9 Inspiring Quotes about Gratitude

From Oprah to Nietzsche - words of wisdom

Nov 23, 2012

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1.
EXPRESSING GRATITUDE
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” 
— William Arthur Ward

2.
THE VIRTUE OF THANKFULNESS
“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.”
— Cicero

3.
THE SPARK FROM OTHERS
“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” 
— Albert Schweitzer

4.
WHAT TO BE THANKFUL FOR
“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

5.
SILENT GRATITUDE
“Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.” 
— Gertrude Stein

6.
WHY BEING GRATEFUL IS GOOD FOR YOU
“Opportunities, relationships, even money flowed my way when I learned to be grateful no matter what happened in my life.” 
— Oprah Winfrey

7. 
THE LINK BETWEEN ART AND GRATITUDE
"The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.” 
— Friedrich Nietzsche

8. 
LIVING BY GRATITUDE
“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

9.
GRATITUDE VS. THANKFULNESS 
“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