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Thank You Quotes for Parents
Saying Thank You to Mom & Dad for all they do for their children

"Honour thy father and thy mother."
The Bible, Exodus 20:12
Wonderful though it is, parenting can sometimes seem the hardest job in the world.
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Say a great big, heartfelt thank you to your parents, and show them how much you appreciate all they have done and do for you, with these great, positive gratitude quotes. Use these quotes as a basis for writing your parents a beautiful thank you note, send them a gratitude card, or pick a favorite quote to create a unique and sincere gift, present or keepsake.

Thank You Quotes for Parents

Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.
H. Jackson Brown Jr., American author of Life's Little Instruction Book

You are the bows from which your children, as living arrows, are sent forth.
Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931), Lebanese-American writer, poet & artist

To give and not expect return, that is what lies at the heart of love.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Irish writer & poet

If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
Bruce Barton (1886-1967), American author & politician

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
Denis Waitley (b. 1933), American author & motivational speaker

All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.
Earvin "Magic" Johnson (b. 1959), American basketball player

The best way to make children good is to make them happy.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Irish writer & poet

The best thing to give to your... child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), American statesman, politician, author, scientist and inventor, and one of the founding fathers of the United States

More sayings for thanking your Parents

Next to God, thy parents.
William Penn (1644-1718), English founder of the US Province of Pennsylvania

There are three degrees of filial piety. The highest is being a credit to our parents, the second is not disgracing them; the lowest is being able simply to support them.
Confucius (551-479 BC), Chinese philosopher, politician & teacher

To understand your parents' love you must raise children yourself.
Chinese proverb

Gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions, especially when it is deep.
Felix Frankfurter (1882-1965), American Supreme Court Justice

I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has no bottom.
Author unknown

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
Jean Anouilh (1910-1987), French playwright

You have to love your children unselfishly. That is hard. But it is the only way.
Barbara Bush (b. 1925), First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993

The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them.
Frank A. Clark (1911-1990), American journalist & author

To understand your parents' love you must raise children yourself. Chinese proverb

More Parents Appreciation & Gratitude Quotes

To be loved and trusted by those who know us best is life's greatest compliment.
Attributed to Jack Anthony

The greatest gift is a portion of yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American essayist, lecturer and poet

The apple never falls far from the tree.
Traditional proverb

Next to God, thy parents. Quote by William Penn (1644-1718), English founder of the US Province of Pennsylvania

Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home.
Bill Cosby (b. 1937), American actor, comedian & educator

Don't be discouraged if your children reject your advice. Years later they will offer it to their own offspring.
Author unknown

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
James Baldwin (1924-1987), American novelist & playwright

Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.
Cicero (106-43 BC), Roman philosopher, statesman & orator

The apple never falls far from the tree. Traditional proverb

Having one child makes you a parent; having two you are a referee.
David Frost (b. 1939), British journalist & media personality

The young wish to give their elders the full benefits of their inexperience.
Author unknown

Raising a kid is part joy and part guerrilla warfare.
Ed Asner (b. 1929), American actor

The art of being a parent consists of sleeping when the baby isn't looking.
American proverb

No matter how far we come, our parents are always in us.
Brad Meltzer (b. 1970), American author. From: The Inner Circle