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22 Inspiring Quotes About Gratitude And Giving

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward

“Kindness in giving creates love.” — Lao Tzu

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

“Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.” — John Milton

“Anyone who thinks that they are too small to make a difference has never tried to fall asleep with a mosquito in the room.” — Christine Todd Whitman

the kiss -- Rodin

the kiss — Rodin

“One regret, dear world, that I am determined not to have when I am lying on my deathbed it that I did not kiss you enough.” — Hafiz of Persia

“Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” — Karl Barth

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” — Mother Teresa

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” — Kahlil Gibran

“When you learn, teach. When you get, give.” — Maya Angelou

a slice of life -- Vigeland

a slice of life — Vigeland

“It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment.” — Naomi Williams

“Giving is more joyous than receiving, not because it is a deprivation, but because in the act of giving lies the expression of my aliveness.” — Erich Fromm

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” — Winston Churchill

“It isn’t as cliche as we make it; life truly is short. Let’s spend it all lavishly wallowing in gratitude.” — Grace Gealey

“Presents are made for the pleasure of who gives them, not the merits of who receives them.” — Carlos Ruiz Zafon

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more.” — Melody Beattie

“You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.” — Amy Wilson-Carmichael

“Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.” — Doris Day

a jerry can mask -- Hazoume

a jerry can mask — Hazoume

“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.” — William Faulkner

“I feel a very unusual sensation — if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.” — Benjamin Disraeli

“Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.” — G.B. Stern

“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” — Alphonse Karr

I wish you a day full of gratitude and giving. Share your own thoughts on gratitude, giving and Thanksgiving below!

with pleasure,

Emily Lewis

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  • Chris November 26, 2015, 05:44

    Love these quotes. Timely and very helpful.

    • Emily Lewis November 26, 2015, 10:19

      So happy to know these quotes were helpful today! Have a lovely holiday and thank you for spending a little of it here. ?

  • Tiffany Patterson November 26, 2015, 15:40

    Love these! I’m a huge quote collector so it’s always nice to have so many in one place 🙂 Thanks Emily!

    • Emily Lewis November 26, 2015, 17:47

      So glad you like these quotes, Tiffany! And since you collect them, you might want to check out my 22 quotes about pleasure: http://bit.ly/we22quotes – they’re great, too. We can never have too much inspiration, right?

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