I love quotes! That is pretty evident just by reading a few of my posts. In my opinion Gratitude is one of the greatest virtues we can inherit. That’s why for this weeks “Happi Quotes”, I’m sharing a list of gratitude quotes. I’ve compiled a list of over 30 of some of my favorites! Feelings I have on gratitude could best be described by the following quote which focuses on the positive:
This is a wonderful time to be living here on earth. Our opportunities are limitless. While there are some things wrong in the world today, there are many things right, such as teachers who teach, ministers who minister, marriages that make it, parents who sacrifice, and friends who help.
We can lift ourselves, and others as well, when we refuse to remain in the realm of negative thought and cultivate within our hearts an attitude of gratitude. If ingratitude be numbered among the serious sins, then gratitude takes its place among the noblest of virtues.
Quote credit: (Thomas S Monson, taken from the talk “An Attitude of Gratitude”)
There are so many wonderful gratitude quotes across the web. I love Oprah’s list of gratitude quotes. Here is a list of some of my favorite gratitude quotes followed by some free printables of the quotes listed and some of my individual favorites.
LIST OF ” GRATITUDE QUOTES”:
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” ~William Arthur Ward
“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
“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
“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say thank you?” ~William A. Ward
“Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture.” ~Kak Sri
“Gratitude is the best attitude.” ~Author Unknown
“If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.” ~Gerald Good
“Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” ~Margaret Cousins
“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
“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
“Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.” ~Lionel Hampton
“When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears.” ~Tony Robbins
“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”
~William Arthur Ward
“I thank God for my handicaps for, through them, I have found myself, my work, and my God.” ~Helen Keller
“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
“Trade your expectation for appreciation and the world changes instantly..” ~Tony Robbins
“Gratitude is the single most important ingredient to living a successful and fulfilled life.” ~Jack Canfield
“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer.” ~ Maya Angelou
“No gesture is too small when done with gratitude.” ~Oprah Winfrey
“Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.” ~Randy Pausch
“What you can do is embrace what you have right now and to allow it to fill the vacancies of what you didn’t get yesterday.” ~ Bishop T.D. Jakes
“The miracle of gratitude is that it shifts you perception to such an extent that it changes the world you see.” ~Dr. Robert Holden
“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” ~Melody Beattie
“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” -W.T. Purkiser
“There is no greater difference between men than between grateful and ungrateful people.”-R.H. Blyth
“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” -Cicero
“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.” -Psalm 107:1
“In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.” ~Brother David Steindl-Rast
“There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.” ~Author Unknown
“You cannot be grateful and bitter. You cannot be grateful and unhappy. You cannot be grateful and without hope. You cannot be grateful and unloving.. So just be grateful.” ~Author Unknown
“Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.” ~Ralph Marston
“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
“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses.” -Allophones Karr
“The more you recognize and express gratitude for the things you have, the more things you will have to express gratitude for.” ~ Zig Ziglar
“When you lose something in your life, stop thinking it’s a loss for you…it is a gift you have been given so you can get on the right path to where you are meant to go, not to where you think you should have gone.” ~ Suze Orman
“When you are grateful—when you can see what you have—you unlock blessings to flow in your life.” ~Suze Orman
“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
“Of all the characteristics needed for both a happy and morally decent life, none surpasses gratitude. Grateful people are happier, and grateful people are more morally decent.” ~Dennis Prager
“Despite the changes which come into our lives and with gratitude in our hearts, may we fill our days-as much as we can-with those things which matter most. May we cherish those we hold dear and express our love to them in word and in deed.” ~Thomas S. Monson
“We can lift ourselves, and others as well, when we refuse to remain in the realm of negative thought and cultivate within our hearts an attitude of gratitude. If ingratitude be numbered among the serious sins, then gratitude takes its place among the noblest of virtues.” ~Thomas S. Monson
“Ours is the responsibility to show our gratitude by the actions of our lives.” ~Thomas S Monson
Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you. ~Eileen Caddy
Gratitude Quote Printables
The quote pages are awesome because you can print them and have them available to share with others. This is especially nice around Thanksgiving. Why not share some quotes at your Thanksgiving dinner?! Or keep them in your car to share with kids or passengers!
And there is more!
Here are some more of the gratitude quotes I have shared before with a personal gratitude experience in other posts…
…and one more!
I will be grateful for this day.
More Gratitude/Thanksgiving post ——>> HERE
Thats it for this batch of gratitude quotes.
Have a FABULOUS gratifying week!