Gracious Sayings and Quotes

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

Be gracious to all men, but choose the best to be your friends.     


Gracious self is the divinity within.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

Kindness is gracious demonstrate sensitivity and human warmth.     

Kishore Bansal

The people who tend to be the most gracious are those who know how badly they need grace.     

Tullian Tchividjian

God is gracious to some very peculiar people.     

Wallace Stevens

A sweet lie is more gracious for us than a virulent but real truth.     

Anton Chekhov

The real champions in life are so humble and gracious. They just continue doing what they do without all the posturing. If you've got the real thing, you don't have to flaunt a loud imitation.     

Denis Waitley

How gracious to forgive the people who hurt you.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

Gracious words refresh, restore and revive the soul.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

Gracious living is felt whether it is created in small or big ways.     

Emilie Barnes

Your graciousness is what carries you. It isn't how old you are, how young you are, how beautiful you are, or how short your skirt is. What it is, is what comes out of your heart. If you are gracious, you have won the game.     

Stevie Nicks

It is compassion, the most gracious of virtues, Which moves the world.     


A gracious soul may look through the darkest cloud and see God smiling on him.     

Thomas Brooks

Gracious acceptance is an art—an art which most never bother to cultivate. We think that we have to learn how to give, but we forget about accepting things, which can be much harder than giving... Accepting another person's gift is allowing him to express his feelings for you.     

Alexander Mccall Smith

Be pretty if you can, be witty if you must, but be gracious if it kills you.     

Elsie de Wolfe

God is gracious beyond the power of language to describe.     

Francis Asbury

There is hardly a more gracious gift that we can offer somebody than to accept them fully, to love them almost despite themselves.     

Elizabeth Gilbert

If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world.     

Francis Bacon

Be gracious in your giving for as long as you're living. The blessings will come back on an unexpected day, and present themselves in an unexpected way.     

Joan Marques

God is gracious to always give a warning before He sends judgment.     

Jim George

To refuse graciously is to confer a favor.     

Publilius Syrus

Hope is a gracious expectation.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

Life is a gracious gift.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

We can graciously survive life by faith.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

It is gracious to have old people full of vitality and endowed with wisdom in our society.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

You learn how to be a gracious winner and an outstanding loser.     

Joe Namath