Gratitude quotes

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

    #Motivational #Gratitude #Heart

  • Gratitude is something of which none of us can give too much. For on the smiles, the thanks we give, our little gestures of appreciation, our neighbors build their philosophy of life.
    -- A.J. Cronin

    #Life #Smile #Gratitude

  • As for herself, every morning on waking she gives thanks to the God she doesn't disbelieve in. Although she can't credit him with saving her, she needs this outlet for her gratitude.
    -- A.S.A. Harrison

    #Gratitude #Morning #Giving

  • This bread and wine are the simple but eloquent monument to the infinite love of the Son of God, around which we gather with tender, tearful gratitude, because He loved us'so, and because we know that our garlands of affection and consecration are pleasing to Him.
    -- Abbott Eliot Kittredge

    #Gratitude #Wine #Son

  • In honor of Oprah Winfrey: Even greater than the ability to inspire others with hope is the power to motivate them to give as much to the lives of others as they would give to their own; and to empower them to confront the worst in themselves in order to discover and claim the best in themselves.
    -- Aberjhani

    #Gratitude #Order #Giving

  • The young women of today, free to study, to speak, to write, to choose their occupation, should remember that every inch of this freedom was bought for them at a great price. It is for them to show their gratitude by helping onward the reforms of their own times, by spreading the light of freedom and of truth still wider. The debt that each generation owes to the past it must pay to the future.
    -- Abigail Scott Duniway

    #Gratitude #Writing #Past

  • Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.
    -- Abraham Joshua Heschel

    #Life #Faith #Gratitude

  • It is safe to assert that no government proper ever had a provision in its organic law for its own termination.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Gratitude #Government #Law

  • (Some people) have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy.
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Thanksgiving #Gratitude #People

  • One of the bitterest ironies of life is that one truly appreciates a blessing only after having been deprived of it or imagining that.
    -- Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi

    #Gratitude #Blessing #Appreciate

  • Our lives are filled with meeting wonderful people. Make sure those that have become a part of your life hear your words of appreciation.
    -- Ace Antonio Hall

    #Thanksgiving #Gratitude #Appreciation

  • Sorrow is only one of the lower notes in the oratorio of our blessedness.
    -- Adoniram Judson Gordon

    #Gratitude #Sorrow #Notes

  • Gratitude is the appreciation of what is, of life, of existence, of anybody and anything, for just the way it is.
    -- Adyashanti

    #Gratitude #Appreciation #Way

  • He that is hard to please, may get nothing in the end.
    -- Aesop

    #Gratitude #May #Ends

  • To see someone you love, in a bad setting, is one of the great barometers of gratitude.
    -- Aimee Bender

    #Gratitude #Someone You Love #Barometer

  • Life is precious. We should not take anything for granted. Living every moment as if it was our first and last is a genuine life of gratitude, acceptance and wisdom.
    -- Akiane Kramarik

    #Gratitude #Acceptance #Life Is Precious

  • We ought to approach this challenge [of global warming] with a sense of profound joy and gratitude: that we are the generation about which, a thousand years from now, philharmonic orchestras and poets and singers will celebrate by saying, they were the ones that found it within themselves to solve this crisis and lay the basis for a bright and optimistic human future.
    -- Al Gore

    #Gratitude #Optimistic #Years

  • Paying tax should be framed as a glorious civic duty worthy of gratitude - not a punishment for making money.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Gratitude #Punishment #Paying Taxes

  • Rather than getting more spoilt with age, as difficulties pile up, epiphanies of gratitude abound.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Gratitude #Age #Epiphany

  • Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Love #Thankful #Gratitude

  • Appreciation empowers not just money transactions, but all interactions. Gratitude is one of the greatest meditations of a lifetime, the fastest attitude uplifter I know. Be grateful for all the good in your life and your good will only increase, along with your happiness.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Gratitude #Appreciation #Attitude

  • Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows, and the more power you have to use it on your behalf. If you do not practice gratefulness, its benefaction will go unnoticed, and your capacity to draw on its gifts will be diminished. To be grateful is to find blessings in everything, This is the most powerful attitude to adopt, for there are blessings in everything.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Gratitude #Powerful #Attitude

  • Gratitude incorporates both the heart and mind, and instantly paves the shortest road to happiness.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Gratitude #Heart #Mind

  • Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Faith #Gratitude #Stronger

  • Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Life #Gratitude #Real

  • There is no sun without shadow, and it is essential to know the night.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Gratitude #Night #Shadow

  • No one who lives in the sunlight of gratitude that things aren't worse makes a failure of his or her life.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Gratitude #Sunlight

  • My profession lent itself nicely to my vocation for heights. It freed me of any bitterness towards my fellow men, who were alwaysin my debt, without my owing them anything. It placed me above the judge whom, I in turn judged, above the defendant whom I forced into gratitude.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Gratitude #Men #Law

  • The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward success, luxury have always seemed to me contemptible.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Beauty #Gratitude #Cheer

  • And we will move forward to our work, not howling out regrets like slaves whipped to their burdens, but with gratitude for a task worthy of our strength, and thanksgiving to Almighty God that He has marked us as His chosen people, henceforth to lead in the regeneration of the world.
    -- Albert J. Beveridge

    #Gratitude #Regret #Moving

  • The gratitude that we encounter helps us believe in the goodness of the world, and strengthens us thereby to do what's good.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Gratitude #Believe #Encounters

  • We ought all to make an effort to act on our first thoughts and let our unspoken gratitude find expression. Then there will be more sunshine in the world, and more power to work for what is good.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Gratitude #Sunshine #Expression

  • He who does not reflect his life back to God in gratitude does not know himself.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Gratitude #Grateful #Doe

  • As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Gratitude #Science #Thoughtful

  • Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Happiness #Gratitude #Cheer

  • Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Gratitude #Expression #Action

  • We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Gratitude #People #Being Thankful

  • 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

    #Happiness #Gratitude #Thank God

  • To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kindness that stands behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Inspirational #Gratitude #Kindness

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

    #Thankful #Gratitude #Appreciation

  • Let us be kinder to one another.
    -- Aldous Huxley


  • Words form the thread on which we string our experiences. [Therefore be careful how you interpret your life. Don't think or speak negatively lest your subconscious and others take you at your word and you are hung by your own tongue!]
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Gratitude #Thinking #Tongue

  • Man has an almost infinite capacity for taking things and people for granted and thereby missing out on the pleasure of being grateful that things aren't worse and of praising and thereby lifting the spirits of others.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Gratitude #Grateful #Men

  • Gratitude is usually generated in one of two ways. One, by feeling a genuine appreciation for the life that you were given and, two, by making a conscious decision to practice looking at what's right in your life rather than focusing on what's missing.
    -- Alex Green

    #Gratitude #Appreciation #Practice

  • Most people want nothing to happen. That is the problem with governments these days. They want to do things all the time; they are always very busy thinking of what things they can do next. That is not what people want. People want to be left alone to look after their cattle.
    -- Alexander McCall Smith

    #Gratitude #Thinking #Government

  • Th' unwilling gratitude of base mankind!
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Gratitude #Mankind

  • O happiness! our being's end and aim! Good, pleasure, ease, content! whate'er thy name: That something still which prompts the eternal sigh, For which we bear to live, or dare to die.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Gratitude #Cheer #Names

  • How long will this last, this delicious feeling of being alive, of having penetrated the veil which hides beauty and the wonders of celestial vistas? It doesn't matter, as there can be nothing but gratitude for even a glimpse of what exists for those who can become open to it.
    -- Alexander Shulgin

    #Gratitude #Long #Feelings

  • It was almost painful, I thought, to have a heart so swollen with gratitude and what must have been pure, untainted happiness. I wanted to live inside the feeling forever.
    -- Alexandra Bracken

    #Gratitude #Heart #Forever

  • "To fashion stars out of dog dung, that is the Great Work. To take a negative experience and, by comparing it to something worse, make it feel good, is the great skill."
    -- Alexandra David-Neel

    #Fashion #Gratitude #Dog

  • Be happy, noble heart, be blessed for all the good thou hast done and wilt do hereafter, and let my gratitude remain in obscurity like your good deeds.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Gratitude #Blessed #Grateful

  • And now...farewell to kindness, humanity and gratitude. I have substituted myself for Providence in rewarding the good; may the God of vengeance now yield me His place to punish the wicked.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Gratitude #Kindness #Farewell

  • Negative attitudes bring negative results.
    -- Alfred Armand Montapert

    #Gratitude #Attitude #Negative

  • Happiness depends not on things around me, but on my attitude.
    -- Alfred Armand Montapert

    #Gratitude #Attitude #My Attitude

  • No better words than "thank you" have yet been discovered to express the sincere gratitude of one's heart; when the two words are sincerely spoken.
    -- Alfred Armand Montapert

    #Gratitude #Attitude #Heart

  • Sleep; and if life was bitter to thee, pardon, If sweet, give thanks; thou hast no more to live; And to give thanks is good, and to forgive.
    -- Algernon Charles Swinburne

    #Sweet #Gratitude #Sleep

  • So every single day, I found something to be grateful for and that's a powerful lesson.
    -- Alice Barrett

    #Gratitude #Powerful #Grateful

  • Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Life #Gratitude #Attitude

  • Wherever I have knocked, a door has opened. Wherever I have wandered, a path has appeared.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Gratitude #Doors #Path

  • I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it. People think pleasing God is all God cares about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Thank You #Gratitude #Appreciation

  • 'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Gratitude #Prayer #Being Thankful

  • Like when I'm in the bathroom looking at my toilet paper, I'm like 'Wow! That's toilet paper?' I don't know if we appreciate how much we have.
    -- Alicia Silverstone

    #Gratitude #Appreciate #Paper

  • America's fighting men and women sacrifice much to ensure that our great nation stays free. We owe a debt of gratitude to the soldiers that have paid the ultimate price for this cause, as well as for those who are blessed enough to return from the battlefield unscathed.
    -- Allen Boyd

    #Gratitude #Blessed #Sacrifice

  • Zen teaches that once we can open up to the inevitability of our demise, we can begin to transform that situation and lighten up about it.
    -- Allen Klein

    #Gratitude #Demise #Teach

  • Asking for help with shame says: You have the power over me. Asking with condescension says: I have the power over you. But asking for help with gratitude says: We have the power to help each other.
    -- Amanda Palmer

    #Gratitude #Asking For Help #Over You

  • Turkey: A large bird whose flesh, when eaten on certain religious anniversaries has the peculiar property of attesting piety and gratitude.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Thanksgiving #Gratitude #Religious

  • gratitude, n. A sentiment lying midway between a benefit received and a benefit expected.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Gratitude #Lying #Benefits

  • In all troublous events we may find comfort, though it be only in the negative admission that things might have been worse.
    -- Amelia Barr

    #Gratitude #Comfort #Events

  • Perhaps when the light of heaven shows us clearly the pitfalls and dangers of the earth road that led to the heavenly city, our sweetest songs of gratitude will be not for the troubles we have conquered, but for those we have escaped.
    -- Amelia Barr

    #Song #Gratitude #Light

  • Nothing is born of nothing, least of all knowledge, modernity, or enlightened thought; progress is made in tiny surges, in successive laps, like an endless relay race. But there are links without which nothing would be passed on, and for that reason, they deserve the gratitude of all who benefited from them.
    -- Amin Maalouf

    #Gratitude #Race #Progress

  • A lot of parents today are terrified that something they say to their children might make them 'feel bad.' But, hey, if they've done something wrong, they should feel bad. Kids with a sense of responsibility, not entitlement, who know when to experience gratitude and humility, will be better at navigating the social shoals of college.
    -- Amy Chua

    #Gratitude #Children #Kids

  • When we learn to give thanks, we are learning to concentrate not on the bad things, but on the good things in our lives.
    -- Amy Vanderbilt

    #Gratitude #Giving #Thanks

  • Be grateful for challenges because... Had there been no difficulties and no thorns in the way, then [each woman and] man would have been in his primitive state and no progress made in civilisation and mental culture.
    -- Anandi Gopal Joshi

    #Gratitude #Grateful #Men

  • There's no night without stars.
    -- Andre Norton

    #Gratitude #Stars #Night

  • Knowing her we will know that we are her divine children in a relationship of complete, unconditionally loving intimacy; we will know that nature is holy in all its sacred particulars because it is everywhere vibrant with her light and her love; we will know that we have come to this earth not, as some patriarchal mystical traditions have implied, to escape it but to embrace it fully, not to 'transcend' it but to arrive here in full presence, gratitude and love.
    -- Andrew Harvey

    #Mother #Gratitude #Children

  • Eric Peters is a chronicler of his journey; he's been a faithful steward of the story God is telling through him, and this newest chapter, BiRDS OF RELOCATiON, is Eric's testimony that along the way there are moments of deep joy and gratitude-they may seem brief, but they're bright, and they're worth singing about. The joy I hear on this record heralds a long and welcome peace.
    -- Andrew Peterson

    #Gratitude #Journey #Long

  • Guilt rarely results in positive behavior. But gratitude? Great things flow from a heart of gratitude.
    -- Andy Stanley

    #Gratitude #Heart #Guilt

  • If we but paused for a moment to consider attentively what takes place in this Sacrament, I am sure that the thought of Christ's love for us would transform the coldness of our hearts into a fire of love and gratitude.
    -- Angela of Foligno

    #Gratitude #Heart #Fire

  • There is a fundamental spiritual quality to gratitude that transcends religious traditions. Gratitude is a universal human experience that can seem to be either a random occurrence of grace or a chosen attitude to create a better experience of life; in many ways it contains elements of both. Grateful people sense that they are not separated from others or from God; this recognition of unity with all things brings a deep sense of gratefulness, whether we are religious or not.
    -- Angeles Arrien

    #Spiritual #Gratitude #Religious

  • Death is no enemy, but the foundation of gratitude, sympathy, and art. Of all life's pleasures, only love owes no debt to death.
    -- Anita Diament

    #Gratitude #Art #Enemy

  • Over the last year, the RNC has made an unprecedented effort to engage Hispanic communities across Florida and around the country. Here in Florida the RNC has hired a diverse group of Hispanic staffers who are growing and reaching out to our community, to them I offer my most sincere gratitude.
    -- Anitere Flores

    #Country #Gratitude #Opportunity

  • Gratitude is at the center of a life of faith. It sounds to simple to be true, but isn't that the sign of all deep truth: so simple we're tempted to dismiss it, and so hard, it is exactly what God uses to change our hard lives.
    -- Ann Voskamp

    #Gratitude #Simple #Hard Life

  • Our [people's] very saving is associated with our gratitude. Which follows: if our fall in the garden was ingratitude, then salvation must be intimately related to giving of thanks.
    -- Ann Voskamp

    #Gratitude #Fall #Garden

  • Gratitude for the seemingly insignificant—a seed—this plants the giant miracle.
    -- Ann Voskamp

    #Gratitude #Positivity #Miracle

  • At the last, this is what will determine a fulfilling, meaningful life, a life that, behind all the facades, every one of us longs to live: gratitude for the blessings that expresses itself by becoming the blessing.
    -- Ann Voskamp

    #Meaningful #Gratitude #Blessing

  • As long as thanks is possible, then joy is always possible.
    -- Ann Voskamp

    #Gratitude #Long #Joy

  • We were made to live in a posture of grateful worship, and when we live in praise we live our purpose, and all the pieces fall in place, us all falling down in thanks.
    -- Ann Voskamp

    #Gratitude #Fall #Grateful

  • And when I give thanks for the seemingly microscopic, I make a place for God to grow within me.
    -- Ann Voskamp

    #Thanksgiving #Gratitude #Grows

  • Some sins have no season. We are as likely to be angry in November as to lose our rag in March ... There is, though, something autumnal about greed, apple-cheeked and wheat-crowned, purpled knee-high in grapes; something summery in sloth, as the hammock creaks in the fly-drowsy heat; and more than a tickle of spring in lust, as birds pair and the sap rises. Among these, ingratitude is winter, the worst of seasons.
    -- Ann Wroe

    #Gratitude #Spring #Winter

  • Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because the regret is stronger than gratitude.
    -- Anne Frank

    #Gratitude #Regret #Flower

  • Gratitude, not understanding, is the secret to joy and equanimity.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Gratitude #Joy #Understanding

  • Gratitude begins in our hearts and then dovetails into behavior. It almost always makes you willing to be of service, which is where the joy resides. It means that you are willing to stop being such a jerk. When you are aware of all that has been given to you, in your lifetime and the past few days, it is hard not to be humbled, and pleased to give back.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Gratitude #Heart #Mean

  • My gratitude for good writing is unbounded; I’m grateful for it the way I’m grateful for the ocean.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Gratitude #Ocean #Grateful

  • Gratitude begins in our hearts and then dovetails into behavior. It almost always makes you willing to be of service, which is where the joy resides.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Gratitude #Heart #Joy

  • I did not raise my son, Sam, to celebrate Mother's Day. I didn't want him to feel some obligation to buy me pricey lunches or flowers, some annual display of gratitude that you have to grit your teeth and endure.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Mother #Gratitude #Flower

  • When my parents were liberated, four years before I was born, they found that the ordinary world outside the camp had been eradicated. There was no more simple meal, no thing was less than extraordinary: a fork, a mattress, a clean shirt, a book. Not to mention such things that can make one weep: an orange, meat and vegetables, hot water. There was no ordinariness to return to, no refuge from the blinding potency of things, an apple screaming its sweet juice.
    -- Anne Michaels

    #Gratitude #Sweet #Book

  • You can’t just write and write and put things in a drawer. They wither without the warm sun of someone else’s appreciation.
    -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

    #Inspirational #Gratitude #Appreciation

  • One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay 'in kind' somewhere else in life.
    -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

    #Motivational #Thank You #Gratitude

  • I'm filled with admiration, delight, and gratitude at discovering James Lasdun's poems in A Jump Start. He has wit, speed, intelligence, a keen eye, precision, and imagination of a high order.
    -- Anthony Hecht

    #Gratitude #Eye #Order

  • She praised his book and he embraced her from gratitude rather than lust, but she didn't let go. Neither did he. She kissed his cheek, his earlobe. For months they'd run their fingers around the hem of their affection without once acknowledging the fabric. The circumference of the world tightened to what their arms encompassed. She sat on the desk, between the columns of read and unread manuscript, and pulled him toward her by his index fingers.
    -- Anthony Marra

    #Letting Go #Running #Gratitude