52 Gratitude Quotes That Inspire An Attitude Of Gratitude

52 Gratitude Quotes That Inspire An Attitude Of Gratitude

Gratitude is one of the most powerful emotions we can experience as humans. When we cultivate an attitude for gratitude, we spark a positive mindset and switch on the frequency of abundance. 

In a world that’s driven by a desire for more, taking a moment to pause, reflect, and acknowledge all the good that’s already in your life is a simple way to feel more fulfilled, enriched, and happy. 

In fact, gratitude can rewire your brain for happiness and success

What’s more, you don’t have to wait for the big things in life to feel grateful. When you focus on the little joys, you’ll find yourself surrounded by things that make you thankful. 

This collection of gratitude inspired quotes is designed to inspire an attitude of gratitude. What’s your favorite?

1. “I am happy because I’m grateful. I choose to be grateful. That gratitude allows me to be happy.” - Will Arnett

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

3. "We learned about gratitude and humility - that so many people had a hand in our success." - Michelle Obama

4. "Always have an attitude of gratitude." - Sterling K. Brown

5. "Live a life full of humility, gratitude, intellectual curiosity and never stop learning." - GZA

6. "When I pray, I always thank Mother Nature for all the beauty in the world. It's about having an attitude of gratitude." - Miranda Kerr

7. "I think gratitude is a big thing. It puts you in a place where you're humble." - Andra Day

8. "This is a wonderful day I have never seen this one before." - Maya Angelou

9. "When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in." - Kristin Armstrong

10. "I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new." - Ralph Wardo Emerson

11. "Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." - Voltaire

12. "When you arise in the morning give thanks to the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself." - Tacumseh

13. "When eating fruit, remember the one who planted the tree." - Vietnamese Proverb

14. “Got no checkbooks, got no banks, still I’d like to express my thanks. I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night.” - Irving Berlin

15. "No duty is more urgent than giving thanks." - James Allen

16. "Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." - Robert Brault

17. "Enough is a feast." - Buddhist Proverb

18. "Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity...it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." - Melody Beattie

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

20. "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

21. "The heart that give thanks is a happy one, for we cannot feel thankful and unhappy at the same time." - Douglas Wood

22. "Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude." - A.A. Milne

23. "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." - Deitrich Bonhoeffer

24. "Wear gratitude as a cloak, and it will feed every corner of your life." - Rumi

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

26. "Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for." - Epicurus

27. "Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy." - Jacques Maritain

28. "Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices." - Robert Braathe

29. "If the only prayer you said was thank you that would be enough." - Meister Eckhart

30. "We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives." - John F. Kennedy

31. "Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others." - Marcus Tullios Cicero

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

33. "What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude." - Brene Brown

34. "Gratitude is the ability to experience life as a gift. It liberates us from the prison of self-preoccupation." - John Ortberg

35. "The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become." - Robert Holden

36. "Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; larger kind we feel for what we give." - Edwin Arlington Robinson

37. "Gratitude is the appreciation of things that are not deserved, earned or demanded - those wonderful things that we take for granted." - Renee Paule

38. "Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy." - Fredd De Witt Amburgh

39. "O Lord that lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness." - William Shakespeare

40. "Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It's the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul." - Amy Collete

41. "It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful." - David Steindl-Rast

42. "Of all characteristics needed for both a happy and morally decent life, none surpasses gratitude." - Dennis Prager

43. "A grateful heart is the beginning of greatness." - James E.Faust

44. "When we give and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed." - Maya Angelou

45. "The trick is to be grateful when your mood is high and graceful when it is low." - Richard Carlson

46. "The root of joy is gratefulness." - David Steindl-Rast

47. “Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” - Anonymous

48. “Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” - Karl Barth

49. “Gratitude will shift you to a higher frequency, and you will attract much better things.” - Rhonda Byrne

50. “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” - Buddha

51. "Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some." - Charles Dickens

52. "Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance." - Eckhart Tolle

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