Gratitude Quotes (Mindful And Grateful Thoughts)

Gratitude quotes are a great way to start your day off on a positive note. They remind you to be grateful for the good things in your life, and to stay positive no matter what challenges you may face.

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Gratitude is one of the most important and undervalued aspects of a happy and fulfilling life. It is easy to take the good things for granted, but gratitude can turn a good life into a great one. It can also help you through tough times by providing a sense of perspective and happiness.

There are many ways to practice gratitude, but one of the simplest is to take a moment every day to think about the good things that happened. It can be anything from a small thing, like a kind word from a friend, to a major life event, like getting married or becoming a parent. No matter what it is, take a minute to appreciate it and be thankful for it.

Another way to practice gratitude is to keep a gratitude journal. Every day, write down at least three things you are grateful for. It can be anything from a sunny day to your dog’s wagging tail. The important thing is to be specific and to focus on the good things, even when life is tough.

Gratitude is a powerful force that can change your life for the better. By taking a moment each day to be grateful for the good things in your life, you can create a happier, more fulfilling life for yourself.

Here are some of our favorite gratitude quotes to help you get started.

105 Gratitude Quotes

  1. “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

2. “Great things happen to those who don’t stop believing, trying, learning, and being grateful.” – Roy T. Bennett

3. “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

4. “Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.” – C.S. Lewis

5. “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” – Maya Angelou

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

7. “When you express gratitude for the blessings that come into your life, it not only encourages the universe to send you more, it also sees to it that those blessings remain.” – Stephen Richards

8. “We have to fill our hearts with gratitude. Gratitude makes everything that we have more than enough.” – Susan L. Taylor

9. “Life is strange, beautiful, and terrifying… and I am thankful for every minute of it that I have had. I am thankful for every minute yet to come.” – Benjamin W. Bass

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

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Mindfulness Gratitude Quotes

11. “When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.” – Tecumseh

12. “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” – Eckhart Tolle

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

14. “Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.” –  Roy T. Bennett

15. “Here is the world, and you live in it, and are grateful. You try to be grateful.” – Michael Cunningham

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

17. “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

18. “The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.” – Henry Ward Beecher

19. “Take full account of what Excellencies you possess, and in gratitude remember how you would hanker after them, if you had them not.” – Marcus Aurelius

20. “Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” – Voltaire

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Positive Gratitude Quotes

21. “When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.” – G.K. Chesterton

22. “Express gratitude for the greatness of small things.” – Richie Norton

23. “If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.” – Meister Eckhart

24. “Finding gratitude and appreciation is the key to resilience.” – Sheryl Sandberg

25. “Gratitude produces happiness because it focuses your thoughts on the positive. And when you are in a positive mental attitude, you bring more good things to your life to be grateful for” – Caro Briones

26. “When I pray, I always thank Mother Nature for all the beauty in the world. It’s about having an attitude of gratitude.” – Miranda Kerr

27. “When one has a grateful heart, life is so beautiful.” –  Roy T. Bennett

28. “I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.” – Anonymous

29. “The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.” – Thornton Wilder

30. “It is time to combine the magical power of gratitude and scripting.” – Natalie Grace Smith

Famous Gratitude Quotes

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

32. “Gratitude is one of the most powerful human emotions. Once expressed, it changes attitude, brightens outlook, and broadens our perspective.” – Germany Kent

33. “Negativity is contagious, gratitude is the antidote.” – Connie C. Perez

34. “Forget yesterday – it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow – you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift – today.” – Steve Maraboli

35. “What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.” – Brené Brown

36. “When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” – Anthony Robbins

37. “Gratitude for me is waking up each day, and being able to make a difference in somebody’s life.” – Charmaine J Forde

38. “No matter how big or small the service is, always express your thanks to the person who served you.” – Mohith Agadi

38. “The miracle of gratitude is that it shifts your perception to such an extent that it changes the world you see.” – Dr. Rober Holde

39. “Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk.” – Rumi

40. “Gratitude is a divine emotion. It fills the heart, not to bursting; it warms it, but not to fever.” – Charlotte Bronte

Inspirational Gratitude Quotes

41. “We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” –  John F. Kennedy

42. “Pity is not forgiveness, nor is gratitude absolution.” – Pierce Brown

43. “He who does not reflect his life back to God in gratitude does not know himself.” – Albert Schweitzer

44. “God gave you a gift of 86 400 seconds today. Have you used one to say thank you.” – William Arthur Ward

45. “Love of God is pure when joy and suffering inspire an equal degree of gratitude.” – Simone Weil

46. “When life is sweet, be thankful, and rejoice; but when bitter, be strong, and persevere.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

47. “The roots of attraction are love and gratitude.” – Maxime Lagacé

48. “Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace.” – Todd Stocker

49. “Happiness is a candy wrapped in a foil of gratitude.” – Sukant Ratnakar

50. “When the gratitude of many to one throws away all shame, we behold fame.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Thought-Provoking Gratitude Quotes

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

52. “When pursuing happiness in life I focus on having gratitude” – Angel Moreira

53. “Gratitude is the secret to happiness.” – Mahrukh

54. “Everything we do should be a result of our gratitude for what God has done for us.” – Lauryn Hill

55. “Find gratitude in the little things and your well of gratitude will never run dry.” – Antonia Montoya

56. “Gratitude is a form of surrender. It is a way of saying: I am enough, I have enough, and my life is enough.” – Vanessa Autrey

57. “Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.” – Ben Carson

58. “Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.” Nigel Hamilton

59. “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

60. “gratitude makes people take a step back and see the value of what they have and thereby appreciate it more, which makes it less likely that they take it for granted.” – Meik Wiking

Humble Gratitude Quotes

61. “Give yourself a reason to smile for no reason; the reasons may grow and grow.” – Susan Lax

62. “I’m grateful for the little things you do for me. Not to show that you love me, rather, because you love me.” – John Casey

63. “Gratitude makes sweet miracles of small moments.” – Mary Davis

64. “We are in a wrong state of mind if we are not in a thankful state of mind.” – Charles Spurgeon

65. “Gratitude is the ability to experience life as a gift. It liberates us from the prison of self-preoccupation.” – John Ortberg

66. “I think gratitude is a big thing. It puts you in a place where you’re humble.” Andra Day

67. “Gratitude, warm, sincere, intense, when it takes possession of the bosom, fills the soul to overflowing and scarce leaves room for any other sentiment or thought.” – John Quincy Adams

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

69. “The more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for.” – Norman Vincent Peale

70. “Gratitude establish a sincere connection between people.” – J.R. Incer

71. “Breath is the finest gift of nature. Be grateful for this wonderful gift.” – Amit Ray

72. “Gratitude is not in the words but in the heart which expresses it.” – Luffina Lourduraj

73. “Gratitude and love are always multiplied when you give freely. It is an infinite source of contentment and prosperous energy.” – Jim Fargiano

74. “I’m just thankful for the people that never left me and equally thankful for those who did.” – Nitya Prakash

75. “Be thankful for the moments, the things you have, and the life you live.” – Wazim Shaw

76. “Silent gratitude isn’t very much use to anyone.” – Gertrude Stein

77. “Gratitude is an overflow of the pleasure filling your soul.” – Raheel Farooq

78. “Gratitude is the gateway to abundance.” – Tracy A Malone

79. “Gratitude does not mean the absence of solitude, but the presence of a positive attitude in spite of.” – Gift Gugu Mona

80. “Gratitude is not in words, but in the heart, which expresses it.” – Luffina Lourduraj

81. “When we express our gratitude, it grows.⁣” – Richie Norton

82. “Gratitude and kindness exemplify an exceptional life.” – Art Rios

83. “I believe in prayer. I believe in gratitude and serving people.” – Kiran Bedi

84. “Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” – Franz Kafka

85. “Happiness not belong to the great in everything, happiness just belong to someone who find a simple things in his life and still remain grateful.” – Akbar de Wighar

86. “Joy flows to the depth of the meaning you give to the moment. Remember, every moment is a gift. Treat it with gratitude.” – Akiroq Brost

87. “Grateful people generate a higher vibration, and a stronger energy because they run on love and awareness that life is a true gift.” – Toni Sorenson

88. “Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” – Karl Barth

89. “Appreciation has the amazing habit of bringing more reasons to be grateful for.” – Isabella Koldras

90. “An appreciation of what you have brings the ultimate abundance in your life.” – Debasish Mridha

91. “A smart manager will establish a culture of gratitude. Expand the appreciative attitude to suppliers, vendors, delivery people, and of course, customers.” – Harvey Mackay

92. “You will never have enough until you are grateful for what you have.” – Richelle E

93. “Gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions, especially when it is deep.” Felix Frankfurter

94. “Gratitude is the opener of locked-up blessings.” – Marianne Williamson

95. “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

96. “It’s up to us to choose contentment and thankfulness now — and to stop imagining that we have to have everything perfect before we’ll be happy.” – Joanna Gaines

97. “To cultivate gratitude, we must first uproot the weeds of pride, entitlement, and comparison that choke out our blessings.” – Toyin Omofoye

98. “If you can’t be content with what you have received, be thankful for what you have escaped.” – Unknown

99. “Gratitude for being alive is the best way to rise and shine.” – Rasheed Ogunlaru

100. “I try hard to hold fast to the truth that a full and thankful heart cannot entertain great conceits. When brimming with gratitude, one’s heartbeat must surely result in outgoing love, the finest emotion we can ever know.” – Bill Wilson

101. “Gratitude is what turns what may seem as an intensely painful life into an intensely thrilling adventure.” – Itayi Garande

102. “Living in a state of gratitude is the gateway to grace.” — Ariana Huffington

103. “Gratitude changes everything forgets injuries, never forget kindnesses. Find the good and praise it and when you do you will find yourself in the throne room of God” – John M. Sheehan

104. “Gratitude is the art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture.” – Kak Sri

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

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