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30 “Thank You” Quotes To Help You Express Your Gratitude

Two of the most powerful words in the English language are “thank you,” so express your gratitude with one of these 30 quotes.

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Nothing is better than when your spouse tells you your home cooked meal is more delicious than any restaurant dinner they’ve ever had. Why? Because that cute little white lie shows them expressing their gratitude for your hard work. Expressing your thanks is one of the greatest ways to share your love, which is why gratitude leaves you feeling whole and happy. If waxing poetic isn’t your strong suit, choose from one of these 30 quotes about thankfulness and gratitude to write on a card or simply even send as a text message. These thankful quotes will definitely give them all the feels.

To show appreciation:

  • “I can no other answer make but thanks, and thanks, and ever thanks.” –William Shakespeare
  • “So many people have touched my heart and made an impact on my world. I’m thankful for every lesson and learning experience.” –Bindi Irwin
  • “No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others.” –Alfred North Whitehead
  • “Oh, Lord! How can we thank You? For we have seen the light; We realize without You we are lost.” –Greta Zwaan
  • This a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before. –Maya Angelou
  • “When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” –Willie Nelson
  • “It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.” –David Steinall-Rast

To reminisce on life experiences:

  • “I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.” –Alex Elle
  • “I will forever remain humble because I know I could have less. I will always be grateful because I know I’ve had less.” –Anonymous
  • “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” –Thornton Wilder
  • “Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” –Guillaume Apollinaire
  • “It isn’t what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart.” –Anonymous
  • “There is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark.” –Helen Keller

To express gratitude for your friendships:

  • “Friends like you make life’s challenging moments more bearable. Thanks for being you.” –Catherine Pulsifer
  • “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” –Walter Winchell 
  • “A friend is what the heart needs all the time.” –Henry Van Dyke
  • “There’s no possible way, I could ever repay, How I wish, there were more I could do, But, I thank you my friend, my friend to the end.” –Jim Thistle
  • “I once read that, ‘A friend is someone who brings us laughter, even in our tears, whose memories make us smile across the miles and through the years.’ In my book you are that friend.” –Catherine Pulsifer
  • “Your friendship has touched my life in ways you will never know. I wouldn’t trade material wealth for the friend I have in you!” –Kate Summers
  • “God gave us our relatives; thank God we can choose our friends.” –Ethel Watts Mumford
  • “I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

To thank a loved one:

  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
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