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

The thankful quotes on this page also include words of gratitude and appreciation as they all basically have the same meaning. Among the quotes you'll find: reasons to be thankful, why it's important to be grateful,  how appreciation  brings you more things to be thankful for, words aimed at specific people (such as mothers) and, of course, Thanksgiving quotes.

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 both pages.

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A Course In Miracles

A Course In Miracles
Look with peace upon your brothers, and God will come rushing into your heart in gratitude for your gift to Him.

What shares the purpose of the Universe shares the purpose of its Creator. Try then to begin to learn to look on all things with love, appreciation and open-mindness.

What shares the purpose of the Universe shares the purpose of its Creator. Try then to begin to learn to...  A Course In Miracles - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Esther Hicks

Appreciation in advance brings everything you want to you.

Appreciation is the magic formula you’ve been seeking.

Feel appreciation for those who provide examples of Well-Being. How would you know that prosperity was possible if there wasn’t some evidence of prosperity around you? It’s all part of this contrast that helps you to sharpen your desire.

Look for good things about where you are, and in your state of appreciation, you lift all self-imposed limitations - and all limitations are self-imposed - and you free yourself for the receiving of wonderful things.

Mining the moment for something that feels good, something to appreciate, something to savour, something to take in, that’s what your moments are about.

The most important thing that you can teach your children is that Well-Being abounds. And that Well-Being is naturally flowing to them. And that if they will relax and reach for thoughts that feel good, and do their best to appreciate, then they will be less likely to keep the Well-Being away, and more likely to allow it to flow into their experience.

We want you to feel the appreciation of that which you call God, and that which we call All-That-Is, for the expansion of the Universe, that is a result of the Beingness that is you.

We want you to feel the appreciation of that which you call God, and that which we call All-That-Is... Abraham-Hicks - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Esther Hicks

Whatever you’re thinking about is literally like planning a future event. When you’re worrying you are planning. When you are appreciating you are planning. What are you planning?

When your heart is singing, you are allowing Well-Being. When you are appreciating, you are allowing Well-Being.


Aesop  620BC - 564BC
Gratitude is the sign of noble Souls.

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera   1980
So mother, I thank you for all that you’ve done and still do. You got me, I got you. Together we always pull through.

Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom   1958
The secret to happiness…
Be satisfied, and be grateful.

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Eric Allen
Everyone is my teacher. Some I seek. Some I subconsciously attract. Often I learn simply by observing others. Some may be completely unaware that I’m learning from them, yet I bow deeply in gratitude.

Henri Frederic Amiel

Henri Frederic Amiel  1821 - 1881
Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude.
Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness.
Thankfulness may consist merely of words.
Gratitude is shown in acts.

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou 1928 - 2014
Be present in all things and thankful for all things.

Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer.

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William Barclay

William Barclay  1907 - 1978
I thank you for my friends, for those who understand me better than I understand myself. For those who know me at my worst, and still like me. For those who have forgiven me when I had no right to expect to be forgiven. Help me to be as true to my friends as I would wish them to be to me

Darryl Anka

Bashar (Darryl Anka)
Stop paying or buying into the ideas that don’t resonate with the reality you prefer. Stop giving them credence. Appreciate, Appreciate your chosen vibration and allow the vibrations that are not aligned with you to de-preciate.

Stop paying or buying into the ideas that don’t resonate with the reality you prefer. Stop giving them credence. Appreciate... - Bashar (Darryl Anka) - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Albert Frederick Bayly  1901 - 1984

Praise and Thanksgiving
Father, we offer
For all things living
You have made good
Harvest of sown fields
Fruits of the orchard 
Hay from the mown fields
Blossom and wood

Lord, bless the labour
We bring to serve you
That with our neighbour
We may be fed
Sowing or tilling
We would work with you
Harvesting, milling
For daily bread

Father, providing
Food for your children
Your wisdom guiding
Teaches us share
One with another
So that, rejoicing
With us, our brother
May know we care

Then will your blessing
Reach every people
Each one confessing
Your gracious hand
When you are reigning
No one will hunger
Your love sustaining
Fruitful the land

Melody Beattie

Melody Beattie  1948
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.

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.

Henry Ward Beecher

Henry Ward Beecher  1813 - 1887
Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the Soul.

The thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.


Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations. 

Every good and perfect gift, comes from above.

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, His love endures forever.

William Blake

William Blake  1757 - 1827
Gratitude is Heaven itself.

He who kisses the joy as it flies, lives in eternity's sunrise.

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.

Ralph H. Blum

Ralph H. Blum  1932 - 2016
There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.

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J. Allen Boone  1882 - 1965
All life, regardless of its form, classification or reputation, will respond to genuine interest, respect, appreciation, admiration, affection, gentleness, courtesy, good manners.

Robert Brault

Robert Brault
What greater blessing to give thanks for at a family gathering, than the family and the gathering.

Sarah Ban Breathnach

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Every time we remember to say “Thank You’” we experience nothing less than heaven on earth.

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.

You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.

Pam Brown

Pam Brown  1948
If you’ve only one breath left, use it to say thank you.

Thank you for being interested. Doesn’t sound much but it meant just about everything.

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Gertrude T. Buckingham 1880 - ?

O Infinite Father, I’m grateful to Thee
For the moon and the stars and deep rolling sea
For beauties of nature, where e’er they may be…
For the handclasp of friends, so firm and so true
For sunrise and sunset and glistening dew
The fleecy white clouds and the heavens, so blue
For these wonderful gifts, dear Lord, I thank you!

Rhonda Byrne

Rhonda Byrne  1945
The more thankful you are, the more you attract things to beȠthankful for.

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Eileen Caddy

Eileen Caddy  1917 - 2006
Difficulties are opportunities to better things. They are stepping stones to greater experience. Perhaps someday you will be thankful for some failure in a particular direction. When one door closes another one opens.. As a natural law it has to balance.

Gratitude helps you to grow and expand. Gratitude brings joy and laughter into your lives and into the lives of all those around you.

Sarah Caldwell

Sarah Caldwell  1924 - 2006
Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can. You will be grateful you did.

Jack Canfield

Jack Canfield  1944
Gratitude is the single most important ingredient to living a successful and fulfilled life.

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Anna Carey
There are millions of stars, each one shining and burning out at the same time. They die like everything else - you have to appreciate them before they’re gone.

Kristine Carlson

Kristine Carlson
Life can change in a moment, so we must appreciate every single day we are given.

Life can change in a moment, so we must appreciate every single day we are given. - Kristine Carlson - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Richard Carlson

Richard Carlson  1961 - 2006
Demonstrate gratitude for the simple things in life. Show your child that you are a person who is truly grateful for the simple, good things in life: a sunset, rain, insects, birds, children laughing, or a kind gesture. Appreciative people are happy; they see the beauty in life while others miss it.

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Nancie J. Carmody
I am thankful for a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning and gutters that need fixing because I have a home. I am thankful for the piles of laundry and ironing because it means my loved ones are nearby.

Gilbert Chesterton

Gilbert Chesterton  1874 - 1936
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.

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

Julia Child

Julia Child  1912 - 2004
Dining with one’s friends and beloved family is certainly one of life’s primal and most innocent delights, one that is both soul-satisfying and eternal.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Marcus Tullius Cicero 106BC - 43BC
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.

Matthias Claudius

Matthias Claudius  1740 -1815

All good gifts around us
Are sent from Heaven above
Then thank the Lord
O, thank the Lord
For all His love

Alan Cohen

Alan Cohen
Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.

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

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E. E. Cummings  1894 - 1962
I thank God for most this amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky, and for everything which is natural, which is infinite.

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Percy Dearmer

Percy Dearmer  1867 - 1936

Praise Him, praise Him, all His children praise Him
He is love, He is love
Praise Him, praise Him, all His children praise Him
He is love, He is love

Thank Him, Thank Him, all His children thank Him
He is love, He is love
Thank Him, Thank Him, all His children thank Him
He is love, He is love

Love Him, love Him, all His children love Him
He is love, He is love
Love Him, love Him, all His children love Him
He is love, He is love

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens  1812 - 1870
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.

Wayne Dyer

 Wayne Dyer  1940 - 2015
As you awaken to your divine nature, you’ll begin to appreciate beauty in everything you see, touch and experience.

As you awaken to your divine nature, you’ll begin to appreciate beauty in everything you see, touch and experience. - Wayne Dyer - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Wayne Dyer

 Wayne Dyer  1940 - 2015
Every single person who’s drifted in and out of your life is part of your divinely chosen experience. So, give thanks for all of these people, and take serious note of what they brought you.

Expressing gratitude for the miracles in your world is one of the best ways to make each moment of your life a special one.

This magnificent Universe provides abundantly when you’re in a state of gratitude.

This magnificent Universe provides abundantly when you’re in a state of gratitude. - Wayne Dyer - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Henry Van Dyke

Henry Van Dyke  1852 - 1933
Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.

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Albert Einstein

Meister Eckhart  1260 - 1327
If the only prayer you ever say in your life is 'Thank You,' it will be enough.

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein  1879 - 1955
I am thankful for all of those who said no to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.

Hal Elrod

Hal Elrod  1979
Replace your judgements with empathy, upgrade your complaining to gratitude and trade in your fear for love.

When you are consciously aware of all that you have to be grateful for, your life is in perfect harmony.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson  1803 - 1882
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.

For flowers that bloom about our feet
For tender grass so fresh, so sweet
For the song of bird and hum of bee
For all things fair we hear or see
Father in heaven, we thank Thee

For blue of stream and blue of sky
For pleasant shade of branches high
For fragrant air and cooling breeze
For beauty of the blooming trees
Father in heaven, we thank Thee

For mother-love and father-care
For brothers strong and sisters fair
For love at home and school each day
For guidance lest we go astray
Father in heaven, we thank Thee

For this new morning with its light
For rest and shelter of the night
For health and food, for love and friends
For everything Thy goodness sends
Father in heaven, we thank Thee


Epictetus  55 - 135
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.

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James E. Faust  1920 - 2007
I have been grateful for the influence of my grandmother and my grandfather in my life. I remember my grandmother as a queenly woman. My father could be stern, and my grandparents would remind him that we were just boys.

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George Walter Fiske  1872 - 1945

I AM...
the power of self knowledge.
the power to investigate.
the power to master facts.
the power to appreciate, to value, to love.
the spirit of reverence, curiosity, worship.
I SEE...
the power of insight, imagination, vision.
the power of adventurous faith.
I CAN...
the power to act and the skill to accomplish.
the power of conscience, the moral imperative.
the power of will, loyalty to duty, consecration.
the power to be useful, devotion to cause.

Francis Frangipane

Francis Frangipane  1946
The thankful heart sees the best part of every situation. It sees problems and weaknesses as opportunities, struggles as refining tools, and sinners as saints in progress.

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Johannes A. Gaertner

Johannes A. Gaertner  1912 - 1996
To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch heaven.

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Jennifer Gayle
Always appreciate what you have, in this moment…
before it disappears into something you once had.

Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran  1883 - 1931
Art began when man glorified the sun with a hymn of gratitude.

William Henry Gill

William Henry Gill  1839 - 1923

We thank Thee, Lord, for sunshine, dew, and rain
Broadcast from Heaven by Thine almighty hand
Source of all life, unnumbered as the sand
Bird, beast, and fish, herb, fruit, and golden grain

Richelle E. Goodrich

Richelle E. Goodrich
Gratitude doesn’t change the scenery. It merely washes clean the glass you look through so you can clearly see the colours.

Trina Graves

Trina Graves  1961

Thank You, Mum

Thank you for your Mothering, right from the very start
You nurtured our family, consistently working from your heart

Thank you for Leading me to become an intuitive mother
Using my inner guidance not just the advice of any other

Thank you for All the little things you have ever said and done
That have made my life so happy, full of delight and lots of fun

Thank you for your Presence, I know at all times you will be there
Whenever I need you, it’s heart-warming to know you always care

Thank you for your Guidance all through the many years
Your love and support has helped me wipe away the countless tears

Thank you for your Honesty you always taught me right from wrong
By your example I learned, and now live with integrity my whole life long

Thank you for your Morality although nothing much was said
I grew up choosing to truly be in love, before I share my bed

Thank you for your Positive Attitude, it’s truth has helped me see
I reap what I sow in life, my thoughts guide who I will be

Thank you for your Happiness, always showing me a smile
Even when clouds are present, you know they will only last awhile

Thank you for Teaching me life’s challenges are often like a test
I’ve learned from your example, to always strive to do my best

Thank you for your Wisdom, when things all get too much
You say, “Hand it over to God” to feel His guiding touch

Thank you for your Love, given to me unconditionally
Someone who consistently radiates that love is who I yearn to be

Thank you for your Knowledge, you may not think I’ve gained this from you
But degrees can’t teach the highest lessons, the most important is love, is so true

Thank you for Faith in the presence of God above
It’s been a guiding light for me, knowing of this love

Thank you for your Spiritual Essence, it’s helped me find my way
You taught me to seek my own path, I live it each and every day

Thank you for your Example to live a life of simple things
The joy of family and peace of nature, gives our spirit wings

Thank you for Providing a sanctuary of home, a feathered nest
Where all through the years I’ve been welcomed to return to for a rest

Thank you for your Life, though one day physically we will part
But I know we are eternally joined, by the love we share in our heart

Thank you for your Blessings that I know are always with me
I bless you and know our love unites us, forevermore into infinity
( Mother's Day 2015)

The Simple Things In Life

If ever you are feeling down
Whatever it is that makes you frown
Just open your eyes and look about
You’ll find something, without a doubt
To make you smile and appreciate
That the simple things in life are great

A smile, a glance, a hug, a touch
From someone that you love so much
A flower, a leaf, a blade of grass
Nature’s treasures we blindly pass

The serenity of a sleeping child
Even if, in the daytime they tend to run wild
A newborn baby so complete yet so small
You can’t help but wonder the miracle of it all 

Fred Pratt Green

Fred Pratt Green  1903 - 2000

For the fruits of His creation
Thanks be to God
For His gifts to every nation
Thanks be to God
For the ploughing, sowing, reaping
Silent growth while we are sleeping
Future needs in earth’s safe-keeping
Thanks be to God

In the just reward of labour
God’s will is done
In the help we give our neighbour
God’s will is done
In our world-wide task of caring
For the hungry and despairing
In the harvests we are sharing
God’s will is done

For the harvests of His Spirit
Thanks be to God
For the good we all inherit
Thanks be to God
For the wonders that astound us
For the truths that still confound us
Most of all, that love has found us
Thanks be to God

Edgar Guest

Edgar Guest  1881 - 1959

Be grateful for the kindly friends that walk along your way
Be grateful for the skies of blue that smile from day to day
Be grateful for the health you own, the work you find to do
For round about you there are men less fortunate than you

Be grateful for the growing trees, the roses soon to bloom
The tenderness of kindly hearts that shared your days of gloom
Be grateful for the morning dew, the grass beneath your feet
The soft caresses of your babes and all their laughter sweet

Acquire the grateful habit, learn to see how blest you are
How much there is to gladden life, how little life to mar
And what if rain shall fall today and you with grief are sad
Be grateful that you can recall the joys that you have had

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Ace Antonio Hall

Ace Antonio Hall  1966
Our lives are filled with meeting wonderful people. Make sure those that have become a part of your life hear your words of appreciation.

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Frances Ridley Havergal  1836 - 1879
complete wording on Hymn page

Take my life, and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee
Take my moments and my days
Let them flow in ceaseless praise

Louise Hay

Louise Hay  1926 - 2017
I find that the more willing I am to be grateful for the small things in life, the bigger stuff just seems to show up from unexpected sources, and I am constantly looking forward to each day with all the surprises that keep coming my way.

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Ruth Beebe Hill
I own my life. And only mine.
And so I shall appreciate my person.
And so I shall make proper use of myself.

Gordon Hinckley

Gordon Hinckley  1910 - 2008
Gratitude is a sign of maturity. Where there is appreciation, there is also courtesy and concern for the rights of others.

Robert Holden

Robert Holden  1964
The miracle of gratitude is that it shifts your perception to such an extent that it changes the world you see.

Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo  1802 - 1885
To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.

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William James

William James  1842 - 1910
The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.

Susan Jeffers

Susan Jeffers  1938 - 2012
Dear God, I trust that no matter what happens in my life, it is for my highest good. And no matter what happens in the lives of those I love, it is for their highest good. From all things that are put before us all, we shall become stronger and more loving people. I am grateful for all the beauty and opportunity you put into my life. And in all that I do, I shall seek to be a channel for your love.

Dear God, I trust that no matter what happens in my life, it is for my highest good... Susan Jeffers - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Susan Jeffers

Susan Jeffers  1938 - 2012
Success is.. Living a full and balanced life in partnership with others to create a joyful feeling of love, contribution, appreciation and abundance, despite how our endeavours may turn out.

David Jeremiah

David Jeremiah  1941
It’s possible to be thankful wherever you find yourself.

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Chris Jones
Grief tells our hearts things like, ‘How can I possibly find joy again when so much was lost?’ Gratitude responds softly, ‘Yes, it hurts, but what a blessing it was, even if only a short time.’

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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.

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

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.

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.

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

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Henry Edward Manning

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

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.

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.

Willie Nelson

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

Aaron Neville

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.

Children learn what they live. - Dorothy Nolte - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Henri Nouwen

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

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

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

For the beauty of the earth
For the beauty of the skies For the love which from our birth Over and around us lies.. - Pierpoint - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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

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

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

When it’s raining in your life, and umbrella of appreciation will ease all worry and strife. Sandra Reeves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

Happiness is the experience of living every moment with love, grace and gratitude. Denis Waitley - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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

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.

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. Oprah Winfrey - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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

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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