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Gratitude is all around us. We can find a reason to be grateful in all mundane things, all circumstances, and all people. We can even find gratitude in challenges, even if it is not always immediate. 

There are so many beautiful quotes on gratitude and we want to share our list of best gratitude quotes with you. We have compiled our top gratitude quotes for every category including gratitude quotes for families and kids and gratitude quotes for relationships. Quotes are important because they can make something more compelling and more powerful. We hold quotes near to our hearts, share them with loved ones, and recite or memorize them. They can be used as tools to draw emotion out of a situation, as well as generate new ideas and thoughts. They serve as inspiration and can also be effective in motivating us. Like a quote, a symbol can be a powerful source of inspiration, which is why we include a symbol for gratefulness in all of our jewelry.

Today, we are sharing our biggest and best list of gratitude quote with you. We are sharing gratitude quotes for kids, quotes for families, quotes for teachers, and so much more. We have broken the gratitude quotes up into the following categories:


  • “It’s not so much what we have in this life that matters. It’s what we do with what we have.” - Mr Rogers
  • “When you think things are bad, when you feel sour and blue, when you start to get mad… you should do what I do! Just tell yourself, Duckie, you're really quite lucky! Some people are much more… oh, ever so much more… oh, muchly much-much more unlucky than you!” - Dr. Seuss
  • “If I said thank you to my parents from the bottom of my heart, I’d be lying; when it comes to expressing this kind of gratitude, my heart is bottomless.” - Anonymous 
  • "“It’s not until you lose everything that you truly appreciate everything” - Beauty and the Beast
  • “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
  • “If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” W. Clement Stone
  • “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love." -  Lao Tzu
  • “Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” - Dr Seuss 
  • “Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” - A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
  • “Whatever you are, be a good one.” - Abraham Lincoln
  • ““Thank you, mother and father, for the unending support, boundless love, and angelic grace with which you have raised me. Not only have you gifted me with these things, but taught me how to pay them forward. Thank you for showing me that I can change the world.” - Anonymous
  • “The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.” - Walt Disney 
  • “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
  • “When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” - Willie Nelson
  • "Focusing on one thing that you are grateful for increases the energy of gratitude and rises the joy inside yourself" - Oprah Winfrey
  • “Nothing worthwhile is gained without sacrifice.” - Martin Luther King Jr
  • “Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present” - CS Lewis

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  • “Be grateful for the joy of life. Be glad for the privilege of work. Be thankful for the opportunity to give and serve. Good work is the great character-builder, the sweetener of life, the maker of destiny. Let the spirit of your work be right, and whether your task be great or small you will then have the satisfaction of knowing it is worthwhile.” - Grenville Kleiser
  • “I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.” - Jonas Salk
  • “Take time out every day to be thankful for the people in our lives that drive us toward the path of success and for those that have helped us get to where we are today. Have an attitude of gratitude." - Unknown 
  • “Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill
  • “Getting money is not all a man's business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.” - Samuel Johnson
  • "Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude." - Ralph Marston
  • “To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own.” - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • “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
  • “Every job is a self-portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence.” - Unknown 
  • “The greatest gift anyone can give another person: believing in them.” Paraphrased from a quote by Jim Valvano
  • “One problem with gratitude is that it competes with the sense of pride, self-reliance and accomplishment we have. We want to think what we have is the result of our efforts rather than the gifts, good turns and opportunities provided us by others.” - Michael Josephson
  • “The only way to stop the blaming-complaining cycle is to start being truly positive. No matter how bad your day is, always find something to be grateful for everyday. And expect only the best from people.” - Kevin J. Donaldson
  • “Take time daily to reflect on how much you have. It may not be all that you want but remember someone somewhere is dreaming to have what you have.” - Germany Kent
  • “Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." - Martin Luther King Jr.
  • “Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.” – John Wooden
  • “Be grateful that you don’t have everything you want. That means you still have an opportunity to be happier tomorrow than you are today.” Unknown
  • “At home, be grateful. At work, be appreciative. Gratitude is a gift we give ourselves. Appreciation is a gift we give to others.”  - Michael Josephson
  • “Apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for.” - Napoleon Hill

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  • “We must take care of our families wherever we find them.” - Elizabeth Gilbert
  • “Family is the most important thing in the world.” - Princess Diana
  • “Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” - Michael J. Fox
  • “Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home.” - Anthony Liccione
  • “The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.” -  George Santayana
  • "Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life." - Lisa Weed
  • "The family is the first essential cell of human society." - Pope John XXIII 
  • “What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” - Mother Teresa
  • “Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.” - Brad Henry
  • “Family isn’t defined only by last names or by blood; it’s defined by commitment and by love.” - Dave Willis
  • “A man should never neglect his family for business.” - Walt Disney
  • “Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.” - Earl Nightingale


  • “Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.” –  Fred Rogers
  • “I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.” - Alexander the Great
  • “Not all superheroes wear capes, some have teaching degrees.” – Unknown
  • “Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.” - Bob Talbert
  • “It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.”–Unknown
  • “If you can read this, thank a teacher.” – American proverb
  • “Teachers believe they have a gift for giving; it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to create a work of art or a market or a building.” - A. Bartlett Giamatti
  • “A good teacher is like a candle — it consumes itself to light the way for others.” - Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
  • “The influence of teachers extends beyond the classroom, well into the future.” - F. Sionil Jose
  • “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” - Henry Adams
  • “If you have to put someone on a pedestal, put teachers. They are society’s heroes.” - Guy Kawasaki
  • “I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession.” - John Wooden
  • “The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you.” - Dan Rather
  • “Let us ensure our educators know how much we value their service in the classroom, how much we appreciate all they do for our students and families, and how thankful we are for their contributions to our national progress.” - Barack Obama
  • “Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.” - Japanese Proverb
  • “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein
  • “I touch the future. I teach.” – Christa Mcauliffe
  • “A truly amazing teacher is hard to find, difficult to part with, and impossible to forget.” - Unknown
  • “Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.” - Joyce Meyer
  • “Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.” - Bob Talbert
  • “Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.” – Solomon Ortiz
  • “Your heart is slightly bigger than the average human heart, but that’s because you’re a teacher.”- Aaron Bacall
  • “Teachers are our greatest public servants; they spend their lives educating our young people and shaping our nation for tomorrow." - Solomon Ortiz
  • “A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils.” - Ever Garrison

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  • “When I count my blessings, I count you twice.” - Unknown
  • “You could’ve had anyone in the world, but you chose me. Thank you.” - Anthony T. Hincks
  • “Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them.” - Anna Taylor
  • “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” - Marcel Proust
  • “Connecting with those you know you love, like and appreciate you restore the spirit and give you the energy to keep moving forward in this life.” - Deborah Day
  • “We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” - John F. Kennedy
  • “Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.” - Randy Rausch

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  • “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
  • “Silent gratitude isn’t very much use to anyone.” - Gertrude Stein
  • “Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” - Voltaire
  • “The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.” - Charles Schwab
  • “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
  • “Show me a man who is smiling from ear-to-ear and living a beautiful life, and I’ll show you a man who is grateful for what he has and utterly in love with his wife.” - Fawn Weaver
  • “Gratitude is one of the most medicinal emotions we can feel. It elevates our moods and fills us with joy.” - Sara Avant Stover
  • “Develop an attitude of gratitude. Say ‘thank you’ to everyone you meet for everything they do for you.” - Brian Tracy


  • “If you want to start something, do not wait for next week. Why not start on a Thursday, or even on Saturday? Do not let the ‘too late’ catch you.” - Anonymous
  • “It’s thankful Thursday! So count your blessings — you will lose count of your problems.” - Anonymous
  • “By Thursday morning, we’d gotten over the worst of it.” - William Scranton
  • ”Happy Thursday.  A brand new day. A clean slate.  The possibilities are endless.” - Anonymous 
  • “Start your Thursday with an attitude of optimism. It’s going to be a good day!” - Kate Summers
  • “Happy Thursday! Life at work and at home is so much happier when you speak and act with kindness. Share a smile and make it a great day!” - Tracey Edmonds
  • “Some people call it Thursday; I like to call it Friday eve!” - Anonymous 
  • ” It’s Thursday, think positive and positive things will start happening.” - Anonymous 
  • “How many things in your life do you do without realizing that they are a waste of time? Use Thursday to take the time to eliminate time wasters.” -  Byron Pulsifer
  • “Thursday is end day in weekend. Today you are so tired, will think about how your week was, and how will go on Thursday. With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself, or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything.” - Wayne Dyer
  • “It’s Thursday. I’m breathing. I’m alive and I’m blessed. God is good.” – Anonymous 
  • “If 40 is the new 30, and 50 is the new 40, why can’t Thursday be the new Friday?” -  Anonymous 
  • “And whether it is Thursday, or the day is stormy, With thunder and rain, or the birds attack each other, We have rolled into another dream.” - John Ashbery
  • “Thankful it’s Thursday, Life is nothing without gratitude.” - Anonymous 
  • Happy Thursday! Greet your problems and decisions with peace and calm. Use your inner wisdom to evaluate and make smart decisions for yourself! - Anonymous 
  • “The day is what you make it! So why not make this Thursday great one?” - Anonymous 
  • “Start your Thursday with an attitude of optimism. It’s going to be a good day!” - Anonymous 
  • “You can quit anything on a Thursday.” - Bob Goff
  • “Thursday also means a new beginning. Forget about the past and have a fresh start.” - Anonymous
  • “And whether it is Thursday, or the day is stormy, With thunder and rain, or the birds attack each other, We have rolled into another dream.” - John Ashbery


  • “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” – Denis Waitley
  • “Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” - Zig Ziglar
  • “Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” - Henri Frederic Amiel
  • “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
  • “Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.” - Doris Day
  • “Appreciation can make a day—even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” - Margaret Cousins
  • “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” – Maya Angelou
  • “Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.” - Robert Louis Stevenson
  • “If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.” - Gerald Good
  • “Don't let the sun go down without saying thank you to someone, and without admitting to yourself that absolutely no one gets this far alone.” - Stephen King
  • “It’s not happiness that brings us gratitude. It’s gratitude that brings us happiness.” - Anonymous
  • “An attitude of gratitude brings great things.” - Yogi Bhajan
  • “It is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” - Deitrich Bonheiffer
  • “Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” - Aesop
  • “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” - Cicero
  • “The secret to wealth is gratitude. It’s not just what we achieve or accomplish. It’s what we appreciate.” – Tony Robbins
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Gratitude isn’t just a feeling, it’s an action. Expressing gratitude by writing in a journal, taking a photo, or shooting a video creates a lasting impression that can bring more gratitude into the world.” - Janice Kaplan

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We have so much to be grateful for and love to cherish powerful gratitude quotes as a reminder for this beautiful truth. Quotes are wonderful to memorize and keep close to your heart so that you can find inspiration through the wise words of others in your gratitude practice. 

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