40+ Gratitude Quotes For Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is time to give, and receive, gratitude.  Here are over 40 gratitude quotes to think about and share with those who care.

A noble person is mindful and thankful for the favors he receives from others. – Buddha

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

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

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

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

Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting. – Author Unknown

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. – Cicero

Gratitude is the moral memory of mankind. Georg Simmel

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy. – Jacques Maritain

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. – Aesop

Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind. – Lionel Hampton

Gratitude: A lively sense of future benefit. – A French Definition

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

I think I learned to appreciate and treasure each day, because you don’t know how many you’re going to be given. – US Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton

If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get. — Frank W. Clark

If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share. — W. Clement Stone

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

It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment. – Naomi Williams

Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first or the last time, then your time on earth will be filled with glory. — Betty Smith

No one is as capable of gratitude as one who has escaped the kingdom of night. – Elie Wiesel, accepting Nobel Peace Prize (1986)

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another. – Charles Dickens

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

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

Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone. – G. B. Stern

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses. – Alphonse Karr

The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller

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

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

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

Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out. John Wooden

To the generous mind the heaviest debt is that of gratitude, when it is not in our power to repay it. – Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

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

We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives. – John F. Kennedy

We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. – Albert Schweitzer

When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears. – Tony Robbins

You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late. Ralph Waldo Emerson

You won’t be happy with more until you’re happy with what you’ve got. – Viki King

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