Gratitude quotes and sayings

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

As each day comes to us refreshed and anew, so does my gratitude renew itself daily. The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a blessed world.
Adabella Radici

Gratitude is one of those things that cannot be bought. It must be born with men, or else all the obligations in the world will not create it.
Edward F. Halifax

Gratitude is heaven itself.
William Blake

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.
Jacques Maritain

Power takes as ingratitude the writhing of its victims.
Rabindranath Tagore

Gratitude is the heart’s memory.
French proverb

A gratitude-heart Is to discover on earth A Heaven-delivered rose
Sri Chinmoy

Gratitude is an attitude that hooks us up to our source of supply. And the more grateful you are, the closer you become to your maker, to the architect of the universe, to the spiritual core of your being. It’s a phenomenal lesson.
Bob Proctor

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 inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
Henry Van Dyke

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
Epictetus

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

For me, giving thanks is a sign of appreciation and gratitude that also brings about a deep sense of peace.
Wally Amos

Good men and bad men differ radically. Bad men never appreciate kindness shown them, but wise men appreciate and are grateful. Wise men try to express their appreciation and gratitude by some return of kindness, not only to their benefactor, but to e.
Buddha

Those who thank God much are the truly wealthy. So our inner happiness depends not on what we experience but on the degree of our gratitude to God, whatever the experience.
Albert Schweitzer

When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?
G.K. Chesterton

Gratitude is a burden, and every burden is made to be shaken off.
Denis Diderot

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

Ingratitude is the essence of vileness.
Immanuel Kant

No one is as capable of gratitude as one who has emerged from the kingdom of night.
Elie Wiesel

Everything we do should be a result of our gratitude for what God has done for us.
Lauryn Hill

Praise the bridge that carried you over.
George Colman

For today and its blessings, I owe the world an attitude of gratitude.
Clarence E. Hodges

Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
Aldous Huxley

I extend my deepest gratitude to our Armed Forces and first responders serving both at home and abroad in the war against terrorism.
John Doolittle

He who receives a good turn should never forget it; he who does one should never remember it.
Pierre Charron

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

Gratitude to gratitude always gives birth.
Sophocles

Ingratitude is monstrous.
William Shakespeare

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

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…. It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Melodie Beattie

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

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Gratitude – the meanest and most snivelling attribute in the world.
Dorothy Parker

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

There is as much greatness of mind in acknowledging a good turn, as in doing it.
Seneca

Gratitude is the memory of the heart.
French Proverb

Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude.
Confucius

I feel a very unusual sensation – if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.
Benjamin Disraeli

When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude.
Elie Wiesel

When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.
Chinese Proverb

You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy.
The Buddha

There is a calmness to a life lived in Gratitude, a quiet joy.
Ralph H. Blum

Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation; you do not find it among gross people.
Samuel Johnson

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

Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.
The Hausa of Nigeria

It’s a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation.
Roberto Benigni

An attitude of gratitude creates blessings.. Help yourself by helping others. You have the most powerful weapons on earth.. love and prayer.
John Templeton

If you have lived, take thankfully the past.
John Dryden

Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel.
Anonymous

Gratitude preserves old friendships, and procures new.
Anonymous

Gratitude is a sickness suffered by dogs.
Joseph Stalin

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.
Kahlil Gibran

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

The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.
William James

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 is riches. Complaint is poverty.
Doris Day

The gratitude of most men is but a secret desire of receiving greater benefits.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld