99+ Gratitude Quotes To Help You Inner Motivation

Gratitude Quotes

Gratitude means showing appreciation and thankfulness for the kindness, support, or generosity that someone has shown toward you. It is the act of recognizing and acknowledging the positive aspects of your life, the good deeds of others, or the things that bring you joy and contentment.

When you feel grateful, you are expressing a sense of thankfulness and recognizing the value that someone or something adds to your life. Gratitude can be directed towards friends, family, colleagues, strangers, nature, opportunities, or any positive experience that enriches your well-being.

Practicing gratitude has been associated with numerous benefits for mental and emotional well-being. It can help foster positive emotions, reduce stress, improve relationships, enhance empathy, and promote overall happiness. Cultivating a sense of gratitude in your daily life can lead to a more positive and fulfilling outlook on life.

Gratitude Quotes

1. “Develop an attitude of gratitude. Say, thank you to everyone you meet for everything they do for you.”
— Brian Tracy

2. “When gratitude becomes an essential foundation in our lives, miracles start to appear everywhere.”
— Emmanuel Dagher

3. “True forgiveness is when you can say, ‘Thank you for that experience.’”
— Oprah Winfrey

4. “The Universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already are.”
— Rumi

5. “I learned a long time ago, the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side.”
— Maya Angelou

6. “Love yourself a little extra right now. You’re evolving, learning, healing, growing, and discovering yourself all at once. It’s about to get magical for you.”
— Idil Ahmed

7. “When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.”
— Tony Robbins

8. “Living in a state of gratitude is the gateway to grace.”
— Arianna Huffington

9. “The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.”
— Robert Holden

10. “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”
— Maya Angelou

11. “Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.”
— Leroy Satchel Paige

12. “Gratitude opens the door to the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude.”
— Deepak Chopra

13. “What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.”
— Brené Brown

14. “Sometimes we spend so much time and energy thinking about where we want to go that we don’t notice where we happen to be.”
— Dan Gutman

15. “Learn to be thankful for what you already have, while you pursue all that you want. ”
— Jim Rohn

16. “Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.”
— Nicole Reed

17. “If you keep searching for everything beautiful in the world, you will eventually become it.”
— Tyler Kent White

18. “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.”
— Dalai Lama

19. “If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you’ll see obstacles.”
— Wayne Dyer

20. “Don’t let negativity from yesterday dull the sparkle of today. ”
— Doreen Virtue

21. “Instead of thinking ‘I will be happy when,’ try thinking ‘I will be happy now.’”
— Unknown

22. “If you wish to be happy, you can begin by thinking, ‘Everybody has something good in him; there is something that I can learn from every human being.’”
— Dada J. P. Vaswani

23. “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh

24. “Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is.”
— Mandy Hale

25. “Love wholeheartedly, be surprised, give thanks and praise – then you will discover the fullness of your life.”
— David Steindl–Rast

26. “Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.”
— Ernest Hemingway

27. “If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.”
— Harold Kushner

28. “Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.”
— Louis E. Boone

29. “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.”
— C.S. Lewis

30. “Be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins.”
— Jim Stovall

31. “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

32. “Through the eyes of gratitude, everything is a miracle.”
— Mary Davis

33. “I’ve found in my life that the easiest way to increase my joy is to religiously practice gratitude until I’m a gratitude machine!”
— Rhonda Byrne

34. “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”
— Robert Brault

35. “There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.”
— Ralph H. Blum

36. “Have gratitude for the things you’re discarding. By giving gratitude, you’re giving closure to the relationship with that object, and by doing so, it becomes a lot easier to let go.”
— Marie Kondo

37. “Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.”
— Eileen Caddy

38. “When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.”
— Kristin Armstrong

39. “When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.”
— G.K. Chesterton

40. “In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.”
— Dietrich Bonhoeffer

41. “No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.”
— Alfred North Whitehead

42. “Forget yesterday–it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow–you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift–today.”
— Steve Maraboli

43. “Gratitude also opens your eyes to the limitless potential of the universe, while dissatisfaction closes your eyes to it.”
— Stephen Richards

44. “If the only prayer you ever say in your life is ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.”
— Meister Eckhart

45. “When eating fruit, remember the one who planted the tree.”
— Vietnamese Proverb

46. “Gratitude is the ability to experience life as a gift. It liberates us from the prison of self–preoccupation.”
— John Ortberg

47. “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

48. “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

49. “I cried because I had no shoes, then I met a man who had no feet.”
— Mahatma Gandhi

50. “When some things go wrong, take a moment to be thankful for the many things that are going right.”
— Annie Gottlier

51. “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.”
— Buddha

52. “Focus on the good you have, not the lack of it, because whatever gets your attention will increase the energy of gratitude. That’s how joy rises.”
— Unknown

53. “You are not alone. Within You is the infinite creative power and presence, guiding you, loving you, and waiting to give you anything and everything you choose.”
— The Secret

54. “Great things happen to those who don’t stop believing, trying, learning, and being grateful.”
— Roy T. Bennett

55. “Live Simply. Dream big. Be grateful. Give love. Laugh lots.”
— Unknown

56. “It’s not what you say to everyone else that determines your life; it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the greatest power.”
— Unknown

57. “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”
— Carl Bard

58. “To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care.”
— Mandy Hale

59. “People can be so quiet about their pain, that you forget they are hurting. That is why it is so important to always be kind.”
— Unknown

60. “Decide what kind of life you actually want, then say no to everything that isn’t that.”
— Unknown

61. “Every sunset is an opportunity to reset. Every sunrise begins with new eyes.”
— Richie Norton

62. “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; It is something you design for the present.”
— Jim Rohn

63. “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
— Marcel Proust

64. “The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.”
— Mark Twain

65. “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

66. “The soul that gives thanks can find comfort in everything; the soul that complains can find comfort in nothing.”
— Hannah Whitall Smith

67. “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
— Melody Beattie

68. “Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”
— Rumi

69. “Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and the lives of all those around you.”
— Eileen Caddy

70. “Gratitude is the sweetest thing in a seeker’s life – in all human life. If there is gratitude in your heart, then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes.”
— Sri Chinmoy

71. “Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.”
— Bob Kerrey

72. “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

73. “The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard but must be felt with the heart.”
— Helen Keller

74. “The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of every day.”
— Unknown

75. “There is no path to happiness. Happiness is the path.”
— Buddha

76. “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

77. “Gratitude is the appreciation of things that are not deserved, earned, or demanded – those wonderful things that we take for granted.”
— Renée Paule

78. “Gratitude is an antidote to negative emotions, a neutralizer of envy, hostility, worry, and irritation. It is savoring; it is not taking things for granted; it is present-oriented.”
— Sonja Lyubomirsky

79. “Gratitude turns what we have into enough.”
— Anonymous

80. “Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.”
— Amy Collette

81. “It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.”
— David Steindl-Rast

82. “The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see.”
— Mary Davis

83. “Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.”
— Lionel Hampton

84. “Gratitude for the present moment and the fullness of life now is the true prosperity.”
— Eckhart Tolle

85. “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.”
— Oprah Winfrey

86. “The greatest source of happiness is the ability to be grateful at all times.”
— Zig Ziglar

87. “You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

88. “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.”
— Cynthia Ozick

89. “The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.”
— William Blake

90. “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”
— Thornton Wilder

91. “There’s no happier person than a truly thankful, content person.”
— Joyce Meyer

92. “There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.”
— Unknown

93. “Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue.”
— William Bennett

94. “Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.”
— Alphonse Karr

95. “Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.”
— Christiane Northrup

96. “Change your expectation for appreciation and the world changes instantly.”
— Tony Robbins

97. “The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.”
— Charles Schwab

98. “Love those who appreciate you, and appreciate those who love you.”
— Connor Chalfant

99. “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”
— Eckhart Tolle

100. “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.”
— Brene Brown