Gratitude Quotes





May you begin each day in the spirit of Gratitude
With oceans of love and a kiss on each wave.

 –Katherine Scherer and Eileen Bodoh

“For a canvas of colors, for a concert of sound,
For the unfolding seasons, the earth spinning ’round,
For the birth of each sunrise, for the sky set ablaze,
For the lessons we learn, from the trials we face;
To the Giver of blessings for all our days,
For all of these gifts, we give: Simple Praise.”
 –Simple Praise by Craig Courtney and Pamela Martin
“First Steps of the Day”
As I take my first step,
My foot kisses the floor.
With gratitude to the earth,
I walk in liberation.”
 –Andrew Weiss
“When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light, for your life and strength.  Give thanks for your food and the joy of living.”
–Chief Tecumseh
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to live on this beautiful and astonishing planet Earth.  In the morning, I wake up with a sense of gratitude.”
 –Earl Nightingale

“Each day comes bearing its own gifts.  Untie the ribbons.”
–Ruth Ann Schabacker

“Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, and to work, and to play and to look up at the stars.”
–Henry Van Dyke



“Got no checkbooks, got no banks. Still I’d like to express my thanks – I got the sun in the mornin’ and the moon at night.”
 –Irving Berlin
“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”
 –Thornton Wilder
“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.”
 –Anthony Robbins
“If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.”
 –Robert Quillen

“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 Breathnach

“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.”
 –Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”
–Tao Te Ching



“Can you see the holiness in those things you take for granted — a paved road or a washing machine?  If you concentrate on finding what is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.”
–Rabbi Harold Kushner
“You say grace before meals.  All right.  But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and the 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. Chesteron
“When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.”
–Chinese Proverb

“Be grateful for yourself…be thankful.”
–William Saroyan

“You cannot bring anything new into your life until you are grateful for what you have now.”
–Dr. Michael Beckwith



“Gratitude consists of being more aware of what you have, than what you don’t.”
“If you can’t be thankful for what you receive, be thankful for what you escape.”
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”
–William Arthur Ward
“Seeds of discouragement will not grow in the thankful heart.”
“Be grateful for what you have, not regretful for what you haven’t.”
“Love wholeheartedly, be surprised, give thanks and praise — then you will discover the fullness of your life.”
–Brother David Steindl-Rast




“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
“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today.  Have you used one to say thank you?”
 –William A. Ward
“In all things, give thanks.”
–Holy Bible
“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.”
–Helen Keller
“For today and its blessings, I owe the world an attitude of gratitude.”
–Clarence E. Hodges
“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.”
“Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.”
“Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed virtue.”
 –William J. Bennett
“A grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things.”
“Whatever we are waiting for — peace of mind,  contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance– it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.”
–Sarah Ban Breathnach


“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.”
–Albert Schweitzer

“The difficulties, hardships and trials of life, the obstacles… are positive blessings.  They knit the muscles more firmly, and teach self-reliance.”
–William Matthews





“Gratitude incorporates both the heart and mind, and instantly paves the shortest road to happiness.”
–Alan Cohen
“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”
 –G. K. Chesterton
“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy — they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
–Marcel Proust
“Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.”
–Karth Barth in Joy by Beverly Elaine Eanes


“Living in the moment brings you a sense of reverence for all of life’s blessings.”
–Oprah Winfrey

“Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.”
 –Jacques Maritain
“If the only prayer you say in your life is ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.”
–Meister Eckhart
“Gratitude is the heart’s memory.”
 –French Proverb
“He who thanks but with the lips
Thanks but in part;
The full, the true Thanksgiving
Comes from the heart.”
–J. A. Shedd
“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.”
“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.”
 –Henry Ward Beecher
“O Lord that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness!”
–William Shakespeare
“A simple grateful thought toward Heaven is the most complete prayer.”
 –Gotthold Lessing
“Gratitude is Heaven itself.”
–William Blake
“To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.”
 –Johannes A. Gaertner
“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
“Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel.”
–Author Unknown
“We gave thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.”
 –Ritual Chant


 “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.”
–W.T. Purkiser






“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

“Just as millions of snowflakes pile up to create a blanket of snow, the ‘thank you’s’ we say pile up and fall gently upon one another until, in our hearts and minds, we are adrift in gratitude.”
–Daphne Rose Kingman 

“Feeling grateful or appeciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.”
–Christine Northrup

“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.  Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
–Melody Beattie
“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
“I am so grateful for gratitude, a magical magnet:
A natural expression of a loving heart,
The power of gratitude recharges our souls,
In giving thanks we help heal the world
And increase our abundance of blessings unknown.”
–Katherine Scherer and Eileen Bodoh