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Thank You Quotes & Sayings for
Help, Assistance & Great Service

"The deepest human need is the need to be appreciated."
William James (1842-1910), American psychologist & philosopher

So often people do us favors, give us help and assistance, and provide outstanding service but we somehow neglect to remark on it or reward it even with a few words of sincere thanks.
Whether those who have helped you are family, friends, acquaintances or complete strangers, good deeds always deserve a grateful response. Take a moment to thank those who have helped you recently, and who serve us every day in myriad ways, be they waiters or doctors, hairdressers or business advisors.



Thank You Quotes for Help & Assistance


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


All that lives needs help from all the rest.
Bertold Brecht (1898-1956), German dramatist & poet


To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906-2001), American author & aviator


You gave me your time, the most thoughtful gift of all.
Dan Zadra, American communications consultant, publisher & motivational author. From: Gratitude


Provision for others is a fundamental responsibility of human life.
Thomas Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), 28th President of the United States (from 1913 to 1921)


Light is the task when many share the toil.
Homer (~8th century BC), Greek poet


He who civilly shows the way to one who has missed it, is as one who has lighted another's lamp from his own lamp; it none the less gives light to himself when it burns for the other.
Ennius (~239-169 BC), Roman poet


The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives roses.
Author unknown (possibly based on a Chinese proverb)


More Gratitude Quotes for Service, Favors and Support


A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.
Greek proverb


Well then, if ever I thank any man, I'll thank you.
William Shakespeare (~1564-1616), English playwright & poet. From: As You Like It, Act II, Scene 5


A person's life is limited but serving the people is limitless. I want to devote my limited life to serving the people limitlessly.
Lei Feng (1940-1962), Chinese communist icon and 'model citizen'


If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), American poet. From: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson


One person caring about another represents life's greatest value.
Jim Rohn (1930-2009), American motivational speaker & author


I was eyes to the blind, and feet to the lame. I was a father to the needy: I took up the case of the stranger.
The Bible, Job 29:15-16


For this relief much thanks: 'tis bitter cold, / And I am sick at heart.
William Shakespeare (~1564-1616), English playwright & poet. From: Hamlet, Act I, Scene 1


How far that little candle throws his beams! / So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
William Shakespeare (~1564-1616), English playwright & poet. From: The Merchant of Venice, Act V, Scene 1 (N.B. changed to '... a good deed in a weary world,' in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory).


A helping word to one in trouble is often like a switch on a railroad track, but one inch between wreck and smooth-rolling prosperity.
Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887), American priest & social reformer


Something that has always puzzled me all my life is why, when I am in special need of help, the good deed is usually done by somebody on whom I have no claim.
William Feather (1889-1981), American publisher & author


Apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for.
Napoleon Hill (1883-1979), American motivational author


I feel a very unusual sensation if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.
Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British Prime Minister & novelist


I can no other answer make but thanks, and thanks, and ever thanks...
William Shakespeare (~1564-1616), English playwright & poet. From: Twelfth Night, Act III, Scene 3



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