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Being thankful is on many of our minds as we approach Thanksgiving. However, gratitude shouldn’t be a seasonal endeavor; it should be all year long.

We’ve complied 29 of the best quotes about thankfulness to help you practice gratitude all year long.

“It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment.” — Naomi Williams


  • “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” — Cicero
  • “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
  • “Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.” — Robert Louis Stevenson
  • “Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace.” — Todd Stocker
  • “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” — G.K. Chesterton
  • “If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.” — Gerald Good
  • “If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” – W. Clement Stone
  • “He enjoys much who is thankful for little.” – Thomas Secker


  • “The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.” – Henry Ward Beecher
  • “The trick is to be grateful when your mood is high and graceful when it is low.” – Richard Carlson
  • “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 thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.” – William Blake

“Be thankful for problems. If they were less difficult, someone with less ability might have your job.” – Jim Lovell

  • “Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue.” – William Bennett
  • “Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” – Aesop
  • “I’m grateful for always this moment, the now, no matter what form it takes.” – Eckhart Tolle
  • “There’s no happier person than a truly thankful, content person.” – Joyce Meyer

quotes about thankfulness

  • “Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” – Alphonse Karr
  • “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” – Meister Eckhart
  • “When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” – Willie Nelson
  • “Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.” – Zig Ziglar

“If you suffer, thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive.” – Elbert Hubbard

  • “No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” – James Allen
  • “I feel a very unusual sensation – if it is not indigestion, it must be gratitude.” –Benjamin Disraeli
  • “Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” -Voltaire




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