Famous Gratitude & Appreciation Quotes of the Ages


What are the best gratitude and appreciation quotes from sages through the ages?

These picks for best gratitude quotes show that many wise people realized appreciation can help you to get what you want in life.

So enjoy and savor these time-tested gratitude and appreciation quotes.

Each little nugget of wisdom helps you to realize that an attitude of gratitude keeps your attention on what’s working in your life. As you focus on the positive, it starts a flow of more good things to come.

The 26 Best Gratitude and Appreciation Quotes of the Ages

1. “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 (563 BC – 483 BC)

2. “He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.”
– Epictetus (55 AD -135 AD)

3. “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”
– Marcus Aurelius (120 AD -180 AD)

4. “If the only prayer you say in your life is thank you, that would suffice.”
– Meister Eckhart von Hochheim (1260 -1327)

5. “Gratitude is the best attitude. There is not a more pleasing exercise of the mind than gratitude. It is accompanied with such an inward satisfaction that the duty is sufficiently rewarded by the performance.”
– Joseph Addison (1672 -1719)

6. “Go to foreign countries and you will get to know the good things one possesses at home.”
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749 -1832)

7. “When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light, for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food, and the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies with yourself.”
– Tecumseh Shawnee Chief (1768 -1813)

8. “A thankful person is thankful under all circumstances. A complaining soul complains even if he lives in paradise.”
– Baha’u’llah (1817 -1892)

9. “Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality.”
– Alfred Painter (1843 -1915)

10. “None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.”
– Fred De Witt Van Amburgh (1866 -1944)

11. “Words of praise, gratitude, or thanksgiving expand, set free, and in every way radiate energy. You can praise a weak body into strength; a fearful heart into peace and trust; shattered nerves into pise and power; a failing business into prosperity and success; want and insufficiency into supply and support.”
– Charles Fillmore (1854 -1948)

12. “Many people who order their lives rightly in all other ways are kept in poverty by their lack of gratitude.”
– Wallace Wattles (1860 -1911)

13. “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
– Marcel Proust (1871 -1922)

14. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
– Albert Einstein (1879 -1955)

15. “Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.”
– Gladys Bronwyn Stern (1890 -1973)

16. “Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.”
– Joseph Wood Krutch (1893 -1970)

17. “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”
– Thornton Wilder (1897 -1975)

18. “Praise expands everything. People, plants, children, animals, even inanimate things, respond to praise. I cannot tell you how, but try it for yourself. If you want more of anything praise and give thanks and you shall have it.”
– Sue Sikking (1899-1992)

19. “Gratitude is what opens the spiritual doors to all the blessings. Everything becomes clear, you see, you feel, you live.”
– Omraam M. Aivanhov (1900 -1986)

20. “The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.”
– Eric Hoffer (1902 -1983)

21. “Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.”
– Margaret Cousins (1905 -1996)

22. “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 (1917-1963)

23. “Find the good and praise it.”
– Alex Haley (1921 -1992)

24. “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”
– William Arthur Ward (1921 -1994)

25. “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”
– William Arthur Ward (1921 -1994)

26. “Gratitude is the bottom line of happiness.”
– Lewis B Smedes (1921 – 2002)

And this is also the bottom line for famous gratitude quotes over time. But you’ll also want to check out our Brand New Quotes of Appreciation & Gratitude and the Best Gratitude and Appreciation Quotes of Today.

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