20 Best Gratitude Quotes

Grateful thoughts to you, our friends!

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

What is gratitude? How do we stay grateful when times are difficult?

Gratitude can shift a negative moment into a positive in an instant but it’s not always easy to find something to be grateful for when times are challenging…..or is it?

Even in the darkest times, those who are considered saints, martyrs, great philosophers and spiritual teachers have mastered the art of a “gratitude attitude.”   Can you?   Here are 20 gratitude quotes to brighten your day and open your heart to the blessings in life.


  1. GratitudeGrace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal.  It’s a way to live.  ~Attributed to Jacqueline Winspear
  2. Praise the bridge that carried you over.  ~George Colman
  3. If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.  ~Robert Quillen
  4. 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, whatwillmatter.com
  5. Gratitude is the memory of the heart.  ~Jean Baptiste Massieu, translated from French
  6. All that we behold is full of blessings.  ~William Wordsworth
  7. man in praiseAs each day comes to us refreshed and anew, so does my gratitude renew itself daily. The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a blessed world. ~Terri Guillemets
  8. I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.  ~G.K. Chesterton
  9. Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.  ~Marcel Prous
  10. We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.  ~Thornton Wilder
  11. 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
  12. At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.   ~Albert Schweitzer
  13. The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.
   ~WIlliam James
  14. 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
  15. Grateful old manHe is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.   ~Epictetus
  16. Thou hast given so much to me, Give one thing more, – a grateful heart; Not thankful when it pleaseth me, As if Thy blessings had spare days, But such a heart whose pulse may be Thy praise. ~George Herbert
  17. Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture.  ~Kak Sri
  18. If you have lived, take thankfully the past.  ~John Dryden
  19. Gratitude is an opener of locked-up blessings.  ~Marianne Williamson
  20. There is not a more pleasing exercise of the mind than gratitude.  It is accompanied with such an inward satisfaction that the duty is sufficiently rewarded by the performance.  ~Joseph Addison

Best wishes and gratitude to you for your friendship.


Jean E. DartThis article is written by Jean Voice Dart,  M.S. Special Education from Illinois State University. Jean is a published author and has written hundreds of health articles as well as hosting a local television program, “Making Miracles Happen.”  She is a Registered Music Therapist, Sound Therapist, and Master Level Energetic Teacher, and is the Executive Director, founder and Health and Wellness Educator of the Monterey Bay Holistic Alliance.  The Monterey Bay Holistic Alliance is a registered 501 (c) 3  nonprofit health and wellness education organization.  For more information about  the Monterey Bay Holistic Alliance contact us or visit our website at www.montereybayholistic.com.

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34 thoughts on “20 Best Gratitude Quotes

  1. Thanks for serving this banquet of gratitude!

  2. Reblogged this on purplerays and commented:
    Come, Dine and Nourish your Souls in this Banquet of Gratitude!

  3. rupacoach says:

    Reblogged this on Resilience Life Coach.

  4. vesna says:

    Great thoughts, as great as gratitude, so great and yetso easy to forget. I especially liked – felt – the thoughts of M. Proust and W. James. And, such a coincidence, I have a similar theme in mind for my blog, only from different angle.

  5. george-b says:

    Reblogged this on euzicasa and commented:
    And yet, those endowed with ingratitude…Enjoy the best times! Or do they?

  6. sriramjanak says:

    Thank you so much for sharing…:-)

  7. damemiracle says:

    Très belle réflexion sur la gratitude, elle est si importante dans nos vies, donner de la reconnaissance à nos proches et à ceux qui nous veulent du bien est primordial et quoi de plus beau que d’en recevoir également… Merci, je reblog, mes amitiés et bonne fin de journée 🙂

    • Merci beaucoup. Je suis d’accord avec vous que les amis et la famille sont une merveilleuse bénédiction toujours. Meilleurs voeux à vous. Thank you so much. I agree with you that friends and family are a wonderful blessing always. Best wishes to you. 😀

  8. D.A. Lavoie says:

    I’m perfectly going along with all your saying…being grateful is the best way so many times to be more joyful and happy in our lives. Thank you. I will follow you from now on, great!

  9. […] Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live. ~ Attributed to Jacqueline Winspear […]

  10. Faith Simone says:

    I love this post! My favorite quote is: “Gratitude is the memory of the heart.”

  11. Great quotes! I’m grateful for finding your site today through purpleraysblog and sharing the gratitude with my own followers.

  12. Marcus Ampe says:

    Reblogged this on Stepping Toes and commented:
    Purplerays brought this writing of Monterey Bay under our attention.
    In the difficult times I with the Belgian Christadelphian community encountered this came as a sprinkle of hope. We can and will stay grateful because we have found the one lord who has brought the Good News for everybody who wants to hear. Wealso hope we shall be able to bring those good words to others and spread the news we have something magnificent to look out for.
    For all the small things we can enjoy and all those great wonders in nature we be witness of, we can see the Hand of the Master and be assured whatever man did to destroy it, he never succeed in it. God His creation shall ever exist. Men will die and will be long forgotten, but every day a new child shall become a witness of the wonders of nature.
    Therefore led us build up our memory of a heart full of love and remembering the nice things of life, the good friends and people we would love to have around us.
    Yes we shall concentrate on the better things of life, and look forward to a better future, whatever bad may happen, we shall focus on the light in the darkness.

  13. Melody J Haislip says:

    I would like this Twice, if I could. Lovely. Thank you!

  14. What beautiful and wise words 🙂 I would like to say thank you to Michele Anderson and Purplerays, who showed me the way to this wonderful place of serenity and healing. Thank you 🙂

  15. Reblogged this on Willow Andreasson's Journey Into The Mysteries of Life and commented:
    Thank you to the Monterey Bay Holistic Alliance for posting this incredibly powerful article about Gratitude. Living a life of gratitude really does make a powerful difference… and we have so much to be grateful for…

  16. Inyang says:

    I feel refreshed. Thanks for being a blessing!

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