127 Powerful thankful quotes to inspire you

The best Thankful quotes

Reading gratitude or thankful quotes regularly can energize you and prompt you into leading a life of gratitude.

There are many profound and life-changing benefits to being grateful—here are 124 of the best-known thankful quotes to inspire you.

127 Beautiful thankful quotes

  1. Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life. – Rumi

  2. If you fail to carry around with you a heart of gratitude for the love you’ve been so freely given, it is easy for you not to love others as you should. – Paul David Tripp

  3. If you count all your assets, you always show a profit. – Robert Quillen

  4. Thank you for life, and all the little ups and downs that make it worth living. – Travis Barker

  5. The soul that gives thanks can find comfort in everything; the soul that complains can find comfort in nothing. – Hannah Whitall Smith

  6. Things must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller

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

  8. Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude. – Albert Schweitzer

  9. Entitlement is such a cancer, because it is void of gratitude. – Adam Smith

  10. The heart that gives thanks is a happy one, for we cannot feel thankful and unhappy at the same time. – Douglas Wood

  11. Gratitude opens our eyes to miracles that surround us. Life’s a miracle and a gift. Take every breath in gratitude. — D. Denise Dianaty

  12. We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses. — Alphonse Karr

  13. When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around. – Willie Nelson

  14. He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. – Epictetus

  15. 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

  16. I do believe that God blessed me in life with a wonderful family, a successful career, and a loving marriage, and remain thankful for that blessing. – Bonnie Tyler

  17. Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead. – C.S. Lewis

  18. Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them. – Marcus Aurelius

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

  20. The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings. – Henry Ward Beecher

  21. If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough. – Meister Eckhart

  22. O Lord that lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness. – William Shakespeare

  23. The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude. – Thornton Wilder

  24. Rest and be thankful. – William Wordsworth

  25. ‘Enough’ is a feast. – Buddhist Proverb

  26. The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. – Dalai Lama

The best Thankful quotes
  1. No one is as capable of gratitude as one who has emerged from the kingdom of night. – Elie Wiesel

  2. Many times, the decisions we make affect and hurt your closest friends and family the most. I have a lot of regrets in that regard. But God has forgiven me, which I am very thankful for. It has enabled me to forgive myself and move forward one day at a time. – Lex Luger

  3. If you want to find happiness, find gratitude. – Steve Maraboli

  4. 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

  5. Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices. – Robert Braathe

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

  7. It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful. — Brother David Steindl-Rast

  8. Find the good and praise it. – Alex Haley

  9. No blessing lasts forever. – Plautus

  10. I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. – G.K. Chesterton

  11. The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest. – William Blake

  12. When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude. – G.K. Chesterton

  13. It’s not possible to experience constant euphoria, but if you’re grateful, you can find happiness in everything. — Pharrell Williams

  14. I lie in bed at night, after ending my prayers with the words ‘Ich danke dir für all das Gute und Liebe und Schöne.’ (Thank you, God, for all that is good and dear and beautiful.) – Anne Frank

  15. To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven. – Johannes A. Gaertner

  16. The smallest act of kindness is worth than the grandest intention. – Oscar Wilde

  17. You don’t get blessed, and feel blessed. You have to first feel blessed, then the blessings come to you. – Roman Price

  18. Three meals plus bedtime make four sure blessings a day. – Mason Cooley

  19. An attitude of gratitude brings great things. – Yogi Bhajan

  20. When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others. – Dalai Lama

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

  22. We have to fill our hearts with gratitude. Gratitude makes everything that we have more than enough. — Susan L. Taylor

  23. Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day. – John Wooden

  24. I am even thankful for the negative things that have made me a stronger and better person. – Joanna Krupa

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

  26. Live a life full of humility, gratitude, intellectual curiosity, and never stop learning. – GZA

  27. Every blessing ignored becomes a curse. – Paulo Coelho

  28. Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others. – Marcus Tellius Cicero

  29. Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary. – Margaret Cousins

  30. True forgiveness is when you can say, ‘Thank you for the experience.’ – Oprah

  31. 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

  32. 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

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

  34. I’m still thanking all the stars, one by one. – Marissa Meyer

  35. May the gratitude in my heart kiss all the universe. – Hafiz

  36. I am thankful the most important key in history was invented. It’s not the key to your house, your car, your boat, your safety deposit box, your bike lock or your private community. It’s the key to order, sanity, and peace of mind. The key is ‘Delete.’ – Elayne Boosler

  37. Thank you – is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, and understanding. – Alice Walker

  38. Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart. – Zig Ziglar

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

  40. Joy is a heart full and a mind purified by gratitude. – Marietta McCarty

  41. 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

  42. Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude. – A.A. Milne

  43. You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink. – G. K. Chesterton

  44. 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

  45. Whatever you appreciate and give thanks for will increase in your life. — Sanaya Roman

  46. God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say thank you? — William Arthur Ward

  47. 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

  48. Appreciation is the purest vibration that exists on the planet today. – Abraham Hicks

  49. 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 that you lack. – Germany Kent

  50. My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus. – Stephen Hawking

  51. When eating fruit, remember the one who planted the tree. – Vietnamese Proverb

  52. Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. – Melody Beattie

  53. If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share. – W. Clement Stone

  54. Ingratitude is treason to mankind. – James Thomson

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

  56. I think gratitude is a big thing. It puts you in a place where you’re humble. – Andra Day

  57. 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

  58. Thankfulness is the quickest path to joy. – Jefferson Bethke

  59. 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

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

  61. Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind. — Lionel Hampton

  62. Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  63. 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

  64. Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it. – Ralph Marston

  65. There’s no happier person than a truly thankful, content person. – Joyce Meyer

  66. Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one. – Baltasar Gracian

  67. What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude. – Brené Brown

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

  69. I was complaining that I had no shoes till I met a man who had no feet. — Confucius

  70. Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot. – Hansa Proverb

  71. Be thankful for everything that happens in your life; it’s all an experience. — Roy T. Bennett

  72. I’m thankful for every moment. – Al Green

  73. Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. – Voltaire

  74. There’s no disaster that can’t become a blessing, and no blessing that can’t become a disaster. – Richard Bach

  75. Gratitude is riches. Complain is poverty. – Doris Day

  76. When I pray, I always thank Mother Nature for all the beauty in the world. It’s about having an attitude of gratitude. – Miranda Kerr

  77. Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy. – Jacques Maritain

  78. Gratitude bestows reverence…changing forever how we experience life and the world. – John Milton

  79. Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. – W.T. Purkiser

  80. I am happy because I’m grateful. I choose to be grateful. That gratitude allows me to be happy. – Will Arnett

  81. To say thank you, is in recognition of humanity. — Toni Mont

  82. So much has been given to me; I have no time to ponder over that which has been denied. – Helen Keller

  83. Joy is the simplest form of gratitude. – Karl Barth

  84. This is a wonderful day I have never seen this one before. – Maya Angelou

  85. Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. – Aesop

  86. The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see. — Mary Davis

  87. 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

  88. 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

  89. I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  90. Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. – William Arthur Ward

  91. If you have lived, take thankfully the past. – John Dryden

  92. If you don’t appreciate what you have, you may as well not have it. – Rosalene Glickman

  93. Giving is an expression of gratitude for our blessings. – Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

  94. Gratitude is the ability to experience life as a gift. It liberates us from the prison of self-preoccupation. – John Ortberg

  95. Always have an attitude of gratitude. – Sterling K. Brown

  96. No duty is more urgent than giving thanks. – James Allen

  97. Expressing gratitude is a natural state of being and reminds us that we are all connected. – Valerie Elster

  98. For my part, I am almost contented just now, and very thankful. Gratitude is a divine emotion: it fills the heart, but not to bursting; it warms it, but not to fever. – Charlotte Brontë

  99. Everything we do should be a result of our gratitude for what God has done for us. – Lauryn Hill

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

  101. Gratitude goes beyond the ‘mine’ and ‘thine’ and claims the truth that all of life is a pure gift. – Henri J.M. Nouwen