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101 Gratitude Quotes

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

Lionel Hampton

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

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Given the amount of unjust suffering and unhappiness in the world, I am deeply grateful for, sometimes even perplexed by, how much misery I have been spared.

Dennis Prager

When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears.

Anthony Robbins

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

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.

Brother David Steindl-Rast

Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can - there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.

Sarah Caldwell

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say 'thank you?'

William A. Ward

The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.

H.U. Westermayer

Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone.

G.B. Stern

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, 'thank you,' that would suffice.

Meister Eckhart

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

Robert Brault

Gratitude is the memory of the heart.

Jean Baptiste Massieu

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.

Kahlil Gibran

When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?

G.K. Chesterton

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

John E. Southard

Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture.

Kak Sri

If you have lived, take thankfully the past.

John Dryden

As each day comes to us refreshed and anew, so does my gratitude renew itself daily. The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a blessed world.

Terri Guillemets

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

G.K. Chesterton

You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.

G.K. Chesterton

For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.

Frank A. Clark

The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!

Henry Ward Beecher

Grace isn't a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It's a way to live.

Attributed to Jacqueline Winspear

Praise the bridge that carried you over.

George Colman

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

Robert Quillen

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

Epictetus

What a miserable thing life is: you're living in clover, only the clover isn't good enough.

Bertolt Brecht

Gratitude is the best attitude.

Unknown

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

W.T. Purkiser

We thank Thee, O Father of all, for... all the soul-help that sad souls understand.

Will Carleton

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

Thornton Wilder

Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.

William Faulkner

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

Gerald Good

Gratitude is the least of the virtues, but ingratitude is the worst of vices.

Thomas Fuller

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

I feel a very unusual sensation - if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.

Benjamin Disraeli

There is no greater difference between men than between grateful and ungrateful people.

R.H. Blyth

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

Henry Clay

Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.

Estonian Proverb

Thou hast given so much to me, Give one thing more, - a grateful heart; Not thankful when it pleaseth me, As if Thy blessings had spare days, But such a heart whose pulse may be Thy praise.

George Herbert

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.

Eric Hoffer

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.

Henry Ward Beecher

When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?

George Canning

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

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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

Cynthia Ozick

Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things.

Horace

The grateful person, being still the most severe exacter of himself, not only confesses, but proclaims, his debts.

Robert South

Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.

Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.

Aldous Huxley

When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.

Chinese Proverb

Thanks are justly due for boons unbought.

Ovid

In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.

H.L. Mencken

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

William Arthur Ward

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

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel.

Unknown

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

Unknown

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

Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.

Eileen Caddy

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.

Jacques Maritain

Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

I feel a very unusual sensation - if it's not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.

Benjamin Disraeli

Gratitude is a sickness suffered by dogs.

Joseph Stalin

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

Samuel Johnson

I remember those happy days and often wish I could speak into the ears of the dead the gratitude which was due to them in life and so ill-returned.

Gwyn Thomas

A kindly gesture bestowed by us on an animal arouses prodigies of understanding and gratitude.

Sidonie Gabrielle

We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics.

Bill Vaughn

Gratitude preserves old friendships, and procures new.

Unknown

Given the amount of unjust suffering and unhappiness in the world, I am deeply grateful for, sometimes even perplexed by, how much misery I have been spared.

Dennis Prager

After sleeping through a hundred million centuries we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet, sparkling with color, bountiful with life. Within decades we must close our eyes again. Isn't it a noble, an enlightened way of spending our brief time in the sun, to work at understanding the universe and how we have come to wake up in it? This is how I answer when I am asked-as I am surprisingly often-why I bother to get up in the mornings.

Richard Dawkins

Ingratitude is the essence of vileness.

Immanuel Kant

Today a thousand doors of enterprise are open to you, inviting you to useful work. To live at this time is an inestimable privilege, and a sacred obligation devolves upon you to make right use of your opportunities. Today is the day in which to attempt and achieve something worthwhile.

Grenville Kleiser

Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

I saw how different life was on different sides of the same city. I saw the fear in the eyes of people who were not free. I saw the gratitude of people toward the United States for all that we had done. I felt goosebumps as I got off a military train and heard the Army band strike up 'Stars and Stripes Forever.'

Senator John Kerry

Unless it's out of the goodness of someone's heart, I don't like having things given to me for free. I like working hard for what I earn. It gives me a sense of gratitude, and that's the only way I can truly appreciate it.

Sasha Azevedo

Ingratitude is monstrous.

William Shakespeare

A person however learned and qualified in his life's work in whom gratitude is absent, is devoid of that beauty of character which makes personality fragrant.

Hazrat Inayat Khan

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

Ruth Benedict

A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more valuable kindnesses hereafter.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.

Sallust

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

Every professional athlete owes a debt of gratitude to the fans and management, and pays an installment every time he plays. He should never miss a payment.

Bobby Hull

Everything we do should be a result of our gratitude for what God has done for us.

Lauryn Hill

Gratitude is a burden upon our imperfect nature, and we are but too willing to ease ourselves of it, or at least to lighten it as much as we can.

Philip Stanhope

Gratitude is a burden, and every burden is made to be shaken off.

Denis Diderot

Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

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.

Edward F. Halifax

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

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.

Melody Beattie

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

Denis Waitley

In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

It was critical to finding a way out. I had assumed young women knew the history of feminism and must have felt gratitude to the movement for the opportunities that the work we have done has afforded them.

Betty Buckley

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

Roberto Benigni

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.

Karl Barth

Maybe the only thing worse than having to give gratitude constantly is having to accept it.

William Faulkner

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

One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error.

Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Some people have a knack of putting upon you gifts of no real value, to engage you to substantial gratitude. We thank them for nothing.

Charles Lamb

The debt of gratitude we owe our mother and father goes forward, not backward. What we owe our parents is the bill presented to us by our children.

Nancy Friday

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

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.

Charles de Secondat

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