Gratitude quotes page 1
I try to remember to start my day thinking of someone to thank. To me, gratitude and
peace go hand in hand.
What can you do right now to turn your life around? Gratitude.
The grateful mind is constantly fixed upon the best; therefore it tends to become the best; it
takes the form or character of the best, and will receive the best.
Wallace D. Wattles
Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.
When a person doesn't have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person
can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude.
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
Our default setting is to always focus on what we don't have, what we lack, to what's
wrong. It's wired into us. People always lament taking things for granted, or not being able to
appreciate what they have. Appreciation for what you have and where you are is an active
habit that must be consciously practiced. Practicing gratitude increases happiness and well-
being. It also makes you far more pleasant to be around.
Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.
Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.
The gratitude of most men is merely a secret desire to receive greater benefits.
Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld
People who live the most fulfilling lives are the ones who are always rejoicing at what they
Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.
Gratitude is an attitude that hooks us up to our source of supply. And the more grateful you
are, the closer you become to your maker, to the architect of the universe, to the spiritual
core of your being. It's a phenomenal lesson.
Gratitude is simply focused appreciation. It is nearly impossible to be upset in a space of
When our brains constantly scan for and focus on the positive, we profit from three of the
most important tools available to us: happiness, gratitude, and optimism.
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.
Gratitude is the antidote to misery.
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and
change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
William Arthur Ward
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness
doubled by wonder.
G. K. Chesterton
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the
spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.
John F. Kennedy
A man's indebtedness is not virtue; his repayment is. Virtue begins when he dedicates himself
actively to the job of gratitude.
Nothing is a greater stranger to my breast, or a sin that my soul more abhors, than that black
and detestable one, ingratitude.
Most people return small favours, acknowledge middling ones, and repay great ones with
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us
owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
Too much kindness to a man is not profitable, for he becomes ungrateful.
Be grateful for what you have now. As you begin to think about all the things in your life you
are grateful for, you will be amazed at the never ending thoughts that come back to you of
more things to be grateful for. You have to make a start, and then the law of attraction will
receive those grateful thoughts and give you more just like them.
Practice having a grateful attitude and you will be happy.
Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give
thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you
should include all things in your gratitude.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those
which he has.
Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who
make our souls blossom.
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.
Ultimately, the only way to experience the richness of life is to live in an attitude of gratitude:
to appreciate what you have and what you can give. The best way to ensure your happiness
is to assist others in experiencing their own.