You love quotes and I love quotes too! In the process of writing my book I have come across such a fabulous amount of Gratitude Quotes That I wanted to share them 😉
Be prepared, in my research for my book, I have come across a lot of gratitude quotes! I haven’t held back!
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“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” – G.K. Chesterton
“I do not think there is anyone who takes quite such a fierce pleasure in things being themselves as I do. The startling wetness of water excites and intoxicates me: the fieriness of fire, the steeliness of steel, the unutterable muddiness of mud.”
– G.K. Chesterton
“Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude“.
– Denis Waitley
“If the only prayer you say in your life is ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.”
– Meister Eckhart
“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”
– Eckhart Tolle
“It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.”
– Eckhart Tolle
“The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.”
– Robert Holden
“The miracle of gratitude is that it shifts your perception to such an extent that it changes the world that you see.”
“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”
“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings”
– William Arthur Ward
“Gratitude should not just be a reaction to getting what you want, but an all-time gratitude, the kind where you notice the little things and where you constantly look for the good, even in unpleasant situations. Start bringing gratitude to your experiences, instead of waiting for positive experience in order to feel grateful!”
– Marelisa Fabreya
“Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of god wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts”.
– Alan Cohen
“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom”.
– Marcel Poust
“He who can no longer pause to wander and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead; his eyes are closed”.
“Gratitude is a memory of the heart.”
– Jean Baptiste Massieu
“The more you are in a state of gratitude, the more you will attract things to be grateful for.”
– Walt Disney
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”
– Melody Beattie
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it”.
– William Arthur Ward
“You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way. ”
– The Walter Hagen Story
“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see“.
– Henry David Thoreau
“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Opening the window, I look out onto the dharmakaya.
How wonderous is life!
Attentive to each moment,
my mind is clear like a calm river”.
– Thich Nhat Hanh
“The root of joy is gratefulness….It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful”.– David Steindl-Rast
“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.”
― William Blake
“To wake at dawn with a winged heart and
give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at noon hour and meditate love’s ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart
and a song of praise on your lips.”
– Kahlil Gibran
“Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you”.
– Eillen Caddy
“There is nothing in this world which does not speak. Every thing and every being is continually calling out its nature, its character, its secret; the more the inner sense is open, the more capable it becomes of hearing the voice of all things.”
– Khan, The Mysticism of Sound and music
“Life is only found in the present moment….we should have a holiday to celebrate….We have holidays for so many important occasions…..why not celebrate a day when we can live happily in the present moment all day long? I would like to declare today “Today’s Day, “ a day dedicated to touching the Earth, touching the sky, touching the trees, and touching the peace that is available in the present moment.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh
“Every time we hold hands and say a blessing before a meal, every time we lift a glass and say fine words to one another, every time we eat in peace and grace together, we have celebrated the covenants that bind us together”
– Robert L. Fulham.
“Be alert for any sign of beauty or grace, offer up every joy, be awake at all moments“.
– Sogyal Rinpoche
“There is no end to the beauty for the person who is aware. Even the cracks between the sidewalk contain geometric patterns of amazing beauty”.
– Matthew Fox
“I suspect that we are all recipients of cosmic love notes. Messages, omens, voices, cries, revelations, and appeals are homogenised into each day’s events. If only we knew how to listen, to read the signs“.
– Sam Keen
“The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.”
“Reflection is the business of humankind; a sense of their state is the first duty: but who remembereth themselves in joy? It is not in mercy then that sorrow is allotted unto us?”
– Khemetic Saying
“He is a man of sense who does not grieve for what he has not, but rejoices in what he has”.
– Epictetus, 50 – 120
“The faculty of appreciation makes one light. Life is just like an ocean. When there is no appreciation, no receptivity, man sink like a piece of iron to the bottom of the sea. He cannot float like the boat which is hollow, which is receptive”.
– Hazard Khan
“You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world’s happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime”.
– Dale Carnegie
“There is so much to love and to admire in this life that it is an act of ingratitude not to be happy and content in this existence”.
– Lin Yutang
“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures”.
– Thornton Wilder
“Stop and listen to the heart, the wind outside, to one another, to the changing patterns of this mysterious life. It comes moment after moment, out of nothing, and disappears into nothing. Live with less grasping and more appreciation and caring”.
– Jack Kornfield
“My advice to you is not to enquire why or whither, but just to enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate”.
“To find wisdom, elevate your consciousness. Seek a grateful feeling for what you already have in life”.
– Sydney Banks
“Gratitude and satisfaction have wonderful effects on our souls. They open our minds, clearing the way for wisdom and contentment to enter“.
– Sydney Banks
“Once you become grateful, the prison bars of your mind will fall away. Peace of mind and contentment will be yours.”
– Sydney Banks
“Don’t try to go higher. Find the feeling of being grateful”.
– Sydney Banks
“There are always flowers for those who want to see them”.
– Henri Matisse
“A great deal of the chaos in the world occurs because people don’t appreciate themselves.”
– Chogyam Trungpa
“Gratitude is heaven itself”.
– William Blake
“Some people grumble because roses have thorns;
I am thankful that the thorns have roses.”
– Alphonse Karr
“When you arise in the morning, give
thanks for the morning light, for your life
and strength. Give thanks for your food
and the joy of living. If you see no reason
for giving thanks, the fault lies with yourself.”
– Tecumseh (1768–1813) SHAWNEE NATIVE AMERICAN LEADER
“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
“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.”
– Willie Nelson
“Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some.”
– Charles Dickens
“A thankful person is thankful under all circumstances.”
“A thankful heart hath a continual feast.”
– W. J. Cameron
“It is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.”
– Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each one of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”
– Albert Schweitzer
Didn’t I tell you that I had collected a fair few Gratitude Quotes??!!! Congratulations on making it to the end! I will be adding more as I find them on my research, so stay tuned!
Suggestion on where to go next! Blogpost: A new definition and meaning of Gratitude
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