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25 Quotes about gratitude

But gratitude is something we should always be mindful of and should continue to value highly each day of the year. Having and showing gratitude on a daily basis—even for the simplest things—will not only make us feel better, but may just inspire those around us to smile a little more, too.

Here are 25 quotes to remind us of the importance of being grateful:

“Trade your expectations for appreciation and the world changes instantly.” – Tony Robbins

“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. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: The more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.” – Sarah Breathnach

“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.” – The Buddha

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

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was ‘Thank you,’ that would suffice.” – Meister Eckhart

“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

“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“When you count your blessings, you can generate your most positive feelings.” – Rosalene Glickman

“Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.” – John Milton

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

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

“A man’s indebtedness is not virtue; his repayment is. Virtue begins when he dedicates himself actively to the job of gratitude.” – Ruth Benedict

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

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy

“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer.” – Maya Angelou

“Gratitude opens the door to … the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude.” – Deepak Chopra

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

“One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.” – Carl Jung

“No gesture is too small when done with gratitude.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

“A person however learned and qualified in his life’s work in whom gratitude is absent, is devoid of that beauty of character which makes personality fragrant.” –Hazrat Inayat Khan

“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.” – Brian Tracy

“The miracle of gratitude is that it shifts your perception to such an extent that it changes the world you see.” – Dr. Robert Holden

“When we are grateful for the good we already have, we attract more good into our life. On the other hand, when we are ungrateful, we tend to shut ourselves off from the good we might otherwise experience.” – Margaret Stortz

“Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.” – Randy Pausch

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