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20 Quotes on Gratitude

Learn what these well-known people had to say about being grateful

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

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice. - Meister Eckhart

Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture. - Kak Sri

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. - Terri Guillemets

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

Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it's wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices. - Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat Pray, Love

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

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude. - A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses. - Alphonse Karr

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. - Aesop

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