Feel Happier and Experience Positive Emotions With These 45 Quotes on Gratitude

Gratitude Quotes | HBR Graphic

Expressing Gratitude is the simple act of reminding ourselves that whatever we have is enough for a beautiful life. It is the act of focusing on the positives of our life and learning from the negatives. Gratitude helps us focus on the present, by making peace with the past, for a better vision of the future.

Gratitude helps us develop the attitude of being thankful for the things we have. It paves the way for happiness as we tend to focus on good things rather than worrying about negative things.

Practising gratitude helps reduce stress and improves self-esteem. These 45 quotes will help you feel happier and experience positive emotions. Allow them to motivate you to be grateful for life, love, family, and friends.

“Stop now. Enjoy the moment. It’s now or never.” — Maxime Lagacé

Gratitude Quotes Epicurus | HBR Patel

“The problem that we have with a victim mentality is that we forget to see the blessings of the day. Because of this, our spirit is poisoned instead of nourished.” ― Steve Maraboli

Gratitude Quotes Steve Maraboli | HBR Patel

“Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.” — Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
— Charles Dickens

“Gratitude is like a magnet; the more grateful you are, the more you will receive to be grateful for.” — Iyanla Vanzant

“Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.” — Randy Rausch

Gratitude Quotes Epictetus | HBR Patel

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

“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

Gratitude Quotes Eckhart Tolle | HBR Patel

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

“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

Gratitude Quotes Robert Holden | HBR Patel

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”
— Oprah Winfrey

“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

“When you are grateful — when you can see what you have — you unlock blessings to flow in your life.” — Suze Orman

Gratitude Quotes Richelle E. Goodrich | HBR Patel

“Gratitude doesn’t change the scenery. It merely washes clean the glass you look through so you can clearly see the colors.” — Richelle E. Goodrich

“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, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows, and the more power you have to use it on your behalf. If you do not practice gratefulness, its benefaction will go unnoticed, and your capacity to draw on its gifts will be diminished. To be grateful is to find blessings in everything. This is the most powerful attitude to adopt, for there are blessings in everything.” — Alan Cohen

“Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” — Karl Barth

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” — Voltaire

Gratitude Quotes Seneca | HBR Patel

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

“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“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

“For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Gratitude Quotes Victor Hugo | HBR Patel

“Be grateful in your own hearts. That suffices. Thanksgiving has wings and flies to its right destination.” — Victor Hugo

“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: It must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.” — William Faulkner

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

“When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.” — Tecumseh

“It’s up to us to choose contentment and thankfulness now — and to stop imagining that we have to have everything perfect before we’ll be happy.” — Joanna Gaines

Gratitude Quotes Willie Nelson | HBR Patel

“Got no checkbooks, got no banks, still I’d like to express my thanks. I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night.” — Irving Berlin

“No duty is more urgent than giving thanks.” — James Allen

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

“Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.” — Bob Talbert

“Gratitude and love are always multiplied when you give freely. It is an infinite source of contentment and prosperous energy.” — Jim Fargiano

“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

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

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

“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” — Dalai Lama

Gratitude Quotes Thornton Wilder | HBR Patel

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

“Being thankful is not always experienced as a natural state of existence, we must work at it, akin to a type of strength training for the heart.” — Larissa Gomez

“Take full account of what Excellencies you possess, and in gratitude remember how you would hanker after them if you had them not.” -
Marcus Aurelius

“Gratitude is born in hearts that take time to count up past mercies. they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” — Charles Edward Jefferson

“The best way to show true gratitude for all our blessings is to be genuinely happy.” -Michael Josephson

Gratitude Quotes Henry Ward Beecher | HBR Patel

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.” — Melody Beattie

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

“It’s in keeping with Nature to show our friends affection and to celebrate their advancement as if it were our very own. For if we don’t do this, virtue, which is strengthened only by exercising our perceptions, will no longer endure in us.” — Seneca, Moral Letters, 109.15

“Pass-through this brief patch of time in harmony with nature, and come to your final resting place gracefully, just as a ripened olive might drop, praising the earth that nourished it and grateful to the tree that gave it growth.” — Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 4.48.2

Hope this helps you kickstart your gratitude exercise.

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