Quotes of Gratitude

“ Gratitude is born in hearts that take time to count up past mercies. ”

- Charles E. Jefferson

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

- Cicero

“ Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors. ”

- Francois De La Rochefoucauld

“ Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy. ”

- Jacques Maritain

“ There but for the grace of God go [I]. ”

- John Bradford

“ I was thinking about the universe wanting to be noticed, and how I had to notice it as best I could. I felt that I owed a debt to the universe that only my attention could repay, and also that I owed a debt to everybody who didn’t get to be a person anymore and everyone who hadn’t gotten to be a person yet. ”

- John Green

“ Gratitude can sometimes be as annoying as whininess. ”

- Josh Lieb

“ It's a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation. ”

- Roberto Benigni

“ Gratitude turns what we have into enough. ”

- Aesop

“ Gratitude is the fairest blossom that springs from the soul. ”

- Henry Ward Beecher

“ If the only prayer you said in your whole life was “thank you” that would suffice. ”

- Meister Eckhart

“ So much has been given to me; I have no time to ponder over that which has been denied. ”

- Helen Keller

“ Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy. ”

- Jacques Maritain

“ An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone. ”

- Gertrude Stein

“ No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks. ”

- James Allen

“ Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. ”

- William Arthur Ward

“ When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed. ”

- Maya Angelou

“ 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

“ Ingratitude is the daughter of pride. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes

“ The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it. ”

- Richard Bach

“ Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines. ”

- Leroy Satchel Paige

“ We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. ”

- Cynthia Ozick

“ I thank everything, because everything teaches me something. ”

- Maxime Lagacé

“ True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. ”

- Seneca

“ The world gives you way more than you ever give it. ”

- Kamal Ravikant

“ Giving thanks for abundance is greater than the abundance itself. ”

- Rumi

“ Gratitude is what you feel when you want what you already have. ”

- James Clear

“ A sense of blessedness comes from a change of heart, not from more blessings. ”

- Mason Cooley

“ May the work of your hands be a sign of gratitude and reverence to the human condition. ”

- Mahatma Gandhi
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