57 Quotes About Being Thankful

Expressing thankfulness and appreciation is one way to bring more happiness into your life.  Being thankful can change your outlook and improve your relationships. If you’re looking for a boost of positivity, check out these quotes about being thankful.

From gratitude journal prompts to inspiring thankfulness quotes, this list will help you count your blessings and appreciate all that you have. Let these words of wisdom from some of history’s greatest thinkers inspire you to live a life full of thanksgiving!

Quotes About Being Thankful

1. 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

2. Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day. – John Wooden

3. When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others. – Dalai Lama

4. Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light. – Albert Schweitzer

5. Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts. – Alan Cohen

6. I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose. – Woody Allen

7. The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings! – Henry Ward Beecher

8. Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns I am thankful that thorns have roses. – Alphonse Karr

9. I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. – Gilbert K. Chesterton

10. Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life. – Robert Louis Stevenson

11. It is another’s fault if he be ungrateful, but it is mine if I do not give. To find one thankful man, I will oblige a great many that are not so. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

12. 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

13. God has two dwellings one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart. – Izaak Walton

14. Old age is not a matter for sorrow. It is matter for thanks if we have left our work done behind us. – Thomas Carlyle

15. I am what I am, I’m doing very well in my life, and I’m thankful to God for that. – LL Cool J

16. Thanks to television, for the first time the young are seeing history made before it is censored by their elders. – Margaret Mead

17. I’m thankful for serendipitous moments in my life, where things could’ve gone the other way. – Rick Springfield

18. I’m thankful to be breathing, on this side of the grass. Whatever comes, comes. – Ron Perlman

19. It’s been quite a roller coaster ride, but I’ve grown and learned a lot about myself. The greatest thing is being able to interact with fans and touch people’s lives… for that I give thanks. – Christina Aguilera

20. Unseasonable kindness gets no thanks. – Thomas Fuller

21. Every day I’ve got to be thankful that I am alive, and you never know – the cliche is, I guess, you could get hit by a bus tomorrow, so you’d better be at peace with whatever you got going at the moment. – Joseph Gordon-Levitt

22. From too much love of living, From hope and fear set free, We thank with brief thanksgiving Whatever gods may be That no life lives for ever That dead men rise up never That even the weariest river Winds somewhere safe to sea. – Algernon Charles Swinburne

23. I am thankful, of course, for the prize and thankful to God for each story, each idea, each word, each day. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

24. Thank God we’re living in a country where the sky’s the limit, the stores are open late and you can shop in bed thanks to television. – Joan Rivers

25. Thank you, dear God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough. Thank you for the rain. And for the chance to wake up in three hours and go fishing: I thank you for that now, because I won’t feel so thankful then. – Garrison Keillor

26. As we look forward to freedom, the shining city on the hill and the best days of America lying ahead, it is the men and women in uniform who protect, defend and make us proud to whom we should look and give thanks every night. – Robin Hayes

27. I do not so much rejoice that God hath made me to be a Queen, as to be a Queen over so thankful a people. – Elizabeth I

28. Most people repent their sins by thanking God they ain’t so wicked as their neighbors. – Josh Billings

29. No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks. – James Allen

30. I say grace. I’m a big believer in grace. I happen to believe in a God that made all the food and so I’m pretty grateful for that and I thank him for that. But I’m also thankful for the people that put the food on the table. – Alton Brown

31. All I ever wanted really, and continue to want out of life, is to give 100 percent to whatever I’m doing and to be committed to whatever I’m doing and then let the results speak for themselves. Also to never take myself or people for granted and always be thankful and grateful to the people who helped me. – Jackie Joyner-Kersee

32. I’m thankful to my family, friends, and fans for all of their support. – Serena Williams

33. I wouldn’t change anything. I’ve made mistakes, but thanks to those mistakes, I’ve learned. – Enrique Iglesias

34. I’m very thankful to be doing what I’m doing. I feel very blessed. – Justin Timberlake

35. Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything. – Charles Kuralt

36. Certainly my parents were a huge influence. They always expected the most out of all of us. And expected us to do our very best. I’m thankful to them for allowing me to do what I wanted to do. – Laurel Clark

37. Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue. – William Bennett

38. Look folks, we know who built this country and we know who is going to rebuild it. It’s you. Instead of vilifying you, we should be thanking you. We owe you. – Joe Biden

39. I’d like to say to all my fans out there, thanks for the support. And to all my doubters, thank you very much because you guys have also pushed me. – Usain Bolt

40. When you read a piece of writing that you admire, send a note of thanks to the author. – Sherman Alexie

41. Such lovely warmth of thought and delicacy of colour are beyond all praise, and equally beyond all thanks! – Marie Corelli

42. Like Christ said, love thee one another. I learned to do that, and I learned to respect and be appreciative and thankful for what I had. – James Brown

43. I’m thankful for weird people out there ’cause they’re some of the most creative people. – Channing Tatum

44. Every one of our greatest national treasures, our liberty, enterprise, vitality, wealth, military power, global authority, flow from a surprising source: our ability to give thanks. – Tony Snow

45. I am going to spend my time today just thanking the people that played a role in my career, because I truly do believe that I was blessed by a lot of people that paths crossed mine as I went down the road in my career. – Nolan Ryan

46. I don’t need a holiday or a feast to feel grateful for my children, the sun, the moon, the roof over my head, music, and laughter, but I like to take this time to take the path of thanks less traveled. – Paula Poundstone

47. The first thing I do when I start my day is, I get down on my hands and knees and give thanks to God. Whenever I go outside of my house, the first thing I do is stop at the church. – Mark Wahlberg

48. Should it happen tomorrow, I would fall to my knees to give thanks to God for such a career. – Placido Domingo

49. I’m really looking forward to the Hall of Fame ceremonies. It’s going to be unbelievable – just crazy. I’m looking forward to thanking all the fans for inspiring me to go out there and play my best football each and every game. – Jerry Rice

50. Let a nation’s fervent thanks make some amends for the toils and sufferings of those who survive. – Edward Everett

51. I’m so thankful for the active obedience of Christ. No hope without it. – John Gresham Machen

52. I am thankful I can see much to admire in all religions. – Alfred Russel Wallace

53. We sing a little song before we eat, a little blessing before we eat, and it’s really – we’re thanking the Lord and the Earth for the food that we eat, and it really brings you together in a profound kind of way. – Phil Lesh

54. The act is unjustifiable that either begs for a blessing, or, having succeeded gives no thanksgiving. – Merle Shain

55. In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. – Albert Schweitzer

56. 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

57. The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest. – William Blake

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