Gratitude Quotes

Some of our favorite gratitude quotes and sayings.

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

“Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.”
~ Kahlil Gibran

“Gratitude is the heart’s memory.”
~French Proverb

” In the New Testament, religion is grace and ethics is gratitude.”
~Thomas Erskine

“Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can – there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.”
~Sarah Caldwell

“Let’s be grateful for those who give us happiness; they are the charming gardeners who make our soul bloom.”
~Marcel Proust

“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all. ”
~William Faulkner

“Gratitude is the least of the virtues, but ingratitude is the worst of vices.”
~Thomas Fuller

“I feel a very unusual sensation – if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude. ”
~Benjamin Disraeli

“There is no greater difference between men than between grateful and ungrateful people. ”
~R.H. Blyth

“Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.”
~Aldous Huxley

“When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.”
~Chinese Proverb

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

“Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality”
~Alfred Painter

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

“Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive.”
~ Edward Gibbon

“Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.”
~Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

“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

“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

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

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.”
~Meister Eckhart

“Power takes as ingratitude the writhing of its victims.”
~Rabindranath Tagore

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

“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

“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

“The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.”
~John E. Southard

“If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get. ” ~Frank A. Clark

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.”
~Epictetus

“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

“Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.”
~ Gladys Browyn Stern

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

“Gratitude – the meanest and most snivelling attribute in the world.”
~ Dorothy Parker

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

“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

“To the grateful man give more than he asks.”
~Spanish Proverb

“When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears”
~ Anthony Robbins

“Gratitude is the memory of the heart.”
~Italian Proverb

“Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune.”
~Sam Walton

“Go to foreign countries and you will get to know the good things one possesses at home. ”
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“For each new morning with its light,For rest and shelter of the night,For health and food, for love and friends,For everything Thy goodness sends.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.”
~G.B. Stern

“Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic”
~John Henry Jowett

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

“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

“The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.”
~Eric Hoffer

“Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.”
~Henry Clay

“Grow flowers of gratitude in the soil of prayer. ”
~Verbena Woods

“Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality.”
~Alfred Painter

“Gratitude is the memory of the heart.”
~Jean Baptiste Massieu

2 thoughts on “Gratitude Quotes

  1. Pingback: The Meaning of Existence (and all that) » Gratitude Watch - 2008-12-07

  2. Evie Roberts on

    if you are not eating much fiber, then you will always get indigestion. so eat lots of dietary fibers ;’~

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