Gratitude Quotes

  • Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality.
    Alfred Painter
  • As each day comes to us refreshed and anew, so does my gratitude renew itself daily. The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a blessed world.
    Terri Guillemets
  • When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?
    G.K. Chesterton
  • The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.
    John E. Southard
  • Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture.
    Kak Sri
  • I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
    G.K. Chesterton
  • Gratitude is the memory of the heart.
    Jean Baptiste Massieu
  • 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
  • Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
    W.T. Purkiser
  • We thank Thee, O Father of all, for… all the soul-help that sad souls understand.
    Will Carleton
  • We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
    Thornton Wilder
  • Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live.
    Jacqueline Winspear

  • Praise the bridge that carried you over.
    George Colman
  • If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.
    Robert Quillen
  • Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give.
    Edwin Arlington Robinson
  • 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 you have lived, take thankfully the past.
    John Dryden
  • 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
  • The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!
    Henry Ward Beecher

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