Thank You Quotes and Sayings for 2018

Last Updated: Jan 4, 2018

Being thankful and expressing your gratitude is an important part of being happy in life. Finding the proper way to thank others for their generosity or even reminding ourselves just how much we have to be thankful for can be rewarding year round. However, figuring out what to write in a thank you card not only depends on your card recipient, but also the situation at hand. You’ll want your thank you card message to be heartfelt and reflective with a quote or saying that elevates your sentiments. Whether you are crafting a custom thank you card for a best friend or reminding yourself of the little things in life, these thank you quotes will provide you with the inspiration you need to jumpstart your words of thanks. Add a charming touch to your thank you sentiments with our collection of appreciation quotes and thank you phrases below.

We will go over these different styles of thank you quotes in this post:

 

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Short Thank You Quotes for Cards

Using a handwritten thank you note to express your gratitude is one of the most personal ways to show your appreciation. The time and effort you put into creating your sentiment will only be more apparent with the addition of a short thank you quote. Allow your card to say more than, “Thank you.”

  • “Thank you for being the reason I smile.” -Anonymous
  • “Thank you for being you.” -Anonymous
  • “Here’s to those who inspire you and don’t even know it.” -Anonymous
  • “Thank you for brightening my world.” -Anonymous
  • “Let us be kinder to one another.” -Aldous Huxley
  • “You’ve always believed in me. Thank you!” -Anonymous
  • “Thank you for being an important part of my story.” -Anonymous
  • “Saying thank you is more than good manners, it is good spirituality.” -Alfred Painter
  • “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” -Mark Twain
  • “When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” -Willie Nelson
  • “There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.” -Anonymous
  • “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” -Maya Angelou

Gratitude Quotes

A great way to elevate your thank you card sayings is by reminding yourself what you have to be thankful for. What better way to do so than with a few quotes about being grateful? Quotes provide a source of inspiration for your card and serve as the perfect way to show your gratitude when you may be at a loss for words.  

  • “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” -JFK
  • “You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.” -Anonymous
  • “The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.” -Robert Holden
  • “A moment of gratitude makes a difference in your attitude.” -Bruce Wilkinson
  • “When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.” -Kristin Armstrong
  • “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” -Cicero
  • “It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.”-David Steinall-Rast
  • “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” -William Arthur Ward
  • “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
  • “Gratitude is the open door to abundance.” -Anonymous
  • “Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” -Aesop
  • “Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.” -Randy Pausch

Appreciation Quotes

Use a few quotes about appreciation in your thank you notes to recognize your card recipient in a one-of-a-kind way . Adding a few appreciation quotes to your thank you card message will shine light on your grateful heart.

  • “I appreciate you more because of the road I’ve travelled. 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
  • “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
  • “Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” -Voltaire
  • “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” -Marcel Proust
  • “Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it all into words is all that is necessary.” -Margaret Cousins
  • “Change your expectation for appreciation and the world changes instantly.” -Tony Robbins
  • “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

Be Thankful

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We could all use a little reminder for the many things we have to be thankful for, no matter how big or small. Use these motivational quotes in cards or display them around the house to remind yourself why you’re thankful.

  • “Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were all the world looking at you, and act accordingly.” -Thomas Jefferson
  • “I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.” -Anonymous
  • “Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.”-Roy T. Bennett
  • “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
  • “For one minute, walk outside, stand there, in silence. Look up at the sky and contemplate how amazing life is.” -Anonymous
  • “I want to thank you for never being there anymore. Your absence has forced me to find my own way.” -Anonymous
  • “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” -Thorton Wilder
  • “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
  • “If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we would all be much happier.” -John Wooden
  • “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

Funny Thank You Quotes

Say thank you with a smile! These light-hearted and funny thank you quotes are sure to do the trick and keep your loved ones in good spirits.

  • “I feel a very unusual sensation—if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.” -Benjamin Disraeli
  • “Friendship is like peeing on yourself: everyone can see it, but only you get the warm feeling that it brings.”-Anonymous
  • “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” -Oscar Wilde
  • “God gave us our relatives; thank God we can choose our friends.” -Ethel Watts Mumford
  • “Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed.”-Mark Twain
  • “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.”-Anonymous
  • “Thank you for always being there for me even when I’m being a pain in the rear.” -Anonymous
  • “I couldn’t find a card that expressed my gratitude the way I wanted. I need a card that gives you a big hug.” -Anonymous
  • “You put the you in thank you!” -Anonymous

Giving Thanks Quotes

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Adding a couple quotes about giving to your thank you note is the perfect way to personalize your thank you message. Think about what exactly you are thanking this person for and take this chance to customize your greeting even more.

  • “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” -Winston Churchill
  • “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” -Mother Teresa
  • “There is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark.” -Helen Keller
  • “It’s not about how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” -Mother Teresa
  • “A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” -Steve Maraboli
  • “Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.” -Ben Carson
  • “Presents are made for the pleasure of who gives them, not the merits of who receives them.” ―Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind 
  • “You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.” –Amy Carmichael
  • “For it is in giving that we receive.” – Francis of Assisi

Thank You God Quotes

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Giving thanks to God is a great way to highlight your faith through your thank you cards.  We’ve compiled some of the best quotes for giving thanks to God, what a blessing.

  • “Thank you God for everything in my life. The good and the bad. Some were blessings and some were lessons.” -Anonymous
  • “It’s really nice to wake up in the morning realizing that God has given me another day to live. Thank you God.” -Anonymous
  • “Thank you, dear God, for this good life, and forgive us if we do not love it enough.” -Garrison Keillor
  • “Thank you God for giving me the strength to keep going.” -Anonymous
  • “Thank you God for all your blessings to me and my family. For the strength you give me each day and for all the people around me who make life more meaningful…” -Anonymous
  • “O Lord, who lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.” -William Shakespeare
  • “God thank you for keeping me together when I’m falling apart.” -Anonymous
  • “Sometimes I just look up, smile and say, ‘I know that was you God!’ Thanks!” -Anonymous
  • “God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say, ‘thank you’?” -William Arthur Ward
  • “Thank you God for blessing me much more than I deserve.” -Anonymous
  • “God will make a way when there seems to be no way. Thank you God.”
  • “What I have done is worthy of nothing but silence and forgetfulness, but what God has done for me is worthy of everlasting and thankful memory.” -Joseph Hall

Thank You Quotes for Mom

It’s important to remind Mom how thankful you are for her, no matter what age you are. Make a point to show your appreciation in a big way with a personalized thank you quote for Mom. She won’t be able to stop smiling after she receives this sweet note filled with gratitude. She deserves it!

  • “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” -Abraham Lincoln
  • “Sometimes we need someone to simply be there. Not to fix anything, or to do anything in particular, but just to let us feel that we are cared for and supported.” -Anonymous
  • “Thanks for never asking for reasons or explanations when all I wanted was a long hug and a few laughs.” -Anonymous
  • “Thanks for the genes that provided these crazy good looks, Mom.” -Anonymous
  • “The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.” -Jodi Picoult
  • “Dear Mom, thanks for always being there for me, loving me, caring for me. No one can ever replace you in my heart.” -Anonymous
  • “Thank you Mom for letting me grow my own wings, for letting me fly, for catching me when I fall, for letting me stand when I can’t and for assuring me I can fly again. I soared even higher mom, simply because you believed.” -Anonymous
  • “Mom, I promise to live a life that will do justice to all the sacrifices you’ve made.” -Anonymous
  • “A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” -Washington Irving
  • “Mom, had I listened to your advice, I’d have been at a better place today. Now, I promise to live a life, which drives that regret away. Thanks for putting up with me all these years…” -Anonymous
  • “The purest and truest meaning of the word unconditional can only be found in a Mother’s love. Thank you for that Mom.” -Anonymous
  • “Thank you for being my heart’s first home. I love you, Mom.” -Anonymous
  • “Mom, thank you for all that you’ve done and still do. I do love you and no one can replace my love to you.” -Anonymous
  • “Mom, thank you for always being there for me. Not just when I needed you, but for when I needed you most.” -Anonymous
  • “I love you Mom. No matter what we go through and no matter how much we argue, I know in the end, you’ll always be there for me. Thank you.” -Anonymous
  • “Mother’s love is bliss, is peace, it need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. If it is there, it is like a blessing; if it is not there it is as if all the beauty had gone out of life.” -Erich Fromm

“Dear Mom, thanks for always being there for me, loving me, caring for me. No one can ever replace you in my heart.”

Thank You Quotes for Friends

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Trying to put into words how much your friends mean to you is nearly impossible, right? That’s why we’ve let the experts put these emotions into words for us. These thank you quotes for friends are sure to let your BFF know just how much he/she means to you.

  • “The best kind of people are the ones that come into your life and make you see the sun where you once saw clouds. The people that believe in you so much, you start to believe in you too. The people that love you, simply for being you. The once in a lifetime kind of people.” -Anonymous
  • “There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.” -Thomas Aquinas
  • “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” -Walter Winchell
  • “Thank you for making so many ordinary moments, extraordinary.” -Anonymous
  • “Thank you for always giving me the extra push I need.”-Anonymous
  • “We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” -John F. Kennedy
  • “I get by with a little help from my friends.” -The Beatles
  • “My friend…Thanks for tolerating my idiosyncrasies and crazy habits. You might not know this, but you helped me find happiness in being the person that I really am.” -Anonymous
  • “A friend is what the heart needs all the time.” -Henry Van Dyke
  • “Thank you for touching my life in ways you never know. My riches do not lie in material wealth but in having friends like YOU.” -Anonymous
  • “Your friendship is a special gift. Generously given, happily accepted and deeply appreciated!” -Anonymous
  • “A friend. A friend is someone we turn to when our spirits need a lift. A friend is someone we treasure, for friendship is a gift. A friend is someone who fills our lives with beauty, joy and grace. A friend makes the world we live in a better and happier place. Thank you for being my friend.” -Anonymous

Thank You Quotes for Teachers

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These thank you quotes for teachers are the best way to say thanks to those with the grandest hearts. Use these words in addition to a personalized gift to show your appreciation to your teacher.

  • “You are the best because you brought out the best in us.” -Anonymous
  • “The best teachers teach from the heart not from the book.”-Anonymous
  • “A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge and wisdom in the pupils.”-Ever Garrison
  • “Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.”-Japanese Proverb
  • A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops.”-Henry Adams
  • “It takes a big heart to help shape little minds. Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.” -Colleen Wilcox
  • “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” -Nelson Mandela
  • “A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart.” -Anonymous
  • “The influence of a teacher can never be erased.” -Anonymous
  • “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”-Albert Einstein
  • “We may not remember everything you said, but we will remember how special you made us feel. Thank you.”-Anonymous
  • “Good teachers like you aren’t always the ones who have fancy degrees and qualifications. They are the ones who have a big heart and a burning desire to make the world a better place, one kid at a time. Thank you.”-Anonymous

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Thank You Quotes for Veterans

There are no words grand enough to thank those who have sacrificed everything but, saying something is far better than saying nothing at all. These thank you quotes for veterans will help you show your appreciation.

  • “We don’t know them all, but we owe them all! Thank you.” -Anonymous
  • “The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.” -Jeff Miller
  • “There are not words big enough. There is not a hug strong enough. There is not a smile wide enough. All I can offer is thank you. You are my hero. You are in my thoughts. You are in my prayers. For all you’ve done, thank you.”-Anonymous
  • “Thank you Veteran… For stepping forward when others step back. For placing yourself between us and danger. For serving our country. For protecting our freedoms.”-Anonymous
  • “The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.”-Anonymous
  • Twenty-five million veterans are living among us today. These men and women selflessly set aside their civilian lives to put on the uniform and serve us.” -Steve Buyer
  • “Thank you to all our military personnel for the sacrifices you have made for our freedom.”-Anonymous
  • “I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has no bottom.”-Anonymous
  • “Thank you Veterans. This nation shall remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.”-Anonymous
  • Thank you for serving our country and protecting our freedoms.”
  • “Home of the free, because of the brave. Thank you.”-Anonymous
  • “For your bravery, hard work, and dedication to our country, we thank you.”-Anonymous
  • “Hero, thank you for your service.”-Anonymous
  • “In memory of many, in honor of all, thank you.”-Anonymous
  • “Thank you for your service, sacrifice and patriotism.”-Anonymous
  • “Freedom isn’t free. Thank you for your service.”-Anonymous
  • “Dear Military Veterans: It’s not Veterans Day or Memorial Day…it’s a regular, everyday type of day and I just wanted to say, thanks.”-Anonymous
  • You’d have to go a long way to find someone who was more proud and grateful for what our veterans have done for all of us.” -Jim Davis
  • “We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”-Anonymous
  • “Some people dream the dream. Some people live the dream. Some people defend the dream. God bless the defenders.”-Anonymous

It’s important to take the time to show our thanks when we can and even more important to recognize the impact that a simple “thank you” can have on someone’s day. Your time and recognition will not be forgotten after reaching out to thank someone for something they have done. Use the words of others to inspire your thank you card messages and highlight the aspects you admire most about your card recipients. Thank you quotes and sayings can go a long way in motivating those you send them to. Showing your gratitude will not only make your card recipient feel good, but it will make you feel good too.

There are many occasions in life that call for a little gratitude. If you’re looking for more detailed instructions and specific examples for thank you card wording and etiquette, you may want to take a peek at our collection of thank you articles. When it comes to the big day you can reference our guide for wedding thank you etiquette. If you have a little one on the way and just celebrated with your closest friends and family, baby shower thank you card wording may be just what you’re looking for. If you’re celebrating a graduation, we have you covered with the perfect graduation thank you card sayings. Shutterfly is here to help you share your appreciation and show your gratitude!