30 Inspirational Quotes About Gratitude

30 Inspirational Quotes About Gratitude (2)

As we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with our friends and families, let’s remember that Thanksgiving is about gratitude.  Here is a great collection of quotes about gratitude that remind you of just how much you have to be thankful for.

Quote about gratitude and feelings

“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

Quotation about thankfulness and gratitude

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

Quote about being grateful

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

quote about gratitude and virtues

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

James Brown Quote

“Like Christ said, love thee one another. I learned to do that, and I learned to respect and be appreciative and thankful for what I had.”
~James Brown

Quote about being thankful for old age

“Old age is not a matter for sorrow. It is matter for thanks if we have left our work done behind us.”
~Thomas Carlyle

quote about thought

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

Quote about thank you 

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

quote about thanks

“Such lovely warmth of thought and delicacy of colour are beyond all praise, and equally beyond all thanks!”
~Marie Corelli

Let a nation's fervent thanks make some amends

“Let a nation’s fervent thanks make some amends for the toils and sufferings of those who survive.”
~Edward Everett

quote about a fellow being thankful

“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

quote about being thankful for your family

“My advice: Take a second out of the day today and be thankful for your family.”
~Jenna Morasca

Al Green quote (1)

“I’m thankful for every moment.”
~Al Green

Quote from Alexander Wang

“I feel so thankful that I’m able to be a part of something that I love to wake up and run to work every day.”
~Alexander Wang

God has two dwellings

“God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.”
~Izaak Walton

quote about counting your blessings

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

Quote about content person

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

Quote from Henry Ward Beecher

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

Quote about being grateful (1)

“The trick is to be grateful when your mood is high and graceful when it is low.”
~Richard Carlson

I'm grateful for always this moment

“I’m grateful for always this moment, the now, no matter what form it takes.”
~Eckhart Tolle

Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid

“Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect.”
~Jean-Jacques Rousseau

I work very hard, and I play very hard

“I work very hard, and I play very hard. I’m grateful for life. And I live it – I believe life loves the liver of it. I live it.”
~Maya Angelou

Sometimes we need to remind ourselves

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

Gratitude makes sense of our past

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

When you practice gratefulness

“When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.”
~Dalai Lama

Appreciation is the highest form of prayer

“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

No duty is more urgent

“No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.”
~James Allen

Gratitude is the fairest blossom

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

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought

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

Quote about being thankful

“Be thankful for what you have. Your life, no matter how bad you think it is, is someone else’s fairytale.”
~Wale Ayeni

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Diane is a New Jersey-based writer and blogger. She is a wife and the mom of a 13-year old boy. Through her blog, she wants to inspire moms to find Zen in their lives while offering practical tips and other valuable information to help families deal with everyday issues. Contact her at dianenassy@gmail.com

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30 Inspirational Quotes About Gratitude

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