Gratitude Quotes

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Kahlil Gibran
“You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.”
Kahill Gibran, The Prophet

James Herriot
“If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.”
James Herriot , All Creatures Great and Small

“When one has a grateful heart, life is so beautiful.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“7 Effective Ways to Make Others Feel Important

1. Use their name.
2. Express sincere gratitude.
3. Do more listening than talking.
4. Talk more about them than about you.
5. Be authentically interested.
6. Be sincere in your praise.
7. Show you care.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Shannon L. Alder
“When you find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will stand in front of you when other’s cast stones, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who will hold your hand when your sick, who thinks your pretty without makeup, the one who turns to his friends and say, ‘that’s her’, the one that would bear your rejection because losing you means losing his will to live, who kisses you when you screw up, watches the stars and names one for you and will hold and rock that baby for hours so you can sleep…..you marry him all over again.”
Shannon Alder

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

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

My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been
“My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus."

[The Science of Second-Guessing (New York Times Magazine Interview, December 12, 2004)]”
Stephen W. Hawking

Thomas Merton
“To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything He has given us - and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him.
Gratitude therefore takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder and to praise of the goodness of God. For the grateful person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience. And that is what makes all the difference.”
Thomas Merton

Mandy Hale
“Dance. Smile. Giggle. Marvel. TRUST. HOPE. LOVE. WISH. BELIEVE. Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go.”
Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

“Everyone enjoys being acknowledged and appreciated. Sometimes even the simplest act of gratitude can change someone's entire day. Take the time to recognize and value the people around you and appreciate those who make a difference in your lives.”
Roy T. Bennett

Steve Maraboli
“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love—then make that day count!”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

John F. Kennedy
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

[Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, 1963]
John F. Kennedy

C.S. Lewis
“Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.”
C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

Steve Maraboli
“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, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Steve Maraboli
“Free yourself from the complexities and drama of your life. Simplify. Look within. Within ourselves we all have the gifts and talents we need to fulfill the purpose we've been blessed with.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Thornton Wilder
“The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.”
Thornton Wilder

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

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“In normal life we hardly realize how much more we receive than we give, and life cannot be rich without such gratitude. It is so easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements compared with what we owe to the help of others.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison

Kahlil Gibran
“And when you crush an apple with your teeth, say to it in your heart:

Your seeds shall live in my body,
And the buds of your tomorrow shall blossom in my heart,
And your fragrance shall be my breath,
And together we shall rejoice through all the seasons.”
Khalil Gibran

Henry Ward Beecher
“The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.”
Henry Ward Beecher

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

Charlotte Brontë
“It is a pity that doing one's best does not always answer.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Winston S. Churchill
“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”
Winston Churchill

Steve Maraboli
“The problem that we have with a victim mentality is that we forget to see the blessings of the day. Because of this, our spirit is poisoned instead of nourished.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

al-Hasan al-Basri
“The world is 3 days: As for yesterday, it has vanished along with all that was in it. As for tomorrow, you may never see it. As for today, it is yours, so work on it.”
Hasan Al-Basri

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“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 Emerson

William Arthur Ward
“God gave you a gift of 84,600 seconds today. Have you used one of them to say thank you?”
William Arthur Ward

“I have been finding treasures in places I did not want to search. I have been hearing wisdom from tongues I did not want to listen. I have been finding beauty where I did not want to look. And I have learned so much from journeys I did not want to take. Forgive me, O Gracious One; for I have been closing my ears and eyes for too long. I have learned that miracles are only called miracles because they are often witnessed by only those who can can see through all of life's illusions. I am ready to see what really exists on other side, what exists behind the blinds, and taste all the ugly fruit instead of all that looks right, plump and ripe.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem