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.
And below the quotes you'll find an example of how work one into your text.
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
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.
Silent gratitude isn't much use to
One can pay back the loan of gold, but
one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.
What we do for ourselves dies with us.
What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.
We cannot do great things on this
Earth, only small things with great love.
If the only prayer you said in your
whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice.
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.
The essence of all beautiful art, all great
art, is gratitude.
Saying “thank you” creates love.
Daphne Rose Kingma
No duty is more urgent than that of
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
Saying thank you is more than good
manners. It is good spirituality.
Gratitude is not only the greatest of
virtues, but the parent of all the others.
The hardest arithmetic to master is that
which enables us to count our blessings.
Let us be grateful to people who make
us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Appreciation can make a day, even
change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.
There are no shortcuts to any place
worth going. You made a difference. Thank-you so much.
He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
It is impossible to feel grateful and
depressed in the same moment.
The roots of all goodness lie in the soil
of appreciation for goodness.
The Dalai Lama
Wherever there is a human being, there
is an opportunity for a kindness.
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
Gratitude creates the most wonderful
feeling. It can resolve disputes. It can strengthen friendships. And it makes us better men and
Gordon B. Hinckley
Give thanks for a little and you will find
Hausa proverb (Nigeria)
A word of encouragement during a
failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.
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.
The cheapest gift I have to give is
kindness, and it is the best.
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."
Do you need a hand with your appreciation speech?
Here's help on how to prepare a general appreciation thank you speech.
Here's the link to that very flexible business thank you speech template mentioned above.