50 Gratitude Quotes That Will Inspire You To Be Grateful

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There will always be some days that are better than others, but no matter what is going on in your life, focusing on a gratitude is one of the most powerful ways to make each day the best it can be.

We all have something to be grateful for, whether it's friends, family, pets, shelter, food, or even sunlight Taking a moment to think about what you're thankful for will already have your day off to a great start.

Studies have shown that feelings of ;gratitude come with multiple benefits. Cultivating gratitude has been proven to improve productivity, physical and mental health, sleep, relationships, and self-esteem.

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If you're working on being more positive and trying to appreciate each day you're given, allow these gratitude quotes to inspire you.

50 Gratitude Quotes To Inspire You

1. “Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” — Zig Ziglar

Being grateful will bring you more to be grateful for.

2. "Gratitude can transform any situation. It alters your vibration, moving you from negative energy to positive. It’s the quickest, easiest most powerful way to effect change in your life — this I know for sure." — Oprah Winfrey

3. "Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life." — Joel Osteen

4. "I am happy because I'm grateful. I choose to be grateful. That gratitude allows me to be happy." — Will Arnett

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

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

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

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

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

10. "When you are grateful - when you can see what you have - you unlock blessings to flow in your life." — Suze Orman

Being grateful opens doors.

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11. "I work very hard, and I play very hard. I'm grateful for life. And I live it - I believe life loves the liver of it. I live it." — Maya Angelou

12. “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

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

14. “Gratitude also opens your eyes to the limitless potential of the universe, while dissatisfaction closes your eyes to it.” — Stephen Richards

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

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

17. “Enough is a feast.” — Buddhist Proverb

18. "Gratitude is an antidote to negative emotions, a neutralizer of envy, hostility, worry, and irritation. It is savoring; it’s not taking things for granted; it is present-oriented." — Sonja Lyubomirsky

19. "What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude." — Brené Brown

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

Try not to dwell on the hard times.

21. "Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out." — ​John Wooden

22. "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

23. "In life, one has a choice to take one of two paths: to wait for some special day--or to celebrate each special day." — Rasheed Ogunlaru

24. "Gratitude turns negative energy into positive energy. There is no situation or circumstance so small or large that it is not susceptible to gratitude’s power. We can start with who we are and what we have today, apply gratitude, then let it work its magic." — Melody Beattie

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

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

27. "Gratitude for the present moment and the fullness of life now is the true prosperity." — Eckhart Tolle

28. “Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” — Aesop

29. “Gratitude will shift you to a higher frequency, and you will attract much better things.” — Rhonda Byrne

30. "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

When you're thankful for everything that comes your way.

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31. "Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty." —​ Doris Day

32. "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

33. “Gratitude is the closest thing to beauty manifested in an emotion.” — Mindy Kaling

34 "Gratitude is the memory of the heart." — Jean Baptiste Massieu

35. "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

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

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

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

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

40. "The soul that gives thanks can find comfort in everything; the soul that complains can find comfort in nothing." —​ Hannah Whitall Smith

When being grateful can also bring peace.

41. "People only see what they are prepared to see. If you look for what is good and what you can be grateful for you will find it everywhere." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

42. "No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude." — Alfred North Whitehead

43. "Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind." — Lionel Hampton

44. “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

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

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

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

48. "Gratitude bestows reverence... changing forever how we experience life and the world." — John Milton

49. “I looked around and thought about my life. I felt grateful. I noticed every detail. That is the key to time travel. You can only move if you are actually in the moment. You have to be where you are to get where you need to go.” — Amy Poehler

50. “Gratitude is the sweetest thing in a seekers life – in all human life. If there is gratitude in your heart, then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes.” — Sri Chinmoy

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Lauren Margolis is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.