Greeting Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old greeting quotes, greeting sayings, and greeting proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Hello and good-bye are not as simple as everyone thinks.     

Cecil Castellucci

A voice of greeting from the wind was sent; The mists enfolded me with soft white arms; The birds did sing to lap me in content, The rivers wove their charms, — And every little daisy in the grass Did look up in my face, and smile to see me pass!     

Richard Henry Stoddard

Don't send funny greeting cards on birthdays or at Christmas. Save them for funerals when their cheery effect is needed.     

P. J. O'Rourke

Greet every morning with open arms and say thanks every night with a full heart. Each day is a precious gift to be savored and used, not left unopened and hoarded for a future that may never come.     

Regina Brett

When greeting others, we usually ask them how they are doing, not because we sincerely care about how they are doing, but only because we want to be asked how we are doing.     

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

When someone stops saying hello, I don't see that there's any need to say good-bye.     

Nafisa Haji

Happy Thursday! Greet your problems and decisions with peace and calm. Use your inner wisdom to evaluate and make smart decisions for yourself! You got this !     

Tracey Edmonds

To be able to greet the sun with the sounds from all of Nature is a great blessing, and it helps us to remember Who is the real provider of all of our benefits.     

Thomas Yellowtail

May we greet each other with a smile, hug and speak kind words.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

Send out a cheerful, positive greeting, and most of the time you will get back a cheerful, positive greeting. It's also true that if you send out a negative greeting, you will, in most cases, get back a negative greeting.     

Zig Ziglar

I greet you. Not quite as the world sends greetings, but with profound esteem and with the prayer that for you now and forever, the day breaks, and the shadows flee away.     

Fra Giovanni Giocondo

I greet you from the other side of sorrow and despair, with a love so vast and shattered it will reach you everywhere.     

Leonard Cohen

Keep saying hello to people. They will be the differentiator for you for the rest of your life.     

Gary Vaynerchuk

Try saying hello to someone who wouldn't expect you to - today would be good.     

John Avery

Saying hello doesn't have an ROI. It's about building relationships.     

Gary Vaynerchuk

If you are greeted then return the greetings more warmly. If you are favoured, then repay the obligation manifold; but he who takes the initiative will always excel in merit.     

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Saying hello to something new means saying good-bye to something old and loved.     

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

One HELLO? can change a life.One HELLO? can save a life.     

Liza M. Wiemer

If we greet situations with a positive attitude, we will eventually create positive returns. If we respond with a negative attitude, negative things will eventually come our way.     

Tenzin Palmo

Salutations; it's just my fancy way of saying hello or good morning     

E. B. White

As a man's salutations, so is the total of his character; in nothing do we lay ourselves so open as in our manner of meeting and salutation.     

Johann Kaspar Lavater

Simple smile, a cheerful hello or a word of encouragement It's amazing what an impact you will have.     

Zig Ziglar

Give warm greetings and farewells. I was surprised by how much this resolution changed the atmosphere of my home.     

Gretchen Rubin

I will greet this day with love in my heart.     

Og Mandino

I greet you all in the name of peace, democracy and freedom for all.     

Nelson Mandela

You never know what kind of impact you can have on someone by just saying hello.     

Manti Te'o