72 Thank You Quotes And Sayings To Show Appreciation

By Maxime Lagacé

Maxime is the founder of WisdomQuotes. He has been collecting quotes since 2004. His goal? To help you develop a calm and peaceful mind. Learn more about him on his about page.

Here are 72 of the best thank you quotes I could find. What’s my goal? To remind you of the power and benefits of showing appreciation (better health, better mood, better world, etc.). You’ll discover authors like Lao Tzu, Voltaire, Osho, and more. Enjoy!
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Thank you, always say thank you; it’s the greatest gift you can give someone. Maya Angelou

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Give thanks for this day, this hour, this minute, and this second. Rhonda Byrne

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“Thank you” shows respect, which is the foundation of all relationships. Maxime Lagacé

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“Thank you” is the least I can say to you to show my appreciation for everything you have done for me. Unknown

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Wanting what you have will make you happier than having what you want. Zuby


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The greatest privilege is that you’re alive. Unknown

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Everything you desire is infinitely small compared to what you already have. Shane Parrish

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There is no greater sin than desire, no greater curse than discontent. He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough. Lao Tzu

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Fools want more. The wise say thank you. Maxime Lagacé

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‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding. Alice Walker


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You are alive. Believe me when I tell you, that is more than enough for today. Joel Leon

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It’s such a blessing to want what you have. James Clear

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Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst. Expect nothing. Savor everything. Mark Manson

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Be smart enough to slow down and give thanks. Maxime Lagacé

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Never forget how lucky you are. Ed Latimore



Thank You Quotes For The Day, Life

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A secret to a good life is falling in love with the things you already have. Dan Go

There will be good days and bad days, and we should be grateful for them all. Iyanla Vanzant

When we have an attitude of gratitude we see life as it is; an unbelievable gift. There is no room for fear in a grateful heart. Tony Robbins (tonyrobbins.com)

Appreciation is the magic formula you’ve been seeking. Abraham Hicks

When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water. Benjamin Franklin

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Nothing is more highly to be prized than the value of each day. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nothing satisfies the man who is not satisfied with a little. Alain de Botton

Notice everything. Appreciate everything, including the ordinary. That’s how to click in with joyfulness or cheerfulness. Pema Chödrön

I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude. Brené Brown

Maybe if we spend just a little time saying “thank you” for what we do have, we won’t have time to dwell on what we lack. Iyanla Vanzant

One loses an appreciation for life when they become too wrapped up in their own affairs. James Pierce

When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude. G. K. Chesterton

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Acknowledging the good that is already in your life is the foundation for all abundance. Eckhart Tolle

On your worst day, you live better than many people on their best. Stop complaining and have some perspective and gratitude. Ed Latimore (edlatimore.com)

Everything is a gift. The degree to which we are awake to this truth is a measure of our gratefullness, and gratefullness is a measure of our aliveness. David Steindl-Rast

We live in the present, and hope is always in the future. Abandon all future, and start living moment to moment rejoicing in the small things of life. Osho

Just being alive is such a gift, but nobody ever told you to be thankful to existence. Osho

I used to admire highly accomplished people. Now I admire people who stop to smell the roses. Daniel Vassallo

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You need to remind yourself when you wanted what you currently have. James Clear

Be thankful for all the troubles you don’t have. Paulo Coelho

Experience this moment to its fullest. Zen proverb

Thank You Quotes For Teachers And Other People

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When you meet people, show real appreciation, then genuine curiosity. Martha Beck

Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. Voltaire

When you receive great advice from a mentor, don’t just send a thank you note the next day. Send another the following month or the following year. The passage of time shows deeper gratitude and more lasting impact. Adam Grant

Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation. Osho


From the time you were very little, you’ve had people who have smiled you into smiling, people who have talked you into talking, sung you into singing, loved you into loving. Let’s take some time to think of those extra special people. Fred Rogers

Being considerate of others will take you and your children further in life than any college or professional degree. Marian Wright Edelman (wikipedia.org)

You can never say thank you enough. We all must remember that we didn’t get where we are on our own. Acknowledge people, appreciate them. George Raveling

If you would like to sleep more peacefully, think of the people to whom you are grateful. It will gift you with more peaceful sleep. Haemin Sunim

Men are more ready to repay an injury than a benefit, because gratitude is a burden and revenge a pleasure. Tacitus

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A sign of wisdom: you say thank you easily. Maxime Lagacé

Being kind to strangers is easy. The real work begins with those closest to you. Thibaut

I never admire another’s fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own. Cicero

You’ll appreciate people much more when you look at them as they are, not as you want them to be. Preethi Kasireddy

Related50 Ways to Show Gratitude for the People in Your Life (tinybuddha.com)

Thank You Quotes About Appreciation

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We take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. Cynthia Ozick

Give thanks for the things you have before praying for things you want. Dan Go

It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful. David Steindl-Rast

Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist. G. K. Chesterton

You are walking and suddenly it starts raining. Now, you can make a problem out of it or you can enjoy it. Both are dependent on your attitude. Osho

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

One single gift acknowledged in gratefulness has the power to dissolve the ties of our alienation. David Steindl-Rast

The root of dissatisfaction: always looking for the next thing. Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

We can love the world but cannot possess it. Beautiful nature, child’s laughter, Mozart Symphony, deep conversation with our friend, healthy body… We can love and appreciate them but can never own them. Haemin Sunim

Being content is perhaps no less easy than playing the violin well: and requires no less practice. Alain de Botton

All get what they want; they do not always like it. C.S. Lewis (The Magician’s Nephew)

Look closely and you will find that people are happy because they are grateful. The opposite of gratefulness is just taking everything for granted. David Steindl-Rast (Music of Silence, Amazon book)

You can try to become happy by controlling your environment, or by cultivating quietude/gratitude in your mind. The latter is much easier. Haemin Sunim

Be content with what you have. Rejoice in the way things are. Zen proverb

The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green Earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty that’s available now. Thich Nhat Hanh

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For those who expect everything, there are many curses. For those who appreciate everything, there are many blessings. James Clear

To count your blessings is simply to think about the things you’re grateful for. It is one of the most powerful practices you can ever do! Rhonda Byrne

Be slow to criticize and fast to appreciate. Robin Sharma

Gratitude is what you feel when you want what you already have. James Clear

The next milestone won’t make you happy. The next purchase won’t make you feel better. The next zero won’t make your life better. If you don’t appreciate what you have, you’ll never be happy. Shane Parrish

Appreciation for what you have attracts the happier and better to you. Rhonda Byrne

To take something for granted is to hide its value from yourself. Angela Jiang

Related: Show Your Appreciation With 25 Other Ways To Say “Thank You” (thesaurus.com)


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We often don’t truly appreciate something until it’s gone. It’s a human thing. It’s also a very stupid thing. Kamal Ravikant

Key Takeaways

  • Saying thank you shows:
    • You care
    • Your gratitude
    • Your wisdom
  • The benefits of saying thank you to others?
    • You will have better relationships
    • You will become healthier and happier
    • You will make other people feel good too
  • What’s the best thank you? It’s the one you say right here, right now, for this moment.
  • Appreciate what you have before asking for more.
  • You’re reading this? It means you’re alive. It means you have the greatest privilege.

Further Readings

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Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.

His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal.

A few years later, he started his first website to share his love of quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, husband, and INFJ.

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, bananas, SEO, human potential, and education.

You can find him on X, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube.

Last update

June 22, 2022

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