43 Quotes about Thankful by Famous People

Sometimes it’s tough to take a moment to express how thankful you are for life’s blessings. All too often, there are never enough minutes in the day for all of your obligations, from family and friends to work and making dinner and laundry (so much laundry!)—the list can be daunting. Add in additional stress —jobs, holidays, travel — and the list of to-dos can quickly become overwhelming. And this year, we’ve had more than our fair share of stress. When you’re faced with those “I can’t” moments, it can be nice to take a few quiet minutes away from the chaos to reflect on the many things you have to be grateful for—and that’s where reading these best thankful quotes come in. You’ll be surprised by how quickly your attitude will change. It’s science! According to experts, expressing gratitude can help relationships, improve your outlook, and even lower your blood pressure and keep you from getting sick. For your health alone, it’s well worth spending a few minutes a day focusing on giving thanks.

1# 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

2# Happiness is attained by three things: being patient when tested, being thankful when receiving a blessing, and being repentant upon sinning. — Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya

3# To be able to thank Allah for a blessing is a blessing within itself. — Al-Shafi‘i

4# God is in control, and therefore in EVERYTHING I can give thanks – not because of the situation but because of the One who directs and rules over it. — Kay Arthur

5# All the ups and downs are grace in different wrappings, sent to refine consciousness. Say thanks to them all. — Mooji

6# Gratitude begins where my sense of entitlement ends.— Steven Furtick

7# If the only prayer you ever say is “thank you”, that will be enough. — Eckhart Tolle

8# If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever. — Alfred Lord Tennyson

9# Do not indulge in dreams of having what you have not, but reckon up the chief of the blessings you do possess, and then thankfully remember how you would crave for them if they were not yours. — Marcus Aurelius

10# Mr. Hitchcock taught me everything about cinema. It was thanks to him that I understood that murder scenes should be shot like love scenes and love scenes like murder scenes. — Grace Kelly183

11# If I had to choose between dribbling past 5 players and scoring from 40 yards at Anfield or shagging miss world, it’d be a hard choice. Thankfully, I’ve done both. — George Best173

12# Be grateful! It is easy to thank after obtaining what you want, thank before having what you want.— Shams Tabrizi164

13# It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy. — Sayings

14# A life without love is like a tree without fruit. — Stephen King158

15# God has blessed you richly, so get down on your knees and thank him. Don’t forget the less fortunate or God will personally kick your ass. I’d love to do it for him, but I can’t be everywhere.— Willie Nelson154

16# Every Hour has its own value. Every minute is precious. Every second is irreplaceable. Thank Allah for the time you have, be it little. If you thank Allah for something, He will surely increase it in its blessings. — Nouman Ali Khan153

17# If the only prayer you said was “Thank you”, that would be enough. — Meister Eckhart

18# The chief purpose of life, for any of us, is to increase according to our capacity our knowledge of God by all means we have, and to be moved by it to praise and thanks. — J. R. R. Tolkien

19# If you want to change the way others treat you, you should first change the way you treat yourself. Unless you learn to love yourself, fully and sincerely, there is no way you can be loved. Once you achieve that stage, however, be thankful for every thorn that others might throw at you. It is a sign that you will soon be showered in roses. — Shams Tabrizi

20# Whatever happens in your life, no matter how troubling things might seem, do not enter the neighborhood of despair. Even when all doors remained closed, God will open up a new path only for you. Be thankful! It is easy to be thankful when all is well. A Sufi is thankful not only for what he has been given but also for all that he has been denied. — Shams Tabrizi

21# Whatever happens to you, don’t fall in despair.

22# Even if all the doors are closed, a secret path will be there for you that no one knows. You can’t see it yet but so many paradises are at the end of this path…Be grateful! It is easy to thank after obtaining what you want, thank before having what you want. — Rumi

23# 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

24# Be grateful for what you have now. As you begin to think about all the things in your life you are grateful for, you will be amazed at the never ending thoughts that come back to you of more things to be grateful for. You have to make a start, and then the law of attraction will receive those grateful thoughts and give you more just like them. — Rhonda Byrne

25# The more you are thankful, the more you attract things to be thankful for. — Sayings

26# Life is beautiful. Be thankful for everything. Destroy your ego. Free hugs. Sing your hearts out in the street. Rock ‘n roll. — Ariana Grande

27# The root of joy is gratefulness…It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful. — David Steindl-Rast

28# 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

29# Don’t let mistakes be so monumental, don’t let your love be so confidential, don’t let your mind be so darn judgemental, and please let your heart be more influential. Be thankful for all that the spirit provides and be thankful for all that you see without eyes. — Michael Franti

30# I pray that you all put your shoes way under the bed at night so that you gotta get on your knees in the morning to find them. And while you’re down there thank God for grace and mercy and understanding. — Denzel Washington

31# I have never known more than fifteen minutes of anxiety or fear. Whenever I feel fearful emotions overtaking me, I just close my eyes and thank God that He is still on the throne reigning over everything and I take comfort in His control over the affairs of my life .— John Wesley220

32# I grew up hearing everyone tell me ‘God loves you’

33# I would say big deal, God loves everybody. That don’t make me special! That just proves that God ain’t got no taste. And, I don’t think He does. Thank God! Because He takes the junk of our lives and makes the most beautiful art. — Rich Mullins

34# When you ask God for a gift, Be thankful if he sends, Not diamonds, pearls or riches, but the love of real true friends. — Helen Steiner Rice

35# Thank god quote We wouldn’t ask why a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals

36# We wouldn’t ask why a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals, in turn, we would celebrate its tenacity, we would all love its will to reach the sun, well, we are the roses, this is the concrete and these are my damaged petals, don’t ask me why, thank god, and ask me how. — Tupac Shakur

37# My God, thank you. Thank you very much. I’m almost embarrassed by the response, but when I see this, I know that the twenty five years that I’ve spent trying to make you happy every night of your life was worth every damn minute of it. — Ric Flair

38# I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best. — Walt Whitman

39# Happy moments, PRAISE GOD Difficult moments, SEEK GOD Quiet moments, WORSHIP GOD Painful moments, TRUST GOD Every moment, THANK GOD. — Rick Warren

40# I don’t think I’ve ever stepped into a gym – they won’t let me smoke there. I just thank God Miller Lite isn’t as fattening as most beers. If I cut back on beer, though, I’d look anorexic. — John Daly

41# God has blessed you richly, so get down on your knees and thank him. Don’t forget the less fortunate or God will personally kick your ass. I’d love to do it for him, but I can’t be everywhere. — Willie Nelson

42# The greatest honor we can give Almighty God is to live gladly because of the knowledge of his love. — Julian of Norwich

43# It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived. — George S. Patton

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