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Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind. ~ Lionel Hampton

Sometimes a quote is so poetic, and true, you know it comes straight from the heart.

The quotes below are evidence that you don’t have to be a poet to speak the truth.

Nurture your soul with these inspiring quotes from the heart.

 

59 Quotes from the Heart

Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind. ~ Lionel Hampton

Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind. ~ Lionel Hampton

Self-praise, like a circle, begins where it ends. ~ James Lendall Basford

Self-praise, like a circle, begins where it ends. ~ James Lendall Basford

If you always give, you will always have. ~ Proverb

If you always give, you will always have. ~ Proverb

Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him. ~ Albert Schweitzer

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him. ~ Albert Schweitzer

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one. ~ Mother Teresa

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one. ~ Mother Teresa

Don’t be eye candy. Be soul food. ~ Anonymous

Don’t be eye candy. Be soul food. ~ Anonymous

What if you spent some alone time every morning? Call it prayer. Call it planning. Call it centering. I call it a powerful way to begin the day. ~ Steve Goodier

What if you spent some alone time every morning? Call it prayer. Call it planning. Call it centering. I call it a powerful way to begin the day. ~ Steve Goodier

Fire and anger burn those who use them. ~ Proverb

Fire and anger burn those who use them. ~ Proverb

To be light is to be separated from one’s root. To be restless is to lose one’s self-mastery. ~ Lao Tzu

To be light is to be separated from one’s root. To be restless is to lose one’s self-mastery. ~ Lao Tzu

There is no shame in running, even by night, from disaster. The man does better who runs from disaster than he who is caught by it. ~ Homer

There is no shame in running, even by night, from disaster. The man does better who runs from disaster than he who is caught by it. ~ Homer

Calamity is the perfect glass wherein we truly see and know ourselves. ~ William D’Avenant

Calamity is the perfect glass wherein we truly see and know ourselves. ~ William D’Avenant

Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel

Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel

The things you really need are few and easy to come by; but the things you can imagine you need are infinite, and you will never be satisfied. ~ Epicurus

The things you really need are few and easy to come by; but the things you can imagine you need are infinite, and you will never be satisfied. ~ Epicurus

What hurts the victim most is not the cruelty of the oppressor but the silence of the bystander. ~ Eliezer “Elie” Wiesel

What hurts the victim most is not the cruelty of the oppressor but the silence of the bystander. ~ Eliezer “Elie” Wiesel

Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul. ~ Amy Collette

Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul. ~ Amy Collette

The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated. ~ William James

The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated. ~ William James

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. ~ Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. ~ Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough. ~ Meister Eckhart

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough. ~ Meister Eckhart

Be grateful for what you already have and you will attract more good things. ~ Rhonda Byrne

Be grateful for what you already have and you will attract more good things. ~ Rhonda Byrne

So much has been given to me, I have no time to ponder over that which has been denied. ~ Helen Keller

So much has been given to me, I have no time to ponder over that which has been denied. ~ Helen Keller

Give light and people will find the way. ~ Ella Baker

Give light and people will find the way. ~ Ella Baker

True forgiveness is when you can say, “Thank you for that experience.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

True forgiveness is when you can say, “Thank you for that experience.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it. ~ Richard Bach

The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it. ~ Richard Bach

There’s no disaster that can’t become a blessing, and no blessing that can’t become a disaster. ~ Richard Bach

There’s no disaster that can’t become a blessing, and no blessing that can’t become a disaster. ~ Richard Bach

Of the blessings set before you, make your choice, and be content. ~ Samuel Johnson

Of the blessings set before you, make your choice, and be content. ~ Samuel Johnson

Sometimes the best way to appreciate something is to be without it for a while. ~ Anonymous

Sometimes the best way to appreciate something is to be without it for a while. ~ Anonymous

There is so much to be grateful for, just open your eyes. ~ Anonymous

There is so much to be grateful for, just open your eyes. ~ Anonymous

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance. ~ Eckhart Tolle

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance. ~ Eckhart Tolle

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity. ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity. ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Close your eyes. Fall in love. Stay there. ~ Rumi

Close your eyes. Fall in love. Stay there. ~ Rumi

Love and gratitude can part seas, move mountains, and create miracles. ~ Rhonda Byrne

Love and gratitude can part seas, move mountains, and create miracles. ~ Rhonda Byrne

When you give and carry out acts of kindness, it’s as though something inside your body responds and says, “Yes, this is how I ought to feel.” ~ Rabbi Harold Kushner

When you give and carry out acts of kindness, it’s as though something inside your body responds and says, “Yes, this is how I ought to feel.” ~ Rabbi Harold Kushner

The past is never dead. It’s not even past. ~ William Faulkner

The past is never dead. It’s not even past. ~ William Faulkner

…[I]t takes a valor to open the hearts of men as well as the gates of castles. ~ Henry David Thoreau

…[I]t takes a valor to open the hearts of men as well as the gates of castles. ~ Henry David Thoreau

The struggle ends when gratitude begins. ~ Neale Donald Walsch

The struggle ends when gratitude begins. ~ Neale Donald Walsch

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant. ~ Socrates

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant. ~ Socrates

Understanding the problem and understanding the people are two different things. ~ Sheena Allen

Understanding the problem and understanding the people are two different things. ~ Sheena Allen

A sense of blessedness comes from a change of heart, not from more blessings. ~ Mason Cooley

A sense of blessedness comes from a change of heart, not from more blessings. ~ Mason Cooley

You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles. ~ C. JoyBell C.

You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles. ~ C. JoyBell C.

It’s funny how the universe guides you to where you’re meant to be. ~ Ellen DeGeneres

It’s funny how the universe guides you to where you’re meant to be. ~ Ellen DeGeneres

Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart. ~ Washington Irving

Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart. ~ Washington Irving

Some souls just understand each other upon meeting. ~ N.R. Hart

Some souls just understand each other upon meeting. ~ N.R. Hart

A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. ~ Anonymous

A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. ~ Anonymous

Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.  ~ Ally Condie

Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.  ~ Ally Condie

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. ~ Aesop

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. ~ Aesop

Leave something for someone but don’t leave someone for something. ~ Enid Blyton

Leave something for someone but don’t leave someone for something. ~ Enid Blyton

Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do. ~ Voltaire

Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do. ~ Voltaire

No man fears what he has seen grow. ~ African Proverb

No man fears what he has seen grow. ~ African Proverb

No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky. ~ Bob Dylan

No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky. ~ Bob Dylan

In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful. ~ Alice Walker

In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful. ~ Alice Walker

Find the good. It’s all around you. Find it, showcase it and you’ll start believing in it. ~ Jesse Owens

Find the good. It’s all around you. Find it, showcase it and you’ll start believing in it. ~ Jesse Owens

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. ~ Princess Diana

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. ~ Princess Diana

My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. ~ Desmond Tutu

My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. ~ Desmond Tutu

When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome. ~ Wilma Rudolph

When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome. ~ Wilma Rudolph

Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. ~ Winston S. Churchill

Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. ~ Winston S. Churchill

Gratitude is the sweetest thing in a seeker’s life – in all human life. If there is gratitude in your heart, then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes. ~ Sri Chinmoy

Gratitude is the sweetest thing in a seeker’s life – in all human life. If there is gratitude in your heart, then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes. ~ Sri Chinmoy

A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. ~ Donna Roberts

A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. ~ Donna Roberts

 

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