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Famous Quotes about Gratitude

    Famous Quotes About Gratitude

    With how hard life is sometimes, it can be difficult for us to feel grateful about anything. But sometimes, it helps to remember that even great people throughout history have faced similar conundrums. The words of history’s major players have often inspired others to greatness, so here are some famous quotes about gratitude you may need to hear.

    • “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
      Marcel Proust
    • “In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.”
      Elizabeth Gilbert
    • “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”
      Marcus Tullius Cicero
    • “Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”
      Voltaire
    • “Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.”
      C.S. Lewis
    • “In normal life we hardly realize how much more we receive than we give, and life cannot be rich without such gratitude. It is so easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements compared with what we owe to the help of others.”
      Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    • “The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.”
      Henry Ward Beecher
    • “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.”
      W.T. Purkiser
    • Gratitude bestows reverence…..changing forever how we experience life and the world.”
      John Milton
    • “When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.”
      G.K. Chesterton

    Famous Quotes About Gratitude for the Things we Have in Life

    It always pays to remember that, while you may not have everything that you want, you do have things of value right now. Being grateful for what you have is one of the most important steps to happiness. Here are some famous quotes about gratitude regarding gratefulness for the things you already have in life.

    • “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”
      Eckhart Tolle
    • “I may not be where I want to be but I’m thankful for not being where I used to be.”
      Habeeb Akande
    • “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
    • “True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.”
      Seneca
    • “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”
      Epicurus
    • “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
    • “The most beautiful moments in life are moments when you are expressing your joy, not when you are seeking it.”
      Jaggi Vasudev
    • “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.”
      Alphonse Karr
    • “Ungrateful people forget what they are not grateful for.”
      Ana Monnar

    Famous Quotes About Gratitude for When Life is Hard

    Life is full of hardships. But even though bad things are difficult to see in a positive light, one should always remember that the hardships in life help make you who you are, and that’s something to be grateful for as well. Moreover, cliché though it may sound, it’s often true that it could be much worse!

    • “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
    • “Be thankful for your allotment in an imperfect world.  Though better circumstances can be imagined, far worse are nearer misses than you probably care to realize.”
      Richelle E. Goodrich
    • “This world is not a wonderful place where unfortunately many evil things happen; but this world is a terrible place where fortunately many miracles and other wonderful things happen.”
      C. JoyBell C.
    • “The soul that gives thanks can find comfort in everything; the soul that complains can find comfort in nothing.”― Hannah Whitall Smith

    References

    Gratitude Quotes (2204 quotes) (goodreads.com)

    58 Gratitude Quotes – Best Short and Famous Quotes About Gratitude (countryliving.com)

    Famous Quotes About Gratitude (practical-personal-development-advice.com)

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