Gratitude Quotes (63) Spiritual Sayings

Summary: Definition of Gratitude. Gratitude, thankfulness, gratefulness, or appreciation is a feeling or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive. 


“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, Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer

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

“Gratitude is the first sign of a thinking, rational creature.” 
~ Solanus Casey

"It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought."
~ Aristotle

"Whatever we are waiting for - peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance - it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart."
~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

"Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need."
~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

"Remember, if you are criticising, you are not being grateful. If you are blaming, you are not being grateful. If you are complaining, you are not being grateful."
~ Rhonda Byrne

"When you are grateful - when you can see what you have - you unlock blessings to flow in your life."
~ Suze Orman

"I am very humble, and I am very gracious and very grateful for everything that happens to me and about me and around me."
~ Lil Wayne

"A single grateful thought toward heaven is the most perfect prayer."
~ Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

"Grace is available for each of us every day - our spiritual daily bread - but we've got to remember to ask for it with a grateful heart and not worry about whether there will be enough for tomorrow."
~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

"Gratitude is the sign of noble souls."  
~ Aesop  

"Joy is the simplest form of gratitude."  
~ Karl Barth  

"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 out of the past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."  
~ Melody Beattie

"We need to set goals for ourselves. Start today…if you don’t have any goals, make your first goal getting some goals. You probably won’t start living happily ever after, but you may start living happily, purposefully, and with gratitude…Goals are gratitude in action. They give us the opportunity to build on what we already have. While achieving goals can be a lengthy process, we can learn to be grateful for each stage in the process of setting and meeting goals."
~ Melody Beattie

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."  
~ Robert Brault  

"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  

"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  

"Remember that not to be happy is not to be grateful."  
~ Elizabeth Carter  

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

"Appreciation and gratitude are a must if you choose to become the architect of increased happiness and your own fulfillment."  
~ Doc Childre  

"When you live your life with an appreciation of coincidences and their meanings, you connect with the underlying field of infinite possibilities."  
~ Deepak Chopra

"Gratitude is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all others."  
~ Cicero  

"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  

"Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows, and the more power you have to use it on your behalf. If you do not practice gratefulness, its benefaction will go unnoticed, and your capacity to draw on its gifts will be diminished. To be grateful is to find blessings in everything, This is the most powerful attitude to adopt, for there are blessings in everything."
~ Alan Cohen  

"If the only prayer you say in your life is ‘thank you,’ that would suffice." 
~ Meister Eckhart  

"Gratitude and wonder are two of the most empowering and healing perspectives."  
~ Jonathan H. Ellerby  

"Write in your heart that every day is the best day of the year."  
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson  

"Take great care with what you have while the world lets you have it."  
~ Epictetus  

"I’m grateful for anything that reminds me of what’s possible in this life. Books can do that. Films can do that. Music can do that. School can do that. It’s so easy to allow one day to simply follow into the next, but every once in a while we encounter something that shows us that anything is possible, that dramatic change is possible, that something new can be made, that laughter can be shared."  
~ Jonathan Safran Foer  

"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  

"I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers."  
~ Kahlil Gibran  

"It's rare to find a consistently creative or insightful person who is also an angry person. They can't occupy the same space, and if your anger moves in, generosity and creativity often move out. It's difficult to use revenge or animus to fuel great work."
~ Seth Goden  

"Find the good – and praise it."  
~ Alex Haley  

"My day begins with gratitude and joy. I look forward with enthusiasm to the adventures of the day, knowing that in my life, All is good."  
~ Louise Hay  

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

"Gratitude is a form of wisdom. It is patient, loving, hopeful, and rigorously honest. It denies nothing, and it overlooks nothing. It looks reality full in the face and says: This is true, this is me, this is my situation, and I have the opportunity to build from here. This is my starting point, and I will succeed! "  
~ Phil Humbert  

"One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched out 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  

"Happiness is in itself a kind of gratitude."  
~ Joseph Wood Krutch  

"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

"One way we can know that we are aligned with the life force that is God is that we feel more and more alive. Notice what gives you aliveness and what diminishes you, deadens and numbs you so that you only skim the surface of life. Begin to say yes to what quickens and energizes, to that which brings joy and gratitude."  
~ Mary Manin Morrissey 

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

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

"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  

"No matter how bad things look, you are always being blessed. Ask yourself, ‘What is the blessing here?’ and express gratitude for the awareness that comes to you."  
~ Marta Davidovich Ockuly  

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

"It is not good for all our wishes to be filled; through sickness we recognize the value of health; through evil, the value of good; through hunger, the value of food; through exertion, the value of rest."  
~ Greek Proverb 

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

"Be grateful for whatever comes because each has been sent as a guide from beyond."  
~ Rumi  

"Gratitude helps us to return to our natural state of joyfulness, where we notice what's right instead of what's wrong. It makes us feel complete, that we have everything we need, at least in this moment."  
~ M. J. Ryan  

"Our inner happiness depends not on what we experience, but on the degree of our gratitude to God, whatever the experience."  
~ Albert Schweitzer  

"Silent gratitude isn't very much use to anyone."
~ Gertrude Stein 

"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."  
~ Tecumseh  

"An attitude of gratitude creates blessings. "  
~ Sir John Templeton  

"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  

"Happiness is a spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude."  
~ Denis Waitley  

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

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