quote about gratitude

Here's a collection of 20 quotes about gratitude and thankfulness to share during your celebration!

"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

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

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

"For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile."
Elie Wiesel

“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

“In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it's wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.”
Elizabeth Gilbert

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”
Maya Angelou

“I made cranberry sauce, and when it was done put it into a dark blue bowl for the beautiful contrast. I was thinking, doing this, about the old ways of gratitude: Indians thanking the deer they'd slain, grace before supper, kneeling before bed. I was thinking that gratitude is too much absent in our lives now, and we need it back, even if it only takes the form of acknowledging the blue of a bowl against the red of cranberries.”
Elizabeth Berg

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

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

"Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all."
William Faulkner

"To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go."
Victor Hugo

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.”
Oscar Wilde

“A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.”
Saint Basil

“Silent gratitude isn’t very much use to anyone.”
Gertrude Stein

“When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.” Tecumseh

"No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude."
Alfred North Whitehead

"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."
Rabbi Harold Kushner

"One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay "in kind" somewhere else in life..."
Anne Morrow Lindbergh