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Thank you quotes 

By: Susan Dugdale  Last modified: 03-20-2019 First published: 01-01-2009

- 38 quotations to help you say "thank you" meaningfully

These thank you quotes come from many sources.

It's my hope you'll find the collection useful for picking out a special phrase, or two, to include in either a note or a speech.

I've found a quotation is a great alternative to a long string of: "Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you ..." which becomes tediously boring to listen to, or read, especially if you have a long list of people to acknowledge. After all any word said over, and over again, tends to lose its initial impact and meaning!

A well-chosen quotation will help keep your thanks interesting to listen to, as well as meaningful for the first, and last person, on your list.

How to use a quotation in your speech 

Below the quotes, near the bottom of the page, you'll find an example showing how to work one neatly into your text.


38 thank you quotations

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

Mark Twain


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

John E. Southard  


I can no other answer make but, thanks, and thanks.

William Shakespeare (Twelfth Night)


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


Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone.

G.B. Stern


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

Malayan Proverb


What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal. 

Albert Pine 


We cannot do great things on this Earth, only small things with great love.

Mother Teresa



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


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

Meister Eckhart


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


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

Author Unknown


The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.

Friedrich Nietzsche



The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.

Eric Hoffer


Help with a business thank you speech

Are you sweating over a business or professional thank you speech? One thanking your colleagues for a job well done?

Here's a cracker (a good one) to use as a template. It's utterly adaptable. Takes bits out, flick bits in ... until you have it sorted.
Get to it:  business thank you speech.


Saying “thank you” creates love.

Daphne Rose Kingma


No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.

Author Unknown


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


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

Alfred Painter


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

Cicero



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

Marcel Proust


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

Oscar Wilde


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

Margaret Cousins


There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. You made a difference. Thank-you so much.

Author Unknown


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

Epictetus


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

Naomi Williams



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

Dalai Lama


Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.

Seneca


The best kind of giving is thanksgiving.

GK Chesterton


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

William Arthur Ward


Gratitude creates the most wonderful feeling. It can resolve disputes. It can strengthen friendships. And it makes us better men and women.

Gordon B. Hinckley


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

Hausa proverb (Nigeria)



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

Author Unknown


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 cheapest gift I have to give is kindness, and it is the best.

Bob Kerry


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

William Arthur Ward


Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed. 

Mark Twain


I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.

Anonymous



Just a 'thank you' is a mighty powerful prayer. Says it all. 

Rosie Cash

Getting from thank you quote to speech

Obviously you can either use the quotes as they are, or adapt them to suit your purpose!

However, whatever you choose to do with them do acknowledge the person whose words you're using.

Most of these quotations are well known. If you don't use the person's name people may think you're trying to pass their words off as your own. That could be awkward, embarrassing or even damaging for you.

Example of how to use a quote in a speech

Here's quote number 5 integrated into part of a "thank you" speech to illustrate. I've used it as the reason leading to thanking three people for their support. 

"The English writer G.B. Stern said  "Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone" and I agree with her.

I want to shout my thanks out loud. I want everyone to know and hear how much the support of Tom, Brad and Harry means to me. But more than that, I want them to know.

Tom you were there for me 200%. You shared your expertise and time unstintingly. 

Brad, we've been mates since kindergarten. You give me that rare combination of loyalty, humor and honesty. You keep me on track, laughing and true - a real friend.

Harry, you're a marvel. Patient and practical. You listen, you understand and find solutions where others would only see problems."

More help

Do you need a hand to write your appreciation speech?

Thank you speech help



Here's help on how to prepare a general appreciation thank you speech. You'll find guidance, a template and an example speech. The information here is adaptable. Use it to say thank you for an award, a party, a promotion ... 


Business thank you speech



And here's the link to that very flexible business thank you speech template mentioned above.


Writing a thank-you note or email message is a lovely gesture to express your appreciation for any occasion. In the business world, a thank-you note could make the difference between getting the job, the client, or the contract, and being passed over.

Thank-you notes can solidify the impression you left with the interviewer and make you stand out from the competition. A well-written thank-you note can show your team or colleagues how much their hard work is appreciated, or let your boss know that you value his or her support.

If you take the time to write a personal thank-you note, it will always be appreciated, regardless of the circumstances. People like to be thanked and they remember those who take the time to send a note or email.

Words and Phrases to Use to Say Thank You

What's the best way to show your appreciation? When you're writing a thank-you note, choose a phrase that fits the reason why you are saying thank you.

If someone has helped you at work, on a project, or with a problem, let them know you appreciate the assistance. If you are sending a job interview thank-you note, thank the interviewer for his or her consideration. If someone gave you career advice or a tip on a job opening, tell them you appreciate the guidance or the suggestion.

When you're sending a personal thank-you letter or message, simply stating your thanks and appreciation is often all you need to do. Here’s a list of phrases to get you started.

General Thank-You Phrases

These general thank-you phrases can be used for all personal and professional communications. 

  • Thank you so much.
  • Thank you very much.
  • I appreciate your consideration / guidance / help / time.
  • I sincerely appreciate …
  • My sincere appreciation / gratitude / thanks.
  • My thanks and appreciation.
  • Please accept my deepest thanks.
  • Thank you for your assistance / consideration / encouragement / guidance / support / thoughtfulness / time. 

Business Thank-You Phrases

Sending a business thank-you note is not only professional; it’s a way to build a relationship with your professional business contacts.

  • I am appreciative of your assistance and look forward to your continuing to work on our account.
  • Many thanks for giving me this opportunity.
  • Thank you for referring [individual name] to me for [services provided].
  • Thank you for referring us to [company name].
  • Thanks very much for the assistance you provide my business. It is sincerely appreciated.

Personal Thank-You Phrases

Use these phrases to let someone know how much you appreciate what they have done for you.

  • I am grateful for your support.
  • I appreciate you.
  • I appreciate your taking the time.
  • I value the insights and guidance you provide.
  • I wanted to thank you as soon as possible.
  • I truly appreciate the confidence you showed in me.
  • I very much appreciate your help.
  • It was very thoughtful of you.
  • Thank you for your assistance.
  • Thank you for everything you do.
  • You are always so helpful.
  • You are the best.
  • You have been most helpful.
  • You have my gratitude.

Professional and Career-Related Thank-Yous

It’s always a good idea to thank everyone who has helped with your job search and your career, or provided other professional advice or assistance.

  • I am so very thankful for your time.
  • I appreciate the information and advice you have shared.
  • I sincerely appreciate the assistance.
  • Many thanks for your assistance.
  • Many thanks for your time.
  • Thank you for accepting my connection request.
  • Thank you for connecting with me. It’s an honor!
  • Thank you for the assistance you have provided me during my job search.
  • Thank you for all the help you have given me with my job search. 
  • Thank you for taking the time to talk to me. I very much appreciate the time you spent discussing career options with me.
  • Thank you for providing me with advice.
  • Thank you for sharing your expertise.
  • Thank you for speaking with me. Your insights were truly helpful.
  • Thank you for spending time with me.
  • Thank you for taking time from your schedule to talk to me.

Thank You for Your Consideration

When you’re requesting something from an individual or an organization, be sure to add “thank you for the consideration” to your email or letter.

  • Thank you very much for your consideration.
  • Thank you for your consideration and forthcoming response.
  • Thank you for your consideration and attention to this matter.
  • Thank you for considering my request.
  • I am very grateful for your consideration.
  • I appreciate your consideration, and look forward to hearing from you.
  • Your consideration is sincerely appreciated.

Thank You for Help

Has someone helped you out? Be sure to take the time to relay your gratitude.

  • I appreciate your help.
  • I am grateful for your help.
  • I am so very grateful for your time.
  • Thank you for such a wonderful contribution.
  • Thank you for taking the time.
  • Thank you for taking the trouble to help me.
  • Thank you for all the help!
  • Thank you for your assistance with this matter.
  • Thank you so much for the help. Please let me know if I can return the favor.
  • Your help is greatly appreciated.

Thank You for a Job Interview

Thanking the interviewer after a one-on-one interview not only shows your appreciation. It’s also a reminder that you’re a strong candidate for the job.

  • I appreciate having the opportunity to speak with you today about the [job title] at [company name]. 
  • I appreciate the time you and the [company name] team spent interviewing me.
  • I appreciate your time and consideration in interviewing me for this position.
  • I enjoyed speaking with you about the opportunity to work with your company.
  • I greatly [or, “sincerely”] appreciate the time you took to interview me.
  • I sincerely enjoyed meeting with you to discuss the [job title] opening.
  • I would like to thank you and your staff for the opportunity to meet with you.
  • Many thanks for the opportunity to meet with you.
  • Thank you for speaking with me about the [job title] position at [company name].
  • Thank you for the courtesy you extended to me during my interview.

Thank You for Providing a Reference or Referral

Reference writing can be labor-intensive, and it can also take time to refer someone for a job. Your connections will appreciate receiving a thank-you email or message.

  • I appreciate your taking the time to write a reference for me.
  • I really appreciate the reference you gave to [company name] on my behalf.
  • Thank you for taking the time to provide me with a reference.
  • Thank you very much for recommending me for the position.
  • Thank you for referring me for the job at [company name].
  • Thank you so very much for referring me for the [job title] position at [company name]. 
  • Thank you so much for putting me in touch with [individual name] at [company name].
  • Thank you so much; I really appreciate it!

Workplace Thank-You Phrases

Bosses and employees love to be thanked, especially when they do something extra.

  • I really appreciate the effort you have contributed to your team's project. 
  • I sincerely appreciate your flexibility and willingness to help.
  • I wanted to express my personal gratitude for the effort and extra time you have contributed.
  • Thank you for your confidence and support.
  • Thank you for your help. I'm thrilled to have you on our team.
  • Thank you for always going above and beyond.
  • Thank you for proving what it means to be part of a team.
  • Thank you so much for meeting with me yesterday regarding the project I’m working on.

How you end your message or note is important, too. A professional closing like “Sincerely,” “Best regards,” or “With appreciation” will add a nice finishing touch to your communication.

The Benefits of Sending a Thank-You Note

When you're job searching, you'll have many different opportunities to say thank you to those who help you, and to prospective employers.

For example, when you write a thank-you note after an interview, the gesture shows appreciation for the employer’s interest, time, and attention, reiterates your enthusiasm and interest in the job opening, and reminds the employer about your qualifications and experience.

Thank-you notes are a good opportunity to bring up something you may have forgotten to mention during the interview, or to follow up with additional information that the employer has requested.

Usually, an interviewer will explain next steps in the process and when to expect to hear back from the company. If they did not discuss this, or you have yet to hear
from them, use your thank-you letter as an occasion to follow up. Doing so in a
thank-you note can express your gratitude and show your unwavering interest in
the position while simultaneously checking in on the process.

Review Thank-You Message Examples

Timing is almost as important as what you say. An email will make an immediate impression. That's key if you're in contention for a job, especially at a medium-sized to large company.

That gives the reader a tangible reminder of your appreciation. A small business or a colleague may look kindly on a handwritten note, while a corporate contact will probably expect, and prefer, an emailed note.

Review these thank-you note samples for a variety of situations, and then choose an appropriate phrase to include in your personalized thank-you note.

Take the time to carefully tailor your thank-you notes to fit the circumstances.

If time isn't of the essence, consider sending a handwritten card or note.

Review examples of phrases, wordings, and messages to use when writing thank -you notes, Writing a thank-you note or email message is a lovely gesture to express your . Best Thank-You and Appreciation Quotes for Letters and Emails.

Saying thank you is a simple and often overlooked way to show someone how much they mean to you. The gesture is made even more special when you’ve taken the time to include a small gift and handwrite a nice message in order to express your gratitude.

We’ve shared some of our favorite ways to say thank you that are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.

To say thank you for a thoughtful gift

Did you just have a birthday, wedding or baby shower and want to thank your party guests for showering you with gifts? A thoughtful note is a great way to share your gratitude. Make the sentiment really special by telling them specifically how they’ve brightened your day. Don’t be afraid to have some fun or admit how excited you are to use their gift!

Start your letter with one of these sentiments:

  • I just wanted to write to say thanks a bunch for the gift!
  • Thank you for the beautiful blouse, I can’t wait to wear it this weekend.
  • Thank you for coming to my birthday party, it was more special getting to celebrate with you.
  • The new picture frame will look perfect in my college dorm room, thank you!
  • This is exactly what I’ve been wanting, thank you so much for getting it for me.
  • Thank you for the gift card, it will help me get everything I need for my upcoming move.
  • The coffee mug you sent is so me. Thank you for making my mornings brighter.
  • I’m so grateful for the housewarming gift you sent, our place is one step closer to feeling like home because of it.
  • I know you spent a lot of time picking out the perfect gift for me and I feel blessed to have such a thoughtful friend in my life.

To express your gratitude for a kind deed

Whether a friend, family member or stranger has gone out of their way for you, surprise them with a small gift to show that their kind deed didn’t go unnoticed! A candle or incense are both inexpensive options to add to your thank you note for a little something extra.

You can customize one of these for your situation:

  • I can’t even begin to explain how much your help meant to me.
  • Thank you for always stepping in to help when I need you most.
  • Thank you for taking the time to help me, it really meant a lot.
  • Thank you for sharing your home with me, I had such a great time catching up.
  • My stomach (and I) want to thank you for that delicious meal.
  • You made me feel so at home that I forgot I wasn’t! Thank you for having me.
  • Thank you for putting a roof over my head this weekend, it was so kind to invite me into your home.
  • Thank you for hosting my event, my day just wouldn’t have been the same without you!
  • Thank you for the raving letter of recommendation, I can’t wait to start my new job.

To tell a friend “thank you for being you”

They are your partner in crime and have your back no matter what. Let your bestie know how much they mean to you by putting together a gift basket that’s just for them. Customize it with their favorite drink, a gift card to that boutique they always talk about, or items like bubble bath, an eye mask and slippers for a relaxing night in. Play with silly puns or recount your favorite memory with them to show how much their friendship means to you.

Here are some other ways to let a friend know how great they are:

  • Have a drink on me.
  • You’re a peach! Thanks for your help.
  • Where would I be without a friend like you?
  • What you did for me was kind of a big deal. Thank you.
  • How did you become so wise? Thanks again for all of your advice.
  • You are my angel, thank you for your kindness and compassion.
  • You know all my secrets and weird quirks, yet you’re still my bestie. Thank you.
  • I don’t say it enough, but I just wanted to say thank you for always having my back.
  • Do you have to train to be so amazing? Because you are definitely the best friend anyone could ask for!
  • You’re my partner in crime, thanks for always supporting my crazy ideas!
  • You are a ray of sunshine to me and everyone else around. Thank you for brightening my day!
  • Words can’t even express my thanks, but I hope this gift will help show you how grateful I am for a friend like you.
  • Thank you for helping me through that difficult time. If you ever need a shoulder to cry on, I have two for you.

To say thank you to your significant other

Do you have a spouse or significant other that is always surprising you with kind acts? Take the time to tell them how much you love them by baking a sweet treat or buying them their favorite dessert. Add a short note with three reasons why they are amazing and watch their smile light up the room.

Get inspired to tell your sweetie how much you love them with one of these kind thoughts:

  • I appreciate you.
  • I’d be lost without you.
  • You make my heart smile.
  • Thank you for being my superhero!
  • How can I make your day amazing?
  • How did I get so lucky? I’m so grateful you choose to be with me.
  • I have a big bear hug waiting for you the next time I see you!
  • You’re the sweetest! Thank you for everything you do!
  • I already made dinner tonight, thank you for being so wonderful.
  • When I think about things I’m grateful for, you are always on the list.
  • It’s a rare thing to find someone as generous and kind as you. Thank you.
  • Thank you for supporting my dreams, no matter what. I couldn’t ask for a better partner.
  • Just when I thought I couldn’t love you more, you did that. Thank you for being so amazing!

To say thank you to your boss or colleague for their support

There are a few different moments when it’s appropriate to take the time to tell your boss or colleagues how much you appreciate them and their work. Maybe you just finished a project that you know you couldn’t have done without a co-worker’s expertise or your manager just lent valuable advice. Say thank you by giving some savory snacks to the person that needs a mid-afternoon pick me up or a new coffee mug to the early riser.

Here are a few ideas for telling someone that you are grateful for their contributions:

  • Thank you for helping me with this project.
  • Thanks again for meeting with me today.
  • Thank you for taking the time to explain this.
  • Thank you for leading by example.
  • Thank you for being such a great leader. The other team members and I are really inspired by your actions.
  • I truly enjoy being a part of your team.
  • Thank you for being such an inspiration to me and others around you.
  • Thank you for entrusting me with this project.
  • I appreciate your dedication.
  • Thank you for sharing your honest feedback about the project.
  • We are grateful for your dedication to the team and company.
  • Thank you for making this such an awesome place to work every day!
  • Thank you for having confidence in my abilities.
  • I really appreciate your flexibility and willingness to work with me on this.
  • Thank you for the opportunity to work here. I will do my very best to exceed your expectations of my abilities.
  • Thank you for your email, it was really appreciated.
  • Thanks for your attention on the matter.
  • I want to express my gratitude for everything that you’ve helped me achieve here.
  • I appreciate you considering me for this position. I look forward to hearing from you.
  • Thank you for sharing your opinion. I value your honesty and will respond as quickly as possible.
  • Thank you for always going above and beyond to ensure the success of a project.
  • I appreciate your hard work and want you to know it doesn’t go unnoticed.

Other ways to say thank you in any occasion

The great thing about saying thank you, is that it just needs to be sincere to matter. For those times where a simple, heartfelt reminder of your gratitude is all that’s needed, these will do the trick:

  • I appreciate what you did.
  • Thank you for thinking of me.
  • Thank you for your time today.
  • I value and respect your opinion.
  • I am so thankful for what you did.
  • I wanted to take the time to thank you.
  • I really appreciate your help. Thank you.
  • Your kind words warmed my heart.
  • I just want to say thanks for helping me with my project.
  • It was so nice to hear from you. Thank you for reaching out.
  • Thanks a lot for your help – I couldn’t have done it without you!

If you really want to make someone’s day, include a gift basket or some tasty treats that you picked out just for them to enjoy. No matter how you say it or what gift you surprise someone with, they are sure to appreciate your gratitude.

Click here to download our free printables that will give you nine great ways to say thank you, like with a gift tag or coffee sleeve!

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64 Appreciation Quotes, Sayings, and Messages

The words and messages in these appreciation quotes and sayings can help express your thoughts of gratitude. Appreciation is a thank you or a recognition of something that someone has done for you. Send a short message of thanks and include an inspirational quote or saying to express your gratefulness.

  1. "What would I do without you in my life."
    Joy   |  



  2. "For all you do, for who you are, I will be forever grateful you are in my life."
    Effort   |  



  3. "Someday I will give back what you have given me. Thank You."
    Giving Back  |  



  4. "Just saying thank you will never repay your kindness."
    Kindness   |  



  5. "One way to love yourself and take charge of your life is through the practice of gratitude. Practicing gratitude increases self-awareness." Veronica Smith, Loving Yourself
    Gratitude Quotes  |  



  6. "Your thoughtfulness will always be remembered."
    Memory   |  



  7. "Words cannot express my feelings, nor my thanks for all your help."
    Thanksgiving  |  



  8. I appreciate your determination in showing me I can do it! Thanking you for your perseverance, support, and love!
    Determination  |  




  9. "Appreciate what you have, where you are and who you are with in this moment." Tony Clark
    Inspirational Quotes  |  



  10. "As we develop a greater appreciation and affection for words that heal, bless and cheer, we will develop an even greater disdain for words that damage, disparage and disrupt." Robert Burton
    Words of Encouragement  |  



  11. .... saying thank you, or offering other words of appreciation, along with sincere compliments and other grateful or kind words are the best way to fortify relationships." Chris Johnston, 101 Greatest Life Lessons, Inspiration and Quotes From Joel Osteen
    Thank You Quotes  |  



  12. "I like to think I appreciate things. In fact one of the things I'm comfortably settled on in this life is the value of appreciation in all we do, appreciation for all we have, for the world around us, and for that matter, for things I"m yet unaware of." Rodney Miles, Thanksgiving Around the World and in Your Home
    Quote of The Day  |  



  13. "However, to lead a life that is both successful and fulfilling, our standards of success must be realistic, and we must be able to enjoy, and be grateful for, our achievements." Tal Ben-Shahar, Being Happy
    Motivational  |  




  14. "Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." Author Unknown
    Appreciation Poems   |  



  15. "If you do not appreciate every day of your life, who said that the days and years will be an asset for the future?" Sunday Adelaja, How To Overcome The Fear Of Death
    Future   |  



  16. "May this Christmas be one that you appreciate all the wonders of the season." Catherine Pulsifer
    Christmas  |  



  17. "When you lose everything, you get depressed if you don't step back and start appreciating what you do have."
    Paul and Tracey McManus The 7 Great Prayers
    Motivational Poems  |  




  18. "If the world had more people like you it would be a better place. You do make a difference."
    Make A Difference  |  



  19. To get the most out of their people, managers must appreciate the intricacies and depth of the human condition. A one-size-fits-all approach to managing staff just doesn't cut it anymore.
    Nicholas Nigro,The Everything Coaching and Mentoring Book
    Coaching  |  



  20. And yet that sister was someone I often took for granted, never thinking about what it would be like if she weren't there.
    Patricia Foster, Sister to Sister
    Sister  |  



  21. Customer service training benefits everyone involved. Your customers will feel valued and appreciated. Your employees will gain more job satisfaction, take personal responsibility for customers, and have pride in knowing they are doing their best.
    Renee Evenson, Powerful Phrases for Effective Customer Service
    Customer Service  |  



  22. "Whenever I count my blessings, I find myself becoming more grateful because the good things of life outweigh the not so pleasant things that are happening in my life." James Jason, Positive Thinking
    Blessed   |  



  23. "Be verbal in acknowledging your appreciation." Catherine Pulsifer
    Communication   |  




  24. "Life holds so many simple blessings, each day bringing its own individual wonder." John McLeod
    Life   |  



  25. "People want to be appreciated, cared for, loved, trusted, and respected. But they also want to be understood, and if you master the skills to achieve that, you truly become exceptional." Joe Navarro
    Trust   |  



  26. "When you hit rock bottom like this, experience the stress and truly fight in order to survive, you will not only appreciate the value of money. You will also realize that you don't need much, that you need very little to get by. You learn to appreciate the simple things in life." Jeffrey Lehman, Success: A Book On The Mindset, Principles, Habits, and Psychology Of Success
    Experience   |  



  27. "You can show that appreciation in big and little ways. It's often the little things that really count and will add up to a stable, loving, and mutually beneficial relationship." W. C. Dukenfeld, Make Sure The Romance Never Dies
    Short Love Poems   |  



  28. "We have to appreciate that managing the consequences of behaviour is the best way to change it." James Neal, Managing Motivation in 1 Hour
    Change  |  



  29. "One way to combat the gloom is to wake up each day and reflect on what you are grateful for. You can find at least one thing to appreciate each day. Psychological research has shown that gratitude is actually one of the keys to being happy, so use this tool in order to build yourself up day by day." Carla Loving, Recovering From Control Issues
    Happy  |  



  30. Life is worth living if you love to love, if you do what you like, if you work with pleasure, if you live so that you can leave something behind, if you learn to share and appreciate every moment you are healthy, free and alive. Andy Hertz, Life, The Best Birthday Gift
    Sharing



  31. Most of my years have been extremely happy, but, as with all of us, some have not. And I appreciate those, too, for sorrow and struggle are great teachers. Without them I could not have appreciated the happy times as much. Norman Vincent Peale, The Power of Positive Living
    Teacher



  32. Show appreciation and for those you care
    Let your love be known so they are aware.
    Catherine Pulsifer
    Valentines Poems



  33. "If you believe in others and give them a positive reputation to uphold, you can help them to become better than they think they are." John C. Maxwell, The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player
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  34. "We must value life and treasure each breath we take. We must value each person and how he or she touches our lives everyday." Shadonna Richards, A Gift of Hope
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  35. "Sometimes you have to burn yourself in order to appreciate it isn't a good idea to touch fire." Matthew Turner, The Successful Mistake
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  36. "There has never been another you. With no effort on your part you were born to be something very special and set apart. What you are going to do in appreciation of that gift is a decision only you can make." Dan Zadra
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  37. "Contentment is the reward of being appreciative and grateful. It goes that if you are grateful in every situation, you will be happy with everything and your happiness will be abundant and boundless." Clement Getate, Your Cross to Happiness
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  38. "Although in the last decade or so sending cards has become more of a quaint gesture, a card is still a wonderful way to express appreciation to someone." Sherrie L. Roberts, 21 Ways to Bless, Even if You're Broke!
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Whenever Thanksgiving rolls around, I know that it's not always easy to be thankful for what you have. As an entrepreneur, I have to make payroll, meet with prospects, find the time to work on my next book, and try to fit in some time for my wife, daughter, and pets.

Like many of us, I run the risk of getting too wrapped up in what I don't yet have that I might not focus on what I do have. You may know people like me, or even struggle with thankfulness yourself.

With that in mind, I try to step back and look at my favorite quotes about thankfulness to inspire me:

  1. "Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." -William Arthur Ward
  2. "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
  3. "No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude." -Alfred North Whitehead
  4. "We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction." -H.A. Ironside
  5. "The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement." -Charles Schwab
  6. "No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks".--Unknown
  7. "Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."--Marcel Proust
  8. "Silent gratitude isn't very much use to anyone." -Gertrude Stein
  9. "If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough." -Meister Eckhart
  10. "Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty." -Doris Day
  11. "The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it." -Michael Josephson
  12. "Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy." -Fred De Witt Van Amburgh
  13. "I may not be where I want to be but I'm thankful for not being where I used to be." -Habeeb Akande
  14. "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." -Melody Beattie
  15. "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
  16. "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
  17. "Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy." -Jacques Maritain
  18. "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
  19. "When a person doesn't have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity." -Elie Wiesel
  20. "Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance." -Eckhart Tolle
  21. "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 A. Clark
  22. "If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily." -Gerald Good
  23. "Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect." -Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  24. "Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses." -Alphonse Karr
  25. "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
  26. "Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." -Voltaire
  27. "When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude." -Gilbert K. Chesterton
  28. "It's a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation." -Roberto Benigni
  29. "'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding." -Alice Walker
  30. "Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining-it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn't solve any problems." -Zig Ziglar
  31. "He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has."--Epictetus

Do you have any favorite quotes about thankfulness that I've missed?

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