13 Inspiring Quotes About Gratitude

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Gratitude: the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

What a wonderful concept! Who doesn’t want to be thankful, ready to show appreciation, and share kindness. In my mind, these are some of the most basic foundations of our humanity. Robert Emmons, likely the world’s leading researcher on the subject of gratitude, expounds upon this by defining gratitude as having two basic parts: first, an affirmation of goodness, and second, that the sources of the goodness are outside of our own selves.

Quotes About Gratitude

I have a thing for quotes. I love the way they can convey such deep meanings through just a few words. And because I believe we can all use more gratitude in our lives, gratitude is the focus of this collection.

And recognize that there is good all around you in the world today. Please appreciate it in whatever form you find it, and share kindness generously.

“At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”

– Albert Schweitzer

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“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

“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.”

–  Anonymous

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“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

“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.”

Zig Ziglar

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

“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”

Charles Dickens

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“None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.”

— Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

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

― Marcel Proust

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“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”

― A.A. Milne

“Those with a grateful mindset tend to see the message in the mess. And even though life may knock them down, the grateful find reasons, if even small ones, to get up.”


― Steve Maraboli

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“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.”

― W. T. Purkiser

“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

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Final Thoughts on Quotes About Gratitude

All year round, I am thankful for you, my readers. I hope these quotes have moved you in some tangible way to view your life through a lens of gratitude.

Go and be blessed with all that you have, and share that gratitude with others.

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