The Currency of Gratitude

Quotations about kindness and gratitude

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more.”  Oprah

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  Maya Angelou

“Compliment people. Magnify their strengths, not their weaknesses.”  Anonymous

“I urge you to please notice when you are happy.”  Kurt Vonnegut

“The opposite of love is not hate. It is indifference.”  Elie Wiesel

“I will be generous with my love today. I will sprinkle compliments and uplifting words everywhere I go. I will do this knowing that my words are like seeds and when they fall on fertile soil, a reelection of those seeds will grow into something greater.”  Steve Maraboli

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

“The things you take for granted someone else is praying for.”  Anonymous

“We don’t have to agree on anything to be kind to one another.”  Anonymous

“Today I want you to think about all that you are instead of all that your are not.”  Anonymous

“Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.”  Bob Kerry

“The time is always right to do what is right.”  Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.”  H. Jackson Brown

“The secret to happiness is counting your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.”  William Penn

“It is not happy people who are thankful’; it is thankful people who are happy.” (via

“If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. The world needs more of that.”  (via

“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer.” Maya Angelou 


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