„There are two words that you should use frequently in your youth: ´sorry´ and ´thank-you´. Use the first one as often as possible, so that on your death bed all that you have to say to your friends is ´thank-you!´.“
— Elie Wiesel writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor 1928 - 2016
„And thanks to you, Mr Devine, and all your staff, and to the wonderful UNA chapter of Kansas City, for all you have done to make this occasion possible.“
— Kofi Annan 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations 1938
— Haidakhan Babaji teacher in northern India
12 April 1980.
„Thank you," he says.
"I don't know. You?"
"No, not me.."
"Thank you, Jesus?"
"Yes, Toph, Jesus died for your Christmas fun.“
— Dave Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
„How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what's already yours?“
— Malcolm X American human rights activist 1925 - 1965
„Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them; and in the plainest possible words or he will certainly misunderstand them.“
— John Ruskin English writer and art critic 1819 - 1900
Context: For certainly it is excellent discipline for an author to feel that he must say all he has to say in the fewest possible words, or his reader is sure to skip them; and in the plainest possible words, or his reader will certainly misunderstand them. A Joy for Ever, note 6 (1857).
„We've shared a lot in the 24 years we've been meeting here each evening, and before I say 'Good night' this night, I need to say thank you. Thank you to the thousands of wonderful professionals at CBS News, past and present, with whom it's been my honor to work over these years. And a deeply felt thanks to all of you, who have let us into your homes night after night; it has been a privilege, and one never taken lightly.“
— Dan Rather Journalist, Anchor 1931