Quotes of Gratitude:
Inspirations of Hope and Love

Use these Quotes of Gratitude to inspire hope, compassion and love. Gratitude will help you focus your energy on what to appreciate in your life. You can also learn a process of how to develop gratitude.

Gratitude is a key factor in keeping us connected to our source of supply. Quotes of Gratitude can help you focus your energy on what is working in you life, rather than what is not.

It’s been said we don’t have to slow down, we need to calm down. When we are calm, serene and focused, Energy can travel through us so much more effectively. For example, people practice yoga in order to gain and release more energy. We all have access to the same source of supply, which is infinite.

Here is a sample of quotes about gratitude to use when you need a little pick me up. Also, if you are looking for a way to cultivate reflections of gratitude, click here for a process to use with these quotes of gratitude, in order to change your energy. The thankfulness and appreciation that result from doing reflections of gratitude will inspire feelings of hope, compassion, and love.

For book recommendations to cultivate a feeling of gratitude, click here.

Quotes of Gratitude

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” - Thornton Wilder

“Gratitude is one of the sweet shortcuts to finding peace of mind and happiness inside. No matter what is going on outside of us, there's always something we could be grateful for.” - Barry Neil Kaufman

“The single greatest thing you can do to change your life today would be to start being grateful for what you have right now. And the more grateful you are, the more you get.” - Oprah

“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

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

“One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child." - Carl Jung

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

“The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings” - Eric Hoffer

"Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life." - Christiane Northrup

“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

Even after all this time,
The sun never says to the earth,
"You owe me."
Look what happens with
A love like that.
It lights the whole sky. - Hafiz of Persia


Achieve Serenity Using Quotes of Gratitude

Another recommendation on using quotes of gratitude is to combine reading them with meditation. A great book for this is As a Man Thinketh, by James Allen, and reading or writing out the last chapter specifically, on Serenity.

Also helpful to direct our thinking is one particular Famous Life Quote that includes one of the golden rules from Dale Carnegie: Don’t Criticize, Condemn, or complain. For a review of this book, go to our 10 Best Personal Development Books. Or check out our Famous Life Quotes.

More Quotes of Gratitude

"Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation." - Brian Tracy

“O Lord, that lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.” - Shakespeare

"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." - G.K. Chesterton

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” – Willie Nelson

“There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.” - Mother Teresa

“Stop thinking gratitude as a buy product of your circumstances and start thinking of it as a world view.” - Bryan Robles

"I started out giving thanks for small things, and the more thankful I became, the more my bounty increased." - Oprah Winfrey

“He who receives a good turn, should never forget it: he who does one, should never remember it.” - Charron

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