You are here: › Thank you quotations

Thank you quotes & appreciation quotes

- helping you say "thank you" meaningfully

Blue forget-me-not flowers

These 30+ thank you quotes (Jump there now by clicking the link), or appreciation quotes, come from many sources.

You'll find the collection useful for picking out a special phrase, or two, to include in a note or a speech. AND that's a creative alternative to a long string of: "Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you ...".

Any word said over, and over again, tends to lose its initial impact and meaning.

If you're here for a thank you speech and have a long list of people to mention, 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.

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 thee to it:  business thank you speech.

Or perhaps what you really want is information about preparing a ...

Thanksgiving Speech

And it's here!

Choose a theme.
Complete the template.
And give your Thanksgiving Speech with confidence.

30+ thank you quotes

blue forgetme nots


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

blue forgetmenots

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

blue forgetmenots

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

blue forgetmenot

Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone.
G.B. Stern

blue forgetmenot

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

blue forgetmenots

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

blue forgetmenot

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

blue forgetmenots

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

blue forgetnot

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

blue forgetments

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

blue forgetmenot

Saying “thank you” creates love.
Daphne Rose Kingma

blue forgetments

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
Author Unknown

blue forgetmenots

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

blue forgetmenots

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.

blue forgetmenot

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

blue forgetmenot

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

blue forgetmenots

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

blue forgetmenots

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

blue forgetmenot

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

blue forgetmenot

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

blue forgetmenot

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

blue forgetmenot

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

blue forgetmenot

The best kind of giving is thanksgiving.


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

blue forgetmenot

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

blue forgetmenot

Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.
Hausa proverb (Nigeria)

blue forgetmenot

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

blue forgetmenot

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

This brings my collection of thank you quotes to an end. I hope you've found a gem or two that you can use.

Getting from thank you quote to speech

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

Here's quote number 4 integrated into part of a "thank you" speech to illustrate.

"G.B. Stern said "Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone" and I agree.

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 with your appreciation speech?

An essential part of feeling good about being in the spotlight is knowing you've done the preparation.

Thank you speech help

'Thank you' in multiple languages

Here's help on how to prepare a general appreciation thank you speech.

Business thank you speech

Business thank you speech template banner

Here's the link to that very flexible business thank you speech template.

Shrug that fear off

I know it's hard to feel grateful when you're struggling with anxiety or fear of public speaking. Alongside that it would be a shame to waste the effort you've made collecting just the right thank you quotes through letting doubt get the better of you.

Get assistance to manage your nerves. You'll find help with delivery, rehearsal and more. Ongoing links go to pages covering multiple topics, all of them focused on enabling you to feel OK.