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35 Essential Quotes about Gratitude and Growth

The gift of life is awesome and the rewards of truly living life are even sweeter. We all carry in us seeds of greatness, and it is up to each individual to nurture and grow these seeds daily. We hope the following quotes inspire you to grow through life and also serve as motivational reminders of the importance of gratitude along the way.

Growth and Gratitude quotes

Here are 35 best quotes about growth and gratitude:

1- “Gratitude connects us to others and feeling gratitude allows us to be our best selves. When we are truly grateful, we can count on living the life we want.” – M.J. Ryan

2- “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

3- “Good timber does not grow with ease. The stronger the wind the stronger the trees.” – J. Willard Marriott

4- “Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.” – Zig Ziglar

5- “Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one’s potential.” – Bruce Lee

6- “When you really pay attention, everything is your teacher.” – Ezra Bayda

7- “Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.” – Helena Rubinstein

8- “There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.” – Ronald Reagan

9- “The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.” – Ben Stein

10- “Keep your eyes open and try to catch people in your company doing something right, then praise them for it.” – Tom Hopkins

11- “Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” – Charles Dickens

12- “He that does good to another does good also to himself, not only in the consequence but in the very act. For the consciousness of well-doing is in itself ample reward.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

13- “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” – W.T. Purkiser

14- “All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance.” – Edward Gibbon

15- “Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve ever done before.” – Bonnie Blair

16- “Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” – John F. Kennedy

17- “Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown.” – George Shinn

18- “If you want to feel proud of yourself, you’ve got to do things you can be proud of. Feelings follow actions.” – Oseola McCarty

19- “He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” – Epictetus

20- “People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die.” – Plato

21- “The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

22- “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

23- “Often we set out to make a difference in the lives of others, only to discover we have made a difference in our own.” – Ellie Braun-Haley

24- “Gratitude is the state of mind of thankfulness. As it is cultivated, we experience an increase in our “sympathetic joy,” our happiness at another’s happiness. Just as in the cultivation of compassion, we may feel the pain of others, so we may begin to feel their joy as well. And it doesn’t stop there.” – Stephen Levine

25- “To admit you were wrong is to declare you are wiser now than before.” – Author Unknown

26- “All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.” – Calvin Coolidge

27- “Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.” – Northrup Christiane

28- “The greatest thing in the world is to know how to be one’s own self.” – Montaigne

29- “There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.” – Ralph H. Blum

30- “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” – Albert Einstein

31- “A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.” – Henry Ward Beecher

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

33- “A tree trunk the size of a man grows from a blade as thin as a hair. A tower nine stories high is built from a small heap of earth.” – Lao-Tzu

34- “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” – Thornton Wilder

35- “Every winner has scars.” – Herbert N. Casson

Ah! And here we are at the end of these 35 Essential Quotes about Gratitude and Growth. Which one resonated with you most? Do you have a quote you’d like to share? Leave a comment… and be sure to spread inspiration by sharing this article with friends.

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