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27 Quotes on Gratitude: You Only Have Something to Gain by Giving It

by Gloria Louden
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Sometimes life can get you down, and everything can seem bleak and pointless. Unfortunately, sometimes it can be quite difficult to snap out of that mindset. So, if you’re feeling as if you’ve got nothing to look forward to, let alone be grateful for, take a look at my collection of quotes on gratitude.

In my experience, it only takes remembering one good thing in your life to get your mood up. Once you do so, other things will come to mind, and you’ll suddenly realize that in fact, you have a million things to be grateful for!

27 Quotes on Gratitude Meant to Inspire You

Wise Quotes on Gratitude

#1. “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” ― William Arthur Ward

#2. “Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” ― A.A. Milne

#3. “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

#4. “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” ― G.K. Chesterton

#5. “Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” ― Charles Dickens

#6. “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” ― Eckhart Tolle

#7. “If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.” ― Gerald Good

#8. “Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.” ― Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

#9. “Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” ― Henri Frederic Amiel

#10. “For my part, I am almost contented just now, and very thankful. Gratitude is a divine emotion: it fills the heart, but not to bursting; it warms it, but not to fever.” ― Charlotte Brontë

#11. “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

Quotes on Gratitude to Live By

#12. “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” ― Robert Brault

#13. “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

#14. “One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay ‘in kind’ somewhere else in life.” ― Anne Morrow Lindbergh

#15. “Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices.” ― Robert Braathe

#16. “They both seemed to understand that describing it was beyond their powers, the gratitude that spreads through your body when a burden gets lifted, and the sense of homecoming that follows when you suddenly remember what it feels like to be yourself.” ― Tom Perrotta

#17. “Gratitude is more of a compliment to yourself than someone else.” ― Raheel Farooq

#18. “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

#19. “The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it.” ― Michael Josephson

#20. “Wear gratitude like a cloak, and it will feed every corner of your life.” ― Rumi

Quotes on Gratitude and Why It’s Important

#21. “Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.” ― Eileen Caddy

#22. “Gratitude is the sweetest thing in a seekers life ― in all human life. If there is gratitude in your heart, then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes.” ― Sri Chinmoy

#23. “I looked around and thought about my life. I felt grateful. I noticed every detail. That is the key to time travel. You can only move if you are actually in the moment. You have to be where you are to get where you need to go.” ― Amy Poehler

#24. “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

#25. “I truly believe we can either see the connections, celebrate them, and express gratitude for our blessings, or we can see life as a string of coincidences that have no meaning or connection. For me, I’m going to believe in miracles, celebrate life, rejoice in the views of eternity, and hope my choices will create a positive ripple effect in the lives of others.” ― Mike Ericksen

#26. “No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.” ― Alfred North Whitehead

#27. “Gratitude also opens your eyes to the limitless potential of the universe, while dissatisfaction closes your eyes to it.” ― Stephen Richards

The Conclusion

Gratitude is a wonderful thing. All in all, once you recognize all that you have to be happy about in your life, only good things are bound to come your way.

However, since everyone has off-days once in a while, I made a list of these quotes on gratitude specifically to help steer me in the right direction when I’m feeling down. So, when you’re feeling unhappy about something in your life, take a step back, breathe in, and read a quote. If that doesn’t work, read another one, and maybe even write it down. Think about the positive things you’ve come to accomplish, and you’re bound to push those dark clouds away!

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