130+ Famous Thank You Quotes and Grateful Sayings

Being thankful and expressing your gratitude is an important part of being happy in life. Thank you quotes may just be simple words however it can create a great impact. The words and messages in these appreciation quotes and sayings can help express your thoughts of gratitude and are a great reminder for us all.

Appreciation is a thank you or a recognition of something that someone has done for you. Send a short message of thanks for that something and include one of the short inspiring quotes to express your gratefulness.

Being thankful can make us happy and at the same time, we can learn to appreciate the things that we have. Sometimes we feel that we don’t have much, however, we must also realize that there are some people out there who would like to trade places with us. These thank you quotes will be a reminder to us that we have a lot of things that we have to thank for:

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

“There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.”

God doesn’t give us what we can handle, God helps us handle what we are given.

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

Thank you so much for being the one person I could talk to. Thank you for never leaving my side through the tough and ugly times. Thank you for being my rock. Thank you for being understanding. Thank you for being patient, kind, friendly. Thank you for accepting me for who I was, and looking on the inside, not the outside.
But most of all…thank you for loving me- like no one else ever has, or ever will.

  • “One man may hit the mark, another blunder; but heed not these distinctions. Only from the alliance of the one, working with and through the other, are great things born.”
    – Antoine de Sainte-Exupery
  • Here’s to those who inspire you and don’t even know it.
  • “Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.”
    – Ernest Hemingway
  • “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – JFK
  • “You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • A special thank you from my heart, to a person so special in my life. To a person who means a lot. A special thank you from me to you, for making life feel like new. A very big thank you!
  • “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain

inspirational thank you quotes

  • Thank you for being there when I needed you the most. Thank you for helping me through all those tough times in life. Thank you for being such a good friend no matter what I did, but most of all, thank you for being you.
  • “Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.” – Anonymous
  • “The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.”  –Robert Holden
  • “None of us got to where we are alone. Whether the assistance we received was obvious or subtle, acknowledging someone’s help is a big part of understanding the importance of saying thank you.” – Harvey Mackay
  • “A moment of gratitude makes a difference in your attitude.” – Bruce Wilkinson
  • It’s amazing how two words that mean so much can seem so little. If I could show you how much your presence in my life means to me, the simple phrase of ‘thank you’ would pale and diminish in the sheer enormity of the gratitude I owe.
  • “Thank you for accepting me as I am, with my virtues and defects.” – Jenni Rivera
  • “When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.” –Kristin Armstrong
  • Thank you for showing me that there are people like you in this world.
  • There are no words that can express my thanks for you. If words could be hugs I would send you pages.

thankful quotes

  • “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.” – Cicero
  • “It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.” – David Steinall-Rast
  • Thank you for being you. Accepting me in all ways, making me happy when I’m sad and thanks for all the pain that you removed from me. Thanks to God because he sent you to me. <3
  • “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – William Arthur Ward
  • “Develop an attitude of gratitude and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.” – Brian Tracy

Gratitude Quotes to Help You Really Say Thank You

Here is a collection of only the most famous thank you quotes we could find. Learning to be thankful and regularly expressing gratitude is an important part of being happy. Being thankful gives us an appreciation for what we have. Even when you don’t feel like you have much to be thankful for, realize that there’s someone out there in this world of 6 billion people who would look at your life and trade places with you in a heartbeat.

Reading gratitude quotes can be one way to remind yourself that you have a lot to be thankful for. Another way is to practice the daily expression of gratitude – every day, write down 5 things you’re thankful for.

  • I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
    – G.K. Chesterton
  • Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: It must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all. – William Faulkner
  • 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

appreciation quotes

  • Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
    – Marcel Proust
  • Gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions, especially when it is deep.
    – Felix Frankfurter
  • 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
  • “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
  • “When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.”
    – Chinese Proverb
  • “Gratitude is happiness double by wonder.”
    – G.K. Chesterton
  • Thank you for brightening my world.
  • I feel a very unusual sensation – if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.
    – Benjamin Disraeli
  • “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
  • “Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.”
    – Jacques Maritain

thank you sayings

  • “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
  • “You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy.” – Buddha
  • We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
    – Thornton Wilder
  • 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
  • “Let us be kinder to one another.” – Aldous Huxley
  • Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel.
    – Unknown
  • Take full account of the excellencies which you possess, and in gratitude remember how you would hanker after them, if you had them not.
    – Marcus Aurelius
  • “Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some.”
    – Charles Dickens
  • “Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.”
    – G.B. Stern

thankful for friends

  • God gave you a gift of 84,600 seconds today. Have you used one of them to say thank you?
    – William Arthur Ward
  • 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
  • “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”
    – William Ward
  • “There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.”
    – Ralph Blum
  • “You won’t be happy with more until you’re happy with what you’ve got.”
    – Viki King

appreciate quotes

  • Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.
    – Unknown
  • For all that has been – thanks. For all that shall be – yes.
    – Dag Hammarskjöld
  • “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
  • Having you in my life fills me with thanksgiving and gratitude that you are always there. Thank you for your support and belief in me.
  • “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

Inspirational Thankful Quotes And Thankfulness Sayings

Here’s a beautiful series of thankful quotes and thank you quotes that point out the many things in your life that you can feel thankful and grateful for. Hope that you’ll find many things in your life that fill you with thankfulness. And start your day with a good morning image!

Also, don’t forget to send thank you for birthday wishes to everyone who wished you on your special day.

  • A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues. –Cicero
  • 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
  • There are many things which I am thankful in my life, and you are at the top of the list.
  • “If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.” –Gerald Good
  • “No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” –James Allen

thank you for everything

  • 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
  • Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.
  • Difficulties are opportunities to better things; they are stepping stones to greater experience. Perhaps someday you will be thankful for some temporary failure in a particular direction. When one door closes, another always opens.
  • Gratitude is something of which none of us can give too much. For on the smiles, the thanks we give, our little gestures of appreciation, our neighbors build their philosophy of life.
    – A. J. Cronin
  • Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
    – Melody Beattie
  • 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
  • “Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” – Voltaire

being thankful quotes

  • Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.
  • Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
    – Brian Tracy
  • 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.” – Hansa Proverb
  • 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.
    – Christiane Northrup
  • Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.
    – Eileen Caddy
  • “The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.” – John E Southard
  • He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
    – Epictetus

quotes about appreciation

  • I am grateful for all of my problems. After each one was overcome, I became stronger and more able to meet those that were still to come. I grew in all my difficulties.
    – James Cash Penney
  • “Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” – Alphonse Karr
  • Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.
    – Author Unknown
  • Difficulties are opportunities to better things; they are stepping stones to greater experience. Perhaps someday you will be thankful for some temporary failure in a particular direction. When one door closes, another always opens.
    – Author Unknown
  • “I feel a very unusual sensation – if it is not indigestion, it must be gratitude.” – Benjamin Disraeli

thank you for all you do

  • Gratitude is something of which none of us can give too much. For on the smiles, the thanks we give, our little gestures of appreciation, our neighbors build their philosophy of life.
    – A. J. Cronin
  • Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
    – Melody Beattie
  • Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.
  • Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
    – Brian Tracy
  • Every time we remember to say “thank you”, we experience nothing less than heaven on earth.
    – Sarah Ban Breathnach
  • Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality. –Alfred Painter
  • 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.
    – Christiane Northrup

thankful for you quotes

  • Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.
    – Eileen Caddy
  • He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
    – Epictetus
  • In the end, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices. – Elizabeth Gilbert
  • I am grateful for all of my problems. After each one was overcome, I became stronger and more able to meet those that were still to come. I grew in all my difficulties.
    – James Cash Penney

Best Thank You Message

  • Thank you for being there for me when I call you and need someone to just listen. It doesn’t matter where we are in this world or in our lives, I know you will always pick up.
  • Thank you for always being my best supporter.
  • Thank you for being so generous thoughtful and so true. And thank you most of all for just being you.
  • Thank you for being an important part of my story.
  • Thank you for not judging me for my sometimes poor decision-making skills.

thank you for being there for me

  • To be grateful must be felt through the heart, for nothing can compare to a person’s kindness but the word thanks to you.
  • Thank you for late-night conversations.
  • Thanks so much for being there on my side and supporting me all through. Without you my life would have been incomplete.
  • Thank you for remembering every inside joke we have ever created.
  • Thank you for the long drives and plane rides you have taken just to spend time with me.
  • Thank you for being brutally honest with me when I am being ridiculous.
  • I thank you for yesterday.. And thank you for today. But most of all thank you for the days to come. Thank you.
  • Thank you for respecting my values and opinions, even if you disagree.
  • Thank you for loving my family like you love your own.
  • Thank you for bringing me into your family.

i appreciate you quotes

  • Thank you for pouring large glasses of wine.
  • Thank you for being brave enough to let me in and be vulnerable to me.
  • Thank you for fighting all of life’s battles by my side.
  • Thank you is the least I can say to you to show my appreciation for everything you have done for me in life thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
  • Thank you for celebrating all of the exciting moments of my life with me. I can’t imagine not having you in my wedding or by my side when I hold a little human in my arms that I magically created.
  • Thank you for ordering pizza with me at any time of night.
  • Thank you for forgiving me for every time I haven’t been the best friend in the entire world.
  • Thank you for all that you’ve taught me.
  • Thank you. You accepted me for who I am; not who you wanted me to be.
  • Thank you are the two easiest words in any language to say, but in today’s society they are a forgotten commodity.
  • Thank you for always making me feel like the crazy stories of my day are important.
  • Thank you for being there through all of the significant others I have mistakenly chosen over you in obvious moments of weakness.
  • Thank you for every gushy text you send me to encourage me when life is really crappy.

thank you for everything you do

  • Thank you for every dorky, sentimental holiday and birthday gift you knew I would absolutely love.
  • Thank you for the moments of silence we share together, where words don’t need to be said, but we know we are in it together.
  • Thank you for being the best wing-woman a girl could ever ask for.
  • I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you, my heart has no bottom.
  • These Two words, “Thank you” can open a million doors of happiness to a good Samaritan’s heart, Thank You.
  • My life is so blessed with some of the most amazing people. Thank you for being part of my journey.
  • Thank you for always being ready to bust out the dance moves with me.
  • Thank you for defending me.
  • Thank you for reminding me to stay true to myself.

words of thanks and appreciation

  • Thank you for continuing to be true to yourself as well, because I think you rock.
  • Thank you for listening to my long stories as though you haven’t already heard them a million times.
  • Thank you for always making time for me, no matter how far away you are.
  • Thank you for being strong when I am weak.
  • Thank you for making me feel comfortable not only when I need it most, but every day. How lucky I am to be with someone like you.
  • You’ve always believed in me. Thank you!
  • A sincere word of thanks is nothing but an extension of a generous self.
  • Thank you for texting me and keeping up with me more thoroughly than my significant others have.
  • Thank you for being the most significant of my others.

thanks for everything quotes

  • Thank you for sharing your closet with me.
  • Thank you for your sharing your secrets with me.
  • Thank you for always being my rainbow after the storm.
  • Thank you for sharing your life with me.

Appreciation Quotes On Life, Love, and Friends

Use a few quotes about appreciation in your thank you notes to recognize your card recipient in a one-of-a-kind way. Adding a few appreciation quotes to your thank you card message will shine a light on your grateful heart. Don’t forget to say thank you to your mom with short but cute mother daughter quotes. Of course, you can celebrate your friendship with best friends quotes and your life with deep quotes about life.

  • Now is no time to think about what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.” – Ernest Hemingway
  • “I appreciate you more because of the road I’ve traveled. My story brought me to you and I wouldn’t revise a word of my past if it led me anywhere but to your door.” -Aaron Polson
  • “I appreciate you…especially your heart.” -Anonymous
  • Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life. -Robert Louis Stevenson
  • “Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.” —Roy T. Bennett

thank you for being you images

  • “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust
  • “Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” -Voltaire
  • “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
  • “Take time to be kind and to say ‘thank you.’” – Zig Ziglar
  • “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” -Marcel Proust
  • “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” -Winston Churchill
  • “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” -Mother Teresa
  • “There is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark.” -Helen Keller
  • “It’s not about how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” -Mother Teresa

we appreciate you quotes

  • “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
  • “When we start paying attention to the services we receive, stop and really see the person who is doing it and take the time to say thank you, our entire day will change.” – Brenda Shoshanna
  • “A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” -Steve Maraboli
  • “When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” – Willie Nelson
  • “Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.” -Ben Carson
  • “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
  • “Presents are made for the pleasure of who gives them, not the merits of who receives them.” ―Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind
  • “You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.” –Amy Carmichael
  • “For it is in giving that we receive.” – Francis of Assisi
  • “Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it all into words is all that is necessary.” -Margaret Cousins
  • “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” —Maya Angelou
  • “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” – Meister Eckhart

saying thank you to a friend

  • “I still miss those I loved who are no longer with me but I find I am grateful for having loved them. The gratitude has finally conquered the loss.” – Rita Mae Brown
  • “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” – Oprah Winfrey
  • “It is necessary, then, to 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.” – Wallace D. Wattles
  • “Thank you for life, and all the little ups and downs that make it worth living.” – Travis Barker
  • “Thou who has given so much to me, give me one more thing… a grateful heart!” – George Herbert

thank you picture quotes

  • “In all affairs, it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.” – Bertrand Russell
  • “Change your expectation for appreciation and the world changes instantly.” -Tony Robbins
  • “To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.” – Johannes Gaertner
  • Thank you for being the reason I smile.
  • “You changed my life without even trying, and I don’t think I could ever tell you how much you mean to me. I can’t imagine what things would be like if I hadn’t met you.” -Steve Maraboli

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