50 Most Inspiring Quotes on Gratitude

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50 Most Inspiring Quotes on Gratitude

The act of feeling and expressing gratitude isn’t just uplifting, it can actually change your brain. That’s why we try to approach each day from a place of gratitude, though some days we need a little reminder. These are our favorite inspirational quotes that help keep us feeling grateful:

  1. “‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. ‘Thank you’ expresses great gratitude, humility, understanding.” —Alice Walker, author

2. “I have noticed that the Universe loves Gratitude. The more Grateful you are, the more goodies you get.” —Louise Hay, motivational author and founder of Hay House

3. “Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” —Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, French novelist and critic

4. “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” —Eckhart Tolle, spiritual teacher

5. “‘Enough’ is a feast.” —Buddhist proverb

6. “When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” —Willie Nelson, singer/songwriter

7. “It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment.” —Naomi Williams, author

8. “In life, one has a choice to take one of two paths: to wait for some special day—or to celebrate each special day.” —Rasheed Ogunlaru, author, life coach, speaker

9. “Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” —Thich Nhat Hanh, monk, author and teacher

10. “This a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.” —Maya Angelou, poet and author

11. “Gratitude is an opener of locked-up blessings.” —Marianne Williamson, speaker, author

12. “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” —Marcel Proust, author

13. “Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.” —Rumi, Sufi poet

14. “Gratitude unlocks all that’s blocking us from really feeling truthful, really feeling authentic and vulnerable and happy.” —Gabrielle Bernstein, author and speaker

15. “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.” —Oprah Winfrey

16. “May the gratitude in my heart kiss all the universe.” —Hafiz, Sufi poet

17. “The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.” —Robert Holden, Britain’s “foremost expert on happiness”

18. “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.” —Zig Ziglar, American entrepreneur and motivation speaker

19. “When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.” —Kristin Armstrong, Olympic road-bike racer and author

20. “It is not joy that makes us grateful, it is gratitude that makes us joyful.” —David Steindl-Rast, Catholic monk known for his interfaith dialogues

21. “Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” —A. Milne, beloved author of Winnie-the-Pooh

22. “When gratitude becomes an essential foundation in our lives, miracles start to appear everywhere.” —Emmanuel Dalgher, author of Easy Breezy Miracle

23. “Nothing new can come into your life unless you are grateful for what you already have.” —Michael Bernhard Beckwith, author and New Thought minister

24. “Gratitude doesn’t change the scenery. It merely washes clean the glass you look through so you can clearly see the colors.” —Richelle E. Goodric, poet

25. “Living in a state of gratitude is the gateway to grace.” —Arianna Huffington, author and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post

26. “The struggle ends when gratitude begins.” —Neale Donald Walsch, author of Conversations with God

27. “If the only prayer you said in your whole life was ‘Thank you’ that would suffice.” —Meister Eckhart, philosopher

28. “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” —G.K. Chesterton, writer and philosopher

29. “Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give.” —Edwin Arlington Robinso, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet

30. “Appreciation is the purest vibration that exists on the planet today.” —Abraham–Hicks

31. “The essence of all beautiful art is gratitude.” —Friedrich Nietzche, philosopher

32. “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 Breathnack, author of Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy

33. “An attitude of gratitude brings great things.” —Yogi Bhajan, master of Kundalini Yoga

34. “It is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” —Deitrich Bonheiffer, German pastor and theologian

35. “Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.” —Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist and lyricist, most famous for his book The Alchemist

36. “None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.” —Fred De Witt Van Amburgh, author and publisher

37. “Find the good and praise it.” —Alex Haley, author of Roots: The Saga of an American Family

38. “My day begins and ends with gratitude.” —Louise Hay

39. “The essence of all beautiful art is gratitude.” —Friedrich Nietzche, philosopher

40. “Through the eyes of gratitude, everything is a miracle.” —Mary Davis, author, New Thought leader and spiritual teacher

41. “The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” —His Holiness the Dalai Lama

42. “Gratitude will shift you to a higher frequency, and you will attract much better things.” —Rhonda Byrne, author of The Secret

43. “Gratitude opens the door to the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude.” — Deepak Chopra, author, thought leader, speaker

44. “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” —Henri Matisse, French artist

45. “Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” —Henri Frédéric Amiel, Swiss moral philosopher, poet and critic

46. “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” —William Arthur Ward, American author, poet and teacher

47. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” —Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist

48. “Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” —Charles Dickens, English writer and social critic

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

50. “Learn to be thankful for what you already have, while you pursue all that you want.” —Jim Rohn, entrepreneur, author and motivation speaker

Learn 5 Ways to Practice Gratitude & Boost Happiness, then explore our favorite books on gratitude.

  
    
          
  

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