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Thank You Quotations
So many friendly things are done
In this good world 'twixt sun and sun
That, do our kindest day by day,
We cannot half our debt repay.
~Oliver Marble Gale (1876–1943)
One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind. ~Malayan proverb
One can never thank people, I thought regretfully, at least not by piling gratitude on top of them like heavy American Beauty roses. One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay "in kind" somewhere else in life. ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh, "Our Early Mornings," Listen! the Wind, 1938
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls. ~David Thomas, as quoted in Tryon Edwards, A Dictionary of Thoughts, 1891
Not what we give,
But what we share,
For the gift
without the giver
~James Russell Lowell
Silent gratitude isn't very much use to anyone... ~G. B. Stern, Robert Louis Stevenson: The Man Who Wrote 'Treasure Island,' 1954
I can no other answer make but thanks,
And thanks; and ever thanks...
~William Shakespeare, Richard III
The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you. ~Knight's Treasury of Illustrations by Walter B. Knight, 1963 [Knight "gleaned from a wide variety of sources" for his treasury. I've seen this quotation attributed to Jack Herbert, quoted 1966; Mae Maloo, quoted 1975; and John E. Southard, quoted 1977. –tg]
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~G.K. Chesterton, A Short History of England, 1917
Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality. ~Alfred Painter
Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses. ~Confucius
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. ~Oscar Wilde
Gratitude is the memory of the heart. ~Jean Baptiste Massieu, translated from French
How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
~William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, c.1596 [V, 1, Portia] [D. W. Brogan, 1964: "shone like a good deed in a weary world" — David Seltzer, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, 1971 film: "So shines a good deed in a weary world." —tg]
It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice. ~Author Unknown
Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. ~Variation of a saying that has been around since at least 1861, author of original saying is possibly Christian Nestell Bovee, see quoteinvestigator.com/2013/10/26/kindness-see
How beautiful a day can be
When kindness touches it!
~George Elliston, Cinderella Cargoes, 1929
...we can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasure... ~Thornton Wilder, The Woman of Andros, 1930
I feel a very unusual sensation - if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude. ~Benjamin Disraeli
Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel. ~Author Unknown
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, The Business of Life, 1949
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