23 Meaningful Gratitude Quotes from Spiritual Leaders to Help Shift Your Perspective (With Images!)

Whenever we are feeling low, resentful, and frustrated with how our life is going, gratitude is a powerful way to shift our perspective and raise us out of the hole. 

Here are 23 gratitude quotes from some of the leading spiritual teachers that reveal why practicing gratitude is crucial to our inner peace and joy. 

1. "Better to lose count while naming your blessings than to lose your blessings to counting your troubles.”— Maltbie Babcock.

Maltbie Babcock Gratitude Quote

2. “Gratitude enriches human life. It elevates, energizes, inspires and transforms, and those who practice it will experience significant improvements in several areas of life including relationships, academics, energy level and even dealing with tragedy and crisis.” —Dr Robert Emmons

Dr. Robert Emmons Gratitude Quote

3. “The more you practice gratitude, the more you see how much there is to be grateful for, and your life becomes an ongoing celebration of joy and happiness”—Don Miguel Ruiz

Don Miguel Ruiz Gratitude Quote

4. "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

Oprah Winfrey Gratitude Quote

5. "I don't have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness - it's right in front of me if I'm paying attention and practicing gratitude." —Brené Brown

Brené Brown Gratitude Quote

6. "Being content with what you have already is an art form that leads to a peace that can’t be replaced by anything else." —Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert Gratitude Quote

7. “You have been offered "the gift of crisis". As Kathleen Norris reminds us, the Greek root of the word crisis is "to sift", as in, to shake out the excesses and leave only what's important. That's what crises do. They shake things up until we are forced to hold on to only what matters most. The rest falls away.”― Glennon Doyle, Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed

Glennon Doyle Gratitude Quote

8. "No amount of regret changes the past. No amount of anxiety changes the future. But any amount of gratitude changes the present." — Glennon Doyle

Glennon Doyle Gratitude Quote

9. "If you’re so busy focusing your attention on what you don’t have, there’s no room to appreciate the things you do have." —Nicole Novoselsky, Attitude of Gratitude Workshop

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Nicole Novoselsky Gratitude Quote

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10. "I am thankful for the adversities, which have crossed my pathway, for they taught me tolerance, sympathy, self-control, perseverance and some other virtues I might never have known." —Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill Gratitude Quote

11. "Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” —Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle Gratitude Quote

12. “I am so grateful that surrender had taught me to willingly participate in life's dance with a quiet mind and an open heart.” — Michael A. Singer

Michael Singer Gratitude Quote

13. “Can you accept the notion that once you change your internal state, you don’t need the external world to provide you with a reason to feel joy, gratitude, appreciation, or any other elevated emotion?”― Joe Dispenza, Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One

Joe Dispenza Gratitude Quote

14. “We are who we practice to be. So if you practice gratitude, you’ll be grateful.”—Joe Dispenza

Joe Dispenza Gratitude Quote

15. “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” — Dalai Lama XIV

Dalai Lama Gratitude Quote

16. "Gratitude is a sacred space where you allow and know that a force greater than your ego is always at work and always available."—Wayne Dyer

Wayne Dyer Gratitude Quote

17. The antidote to fear is gratitude. The antidote to anger is gratitude. You can’t feel fear or anger while feeling gratitude at the same time.” —Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins Gratitude Quote
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18. "Gratitude is one of the most effective ways of getting in touch with your soul." —Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra Gratitude Quote

19. "Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good." —Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Gratitude Quote

20. "A miracle happened: another day of life." —Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho Gratitude Quote

21. Every time you take in the good, you build a little bit of neural structure. Doing this a few times a day—for months and even years—will gradually change your brain, and how you feel and act, in far-reaching ways.”― Rick Hanson, Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom

Rick Hanson Gratitude Quote

22. "I feel gratitude and praise today for what are sometimes such simple pleasures. I have learned that happiness is not determined by circumstances. Happiness is not what happens when everything goes the way you think it should go; happiness is what happens when you decide to be happy."  — Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson Gratitude Quote

23. “gratitude makes you happy attachment makes you struggle gentleness reveals inner wisdom harshness reveals inner turbulence calmness supports good decisions solitude supports transformation” ― yung pueblo, Clarity & Connection

Yung Pueblo Gratitude Quotes

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