Gratitude Quotes that Inspire

When we start thinking about everything we have rather than what we don’t have it changes our outlook on life! Here are some gratitude quotes that inspire us to be thankful for what we have! 

Gratitude Quotes

Gratitude quotes are a great way for us to reflect on all our wonderful blessings in our lives. From the small things to the bigger things. When we start to appreciate all the things we are thankful for we begin to look at life differently! Here are Gratitude quotes that inspire!

When we start thinking about everything we have rather than what we don't have it changes our outlook on life! Here are some gratitude quotes that inspire us to be thankful for what we have! 

“It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment.”

~ Naomi Williams

Gratitude Quotes that Inspire

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

~ Cicero

When we start thinking about everything we have rather than what we don't have it changes our outlook on life! Here are some gratitude quotes that inspire us to be thankful for what we have! 

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.”

~ Oscar Wilde

Gratitude Quotes that Inspire

“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”

~ Mark Twain

Gratitude Quotes that Inspire

“A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.”

~ Saint Basil

Gratitude Quotes that Inspire

“If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.”

~ Harold Kushner

Gratitude Quotes that Inspire

“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

Gratitude Quotes that Inspire

“You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you”

~ Sarah Ban Breathnack

Gratitude Quotes that Inspire

“None of those material possessions do anything to make your life any better… I know a lot of people who have a lot of everything, and they’re absolutely the most miserable people in the world.  So it won’t do anything for you unless you’re a happy person and can have peace with yourself.” ~ Lenny Kravitz

Gratitude quotes that inspire

“Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have—life itself.”

~ Walter Anderson

Gratitude Quotes that Inspire

“We need to regularly stop and take stock; to sit down and determine within ourselves which things are worth valuing and which things are not; which risks are worth the cost and which are not. Even the most confusing or hurtful aspects of life can be made more tolerable by clear seeing and by choice.”

~ Epictetus

Gratitude Quotes that Inspire

“Do not indulge in dreams of having what you have not, but reckon up the chief of the blessings you do possess, and then thankfully remember how you would crave for them if they were not yours.”

~ Marcus Aurelius

Gratitude Quotes that Inspire

“Be thankful for what you have, you’ll end of having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”

~ Oprah Winfrey

Gratitude Quotes that Inspire

“If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we would all be much happier.”

~ John Wooden

Gratitude Quotes that Inspire

It’s the recognition that other people’s problems, their pain and frustrations, are every bit as real as our own – often far worse. In recognizing this fact and trying to offer some assistance, we open our hearts and greatly enhance our sense of gratitude.”

~ Richard Carlson

Gratitude Quotes that Inspire

“Gratitude doesn’t change the scenery. It merely washes clean the glass you look through so you can clearly see the colors.”

~ Richelle E. Goodrich

Gratitude Quotes that Inspire

“Make it a habit to tell people thank you.  To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return.  Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.”

~ Ralph Marston

Gratitude Quotes that Inspire

“It isn’t what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart.”

~ Author Unknown

Gratitude Quotes that Inspire

“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.”

~ Alphonse Karr

Gratitude Quotes that Inspire

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”

~ Guillaume Apollinaire

Gratitude Quotes that Inspire

“We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning.”

~Albert Barnes

Gratitude Quotes that Inspire

“I have a lot to be thankful for. I am healthy, happy and I am loved.”

~Reba McEntire

Gratitude Quotes that Inspire

“Never take anything for granted.”

~Benjamin Disraeli

Gratitude Quotes that Inspire

“Be thankful for everything that happens in your life; it’s all an experience.”

~Roy T. Bennett

Gratitude Quotes that Inspire

“Every morning, I wake up and think about 10 different things I’m thankful for, and I continue to spread that love throughout the day, always visualizing, meditating, and growing.”

~ Shameik Moore

Gratitude Quotes that Inspire

“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.”

~W. Clement Stone

When we start thinking about everything we have rather than what we don't have it changes our outlook on life! Here are some gratitude quotes that inspire us to be thankful for what we have! 

“When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.”

~Tecumseh

Gratitude Quotes that Inspire

“When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity.”

~Elie Wiesel

When we start thinking about everything we have rather than what we don't have it changes our outlook on life! Here are some gratitude quotes that inspire us to be thankful for what we have! 

“The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.”

~Henry Ward Beecher

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Michele is a Family Life Educator. She is a mom to 5 kids and loves helping others strengthen their families! When she is not blogging she is spending time with her family and running around drinking Diet Coke trying to get everything done!

2 thoughts on “Gratitude Quotes that Inspire

  1. These are all so good! I really like that one by John Wooden. And Oprah. A focus on the good can minimize depression and negative feelings–which I need to do better at. 🙂 Thanks for sharing on #heartandsoullinkup

  2. I agree with being thankful. I started a journal keeping track of prayers and things I am thankful for years ago, and I am a much happier and more thankful now that I can see these things in writing. Great quotes! #heartandsoullinkup

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