Sunday, November 18, 2012

My 12 Favorite Quotations on Gratitude

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

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”
-A.A. Milne

“Gratitude is the ability to experience life as a gift. It liberates us from the prison of self-preoccupation.”
 -John Ortberg

"Maintain an attitude of gratitude, not for what was lost by moving on, but for what was gained by having been there." -Michael Rawls

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” -Marcus Tullius Cicero

“One can never pay in gratitude: one can only pay 'in kind' somewhere else in life.”
-Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"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." Oprah Winfrey

“Gratitude is medicine for a heart devastated by tragedy. If you can only be thankful for the blue sky, then do so. ” -Richelle E. Goodrich

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us." -Albert Schweitzer

“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.”  -Meister Eckhart

“When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.”
 -G.K. Chesterton

"Gratitude is the sign of noble souls." -Aesop


  1. These are great! Thank you for sharing them! Gratitude is one of the life lessons I've learned, and focus on daily. Seems like you like lists, so perhaps you'll enjoy the rest. : )

  2. I love the Winnie the Pooh quote - it wil send me back to re read these delightful stories. So deceptively simple and charming, and yet so profound.

  3. Wonderful to find your blog! I love Winnie the Pooh quotes. I have the Zen of Pooh... such lovely simple cozy humor.

  4. Many thanks to you for sharing these powerful quotes that will make just anyone smile:-) I thought of a book I really loved after reading those quotes. It's called The Magic by Rhonda Byrne. It was the first book that really taught me about the depth that gratitude can take.

  5. Loved your gratitude quotes so much I retweeted them. Sharing gratitude sends ripples of positive energy into the universe. I share what I'm thankful for on my blog. Hope you will visit and share something your thankful for!

    Linda Davidson