.



What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner.



Gratitude to gratitude always gives birth.





The more grateful we are, the more we practice this in our everyday lives, the more connected we become to the universe around us.





Be consistent in your dedication to showing your gratitude to others. Gratitude is a fuel, a medicine, and spiritual and emotional nourishment.





If you want to find happiness, find gratitude.





He enjoys much who is thankful for little.



There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.



Be grateful, not only for others, but for yourself.





Life is full of blessings we take for granted. Yet so often we dwell on what we don't have. Appreciate what you already have and be grateful.



Gratitude practice is really, really important to me. I think it's an incredible way to start your day.





Gratefulness is a double-edged sword. Because I think we've poured it into a feeling. And the batter of gratitude gets kind of stuck to the edges of the Williams Sonoma melamine mixing bowl. But gratefulness, the act of being grateful is actually... a verb. It's an activity.





When you have balance in your life, work becomes an entirely different experience. There is a passion that moves you to a whole new level of fulfillment and gratitude, and that's when you can do your best... for yourself and for others.



Let me recommend that periodically you and I offer a prayer in which we only give thanks and express gratitude. Ask for nothing; simply let our souls rejoice and strive to communicate appreciation with all the energy of our hearts.



Life is hard. Then you die. Then they throw dirt in your face. Then the worms eat you. Be grateful it happens in that order.



I'm grateful for my health, glad I'm making people laugh, glad my wife still likes me after a lotta years, grateful my daughter is growing, glad I don't take myself too seriously, glad L.A. has Astro Burger, grateful to be coming home to Harlem soon. It's a gratitude list. It works.



Gratitude is the moral memory of mankind.



Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.



We are surrounded by God's benefits. The best use of these benefits is an unceasing expression of gratitude.



No longer forward or behind I look in hope or fear, But grateful, take the good I find, The best of now and here.



If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.



The kind of experience of humility and happiness that comes with gratitude tends to crowd out whatever is coarse, or ugly, or mean.



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



I know my debt of gratitude to the women who went before, I know my responsibility to young women coming forward.



A man's indebtedness is not virtue; his repayment is. Virtue begins when he dedicates himself actively to the job of gratitude.



Familiarity leads to lack of Gratitude.



If someone's ungrateful and you tell him he's ungrateful, okay, you've called him a name. You haven't solved anything.



To come to terms with our beginning requires a truthful story to acquire the skills to live in gratitude rather than resentment for the gift of life.



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.



As gratitude is a necessary, and a glorious virtue, so also it is an obvious, a cheap, and an easy one; so obvious that wherever there is life there is a place for it; so cheap, that the covetous man may be gratified without expense, and so easy that the sluggard may be so likewise without labor.



Most men remember obligations, but not often to be grateful; the proud are made sour by the remembrance and the vain silent.



Gratitude is one of those things that cannot be bought. It must be born with men, or else all the obligations in the world will not create it.



Christ himself wrote nothing, but furnished endless material for books and songs of gratitude and praise.


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