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They say that a little bit of gratitude goes a long way, and it’s true. When you practice daily gratitude, more good things show up in your life for which you can be grateful. It’s wonderful. In keeping with this theme, here are 55 gratitude quotes to help enrich your life.

how quotes about gratitude changed my life

Yes, you read that right. Gratitude quotes changed my life. Here’s how that went down.

When I hit rock bottom back in 2012, my whole life spiraled out of control. You can imagine the mess I was in. I felt hopeless and helpless. I felt like a loser, and the thought that I hit the lowest point of my life terrified me. I was 52 years old and didn’t know what I was going to do with my life.

And then, I did one thing that completely changed the course of my life. Ok, wait, two things. The first thing I did was immerse myself in self-help books, positive affirmations, encouraging quotes, and quotes on gratitude. When I started reading and feeling all these quotes, words, ebooks, etc., my life started changing.

Why? Because my attitude changed from ‘poor me’ to ‘I can do this.’

The second thing I did that changed my life was pray a lot. Now, I get that prayer isn’t for everybody, but if you are a praying person, pray. A lot.

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Let’s get to the quotes on gratitude and start changing your life.

55 Gratitude Quotes That Will Change Your Life

I hope you enjoy this curated list of gratitude quotes. Some are short gratitude quotes; some are mindfulness gratitude quotes; some are quotes from famous people, gratitude quotes for friends, and some I even made up myself!

Without further ado…

Short Gratitude Quotes

Always have an attitude of gratitude.

Sterling K. Brown

Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.

Doris Day

No duty is more urgent than giving thanx.

James Allen

A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles.


Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.


If the only prayer you ever say in your life is thank you, that will be enough.

Meister Eckhart

Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices.

Robert Braathe

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.

Karl Barth

This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.

Maya Angelou

There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.

Ralph Blum
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I am happy because I’m grateful. I choose to be grateful. That gratitude allows me to be happy.

Will Arnett

Have gratitude for all that you have, and you can be happy exactly as you are.

Mandy Ingber

Living in a state of gratitude is the gateway to grace.

Arianna Huffington

Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.


Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.

Sandita Panchey

When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude.

Elie Wiesel

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

Margaret Cousins

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

If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.

Gerald Good

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

G.K. Chesterton
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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

Gratitude is one of the sweet shortcuts to finding peace of mind and happiness inside. 

Barry Neil Kaufman

Gratitude unlocks all that’s blocking us from really feeling truthful, really feeling authentic and vulnerable and happy.

Gabrielle Bernstein

Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.

Zig Ziglar

Each day I am grateful, and each day I find I have more peace of mind.

Iva Ursano

Count your blessings, not your problems.

Roy T. Bennett

Gratitude opens the door to…the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude.

Deepak Chopra

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


Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.

Thích Nhất Hạnh

Through the eyes of gratitude, everything is a miracle.

Mary Davis
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gratitude quotes for friends

There is nothing on this earth more prized than true friendship.

Thomas Aquinas

I am forever grateful for your friendship. Without you by my side, I don’t know what would have become of me.

Iva Ursano

Your friendship is the greatest gift I ever could have received. Thank you.


But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.

Thomas Jefferson

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

Marcel Proust

There is no better gift to be grateful for than a true friendship.


How did I get so lucky to have a friend like you? I’m thankful you’re in my life.


Thankful for real friends who make the world shine brighter.


The greatest gift of life is frienship, and I have received it from you.

Iva Ursano

Your friendship has been a true source of inspiration in my life. I am so grateful for the kind words and actions you have shown me throughout our friendship.

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More quotes about gratitude

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.

Melody Beattie

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.

Eckhart Tolle

A grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things.


Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.

Randy Pausch

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.

William Arthur Ward

Everything we do should be a result of our gratitude for what God has done for us.

Lauryn Hill

The miracle of gratitude is that it shifts your perception to such an extent that it changes the world you see.

Dr. Robert Holden

Always remember people who have helped you along the way, and don’t forget to lift someone up.

Roy T. Bennett

Gratitude is the closest thing to beauty manifested in an emotion.

Mindy Kaling

There are so many things in the world that could be invisible to the material eye, and when you take a moment to stop, to pause, to be present and notice them—that’s gratitude.

Jay Shetty

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love—then make that day count!

Steve Maraboli

Life is strange, beautiful, and terrifying…and I am thankful for every minute of it that I have had. I am thankful for every minute yet to come

Benjamin W. Bass

Something so simple, but it’s important to take the time out from living and just appreciate what you’ve got right in front of you

L.A. Fiore

I’m just thankful for the people that never left me and equally thankful for those who did.

Nitya Prakash

The more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for.

Norman Vincent Peale

More Great Gratitude Quotes

I could probably write a million more quotes about gratitude, but these are some of my favorite ones that I’ve shared with you today. If you love them, please share them with your friends.

You can find even more amazing quotes on gratitude here at Goodreads.

I have always believed, deep in my heart and soul, that gratitude is a magnet for miracles. Starting your day with gratitude is a fantastic way to have a good day and attract more things in your life to be grateful for.

Start and end each day in gratitude and watch how your life changes.

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