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GRATITUDE QUOTES:


Quotes are like road signs.  They give you directions for your journey

and provide inspiration along the way. 

Sometimes people's wisdom or teaching  or thoughts are written in a short, sharp, memorable manner, or they are extremely profound, and they're repeated by others and for others. 


Quotes serve as: reminders, guides, teachers, inspirations, and motivators.  Quotes can help you on your way by reminding you of something, by keeping you focused, by moving you in the direction that you want to go.​

Use these quotes to inspire you as you master your habit of gratitude.

Read them...speak them...post them....send them...share them.  These motivational quotes are meant to inspire you.

​"I was complaining that I had no shoes,

till I met a man who had no feet."

-  Confucius

 

GRATITUDE QUOTES

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

“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

“Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass ... it's about learning to dance in the rain!”
Unknown

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

“If you concentrate on finding whatever 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

“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude.
Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness.
Thankfulness may consist merely of words.
Gratitude is shown in acts.”

David O. McKay

“When we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present ... we experience heaven on earth.”
Sarah Ban Breathnach



"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



"One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child."
-  Carl Jung


"Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world."
-  John Milton

"Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."
-  Melody Beattie



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



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



When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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


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

“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


“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.”
― Maya Angelou


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


“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh


“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.”
― Alphonse Karr


“To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything He has given us - and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him.
Gratitude therefore takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder and to praise of the goodness of God. For the grateful person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience. And that is what makes all the difference.”
― Thomas Merton


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


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


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

“The things that most deserve our gratitude we just take for granted. Without air we cannot live for more than a minute or two. Everyday we are breathing in and breathing out, but do we ever feel grateful to the air? If we do not drink water, we cannot survive. Even our body is composed to a large extent of water.But do we give any value to water? Every morning when we open our eyes, we see the sun blessingfully offering us light and life-energy, which we badly need. But are we grateful to the sun?”
― Sri Chinmoy


“Don't count your blessings, let your blessings count! Enjoy Life!”
― Bernard Kelvin Clive


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


“Do not tell the man that is carrying you that he stinks.”
― African Proverb


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


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


“Just an observation: it is impossible to be both grateful and depressed. Those with a grateful mindset tend to see the message in the mess. And even though life may knock them down, the grateful find reasons, if even small ones, to get up.”
― Steve Maraboli


“The greatest wisdom is in simplicity. Love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, forgiveness. It's not complex or elaborate. The real knowledge is free. It's encoded in your DNA. All you need is within you. Great teachers have said that from the beginning. Find your heart, and you will find your way.”
― Carlos Barrios, Mayan elder and Ajq'ij of the Eagle Clan


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



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


“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


“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh


“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.”
― Alphonse Karr



“One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.”
- Carl Jung
“Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.”
-  John Milton

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
-  Melody Beattie

“Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.”
-  Lionel Hampton
“...it is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.”
- David Steindl-Rast

“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.”
- Aesop

“Just an observation: it is impossible to be both grateful and depressed. Those with a grateful mindset tend to see the message in the mess. And even though life may knock them down, the grateful find reasons, if even small ones, to get up.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
“The greatest wisdom is in simplicity. Love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, forgiveness. It's not complex or elaborate. The real knowledge is free. It's encoded in your DNA. All you need is within you. Great teachers have said that from the beginning. Find your heart, and you will find your way.”
― Carlos Barrios, Mayan elder and Ajq'ij of the Eagle Clan



Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” —”
― William Arthur Ward


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



When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box
Gratitude always comes into play; research shows that people are happier if they are grateful for the positive things in their lives, rather than worrying about what might be missing.”
― Dan Buettner


“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 Richard


“Do not tell the man that is carrying you that he stinks.”
― African Proverb


“No one can obtain felicity by pursuit. This explains why one of the elements of being happy is the feeling that a debt of gratitude is owed, a debt impossible to pay. Now, we do not owe gratitude to ourselves. To be conscious of gratitude is to acknowledge a gift.”
― Josef Pieper


“Beth ceased to fear him from that moment, and sat there talking to him as cozily as if she had known him all her life, for love casts out fear, and gratitude can conquer pride.”
― Louisa May Allcott



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


“I made cranberry sauce, and when it was done put it into a dark blue bowl for the beautiful contrast. I was thinking, doing this, about the old ways of gratitude: Indians thanking the deer they'd slain, grace before supper, kneeling before bed. I was thinking that gratitude is too much absent in our lives now, and we need it back, even if it only takes the form of acknowledging the blue of a bowl against the red of cranberries.”
― Elizabeth Berg


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


“Gratitude also opens your eyes to the limitless potential of the universe, while dissatisfaction closes your eyes to it.”
― Stephen Richards


“Don't count your blessings, let your blessings count! EnjoyLife!”
― Bernard Kelvin Clive

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


"I was complaining that I had no shoes till I met a man who had no feet."

Confucius

​"Never doubt that a small group...can change the world".

Margaret Mead

“Be the change you wish to see in the world”

Gandhi



"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. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies with yourself."

Tecumseh, Shawnee Chief

“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

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”

Fredrick Koeing

“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.”

Oprah Winfrey

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”

Lewis B. Smedes

“As each sun rises, it is your choice to wait for some special day to celebrate, or to celebrate that each day is special.”

Julia Rose

“An eye for an eye, only ends up making the whole world blind.”  Gandhi

“The weak can never forgive.  Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” 

Gandhi

"Gratitude is the heart’s memory."
-  French Proverb

“The fact is, without complete unconditional gratitude, there is no true happiness. And without an underlying foundation of happiness, you cannot have success.
On the other hand, a person living in complete gratitude cannot fail to be happy and successful.”

 -  Lance Beggs

“The task may be simple for me, but if I make it look too easy, you won’t appreciate it as much as if I pretend to struggle to help you out. ”
― Jarod Kintz


“They do not love, that do not show their love.”
― William Shakespeare


“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

“If the only prayer you ever say is thank you, that would be sufficient.”
― Meister Johann Eckhardt
 

“Making the ungrateful grateful will bring tears to your eyes, tears of blood bleeding from the heart.”
― Ana Monnar



“In honor of Oprah Winfrey: Even greater than the ability to inspire others with hope is the power to motivate them to give as much to the lives of others as they would give to their own; and to empower them to confront the worst in themselves in order to discover and claim the best in themselves.”
― Aberjhani



“If you want to find happiness, find gratitude.”
― Steve Maraboli



“Do not tell the man that is carrying you that he stinks.”
― African Proverb


“Thank you, Tempest, for loving me when understanding was too hard. Thank you for understanding when loving me is impossible.”
― Tracy Deebs



“When my parents were liberated, four years before I was born, they found that the ordinary world outside the camp had been eradicated. There was no more simple meal, no thing was less than extraordinary: a fork, a mattress, a clean shirt, a book. Not to mention such things that can make one weep: an orange, meat and vegetables, hot water. There was no ordinariness to return to, no refuge from the blinding potency of things, an apple screaming its sweet juice.”
― Anne Michaels



“Is the height of my chara joy dependent on the depths of my eucharisteo thanks?”
― Ann Voskamp



“No one can obtain felicity by pursuit. This explains why one of the elements of being happy is the feeling that a debt of gratitude is owed, a debt impossible to pay. Now, we do not owe gratitude to ourselves. To be conscious of gratitude is to acknowledge a gift.”
― Josef Pieper

“Beth ceased to fear him from that moment, and sat there talking to him as cozily as if she had known him all her life, for love casts out fear, and gratitude can conquer pride.”
― Louisa May Allcott



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


“Divide the constant tide and random noisiness of energetic flow, with conscious recurring moments of empty mind, solitude, gratitude and deep...slow...breathing. Of this, the natural law of self-preservation demands.”
― T.F. Hodge


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



“I made cranberry sauce, and when it was done put it into a dark blue bowl for the beautiful contrast. I was thinking, doing this, about the old ways of gratitude: Indians thanking the deer they'd slain, grace before supper, kneeling before bed. I was thinking that gratitude is too much absent in our lives now, and we need it back, even if it only takes the form of acknowledging the blue of a bowl against the red of cranberries.”
― Elizabeth Berg


“Gratitude also opens your eyes to the limitless potential of the universe, while dissatisfaction closes your eyes to it.”
― Stephen Richards



“After the fire, when I'd tried to express my gratitude for their kindness to our customers, they'd been awkward, uncomfortable. My father had had to explain to me that giving thanks is not a common practice in India.
'Then how do you know if people appreciated what you did?' I'd asked.
'Do you really need to know?' my father had asked back.”
― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni



“Don't count your blessings, let your blessings count! EnjoyLife!”
― Bernard Kelvin Clive


“If we want to keep the blessings of life coming to us, we must learn to be grateful for whatever is given.”
― Harold Klemp


“Rather than getting more spoilt with age, as difficulties pile up, epiphanies of gratitude abound.”
― Alain de Botton


“If we never experience the chill of a dark winter, it is very unlikely that we will ever cherish the warmth of a bright summer’s day. Nothing stimulates our appetite for the simple joys of life more than the starvation caused by sadness or desperation. In order to complete our amazing life journey successfully, it is vital that we turn each and every dark tear into a pearl of wisdom, and find the blessing in every curse.”
― Anthon St. Maarten


“In life one has a choice to take one of two paths: to wait for some special day - or to celebrate each special day.”
― Rasheed Ogunlaru


“As each sun rises it is your choice to wait for some special day to celebrate, or to celebrate that each day is special.”
-Julia Rose


“The things that most deserve our gratitude we just take for granted. Without air we cannot live for more than a minute or two. Everyday we are breathing in and breathing out, but do we ever feel grateful to the air? If we do not drink water, we cannot survive. Even our body is composed to a large extent of water.But do we give any value to water? Every morning when we open our eyes, we see the sun blessingfully offering us light and life-energy, which we badly need. But are we grateful to the sun?”
― Sri Chinmoy


“When your heart's gratitude comes to the fore, when you become all gratitude, this gratitude is like a flow, a flow of consciousness. When your consciousness is flowing, feel that this gratitude-flow is like a river that is watering the root of the tree and the tree itself. It is always through gratitude that your consciousness-river will grow and water the perfection-tree inside you.”
― Sri Chinmoy


“Gratitude is the creative force, the mother and father of love. It is in gratitude that real love exists. Love expands only when gratitude is there. Limited love does not offer gratitude. Limited love is immediately bound by something- by constant desires or constant demands. But when it is unlimited love, constant love, then gratitude comes to the fore. This love becomes all gratitude.”
― Sri Chinmoy



“When we become more fully aware that our success is due in large measure to the loyalty, helpfulness, and encouragement we have received from others, our desire grows to pass on similar gifts. Gratitude spurs us on to prove ourselves worthy of what others have done for us. The spirit of gratitude is a powerful energizer.” — Wilferd A. Peterson


“There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.”

— Ralph H. Blum


“Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy — because we will always want to have something else or something more.”

— Brother David Steindl-Rast


“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


“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.”

— Christiane Northrup


“Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend… when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present — love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure — the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth.” –Sarah Ban Breathnach
“Who lives in true poverty - The janitor who is grateful for the chocolate chip pancakes  his 6 year old helped his wife prepare for dinner, or The CEO who is ungrateful for the type of wine served with his 5-star meal?”
- Julia Rose

The closest thing I know to unconditional love is simply gratitude”
-  Leiza Alpass



“The person who is abundant is simply the person who feels abundant.”
-  Leiza Alpass



“Counting blessings fills the cells of the body with health and thoughts of the mind with love.”
~ Leiza Alpass

“Gratitude should not be just a reaction to getting what you want, but an all-the-time gratitude, the kind where you notice the little things and where you constantly look for the good, even in unpleasant situations. Start bringing gratitude to your experiences, instead of waiting for a positive experience in order to feel grateful.” — Marelisa Fábrega

“Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give.” — Edwin Arlington Robinson 

 

"The weak can never forgive.  Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."

- Gandhi


“An eye for an eye, only ends up making the whole world blind.”
- Gandhi


“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”
-  Lewis B. Smedes

 


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


“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”

~ Thornton Wilder



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

― Henry Clay



"For whatever befalls the Earth, befalls the sons and daughters of the Earth…Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself."    -- Chief Seattle


“Relationships flourish wherever we catch a ‘complaint’ and throw a ‘thank you’ in its place.”  
- Leiza Alpass


“Gratitude to a friendship is like water to a seed – in time, all will admire what bursts forth.”
-  Leiza Alpass



"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.
It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing,
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow."

-Melody Beatti


“Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give.”
— Edwin Arlington Robinson


“When we replace a sense of service and gratitude with a sense of entitlement and expectation, we quickly see the demise of our relationships, society, and economy.”
― Steve Maraboli


“Ingratitude produces pride while gratitude produces humility.”
― Orrin Wood


“Find the light. Reach for it. Live for it. Pull yourself up by it. Gratitude always makes for straighter, taller trees.”
― Al R. Young


Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture. 
- Kak Sri



Gratitude is the music of the heart, when its chords are swept by the breeze of kindness. 
- Author Unknown



When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep? 
- George Canning



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


“Gratitude is the sweetest thing in a seeker's life- in all human life. If there is gratitude in your heart, then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes.”
― Sri Chinmoy



"Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light."

-Harry Potter


“Because gratitude is the key to happiness, anything that undermines gratitude must undermine happiness. And nothing undermines gratitude as much as expectations. There is an inverse relationship between expectations and gratitude: The more expectations you have, the less gratitude you will have.”
― Dennis Prager


“Gratitude is medicine for a heart devastated by tragedy.  If you can only be thankful for the blue sky, then do so. ”
― Richelle E. Goodrich


“Gratitude takes less energy than anger.”
― Kristin Cashore


“Don't count your blessings, let your blessings count! Enjoy Life!”
― Bernard Kelvin Clive


“If we want to keep the blessings of life coming to us, we must learn to be grateful for whatever is given.”
― Harold Klemp
“If we never experience the chill of a dark winter, it is very unlikely that we will ever cherish the warmth of a bright summer’s day. Nothing stimulates our appetite for the simple joys of life more than the starvation caused by sadness or desperation. In order to complete our amazing life journey successfully, it is vital that we turn each and every dark tear into a pearl of wisdom, and find the blessing in every curse.”
― Anthon St. Maarten


“When we become more fully aware that our success is due in large measure to the loyalty, helpfulness, and encouragement we have received from others, our desire grows to pass on similar gifts. Gratitude spurs us on to prove ourselves worthy of what others have done for us. The spirit of gratitude is a powerful energizer.”

~ Wilferd A. Peterson


“You cannot exercise much power without gratitude because it is gratitude that keeps you connected with power”

~ Wallace Wattles


“The closest thing I know to unconditional love is simply gratitude”

~ Leiza Alpass


“The person who is abundant is simply the person who feels abundant.” ~ Leiza Alpass


“Relationships flourish wherever we catch a ‘complaint’ and throw a ‘thank you’ in its place.”

~ Leiza Alpass


"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.
It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing,
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow."

-Melody Beatti


"As soon as you truly commit to making something happen, the HOW will reveal itself."

-Tony Robbins


“If you cannot feed a hundred people, feed just one”
Mother Teresa



“Stop thinking of gratitude as a buy product of your circumstances and start thinking of it as a world view.”
-  Bryan Robles


“To live a life fulfilled reflect on the things you have with gratitude.”
-  Jaren L. Davis 



“What you truly acknowledge truly is yours. Invite your heart to be grateful and your thank yous will be heard even when you don't use words.”
-  Pavithra Mehta 



“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.”

-  Henri-Frederic Amiel

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity...Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
-  Melodie Beattie


“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



“I still miss those I loved who are no longer with me but I find I am grateful for having loved them. The gratitude has finally conquered the loss.”
-  Rita Mae Brown



“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”
-  G. K. Chesterton



“In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.”
-  Albert Clarke 


“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.”
-  Meister Eckhart

“Maybe being grateful means recognizing what you have for what it is. Appreciating small victories. Admiring the struggle it takes to simply be human...At the end of the day, the fact that we have the courage to still be standing is reason enough to celebrate.”
-  Meredith Grey



“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



“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.”
-  Friedrich Nietzsche



“To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kind that will stand behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.”
-  Albert Schweitzer



“Money matters, but less than we think and not in the way we think. Family is important. So are friends. Envy is toxic. So is excessive thinking. Beaches are optional. Trust is not. Neither is gratitude.”
-  Eric Weiner 


“Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.”
-  Joseph Wood Krutch



“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.”
-  Aesop 


“You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy.”
-  Buddha 


“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 



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

“Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things that renew humanity.”
-  Buddha   


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



“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."
-  Melodie Beattie


“In moments of discouragement, defeat, or even despair, there are always certain things to cling to. Little things usually: remembered laughter, the face of a sleeping child, a tree in the wind-in fact, any reminder of something deeply felt or dearly loved. No man is so poor as not to have many of these small candles. When they are lighted, darkness goes away-and a touch of wonder remains.”

These Small Candles - Tombstone Inscription In Britain



“...it is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.”

David Steindl-Rast


“Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude. ”

E.P. Powell



“In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.”

-  Bertrand Russell 



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



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 essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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.
Melody Beattie



“The most important and most significant good quality in our human life is gratitude. Unfortunately, that good quality we somehow manage not to express either in our thoughts or in our actions. Right from the beginning of our life, we have somehow learned not to express it. So we have the least amount of the very thing that we need most in order to become a better person.”

― Sri Chinmoy
“My heart's gratitude
Is
My life's plenitude.”
― Sri Chinmoy


“Gratitude is pure happiness.
Happiness is sure perfection.”
― Sri Chinmoy


“True gratitude can never come
From the mind.
It has to flow from the heart
To the mind, vital and body
Until everything that we have and are
Is a sea of gratitude.”
― Sri Chinmoy


“If you have true gratitude, it will express itself automatically. It will be visible in your eyes, around your being, in your aura. It is like the fragrance of a flower. In most cases if there is a beautiful flower, the fragrance will be there naturally. The flower and its fragrance cannot be separated.”
― Sri Chinmoy


“Gratitude is the sweetest thing in a seeker's life- in all human life. If there is gratitude in your heart, then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes.”
― Sri Chinmoy


“Because gratitude is the key to happiness, anything that undermines gratitude must undermine happiness. And nothing undermines gratitude as much as expectations. There is an inverse relationship between expectations and gratitude: The more expectations you have, the less gratitude you will have.”
― Dennis Prager


“Gratitude is medicine for a heart devastated by tragedy.  If you can only be thankful for the blue sky, then do so. ”
― Richelle E. Goodrich


“Gratitude takes less energy than anger.”
― Kristin Cashore


“When we replace a sense of service and gratitude with a sense of entitlement and expectation, we quickly see the demise of our relationships, society, and economy.”
― Steve Maraboli


“Ingratitude produces pride while gratitude produces humility.”
― Orrin Wood


“Find the light. Reach for it. Live for it. Pull yourself up by it. Gratitude always makes for straighter, taller trees.”
― Al R. Young


Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture.  ~Kak Sri
Gratitude is the music of the heart, when its chords are swept by the breeze of kindness.  ~Author Unknown


When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep? 

~George Canning



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

— Marcel Proust


“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

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