Thankfulness always abounds this time of year — with good reason! There are lots of things to appreciate: good health, a place to call home, big wins at work, good grades in school, unconditional love and, not to mention, all of the people who helped us achieve these things. The holidays shouldn’t be the only time we say, “thank you” to our loved ones for everything they’ve done for us, but they’re still a great time to start! Sending a quick text, writing a heartfelt card or even greeting a loved one in person with thoughtful flowers are a few simple ways you can show your thanks.

We want to help you give thanks, so we’re sharing a collection of thankful quotes tailored to all of the people in your life. We hope it helps you to write the perfect text or craft a beautiful card. Our collection includes quotes for teachers, friends and everyone in between. After all, so many people in your life deserve some simple words of appreciation. Take on an attitude of gratitude this season with our list of thank you quotes!

Thankful Quotes for Teachers

Teachers dedicate their lives to preparing their students for the road ahead. But remember:  instructors are not always at the front of the classroom! Mentors, advisors and others serve this role throughout our lives without holding a traditional teacher title. Peruse through these thank you teacher quotes to see how you can give thanks for all of the educators in your life.

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  • “Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.” – Fred Rogers
  • “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stop.” – Henry Brooks Adams
  • “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward
  • “It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.” – Unknown
  • “Being able to help someone to learn is a talent.” – Margaret Riel
  • “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”
  • – Albert Einstein
  • “Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.” – Nikos Kazantzakis

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  • “Because my teacher believed in me, I never gave up. Now I am flying towards my dreams.”
  • – Heidi McDonald
  • “A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart.” – Unknown
  • “Education is not filling a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats
  • “The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.” – Kahlil Gibran
  • “Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.” – Bob Talbert
  • “The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called ‘truth.’” – Dan Rather
  • “I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession.” – John Wooden

Thankful Quotes for Friends

Friends are the people we share lots of laughs, tears and memories through everything life throws our way. Check out these thankful quotes for friends to find the right words to express your appreciation. After you’ve selected your favorite quotes below, don’t miss these Friendsgiving ideas for a stylish celebration with a few of your favorites.

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  • “It’s not where you are in life, it’s who you have by your side that matters.” – Unknown
  • “The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.” – Hubert H. Humphrey
  • “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together. Keep me in your heart. I’ll be there forever.”
  • – Winnie the Pooh
  • “There is nothing on this earth more prized than true friendship.” – Thomas Aquinas
  • “Friends are the siblings God never gave us.” – Mencius
  • “A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out.” – Grace Pulpit
  • “A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.” – Unknown
  • “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light” – Helen Keller
  • “Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.” – Euripides
  • “Friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest; it’s about who came and never left your side.” – Yolanda Hadid
  • “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.”  – Thomas Jefferson
  • “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” –  Marcel Proust

Thankful Quotes for Him and Her

Your special someone is often one of your biggest supporters and one of the brightest sources of joy in your life. We have a list of thankful quotes for him and thankful quotes for her so you can profess your utmost gratitude for everything your special someone does for you.

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  • “You could’ve had anyone in the world, but you chose me. Thank you.”  – Anthony T. Hincks
  • “Thank you for giving me everything without asking any in return. You are one of the best. Please stay always with me.”  – Unknown
  • “There is one foundation in the world that no earthquake or tornado can shake – the love of my husband. Thanks.” –  Unknown
  • “When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.”  – Kristin Armstrong
  • “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.”
  • – Albert Schweitzer

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  • “Love is the greatest gift when given. It is the highest honor when received.”  – Fawn Weaver
  • “You changed my life without even trying, and I don’t think I could ever tell you how much you mean to me. I can’t imagine what things would be like if I hadn’t met you.”  – Steve Mara
  • “Thanks for erasing the word nightmare from the dictionary of my life. You have made my life a dream a come true.” –  Unknown
  • “I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has not bottom.” –  Unknown
  • “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams”  – Dr. Seuss
  • “Where there is great love, there are miracles.”  – Willa Cather
  • “You are, and always have been, my dream.”– Nicholas Sparks
  • “I want to thank you for the profound joy I’ve had in the in the thought of you.” – Rosie Alison

Thankful Quotes for Boss

A great boss helps you grow personally and professionally, regardless of his or her personal gain. Pick out one of our thank you quotes for bosses to thank yours for guiding you through your career.

tom brokaw thankful quotes for bosses

  • “It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.” –  Tom Brokaw
  • “A good manager is a man who isn’t worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him.” – H. S. M. Burns
  • “A good boss makes his men realize they have more ability than they think they have so that they consistently do better work than they thought they could.” –  Charles Erwin Wilson
  • “The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.” –  Harvey S. Firestone
  • “A leader is a dealer in hope.” –  Napoleon Bonaparte
  • “I think leadership is service and there is power in that giving: to help people, to inspire and motivate them to reach their fullest potential.” –  Denise Morrison
  • “At the heart of great leadership is a curious mind, heart and spirit.” – Chip Conley
  • “Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” –  Bill Bradley

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  • “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” –  Peter Drucker
  • “The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.” – Faye Wattleton
  • “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” – John. C. Maxwell
  • “Leadership is having a compelling vision, a comprehensive plan, relentless implementation, and talented people working together.” – Alan Mulally
  • “The secret to success is good leadership, and good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better.” – Tony Dungy
  • “If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • “You gave me your time, the most thoughtful gift of all.” – Dan Zadra
  • “To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own.”
  • – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Thankful for Family Quotes

Nothing comes before family! These are the people that have been there for you since the beginning. Draw inspiration from these thankful for family quotes so you can easily convey how much you love and appreciate your family.

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  • “Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” – Michael J. Fox
  • “My family is my life and everything else comes second as far as what’s important to me.”
  • – Michael Imperioli
  • “Family is a unique gift that needs to be appreciated and treasured, even when they’re driving you crazy. As much as they make you mad, interrupt you, annoy you, curse at you, try to control you, these are the people who know you the best and who love you.” – Jenna Morasca
  • “The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.” – George Santayana
  • “I have a wonderful shelter, which is my family. I have a wonderful relationship with my brother and sister; this makes me feel that I know always where I belong.” – Jose Carreras
  • “Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.” – David Ogden Stiers
  • “It didn’t matter how big our house was; it mattered that there was love in it.” – Peter Buffett
  • “The most important thing in the world is family and love.” – John Wooden
  • “The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family.”
  • – Lee Lacocca
  • “You go through life wondering what is it all about, but at the end of the day it’s all about family.”
  • – Rod Stewart
  • “Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home.”
  • – Anthony Liccione
  • “Family is the most important thing in the world.” – Princess Diana

Now you have an overflowing amount of inspiration to draw from for this upcoming holiday season! Of course, thankfulness and appreciation shouldn’t start and end on Thanksgiving. Remember to thank your loved ones every step of the way and recognize those who really go the extra mile. Sending fresh flowers with a genuine thankful quote is a great way to show your loved ones your sincere appreciation.