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THE BEST Gratitude Quotes for 2024

Gratitude Quotes to Unlock Your Blessings will inspire you to recognize the bounties surrounding us.  The right quote can change our perspective on our world and help us weather the bumpy spots on the road in life’s journey.

Quotes inspire us to live better lives from the wisdom of others. If you’re looking for more inspirational quotes, 21 Kindness Quotes to Inspire a Better World and 31 Hygge Quotes to Change Your Life will both help you find the perfect quote.

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Gratitude. We could all make a conscious effort to include more of it in our daily lives.

I know I’m guilty of not being grateful for all the blessings that I encounter. It’s time to change that.

Most of us will focus on the problems and little rubs we encounter. What would happen to us if we consciously decide to remember that we’re also showered with favor, just begging to be recognized?

I put together the best gratitude quotes to help you change your focus and recognize all the gifts in your life.  

Whether you’re looking for gratitude quotes from the Bible, gratitude short quotes, funny gratitude quotes, or just World Gratitude Day quotes, you will improve your daily life by looking at the positive side of life.

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The Best Gratitude Quotes

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Here are the Gratitude Quotes to Unlock Your Blessings

Short Gratitude Quotes - Quote "Today I am grateful for..."
Short Gratitude Quotes

Gratitude Short Quotes

  1. “When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” ~ Willie Nelson
  2. “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” ~ Robert Brault
  3. “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” ~ William Arthur Ward
  4. “The only people with whom you should try and get even are those who helped you.” ~ John E. Southard
  5. “Exercise is about being grateful for the body you have and sustaining the life you have.” ~ Nicole Ari Parker
  6. “This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.” ~ Maya Angelou
  7. “The struggle ends when gratitude begins.” ~ Neale Donald Walsch
  8. “Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.” ~ Lionel Hampton
  9. “My first thought in the morning, is thank you for another day.” ~ Karon Waddell
  10. “Gratitude is not in the words but in the heart which expresses it.” ~ Luffina Lourduraj
  11. “Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” ~ Karl Barth
  12. “Be thankful for what you have. Appreciate the small and simple things.” ~ Kyle Carpenter
  13. “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” ~ Cynthia Ozick
  14. “The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.” ~ Thornton Wilder
  15. “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” ~ Alphonse Karr
Thoughts on Gratitude - "I am Grateful" Quote
Thoughts on Gratitude – “I am Grateful.”

Thoughts on Gratitude

  1. “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  2. “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
  3. “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
  4. “A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love and well-being.” ~ James E. Faust
  5. “Most of us never stop to consider our blessings; rather, we spend the day only thinking about our problems. But since you have to be alive to have problems, be grateful for the opportunity to have them.” ~ Bernie Siegel
  6. “Whatever we are waiting for – peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance – it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.” ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach
  7. “If you truly get in touch with a piece of carrot, you can get in touch with the soil, the rain, the sunshine. You get in touch with Mother Earth and eating it in such a way, you feel in touch with true life, your roots, and that is meditation. If you chew every morsel of our food in that way we become grateful and when you are grateful, you are happy.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
  8. “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
  9. “It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things you lack.” ~ Germany Kent
  10. “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
  11. “There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy. In each life there comes at least one moment, which, if recognized and seized, transforms course of that life forever.” ~ Ralph Blum
  12. “A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayers, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being.” ~ James E. Faust
Mindfulness Gratitude Quotes - Man Overlooking Mountain View
Mindfulness Gratitude Quotes

Mindfulness Gratitude Quotes

  1. “I believe that if you don’t derive a deep sense of purpose from what you do, if you don’t come radiantly alive several times a day, if you don’t feel deeply grateful at the tremendous good fortune that has been bestowed on you, then you are wasting your life. And life is too short to be wasted.” ~ Srikumar Rao
  2. “Gratitude also opens your eyes to the limitless potential of the universe, while dissatisfaction closes your eyes to it.” ~ Stephen Richards
  3. “I truly believe we can either see the connections, celebrate them, and express gratitude for our blessings, or we can see life as a string of coincidences that have no meaning or connection. For me, I’m going to believe in miracles, celebrate life, rejoice in the views of eternity, and hope my choices will create a positive ripple effect in the lives of others. This is my choice.” ~ Mike Ericksen
  4. “With an undefended heart, we can fall in love with life over and over every day. We can become children of wonder, grateful to be walking on earth, grateful to belong to each other and to all creation. We can find our true refuge in every moment, in ever breath.” ~ Tara Brach
  5. “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
  6. “When you go deeply into the present, gratitude arises spontaneously, even if it’s just gratitude for breathing, gratitude for the aliveness that you feel in your body. Gratitude is there when you acknowledge the aliveness of the present moment.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
  7. “I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.” ~ Brené Brown
  8. “Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more?” ~ Roy T. Bennett
  9. “When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.” ~ Kristin Armstrong
  10. “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” ~ G.K. Chesterton
  11. “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” ~ Melody Beattie
  12. “Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” ~ Maya Angelou
  13. “Gratitude is the ability to experience life as a gift. It liberates us from the prison of self-preoccupation.” ~ John Ortberg
Quotes on Gratitude for Others - Handing Flowers to Another
Thankful Quotes

Quotes on Gratitude for Others

  1. “If you have someone in your life that you are grateful for – someone to whom you want to write another heartfelt, slanted, misspelled thank you note – do it. Tell them they made you feel loved and supported. That they made you feel like you belonged somewhere and that you were not a freak. Tell them all of that. Tell them today.” ~ Lisa Jakub
  2. “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
  3. “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
  4. “Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” ~ Voltaire
  5. “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ~ Marcel Proust
Quotes to Express Gratitude to God - Praying Hands to God
Quotes to Express Gratitude to God – Praying Hands to God

Quotes to Express Gratitude to God

  1. “A single grateful thought raised to heaven is the most perfect prayer.” ~ Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
  2. “Gratitude is our most direct line to God and the angels. The more we seek gratitude, the more reason the angels will give us for gratitude and joy to exist in our lives.” ~ Terry Lynn Taylor
  3. “Without strong affection, and humanity of heart, and gratitude to that Being whose code is mercy, and whose great attribute is benevolence to all things that breathe, true happiness can never be attained.” ~ Charles Dickens
  4. “God gave you a gift of 84,000 seconds today. Have you used one of them to say thank you?” ~ William Arthur Ward
  5. “The thankful heart and a praying mind are the revealer of the secrets of beauty.” ~ Toba Beta
  6. “Thank God for the gift of life.” ~ Lailah Gifty

We have reached the end of 21 Gratitude Quotes to Unlock Your Blessings. I hope you enjoyed them.  

Let me know in the comments below what your favorite gratitude quotes are and how it motivates you.

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Saturday 5th of November 2022

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Monday 28th of December 2020

I stumbled across your blog while searching for gratitude quotes. I love every single one of them. It resonates with how i feel. I have difficulties in zeroing on how i feel. This is spot on. Thank you!!


Tuesday 29th of December 2020

I'm so glad you liked the quotes. I hope you joined the Cozy Living Group on Facebook. You will love it! Kelly


Tuesday 17th of October 2017

20) “This a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.” – Maya Angelou

I was just telling a friend about how ungrateful people are and how they never express gratitude for being awakened to see a new day which i believe we should all be grateful for! Complaining solves nothing yet I see it in people who have everything one could want in life! I’ve added this quote to my list of notes that I read daily ! So glad I saw this to start my new day, Thank you!


Tuesday 17th of October 2017

Hello Maria! Thank you so much for commenting. Yes, Maya Angelou has the best quotes. I'm glad you've added it to your list. Kelly

Vijay kapoor

Friday 18th of August 2017

Quote no 9 by Sara Bernie stands out cause we never stop searching for for happiness in our day to day life on earth . Kelly thanks for such a wonderful blog Vijay kapoor


Friday 18th of August 2017

Thank you Vijay for writing. I agree, it's hard to receive happiness. I loved writing this post - there needs to be more gratitude in the world and less anger. Kelly


Thursday 17th of August 2017

Great post...every quote is an eye opener. Thank you!!


Thursday 17th of August 2017 made my night. Thank you so much for writing. I really appreciate it! Kelly

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