The 79 Best Thank You Quotes

on September 30, 2020

“Gratitude turns whatever you have into enough.” While the source of that quote is unknown, they were really onto something. Expressing gratitude is one of the best ways to turn that frown upside down and to let the special people in your life know how much you love them. Maybe you’re feeling especially grateful for your spouse, your child, a neighbor, a teacher, a boss, a colleague or an old friend — whoever it is, it’s always a good idea to say thank you. Find creative sayings to thank them for picking up their Legos so you don’t impale yourself on one. Think about thanking them for actually putting away the dishes and not just washing them. These 60+ ways to say thank you and express gratitude will totally take your card game (or Chatbooks game) up a notch. Get ready for the best ever thank you quotes of 2020!

Loving Thank You Quotes:

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” —Maya Angelou

“To speak gratitude is courageous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch heaven” —Johannes Gaertner

“Trade your expectation for appreciation and the world changes for you.” —Anthony Robbins

“Appreciate what you have before it turns into what you had.” —Unknown

“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 

“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” —Dalai Lama

“Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel.” —Unknown

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

“Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.” —Ernest Hemingway

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.” —C.S. Lewis

“I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.” —Robert Brault

“One thing I’ve learned is when you find a best friend in this life, you better hang on.” —Jim Nabors

“Things are never quite as scary when you have a best friend.” —Bill Watterson

“They are right who says, ‘great friends are not common’. I must have found favour to know you. Thanks for being there for me. I appreciate you.” —Unknown

“You are hilarious, kind, and generous. I’m so happy and appreciative to have you as a friend.” —Unknown

“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

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

“Thank you for accepting me as I am, with my virtues and defects.” —Jenni Rivera

“Do you have to train to be so amazing? Because you are definitely the best friend anyone could ask for!” —Unknown 

"This a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before." –Maya Angelou

“It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.” –David Steinall-Rast

“You could’ve had anyone in the world, but you chose me. Thank you.” –Anthony T. Hincks

“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.” –Abraham Lincoln

“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

“Thank you for accepting me as I am, with my virtues and defects.” –Jenni Rivera

“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

“I’m glad I have you for the rest of my life as a best friend, lover, and fellow adventurer. Thank you for constantly supporting me, forgiving me, loving me, making me laugh, and challenging me to be a better person.” –Raquel Martin

“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

“Thank you for loving and believing in me, and for making me the proudest mother and grandmother on earth. You are my reason for living, and my greatest accomplishment. I love you with everything that I am.” –Ellen Marie Wiseman

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

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

“The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.” —Robert Holden

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” —William Arthur Ward

“It isn’t what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart.” —Anonymous

“Enough is a feast.” —Buddhist Proverb

“Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” — Karl Barth

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” — Willie Nelson

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” — Robert Brault

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” —Epicurus 

“Strive to find things to be thankful for, and just look for the good in who you are.”—Bethany Hamilton

“Gratitude is the open door to abundance.” —Anonymous

“Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.” —Randy Pausch

Inspiring Thank You Quotes:

“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” —Mark Twain

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” —JFK

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” —Cicero

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

“If people begin to be more grateful, they will see the wonders of life.”― Lailah Gifty Akita

“Through the eyes of Gratitude, everything is a miracle.” — Mary Davis

“Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.“ —Doris Day

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” —G.K. Chesterton

“It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.” —Germany Kent

“Wear gratitude like a cloak, and it will feed every corner of your life.” —Rumi

“Reflect upon your present blessings—of which every man has many—not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”—Charles Dickens

“When eating fruit, remember the one who planted the tree.”—Vietnamese Proverb

“Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.”—Estonian Proverb

Funny Thank You Quotes:

“God gave us our relatives; thank God we can choose our friends.” —Ethel Watts Mumford

“Though I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, it hasn’t changed who I am. My feet are still on the ground. I’m just wearing better shoes.” — Oprah Winfrey

“Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk.” — Rumi

“The thing I’m most grateful for right now is elastic waistbands.” — Unknown

“Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.” —Gertrude Stein

“The golden rule that always rocks, expect nothing, appreciate everything” - Unknown

“There’s always something to be thankful for. If you can’t pay your bills, you can be thankful you’re not one of your creditors.” –Unknown

“I don’t know if I should thank you or whoever made you such a nice person.” –Unknown

“A friend is someone who will bail you out of jail. A best friend is the one sitting next to you saying “boy was that fun”. –Unknown

“Even though we can’t have all we want, we ought to be thankful we don’t get what we deserve.” –Unknown

“Life is like a camera. Focus on what's important. Capture the good times. And if things don't work out, just take another shot.” ― Ziad K. Abdelnour

“I feel a very unusual sensation—if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.”—Benjamin Disraeli

Religious Thank You Quotes:

“There is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark.” —Helen Keller

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

“Lord, what a relief to focus on what you think of me instead of what other people think. May I always keep my eyes on you.” —Karen O'Connor

“We give thanks to God not because of how we feel but because of who He is.” —Ann Voskamp

“Find time to thank God for all the blessings you receive on a day to day basis.” —Steven Johnson

“But, thank God through the written word I can find joy, peace and comfort through life's trials.”  —Ruel Fordyce

“Thank God for allowing you to see another day. No matter what, keep trusting, keep believing, be strong, have hope. The best is yet to come.” ― Germany Kent

“The gift of life is the most valuable wealth.” ―Lailah Gifty Akita

“I will thank God for the day and the moment I have.” —Jim Valvano

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

"Those blessings are sweetest that are won with prayer and worn with thanks." —Thomas Goodwin

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