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Famous Thank You Quotes and Sayings Plus Wonderful Gratitude Quotations

Welcome to this big collection of famous thank you quotes and thank you sayings. :-)Expressing gratitude not only feels good for the receiver, it also feels incredibly rewarding for the giver.  

Whatever you purpose here is, e.g. finding quotes to say thank you for your thank you card, letter, speech, presentation, email etc. you'll have many wonderful gratitude quotes to choose between.

So please, lean back and enjoy these great quotes to say thank you.

Thank you! :-)


Famous Thank you Quotes: Great Ways to Say Thank You!

Glass paperweight with small pink heart.

If you're looking for a way let someone you know, know your appreciation and gratitude, there are many famous people who have written some really lovely gratitude quotes that you can freely use.

Below you may also find some wonderful thank you sayings that are also imbued with a beautiful poetic quality. In this way thank you quotes and thank you poems may resemble each other a lot.

Now, leaving the scene for some great gratitude quotes:

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

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

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

For your thoughtfulness and generosity, from you I have learned much of life's philosophy - Thank you sincerely.
~ Thank you sayings ~

So long, and thanks for all the fish.
~ Douglas Adams ~

If you're not familiar with Douglas Adams' wonderful humorous work "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", then this thank you quote must seem rather mysterious.

"So long and thank you for all the fish" is what the dolphins said to the humans just before they left Earth as the planet was about to be wiped out in order for a hyperspace bypass to be established instead.

Yes, absurd, but wonderfully entertaining!

Here are more quotes to say thank you:

Beggar that I am, I am even poor in thanks.
~ William Shakespeare ~

Thank you. You have shown me the way back to myself.
~ Charles Baudelaire ~


Poetic Thank You Poems

Besides using famous quotes to say thank you to show someone your gratitude, you can also choose to use thank you poems.

Thank you poems are often very sweet and poetic and many of them also rhyme.

Writing a beautiful poem to say thank you in a thank you card is a wonderful, personal way to show you love and appreciation:

Thank you quotes: Two hands holding a stone with friends written on it and flower next to it.

Thanks for being my friend
Thanks for thinking about me
Thanks for care about me
Thanks for everything you did for me
You shouldn’t have
But I’m so glad you did

~ Poem to say thank you ~

I thank you for your kindness,
I will not soon forget;
You’re one of the nicest people
I have ever met

~ Joanna Fuchs ~

Thank you for, your friendship true.
For being there, for being you.
For your heart, so good and kind
A truer friend, I could ever find.
Thank You.

~ Thank you poem ~

Yes, a good thank you poem doesn't have to be all that complicated to be powerful.

Sometimes a simple poem like the one above is all that is needed :-)

The six most important words: I admit I made a mistake.
The five most important words: You did a good job.
The four most important words: What is YOUR opinion?
The three most important words: If you please.
The two most important words: Thank You.
The one most important word: We.
The least important word: I.

~ Poem to say thank you ~

Thank goodness for all of the things you are not!
Thank goodness you're not something someone forgot,
and left all alone in some punkerish place
like a rusty tin coat hanger hanging in space.
Thats why I say "Duckie!
don't grumble! don't stew!
some critters are much-much,
oh, ever so much-much,
so muchly much-much more unlucky than you!

~ Dr. Seuss ~

The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies;
but let 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 ~

Yes, sometimes we're not thankful towards someONE, we're just thankful in general!

Being thankful and appreciative is an attitude towards life. It's a state of being that is about saying 'yes' to life and the world. This state of full acceptance is incredibly fulfilling and rewarding.

Try it, and you'll know it!

Here are some more thank you poems:

Flatter me, and I may not believe you.
Criticize me, and I may not like you.
Ignore me, and I may not forgive you.
Encourage me, and I may not forget you.

~ William Arthur ~

I thank Thee first because I was never robbed before;
Second, because although they took my purse they did not take my life;
Third, because although they took my all, it was not much;
And fourth because it was I who was robbed, and not I who robbed.

~ Matthew Henry ~


Wonderful Gratitude Quotes: Saying Thank You Just Feels Good

Being thankful for life: Man sitting in a chair on a small bridge with his arms out to the side.

Saying thank you and being really being grateful are not just about words.

When you say thank you, you actually open yourself up because you accept. You appreciate and you share yourself. You allow yourself to be open to receive love. And that, as you probably know, feels nothing less than wonderful.

This openness and acceptance that follows saying thank you is the reason why the quotes below emphasize that saying thank feels so good.

Here are some wonderful gratitude quotes and thank sayings about how it feels to say thank you:

Every time we remember to say "thank you", we experience nothing less than heaven on earth.
~ Sarah Ban Breathnach ~

Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.
~ The Hausa of Nigeria ~

Saying "thank you" creates love.
~ Daphne Rose Kingma ~

How does "thank you" create love?

Well, when we say thank you (and mean it) we show someone that they are truly valued for who they are.

This acceptance and appreciation of another person is showing love. Therefore "thank you" creates love.

Below you'll find more gratitude quotes and famous thank you quotes:

If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.
~ W. Clement Stone ~

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




More Quotes to Say Thank You:
The Spiritual Simplicity of Something so Powerful

Close-up of beautiful sunflower and blue sky.

In some respect you could say that saying thank you is a spiritual doing.

When you say 'thank you' - not because you got something you wanted but simply because you are grateful for being alive, for experiencing (or having experienced) love or because you're happy, you can feel how saying it may change your attitude to one of acceptance and appreciation of life.

Try it! It's true!

Here are some great quotes about the powerful effect of saying something so simple as 'thank you':

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

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

A single grateful thought toward heaven is the most complete prayer.
~ Gotthold Lessing ~

Just a "thank you" is a mighty powerful prayer. Says it all.
~ Rosie Cash ~


Gratefulness Opens up Your Heart

Being thankful opens up your heart: Pink heart ribbon on blue background.

Saying thank you works on the simple principle of: give love and you'll get love.

This is why thank you quotes and thank you sayings are so extremely powerful.

The more love you give and show by being thankful, the more love you'll feel because in that act, you open up your heart.

With a closed heart, love can be there but you can't feel it. With an open heart you will realize that love is always there for you to feel ... if you choose to.

Take in these wonderful 'thanks' quotes and thank you sayings of gratitude:

For me, giving thanks is a sign of appreciation and gratitude that also brings about a deep sense of peace.
~ Wally Amos ~

You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.
~ Sarah Ban Breathnach ~

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.
~ William Blake ~

Yes, this is a good example of a thank you quote that conveys the message: the more you give, the more you get. :-)

Find more brilliant quotes below:

Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
~ Voltaire ~<

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

Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it.
~ Ralph Marston ~

The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.
~ Henry Ward Beecher ~


A Positive Attitude is a Thankful Attitude - Brilliant Quotes to Say Thank You

The quotes to say thank you below emphasize the point that you can be grateful for anything you choose to.

Even if something at first sight seems unfair or sad, there is always a way to turn it around and focus on some elements that you are appreciative of.

Even if it is just small things:

There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.
~ Author Unknown ~

He enjoys much who is thankful for little.
~ Thomas Secker ~


Cherish What You Can - Every Little Thing

Thank you quotes: Yellow white butterfly sitting on purple flower.

It is never too late to decide to take on an appreciative attitude to life.

But, you may ask, why should I?

Easy answer: It simply feels good! It just feels much better to be accepting and appreciating than being angry or negative.

So embrace the world and then world will embrace you back.

Here are some great famous thank you sayings:

Before someone's tomorrow has been taken away, cherish those you love, appreciate them today.
~ Michelle C. Ustaszeski ~

Life holds so many simple blessings, each day bringing its own individual wonder.
~ John McLeod ~ '

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.
~ Oprah Winfrey ~

When I first open my eyes upon the morning meadows and look out upon the beautiful world, I thank God I am alive.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

I guess this example of thank you quotes conveys one of the most simple, yet power things to be thankful of - being alive.

Being alive seems so trivial that most of us tend to take it for granted in our busy everyday lives.

Sometimes perhaps, we should stop up and appreciate the fact that we ARE.

More quotes to say thank you coming your way:

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

When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.
~ Tecumseh ~


Feeling Gratitude even When (or Because) It Seems Dark and There Is Nothing to Be Thankful of

Feeling Gratitude: Sunshine penetrating dark clouds over the sea.

Often when we encounter obstacles or misfortunes we become angry and frustrated. This is very understand and completely natural reaction.

But as mentioned earlier, there is always a way to empower yourself at times of trials. And that is to try to attribute positive meaning to what happens. To turn things around in your head.

In this way you may go away from being a disempowered victim to being an empowered person. This way of turning things around in your head is not easy, but definitely worth the try.

These gratitude quotes speak of being grateful even when times seem dark and full of despair:

Be thankful for your trials. If you're being tested, you're being perfected. Which means you have a divine purpose and reason to rejoice!
~ Thank you sayings ~

We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning.
~ Albert Barnes ~

I thank everyone that has caused me to suffer, without you I would have no reason to express myself.
~ Thank you quotations ~

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.
~ Buddha ~

Notice how Buddha continues to try and find something to grateful until he succeeds.

You yourself can try the exact thing as a form of personal development exercise.

Try to find a way to turn everything negative you can imagine into a positive experience.

E.g. look at the Helen Keller quote below as an inspiration to off with:

I thank God for my handicaps, for, through them, I have found myself, my work, and my God
~ Helen Keller ~


Heartfelt Gratitude Quotes: Thankfulness Resides in the Heart

Just like the symbolic manifestation of love is often viewed as a heart, so is thankfulness thought to reside in the heart.

In this way thankfulness can be viewed an expression of love.

Here are some great thank you quotes and gratitude quotes about thankfulness and the heart:

Flattery is from the teeth out. Sincere appreciation is from the heart out.
~ Dale Carnegie ~

Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.
~ Seneca ~

It isn't what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart.
~ Author Unknown ~

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.
~ Cicero ~


Showing Thankfulness in Actions

Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.
~ David O. McKay ~

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


Thank People While You Still Can
- Gratitude Quotes and Sayings

Stone in water with blessings ingraved in it.

This is really about living in the Now and making the most of what you have ... right now.

Because most of us don't know when we will leave this life or when someone that we love, will.

So start showing your thanks and appreciation now and reap the wonderful feelings of love that come from doing it.

These thank you sayings and thank you quotes speak of the feeling that may arise if we DON'T get to say thank you:

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

The worst moment for the atheist is when he is really thankful and has nobody to thank.
~ Dante Gabriel Rossetti ~

He loses his thanks who promises and delays.
~ Thank you sayings ~


The Spiritual Quality of Gratitude

Beautiful tropical beach paradise in an orange sunset.

These gratitude quotes can be viewed as examples of spiritual quotes.

These thank you sayings and gratitude quotes speak of being grateful as almost a form of spiritual beingness.

These thank you quotes speak, among other things, about looking at the world through a lens of appreciation and constant positive wonder:

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton ~

To say thank you, is in recognition of humanity.
~ Toni Mon ~

Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.
~ Thank you sayings ~


There Is Always Something to be Thankful of

Try this little exercise. It's a bit like the one I suggested further up this page.

Think of all the things you have NOT got and which you would have liked to have.

Now try to find some positive things that you have experienced because you did NOT have what you wanted.

In other words, what are the positive things, you have achieved BECAUSE you DIDN'T get what you (thought) you wanted.

The more difficult this exercise is for you, the more important insights you will probably get from doing it.

Here are some great quotes that emphasize being grateful even when you think there is nothing to be grateful of:

If you can't be content with what you have received, be thankful for what you have escaped.
~ Thank you sayings ~

For what I have received may the Lord make me truly thankful. And more truly for what I have not received.
~ Storm Jameson ~

A guest has not to thank the host, but the host the guest.
~ Russian Proverb ~



More Quotes to Say Thank You

And now for the last mixed batch of thank you quotes and thank you sayings for now:

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
~ Quotes to say thank you ~

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 Howard Clark ~

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
~ Albert Schweitzer ~

No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.
~ Alfred North Whitehead ~

Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue.
~ William Bennett ~

We hope you enjoyed these famous thank you quotes and thank you sayings. If you're searching for more inspirational quotes and sayings, please, dive in below to see if something suits your need.

Thank you :-) 

 

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