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Famous Thank You Quotes & Sayings

"A prudent man should always follow in the footsteps of great men and imitate those who have been outstanding."
Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527), Italian historian, philosopher and writer

Here is a selection of the most famous thank you quotes – some from equally well known people, others that have achieved a fame far beyond that of the person who first wrote or spoke them.
Memorize them, use them in cards and notes, and on gifts... you can't go wrong with these popular and well-loved quotations!

Famous Thank You Quotes

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
Saint Ambrose (~337-397), Bishop of Milan

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.
Cicero (106-43 BC), Roman philosopher, statesman & orator

You have no cause for anything, but gratitude and joy.
Attributed to The Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama (~5th century BC), founder of Buddhism

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is 'thank you', it will be enough.
Meister Eckhart (~1260-~1327), German theologian, philosopher & mystic

Gratitude is heaven itself.
William Blake (1757-1827), English romantic poet & artist

Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel.
Author unknown

Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone.
G.B. Stern (1890-1973), British writer & novelist

Gratitude is the best attitude. There is not a more pleasing exercise of the mind than gratitude. It is accompanied with such an inward satisfaction that the duty is sufficiently rewarded by the performance.
Joseph Addison (1672-1719), English writer & politician

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
Dr. William Arthur Ward (1921-1994), American author, educator, and motivational speaker

I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has no bottom.
Author unknown

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

More famous Thank You Sayings & Quotations

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say 'thank you'?
Dr. William Arthur Ward (1921-1994), American author, educator and motivational speaker

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
Willie Nelson (b. 1933), American country music singer, songwriter and activist

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 (1917-1963), 35th President of the United States (from 1961 to 1963)

For all that has been – thanks. For all that shall be – yes.
Dag Hammarskjφld (1905-1961), Swedish diplomat, Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Prize laureate

The six most important words -
   I admit I made a mistake.
The five most important words -
   You did a good job.
The four most important words -
   What is your opinion?
The three most important words -
   If you please...
The two most important words -
   Thank you!
The one most important word -
The least important word -

Author unknown

Famous thank you quotes: Thanks, sir; all the rest is mute. William Shakespeare

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

Gratitude is the memory of the heart.
French proverb (attributed to Baptiste Jean Massieu)

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

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British Prime Minister during World War II and historian, artist and writer

The gratitude of most men is but a secret desire of receiving greater benefits.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French author

Thanks, sir; all the rest is mute.
William Shakespeare (~1564-1616), English playwright & poet. From: All's Well That Ends Well, Act II, Scene 3