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.
Thankful Quotes: K
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 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.
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.
Thankful Quotes: L
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.
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
Sophie & Joey (2014)
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing 1729 – 1781
One single grateful thought raised to heaven is the most perfect prayer.
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Feel gratitude for everything. When we see every situation as being perfect, just the way it is, happiness grows and grows.
Thankful Quotes: M
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.
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.
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 1926 – 2004
Empathy may not be appreciated or reciprocated, but empathy is never wasted.
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 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 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.
Thankful Quotes: N
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.
Native American – Arapaho
Before eating, always take time to thank the food.
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 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 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 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.
Lucy & Seth
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.
Thankful Quotes: O
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.
Whatever you appreciate and give thanks for will increase in your life.
Thankful Quotes: P
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.
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 1898 – 1993
A basic law: the more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for.
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.
Teacher appreciation makes the world of education go around.
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
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 1871 – 1922
Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our Souls blossom.
Gratitude is the heart’s memory.
Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.
Thankful Quotes: Q
Robert Quillen 1887 – 1948
If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.
Thankful Quotes: R
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 1586 – 1649
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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 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.
Thanksgiving is every day because in this physical body you can spring into eternal paradise.
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 1207 – 1273
Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.
Thankful Quotes: S
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 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 1564 – 1616
O Lord that lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.
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 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 1945
There’s not a day goes by, when I don’t get up and say thank you to somebody.
Thankful Quotes: T
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 1912 – 2008
An attitude of gratitude creates blessings.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862
I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.
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.
thankful quote – Seth & Lucy
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
Thankful Quotes: V
Voltaire 1694 – 1778
Appreciation is an excellent thing. It makes what is excellent in others, belong to us as well.
Thankful Quotes: W
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 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.
Denis Waitley 1933
Happiness is the experience of living every moment with love, grace and gratitude.
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 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 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 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 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 1897 – 1975
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
Marianne Williamson 1952
Gratitude is an opener of locked-up blessings.
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.
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.
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.’
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 1770 – 1850
All which we behold is full of blessings.
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.
Thankful Quotes: Z
Choose to see the world through grateful eyes. It will never look the same way again.
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.