Thankful Quotes To Live By: K – Z

Marcel Proust quote: Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy. They are the charming gardeners who make our Souls blossom.  - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

The thankful quotes on this page also include words of gratitude and appreciation all from sources and authors surnames beginning with K through to Z. The first page covers: A to J.

On the Thank You Sayings page are words of appreciation, gratitude, and thankfulness from unknown sources.  Or, for a condensed page there are also 100 Gratitude Quotes with the best shorter quotes from all these pages.

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John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy  1917 – 1963
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

Frederick Keonig

Frederick Keonig  1774 – 1833
We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.

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Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr  1983
While it’s nice to appreciate the fashion world.. What makes you happy are real relationships and the moments you share with loved ones.

Harold Kushner  1935
If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the Soul.

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Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama  1935
The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.

Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn’t anyone who doesn’t appreciate kindness and compassion.

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Edith Rutter Leatham 

A Child’s Grace
Thank you for the world so sweet
Thank you for the food we eat
Thank you for the birds that sing
Thank you God for everything
dated 1908

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Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing  1729 – 1781
One single grateful thought raised to heaven is the most perfect prayer.

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Daniel Levin
Feel gratitude for everything. When we see every situation as being perfect, just the way it is, happiness grows and grows.

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Henry Edward Manning  1808 – 1892
Gratitude consists of watchful, minute attention to the particulars of our state, and to the multitudes of God’s gifts, taken one by one. It fills us with a consciousness that God loves and cares for us, even to the least event and smallest need of life. It is a blessed thought that from our childhood God has been laying His fatherly hands upon us, and always in benediction, and that even the strokes of His hands are blessings, and among the chiefest we have ever received.

Steve Maraboli

Steve Maraboli
Appreciate you mom. She is wiser than you think and stronger than you know. Be thankful.

Jacques Maritain  1882 – 1973
Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.

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Ralph Marston
Every day is a day to be thankful. Life’s abundance has no limit, and gratitude is what keeps abundance flowing. In every circumstance there is something for which to be thankful. Even when there seems to be nothing else, there is hope.

Neal A. Maxwell

Neal A. Maxwell  1926 – 2004
Empathy may not be appreciated or reciprocated, but empathy is never wasted.

Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton  1915 – 1968
Our knowledge of God is perfected by gratitude: we are thankful and rejoice in the experience of the truth that He is love.

To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything.

A. A. Milne

A. A. Milne  1882 – 1956
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.

Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.

Robert Muller

Robert Muller  1923 – 2010
Don’t you think God would smile and feel good, if your spouse, your children, your parents, your teachers, your colleagues, your spiritual guides would smile and feel good, if you said to them these simple words: ‘I am happy. Thank you for giving me happiness.’

Dying persons should leave a message to the living and tell them how they could better live. For it is at the moment of losing something that one appreciates its full value.

Encourage your trillions of faithful little cells through joy, happiness and confidence. Thank them, talk to them, sing to them.

Switch on and keep on in yourself the cheerful buttons.. Those marked Joy, Laughter, Happiness, Love, Passion for Life, Gratitude for Life.

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Native American
Looking behind, I am filled with gratitude.
Looking forward, I am filled with vision.
Looking upwards, I am filled with strength.
Looking within, I discover peace.

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Native American – Arapaho
Before eating, always take time to thank the food.

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Native American – Iroquois
We return thanks to our Mother, the Earth, which sustains us. We return thanks to the rivers and streams, which supply us with water. We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases. We return thanks to the moon and stars, which have given us their light when the sun was gone. We return thanks to the sun, that has looked upon the Earth with a beneficent eye. Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit, in whom is embodied all goodness, and who directs all things for the good of her children.

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Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson  1933
When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.

Wilbur D. Nesbit  1871 – 1927
Forever on Thanksgiving Day, the heart will find the pathway home.

Aaron Neville  1941
Every morning I wake up and thank God.

Flower A. Newhouse

Flower A. Newhouse  1909 – 1994
Were you to realize the forms minute and glorious, which invisible play their parts in service around you, there could be no monotony – only a divine rapture of gratitude for such ministry.

Dorothy Nolte

Dorothy Nolte  1924 – 2005

Children learn what they live.
If a child lives with criticism.. He learns to condemn.
If he lives with hostility.. He learns to fight.
If he lives with ridicule.. He learns to be shy.
If he lives with shame.. He learns to be guilty.
If he lives with tolerance.. He learns confidence.
If he lives with praise.. He learns to appreciate.
If he lives with fairness.. He learns about justice.

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Julian of Norwich

Julian of Norwich  1342 – 1416
With prayer goes gratitude.

Henri Nouwen  1932 – 1996
Gratitude goes beyond the ‘mine’ and ‘thine’ and claims the truth that all of life is a pure gift. In the past I always thought of gratitude as a spontaneous response to the awareness of gifts received, but now I realize that gratitude can also be lived as a discipline. 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.

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Barack Obama

Barack Obama  1961
Let’s be grateful for what we have.
Let’s be mindful of those who have less.
Let’s appreciate those who hold a special place in our lives, and make sure they know it.

Sanaya Roman

Orin-Sanaya Roman
Whatever you appreciate and give thanks for will increase in your life.

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Dolly Parton  1946
I thank God for my failures. Maybe not at the time but after some reflection. I never feel like a failure just because something I tried has failed.

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George S. Patton  1885 – 1945
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the man who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.

Norman Vincent Peale

Norman Vincent Peale  1898 – 1993
A basic law: the more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for.

Anna Pereira
It only takes one seed to be the mother to hundreds of flowers. Sow seeds of love, kindness, joy and gratitude for a heart full of blooms that never wither.

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Helen Peters
Teacher appreciation makes the world of education go around.

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Folliott Sandford Pierpoint  1835 – 1917
complete wording on Hymn page

For the beauty of the earth
For the beauty of the skies
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise

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Bob Proctor

Bob Proctor
What do you really want? Sit down and write it out on a piece of paper, write it in the present tense. You might be writing.. I am so happy and grateful now that… and then explain how you want your life to be in every area.

Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust  1871 – 1922
Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our Souls blossom.

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Gratitude is the heart’s memory.

Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.

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Robert Quillen  1887 – 1948
If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.

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Osho Rajneesh

Osho Rajneesh  1931 – 1990
If you love a flower, don’t pick it up because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So, if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.

Sandra Reeves  1960
When it’s raining in your life, and umbrella of appreciation will ease all worry and strife.

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Martin Rinkart

Martin Rinkart  1586 – 1649
complete wording on
Hymn page

Now thank we all our God
With heart and hands and voices
Who wondrous things hath done
In Whom His world rejoices
Who from our mother’s arms
Hath blessed us on our way
With countless gifts of love
And still is ours today

Anthony Robbins

Anthony Robbins  1960
Ultimately, the only way to experience the richness of life is to live in an attitude of gratitude: to appreciate what you have and what you can give. The best way to ensure your happiness is to assist others in experiencing their own.

When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.

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John Roger
Thanksgiving is every day because in this physical body you can spring into eternal paradise.

Jim Rohn

Jim Rohn  1930 – 2009
There is no better opportunity to receive more than to be thankful for what you already have. Thanksgiving opens the windows of opportunity for ideas to flow your way.

Jalal Uddin Rumi

Jalal Uddin Rumi  1207 – 1273
Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.

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Virginia Satir

Virginia Satir  1916 – 1988
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open and rules are flexible – the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.

Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer  1875 – 1965
At times our own light goes out and it is rekindled by a spark from another being. Each of us has cause to think deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.

In everyone’s life, at sometimes, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare  1564 – 1616
O Lord that lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.

Shakira  1977
I thank God that I’m a product of my parents. That they infected me with their intelligence and energy for life, with their thirst for knowledge and their love. I’m grateful that I know where I come from.

John G. Shedd  1850 – 1926
He who thanks but with the lips, thanks but in part,
the full, the true thanksgiving comes from the heart.

Bernie Siegel  1932
Be grateful simply for being alive. When you are grateful for life, pure and simple, your life becomes one you can be grateful for. That may strike you as circular or even backward logic, but your attitude really does have an effect on how things work out. When you can’t change your life any other way, you can still change your attitude. When you do, your life changes. you find more chances to love, and you will be surprised to see how much more love is returned to you.

Hannah Whitall Smith

Hannah Whitall Smith  1832 – 1911
This way of seeing our Father in everything makes life one long thanksgiving and gives a rest of heart, and, more than that, a gayety of spirit, that is unspeakable.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon  1834 – 1892
Before you go out into the world… Wash your face in the clear crystal of praise. Bury each yesterday in the fine linen and spices of thankfulness.

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart  1945
There’s not a day goes by, when I don’t get up and say thank you to somebody.

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Anna Taylor

Anna Taylor
You don’t have a Soul.. You are a Soul.
You don’t need love.. You are love.
You don’t have to search for somewhere to belong.. You belong right here, right now. Wherever you are. And I am grateful for your presence in the world.

John Templeton

John Templeton  1912 – 2008
An attitude of gratitude creates blessings.

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Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau  1817 – 1862
I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.

Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle  1948
Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life, is the foundation for all abundance.

Brian Tracy  1944
Develop an attitude of gratitude. Say thank you to everyone you meet for everything they do for you.

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The year has turned its circle
The seasons come and go
The harvest all is gathered in
And chilly north winds blow

Orchards have shared their treasures
The fields, their yellow grain
So open wide the doorway
Thanksgiving comes again

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Voltaire  1694 – 1778
Appreciation is an excellent thing. It makes what is excellent in others, belong to us as well.

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Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg  1971
The first thing I do when I start my day is, I get down on my hands and knees and give thanks to God.

Denis Waitley

Denis Waitley  1933
Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.

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Denis Waitley

Denis Waitley  1933
Happiness is the experience of living every moment with love, grace and gratitude.

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Alice Walker

Alice Walker  1944
‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses gratitude, humility, understanding.

Neale Donald Walsch

Neale Donald Walsch  1943
You will not have that for which you ask, nor can you have anything you want. This is because your very request is a statement of lack, and your saying you want a thing only works to produce that precise experience – wanting – in your reality. The correct prayer is therefore never a prayer of supplication, but a prayer of gratitude. When you thank God in advance for that which you choose to experience in your reality, you in effect, acknowledge that it is there, in effect. Thankfulness is thus the most powerful statement to God – an affirmation that even before you ask, I have answered. Therefore never supplicate.. Appreciate.

J. Donald Walters

J. Donald Walters  1926 – 2013
There are realities that we all share, regardless of our nationality, language or individual tastes. As we need food, so do we need emotional nourishment… Love, Kindness, Appreciation and support from others.

William Arthur Ward

William Arthur Ward  1921 – 1994
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today…
Have you used one to say ‘Thank You?’

Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.

Wallace D. Wattles

Wallace D. Wattles  1860 – 1911
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.

Charles Wesley  1707 – 1788
Thankful for our every blessing… Let us sing.

Thornton Wilder

Thornton Wilder  1897 – 1975
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.

Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson  1952
Gratitude is an opener of locked-up blessings.

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey  1954
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.

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Joseph B. Wirthlin

Joseph B. Wirthlin  1917 – 2008
I give thanks to my Creator for this wonderful life where each of us has the opportunity to learn lessons we could not fully comprehend by any other means.

Rachel Wolchin

Rachel Wolchin
In life, you’ll meet two kinds of people: the ones who build you up and the ones who tear you down. In the end, you’ll thank them both.

Tiger Woods  1975
The joy I get from winning a major championship doesn’t even compare to the feeling I get when a kid writes a letter saying: ‘Thank you so much. You have changed my life.’

William Wordsworth

Christopher Wordsworth  1807 – 1885

O Lord of Heaven and earth and sea
To Thee all praise and glory be
How shall we show our love to Thee
Who givest all?

The golden sunshine, vernal air
Sweet flowers and fruits Thy love declare
Where harvests ripen, Thou art there
Who givest all

For peaceful homes and healthful days
For all the blessings earth displays
We owe Thee thankfulness and praise
Who givest all

William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth  1770 – 1850
All which we behold is full of blessings.

Lois Wyse

Lois Wyse  1926 – 2007
Letters freeze time for us, eternalising shared experiences so we can go back and draw strength from them. Letters are like deposits in a secret bank that can be withdrawn when they are needed.  And as we look back in love, we appreciate anew the thought and time that was taken to express those feelings.

So, if you have a grandma, thank the Lord above, and give your grandmamma hugs and kisses, for grandmothers are to love.

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Doe Zantamata
Choose to see the world through grateful eyes. It will never look the same way again.

Zig Ziglar

Zig Ziglar  1926 – 2012
Of all the attitudes we can acquire, surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important, and by far the most life changing.

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