Express Your Gratitude With These 'Thank You' Quotes for Friends

Let Your Friends Know You Appreciate Them

Friends are always there to give you a push when you need it.

You have a full-time career, marriage, kids and a dog. You barely have time to go to yoga class or to the weekly church meetings, and your friends sometimes get short shrift. Friendship means social get-togethers, parties and frequent communication through emails, chats, and Facebook. Friendship, like any other relationship, needs to be nurtured. It cannot grow like a wildflower. To develop a good friendship, you need to be committed.


Australian poet Pam Brown could not have said it better. She wrote: "A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil, but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often -- just to save it from drying out completely."

So there it is. Friendship requires more than an occasional "hello."Friendship is a give-and-take relationship. It requires you to invest time and effort. 

True Friends Are Special

You might have a lot of friends, but not everyone is a true friend. As Oprah Winfrey said, "Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down." Adversity is the litmus test of friendship. It is better to have one true friend than a roomful of fake friends.

Saying "thank you" is not just courtesy. A word of gratitude goes a long way in sealing bonds of friendship.

Thank your friends for being there for you. Thank them for helping you rediscover yourself. Use these thank you quotes for friends in cards and messages. On Friendship Day, send out a word of thanks to all your friends. Reach out to your friends in every corner of the world. Let them know that wherever they are, they will always be in your heart.

Quotes on Friendship

Joseph Addison
"What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure, but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and willing to trust him."

"It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them."

Francois de la Rochefoucauld
"A true friend is the greatest of all blessings and that which we take the least care of all to acquire."

Baltasar Gracian
"True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island. To find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing."

Corrie Ten Boom, "Clippings From My Notebook"
"My father prayed because he had a good friend with whom to share the problems of the day."

Joanna Fuchs
"I thank you for your kindness, I will not soon forget;
You’re one of the nicest people I have ever met."

Thomas Jefferson
"But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine."

Eileen Elias Freeman
"It isn’t the size of the gift that matters, but the size of the heart that gives it."

Albert Schweitzer
"In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.

It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit."

Grace Noll Crowell
"How can I find the shining word, the glowing phrase that tells all that your love has meant to me, all that your friendship spells? There is no word, no phrase for you on whom I so depend. All I can say to you is this, God bless you, precious friend. "

Gerald Good
"If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily."

Henri Frederic Amiel
"Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts."

Martin Luther
"The heart of the giver makes the gift dear and precious."

Margaret Elizabeth Sangster
I thank you, God, in heaven, for friends."

Anne Morrow Lindbergh
"One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay "in kind" somewhere else in life."

"A noble person is mindful and thankful for the favors he receives from others."

John Leonard
"It takes a long time to grow an old friend."

Thornton Wilder
"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures."

Henry David Thoreau
"The language of friendship is not words, but meanings."

Richard Bach
"Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness."