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Thank You Quotes for Children
Expressing gratitude to and for the special children in your life.

"Children are the bridge to heaven."
Persian proverb

Whether your kids are still little, or all grown up, don't neglect to show them how much you care, how you appreciate them, and how grateful you are for them being in your life.
Here is a collection of beautiful quotes heartfelt, cute and funny to help you express how thankful you are for the children in your life, be they sons and daughters, nephews and nieces, grandkids, or any child that means a lot to you. Use these quotes on thank you and birthday cards and notes, and on special gifts, presents and keepsakes.

To make it easier for you to find a suitable quote I have split the page up into sections:
  • Thank You Quotes for Children in general
  • Thank You Quotes for Sons
  • Thank You Quotes for Daughters



General Quotes to Say Thank You to Kids/Children


Children are the keys of paradise.
Richard Henry Stoddard (1825-1903), American critic & poet


The soul is healed by being with children.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881), Russian novelist


Of all nature's gifts to the human race, what is sweeter to a man than his children?
Cicero (106-43 BC), Roman philosopher, statesman & orator


My daughter and two sons are the flowers in my heart and garden.
Ana Monnar, Cuban-American poet & educator


Having children is my greatest achievement. It was my savior. It switched my focus from the outside to the inside. My children are gifts, they remind me of what's important.
Elle Macpherson (b. 1964), Australian model


There is nothing more thrilling in this world, I think, than having a child that is yours, and yet is mysteriously a stranger.
Agatha Christie (1890-1976), British author & playwright


The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn't been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him.
Pablo Casals (1876-1973), Spanish-Catalan cellist & conductor


While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
Attributed to Angela Schwindt


You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Franklin P. Jones (1908-1980), American writer & journalist


Every child born into the world is a new thought of God, an ever fresh and radiant possibility.
Kate Douglas Wiggin (1856-1923), American author & educator


Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life.
Sophocles (5th century BC), Greek playwright




Quotes to Say Thank You to Daughters


A daughter is one of the most beautiful gifts this world has to give.
Attributed to Laurel Atherton


Our daughters are the most precious of our treasures, the dearest possessions of our homes and the objects of our most watchful love.
Margaret Elizabeth Sangster (1838-1912), American poet & author


She is my joy and heart's delight.
Robert Wever (16th century), English dramatist


Grace was in all her steps. Heaven in her eye, / In every gesture dignity and love.
John Milton (1608-1674), English poet & scholar


A daughter is a treasure and a cause of sleeplessness.
Ben Sira (2nd century BC), Jewish scholar & scribe


Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter.
Joseph Addison (1672-1719), English writer, poet & politician


To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter.
Euripides (~480-406 BC), Greek playwright


A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.
Author unknown


A daughter is a miracle that never ceases to be miraculous... full of beauty and forever beautiful... loving and caring and truly amazing.
Deanna Beisser, American self-help author


Little girls bring such delight,
with hearts so warm and smiles so bright!

Author Unknown


When we asked for a daughter we were sent a princess.
Sally Huss, American writer, artist & illustrator


Little girls are the nicest things that can happen to people. They are born with a bit of angel-shine about them.
Attributed to Alan Beck. See What Is A Girl?


Little girls dance their way into your heart, whirling on the tips of angel wings, scattering gold dust and kisses in our paths.
Author Unknown


Where shall we see a better daughter or a kinder sister or a truer friend.
Jane Austen (1775-1817), English novelist. From: Emma (1816)


What the daughter does, the mother did.
Jewish proverb


When I look at my daughter I see myself... only better.
Author unknown




Quotes to Say Thank You to Sons


A small son can charm himself into, and out of, most things.
Jenny de Vries, American journalist & editor


My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.
Mark Twain (1835-1910), American author and humorist


A boy's will is the wind's will.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882), American poet & educator


Of all the animals, the boy is most unmanageable.
Plato (~424~348 BC), Greek philosopher & mathematician


A boy is a magical creature you can lock him out of your workshop, but you can't lock him out of your heart.
Attributed to Alan Beck. See What Is A Boy?


Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.
Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964), American General


You are my sonshine.
Author Unknown


If I have a monument in this world, it is my son.
Maya Angelou (b. 1928), American author & poet


It is not flesh and blood but heart which makes us fathers and sons.
Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805), German poet, historian & philosopher


Son, you outgrew my lap, but never my heart.
Author Unknown


Between the innocence of babyhood and the dignity of manhood we find a delightful creature called a boy.
Attributed to Alan Beck. See What Is A Boy?


A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far better company than the average adult.
J.B.S. Haldane (1892-1964), British-born geneticist & biologist


Boys are beyond the range of anybody's sure understanding, at least when they are between the ages of 18 months and 90 years.
James Thurber (1894-1961), American author & cartoonist



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