80 Gratitude Quotes For Life

Life is a very beautiful thing. But if you are not careful, you might not realize how awesome and beautiful life can be. Yes, life is not always going to be about happiness and sunshine, sometimes, bad things happen. But being able to find the silver lining even when things are bad, is what makes life beautiful.

One way to do this is to practice gratitude. Find a reason to be thankful. No matter what goes wrong, look for the silver lining and find a reason to be grateful.

Below are some gratitude quotes to encourage you to practice gratitude in life.

Gratitude quotes

The single greatest thing you can do to change your life today would be to start being grateful for what you have right now.

The single greatest thing you can do to change your life today would be to start being grateful for what you have right now.
Oprah Winfrey

Opening your eyes to more of the world around you can deeply enhance your gratitude practice.

Opening your eyes to more of the world around you can deeply enhance your gratitude practice.
Derrick Carpenter

Got no checkbooks, got no banks, still I’d like to express my thanks. I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night.

Got no checkbooks, got no banks, still I’d like to express my thanks. I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night.
Irving Berlin.

Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul. Gratitude quotes

Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.
Amy Collette

Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.

Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.
Roy T. Bennett

Being thankful is not always experienced as a natural state of existence, we must work at it, akin to a type of strength training for the heart. Gratitude quotes

Being thankful is not always experienced as a natural state of existence, we must work at it, akin to a type of strength training for the heart.
Larissa

There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy. Gratitude quotes

There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.
Ralph H. Blum

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Albert Einstein

Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.

Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.
Alphonse Karr

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

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.
Oprah

As with all commandments, gratitude is a description of a successful mode of living. The thankful heart opens our eyes to a multitude of blessings that continually surround us.

As with all commandments, gratitude is a description of a successful mode of living. The thankful heart opens our eyes to a multitude of blessings that continually surround us.
James E. Faust

I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.

I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.
Brene Brown

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

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

When eating fruit, remember the one who planted the tree.

When eating fruit, remember the one who planted the tree.
Vietnamese Proverb

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.
Karl Barth

Happiness cannot be traveled to owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.

Happiness cannot be traveled to owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
Denis Waitley

Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.

Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Charles Dickens

Gratitude will shift you to a higher frequency, and you will attract much better things.

Gratitude will shift you to a higher frequency, and you will attract much better things.
Rhonda Byrne

Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.

Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.
Lionel Hampton

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
Epictetus

Strive to find things to be thankful for, and just look for the good in who you are.

Strive to find things to be thankful for, and just look for the good in who you are.
Bethany Hamilton

Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices.

Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices.
Robert Braathe

 When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.

 When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.
Tecumseh

I am happy because am grateful. I choose to be grateful. That gratitude allows me to be happy In life.
Unknown

Remember that what you now have was once among the things that you had hoped for.

Remember that what you now have was once among the things that you had hoped for.
Epicurus

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
William Arthur Ward

If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.

If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.
Meister Eckhart

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.

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

Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.

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

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.

Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
Voltaire

You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.

You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The root of joy is gratefulness.

The root of joy is gratefulness.
David Steindl-Rast

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.
Cicero

The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.

The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.
William James

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
Cynthia Ozick

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Melody Beattie

No duty is more urgent than giving thanks.

No duty is more urgent than giving thanks.
James Allen

What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.

What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.
Brene Brown

Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give.

Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give.
Edwin Arlington Robinson

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.

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

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

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

The soul that gives thanks can find comfort in everything; the soul that complains can find comfort in nothing.

The soul that gives thanks can find comfort in everything; the soul that complains can find comfort in nothing.
Hannah Whitall Smith

Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.

Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
John Wooden

Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.

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

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.
Buddha

The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.

The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.
Charles Schwab

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

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

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
Thornton Wilder

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.

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

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Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
W. T. Purkiser

No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.

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

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Marcel Proust

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more.

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more.
Melody Beattie

Forget yesterday–it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow–you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift–today.

Forget yesterday–it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow–you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift–today.
Steve Maraboli

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
Thornton Wilder

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
G.K. Chesterton

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.

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

Learn to be thankful for what you already have, while you pursue all that you want.

Learn to be thankful for what you already have, while you pursue all that you want.
Jim Rohn

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.

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

It’s not happiness that brings us gratitude. It’s gratitude that brings us happiness.

It’s not happiness that brings us gratitude. It’s gratitude that brings us happiness.
Anonymous

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

It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment.
Naomi Williams

It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.

It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.
David Steindl-Rast

When you look at life through the eyes of gratitude, the world becomes a magical and amazing place.

When you look at life through the eyes of gratitude, the world becomes a magical and amazing place.
Jennifer Gayle

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.
Jacques Maritain

The invariable mark of wisdom is to seek the miraculous in the common.

The invariable mark of wisdom is to seek the miraculous in the common.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.

The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.
Robert Holden

Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.

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

Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining , it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.

Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining , it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.
Zig Ziglar

A grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things.

A grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things.
Plato

Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.

Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.
Ernest Hemingway

This a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.

This a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.
Maya Angelou

Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.

Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.
Doris Day

Through the eyes of gratitude, everything is a miracle.

Through the eyes of gratitude, everything is a miracle.
Mary Davis

In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.

In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.
Albert Clarke

Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.

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

God gave you a gift of 84,600 seconds today. Have you used one of them to say thank you?”

God gave you a gift of 84,600 seconds today. Have you used one of them to say thank you?”
William Arthur Ward

If you want to find happiness, find gratitude.

If you want to find happiness, find gratitude.
Steve Maraboli

My socks may not match, but my feet are always warm.

My socks may not match, but my feet are always warm.
Maureen McCullough

The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see. Mary Davis

The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see. Mary Davis

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