50 Gratitude Quotes To Increase Your Happiness

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Expressing gratitude isn’t easy if you aren’t used to it. So many of us are so focused on what is happening in the chaos of our daily lives, that we often forget to take time to be mindful and appreciate the good things we have going on in our lives.

I know I used to be one of those people. Stuck in survival mode, I was so focused on what was going wrong in my life, that I forgot to be happy about what was going right.

Luckily there are several quotes about gratitude that inspire me to be more grateful.

In this post I am going to share 50 of my favorite gratitude quotes.

What is gratitude?

According to Harvard Medical School, gratitude comes from the Latin word gratia which means graciousness or gratefulness. Gratitude means being thankful for what you have and acknowledging the good in your life.

Gratitude quotes about being mindful

1) “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” – Marcus Aurelius

2) “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

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

4) “Reflect upon your present moment of blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some.” – Charles Dickens

5) “The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

6) “It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up”. – Eckhart Tolle

7) “Gratitude helps you see what is there, instead of what isn’t.” – unknown

8) “A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles.” – unknown

9) “Gratitude will shift you to a much higher frequency, and you will attract much better things.” – Rhonda Byrne

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

Gratitude quotes from celebrities

1) “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

2) “If everything were perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow.” – Beyonce

3) “When you see something beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.” – John Lennon

4) “When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” – Willie Nelson

5) “Life is precious, and when you’ve lost a lot of people, you realize each day is a gift.” – Meryl Streep

6) “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

7) “We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” – John F. Kennedy

8) “Reflect upon your present moment of blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some.” – Charles Dickens

9) “We learned about gratitude and humility – that so many people had a hand in our success.”  – Michelle Obama

10) “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey

Gratitude quote from Oprah. The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is to celebrate"

Inspirational gratitude quotes

1) “The best way to show my gratitude is to accept everything, even my problems, with joy.” – Mother Teresa

2) “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” – Alphonse Karr

3) “Remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” – Epicurus

4) “If we never experience the chill of a dark winter, it is very unlikely that we will ever cherish the warmth of a bright summer’s day.” – Anthon St. Maarten

5) “The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.” – unknown

6) “Gratitude is one of the sweet shortcuts to finding peace of mind and happiness inside.” – Barry Neil Kaufman

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

8) “Some people are happy that they have lost one instead of both legs, whereas some are unhappy because they have each lost a toenail.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

9) “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

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

Beautiful gratitude quotes

1) “The most powerful weapon against your daily battles is finding the courage to be grateful anyway.” – Unknown

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

3) “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

4) “Gratitude paints little smiley faces on everything it touches.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

5) “Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.” – Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

6) “How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye hard.” – Winnie The Pooh

7) “Trade your expectation for appreciation and the world changes instantly.” – Tony Robbins

8) If tragedy never entered our lives, we wouldn’t appreciate the magic.” – Nikki Rowe

9) “The more grateful your heart, the more beauty you see.” – unknown

10) “Losses are easier to point out and count than blessings. Blessings outnumber your losses for they are truly immeasurable.” – Suzy Kassem

Profound gratitude quotes

1) “My socks may not match, but my feet are always warm.” – Maureen Mccullough

2) “What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.” – Brene Brown

3) “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

4) “I was complaining that I had no shoes till I met a man who had no feet.” – Confucius

5) “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

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

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

8) “When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.” – Buddha 

9) “A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue but the parent of all other virtues.” – Cicero

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

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