64 Thank you quotes to turn gratitude into memorable messages.

Appreciation thank you quotes that give you unique ways to say “thanks.”

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Thank you quotes by history’s best weavers of words.

Thankfulness is a strong emotion. It wells up inside and leaves us with a potent mix of humility, wonder, and delight.

What use is feeling thankful, though, if we don’t express it? As author William Arthur Ward said, “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”

The best thank you quotes (like the one above) send gratitude in a memorable and meaningful way. History’s greatest artists, thinkers, leaders, and personalities left us with thank you quotes that perfectly describe that feeling of gratitude when we most want to express it.

Use your favorite thank you quotes in personalized cards, collages, letters, and more. It’s easy to make it all with Adobe Express—no experience required.

Appreciation thank you quotes for specific moments of gratitude.

When you receive help in a moment of need or someone does something kind for you, gratitude rises like a tide. You’re washed over with a desire to express your thanks.

You might blurt “thank you” out in the moment, but sometimes, that’s not enough. When you want to send a thank you quote that digs deeper into thankfulness, these appreciation thank you quotes are perfect.

Choose your favorites and think about how to send these quotes. Creative ideas are just a click away in Adobe Express. You can get started with templates for things like cards, posters, or collages, or make something of your own—no experience required.

“The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.”
Robert Holden
Saying thank you is more than good manners, it is good spirituality.”

Alfred Painter

One common reply from people we thank is, “don’t mention it.” A quote like this is a reminder that showing thanks is for the person thanking as well as the person thanked.

Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”

William Arthur Ward

Start a letter with this thank you quote, then elaborate: How did the person you’re thanking transform your day?

Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.”
Randy Pausch
Gratitude is a divine emotion: It fills the heart, but not to bursting; it warms, but not to fever.”

Charlotte Brontë

If you struggle to find sweet thank you quotes for him, this quote is especially tender when you use it in a card to the man who holds you tight.

The heart that gives thanks is a happy one, for we cannot feel thankful and unhappy at the same time.”
Douglas Wood
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity.”
Melodie Beattie
Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it all into words is all that is necessary.”

Margaret Cousins

With this thank you quote, you hope to return the same warm feeling an act of kindness gave you.

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Thank you for being you quotes for the “just because” moments.

There are times when thanks swell in your heart for no reason other than the company of someone you care for. You’re sitting in a café with a friend, or on the phone with your mom, and they say something that leaves you thinking how thankful you are to know them.

These are your opportunities to share “thank you for being you” quotes. History’s greats gave us a legacy of thank you quotes that describe the indescribable: the influence of the most important people in our lives.

Which quotes below instantly make you think of the people you’re grateful for? Take a moment to imagine how you could share those quotes with them—in cards, collages, banners, and more. Then, with the help of Adobe Express, you can make something in a matter of minutes.

For the yesterdays and todays, and the tomorrows I can hardly wait for—thank you.”
Cecelia Ahern
You have influenced my life in such a positive way words cannot express my appreciation. You are truly an inspiration.”

Catherine Pulsipher

For someone who’s been dear to you for a long time (or your whole life), this thank you quote is powerful. Between thank you mom quotes for Mother’s Day, this one is perfect in a card.

We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”
John F. Kennedy
Thank you for being an important part of my story.”

Unattributed

For the person who’s been there through the good and bad, thick and thin, this quote is simple but significant.

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

Voltaire

This is a thought-provoking way to describe how someone’s radiance can shine over us, too.

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

Sweet quotes for him or her like this one describe the shift in life after you met.

If the world had more people like you it would be a better place. You do make a difference.”
Catherine Pulsifer
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Thank you for your support quotes for a meaningful message.

When someone shows you support, it’s not always in a single act. There are those who support us over a long period, sometimes our entire lives. When this kind of support inspires a feeling of thankfulness, it’s hard to put it into words. How do you say “thank you” for something if “something” is everything?

Whether you’re looking for thank you quotes for her on an anniversary, thank you quotes for Dad on his birthday, or thank you for your support quotes for those who inspire you most, meaningful messages await you below.

Choose your favorite quotes and consider the sources, too. If you find a quote that comes from someone you admire, it takes on added layers of meaning. Use these quotes in cards or letters to those who support you, and they could become cherished mementos for everyone who receives them.

You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

For the people who show you unwavering support, thank them now. Thank them tomorrow. Make a practice of telling them in different ways (or with different thank you quotes) how much their support means.

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
I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.”

Unattributed

Bring this quote back to the people you’re thankful for by explaining how their support helped you uncover and use your strength.

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.”
James Allen
Don't let the sun go down without saying thank you to someone, and without admitting to yourself that absolutely no one gets this far alone.”

Stephen King

The support we receive from those closest to us is sometimes so constant that it goes unmentioned—and unnoticed. Take the time to think about whose support has been important.

When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow.”

Shauna Niequist

This thank you for your support quote shows gratitude for someone’s company in the good times and help in the hard times.

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
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Thank you quotes for friends and for friendship.

Just like we choose our friends, they choose us. Friendship is a constant exchange of give and receive, and there are times when feelings of thankfulness engulf us.

The way we talk to friends is different from how we talk to family or colleagues, and the way we thank them is, too. For starters, the mediums we use to thank friends are different. You’re more inclined to send your friends a social media graphic or surprise them with a personalized banner hanging at the bar than to send them a card via snail mail.

Choose the thank you quotes that make you think of your friends, then imagine how you can share with them in fun ways that make your messages of thanks all the more memorable.

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”

Walter Winchell

For that friend who’s stayed by your side through the darkest hour, this quote is perfect.

One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.”
Sophocles
There's no possible way, I could ever repay, How I wish, there were more I could do, But, I thank you friend, my friend to the end.”
Jim Thistle
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

It's said that many of us wouldn’t change our mistakes, because they cultivated the people we are today. Our choices—good and bad—also led us to the people we call our friends. No regrets.

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”
Thorton Wilder
I get by with a little help from my friends.”
The Beatles
I'm so thankful for friendship. It beautifies life so much.”
L.M. Montgomery
God gave us our relatives; thank God we can choose our friends.”

Ethel Watts Mumford

The friends who have met your family and survived will appreciate this quote.

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Thank you quotes for coworkers, bosses, and teams.

Work relationships are in a class of their own. We make friends at work, yet those friendships are different than those we make elsewhere. They have subtle barriers, and they can be surprisingly ephemeral when someone changes jobs or departments.

We have mentors, supervisors, and people we look up to at work, too. These relationships create unique situations that require unique messages of thanks.

Finding the right thank you quotes for coworkers, bosses, and teams requires special thought. It means knowing your audience, perhaps better than you really do.

This list holds gems of thank you quotes for employees, thank you boss quotes, and thank you team quotes. Choose your favorites and you can easily make cards or even a thank you banner or poster for someone at the office. With Adobe Express, there’s no experience required.

Change your expectation for appreciation and the world changes instantly.”
Tony Robbins
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”

William Arthur Ward

This quote is delightfully versatile. Use it in a card to a colleague, a poster for a client, or a banner for the team.

What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.”

Brené Brown

Working together requires collaboration, and collaboration with talented people is a privilege. Show your colleagues how thankful you are for the privilege of working alongside them.

If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.”
Gerald Good
A mentor is someone with a willingness to help others, who has a capacity to inspire, a determination to work hard, a clear sense of vision, an inspiring purpose, a deep sense of integrity and an appreciation for joy.”

Kerry Kennedy

How much do you think this message could mean to your boss or supervisor?

When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect towards others.”
Dalai Lama
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

Melody Beattie

If there’s anything that rallies teams, it’s a shared vision for the future.

It costs nothing to say please and thank you. But forgetting those magic words can cost you everything.”
Frank Sonnenberg
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Famous thank you quotes to teach and inspire thankfulness.

If you walked past a poster at the office every day that said, “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them,” how would it impact your mood? How would you look at work differently, or treat colleagues with that message in the back of your mind?

History’s philosophers, artists, politicians, and personalities have reflected on giving thanks and left us with compelling quotes. These nuggets of wisdom ring true for everyone who happens upon them.

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
John F. Kennedy
A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.”
Cicero
When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.”

Willie Nelson

Used on a poster, this famous thank you quote can inspire a regular practice of gratitude.

When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.”

Kristin Armstrong

Can you remix this quote to replace “love” with something else? What rushes into your mind when you focus on things you’re thankful for?

It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.”

David Steinall-Rast

Thankfulness and misery are mutually exclusive. If one exists, the other can’t.

Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone.”
G.B. Stern
Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel.”

Unattributed

Make a collage of things you’re thankful for and none will ever “unravel.”

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.”
Meister Eckhart
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Funny thank you quotes to take seriousness (but not thankfulness) down a notch.

Gratitude isn’t always a philosophical thing, no matter how deep the famous thank you quotes above are. Sometimes, you want to send thanks with a lighter air that leaves people with smiles on their faces.

Funny thank you quotes are more memorable, too, which makes them easy to memorize. Keep some up your sleeve, and the next time you thank someone in person, you can get a laugh in while you’re at it.

I feel a very unusual sensation—if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.”
Benjamin Disraeli
Don't overload Gratitude; if you do, she'll kick.

American proverb

You’d better thank people—or else.

Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed.”

Mark Twain

Put this funny quote in a card, and the even funnier part will be the receiver trying to determine who you’re calling “fools.”

You ought to be thankful a whole heaping lot, for the places and people you’re lucky you’re not!”
Dr. Seuss
You can't see it, but I'm doing my happy dance right now. It's good. Like, really good. And it's all because of you. Thank you.”
Unattributed
Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: It must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.”

William Faulkner

The images accompanying this quote on a poster could be truly electrifying.

I never met a bitter person who was thankful. Or a thankful person who was bitter.”
Nick Vujicic
Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”

A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

Gratitude isn’t a finite resource, either. You can generate and give out as much thankfulness as you want, and never run out.

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Short thank you quotes with no shortage of thankfulness.

You’re on the hunt for a short thank you quote. Maybe you’re trying to fit a lot of gratitude into a card or onto a social media graphic. Perhaps you’re looking for thank you dad quotes for a man of few words. Or maybe you want to keep it short because it sticks to the core message you want to send.

Short thank you quotes deliver your message in fewer than 70 characters. They bottle your thankfulness in potent messages that you can share in every imaginable way. Which one of these short thank you quotes could you see on a banner? Which could inspire daily thankfulness if you put it on a poster?

A moment of gratitude makes a difference in your attitude.”
Bruce Wilkinson
Let us be kinder to one another.”

Aldous Huxley

In 1843, Charles Dickens closed his novella A Christmas Carol with Tiny Tim saying, "God bless us, every one!" This quote is just as short and equally sweet, but it suggests that life’s greater blessing is in how we treat each other.

When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”

Maya Angelou

It turns out that giving thanks can feel just as good for the giver as it does for the receiver.

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
Mark Twain
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.”

Aesop

Those who give thanks tend to be the people with values that make them more likable in other ways, too.

Thankfulness is the quickest path to joy.”
Jefferson Bethke
Let all your thinks be thanks.”
W.H. Auden
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.”

Oscar Wilde

You can wear thankfulness like a set of glasses and the world looks that much sweeter.

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Tips to make thank you quotes feel even more genuine.

Thank you quotes are memorable, inspiring, and meaningful. Since they’re quotes, though, they don’t give thanks in your own words. How do you use thank you quotes and make them feel genuine?

These best practices put thank you quotes to good use while personalizing your thanks in a thoughtful way:

Exercise: How do you make giving thanks a habit?

If you want to use thank you quotes more often, practice thankfulness as a habit.

Here’s how to easily integrate this practice and mindset into your life:

Start a gratitude journal. This can be a notepad you save on your phone, too.
Set reminders to review your journal. These should be frequent (at least once a week) so you can send thanks in a timely manner.
Revisit this list often. When you scroll through, are there specific people that quotes make you think of?
Send thanks in every imaginable medium. Depending whether someone spends more time on social media, or on their phone, or at the office, you can use thank you quotes on cards, banners, posters, and more—however the receiver can appreciate the message.

Adobe Express can help.

Adobe Express has templates and customization tools to put your favorite thank you quotes to work. If you want to use thank you quotes in cards, letters, posters, banners, collages, or other creative projects, Adobe Express makes it as simple as picking a template and personalizing it, or making your own idea with easy-to-use tools. Whatever message you want to transmit, Adobe Express brings it to life, no experience required.

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