Thank You Quotes

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Great for thank you notes or notes of appreciation. Special sections for friends, mother, father, teacher, and military appreciation.

Remember the two most important words are "Thank you".


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Thank You Quotes Index

Appreciation
Appreciation in the Workplace
Appreciation of Family
Appreciation of Father
Appreciation of Friends
Appreciation of Military
Appreciation of Mother
Appreciation of Significant Other
Appreciation of Teachers
Attitude of Gratitude
Beautiful
Blessings
Gifts
Giving
Good Advice
Gratitude
Humorous
Importance of Appreciation
Insightful
Kindness
Profound
Thank You
Thank You God
Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving as Prayer
Value of Gratitude
Value of Your Words

Appreciation

Whenever we are appreciative, we are filled with a sense of well-being and swept up by the feeling of joy.
~ M.J. Ryan

Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.
~ Unknown

Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the gratefully and appreciating heart.
~ Henry Clay

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

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

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Appreciation in the Workplace

Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They're absolutely free and worth a fortune.
~ Sam Walton

The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.
~ Oscar Wilde

People may take a job for more money, but they often leave it for more recognition.
~ Bob Nelson

People may take a job for more money, but they often leave it for more recognition.
~ Bob Nelson

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Appreciation of Family

I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich.
~ Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford, "Identity Crisis," M*A*S*H The family is a haven in a heartless world.
~ Attributed to Christopher Lasch

Children are living jewels dropped unsustained from heaven.
~ Robert Pollok

You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
~ Desmond Tutu

Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
~ Brad Henry

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Appreciation of Father

The greatest gift I ever had came from God; I call him Dad!
~ Unknown

A father is a banker provided by nature.
~ French Proverb

Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever.
~ Unknown

I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
~ Alexander the Great

4 years: My Daddy can do anything!
7 years: My Dad knows a lot…a whole lot.
8 years: My Father does not know quite everything.
12 years: Oh well, naturally Father does not know that either.
14 years: Oh, Father? He is hopelessly old-fashioned.
21 years: Oh, that man-he is out of date!
25 years: He knows a little bit about it, but not much.
30 years: I must find out what Dad thinks about it.
35 years: Before we decide, we will get Dad's idea first.
50 years: What would Dad have thought about that?
60 years: My Dad knew literally everything!
65 years: I wish I could talk it over with Dad once more.
~ Unknown

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Appreciation of Friends

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Friends are kisses blown to us by angels.
~ Unknown

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
~ John Leonard

A friend will never be in your way, unless you’re falling down.
~ Unknown

Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!
~ Amanda Bradley

A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.
~ Unknown

A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.
~ Unknown

A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out.
~ Grace Pulpit

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.
~ Sicilian Proverb

The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.
~ Aristotle

Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends.
~ Unknown

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Appreciation of Military

No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another. Thank you.
~ Unknown

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
~ Maya Angelou

It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.
~ Unknown, sometimes attributed to M. Grundler

Freedom is never free.
~ Unknown

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Appreciation of Mother

Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.
~ Unknown

We never know the love of the parent until we become parents ourselves.
~ Henry Ward Beecher

When I stopped seeing my mother with the eyes of a child, I saw the woman who helped me give birth to myself.
~ Nancy Friday

I cannot forget my mother. [S]he is my bridge. When I needed to get across, she steadied herself long enough for me to run across safely.
~ Renita Weems

A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
~ Dorothy Canfield Fisher

No gift to your mother can ever equal her gift to you - life.
~ Unknown

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Appreciation of Significant Other

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
~ Emily Bronte

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

You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
~ Dr. Seuss

We're all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness - and call it love - true love.
~ Robert Fulghum

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
~ Aristotle

Love is friendship set to music.
~ Joseph Crossman

One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.
~ Sophocles

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Appreciation of Teachers

If you can read this, thank a teacher.
~ Unknown

I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
~ Alexander the Great

Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.
~ Haim Ginott

Without teacher appreciation there can’t be any student progress.
~ Theresa Grimm

Teacher appreciation makes the world of education go around.
~ Helen Peters

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
~ Carl Jung

A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils.
~ Ever Garrison

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Attitude of Gratitude

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

You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy.
~ Buddha

For today and its blessings, I owe the world an attitude of gratitude.
~ Clarence E. Hodges

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Beautiful

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

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

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
~ James Matthew Barrie

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Blessings

Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel.
~ Unknown

Strength, rest, guidance, grace, help, sympathy, love - all from God to us!! What a list of blessings!
~ E. Stenbock

A grateful heart is one that finds the countless blessings of God in the seemingly mundane everyday life.
~ Unknown

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Gifts

It isn't the size of the gift that matters, but the size of the heart that gives it.
~ Eileen Elias Freeman

Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.
~ Pindar

Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness.
~ Richard Bach

The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.
~ Pierre Corneille

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Giving

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
~ Winston Churchill

Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
~ David Thomas

The heart of the giver makes the gift dear and precious.
~ Martin Luther

The great art of giving consists in this: the gift should cost very little and yet be greatly coveted, so that it may be the more highly appreciated.
~ Baltasar Gracián

Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.
~ Unknown

Forget yourself and live for others, for It is more blessed to give than to receive.
~ A.B. Simpson

To give and not expect return, that is what lies at the heart of love.
~ Oscar Wilde

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
~ Albert Pike

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Good Advice

You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins.
~ Jim Stovall

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

Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.
~ Peter Seller

If you can't appreciate what you have got then get what you appreciate.
~ Unknown

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Gratitude

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

Gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions, especially when it is deep.
~ Felix Frankfurter

Gratitude is the memory of the heart.
~ Jean Baptiste Massieu

The depth and the willingness with which we serve is a direct reflection of our gratitude.
~ Gordon T. Watts

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
~ Melody Beattie

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Humorous

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

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Importance of Appreciation

What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it - would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have.
~ Ralph Marston

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

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

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

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

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
~ James Allen

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

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Insightful

I find that the more willing I am to be grateful for the small things in life, the bigger stuff just seems to show up from unexpected sources, and I am constantly looking forward to each day with all the surprises that keep coming my way!
~ Louise L. Hay

Be grateful for whatever comes because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.
~ Jalaluddin Rumi Once we discover how to appreciate the timeless values in our daily experiences, we can enjoy the best things in life.
~ Harry Hepner

A thankful person is thankful under all circumstances. A complaining soul complains even if he lives in paradise.
~ Baha’u’llah

It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment.
~ Naomi Williams

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Kindness

Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns.
~ Unknown

Kindness is the language, which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
~ Mark Twain

How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.
~ William Shakespeare

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

One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.
~ Malayan Proverb How beautiful a day can be, when kindness touches it!
~ George Elliston

One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness.
~ Josh Billings

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.
~ Mother Teresa

When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow older, I admire kind people.
~ Abraham Joshua Heschel

No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.
~ Amelia Earhart

Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
~ Blaise Pascal

The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind.
~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

When you carry out acts of kindness you get a wonderful feeling inside. It is as though something inside your body responds and says, yes, this is how I ought to feel.
~ Harold Kushner

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.
~ Scott Adams

The little unremembered acts of kindness and love are the best parts of a person's life.
~ William Wordsworth

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Profound

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

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

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Thank You

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

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

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

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Thank You God

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

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

I am of the African race, and in the colour which is natural to them of the deepest dye; and it is under a sense of the most profound gratitude to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe.
~ Benjamin Banneker

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

On the recollection of so many and great favours and blessings, I now, with a high sense of gratitude, presume to offer up my sincere thanks to the Almighty, the Creator and Preserver.
~ William Bartram

Get down on your knees and thank God you’re still on your feet.
~ Unknown

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the language of heaven, and we had better start to learn it if we are not to be mere dumb aliens there.
~ A.J. Gossip

We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.
~ Harry Ironside

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Thanksgiving as Prayer

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

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

A simple grateful thought turned heavenwards is the most perfect prayer.
~ Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

A sensible thanksgiving for mercies received is a mighty prayer in the Spirit of God. It prevails with Him unspeakably.
~ John Bunyan

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

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Value of Gratitude

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

In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.
~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Gratitude is our most direct line to God and the angels. If we take the time, no matter how crazy and troubled we feel, we can find something to be thankful for. The more we seek gratitude, the more reason the angels will give us for gratitude and joy to exist in our lives.
~ Terry Lynn Taylor

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Value of Your Words

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 least important word -- "I."

~ Unknown

Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.
~ Mother Teresa

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