51 Thank You Quotes for Teachers

Published August 22, 2019
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Saying thank you for the impact that a teacher has made on your life can be difficult. Sometimes, it's hard to convey with words just how much you appreciate them and all they do daily. Use these original and attributed quotes for students and parents to show your teachers how much you appreciate them. Add these to a card, gift or thank you note for Teacher Appreciation Day, end of the year or even a holiday. It's guaranteed to make the special teacher in your life smile.

Thank You Quotes From Students

Are you looking for a good quote to add to a thank you card for your teacher? Do you want to show them what their teaching has meant to you? Use these famous and original quotes in your thank you card, plaque or award for your teacher. It will definitely show them how the knowledge they've given to you over the year has mattered.

  • "A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning." Brad Henry Love
  • "A teacher has the painstaking task of painting the masterpiece that everyone else gets to enjoy." author Jennifer Betts
  • "A truly special teacher is very wise, and sees tomorrow in every child's eyes." Author Unknown
  • "Teacher appreciation makes the world of education go around." Helen Peters
  • "To give knowledge is one thing but to give your heart is a true gift." Jennifer Betts
  • "What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches." Karl Menninger
  • "Your inspiration was the spark that ignited the fire." Jennifer Betts
  • "A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations." Patricia Neal
  • "You showed us how to use our mind to get what our hearts wanted." Jennifer Betts
  • "Teachers are the chalk of our lives that never truly washes away." Jennifer Betts

Thank Yous From Parents

Showing a teacher how much they've helped your child can be difficult. Adding a quote to a crafty teacher gift, thank you card, mug or even bag can show them how much of an impact that they've made in your child's life. You can use an attributed quote or an original one to show them just how much you appreciate their passion.

  • "If you have to put someone on a pedestal, put teachers. They are society's heroes." Guy Kawasaki
  • "While I have raised my child to weather the storm, you were the rock that kept them grounded." Jennifer Betts
  • "A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others." Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
  • "A parent may have created the island but a teacher like you built the beautiful bridge to learning." Jennifer Betts
  • "The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives." Robert M. Hutchins
  • "Great teachers empathize with kids, respect them, and believe that each one has something special that can be built upon." Ann Lieberman
  • "Knowledge gives power. Thank you for making my child powerful." Jennifer Betts
  • "Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system." Sidney Hook
  • "You are the bird that gave my child the confidence to fly." Jennifer Betts
  • "With will and perseverance, any child can climb a mountain, but with the right tools they can climb it well. Thank you for giving my child the tools." Jennifer Betts

Short and Sweet Thank Yous Quotes

Sometimes the best notes are short and sweet, especially if you aren't working with a lot of room. Parents, students and coworkers might add these short thank you quotes to a planter, bag of candy, or Post-it note to a gift card. These can work great to show your appreciation in just a few words. While attributed quotes are well-known, show them you put in the effort by trying out an original one too.

  • "Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them." Lady Bird Johnson
  • "Thank you for being the spark that ignited the passion to learn." Jennifer Betts
  • "Not all superheroes wear capes, some having teaching degrees." Unknown Author
  • "The greatest gift you gave was your heart." Jennifer Betts
  • "A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart." Author Unknown
  • "Teachers are the key to opening the door to knowledge." Jennifer Betts
  • "Education is not filling a pail, but the lighting of a fire." William Butler Yeats
  • "Genius without education is like silver in the mine." Benjamin Franklin
  • "Your passion ignites learning." Jennifer Betts
  • "Teachers are the glue that holds together our future." Jennifer Betts

Cute and Funny Thank You Quotes for Teachers

Add a bit of cute humor to your thank you through some funny teaching quotes. Not only will give your favorite teacher a chuckle, it will show them just how much you appreciate them. Demonstrate to that special teacher in your life how important they are.

  • "It's said that teaching is a thankless job. Not anymore. Thank you for being my teacher." Jennifer Betts
  • "A teacher's job is to take a bunch of live wires and see that they are well-grounded." D. Martin
  • "Thank you teacher, for being the one to teach me to fish. Now at least I can eat." Jennifer Betts
  • "Being a new teacher is like trying to fly an airplane while building it." Rick Smith
  • "If you take the teach out of teacher, all your left with is er. I'm pretty sure that is the sound every student would make without you. Thank you for being the full package." Jennifer Betts
  • "A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open." Frank Zappa
  • "Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression." Dr. Haim Ginott
  • "Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss." Douglas Adams
  • "Thanks for being the teacher that gave my lightbulb a twist. It's a little brighter now." Jennifer Betts
  • "Are you a teachersuarus? Because you've made a ginormous impact. Thank you for being my teacher." Jennifer Betts
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Touching Thank You Quotes

Give your teacher a heartfelt thank you that will hit them right in the feels. While words are never enough, famous or original touching quotes on a gift, card or note are sure to bring a tear to their eyes. These can be used by parents, students and coworkers to say thank you.

  • "One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world." Malala Yousafzai
  • "A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." Henry Brooks Adams
  • "The heart that you put into teaching can't be measured with money or words. Thank you isn't enough to express the magnitude of the impact that you make daily." Jennifer Betts
  • "If you don't believe in miracles, look at a classroom. Teachers make small miracles every day." Jennifer Betts
  • "They say that children are our future but that seems to be wrong. It's the teachers like you that guide them through the slippery slope of life that are the true future. Thank you for making it great." Jennifer Betts
  • "Gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions, especially when it is deep." Felix Frankfurter
  • "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." Dr. William Arthur Ward
  • "Brilliance is nothing more than an illusion without someone to harness it. Thank you for making us all a little brighter." Jennifer Betts
  • "Thank you for guiding the hearts and minds that create our future. Without you, the world would be a dark and scary place." Jennifer Betts
  • "I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise / Of ordinary people leading ordinary lives." Tracy Chapman
  • "You hold our hands, guide and push us until it's time to let us go. You gently nudge and push us to make better, smarter, stronger individuals. Words can't truly express our appreciation, so I'll say, thank you, thank you, and ever thank you." Jennifer Betts

Saying Thank You

Sometimes a gift just isn't enough to show the impact that a teacher has made on you or your child's life. Use attributed quotes or an original quote one to truly convey the appreciation in your heart. Use these as a jumping off point or add them to your Teacher Appreciation Day card. Whatever the case, you'll brighten your teacher's day. Quotes are inspirational and motivational for everyone in education.

51 Thank You Quotes for Teachers