Being Thankful Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old being thankful quotes, being thankful sayings, and being thankful proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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
Be thankful for problems. If they were less difficult, someone with less ability might have your job. Jim Lovell
Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life. Robert Louis Stevenson
Whatever happens in your life, no matter how troubling things might seem, do not enter the neighborhood of despair. Even when all doors remain closed, God will open up a new path only for you. Be thankful! Elif Shafak
Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace. Todd Stocker
I may not be where I want to be but I'm thankful for not being where I used to be. Habeeb Akande
Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses. Alphonse Karr
Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it. Ralph Marston
When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself. Tecumseh
I'm blessed and I thank God for every day for everything that happens for me. Lil Wayne
We must learn to appreciate life. Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. London Mond
Be thankful for what you have today. Work hard for what you have tomorrow. Author Unknown
If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough. Meister Eckhart
When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect towards others. Dalai Lama
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
It is necessary, then, to cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude. Wallace D. Wattles
I'm thankful for a pair of shoes that feel really good on my feet; I like my shoes. I'm thankful for the birds; I feel like they're singing just for me when I get up in the morning... Saying, 'Good morning, John. You made it, John.' I'm thankful for the sea breeze that feels so good right now, and the scent of jasmine when the sun starts going down. I'm thankful... Johnny Cash
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. William Arthur Ward
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
Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality. Alfred Painter
When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them. Chinese Proverb
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. William Arthur Ward
Every time we remember to say "thank you", we experience nothing less than heaven on earth. Sarah Ban Breathnach
Just a "thank you" is a mighty powerful prayer. Says it all. Rosie Cash
Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful. Buddha
A noble person is mindful and thankful for the favors he receives from others. Buddha
The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you. John E. Southard
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
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 A. Clark
The worst moment for the atheist is when he is really thankful and has nobody to thank. Dante Rosetti
He enjoys much who is thankful for little. Thomas Secker
There is nothing quite like the feeling of fellowship that we, as human beings experience when we come together for the purpose of being thankful for our lives and the many wonderful blessings we share. David Mezapellle
The older I get the more I realize the importance and the power of gratitude. It can help us rise above a situation and be thankful for what we do have instead of focusing on what we don't. Allen Klein
Being thankful changes our energy from demanding to appreciation. Instead of increasing our expectations of how things should be, we can move toward recognizing what is. Dorothea Hover-Kramer
Those who make us happy are always thankful to us for being so; their gratitude is the reward of their benefits. Madame Swetchine
He who acknowledges a kindness has it still, and he who has a grateful sense of it has requited it. Cicero
To the generous mind, the heaviest debt is that of gratitude, when it is not in our power to repay it. Franklin
When I find a great deal of gratitude in a poor man, I take it for granted there would be as much generosity if he were rich. Pope
O Lord, who lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness. Shakespeare
There is as much greatness of mind in acknowledging a good turn, as in doing it. Seneca
Gratitude is a virtue most defied and yet most deserted; it is the ornament of rhetoric and the libel of practical life. J.W. Forney
God is pleased with no music below so much as with the thanksgiving songs of relieved widows and supported orphans; of rejoicing, comforted, and thankful persons. Jeremy Taylor
He who receives a benefit should never forget it; he who bestows should never remember it. Charron
Our thanks should be as ferment for mercies received, as our petitions for mercies sought. C. Simmons
A grateful thought toward heaven is of itself a prayer. Lessing
Gratitude is not only the memory but the homage of the heart—rendered to God for his goodness. N.P. Willis
I realized that being grateful was truly a way to live. It was also giving me a doorway into being able to truly open my heart to the world and make the difference I had always thought possible. Dawn Sprong
So much has been given to me; I have no time to ponder over that which has been denied. Helen Keller
Be grateful. Sounds obvious but we bring more gratitude into our lives by being grateful. Wherever gratitude goes, gratitude grows. Nina Lesowitz, Mary Beth Sammons
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light. Albert Schweitzer
A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue but the parent of all virtues. Cicero
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. Marcus Aurelius
Once I was invited to a dinner. The hostess asked me to say grace. I said, 'I will say grace to you, madam. MY grace and thanks are to you.' Vivekananda
Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, and to work, and to play and to look up at the stars. Henry Van Dyke
If you can't have what you want, be grateful for what you have. Keep thinking constantly of all the big things you have to be thankful for instead of complaining about the little things that annoy you. Carnegie
There is no closer bond than the one that gratefulness celebrates, the bond between giver and thanksgiver. Everything is a gift. Grateful Living is a celebration of the universal give-and-take of life, a limitless yes to belonging. David Steindl-Rast
A grateful attitude is a creative one, because, in the final analysis, opportunity is the gift within the gift of every moment—the opportunity to see and hear and smell and touch and taste with pleasure. David Steindl-Rast
Celebration is gratefulness for whatsoever life gives to you. Whatsoever existence gives to you, celebration is gratitude; it is gratefulness. Shree Rajneesh