100 Gratitude Quotes To Make You More Thankful

By Maxime Lagacé

Maxime is the founder of WisdomQuotes. He has been collecting quotes since 2004. His goal? To help you develop a calm and peaceful mind. Learn more about him on his about page.

Me at 22:

  • Arrogant
  • Taking things for granted
  • Feeling like a victim of life’s circumstances

Me at 40:

  • Listening more than I’m talking
  • Feeling happy with what I already have
  • Feeling peaceful and grateful to be alive

What changed?

I realized how precious life is and how THE best way to live is to have gratitude for the present moment.

In other other words, I realized the urgency of living now.

Inspired by this, I collected 100 of the best gratitude quotes I could find.

And the goal is simple: to make you feel lucky, peaceful, and grateful.

You’ll discover quotes by Einstein, Buddha, Gandhi, and many more.


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Gratitude turns what we have into enough. Aesop

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

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Gratitude is the fairest blossom that springs from the soul. Henry Ward Beecher

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If the only prayer you said in your whole life was “thank you” that would suffice. Meister Eckhart

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Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty. Doris Day


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So much has been given to me; I have no time to ponder over that which has been denied. Helen Keller (Remember that she was a deaf-blind person)

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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

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Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy. Jacques Maritain

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An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. Henry David Thoreau

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Stop now. Enjoy the moment. It’s now or never. Maxime Lagacé


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In all affairs, it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted. Bertrand Russell

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Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot. Hansa proverb

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Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. Aesop

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The world gives you way more than you ever give it. Kamal Ravikant

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Gratitude is what you feel when you want what you already have. James Clear


The Best Gratitude Quotes

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No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks. James Allen

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

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

When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed. Maya Angelou

As long as this exists, this sunshine and this cloudless sky, and as long as I can enjoy it, how can I be sad? Anne Frank

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

Ingratitude is the daughter of pride. Miguel de Cervantes

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I thank everything, because everything teaches me something. Maxime Lagacé

The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it. Richard Bach

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

Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines. Leroy Satchel Paige

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


We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives. John F. Kennedy

Meditate, relax and just “be” for a moment. Remember that this moment is perfect the way it is and you don’t need to change it. Maxime Lagacé

True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. Seneca

Giving thanks for abundance is greater than the abundance itself. Rumi

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Gratitude is the memory of the heart. Jean Baptiste Massieu

The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not. Seneca

A sense of blessedness comes from a change of heart, not from more blessings. Mason Cooley

May the work of your hands be a sign of gratitude and reverence to the human condition. Mahatma Gandhi

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

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses. Alphonse Karr

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

Be blessed. The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them. Paulo Coelho (Source)

Hardship is a blessing when it spurs effort and development; ease is a curse when it increases complacency and self-indulgence. Muso Kokushi

I was complaining that I had no shoes till I met a man who had no feet. Confucius

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The Most Famous Gratitude Quotes

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Searching for a famous gratitude quote? Check out those by Einstein, Thoreau, Shakespeare, etc.
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Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses. Confucius

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others. Marcus Tellius Cicero

The smallest act of kindness is worth than the grandest intention. Oscar Wilde

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

The essence of all beautiful art is gratitude. Friedrich Nietzsche

Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk. Rumi

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

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

Our favorite attitude should be gratitude. Zig Ziglar

True forgiveness is when you can say, “Thank you for that experience”. Oprah Winfrey

Ingratitude is monstrous. William Shakespeare

Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart. Seneca

Short Gratitude Quotes

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One-liners, short gratitude quotes, sayings, and thoughts for your bio, mantra, social status, self-talk, signs, wallpapers, and backgrounds.
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Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude. Confucius

What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude. Brené Brown

Entitlement is such a cancer, because it is void of gratitude. Adam Smith

There are always flowers for those who want to see them. Henri Matisse

When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears. Tony Robbins

Giving is an expression of gratitude for our blessings. Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one. Baltasar Gracian

Find the good and praise it. Alex Haley

Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life. Rumi

No blessing lasts forever. Plautus

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Appreciation is the purest vibration that exists on the planet today. Abraham Hicks

If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share. W. Clement Stone

Ingratitude is treason to mankind. James Thomson

May the gratitude in my heart kiss all the universe. Hafiz

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. Melody Beattie

Three meals plus bedtime make four sure blessings a day. Mason Cooley

If you count all your assets, you always show a profit. Robert Quillen

If you don’t appreciate what you have, you may as well not have it. Rosalene Glickman

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

True gratitude is silent rather than spoken. James Pierce


Inspirational Quotes About Gratitude

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

Gratitude makes you feel good and proud. Complaining makes you feel bad and miserable. Maxime Lagacé

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

It has been said that life has treated me harshly; and sometimes I have complained in my heart because many pleasures of human experience have been withheld from me…if much has been denied me, much, very much, has been given me. Helen Keller

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

Before praying for things you want be grateful for the things you have. Dan Go (Source)

No one is as capable of gratitude as one who has emerged from the kingdom of night. Elie Wiesel

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

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Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not. Epicurus

You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink. G. K. Chesterton

Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy. Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Expressing gratitude is a natural state of being and reminds us that we are all connected. Valerie Elster

You don’t get blessed, and feel blessed. You have to first feel blessed, then the blessings come to you. Roman Price

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest. William Blake

Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart. Zig Ziglar

There’s no disaster that can’t become a blessing, and no blessing that can’t become a disaster. Richard Bach

What may seem a curse may be a blessing, and what may be a blessing may be a curse. Muso Kokushi

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

Take a moment to realize how blessed you are. Unknown


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Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. But today is a gift. That’s why they call it the present. Unknown

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Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.

His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal.

A few years later, he started his first website to share his love of quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, husband, and INFJ.

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, bananas, SEO, human potential, and education.

You can find him on X, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube.

Last update

November 1, 2022

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