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Thank You Quotes

These thank-you quotes are excellent for when you need to reflect on some of the great things going on in life. Whether it’s communicating to a friend or family member or just for self-reflection.

Perhaps these sayings will help you express your feelings of gratefulness. Plus, it’s just good manners to say thank you when someone has done a kind deed for you or given you a gift.

Enjoy these thank-you quotes, and remember there is always some reason to be thankful.

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Best Thank You Quotes

1. Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.
Karl Barth

2. The best kind of giving is thanksgiving.
G.K. Chesterton

3. When we were children, we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?
G.K. Chesterton

4. I thank you, God, for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of the sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.
E. E. Cummings

5. The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
The Dalai Lama

6. I feel a very unusual sensation – if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.
Benjamin Disraeli

7. If the only prayer you said in your whole life was thank you, it would be enough.
Meister Eckhart

8. 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

9. Find the good and praise it.
Alex Haley

Famous Gratitude Sayings

10.) Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Charles Dickens

11.) They are not poor that have little, but they that desire much. The richest man, whatever his lot, is the one who’s content with his lot.
Dutch Proverb

12.) You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

13.) To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant; to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.
Johannes Gaertner

14.) Maybe being grateful means recognizing what you have for what it is. Appreciating small victories. Admiring the struggle it takes to simply be human…At the end of the day, the fact that we have the courage to still be standing is reason enough to celebrate.
Meredith Grey

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16.) SWEATER, n.: garment worn by a child when its mother is feeling chilly.
Ambrose Bierce

17.) A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.
Emily Dickinson

18.) Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease.
Lisa Alther

19.) A mother is the truest friend we have
Washington Irving

20.) Who ran to help me when I fell,
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
My Mother.
Ann Taylor

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21.) He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.

22.) Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.
William Faulkner

23.) The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
Eric Hoffer

24.) Thank you God for this good life, and forgive us if we do not love it enough.
Garrison Keillor

25.) Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Marcel Proust

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Gratefulness Sayings

26.) Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.

27.) One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.

28.) A mother understands what a child does not say.

29.) Don’t overload gratitude; if you do, she’ll kick.

30.) A mother’s love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking; it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking.
Helen Steiner Rice

31.) The secret to having it all is knowing that you already do.

32.) A thankful heart is a happy heart.

33.) If at first you don’t succeed, do it as your mother told you.

34.) The things you take for granted. Someone else is praying for. Be thankful.

35.) I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you, my heart has no bottom.

36.) No gift to your mother can ever equal her gift to you – life.

37.) The hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world.
William Ross Wallace

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38.) You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing, and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.

39.) Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.
Doris Day (a life quote to remember)

40.) A basic law: the more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for.
Norman Vincent Peale

41.) Be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying for.
Will Rogers

42.) At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
Albert Schweitzer

43.) I can no other answer make, but thanks, and thanks.
William Shakespeare

44.) The soul that gives thanks can find comfort in everything; the soul that complains can find comfort in nothing.
Hannah Whitall Smith

Appreciation and Thankfulness

45.) The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.
John E. Southard

46.) Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.
G.B. Stern

47.) We cannot do great things on this Earth, only small things with great love.
Mother Teresa

48.) Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Mark Twain

49.) A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.

50.) 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

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Good Thank You Quotes

51.) Blessed are those who can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.

52.) It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy.

53.) Gratitude is the memory of the heart.

54.) Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality.
Alfred Painter

55.) A person with a gratitude, thankful approach to life is appreciated.

56.) He quotes a life of appreciation lives fully.

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57.) Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel.

58.) No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.

59.) I want to say thank you to all the people who walked into my life and made it outstanding, and all the people who walked out of my life and made it fantastic.

60.) Thank you for being the reason I smile.

Be Thankful Sayings

61.) Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire,
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

62.) Be thankful when you don’t know something
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.

63.) Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.

64.) Be thankful for your limitations
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.

65.) Be thankful for each new challenge
Because it will build your strength and character.

66.) Be thankful for your mistakes
They will teach you valuable lessons.

67.) Be thankful when you’re tired and weary
Because it means you’ve made a difference.

68.) It is easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are
also thankful for the setbacks.

69.) GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles
and they can become your blessings.

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Quotes on Being Thankful

70.) We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.
John F. Kennedy

71.) Even though we can’t have all we want, we ought to be thankful we don’t get what we deserve.

72.) Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

73.) God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say ‘thank you?’
William Arthur Ward

74.) We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics.
Bill Vaughn

75.) Thank you, dear God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough. Thank you for the rain. And for the chance to wake up in three hours and go fishing: I thank you for that now, because I won’t feel so thankful then.
Garrison Keillor

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

Giving Thanks Sayings

77.) If you can’t reward, then you should thank.
Arabic Proverb

78.) Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Melodie Beattie

79.) There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.
Ralph Blum

80.) You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy.

81.) Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
G.K. Chesterton

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82.) When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.
Chinese Proverb

83.) In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.
Albert Clarke

84.) 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

85.) To live a life fulfilled, reflect on the things you have with gratitude.
Jaren Davis

Thank You Quotes at Work

86.) Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.
Ernest Hemingway

87.) Thou who hast given so much to me, give me one more thing… a grateful heart!
George Herbert

88.) The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.
William James

89.) Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.
Alphonse Karr

90.) As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.
John F. Kennedy

91.) You won’t be happy with more until you’re happy with what you’ve got.
Viki King

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92.) Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.
Jacques Maritain

93.) When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
Willie Nelson

94.) No good deed goes unpunished.
Oscar Wilde

95.) A grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things.

96.) Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
W.T. Purkiser

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97.) Stop thinking of gratitude as a buy product of your circumstances and start thinking of it as a world view.
Bryan Robles

98.) We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
Albert Schweitzer

99.) It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.
David Steindl-Rast

100.) Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.
G.B. Stern

101.) Live your life so that the fear of death can never enter your heart. When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light. Give thanks for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. And if perchance you see no reason for giving thanks, rest assured the fault is in yourself.
Tecumseh Shawnee Chief

102.) Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
William Ward

Tip: Include these thank you quotes at the beginning or end of a note or card you’re sending to friends and family.

To Teachers: Thank You Quotes

103.) Happiness is the realization of God in the heart. Happiness is the result of praise and thanksgiving, of faith, of acceptance; a quiet tranquil realization of the love of God.
White Eagle

104.) Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
Oprah Winfrey

105.) Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires long hours, patience, and care.
Horace Mann

106.) Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher. 
Japanese Proverb

107.) The great teacher is not the man who supplies the most facts, but the one in whose presence we become different people.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Thank You Quotes to Teachers

108.) The smallest thanks are always worth more than the effort it takes to give it.

109.) There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.

110.) We appreciate your knowledge, know-how, and patience.

111.) Be grateful, not only for others but for yourself.

112.) Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
John Wooden

113.) A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops.
Henry Adams

Heartfelt Quotes

114.) I’m glad I have you for the rest of my life as a best friend, lover, and fellow adventurer. Thank you for constantly supporting me, forgiving me, loving me, making me laugh, and challenging me to be a better person.
Raquel Martin

115.) I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
G.K. Chesterton

116.) Enjoy the little things; for one day, you may look back and realize they were the big things.
Robert Brault

117.) For the yesterdays and today’s, and the tomorrows I can hardly wait for – Thank you.
Cecelia Ahern

118.) The unthankful heart discovers no mercies but lets the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.
Henry Ward Beecher

Funny Thank You Quotes

119.) God gave us our relatives; thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel lWatts Mumford

120.) It’s a funny thing about life; once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.
Germany Kent

121.) If you haven’t all the things you want, be grateful for the things you don’t have that you wouldn’t want.

122.) Silent gratitude isn’t very much use to anyone.
Gertrude Stein

Prominent Thank You Quotes

123.) Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.

124.) O Lord, who lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.
William Shakespeare

125.) There is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark.
Helen Keller

126.) Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
William Arthur Ward

127.) Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.

128.) For my part, I am almost contented just now and very thankful. Gratitude is a divine emotion: it fills the heart but not to bursting; it warms it but not to fever.
Charlotte Brontë

129.) There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
Thomas Aquinas

130.) All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
Abraham Lincoln

Powerful Thank You Quotes

131.) Thank you is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, and understanding.
Alice Walker

132.) No duty is more urgent than giving thanks.
James Allen

133.) Enough is a feast.
Buddhist Proverb

134.) The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.
Oscar Wilde

135.) When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.
Kristin Armstrong

136.) 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

137.) Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.
A.A. Milne

138.) We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
Thornton Wilder

Thanks and Gratitude

139.) Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.
Randy Pausch

140.) For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile.
Elie Wiesel

141.) Thank you for always being my rainbow after the storm. 

142.) I couldn’t find a card that expressed my gratitude the way I wanted. I need a card that gives you a big hug. 

143.) From the bottom of my heart, I thank you and appreciate all you have done. Your generosity has given me new hope. 
Catherine Pulsifer

144.) Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it all into words is all that is necessary.
Margaret Cousins

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145.) Thank you for accepting me as I am, with my virtues and defects.
Jenni Rivera

146.) There’s no possible way I could ever repay, How I wish there were more I could do, but I thank you, friend, my friend to the end.
Jim Thistle

147.) A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Walter Winchell

149.) Strive to find things to be thankful for, and just look for the good in who you are.
Bethany Hamilton

150.) If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.
Gerald Good

Thank You Quotes FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions about thank you quotes.

How do I say “thank you” in a powerful way?

Instead of saying “Thank You,” try using the phrase, “I’m grateful.” Instead of “Thank you for the delicious meal,” try saying, “I’m grateful for the delicious meal and you taking the time to prepare it.”

Which is preferred, “Thank you everyone” or “Thank you all”?

Both sayings have the same meaning and can be used interchangeably. “Thank you, everyone” is considered a bit more formal and works better when standing alone.

What is the Norman Vincent Peal quote on thankfulness?

Norman Vincent Peale said, “The more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for.”

If you have any ideas for thank you quotes, please submit them via Contact. Thank you.

By Michael O’Halloran

Michael is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.


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