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Gratitude Quotes

22 of the best book quotes about gratitude
  1. #1
    “Reflect upon your present blessings—of which every man has many—not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
  2. #2
    “Do the wise thing and the kind thing too, and make the best of us and not the worst.”
  3. #3
    “It took untold generations to get you where you are. A little gratitude might be in order.”
  4. #4
    Ingratitude is amongst them a capital crime, as we read it to have been in some other countries: for they reason thus; that whoever makes ill-returns to his benefactor, must needs be a common enemy to the rest of the mankind, from where he has received no obligations and therefore such man is not fit to live.
  5. #5
    “It’s about living in the moment and appreciating the smallest things. Surrounding yourself with the things that inspire you and letting go of the obsessions that want to take over your mind. It is a daily struggle sometimes and hard work but happiness begins with your own attitude and how you look at the world.”
  6. #6
    “There’s some real utility in gratitude.”
  7. #7
    Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.
  8. #8
    “Having a good attitude and being grateful for all the things that are helping you live the life of your dreams will not only make your life a more pleasant place to be, and get you bigger tips, but it will also raise your frequency and attract the people and opportunities to you that will take you in the direction you want to go.”
  9. #9
    “Trade in your drama about how you can’t have what you want for the grateful expectation that miracles will walk into your life, and the more commonplace those miracles will become.”
  10. #10
    Time erodes gratitude more quickly than it does beauty!
  11. #11
    ...when you took a moment to see what was around you, noticed all the little things, it made you feel....lighter.
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  1. #12
    “You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.”
  2. #13
    “It is curious how people take it for granted that they have a right to preach at you and pray over you as soon as your income falls below a certain level.”
  3. #14
    “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!”
  4. #15
    “When you feel discontented, think over your blessings, and be grateful.”
  5. #16
    “Perhaps you are overvaluing what you don’t have and undervaluing what you do.”
  6. #17
    “My town is called *Who*-ville, for I am a *Who* And we *Whos* are all thankful and grateful to you.”
  7. #18
    [S]team seems to have killed all gratitude in the hearts of sailors.
  8. #19
    “Love casts out fear, and gratitude can conquer pride.”
  9. #20
    “Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect. We take what we get and are thankful it’s no worse than it is.”
  10. #21
    “By contrast, I can’t tell you how many Asian kids I’ve met who, while acknowledging how oppressively strict and brutally demanding their parents were, happily describe themselves as devoted to their parents and unbelievably grateful to them, seemingly without a trace of bitterness or resentment.”
  11. #22
    “The foundation of courage is vulnerability--the ability to navigate uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure. It takes courage to open ourselves up to joy...joy is probably the most vulnerable emotion we experience. We’re afraid that if we allow ourselves to feel lit, we’ll get blindsided by disaster or disappointment. That’s why in moments of real joy, many of us dress-rehearse tragedy...I call it foreboding joy. The only way to combat foreboding joy is gratitude.”
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