80 Gratitude Quotes And Be Grateful Sayings

Looking for the best gratitude quotes? We’ve compiled a list of 80 inspirational quotes and sayings about being grateful.

80 Gratitude Quotes

1. “A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being.” – James E. Faust

2. “Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” – Aesop

3. “Develop an attitude of gratitude. Say ‘thank you’ to everyone you meet for everything they do for you.” – Brian Tracy

4. “Be grateful for what you have, and work hard for what you don’t have.”

5. “Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.” – Rumi

6. “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” – Epicurus

7. “An attitude of gratitude brings great things.” – Yogi Bhajan

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

9. “Gratitude opens the door to the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude.” – Deepak Chopra

10. “Gratitude is the sweetest thing in a seekers life – in all human life. If there is gratitude in your heart, then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes.” – Sri Chinmoy

11. “It’s not happiness that brings us gratitude. It’s gratitude that brings us happiness.”

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12. “I’m grateful for always this moment, the now, no matter what form it takes.” – Eckhart Tolle

13. “The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.” – Robert Holden

14. “Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” – Henry Ward Beecher

15. “It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.” – Eckhart Tolle

16. “I was complaining that I had no shoes till I met a man who had no feet.” – Confucius

17. “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

18. “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.” – Cicero

19. “Gratitude is an opener of locked-up blessings.” – Marianne Williamson

20. “Gratitude will shift you to a higher frequency, and you will attract much better things.” – Rhonda Byrne

21. “When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity.” – Elie Wiesel

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22. “When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears.” – Tony Robbins

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

24. “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust

25. “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

26. “There is always something to be grateful for.”

27. “Gratitude is one of the most medicinal emotions we can feel. It elevates our moods and fills us with joy.” – Sara Avant Stover

28. “Gratitude is a powerful process for shifting your energy and bringing more of what you want into your life. Be grateful for what you already have and you will attract more good things.” – Rhonda Byrne

29. “Have gratitude for the things you’re discarding. By giving gratitude, you’re giving closure to the relationship with that object, and by doing so, it becomes a lot easier to let go.” – Marie Kondo

30. “Today I choose to live with gratitude for the love that fills my heart, the peace that rests within my spirit, and the voice of hope that says all things are possible.”

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

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32. “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” – Cynthia Ozick

33. “The struggle ends when gratitude begins.” – Neale Donald Walsch

34. “Gratitude to gratitude always gives birth.” – Sophocles

35. “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – William Arthur Ward

36. “When gratitude becomes an essential foundation in our lives, miracles start to appear everywhere.” – Emmanuel Dalgher

37. “Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.” – Joel Osteen

38. “Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.” – Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

39. “A moment of gratitude makes a difference in your attitude.” – Bruce Wilkinson

40. “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward

41. “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

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42. “I’m looking forward to the future, and feeling grateful for the past.” – Mike Rowe

43. “Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.” – Randy Rausch

44. “One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay ‘in kind’ somewhere else in life.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

45. “The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

46. “When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.” – Kristin Armstrong

47. “Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.” – Zig Ziglar

48. “The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see.” – Mary Davis

49. “Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

50. “So every single day, I found something to be grateful for and that’s a powerful lesson.” – Alice Barrett

51. “Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.” – John Wooden

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52. “I’m grateful to God for His bountiful gifts… He gave me courage and faith in myself.” – Loretta Young

53. “I am happy because I’m grateful. I choose to be grateful. That gratitude allows me to be happy.” – Will Arnett

54. “I wake up every morning literally with a smile on my face, grateful for another day I never thought I’d see.” – Dick Cheney

55. “When you are grateful – when you can see what you have – you unlock blessings to flow in your life.” – Suze Orman

56. “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

57. “I try to be grateful for the abundance of the blessings that I have, for the journey that I’m on and to relish each day as a gift.” – James McGreevey

58. “I work very hard, and I play very hard. I’m grateful for life. And I live it – I believe life loves the liver of it. I live it.” – Maya Angelou

59. “Nothing new can come into your life unless you are grateful for what you already have.” – Michael Bernhard

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

61. “Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.” – Lionel Hampton

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62. “I am very grateful to God everyday that my eyes flutter open and I can jump out of that bed!” – Jerry Reed

63. “It’s not possible to experience constant euphoria, but if you’re grateful, you can find happiness in everything.” – Pharrell Williams

64. “At the age of 18, I made up my mind to never have another bad day in my life. I dove into an endless sea of gratitude from which I’ve never emerged.” – Patch Adams

65. “Through the eyes of gratitude, everything is a miracle.” – Mary Davis

66. “Gratitude is a mark of a noble soul and a refined character. We like to be around those who are grateful.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin

67. “Focus on the positives and be grateful.” – Katrina Bowden

68. “I’m too grateful to be hateful. I am too blessed to be stressed.” – El DeBarge

69. “Whatever life throws at me I’ll take it and be grateful for it as well.” – Tom Felton

70. “Gratitude is more of a compliment to yourself than someone else.” – Raheel Farooq

71. “Life is not over because you have diabetes. Make the most of what you have, be grateful.” – Dale Evans

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72. “Exercise is about being grateful for the body you have and sustaining the life you have.” – Nicole Ari Parker

73. “There are some things I wish I never knew, but I am grateful for things that I have learned, too.” – A. J. Cook

74. “As long as I am working, I am grateful and happy.” – Miriam Margolyes

75. “In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.” – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

76. “So much about living life, to me, is about humility and gratitude. And I’ve tried very hard to have those qualities and be that person and I’m just so disappointed in myself that I allowed it to slip.” – Katherine Heigl

77. “It’s a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation.” – Roberto Benigni

78. “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 Wood

79. “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.” – Abigail Spencer

80. “We learned about gratitude and humility – that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean… and we were taught to value everyone’s contribution and treat everyone with respect.” – Michelle Obama