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100 Inspiring Gratitude Quotes for that Thankful Aesthetic

Gratitude is one of the most important characteristics of happiness. Being grateful often means seeing the good in everything around you and everyone you come across. If you’re looking for gratitude quotes, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve gathered all the best ones about being thankful and positive thoughts.

Whether you need a little inspiration or want to spread the word about how gratitude can be enjoyable, these grateful quotes are perfect for you.

Our Favorite Gratitude Quotes

“When gratitude becomes an essential foundation in our lives, miracles start to appear everywhere.” — Emmanuel Dagher

“Love yourself a little extra right now. You’re evolving, learning, healing, growing, and discovering yourself all at once. It’s about to get magical for you.” — Idil Ahmed

“Sometimes we spend so much time and energy thinking about where we want to go that we don’t notice where we happen to be.” — Dan Gutman

“Learn to be thankful for what you already have, while you pursue all that you want. ” — Jim Rohn

“The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.” — Robert Holden

Birds reflected in water with grateful quotes by Holden

“Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is.” — Mandy Hale

“Be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins.” — Jim Stovall

“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

“Have gratitude for the things you’re discarding. By giving gratitude, you’re giving closure to the relationship with that object, and by doing so, it becomes a lot easier to let go.” — Marie Kondo

Fall trees along a road with short Thanksgiving Quotes by Wordsworth

“When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.” — Kristin Armstrong

“No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.” — Alfred North Whitehead

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

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

Short Grateful Quotes

“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” — Tony Robbins

“Living in a state of gratitude is the gateway to grace.” — Arianna Huffington

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

“Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.” — Leroy Satchel Paige

“What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.” — Brené Brown

“There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.” — Ralph H. Blum

Sunrise over river with short grateful quotes by Blum

“Don’t let negativity from yesterday dull the sparkle of today. ” — Doreen Virtue

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.” — C.S. Lewis

“Through the eyes of gratitude, everything is a miracle.” — Mary Davis

“If the only prayer you ever say in your life is ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” — Meister Eckhart

“When eating fruit, remember the one who planted the tree.” — Vietnamese Proverb

“I cried because I had no shoes, then I met a man who had no feet.” — Mahatma Gandhi

“Every sunset is an opportunity to reset. Every sunrise begins with new eyes.” — Richie Norton

“The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.” — Mark Twain

“Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.” – Roy T. Bennett

Turkeys with short quotes for Thanksgiving by Bennett

“There is no path to happiness. Happiness is the path.” — Buddha

“It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.” — David Steindl-Rast

“The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see.” — Mary Davis

“The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.” — William Blake

“There’s no happier person than a truly thankful, content person.” — Joyce Meyer

“Love those who appreciate you, and appreciate those who love you.” — Connor Chalfant

If you like these, you might also want to checkl out our other lists of Short Thanksgiving Quotes, Funny Thanksgiving Quotes, Family Thanksgiving Quotes and Thanksgiving Letter Board Quotes.

Positive Gratitude Quotes and Being Thankful

“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

“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

“In everyone’s life, at some time, 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

“Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.” — Robert Louis Stevenson

“Strive to find things to be thankful for, and just look for the good in who you are.” — Bethany Hamilton

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” — Voltaire

“Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance.” — Amit Ray

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” — Willie Nelson

Foggy morning with be grateful quotes by Nelson

“Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.” — Hansa Proverb

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

“Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.” — Rumi

“The greatest source of happiness is the ability to be grateful at all times.” — Zig Ziglar

“When some things go wrong, take a moment to be thankful for the many things that are going right.” — Annie Gottlier

“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

“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

“One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay ‘in kind’ somewhere else in life.” — Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.” — Neal A. Maxwell

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” — Willie Nelson

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

“It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.” — Germany Kent

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

Sunrise with grateful for life quotes by Brault

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

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more.” — Melody Beattie

“Simply enjoy life and the great pleasures that come with it.” — Karolina Kurkova

“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going to fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.” — Eddie Cantor

“I just want to live each moment to the fullest. And enjoy life.” — Kadeena Cox

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.” — Audrey Hepburn

“It’s really not about what you have. It’s about how you’re able to enjoy life in general.” — Kevin Harvick

“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

“Even though tomorrow will be dark for me, I thank you for trying to bring me to the light.” ― K. Weikel

“Thank you for being such a beautiful friend. I am in awe of you.” ― Scott Stabile

“True forgiveness is when you can say, ‘Thank you for that experience.’” — Oprah Winfrey

“Gratitude opens the door to the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe.  open the door through gratitude.” — Deepak Chopra

“If you wish to be happy, you can begin by thinking, ‘Everybody has something good in him; there is something that I can learn from every human being.’” — Dada J. P. Vaswani

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

Person walking on beach with grateful for you quotes by Tracy

“Love wholeheartedly, be surprised, give thanks and praise – then you will discover the fullness of your life.” — David Steindl–Rast

“To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care.” — Mandy Hale

“Thank you! ….for sharing your childhood with me so I could experience the all joys that were missing in mine” ― Ginny Toole

“You are part of my story, memory and scenery, thank you.” ― Kim Taehyung

“Cultivate and nurture being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. Remembering that In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.” ― Angie karan

“Forget yesterday–it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow–you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift–today.” — Steve Maraboli

“Any day above ground is a good day. Before you complain about anything, be thankful for your life and the things that are still going well.” ― Germany Kent

“Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.” — Ernest Hemingway

“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

“I’ve found in my life that the easiest way to increase my joy is to religiously practice gratitude until I’m a gratitude machine!” — Rhonda Byrne

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

Ocean and islands with grateful for today quotes by 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

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

“Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.” ― Roy T. Bennett

“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

“Great things happen to those who don’t stop believing, trying, learning, and being grateful.” — Roy T. Bennett

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; It is something you design for the present.” — Jim Rohn

“Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.” — Nicole Reed

“If you keep searching for everything beautiful in the world, you will eventually become it.” — Tyler Kent White

“If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you’ll see obstacles.” — Wayne Dyer

“Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.” — Louis E. Boone

“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

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” — Carl Bard

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

Sunrise over river with grateful inspirational quotes by Tolle

“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 helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and the lives of all those around you.” — Eileen Caddy

“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

“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard but must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller

“Gratitude is the appreciation of things that are not deserved, earned, or demanded – those wonderful things that we take for granted.” — Renée Paule

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

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

“The soul that gives thanks can find comfort in everything; the soul that complains can find comfort in nothing.” — Hannah Whitall Smith

“Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.” — Alice Walker

“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

“Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.” — Amy Collette

“Gratitude for the present moment and the fullness of life now is the true prosperity.” — Eckhart Tolle

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” — Cynthia Ozick

“Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue.” — William Bennett

Rocky ocean shore with quotes on being grateful by Bennett

“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” — Alphonse Karr

“The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.” — Charles Schwab

 “I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.” — Brene Brown

“Gratitude is an antidote to negative emotions, a neutralizer of envy, hostility, worry, and irritation. It is savoring; it is not taking things for granted; it is present-oriented.” — Sonja Lyubomirsky

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

“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

“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

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

“We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning.” — Albert Barnes

“We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.” — Neal A. Maxwell

People around table with inspirational thankful quotes for family by Maxwell

“The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.” — Henry Ward Beecher

“Before I get out of bed, I am saying thank you. I know how important it is to be thankful.” — Al Jarreau

“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.” — Cicero

“I have a lot to be thankful for. I am healthy, happy and I am loved.” — Reba McEntire

“For my part, I am almost contented just now, and very thankful. Gratitude is a divine emotion: it fills the heart, but not to bursting; it warms it, but not to fever.” — Charlotte Brontë

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘Thank you,’ that would suffice.” — Meister Eckhart

“I can no other answer make, but, thanks, And thanks, and ever thanks.” — William Shakespeare

Gratitude Sayings

“Today, I choose to live with gratitude for the love that fills my heart, the peace that rests within my spirit, and the voice of hope that says all things are possible.”

“It’s not happiness that brings us gratitude. It’s gratitude that brings us happiness.”

“Gratitude; my cup overfloweth.”

“Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.”

“May you wake with a grateful heart.”

“In all things give thanks.”

Fall leaves with a Thanksgiving sayings that reads in all things give thanks

“Instead of thinking ‘I will be happy when,’ try thinking ‘I will be happy now.’”

“Focus on the good you have, not the lack of it, because whatever gets your attention will increase the energy of gratitude. That’s how joy rises.”

“It’s not what you say to everyone else that determines your life; it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the greatest power.”

“People can be so quiet about their pain, that you forget they are hurting. That is why it is so important to always be kind.”

“The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of every day

 “Gratitude turns what we have into enough.”

“There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.”

“Live Simply. Dream big. Be grateful. Give love. Laugh lots.”

“Decide what kind of life you actually want, then say no to everything that isn’t that.”

Thankful Quotes for Thanksgiving

“Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.” — Robert Caspar Lintner

“‘Enough’ is a feast.” — Buddhist proverb

“Thanksgiving creates abundance.” — Ann Voskamp

“Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace.” — Todd Stocker

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

People clinking glasses with short Thanksgiving quotes for family by Angelou

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” — Oscar Wilde

“If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we’d all be much happier.” — John Wooden

“The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.” — Jon Kabat-Zinn

“You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” — John F. Kennedy

“I love Thanksgiving because it’s a holiday that is centered around food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me.” — Marcus Samuelsson

“Forever on Thanksgiving day the heart will find the pathway home.” — Wilbur D. Nesbit

“I am grateful for what I am and have. My Thanksgiving is perpetual.” – Henry David Thoreau

Table with food and people and Thanksgiving quotes for family by Thoreau

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

“Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.” — Nigel Hamilton

“Thanksgiving creates abundance.” — Ann Voskamp

“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

Give thanks not just on Thanksgiving Day, but every day of your life. Appreciate and never take for granted all that you have.” — Catherine Pulsifer

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