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Gratitude Quotes:

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy.

Henri Nouwen

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

William Arthur Ward

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

There are slavish souls who carry their appreciation for favors done them so far that they strangle themselves with the rope of gratitude.

Friedrich Nietzsche

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.

Carl Jung

Give yourself a gift of five minutes of contemplation in awe of everything you see around you. Go outside and turn your attention to the many miracles around you. This five-minute-a-day regimen of appreciation and gratitude will help you to focus your life in awe.

Wayne Dyer

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.

Perhaps nothing helps us make the movement from our little selves to a larger world than remembering God in gratitude. Such a perspective puts God in view in all of life, not just in the moments we set aside for worship or spiritual disciplines. Not just in the moments when life seems easy.

Henri Nouwen

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

Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.

Gertrude Stein

In aid, the proper attitude is one omitting gratitude.

Marya Mannes

Sleep is probably my favorite activity. I wrote this piece out of gratitude that I’m able to sleep well as an offering to people who don’t.

Max Richter

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

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

When we tell the story of our own conversion, I would have it done with great sorrow, remembering what we used to be, and with great joy and gratitude, remembering how little we deserve these things.

Charles Spurgeon

Fill the earth with your songs of gratitude.

Charles Spurgeon

Charity never humiliated him who profited from it, nor ever bound him by the chains of gratitude, since it was not to him but to God that the gift was made.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.

Eckhart Tolle

If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got through with it.

Lyndon B. Johnson

We learned about gratitude and humility – that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean… and we were taught to value everyone’s contribution and treat everyone with respect.

Michelle Obama

Our love, our gratitude, our admiration for our men and women in uniform, our veterans and their families – all of that is bigger than any one party or any one election.

Michelle Obama

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

William Arthur Ward

I was a chemistry major, but I’m always winding up as a teacher in English departments, so I’ve brought scientific thinking to literature. There’s been very little gratitude for this.

Kurt Vonnegut

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.

Albert Schweitzer

There are minds so impatient of inferiority that their gratitude is a species of revenge, and they return benefits, not because recompense is a pleasure, but because obligation is a pain.

Samuel Johnson

I hope that tomorrow we can all, wherever we are, join in expressing our grief at Diana’s loss, and gratitude for her all-too-short life. It is a chance to show to the whole world the British nation united in grief and respect.

Queen Elizabeth II

For whatever trauma came with service in tough circumstances, we should take what we learned – take our post-traumatic growth – and, like past generations coming home, bring our sharpened strengths to bear, bring our attitude of gratitude to bear.

Jim Mattis

I feel more and more, every day of my life, how much my dear mamma has done for my establishment. I was the youngest of all her daughters, and she has treated me as if I were the eldest, so that my whole soul is filled with the most tender gratitude.

Marie Antoinette

It is always easier to requite an injury than a service: gratitude is a burden, but revenge is found to pay.

Tacitus

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

Melody Beattie

There is only one thing that can form a bond between men, and that is gratitude… we cannot give someone else greater power over us than we have ourselves.

Montesquieu

Never lose the childlike wonder. Show gratitude… Don’t complain; just work harder… Never give up.

Randy Pausch.

I acknowledge my feeling and gratitude for life by praising the world and whoever made all these things

Mary Oliver

Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one.

Baltasar Gracian

Everything we do should be a result of our gratitude for what God has done for us.

Lauryn Hill

The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.

Jeff Miller

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

The Revlon Run/Walk effort to focus on women’s cancer has my wholehearted support and gratitude.

Dwayne Johnson

I think people are understanding that I’m immensely proud of my father. If people talk to me about him, I’ll certainly respond. And there’s a certain generation that still talks about him right off. And I take that with gratefulness and with gratitude.

Justin Trudeau

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.

Henry Van Dyke

No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.

Alfred North Whitehead

Some people have a knack of putting upon you gifts of no real value, to engage you to substantial gratitude. We thank them for nothing.

Charles Lamb

Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.

Doris Day

I seriously feel like the best days are ahead, and I like the idea of getting to do everything I did before but with more knowledge, experience, and street smarts. There’s a certain love, appreciation, and gratitude that you have at 40 that you don’t have when you’re younger, and it makes every accomplishment feel so much better.

Jennifer Lopez

One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay ‘in kind’ somewhere else in life.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Today we bury his remains in the earth as a seed of immortality. Our hearts are full of sadness, yet at the same time of joyful hope and profound gratitude.

Pope Benedict XVI

The Lord compensates the faithful for every loss. That which is taken away from those who love the Lord will be added unto them in his own way. While it may not come at the time we desire, the faithful will know that every tear today will eventually be returned a hundredfold with tears of rejoicing and gratitude.

Joseph B. Wirthlin

Gratitude is a mark of a noble soul and a refined character. We like to be around those who are grateful.

Joseph B. Wirthlin

Sometimes we should express our gratitude for the small and simple things like the scent of the rain, the taste of your favorite food, or the sound of a loved one’s voice.

Joseph B. Wirthlin

A smart manager will establish a culture of gratitude. Expand the appreciative attitude to suppliers, vendors, delivery people, and of course, customers.

Harvey Mackay

The baby boomers owe a big debt of gratitude to the parents and grandparents – who we haven’t given enough credit to anyway – for giving us another generation.

Steven Spielberg

What is Gratitude?

Thanksgiving, thankfulness or gratitude is a sense of appreciation felt by the person to whom these gifts have been given and/or similar positive reactions expressed by the Latin word ‘pleasing, grateful, thank you.’

Historically, thankfulness has been a priority of many world religions. Ancient , medieval and modern philosopher were also involved in the subject and continue to include contemporary philosophers.

The systematic gratitude research only began in 2000, perhaps because the conventional focus of psychology was more on the understanding of anxiety than on the understanding of positive emotions.

The psychological study of gratitude included understanding the short-term experience of the emotion of gratitude, differences in how often the person feels gratitude and the relationship between these two aspects, and also the therapeutic benefits of gratitude.