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40 Gratitude Quotes in Spanish

Practice thankfulness this year with these gratitude quotes in Spanish.

While we often use Thanksgiving as the time to be thankful for all of the special people in our life, as well as all of our material possessions, why not practice gratitude all year long. 

Practicing gratitude has social, economic and physical benefits that will increase your lifestyle and mood. 

That’s why today, I am going to share 40 gratitude quotes in Spanish.

Keep reading for a brief description of the benefits of practicing gratitude, as well as way to use these gratitude quotes in Spanish today. 

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Gratitude Quotes in Spanish

Benefits of practicing gratitude 

Did you know that practicing gratitude has many benefits and can actually make a person happier?

Just like practicing daily positive affirmations can increase self-confidence, practicing daily gratitude has physical, psychological and emotional benefits.

Related: 40 Printable Positive Affirmations in Spanish To Boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem

According to Robert Emmons’ article “Why Gratitude is Good” in Greater Good Magazine,  a consistent practice of gratitude can have the following benefits:


  • Stronger immune systems
  • Less bothered by aches and pains
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Exercise more and take better care of their health
  • Sleep longer and feel more refreshed upon waking


  • Higher levels of positive emotions
  • More alert, alive, and awake
  • More joy and pleasure
  • More optimism and happiness


  • More helpful, generous, and compassionate
  • More forgiving
  • More outgoing
  • Feel less lonely and isolated.”
Robert Emmons “Why Gratitude is Good”

I don’t know about you, but I want all of these benefits.

In fact, the past year, I have been practicing gratitude more and I can absolutely confirm these benefits.

Coming from a history of constant negativity, practicing gratitude conjunctively with positive affirmations has made me a more optimistic person, which in turn has brought more joy and pleasure to my life.

I hope this can be the case for you, too. 

Why gratitude quotes in Spanish

Now you might be thinking, why gratitude quotes in Spanish?

Well for starters, my blog’s niche is about bilingual parenting and resources in Spanish. So, I thought it would be fun to share these gratitude quotes in Spanish with my audience who are either Spanish-speakers or are currently learning Spanish.

If you don’t speak Spanish, that’s okay, because underneath each quote, I am going to provide my best translation in English so that you can enjoy these quotes, too. 

How to use these gratitude quotes in Spanish?

One way to receive the full benefits of practicing gratitude is by doing so daily.

How can you do this?

It’s super easy! By using a gratitude journal.

Repurpose an old journal or notebook, or invest in a new gratitude journal if that will incite your journey all the more. 

Each day, or a couple times a week, write down one of these gratitude quotes in Spanish. 

Reflect about the quote and how it relates to you. 

Then, make sure to write down something that you are grateful for or an act of gratitude that you did for the day.

This will be useful activity if you’re learning Spanish, too. Write down the quote and identify vocabulary that you do not know. Then look it up and write it down in your journal. You will never forget that vocabulary word!

So are you ready to become your best self and be grateful, then let’s look at these gratitude quotes in Spanish and get practicing!

Let’s make gratitude a daily habit! 

40 Gratitude quotes in Spanish

1. El corazón que da gracias es feliz, porque no podemos sentirnos agradecidos e infelices al mismo tiempo. Cuánto más agradecemos, más nos sentimos agradecidos. 

A heart that give thanks is a happy one, because we cannot be thankful and unhappy at the same time. The more we give thanks, the more we feel thankful.

2. La gratitud es la menor de las virtudes, pero la ingratitud es el peor de los vicios.

Gratitude is the smallest of virtues, but ungratefulness is the worst vice.

3 .Expresar gratitud es un estado natural de ser y nos recuerda que todos estamos conectados.

Expressing gratitude is a natural state of being and it reminds us that we are all connected.

Practice thankfulness this year with these 40 gratitude quotes in Spanish. Increase your physical, social and emotional wellbeing.

4. Todo nuestro descontento por aquello de lo que carecemos procede de nuestra falta de gratitud por lo que tenemos.

All of our unhappiness from all of the things we do not have comes from our lack of gratitude for the things that we do have.

5. Cuando damos alegremente, y aceptamos con gratitud, todos somos bendecidos.

We we joyfully give and accept with gratitude, we are all blessed.

6. Quien no agradece por poco no agradecerá por mucho.

He who does not give thanks for a little, will not give thanks for a lot.

7. Ningún deber es más importante que el de devolver las gracias.

There is no duty as important as returning thanks.

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8. La alegría es la forma más simple de gratitud.

Happiness is the most simple form of gratitude.

Gratitude quotes in Spanish — Frases de gratitud

9. Una actitud de alegría atrae grandes cosas.   

An attitude of happiness attracts big things.

10. La gratitud da sentido a nuestro pasado, trae la paz el día de hoy y crea una visión hacia la mañana.

Gratitude gives meaning to our past, brings peace to today and creates a future for tomorrow.

11. Si no aprecias lo que tiene, es mejor que no lo tengas.

If you do not appreciate that what you have, its best not to have it.

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12. La gratitud se da cuando la memoria se almacena en el corazón y no en la mente.

Gratitude comes about when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.

13, La gratitud es un deber que debe pagarse, pero ninguno tiene derecho a esperarlo.

Gratitude is a duty that must be paid, but no one has the right to wait for it.

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14. El agradecimiento es la parte principal de un hombre de bien.

Thankfulness is the most important part of an honest man.

15. Demos gracias a las personas que nos hacen felices, ellos son los encantadores jardineros que hacen florecer nuestra alma.

Let’s give thanks to the people that make us happy. They are the charming gardeners that make our soul bloom.

Demos gracias a las personas que nos hacen felices, ellos son los encantadores jardineros que hacen florecer nuestra alma.

16. La gratitud es la flor más bella que brota del alma.

Gratitude is the most beautiful flower that blooms from the soul.

17. Nada es más honorable que un corazón agradecido.

Nothing is more honorable than a thankful heart.

18. Vive tu vida con gratitud, amor y amistad con los que te rodean.

Life your life with gratitude, love and friendship with those who surround you.

19. Sentir gratitud y no expresarla es como envolver un regalo y no darlo.

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a gift and not giving it.

20. Lo que separa el privilegio del derecho es la gratitud.

What separates privilege and right is gratitude.

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21. Cada bendición ignorada se convierte en una maldición.

Each ignored blessing turns into a curse.

22. Cuando estás agradecido, el miedo desaparece y aparece la abundancia.

When you are thankful, fear disappears and abundance appears.

Cuando estás agradecido, el miedo desaparece y aparece la abundancia.

La gratitud es riqueza.

Gratitude is wealth.

23. La persona agradecida no solo confiesa sino que proclama sus deudas.

A thankful person not only confesses but also announces his debts.

24. Agradece a la llama su luz, pero no olvides el pie del candil que la paciente sostiene.

Thank the flame for it’s light, but don’t forget the foot of the candle that patiently holds it.

25. Medita en la belleza de la vida. Mira las estrellas y date cuenta de que corres con ellas.

Meditate on the beauty of life. Look at the starts and realize that you run with them.

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26. El que da, no debe volver a acordarse; pero el que recibe nunca debe olvidar.

He who gives, should never remember, but he who receives should never forget.

27. No reces cuando llueva si no rezas cuando el sol brilla.

Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray with the sun shines.

No reces cuando llueva si no rezas cuando el sol brilla.

28 .Debemos encontrar tiempo para detenernos y agradecer a las personas que hacen la diferencia en nuestras vidas. 

We must find time to stop ourselves and thank the people that make a difference in our lives.

29. Dobla tus bendiciones con agradecimiento para que no se deshagan.

Double your blessings with thanks so that they don’t go away.

30. La gratitud abre la plenitud de la vida.

Gratitude opens life’s plentitude.

31. Un hombre orgulloso rara vez es agradecido, porque piensa que se lo merece.

A proud man is rarely thankful, because he thinks he deserves it.

32. La gratitud es una forma de demostrar el amor y el afecto hacia alguien. 

Gratitude is a form of showing love and affect towards somebody.

33. La gratitud cambia los dolores de la memoria en una alegría tranquila.

Gratitude converts pains from memories into a tranquil happiness.

34. La esencia de todo bello arte es la gratitud.

The essence of all fine art is gratitude.

35. La gratitud y la actitud no son desafíos; ambas son elecciones.

Gratitude and attitude are not challenges, both are choices.

La gratitud y la actitud no son desafíos; ambas son elecciones.

36. El acto de bondad más pequeño vale más que la intención más grandiosa.

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intent.

37. No existen palabras en el mundo que se acerquen a lo agradecido que estoy.

That are words in the world that describe how thankful I am.

38. Olvida que has dado para recordar lo recibido.

Forget that you have give to remember what you received.

39. Cuando bebas agua, recuerda la fuente.

When you drink water, remember the source.

40. Si la única oración que dijiste en toda tu vida fue ‘gracias’, eso sería suficiente.

If the only thing you ever said in your life was ‘thank you’, that would be enough.

Thank you for reading. Let me know how your gratitude journey goes for you in the comments below!

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