Gratitude quotes and sayings

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

Gratitude is born in hearts that take time to count up past mercies.
Charles E. Jefferson

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?”
William A. Ward

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

Gratitude is the best attitude.
Anonymous

There are minds so impatient of inferiority that their gratitude is a species of revenge, and they return benefits, not because recompense is a pleasure, but because obligation is a pain.
Samuel Johnson

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

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 is merely the secret hope of further favors.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.
William Faulkner

Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive.
Edward Gibbon

Gratitude is the memory of the heart.
French Proverb, (Jean Baptiste Massieu)

Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy — because we will always want to have something else or something more.
Brother David Steindl Rast

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

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Melodie Beattie

Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.
G.B. Stern

Gratitude is the least of the virtues, but ingratitude is the worst of vices.
Thomas Fuller

Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can – there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.
Sarah Caldwell

There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend.
Jean Jacques Rousseau

Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality.
Alfred Painter

In the New Testament, religion is grace and ethics is gratitude.
Thomas Erskine

Kindness trumps greed: it asks for sharing. Kindness trumps fear: it calls forth gratefulness and love. Kindness trumps even stupidity, for with sharing and love, one learns.
Marc Estrin

Gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions, especially when it is deep.
Felix Frankfurter

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.
Meister Eckhart

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
Aesop

Grow flowers of gratitude in the soil of prayer.
Verbena Woods

Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.
Estonian Proverb

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

There is not a more pleasing exercise of the mind than gratitude. It is accompanied with such an inward satisfaction that the duty is sufficiently rewarded by the performance.
Joseph Addison

To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.
Johannes A. Gaertner