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heartfelt thank you quotes

Saying ‘thank you’ can be easy, but for most of us it’s a simple gesture we forget. For random acts of kindness like when your neighbor watches your dog or a friend welcomes you into your home, try saying thank you in a thoughtful and memorable way. You could send them some words of appreciation with a sweet card or gift them a small token. If you’re looking for the right words to say, look no further than these 100 appreciation quotes. With helpful filters you can find inspiration from movies, music, books and more.

With the perfect thank you saying in mind, send it with a personalized thank you card to make your friend or family member feel extra special.

100 Heartfelt Thank You Quotes

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If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.

Meister Eckhart

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.

James Allen

Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.

Alphonse Karr

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

Hansa Proverb

The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.

John E Southard

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

Benjamin Disraeli

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

Thornton Wilder

Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality.

Alfred Painter

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


The essence of all beautiful art is gratitude.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Dalai Lama

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

William Arthur Ward

In everything, give thanks.

1 Thessalonians 5:18

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy.

Marcel Proust

Giving is an expression of gratitude for our blessings.

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.

William James

Be thankful for what you have and you’ll end up having more.

Oprah Winfrey

Silent gratitude isn’t much to anyone.

Gertrude Stein

Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.


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

Gerald Good

Maybe we’re thankful for the familiar things we know. And maybe we’re thankful for the things we’ll never know.

Grey’s Anatomy

We want what’s best for each other and I know that, I am very thankful for that.

Breaking Bad

A bountiful thanks and good cheer for fall.


Wakin’ up in the mornin’, seein’ the sun rise
Is enough to say, “I thank you, Lord”

Natalie Cole

You didn’t have to love me, like you did
But you didn’t, but you did
And I thank you

Bon Jovi

For life and health and strength, I’m grateful
For life abundantly I wanna say thank you

Fred Hammond

I want to thank you
For being the one thing I can count on in my life

Kaci Brown

Thank you for your kindness
Thank you for your mercy
Thank you for the cross
Thank you for the price you paid


Thank you for my life
Thank you for your advice
Your wisdom and your strength

Kelly Rowland

Thank you for walking
Thank you for spending one day
With a stranger

Hall & Oates

You didn’t have to love me like you did but you did, but you did
And I thank you

ZZ Top

You are everything and everything is you
And I thank you, thank you, thank you

Mary J. Blige

Thank you for the days
Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me

The Kinks

Thank you
You know exactly who you are
You played the role of superglue
When I was falling apart

Gym Class Heroes

I want to thank you,
I want to thank you
And no one else will do, and no one else will do

Van Morrison

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

Benjamin Disraeli

Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.

G.B. Stern

Appreciate good people. They are hard to come by.


One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.

Lewis Carroll

My world is brighter and more beautiful because of you. Thank you.


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

Oscar Wilde

Thank you for coming into my life and giving me joy, thank you for loving me and receiving my love in return. Thank you for the memories I will cherish forever.

Nicholas Sparks

If I got you a thank you card to match the size of your generosity, it wouldn’t fit in your mailbox.


Thank you for the good times, the days you filled with pleasure. Thank you for fond memories, and for feelings I’ll always treasure.

Karl Fuchs

Every day, be sure to tell somebody thank you.


The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.

Pierre Corneille

By the way, I’m wearing the smile that you gave me.


Appreciation can make a day – even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.

Margaret Cousins

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.


My cup overflows.


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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

If you could see my face, you’d see the smile that you put on it.


Expect nothing. Appreciate everything.


Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality.

Alfred Painter

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

Melody Beattie

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


Every time we remember to say ‘thank you’, we experience nothing less than heaven on earth.

Sarah Ban Breathnach

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

Saying thank you creates love.

Daphne Rose Kingma

Trade your expectations for appreciation and your whole world changes in an instant.

Tony Robbins

It only takes a moment to say thank you – but your thoughtfulness will be remembered a long time.


If you only knew how much those little moments with you mattered to me. Thank you.


Today be thankful and think how rich you are. Your family is priceless, your time is gold and your health is wealth.


Thanks for not giving up on me.


Dear God, I want to take a minute, not to ask for anything from you. But simply to say thank you, for all I have.


Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.

Dr. Seuss

Thank you for being the reason I smile.


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

Winnie the Pooh

I wish you to know that you have been the last dream of my soul.

Charles Dickens

Friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest. It’s about who walked into your life, said “I’m here for you” and proved it.


Thank you for your part in my journey.


Life is full of give and take. Give thanks and take nothing for granted.


You’ve taught my feet to dance upon disappointment.


Happy are they who take life day by day, complain very little and are thankful for the little things in life.


What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked God for yesterday?


Because of you, I laugh a little harder, cry a little less and smile a lot more.


There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude.

Ralph H. Blum

When asked if my cup is half full or half empty, my only response is I’m thankful I have a cup.


Be thankful for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow.


Learn to appreciate what you have before time make you appreciate what you had.


Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.

Karl Barth

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.

St. Ambrose

My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.

Yankee Doodle Dandy

Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation; you do not find it among gross people.

Samuel Johnson

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.

G.K. Chesterton

In the end, though, 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

For love casts out fear, and gratitude can conquer pride.

Louisa May Alcott

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

The best way to show my gratitude is to accept everything, even my problems, with joy.

Mother Teresa

I want to thank my parents for raising me to have confidence that is somehow disproportionate with my looks and abilities.

Tina Fey

I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, but it hasn’t changed who I am. I’m just wearing better shoes.

Oprah Winfrey

If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

Dolly Parton

When you give appreciation in order to get something it’s manipulation and people can sense it. Appreciate genuinely.

Marilyn Suttle

Cherish forever what makes you unique, ’cuz you’re really a yawn if it goes.

Bette Midler

Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith by the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.

Maya Angelou

The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one’s appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.

Amelia Earhart

My gratitude for good writing is unbounded; I’m grateful for it the way I’m grateful for the ocean.

Anne Lamott

My parents are the coolest of the cool on every single level, and it’s because they have a deep appreciation for every moment of their lives.

Rashida Jones

It has been said that life has treated me harshly; and sometimes I have complained in my heart because many pleasures of human experience have been withheld from me... if much has been denied me, much, very much, has been given me...

Helen Keller

We are all blind to what we have than to what we have not.

Audre Lorde

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