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Here Worthwhile Collection of Famous Thank You Quotes & Sayings of appreciation, gratitude and thanks help you to say 'thank you'.

Sometimes it's easy to take friends and family for granted, which is why showing appreciation is so important. As philosopher Voltaire said, "Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." When you take the time to express thanks and gratitude, you help build and strengthen bonds of trust and love. It doesn't matter whether you send a card or make a phone call. Appreciation, however you express it, builds bridges and fosters healthy relationships.

Of course, appreciation should always be sincere. For example, when you praise a family member for their cooking, mention what you specifically liked about the dish, and thank them for preparing it so well. If a friend has thrown you a surprise birthday party, offer your sincere thanks. Remember to say what you enjoyed most about the celebration.

Everyone loves a thoughtful thank-you card, but finding the right words to show your appreciation is not always easy. The following is a list of quotes on the subject of appreciation and gratitude from well-known artists, writers, world leaders, and others to help you create your own special sentiments. You could also include the entire attributed quote if it makes sense.

Maya Angelou: "When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed."

Guillaume Apollinaire: "Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy."

Thomas Aquinas: "There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship."

Marcus Aurelius: "Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them."

Leo Buscaglia aka Dr. Love: "Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."

Henry Clay: "Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the gratefully and appreciating heart."

Ralph Waldo Emerson: "A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature."

Helen Keller: "Words are never warm and tender enough to express one's appreciation of a great kindness."

Dalai Lama aka Tenzin Gyatso: "The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness."

Washington Irving: "Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart."

President 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."

Steve Maraboli: "Forget yesterday — it has already forgotten you. Don't sweat tomorrow — you haven't even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift — today."

Willie Nelson: "When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around."

Marcel Proust: "Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."

Albert Schweitzer: "At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us."

"To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with."

"Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see."

Voltaire: "Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well."

William Arthur Ward: "Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I may not forget you."

Booker T. Washington: "Any man's life will be filled with constant and unexpected encouragement if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day."

Mae West aka Mary Jane West: "Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!"

Walt Whitman: "I have learned that to be with those I like is enough."

Oscar Wilde: "The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention."

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

Oprah Winfrey: "Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough."

These 25 quotes on appreciation and gratitude from well-known artists, When you take the time to express thanks and gratitude, you help build and a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of.

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thank you quotes for compliments

Here are the 101 best thank you messages for your boss to let them know how much your value and appreciate their leadership.

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As my boss, I think that you deserve an extra note of thanks for all of your ongoing leadership and support.

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From mentoring new team members to counseling employees’ personal issues. From supporting colleagues unconditionally to helping those facing workplace blues – thanks for showing that no matter how hard bosses crack the whip, they need to have a strong human side to their leadership.

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I feel very grateful to have had an opportunity to intern at this company and for having you as my supervisor and mentor. You were so patient with me. Thank you so much. I greatly appreciated that when training me you took the time to break things down to a level that I could understand and then build upon. Assigning work tasks to me that were sometimes quite difficult allowed me to have the chance to expand my knowledge and build confidence in my abilities. The valuable skills I’ve learned from you over the past year have given me the work experience I need to find employment in my field after college. Thank you also for writing a glowing letter of recommendation for me. I appreciate everything and will remember my time here fondly.

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I just wanted to thank you for being such a great boss. I have enjoyed working with you so much over the years.

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I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking time out of your busy day to put in a good word for me with [NAME]. As a respected member of this workplace, your opinion carries a lot of weight. I’m humbled by your confidence in my abilities, and promise to continue doing my best work at all times. Thank you for believing in me.

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Since the day I started to work with you; I know I’ve changed a lot that really helped me to become a better person inside and out. You are one of the reasons why I’m always trying my best. Thank you my boss! You know I appreciate you in so many ways.

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Thank you for transforming our mistakes into valuable lessons. Your pressure and leadership has made us more productive and converted all of our skills into strengths. You have an amazing ability to bring out the best in all of us.
Thank you for your kindness and understanding. You are an amazing boss for all of us.

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Thank you so much dear boss for taking a chance on me and teaching me that there is always scope for improvement. All my success and knowledge, I owe to you.

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Thank you so much for the [RAISE/GIFT]! It’s both exciting and humbling to be recognized for my hard work and dedication. Your thoughtfulness and generosity empower me and encourage me to do my best, always.

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While I still have the opportunity, let me thank you for all that you have done not only for my but for the whole department. You are the most supportive boss we ever had. Thank you for everything.

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You lead your employees and get them to follow your vision without being dominating and annoying. Thanks for showing us that respect is always deserved, never commanded or forced.

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Your comments on my failures and your compliments on my performance – both motivate and inspire me to do better. Thanks boss.

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Your leadership skills make it easy for you to manage our team, even with our diverse professional background. I’m proud to have learned some of these qualities from you. Thank you for guiding me professionally and personally!

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Thank you so much for giving me an extended leave of absence when my husband was hospitalized last month. It allowed me to remain by my husband’s side so I could offer him emotional support during his surgery and recovery. I feel blessed to work for a company that values it’s employees and is consistently generous and compassionate. My heart is filled with gratitude. Thank you again for your understanding. My family and I greatly appreciate your kindness.

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Thanks for converting our mistakes into lessons, pressure into productivity and skills into strengths. You really know how to bring out the best in us.

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The biggest problem in having an extraordinary boss like you is that I will never be happy working for anyone else. Thanks, but you have really limited my career options because I have no other option but to follow you wherever you go.

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This letter is to express my appreciation for all of the hard work, long hours and late nights you put in to make your business a success, in an effort to prevent layoffs and retain your employees. I’d like you to know that none of this has gone unnoticed by the workers, and we are grateful for your kindness, loyalty and commitment to all of us.

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Words can neither qualify nor quantify how helpful your guidance and advice has been. I am forever grateful for your support!

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You motivate your employees, you take tough decisions. You support your colleagues, you are a true inspiration. Thanks boss.

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You not only granted me an opportunity to work with you, but you also guided me and made me strengthen my focus on all that I ever wanted to achieve. Thank you.

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You weren’t going to get anything out of pushing me, to be an exceptional employee – but you still invested your time in me. Thank you for mentoring me every step of the way.

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Thank you for your vision, your extraordinary ability and leadership to guide us at all times. We appreciate the efforts taken by you.

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Thank you for your support. I greatly appreciate your confidence in me.

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Thank you for being so understanding as I navigate this difficult situation. Your continued support and encouragement are appreciated more than you know.

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Just like how all trees need water to grow and all humans need air to live, companies need bosses like you to survive and prosper. Thanks for being our lifeline.

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It feels amazing to work in such a positive environment where everyone’s opinion matters. Thank you for such a brilliant opportunity. I genuinely appreciate it from the bottom of my heart.

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[NAME] nothing I can say will ever convey the amount of gratitude, I owe to you for showing me how to have the right attitude. Thanks.

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I am so thankful that you are my boss. You are more than just a leader; you are truly an inspiration. Your hard work and dedication has inspired me since the moment I first joined your staff. Thank you so much.

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A boss and a friend, two in one. Whoever thought that work-life would be so much fun. Thanks.

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As a supervisor you are truly an inspiration to your staff. Your strong leadership skills, along with the support and dedication you show to your team, has earned you much deserved respect and admiration. I feel lucky to be a member of your staff.

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I feel so fortunate to have a job at [WORKPLACE] that I thoroughly enjoy, and I wanted to let you know that you’re a big part of that. Your enthusiasm and support make it a pleasure to come to work every day. I just thought you should know that you’re doing a great job. Thank you!

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I am thrilled to be named [POSITION]! Being able to achieve this goal is so fulfilling to me both personally and professionally. I appreciate the role you played in helping me get here. I promise to work hard to maintain the confidence and trust you have shown in me. Thank you!

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A million thanks to you for being the best boss ever. Thank you for all of the support and encouragement at work and for in our lives. You are so amazing and all of us are lucky to have you. Thank you and God bless you.

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In the business world effective communication with your superiors includes, when appropriate, an occasional thank you note showing appreciation for something that’s very important to you. You can also use a lovely thank you card to express your sincere thanks for his/her creation of a great work environment, new courtesies such as free gourmet coffee in the break room, replacing uncomfortable office chairs with ergonomic chairs, taking you out to lunch for Employee Appreciation Day, or giving you personal time off during a family emergency.

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Thank you for taking the time to sit down with me the other day to discuss [TOPIC]. Your advice was spot on. I’m more confident than ever in taking the next steps towards my next goal.

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Thank you so much for all of your leadership at work—it has truly been an inspiration to work with you.

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Dear Boss, I just want you to know that I consider myself really lucky to have got an opportunity to work for someone like you. You make even the most tedious job a lovely learning process. Thanks a ton!

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The success I’ve had in my career is due in no small part to your support and encouragement. I appreciate you so much and value everything that I have learned from you.

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Being noticed for a job well done is both gratifying and validating. Thank you for taking the time to notice the little things and always find a way to offer a compliment or a word of encouragement. Your sincere accolades make me feel like a valued member of this team, and for that I am grateful.

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Thank you so much for the wonderful Employee Appreciation Luncheon, thank you card and gift. It means a lot to me knowing that my work and the extra hours I put in during crunch time are appreciated. I feel lucky to have such a great supervisor. You have a terrific way of making each member of our team feel valued and important. It’s part of what motivates us to work together to achieve the goals you’ve set for our department. Thank you again for the great lunch and for the continued business inspiration!

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You have motivated your employees while having to make the toughest of decisions. Through your support for your colleagues and leadership, you have been a true inspiration. Thank you.

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I am so proud to be able to call you my boss. Thank you so much for everything that you have done for me over the years.

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After all you have done, thanks do not feel like enough. All I can do is offer my gratitude and appreciation for your leadership and for you being such a wonderful boss.

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This note is to gradually show my personal appreciation for my boss. Thank you sir for all the hard work, extended hours and even late nights of business hours. Through these situations, I have made myself more motivated and genuine when it comes to work. Thank you.

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As today is National Boss Day, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for being such a great supervisor, always leading by example. Because of you our workplace is a wonderful environment for the open exchange of ideas, and a place where employees are motivated each day to do their best. I am thankful to be a part of your team.

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What an honor it is to be named the new [POSITION]. I am grateful for this wonderful opportunity, and foresee a future full of possibility and excitement. I look forward to beginning this grand, new adventure. Thank you!

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As a manager and our boss in this field of work, you are indeed an inspiration to us-your staff. Thank you for strong leadership plus showing your support to your entire team, accept our thankfulness which you really deserve.

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Thank you for your vote of confidence in me by supporting my vision to increase production and nationwide distribution of our products. Although within the hierarchy there has been some resistance to change, I truly feel we are now in the ideal position to move forward, expand our business and fill market needs. By providing our employees with the tools, procedures and strategies they need to work at a higher level of efficiency on our production lines, we are setting the stage for a successful expansion as well as the possibility of international growth in the future. Thank you for your advice, input on this project, and continued support every step of the way. I really appreciate it.

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Thank you for taking the time to speak with me regarding [TOPIC]. Having you as a sounding board was very helpful in assisting me in which direction to ultimately take. I’m so grateful for your insights and advice.

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I am so grateful to have been promoted to [POSITION]. It will be my honor and privilege to serve in this capacity. I look forward to all of the excitement and challenges that lie ahead. Thank you for this opportunity!

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Thank you for all of your support and assistance. I consider myself truly honored to have you as my boss.

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I just want to let you know that I consider myself luck to have got an opportunity to work with someone like you. You make even the most tedious jobs a lovely learning process. Thanks a ton.

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Our whole team just wanted to show how grateful we are to have such a wonderful boss. Thanks!

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I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the beautiful holiday party you organized for your employees and their families. This large-scale festive event is something our family looks forward to year after year. A delicious catered dinner followed by dancing to the music of a live band were both extra special. Thank you so much for continuing this beautiful holiday tradition for our company. We greatly appreciate your generosity and kindness.

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As long as I have to spend time with a boss like you in the office, I don’t mind even if 9 to 5 becomes 9 to 9. Thanks for making work enjoyable.

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Salary is one thing but real job satisfaction comes from the praises and appraisals given by a boss who is a true mentor. Thanks.

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Just a quick note to thank you for helping me out with [TOPIC] recently. The time you spent with me really helped me put things in a new light, and for that I am truly thankful. I’m lucky to have you in my corner. Thank you.

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I am saying this not just because I have just got a raise. But I have always believed that you are a boss worthy of praise. Thank you.

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It is one thing for you to be a boss, but being a mentor and a leader was never a requirement. We are so proud and grateful to have a boss, manager and mentor in one. Thank you for everything that you do.

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Just wanted to let you know you’re appreciated. Your leadership and ability to get things done are an inspiration to us all. Thank you.

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As our boss, you are highly motivational. As a human being, you are truly inspirational. Thanks.

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My skills and talent would have gone with me to the grave, if you hadn’t spotted them and inspired me to go forth and be brave. Thanks boss.

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After working with a flawless boss like you, I have started feeling a little left out when I am with my friends. Every time they say bad things about their bosses, I really have nothing to say. Thanks for making me feel like an outcast.

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I just want to express how much I appreciate you as my boss. Being my boss and leader has a great impact in my life. You inspired me in so many ways. Thank you.

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I’m so thankful that you are my boss. You are not just a leader to me but you are also an inspiration. Your hard work has been my inspiration since I became a member of your staff. Thank you.

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Since the first day that I began working for you, I know that I have changed in so many ways. All of these changes have helped me transform into a better person inside and out. From how I do my job to how I live my life at home, you are one of the biggest reasons why I am always striving to do my best. Thank you for being my boss.

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I really appreciate your understanding and support regarding the changes we’re making to the project plan. I feel that these changes are going to streamline the current project, and facilitate the organization of those in the future. Thank you for your confidence in me. I’m sure you’re going to be pleased with the results.

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I wanted to let you know how much having you as a boss has meant to me throughout my time here. Your guidance and support have been instrumental in helping me achieve my professional goals, and for that I am forever grateful. All the best.

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Ever since I started working with you as my leader, I have learned so many things that make me a better worker and a better person. You are truly the best boss ever. Thank you.

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I will never know what it feels like to work under a boss who is annoying, grumpy, irritating and always angry. But this is one work experience that I am glad not to have had – all thanks to a boss like you.

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After working with an amazing boss like you, I have started to feel left out when I am with my friends. Every time they start to talk badly about their bosses, I have nothing to say. Thanks for making me always feel like an outcast.

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I appreciate you and all the things you do in more ways than I can count.

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Stories of how amazing you are as a boss have gone viral in my family and friend group. Everyone is jealous that I have such a great boss. Thank you for always being a cool boss.

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Thank you for being an inspiration to us. We are grateful for all that you have done for us.

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Thank you for all of your kindness, encouragement and support. I could never have asked for or expected such a great boss.

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Hail to the chief! If there ever was a boss that deserves praise and adulation, that person is you. During all of the years that I’ve worked here, you have never failed to be supportive, kind, and fair to each of your employees. I want you to know how much I enjoy working here at [COMPANY]. Thank you for providing such a great work environment for all of us.

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Thank you for being such a great role model for me during my time with this [COMPANY]. As my time here is coming to a close, I wanted to let you know I will proudly carry what I have learned here throughout my career.

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Thank you for giving me the chance to partake in [PROGRAM/SEMINAR]. I learned so much, especially [SKILLS]. As a result, I feel more confident and empowered to move forward in my position. I’m very grateful to have been afforded the opportunity to attend.

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From being nothing to becoming something, I have made an amazing journey at this workplace. It is all thanks to your guidance that I have made this journey.

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From being nothing to something, I have traveled a long journey under your guidance. Thanks boss.

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Thank you for being the most wonderful boss to all of us.

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Apart from the decision making, communication and overall professionalism, the most important thing I have learnt from you is how to be a good human being. Thanks boss.

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Thank you sir for hearing me out whenever I have something to suggest. I am so happy that in my little ways, I was able to contribute even a little to attain the goals of this company.

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Thank you for all the encouragement and the guidance. Thank you for helping me grow in my career. May God bless you.

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It is one thing to be a boss, another thing to be a mentor but a completely different thing to be a leader. We are proud to be led by a boss, mentor and manager like you. Thanks for everything.

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I was so grateful to have been able to take part in the [PROGRAM] recently. I learned skills which I’m sure will come in handy throughout my career with this company. Thank you for helping me further my professional development. I look forward to putting my newfound knowledge into action.

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It was really so amazing to work with you in such a positive environment. Working under your leadership has been an amazing opportunity for me. Thank you so much.

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It’s hard to believe that we won’t be working together anymore. Before I go, I wanted to write you a quick note to let you know that I enjoyed my time here, in part because of [YOUR MANAGEMENT STYLE]. Even though I am moving on, I will take the great memories I have of this office with me wherever I go. Thank you.

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Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to expand my skills through the [PROGRAM/CLASS]. I know the skills I’ve learned as a result will help catapult my success, and for that I am truly grateful.

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Thank you for being so understanding about [ISSUE]. Knowing that I did not have to worry about work throughout this ordeal has made it much easier to work through things and move forward. Please accept my sincerest thanks.

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Thank you for teaching me that every mistake is just a learning experience. I have learnt so much with you. Ever since I have been working for you, I found myself evolving both with respect to my career as well as a person.

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I would like to thank you for all that you have done for me. I’m grateful to you for giving me the opportunity to work with you and have enjoyed my time working under your leadership. Thank you so much!

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Thank you for the recent bonus. It is sure to come in handy, but more than that, it gives me great confidence to know that my hard work is being recognized. I’m so grateful to work for a company that shows its appreciation so generously.

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Thank you so much for all the encouragement and support you gave to me. Thank you for all the smart advices that are the reason for my success. Thank you boss.

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Thanks for putting pressure on me, being tough on me for my mistakes that were silly. Sometimes tough love is necessary, which is what I have learnt in my career’s journey.

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Working for you is an honor, working without you is an absolute horror. Working under you is a pleasure, an experience that I will truly treasure. Thanks boss.

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Thank you so much for recommending me for promotion and for being instrumental in helping me secure the position. I greatly appreciate the confidence you have in me and my capabilities to lead the marketing team as its director. I will continue work hard to bring our team to the next level. I fully expect to exceed expectations that are placed on my new role here at the company. There are several ground-breaking strategies I plan on implementing that will expand our business, increase company profits, and strengthen our brand. Thank you again for your trust and support.

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Working under your leadership was a great chance for me to grow professionally and personally. Thank you for your support!

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Your company expertise, reliability, and even goodness generate a good and enjoyable place to work. Many thanks for extending your passion and adaptability in times one of us of your staff needs a day-off. Thank you.

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You make me feel like a million bucks every time you ask me for my opinion on something important, although I know that sometimes you do it only to make me feel nice. Thanks for being such a wonderful boss.

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You inspired me during difficult times when I needed words of encouragement. You are a blessing in my life. Thanks for all your support and advice.

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I hope you enjoyed this list of thank you messages for your boss.

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101 Best Thank You Messages for Your Boss

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October 8, 2016

Everyone appreciates a compliment but many of us don’t know quite how to accept them gracefully.

Compliments can make us feel uncomfortable. We don’t want to appear as though we are ‘tooting our own horn’ by accepting a compliment yet at the same time, we want to enjoy it.

Below are a few tips to graciously accepting the gift of compliments.

Compliments are gifts. 
The best response when someone compliments you is simply: Thank you.

If that doesn’t feel like enough, try to keep your response short and sincere.

“Thank you, my parents gave this to me and it’s always been one of my favorites,” or 
”Thank you, I really enjoyed presenting to your group,”
 or “Thanks so much, that means a lot to me.“

Accept All Compliment
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When we deflect or turn down a compliment, we are basically insult the giver.

Giver: I love your outfit. It was the perfect thing to wear to this event.

Receiver: Oh, this old thing? I grabbed it out of the back of my closet.  I don’t really like it, but it was too late to find something better.

That response informed the person who complemented you that they have poor taste. Now they are wondering why they offered you a compliment to begin with.

What should you have said? Thank you.

Don’t Make Yourself Look Bad


Your manager told you that you did a fantastic job on a project. You don’t want to sound arrogant, so to downplay it,  you point out all the things you should have done better. “Thanks, but I wish we would have finished earlier.” Or “I didn’t do much. The team really made this project happen.” While it is important to give credit to the right people, don’t reject credit you’ve rightfully earned.

By pointing out your mistakes or giving full credit to others, your manager may decide you’re right.

Avoid Arrogance

Overconfidence comes across as rude. If someone tells you your project was the best, or your outfit is fantastic, don’t agree. Simply say. “Thank you“.

Was that Compliment Sincere?

There are times you may question the sincerity of the compliment. Was the person being sarcastic, snide, or superficial? What were they really trying to say? It doesn’t matter. It’s not your job to judge the giver’s intentions when you receive a compliment.

Just say, “Thank you“.

When someone presents it to you, accept the gift of a compliment graciously.

May your day be filled with gratitude and good things.

Excerpts from SmartTalk.

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Everyone craves praise, but to accept a compliment with grace is an almost universal challenge. If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you’re eager to receive a compliment — especially from someone you admire — but aren’t sure what to say in response.

Many people downplay compliments to avoid the appearance of conceit. It’s so common that sociolinguists have categorized the three responses to a compliment: acceptance, deflection or rejection. Rather than humbly accept or outright reject the kind words, individuals often choose to deflect or dilute the compliment.

You may be tempted to respond with denial or self-insult. It’s easy to say something like, “Thank you, but I really wasn’t that helpful,” or “Thanks, but I’ve had this outfit for 10 years; it’s practically falling apart!” Others ask for additional reassurance: “Really? I felt like I completely botched the speech.”

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Though you may feel as if you’re responding appropriately, it only undermines the compliment or insults the giver. When you devalue a compliment, you can send the message that you have a low self-esteem, aren’t confident in your work or don’t respect the opinion of the person who gave you the praise.

If you frequently respond negatively to a compliment, retrain yourself to show gratitude. Here are seven ways to accept a compliment with humility and grace.

1. Express your gratitude. Any time you receive a compliment, reply with “Thank you.” It’s a simple, but powerful phrase. The person bestowing the compliment will be most receptive to a humble response. Say something like, “Thank you, that’s very kind of you,” or “Thank you, I appreciate the compliment.”

2. Share the credit. If the compliment is in regards to a team effort, acknowledge the contributions of your colleagues. Some powerful executives reach a point where they no longer publicly recognize or give credit to those who helped them succeed. This is the quickest way to lose friends. Instead, share your positive feelings. Respond with something such as, “We all put in a lot of effort; thank you for acknowledging our hard work.”

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3. Receive awards with your left hand. If you’re honored for a professional accomplishment in a ceremony, always accept the plaque, trophy or certificate with your left hand. This will leave your right hand free to shake hands with the person who presented the award and those who would like to congratulate you.

4. Use appropriate body language. If you’re uncomfortable or nervous, your nonverbal cues may give the wrong impression. Don’t cross your arms or appear disinterested. Instead, maintain eye contact, lean slightly forward and engage those around you with warm facial expressions. Enjoy your moment of praise.

5. Never undermine the compliment. Receive every compliment with unassuming gratitude. Avoid phrases like, “Oh, it’s no big deal,” or “Thanks, but it was nothing.” When you downplay a compliment, you may feel that you're showing humility. Instead, it may make the person who gave you the compliment feel personally rejected.

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6. Avoid a compliment battle. Especially when a compliment comes from someone you respect and admire, you may feel the inclination to “out-compliment” or downplay your work. This may be appropriate in Asia, but not in the U.S. Fight the urge to one-up someone’s sincere praise. Don’t say something like, “Thank you, but we know my input wasn’t nearly as valuable as yours.” Instead, embrace the moment and be grateful for the accolade.

7. Follow appropriate etiquette. If you’re the subject of a toast, adhere to proper protocol. The recipients of toasts do not drink at the end of the speech — think how awkward it would be to sing “Happy Birthday” at your own party. Instead, nod your head and smile, give everyone a chance to have a sip of their beverage and then offer a return toast.

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The rule of thumb when you receive a compliment is to simply and humbly say “ Thank you” or “Thank you; I appreciate your kind words.

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