Thank You Gift Quotes. The Best Ways to Express your Gratitude

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Everyone loves to receive gifts and presents, but sometimes it’s difficult to find some sincere words to show how grateful you are. Here are some wonderful quotes about receiving gifts that could inspire you to write thank you notes for gifts, presents, treats & keepsakes of all kinds.

You know, the most valuable thing is the fact that somebody pays you additional attention, and in case you would like to return the favor, a good strategy is to look for some ‘gifts from the heart’ quotes or unexpected gifts’ quotes, so that you could show the person (you got the present from) that the gift you received was rather significant and his present is the one worthy of a millennium, and (thus) some derived quote on gift gratitude belonging to some famous politician or philosopher is what could amaze the donator.

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Do you know ‘thank you’ quotes for gifts have ancient roots, and some of them belong to some ancient ‘celebrities’ but are still relevant nowadays? Maybe, these are unexpected gift quotes, and they sound as if they are strange and unconventional quotes on gifting, but believe experts, they are worth being considered. Check some gift quotes below:

“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.”


You could add: ‘And you know, your present made my day.’

Or consider some other ancient gifts’ quotes:

“Take full account of the excellencies which you possess, and in gratitude remember how you would hanker after them, if you had them not.”

Marcus Aurelius

“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.”


“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.”


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These quotes on gifts seem to be indirect, but they come from wise people, so why not consider them as a kind of introduction to your thank-you note at least?

Here is a collection of the most famous thank you quotes we could find. Quotes about gifts are easily available on the Internet, so you could constantly add something new to your collection. Some writers had good quotes gifts were connected with, for example:

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”

G.K. Chesterton

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

Marcel Proust

“Gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions, especially when it is deep.”

Felix Frankfurter

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”

Thornton Wilder

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“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and new.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.”

Elizabeth Gilbert

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State leaders and politicians had some gift sayings among their famous statements as well:

“I feel a very unusual sensation – if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.”

Benjamin Disraeli

“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”

John F. Kennedy

“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

“For all that has been – thanks. For all that shall be – yes.”

Dag Hammarskjöld

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Some quotations on gifts sound quite cute and acceptable but they have no authors, so you may feel free to derive them or use them as a part of your own gratitude speech.

“Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel.


“Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.


“When eating a fruit, think of the person who planted the tree.

Vietnamese Proverb

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