Gratitude Quotes to Get You Started

One of the most effective ways to bring more happiness into your life is to appreciate the good that’s already present. To help you get started, we’ve assembled a list of our favorite quotes on the importance of recognizing life’s gifts.

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

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

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

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

'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.Alice Walker

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

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

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

Sometimes we should express our gratitude for the small and simple things like the scent of the rain, the taste of your favorite food, or the sound of a loved one’s voice. – Joseph B. Wirthlin

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. – Brené Brown

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

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

When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in. – Kristin Armstrong

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. – Gilbert K. Chesterton

It’s wonderful to be grateful. To have that gratitude well out from deep within you and pour out in waves. Once you truly experience this, you will never want to give it up. – Srikumar Rao

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

Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and give thanks continually. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude. – Brené Brown

As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better. – Steve Maraboli

Gratitude is the memory of the heart. – Jean Massieu

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.—Warren Buffett

Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance. – Epicurus