31 Quotes on Thanksgiving and Gratitude

Here is my collection of 31 quotes on thanksgiving and gratitude. One for each day, each month. I hope that this will bless you.

  • “Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” Alphonse Karr
  • “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” ~ Epicurus


  • Gratitude is the memory of the heart. – Masseu
  • “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
  • “I see the glass half full and thank God for what I have.” – Ana Monnar
  •  “Gratitude and love are always multiplied when you give freely. It is an infinite source of contentment and prosperous energy.” – Jim Fargiano
  • “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” Thornton Wilder
  • “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. (Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, 1963)
    ― John F. Kennedy
  • “God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.” – Izaak Walton
  • “Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.” – Hansa Proverb
  • “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”  – William Arthur Ward
  • “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
  • “Gratitude is heaven itself.” – William Blake
  • A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.” ― Seneca
  • “Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” ― Maya Angelou
  • “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” ― Maya Angelou


  • “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • “God gave you a gift of 86 400 seconds today. Have you used one to say thank you ” ― William Arthur Ward
  • “An attitude of gratitude brings great things.” ― Yogi Bhajan
  • “If you want to find happiness, find gratitude.” ― Steve Maraboli
  • “For each new morning with its light,
    For rest and shelter of the night,
    For health and food, for love and friends,
    For everything Thy goodness sends.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Thanksgiving—always precedes the miracle.” ― Ann Voskamp
  • “He who does not reflect his life back to God in gratitude does not know himself.” ― Albert Schweitzer
  • “Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace.” ― Todd Stocker
  • “We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.” ― Neal A. Maxwell
  • “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” ― William Arthur Ward
  • “Got no checkbooks, got no banks. Still I’d like to express my thanks – I’ve got the sun in the mornin’ and the moon at night.” ― Irving Berlin
  • It is not happy people who are grateful, it is grateful people that are happy. – Unknown


  • Gratitude turns what we have into enough. – Melody Beattie
  • The breath that you just took…it’s a gift. – Rob Bell
  • This is a wonderful day, I have never seen this one before. -Maya Angelou

Always grateful,


*This post is part of my 31-day Challenge: The Power of Gratitude Series. Click on the image below to be directed to my posts. Thank you for being here today!


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