Top 40 Inspiring Grateful Quotes

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The best way to end this year is to be grateful. This year, 2020 has been filled with ups and downs. But despite the bad times, there are many things to be thankful for, your life, your family, your friends, your work, your business, everything around you, just be grateful. Here are some inspiring grateful quotes to guide you.

Inspiring Grateful Quotes

“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 Winfrey

“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

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

inspiring grateful quotes

“For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile.” — Elie Wiesel

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

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“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: It must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.” — William Faulkner

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

— Bethany Hamilton

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

“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” — Anthony Robbins

“If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.” — Frank A. Clark

inspiring grateful quotes

“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

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward

“Before I get out of bed, I am saying thank you. I know how important it is to be thankful.” — Al Jarreau

“Be grateful in your own hearts. That suffices. Thanksgiving has wings, and flies to its right destination.”

— Victor Hugo

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

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

“I feel a very unusual sensation—if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.” — Benjamin Disraeli

inspiring grateful quotes

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

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

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

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

— Epictetus

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

“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

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” — Willie Nelson

“Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.” — Gertrude Stein

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

“We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.” — Neal A. Maxwell

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

— Maya Angelou

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

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

“We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.” — Harry A. Ironside

Inspiring Grateful Quotes

“‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say.” — Alice Walker

“Thanksgiving is a special virtue. But ingratitude is opposed to Thanksgiving. Therefore ingratitude is a special sin.” — Thomas Aquinas

“Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.”

— Estonian Proverb

“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

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

“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

“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

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

“No duty is more urgent than giving thanks.” — James Allen

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