Gratitude Quotes

Edith Rutter Leatham quote: A Child's Grace - Thank you for the world so sweet, thank you for the food we eat, thank you for the birds that sing, thank you God for everything - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

The thankful quotes on this page also include words of gratitude and appreciation as they all basically have the same meaning. Among the quotes you’ll find: reasons to be thankful, why it’s important to be grateful, how appreciation brings you more things to be thankful for, words aimed at specific people (such as mothers) and, of course, Thanksgiving quotes.

There is also a page of Gratitude Sayings from unknown sources.

Gratitude quotes are listed alphabetically on authors surname

A Gratitude Quotes

Appreciation in advance brings everything you want to you.
Abraham-Hicks

Appreciation is the magic formula you’ve been seeking
Abraham-Hicks

Feel appreciation for those who provide examples of Well-Being. How would you know that prosperity was possible if there wasn’t some evidence of prosperity around you? It’s all part of this contrast that helps you to sharpen your desire.
Abraham-Hicks

Look for good things about where you are, and in your state of appreciation, you lift all self-imposed limitations – and all limitations are self-imposed – and you free yourself for the receiving of wonderful things.
Abraham-Hicks

Mining the moment for something that feels good, something to appreciate, something to savour, something to take in, that’s what your moments are about.
Abraham-Hicks

The most important thing that you can teach your children is that Well-Being abounds. And that Well-Being is naturally flowing to them. And that if they will relax and reach for thoughts that feel good, and do their best to appreciate, then they will be less likely to keep the Well-Being away, and more likely to allow it to flow into their experience.
Abraham-Hicks

We want you to feel the appreciation of that which you call God, and that which we call All-That-Is, for the expansion of the Universe, that is a result of the Beingness that is you.
Abraham-Hicks

Whatever you’re thinking about is literally like planning a future event. When you’re worrying you are planning. When you are appreciating you are planning. What are you planning?
Abraham-Hicks

When your heart is singing, you are allowing Well-Being. When you are appreciating, you are allowing Well-Being.
Abraham-Hicks

Look with peace upon your brothers, and God will come rushing into your heart in gratitude for your gift to Him.
A Course In Miracles

What shares the purpose of the Universe shares the purpose of its Creator. Try then to begin to learn to look on all things with love, appreciation and open-mindness.
A Course In Miracles

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
Aesop 620BC – 564BC

So mother, I thank you for all that you’ve done and still do. You got me, I got you. Together we always pull through.
Christina Aguilera 1980

The secret to happiness… Be satisfied, and be grateful.
Mitch Albom 1958

Everyone is my teacher. Some I seek. Some I subconsciously attract. Often I learn simply by observing others. Some may be completely unaware that I’m learning from them, yet I bow deeply in gratitude.
Eric Allen

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 1821 – 1881

Be present in all things and thankful for all things.
Maya Angelou 1928 – 2014

Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer.
Maya Angelou 1928 – 2014

B Gratitude Quotes

I thank you for my friends, for those who understand me better than I understand myself. For those who know me at my worst, and still like me. For those who have forgiven me when I had no right to expect to be forgiven. Help me to be as true to my friends as I would wish them to be to me.
William Barclay 1907 – 1978

Stop paying or buying into the ideas that don’t resonate with the reality you prefer. Stop giving them credence. Appreciate, Appreciate your chosen vibration and allow the vibrations that are not aligned with you to de-preciate.
Bashar-Darryl Anka

Praise and Thanksgiving,
Father, we offer,
For all things living
You have made good;
Harvest of sown fields,
Fruits of the orchard,
Hay from the mown fields,
Blossom and wood.

Lord, bless the labour
We bring to serve you,
That with our neighbour
We may be fed.
Sowing or tilling,
We would work with you;
Harvesting, milling,
For daily bread.

Father, providing
Food for your children,
Your wisdom guiding
Teaches us share
One with another,
So that, rejoicing
With us, our brother
May know we care.

Then will your blessing
Reach every people;
Each one confessing
Your gracious hand.
When you are reigning
No one will hunger:
Your love sustaining
Fruitful the land.

Albert Frederick Bayly 1901 – 1984

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Melody Beattie 1948

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 1948

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.
Henry Ward Beecher 1813 – 1887

The thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.
Henry Ward Beecher 1813 – 1887

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations.
Bible

Every good and perfect gift
Comes from above

Bible

Give thanks to the Lord
For He is good
His love endures forever

Bible

This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Bible

Gratitude is heaven itself.
William Blake 1757 – 1827

He who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity’s sunrise

William Blake 1757 – 1827

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.
William Blake 1757 – 1827

There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.
Ralph H. Blum 1932 – 2016

All life, regardless of its form, classification or reputation, will respond to genuine interest, respect, appreciation, admiration, affection, gentleness, courtesy, good manners.
J. Allen Boone 1882 – 1965

What greater blessing to give thanks for at a family gathering, than the family and the gathering.
Robert Brault

Every time we remember to say “Thank You’” we experience nothing less than heaven on earth.
Sarah Ban Breathnach 1947

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.
Sarah Ban Breathnach 1947

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 Breathnack 1947

If you’ve only one breath left, use it to say thank you.
Pam Brown 1948

Thank you for being interested. Doesn’t sound much but it meant just about everything.
Pam Brown 1948

O Infinite Father, I’m grateful to Thee
For the moon and the stars and deep rolling sea
For beauties of nature, where e’er they may be…
For the handclasp of friends, so firm and so true
For sunrise and sunset and glistening dew
The fleecy white clouds and the heavens, so blue
For these wonderful gifts, dear Lord, I thank you!

Gertrude T. Buckingham 1880 – ?

The more thankful you are, the more you attract things to be thankful for.
Rhonda Byrne 1945

C Gratitude Quotes

Difficulties are opportunities to better things. They are stepping stones to greater experience. Perhaps someday you will be thankful for some failure in a particular direction. When one door closes another one opens.. As a natural law it has to balance.
Eileen Caddy 1917 – 2006

Gratitude helps you to grow and expand. Gratitude brings joy and laughter into your lives and into the lives of all those around you.
Eileen Caddy 1917 – 2006

Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can. You will be grateful you did.
Sarah Caldwell 1924 – 2006

Gratitude is the single most important ingredient to living a successful and fulfilled life.
Jack Canfield 1944

There are millions of stars, each one shining and burning out at the same time. They die like everything else – you have to appreciate them before they’re gone.
Anna Carey

Life can change in a moment, so we must appreciate every single day we are given.
Kristine Carlson

Demonstrate gratitude for the simple things in life. Show your child that you are a person who is truly grateful for the simple, good things in life: a sunset, rain, insects, birds, children laughing, or a kind gesture. Appreciative people are happy; they see the beauty in life while others miss it.
Richard Carlson 1961 – 2006

I am thankful for a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning and gutters that need fixing because I have a home. I am thankful for the piles of laundry and ironing because it means my loved ones are nearby.
Nancie J. Carmody

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
Gilbert Chesterton 1874 – 1936

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
Gilbert Chesterton 1874 – 1936

Dining with one’s friends and beloved family is certainly one of life’s primal and most innocent delights, one that is both soul-satisfying and eternal.
Julia Child 1912 – 2004

I thank my Heavenly Father for every manifestation of human love, I thank Him for all experiences, be they sweet or bitter, which help me to forgive all things, and to enfold the whole world with a blessing.
Lydia Maria Child 1802 – 1880

All good gifts around us
Are sent from Heaven above
Then thank the Lord
O, thank the Lord
For all His love

Matthias Claudius 1740 – 1815

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.
Marcus Tullius Cicero 106BC – 43BC

Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.
Alan Cohen

When the sun goes down, he opens his heart to God, and earlier than the sun appears on the hills, he gives thanks for his protection during the night.
Corn planter (Chief) c. 1732 – 1836

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

I thank God for most this amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky, and for everything which is natural, which is infinite.
E. E. Cummings 1894 – 1962

D Gratitude Quotes

Praise Him, praise Him, all His children praise Him!
He is love, He is love.
Praise Him, praise Him, all His children praise Him!
He is love, He is love.

Thank Him, Thank Him, all His children thank Him!
He is love, He is love.
Thank Him, Thank Him, all His children thank Him!
He is love, He is love.

Love Him, love Him, all His children love Him!
He is love, He is love.

Love Him, love Him, all His children love Him!
He is love, He is love.

Percy Dearmer 1867 – 1936

Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Charles Dickens 1812 – 1870

As you awaken to your divine nature, you’ll begin to appreciate beauty in everything you see, touch and experience.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

Every single person who’s drifted in and out of your life is part of your divinely chosen experience. So, give thanks for all of these people, and take serious note of what they brought you.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

Expressing gratitude for the miracles in your world is one of the best ways to make each moment of your life a special one. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones!
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

This magnificent Universe provides abundantly when you’re in a state of gratitude.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

Without exception, begin every day of your life with gratitude. As you look in the mirror, say, “Thank you, God, for life, for my body, for my family and loved ones, for this day, and for the opportunity to be of service. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

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 1852 – 1933

E Gratitude Quotes

If the only prayer you ever say in your life is ‘Thank You,’ it will be enough.
Meister Eckhart 1260 – 1327

I am thankful for all of those who said no to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.
Albert Einstein 1879 – 1955

Replace your judgements with empathy, upgrade your complaining to gratitude and trade in your fear for love.
Hal Elrod 1979

When you are consciously aware of all that you have to be grateful for, your life is in perfect harmony.
Hal Elrod 1979

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 1803 – 1882

For flowers that bloom about our feet
For tender grass so fresh, so sweet
For the song of bird and hum of bee
For all things fair we hear or see
Father in heaven, we thank Thee

For blue of stream and blue of sky
For pleasant shade of branches high
For fragrant air and cooling breeze
For beauty of the blooming trees
Father in heaven, we thank Thee

For mother-love and father-care
For brothers strong and sisters fair
For love at home and school each day
For guidance lest we go astray
Father in heaven, we thank Thee

For this 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
Father in heaven, we thank Thee

Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
Epictetus 55 135

F Gratitude Quotes

I have been grateful for the influence of my grandmother and my grandfather in my life. I remember my grandmother as a queenly woman. My father could be stern, and my grandparents would remind him that we were just boys.
James E. Faust 1920 – 2007

Go outside when possible and outstretch your arms… opening your heart to the skies and give thanks. As each of you do this, you are connecting more fervently with one another and strengthening the bond that unites as ONE.
FEEL IT… KNOW IT… LOVE IT. FOR IT IS SO.
KNOW also we FEEL this energy that you send out for we are ONE with you IN LOVE. It cannot be any other way.
For there is only LOVE.
THAT IS ALL THERE IS and EVER WILL BE.
LOVE… LOVE… LOVE… LOVE… LOVE.
FEEL ITS TRUTH.
BE ITS TRUTH.
BE YOURSELF.
BE LOVE.

Federation Of Light-Blossom Goodchild

I AM: the power of self knowledge.
I THINK: the power to investigate.
I KNOW: the power to master facts.
I FEEL: the power to appreciate, to value, to love.
I WONDER: the spirit of reverence, curiosity, worship.
I SEE: the power of insight, imagination, vision.
I BELIEVE: the power of adventurous faith.
I CAN: the power to act and the skill to accomplish.
I OUGHT: the power of conscience, the moral imperative.
I WILL: the power of will, loyalty to duty, consecration.
I SERVE: the power to be useful, devotion to cause.

George Walter Fiske 1872 – 1945

The thankful heart sees the best part of every situation. It sees problems and weaknesses as opportunities, struggles as refining tools, and sinners as saints in progress.
Francis Frangipane 1946

G Gratitude Quotes

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 1912 – 1996

Always appreciate what you have, in this moment… before it disappears into something you once had.
Jennifer Gayle

Art began when man glorified the sun with a hymn of gratitude.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931

We thank thee, Lord, for sunshine, dew, and rain,
Broadcast from heaven by thine almighty hand
Source of all life, unnumbered as the sand
Bird, beast, and fish, herb, fruit, and golden grain.

William Henry Gill 1839 – 1923

Gratitude doesn’t change the scenery. It merely washes clean the glass you look through so you can clearly see the colours.
Richelle E. Goodrich

We thank, Thee, Lord, for quiet upland lawns,
For misty loveliness of autumn dawns,
For gold and russet of the ripened fruit,
For yet another year’s fulfilment, Lord,
We thank Thee, now.

For joy of glowing colour, flash of wings,
We thank Thee, Lord; for all the little things
That make the love and laughter of our days
For home and happiness and friends, we praise
And thank Thee now.

Elizabeth Porter Gould 1848 – 1906

Thank You
Thank you for your Mothering, right from the very start
You nurtured our family, consistently working from your heart.

Thank you for Leading me to become an intuitive mother
Using my inner guidance not just the advice of any other.

Thank you for All the little things you have ever said and done
That have made my life so happy, full of delight and lots of fun.

Thank you for your Presence, I know at all times you will be there
Whenever I need you, it’s heart-warming to know you always care.

Thank you for your Guidance all through the many years
Your love and support has helped me wipe away the countless tears.

Thank you for your Honesty you always taught me right from wrong
By your example I learned, and now live with integrity my whole life long.

Thank you for your Morality although nothing much was said
I grew up choosing to truly be in love, before I share my bed.

Thank you for your Positive Attitude, it’s truth has helped me see
I reap what I sow in life, my thoughts guide who I will be.

Thank you for your Happiness, always showing me a smile
Even when clouds are present, you know they will only last awhile.

Thank you for Teaching me life’s challenges are often like a test
I’ve learned from your example, to always strive to do my best


Thank you for your Wisdom, when things all get too much
You say, “Hand it over to God” to feel His guiding touch.

Thank you for your Love, given to me unconditionally
Someone who consistently radiates that love is who I yearn to be.

Thank you for your Knowledge, you may not think I’ve gained this from you
But degrees can’t teach the highest lessons, the most important is love, is so true.

Thank you for Faith in the presence of God above
It’s been a guiding light for me, knowing of this love.

Thank you for your Spiritual Essence, it’s helped me find my way
You taught me to seek my own path, I live it each and every day.

Thank you for your Example to live a life of simple things
The joy of family and peace of nature, gives our spirit wings.

Thank you for Providing a sanctuary of home, a feathered nest
Where all through the years I’ve been welcomed to return to for a rest.

Thank you for your Life, though one day physically we will part
But I know we are eternally joined, by the love we share in our heart.

Thank you for your Blessings that I know are always with me
I bless you and know our love unites us, forevermore into infinity.

Trina Graves 1961

The Simple Things In Life
If ever you are feeling down
Whatever it is that makes you frown
Just open your eyes and look about
You’ll find something, without a doubt
To make you smile and appreciate
That the simple things in life are great

A smile, a glance, a hug, a touch
From someone that you love so much
A flower, a leaf, a blade of grass
Nature’s treasures we blindly pass

The serenity of a sleeping child
Even if, in the daytime they tend to run wild
A newborn baby so complete yet so small
You can’t help but wonder the miracle of it all

Trina Graves 1961

For the fruits of His creation
Thanks be to God;
For His gifts to every nation,
Thanks be to God;
For the ploughing, sowing, reaping,
Silent growth while we are sleeping,
Future needs in earth’s safe-keeping,
Thank be to God.

In the just reward of labour,
God’s will is done;
In the help we give our neighbour,
God’s will is done;
In our world-wide task of caring
For the hungry and despairing,
In the harvests we are sharing,
God’s will is done.


For the harvests of His Spirit,
Thanks be to God;
For the good we all inherit,
Thanks be to God;
For the wonders that astound us,
For the truths that still confound us,
Most of all, that love has found us,
Thanks be to God.

Fred Pratt Green 1903 – 2000

Be grateful for the kindly friends that walk along your way
Be grateful for the skies of blue that smile from day to day
Be grateful for the health you own, the work you find to do
For round about you there are men less fortunate than you

Be grateful for the growing trees, the roses soon to bloom
The tenderness of kindly hearts that shared your days of gloom
Be grateful for the morning dew, the grass beneath your feet
The soft caresses of your babes and all their laughter sweet

Acquire the grateful habit, learn to see how blest you are
How much there is to gladden life, how little life to mar
And what if rain shall fall today and you with grief are sad
Be grateful that you can recall the joys that you have had

Edgar Guest 1881 – 1959

H Gratitude Quotes

Our lives are filled with meeting wonderful people. Make sure those that have become a part of your life hear your words of appreciation.
Ace Antonio Hall 1966

Take my life, and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee
Take my moments and my days
Let them flow in ceaseless praise

Frances Ridley Havergal 1836 – 1879

I find that the more willing I am to be grateful for the small things in life, the bigger stuff just seems to show up from unexpected sources, and I am constantly looking forward to each day with all the surprises that keep coming my way.
Louise Hay 1926 – 2017

I own my life. And only mine.
And so I shall appreciate my person.
And so I shall make proper use of myself.

Ruth Beebe Hill

Gratitude is a sign of maturity. Where there is appreciation, there is also courtesy and concern for the rights of others.
Gordon Hinckley 1910 – 2008

Do you really want to be happy? You can begin by being appreciative of who you are and what you’ve got.
Benjamin Hoff 1946

The miracle of gratitude is that it shifts your perception to such an extent that it changes the world you see.
Robert Holden 1964

To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.
Victor Hugo 1802 – 1885

J Gratitude Quotes

The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.
William James 1842 – 1910

For what I have received may the Lord make me truly thankful. And more truly for what I have not received.
Storm Jameson 1891 – 1986

Dear God, I trust that no matter what happens in my life, it is for my highest good. And no matter what happens in the lives of those I love, it is for their highest good. From all things that are put before us all, we shall become stronger and more loving people. I am grateful for all the beauty and opportunity you put into my life. And in all that I do, I shall seek to be a channel for your love.
Susan Jeffers 1938 – 2012

Success is.. Living a full and balanced life in partnership with others to create a joyful feeling of love, contribution, appreciation and abundance, despite how our endeavours may turn out.
Susan Jeffers 1938 – 2012

It’s possible to be thankful wherever you find yourself.
David Jeremiah 1941

Grief tells our hearts things like, ‘How can I possibly find joy again when so much was lost?’ Gratitude responds softly, ‘Yes, it hurts, but what a blessing it was, even if only a short time.’
Chris Jones

K Gratitude Quotes

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 1917 – 1963

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.
Frederick Keonig 1774 – 1833

While it’s nice to appreciate the fashion world.. What makes you happy are real relationships and the moments you share with loved ones.
Miranda Kerr 1983

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.
Harold Kushner 1935

L Gratitude Quotes

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
Dalai Lama 1935

Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn’t anyone who doesn’t appreciate kindness and compassion.
Dalai Lama 1935

A Child’s Grace
Thank you for the world so sweet
Thank you for the food we eat
Thank you for the birds that sing
Thank you God for everything

Edith Rutter Leatham dated 1908

One single grateful thought raised to heaven is the most perfect prayer.
G. E. Lessing 1729 – 1781

Feel gratitude for everything. When we see every situation as being perfect, just the way it is, happiness grows and grows.
Daniel Levin

M Gratitude Quotes

Gratitude consists of watchful, minute attention to the particulars of our state, and to the multitudes of God’s gifts, taken one by one. It fills us with a consciousness that God loves and cares for us, even to the least event and smallest need of life. It is a blessed thought that from our childhood God has been laying His fatherly hands upon us, and always in benediction, and that even the strokes of His hands are blessings, and among the chiefest we have ever received.
Henry Edward Manning 1808 – 1892

Appreciate you mom. She is wiser than you think and stronger than you know. Be thankful.
Steve Maraboli

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.
Jacques Maritain 1882 – 1973

Every day is a day to be thankful. Life’s abundance has no limit, and gratitude is what keeps abundance flowing. In every circumstance there is something for which to be thankful. Even when there seems to be nothing else, there is hope.
Ralph Marston

Empathy may not be appreciated or reciprocated, but empathy is never wasted.
Neal A. Maxwell 1926 – 2004

Our knowledge of God is perfected by gratitude: we are thankful and rejoice in the experience of the truth that He is love.
Thomas Merton 1915 – 1968

To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything.
Thomas Merton 1915 – 1968

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
A. A. Milne 1882 – 1956

Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.
A. A. Milne 1882 – 1956

Don’t you think God would smile and feel good, if your spouse, your children, your parents, your teachers, your colleagues, your spiritual guides would smile and feel good, if you said to them these simple words: ‘I am happy. Thank you for giving me happiness.’
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Dying persons should leave a message to the living and tell them how they could better live. For it is at the moment of losing something that one appreciates its full value.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Encourage your trillions of faithful little cells through joy, happiness and confidence. Thank them, talk to them, sing to them.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Switch on and keep on in yourself the cheerful buttons.. Those marked Joy, Laughter, Happiness, Love, Passion for Life, Gratitude for Life.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

N Gratitude Quotes

Before eating, always take time to thank the food.
Native American – Arapaho

Looking behind, I am filled with gratitude. Looking forward, I am filled with vision. Looking upwards, I am filled with strength. Looking within, I discover peace.
Native American

We return thanks to our Mother, the Earth, which sustains us. We return thanks to the rivers and streams, which supply us with water. We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases. We return thanks to the moon and stars, which have given us their light when the sun was gone. We return thanks to the sun, that has looked upon the Earth with a beneficent eye. Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit, in whom is embodied all goodness, and who directs all things for the good of her children.
Native American

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
Willie Nelson 1933

Forever on Thanksgiving Day the heart will find the pathway home.
Wilbur D. Nesbit 1871 – 1927

Every morning I wake up and thank God.
Aaron Neville 1941

Were you to realize the forms minute and glorious, which invisible play their parts in service around you, there could be no monotony – only a divine rapture of gratitude for such ministry.
Flower A. Newhouse 1909 – 1994

Children learn what they life. If a child lives with criticism.. He learns to condemn. If he lives with hostility.. He learns to fight. If he lives with ridicule.. He learns to be shy. If he lives with shame.. He learns to be guilty. If he lives with tolerance.. He learns confidence. If he lives with praise.. He learns to appreciate. If he lives with fairness.. He learns about justice.
Dorothy Nolte 1924 – 2005

With prayer goes gratitude.
Julian of Norwich 1342 – 1416

Gratitude goes beyond the ‘mine’ and ‘thine’ and claims the truth that all of life is a pure gift. In the past I always thought of gratitude as a spontaneous response to the awareness of gifts received, but now I realize that gratitude can also be lived as a discipline. The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy.
Henri Nouwen 1932 – 1996

O Gratitude Quotes

Let’s be grateful for what we have. Let’s be mindful of those who have less. Let’s appreciate those who hold a special place in our lives, and make sure they know it. And let’s think about those who can’t spend the holiday with their loved ones.
Barack Obama 1961

Whatever you appreciate and give thanks for will increase in your life.
Orin-Sanaya Roman

P Gratitude Quotes

I thank God for my failures. Maybe not at the time but after some reflection. I never feel like a failure just because something I tried has failed.
Dolly Parton 1946

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the man who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
George S. Patton 1885 – 1945

A basic law: the more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for.
Norman Vincent Peale 1898 – 1993

It only takes one seed to be the mother to hundreds of flowers. Sow seeds of love, kindness, joy and gratitude for a heart full of blooms that never wither.
Anna Pereira

Teacher appreciation makes the world of education go around.
Helen Peters

For the beauty of the earth
For the beauty of the skies
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise

Folliott Sandford Pierpoint 1835 – 1917

What do you really want? Sit down and write it out on a piece of paper, write it in the present tense. You might be writing.. I am so happy and grateful now that… and then explain how you want your life to be in every area.
Bob Proctor

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Marcel Proust 1871 – 1922

Gratitude is the heart’s memory.
Proverb

Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come
Proverb (Chinese)

Q Gratitude Quotes

If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.
Robert Quillen 1887 – 1948

R Gratitude Quotes

If you love a flower, don’t pick it up because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So, if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.
Osho Rajneesh 1931 – 1990

When it’s raining in your life, and umbrella of appreciation will ease all worry and strife.
Sandra Reeves 1960

Now thank we all our God
With heart and hands and voices
Who wondrous things hath done
In Whom His world rejoices
Who from our mother’s arms
Hath blessed us on our way
With countless gifts of love
And still is ours today

Martin Rinkart 1586-1649

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.
Anthony Robbins 1960

When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.
Anthony Robbins 1960

Thanksgiving is every day because in this physical body you can spring into eternal paradise.
John Roger

There is no better opportunity to receive more than to be thankful for what you already have. Thanksgiving opens the windows of opportunity for ideas to flow your way.
Jim Rohn 1930 – 2009

Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.
Jalal Uddin Rumi 1207 – 1273

S Gratitude Quotes

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open and rules are flexible – the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
Virginia Satir 1916 – 1988

At times our own light goes out and it is rekindled by a spark from another being. Each of us has cause to think deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
Albert Schweitzer 1875 – 1965

In everyone’s life, at sometimes, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
Albert Schweitzer 1875 – 1965

O Lord that lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.
William Shakespeare 1564 – 1616

I thank God that I’m a product of my parents. That they infected me with their intelligence and energy for life, with their thirst for knowledge and their love. I’m grateful that I know where I come from.
Shakira 1977

He who thanks but with the lips
Thanks but in part;
The full, the true Thanksgiving
Comes from the heart

John G. Shedd 1850 – 1926

Be grateful simply for being alive. When you are grateful for life, pure and simple, your life becomes one you can be grateful for. That may strike you as circular or even backward logic, but your attitude really does have an effect on how things work out. When you can’t change your life any other way, you can still change your attitude. When you do, your life changes. you find more chances to love, and you will be surprised to see how much more love is returned to you.
Bernie Siegel 1932

Before you go out into the world, wash your face in the clear crystal of praise. Bury each yesterday in the fine linen and spices of thankfulness.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon 1834 – 1892

This way of seeing our Father in everything makes life one long thanksgiving and gives a rest of heart, and, more than that, a gayety of spirit, that is unspeakable.
Hannah Whitall Smith 1832 – 1911

There’s not a day goes by when I don’t get up and say thank you to somebody.
Rod Stewart 1945

T Gratitude Quotes

You don’t have a soul.. You are a soul. You don’t need love.. You are love. You don’t have to search for somewhere to belong.. You belong right here, right now. Wherever you are. And I am grateful for your presence in the world.
Anna Taylor

An attitude of gratitude creates blessings.
John Templeton 1912 – 2008

I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.
Eckhart Tolle 1948

Develop an attitude of gratitude. Say thank you to everyone you meet for everything they do for you.
Brian Tracy 1944

The year has turned its circle
The seasons come and go
The harvest all is gathered in
And chilly north winds blow

Orchards have shared their treasures
The fields, their yellow grain
So open wide the doorway
Thanksgiving comes again

Traditional

V Gratitude Quotes

Appreciation is an excellent thing. It makes what is excellent in others, belong to us as well.
Voltaire 1694 – 1778

W Gratitude Quotes

The first thing I do when I start my day is, I get down on my hands and knees and give thanks to God.
Mark Wahlberg 1971

Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
Denis Waitley 1933

Happiness is the experience of living every moment with love, grace and gratitude.
Denis Waitley 1933

‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses gratitude, humility, understanding.
Alice Walker 1944

The way to move out of judgment is to move into gratitude.
Neale Donald Walsh 1943

You will not have that for which you ask, nor can you have anything you want. This is because your very request is a statement of lack, and your saying you want a thing only works to produce that precise experience – wanting – in your reality. The correct prayer is therefore never a prayer of supplication, but a prayer of gratitude. When you thank God in advance for that which you choose to experience in your reality, you in effect, acknowledge that it is there, in effect. Thankfulness is thus the most powerful statement to God – an affirmation that even before you ask, I have answered. Therefore never supplicate.. Appreciate.
Neale Donald Walsch 1943

There are realities that we all share, regardless of our nationality, language or individual tastes. As we need food, so do we need emotional nourishment… Love, Kindness, Appreciation and support from others.
J. Donald Walters 1926 – 2013

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
William Arthur Ward 1921 – 1994

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today… Have you used one to say ‘Thank You?’
William Arthur Ward 1921 – 1994

Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
William Arthur Ward 1921 – 1994

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.
Wallace D. Wattles 1860 – 1911

Thankful for our every blessing,
Let us sing.

Charles Wesley 1707 – 1788

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
Thornton Wilder 1897 – 1975

Gratitude is an opener of locked-up blessings.
Marianne Williamson 1952

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 1954

Once you understand that God is the centre of the Universe, it’s all very simple. Not a day goes by that I don’t say, ‘Thank you. I’m truly blessed.’
Oprah Winfrey 1954

I give thanks to my Creator for this wonderful life where each of us has the opportunity to learn lessons we could not fully comprehend by any other means.
Joseph B. Wirthlin 1917 – 2008

In life, you’ll meet two kinds of people: the ones who build you up and the ones who tear you down. In the end, you’ll thank them both.
Rachel Wolchin

The joy I get from winning a major championship doesn’t even compare to the feeling I get when a kid writes a letter saying: ‘Thank you so much. You have changed my life.’
Tiger Woods 1975

O Lord of Heaven and earth and sea,
To Thee all praise and glory be;
How shall we show our love to Thee,
Who givest all?

The golden sunshine, vernal air,
Sweet flowers and fruits Thy love declare;
Where harvests ripen, Thou art there,
Who givest all.

For peaceful homes and healthful days,
For all the blessings earth displays,
We owe Thee thankfulness and praise,
Who givest all.

Christopher Wordsworth 1807 1885

All which we behold is full of blessings
William Wordsworth 1770 – 1850

Letters freeze time for us, eternalising shared experiences so we can go back and draw strength from them. Letters are like deposits in a secret bank that can be withdrawn when they are needed. And as we look back in love, we appreciate anew the thought and time that was taken to express those feelings.
Lois Wyse 1926 – 2007

So, if you have a grandma, thank the Lord above, and give your grandmamma hugs and kisses, for grandmothers are to love.
Lois Wyse 1926 – 2007

Z Gratitude Quotes

Choose to see the world through grateful eyes. It will never look the same way again.
Doe Zantamata

Of all the attitudes we can acquire, surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important, and by far the most life changing.
Zig Ziglar 1926 – 2012

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