Gratitude Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old gratitude quotes, gratitude sayings, and gratitude proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Count your blessings.      

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Don't kill the goose that lays the golden egg.      

Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

Enough is as good as a feast.      

Sir Thomas Malory (d.1471))

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.      

Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

He that is hard to please, may get nothing in the end.      

Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

If you think your bundle of clothes too heavy, try picking up your neighbor's.      

Virgin Islander (on comparable worth)

It pays to be content with your lot.      

Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

It pays to be nice.      

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It's the little things that count.      

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Make do with what you have.      

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Never look a gift horse in the mouth.      

John Heywood (c.1497-1580)

Never take anything for granted.      

Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Play the hand you're dealt.      

Jawahareal Nehru (1889-1964)

Since we cannot get what we like, let us like what we can get.      

Spanish Proverb

Thanks cost nothing.      

Creole (on gratitude)

The one being carried does not realize how far away the town is.      

Nigerian (on gratitude)

When eating fruit, remember the one who planted the tree.      

Vietnamese (on gratitude)

When you drink water, remember the mountain spring.      

Chinese (on gratitude)

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

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

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

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

William Arthur Ward

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

Melody Beattie

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

Marcel Proust

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

William Arthur Ward

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.      

G.K. Chesterton

Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.      

Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.      

Henri Frederic Amiel

There is no such thing as gratitude unexpressed. If it is unexpressed, it is plain, old-fashioned ingratitude.     

Robert Brault