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Gratitude Quotes, Sayings and Thankfulness

Updated on January 23, 2014
Stop, pause and give thanks
Stop, pause and give thanks | Source
Being grateful for little things.
Being grateful for little things.
It's easy to feel gratitude when there is beauty everywhere we look.
It's easy to feel gratitude when there is beauty everywhere we look.
Gratitude to gratitude always gives birth...Sophocles
Gratitude to gratitude always gives birth...Sophocles
Count your blessings
Count your blessings | Source
The earth laughs in flowers...Ralph Waldo Emerson
The earth laughs in flowers...Ralph Waldo Emerson
Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude...Joseph Wood Krutch
Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude...Joseph Wood Krutch | Source

Gratitude is often described as a feeling or attitude of being grateful or thankful. In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful but gratefulness that makes us happy.

I searched high and low to create this amazing collection of gratitude quotes. My goal was to compile the most inspiring of quotes, as a reminder of the importance of daily gratitude. Giving thanks is one of the most powerful ways there is to increase an overall feeling of well being. Choosing to focus on gratitude and appreciation increases levels of happiness and life satisfaction.

♥ I will never talk about joy for the rest of my career without talking about gratitude, I have never interviewed a single person who talks about the capacity to really experience and soften into joy who does not actively practice gratitude...Dr. Brene Brown, author of: Daring Greatly, The Gifts Of Imperfection, Power of Vulnerability

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

♥ The single greatest thing you can do to change your life today would be to start being grateful for what you have right now. And the more grateful you are, the more you get… Oprah Winfrey

♥ When you feel grateful, you become very good, and then you attract very good things...Plato

Gratitude helps you to grow and expands; gratitude brings you and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you…E. Caddy

♥ 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

♥ On a daily basis, find something you are appreciative of or find something you are grateful for. Start a journal. You might even want to call it your appreciation journal or gratitude journal and go to it and write five minutes a day…Michael Losier, author of Law of Attraction

♥ Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life…Northrup Christiane

♥ For today and its blessings, I owe the world an attitude of gratitude…Clarence E, Hodges

♥ Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul… Henry Ward Beecher

♥ I'm at that place where it's like, “I can't get any more goodness in my life.” … I feel blessed every second. I go to bed feeling blessed, and I wake up feeling blessed… Ellen DeGeneres

Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary… Margaret Cousins

♥ Gratitude is a twofold love…love coming to visit us, and love running out to greet a welcome guest…Henry Van Dyke

♥ Though I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, it hasn't changed who I am. My feet are still on the ground. I'm just wearing better shoes… Oprah Winfrey

♥ Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality… Alfred Painter

♥ I'm grateful that I feel deeply, because it allows me to experience great pain and great joy. I'm alive!…Wynonna Judd

♥ Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for…Epicurus

♥ 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

♥ Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings…William Arthur Ward

♥ Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic...John Henry

♥ Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful… Buddha

♥ 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

♥ A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves…Henry Ward Beecher

♥ Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty…Doris Day

♥ Deficiency motivation doesn't work. It will lead to a life-long pursuit of try to fix me. Learn to appreciate what you have and where and who you are…Wayne Dyer

♥ When I changed my attitude to gratitude it changed my life for good... Instantlyfamily

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    • anusha15 profile image

      Anusha Jain 

      5 years ago from Delhi, India

      I read a few of all the wonderful quotes you've shared here.

      When you feel grateful, you honestly appreciate others, and spread great happiness. So yeah, being grateful is good :)

      In this world, in midst of ungrateful people, such quotes are a great share. They remind us of reasons to be grateful, and that we should be grateful not because of some reason.

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      Gratitude Journal 

      5 years ago

      "Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others." - Cicero

      Thanks for this post. Definitely brightened my day.

    • instantlyfamily profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      I am grateful to you for sharing your personal experience and lesson learned.

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      6 years ago from India,mumbai

      Beautiful collection of gratitude quotes. Above all we should be grateful to God for whatever we have. I'll share one experience.I was very low and disturbed due to a personal tragedy crying and asking God How i will be able to live. He answered me through a bird who had lost one foot and was balancing itself on the branch with one foot. I kept looking at the poor creature struggling to balance but still surviving the pain. I learnt a lesson, it was a bitter one but made me all the more grateful to God.

    • Ruchira profile image


      6 years ago from United States

      Such beautiful collection of quotes. Gratitude can sometimes become difficult to express 'cause of ego.

      These quotes should help me show my way during the day.

      Thank you!!

    • anusha15 profile image

      Anusha Jain 

      6 years ago from Delhi, India

      Good Collection of Quotes. Gratefulness is something we often underestimate, but it makes us humble, which is so important in this ungrateful world :)

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I love these collections; you save me the trouble of searching on yahoo and for that I will be eternally grateful. :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I enjoyed the collection of quotes. JFK, Ellen and Oprah are my favorites. Gratitude is a simple act yet many take it for granted. Great hub! Thank you for creating it:)

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      Moira Garcia Gallaga 

      6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      That's a great collection of quotes instantlyfamily. Gratitude is very important, and something we should never be shy or hesitant about in expressing. Really good hub, enjoyable to read.

    • MissDoolittle profile image


      6 years ago from Sussex, UK

      Lovely quotes. I have bookmarked this so I can easily find it when I need some motivation and mental energy.

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      6 years ago from Los Angeles

      This is beautiful and I am so glad I came across it!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      6 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      What a beautifully done hub. Your photos are breath-taking. Gratitude is one of the most important feelings for happiness. Enjoyed each of these quotes. Voted up and beautiful (like you.)


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      Debby Bruck 

      6 years ago

      Gratitude helps to motivate us. Thank you so much. Needed the push today. Debby

    • helmutbiscut profile image


      6 years ago from Ohio

      I enjoyed reading this hub...very uplifting.

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      Mike Pugh 

      7 years ago from New York City

      I love the inspiration here as well Voted up, as interesting, useful & Awesome. You did a great deal of research to get all them cool quotes, cool beans.

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      7 years ago from South Carolina

      Loved these quotes and your stunning photos at the beginning of the hub. I am a great believer in feeling and expressing gratitude. I agree that it's an attitude and spiritual practice that can change lives.

      Voted up across the board except for funny.

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      7 years ago from Centreville Michigan

      I am grateful that I can sit here and read this hub. Even though I am getting old and have aches and pains, I am still alive and kickin.

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      Jamie Pelfrey 

      7 years ago

      This was a great read, and chuck-full of wisdom-spiked words. Gratitude is a true blessing, and over my years I have discovered that not everyone has been blessed with it.

      Ironically, it was gratitude that first brought me to your page. You left the very first comment on my very first hub – and for that I am SO very grateful!: )

      Thanks for a great read. Write on!


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      7 years ago from Wales

      Great quotes ,I especially liked Epicurus's quote.

      I vote up up and away for this one.

      I now look forward toreading many more by you.

      Take care and have a great day.


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      Doc Snow 

      7 years ago from Camden, South Carolina

      Very nice indeed!

      With so many great minds and quotes here, I think my favorite is Doris Day's epigram--pithy, thought-provoking, and terse. And true.

      To be grateful is to focus on what you enjoy in your life right NOW!

      . . . and I'm grateful for your Hub.

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      Kate P 

      7 years ago from The North Woods, USA

      Awesome collection of quotes and imagery. Following you! :)


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