75 Quotes About Gratitude And Appreciation

75 Quotes About Gratitude And Appreciation

Gratitude and Appreciation is the single most powerful path toward manifesting the life that you want to have. It is, in my opinion, the key to Law of Attraction, and the fruit of following through on mindfulness AND stoic living principles. But if you need more reasons, and motivation to be grateful, I am offering you the wisdom of many, who have shared their experience, and thoughts about gratitude, today – enjoy

75 Quotes About Gratitude And Appreciation

 

“The more you appreciate, the more you have to appreciate.” ― Carma Spence

 

  • “In life one has a choice to take one of two paths: to wait for some special day – or to celebrate each special day.”
    ― Rasheed Ogunlaru
  • Gratitude takes less energy than anger.”
    ― Kristin Cashore
  • “Gratitude is medicine for a heart devastated by tragedy. If you can only be thankful for the blue sky, then do so.”
    ― Richelle  Goodrich
  • “Thank you’ is a wonderful phrase. Use it. It will add stature to your soul.”
    ― Marjorie Pay Hinckley
  • “Ingratitude produces pride while gratitude produces humility.”
    ― Orrin Woodward
  • “Gratitude is the creative force, the mother and father of love. It is in gratitude that real love exists. Love expands only when gratitude is there. Limited love does not offer gratitude. Limited love is immediately bound by something- by constant desires or constant demands. But when it is unlimited love, constant love, then gratitude comes to the fore. This love becomes all gratitude.”
    ― Sri Chinmoy


  • “Find the light. Reach for it. Live for it. Pull yourself up by it. Gratitude always makes for straighter, taller trees.”
    ― Al R. Young
  • “The more you appreciate, the more you have to appreciate.”
    ― Carma Spence
  • “Gratitude goes beyond the ‘mine’ and ‘thine’ and claims the truth that all of life is a pure gift. In the past I always thought of gratitude as a spontaneous response to the awareness of gifts received, but now I realize that gratitude can also be lived as a discipline. The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy.”
    ― Henri J.M. Nouwen
  • “Gratitude isn’t a tool to manipulate the universe or God. It’s a way to acknowledge our faith that everything happens for a reason even if we don’t know what that reason is. ~Melody Beatti
  • “Gratitude is the sweetest thing in a seeker’s life- in all human life. If there is gratitude in your heart, then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes.”
    ― Sri Chinmoy
  • “One minute of sincere gratitude can wash away a lifetime’s disappointments.”
    ― Silvia Hartmann

 

“One minute of sincere gratitude can wash away a lifetime’s disappointments.” ― Silvia Hartmann

 

  • “The value we place on what we’ve been given correlates to our depth of gratitude for it.”
    ― Todd Stocker
  • “Life doesn’t owe us anything. We only owe ourselves, to make the most of the life we are living, of the time we have left, and to live in gratitude.”
    ― Bronnie Ware
  • “A mindset of gratitude lifts the veil of bitterness and allows you to see beauty and possibility.”
    ― Steve Maraboli
  • “Learning to appreciate the beauty that surrounds you is one of the keys to your happiness.”
    ― Tom Giaquinto
  • “Happiness is in contentment, gratitude, and love. It is a lifestyle, not a location.”
    ― Ogwo David Emenike
  • “You can also look at your body and think about how the blood flows and the fact that your body is in constant renewal. It is a miracle of creation happening within you every second of the day. This is something to be thankful for.”
    ― Celso Cukierkorn


  • “There are two days in the year that you cannot do anything: YESTERDAY & TOMORROW: Only TODAY you can Be Happy, Smile, Dream, Love, Feel, & Be Thankful…”
    ― Pablo
  • “Good Seeds! Gratitude is the Greatest Attitude that has no Substitute.”
    ― Bernard Kelvin Clive
  • “Gratitude for every day along the way is the key to acknowledging and enjoying happiness now. Not when the results come in or when you retire, or when this or that happens.”
    ― Bronnie Ware
  • “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,
  • “Remember, whatever you focus upon, increases. . . . When you focus on the things you need, you’ll find those needs increasing. If you concentrate your thoughts on what you don’t have, you will soon be concentrating on other things that you had forgotten you don’t have–and feel worse! If you set your mind on loss, you are more likely to lose. But a grateful perspective brings happiness and abundance into a person’s life.”
    ― Andy Andrews

 

“Learning to appreciate the beauty that surrounds you is one of the keys to your happiness.” ― Tom Giaquinto

 

  • “Without darkness, we may never know how bright the stars shine. Without battles, we could not know what victory feels like. Without adversity, we may never appreciate the abundance in our lives. Be thankful, not only for the easy times, but for every experience that has made you who you are.”
    ― Julie-Anne
  • “Appreciate the things and people in your life while remaining independent of them. Give thanks for them, but realize that they do not complete you. Only you can complete you.”
    ― Serenity Rey
  • “The abundance of ordinary things, their convenient arrangement here, seemed for the moment a personal gift to me. As did my ability to notice this, to be grateful for it.”
    ― Sue Miller
  • “Gratitude bestows reverence…..changing forever how we experience life and the world.”
    ― John Milton
  • “Today I will find something beautiful.
    Delicate pink blossoms on a cherry tree.
    The dove resting near the lemon buds.
    Sunbeams smiling from sky to earth.
    Smiling on me.
    ― Eileen Granfors


  • “Let us not take what we eat for granted; let us view our meals as an opportunity to give our Lord praise.”
    ― Dillon Burroughs
  • “Open your eyes and see how many gifts there are to unwrap. Notice the presence of your presents. It’s not your life that is disappointing: it’s your mind.”
    ― Gregg Krech
  • “Appreciating what I have is my medicine.”
    ― Betty Jamie Chung
  • “The more adept we become at feeling love and gratitude for all life’s earthly learning experiences, the more quickly we are reminded that, whatever hardship may be placed before us, it is our choice always to return to a place of love and gratitude and to give thanks for all that still remains.”
    ― Molly Friedenfeld
  • “Find things to be grateful for. It is easy. You’re alive; that’s a good thing to start being grateful for right away.”
    ― Allan G. Hunter
  • “Extending gratitude to another says, “I see what you’ve done and I thank you for the energy you put forth.”
    ― Molly Friedenfeld

 

“If you aren't happy for what you already have then what makes you think you will be happy with more.” ― Maddy Malhotra

 

  • “For every person who closed the door in my face, thank you. For every person who told me I wasn’t good enough, thank you. For every person who laughed and told me that I was wasting my time going to college, because I was going to fail, thank you. For every person who tried to break me, thank you. For every person who took my kindness for weakness, thank you. For every person who told me I was wasting time chasing my dreams because I would fail, thank you. It could of broke me. From the core of my heart, I thank you. I truly mean it, because if it weren’t for each of you I wouldn’t be who I am today. I wouldn’t of spent hours and loss sleep studying. I wouldn’t developed tough skin. You pushed me to think about what I “really” want out of life. You pushed me to master my craft. You helped me develop the drive, passion and determination. You pushed me to not wait for someone to believe in my vision, but to find a way to make things happen. I know you didn’t “intend” to, but I thank you for teaching me to believe in myself! AND you taught me to TRUST in God and lean on my faith, not man. Thank You!”
    ― Yvonne Pierre
  • “If you aren’t happy for what you already have then what makes you think you will be happy with more.”
    ― Maddy Malhotra
  • “When you can no longer tell the difference between being yourself and being love, you are not far from waking up.”
    ― Eric Micha’el Leventhal
  • “Living in love, gratitude and forgiveness, is peaceful and spiritually rejuvenating. Living under the emotional constraints of anger and resentment is draining and toxic to heart and soul. It can be difficult to let go of past hurts, but it can also be freeing and uplifting. More and more, i choose to live in love, gratitude and forgiveness.”
    ― Jaeda DeWalt


  • “Preserve a sense of proportion in your attitude to everything that pleases you, and make the most of them while they are at their best.”
    ― Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  • “An ancient cornerstone of prayer is that our desire to thank God is itself God’s gift. Be grateful.”
    ― Richard Leonard
  • “Perhaps gratitude and love are one and the same.”
    ― Erica Goros
  • “It is not what happens to you or for you that makes you grateful. It’s how you respond to what is happening, that shows your belief about gratitude.”
    ― Sumner Davenport
  • “Take note and give thanks for all the good things present in your life.”
    ― Amey Hegde
  • “Whisper sweetly the tenderness of the moment. Let the love teach you the true meaning and passion of this experience we share. With gratitude and reverence for the blessings and miracles I receive and witness, my heart still beats as the little things die to be reborn with a greater joy for life in each moment.”
    ― Jennifer Hillman

 

“Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic.” ― John Henry Jowett

 

  • “Every day, tell at least one person something you like, admire, or appreciate about them.”
    ― Richard Carlson
  • “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
  • “Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic.”
    ― John Henry Jowett
  • “You’re swimming in a sea of abundance.”
    ― Victoria Moran
  • “Gratitude makes you a better, stronger, wiser person. Ingratitude makes you a negative, angry, miserable person. Which person do you choose to be?”
    ― Comic Strip Mama
  • “People are complaining of having rags and not riches, but I find it a blessing just to have rags, to wipe away the dirt and dust that may come in the course of life.”
    ― Anthony Liccione


  • “Today I am so grateful that God knows my heart.
    Others may misunderstand my good intentions,
    judge my words or deeds, find fault,
    or blame what they truly do not understand.
    But God knows my heart.
    He knows I am learning, trying, endeavoring,
    to be all He created me to be.”
    ― Lori Nawyn
  • “Gratitude shouldn’t be an occasional incident but a continuous attitude.”
    ― Anthony Nyuiemedy-Adiase
  • “What I’ve learned is there’s a scientifically proven phenomenon that’s attached to gratitude, and that if you consciously take note of what is good in your life, quantifiable benefits happen.”
    ― Deborah Norville

 

“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.” ― Sarah Ban Breathnach

 

  • “Gratitude is born in hearts that take time to count up past mercies.”
    ― Charles E. Jefferson
  • “Gratitude is not something idyllic that comes when all good things line up to be counted. Gratitude is there all the time waiting to be focused on.”
    ― Antonia Montoya
  • “Those who really can receive bread from a stranger and smile in gratitude, can feed many without even realizing it. Those who can sit in silence with their fellow man not knowing what to say but knowing that they should be there, can bring new life in a dying heart. Those who are not afraid to hold a hand in gratitude, to shed tears in grief, and to let a sigh of distress arise straight from the heart, can break through paralyzing boundaries and witness the birth of a new fellowship, the fellowship of the broken.”
    ― Henri J.M. Nouwen
  • “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.”
    ― Sarah Ban Breathnach
  • “Be happy for things that work.”
    ― Na’ama Yehuda


  • “Today you will envy the blessings of another, or you will bask in the wonder of the amazing grace you have been given.”
    ― Paul David Tripp
  • “Gratitude makes blessings permanent.”
    ― Raheel Farooq
  • “Work filled with inspiration is worship.
    A heart filled with courage is unbreakable.
    A life filled with gratitude is fulfilled.”
    ― G.G. Renee Hill
  • “Find gratitude in the little things and your well of gratitude will never run dry.”
    ― Antonia Montoya

 

“Find magic in the little things, and the big things you always expected will start to show up.” ― Isa Zapata

 

  • “We have so much for what to be grateful and if we thank for it, we will have even much more.”
    ― Victoria Vorel
  • “Keep your eyes open and try to catch people in your company doing something right, then praise them for it.”
    ― Tom Hopkins
  • “Gratitude is the experience of our true self.”
    ― Gina Lakes
  • “We walk through so many myths of each other and ourselves; we are so thankful when someone sees us for who we are and accepts us.”
    ― Natalie Goldberg,
  • “It is a great thing to be young and to live without pain. And yet it is a blessing few of us count until we lose it.”
    ― Geraldine Brooks
  • “Find magic in the little things, and the big things you always expected will start to show up.”
    ― Isa Zapata


  • “A dog is grateful for what is, which I am finding to be the soundest kind of wisdom and very good theology.”
    ― Carrie Newcomer
  • “I am awake, I see the sun. I am going to give my gratitude to the sun and to everything and everyone because I am still alive. One more day to be myself.”
    ― Miguel Ruiz
  • “This a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.”
    ― Maya Angelou
  • “Life’s true gift is the capacity to enjoy enjoyment.”
    ― Star Trek The Next Generation
  • “Having unceasingly grateful life requires demonstrating gratitude daily whether our daily life treats us kindly or not.”
    ― Assegid Habtewold

 

“Life's true gift is the capacity to enjoy enjoyment.” ― Star Trek The Next Generation

 

  • “If we all counted our blessings and then shared them with our neighbors, near and far, all our lives would be richer.”
    ― Janet Autherin
  • “True gratitude, not mere verbal platitudes of thanks, is also a power in and of itself, which bursts forth from our inner being to the universe. Having received this power, the universe must respond, allowing more gifts to come our way.”
    ― Stephen Richard

 

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4 Comments

  1. Thank you for this awesome post about gratitude and appreciation. It was totally worth going through.

    I believe one reason people get stuck with the pain of regret and indecision is their inability to appreciate the things and people they have. One quote that got me most, and that I normally live by, is “You simply will not be the same person you are 2 months from now if you can appreciate the things you have,” by Sarah Breathnach. And so true it is that gratitude for the present helps you appreciate and anticipate a brighter and better tomorrow. It is definitely a good change.

    Anyway, thanks again for the highly motivational article that must have taken a lot to construct. I really learnt a lot.

    1. Author

      I am glad that you enjoyed it – and the quote by Sarah is also my favorite of all of them! I hope it motivates people to give a deep gratitude practice a try – blessings! 

  2. This post was a fantastic post full of great motivational and thought-provoking content. Having gratitude toward the little things in life makes blessings manifest more rapidly. I do believe when you are looking for positive ideas; life provides you with like experiences you can enjoy. Thanks so much for this great post!

    1. Author

      It does indeed, blessings! 

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