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Birthday Wishes, Quotes, and Poems for a Teacher

Updated on April 15, 2015
Birthday wishes to write on a card for your teacher.
Birthday wishes to write on a card for your teacher.

Your teacher or professor tirelessly puts up with students every day of the year. Use his or her birthday as an excuse to show your appreciation. Here is an awesome collection of messages and poems to help you wish your teacher a happy birthday.

On this page you will find:

  • Happy birthday messages to write in a card
  • Great quotes for teachers
  • Happy birthday poems for teachers

Happy Birthday Messages to Write in a Card

  • Some people say that experience is life's biggest teacher. I say that teachers like you give some of life's best experiences. Happy birthday.
  • Happy birthday to the teacher who watered the seeds of my youth and nurtured them until they blossomed into the wonderful tree of adulthood.
  • No gift can ever match the gift of knowledge that you give to us every single day. Happy birthday to my favorite teacher.
  • Teachers like you are selfless, just like a candle which burns itself to spread light around it. Happy birthday.
  • I can understand that you have to tolerate irritating kids like me because it is your job. But what I can't understand is how you do it with a smile on your face all the time. You are simply awesome. Happy birthday.
  • You taught me to never quit. Without you, I would have struggled quite a bit. Happy birthday.
  • Good teachers teach. Great teachers like you enlighten. Thanks for lighting up my life with knowledge. Happy birthday.
  • I may not remember everything you taught me in class, but I can never forget your birthday. Happy birthday to the best teacher in the world.
  • Birthdays come and go, but the teachings of teachers like you are forever.
  • You taught us how to celebrate our birthdays when we were young. Now it is our turn to celebrate yours.

  • Your unique way of teaching and your generous heart gave my life an awesome kick start. Happy birthday, teacher.
  • Writing this card feels the same way writing a birthday message to my mom feels, because you were always much more than just a teacher. Happy birthday.
  • You may be lighting a few candles on your cake today, but let me assure you that you have lit a million candles in my life. Happy birthday to a teacher who is the reason behind the light in my life.
  • Dear teacher, thanks for encouraging me to read more books, a habit which has helped me experience new things and think in new ways. Happy birthday.
  • Coming to school would have been a big bore, if it weren't for teachers like you. You make learning enjoyable to the core. Happy birthday.
  • I've come to realize that people like you are very rare. Happy birthday to the teacher who always showed us concern and care.
  • I appreciate you finding the bright student within me. That's part of what makes you such an inspiring teacher. I want to say thank you and happy birthday.
  • I feel so lucky to have been blessed with an amazing teacher like you. Happy birthday.

Great Quotes for Teachers

Quote for a teacher's birthday card: A teacher affects eternity. He can never tell where his influence stops. —Henry Adams
Quote for a teacher's birthday card: A teacher affects eternity. He can never tell where his influence stops. —Henry Adams
  • You are the teacher who gave me a new start; you opened my eyes and cured my heart. Happy birthday.
  • Happy birthday to my teacher, mentor, counselor, and, most importantly, lifelong friend. Have a super year ahead.
  • Happy birthday to the teacher who was the only one to see the bright but hidden spark within me.
  • May the best teacher in the world have the best birthday ever.
  • All my life I have looked up to you, and when I look into the mirror today, I can see your influence. Thanks for making me the person that I am. Happy birthday.
  • You never understand the value of teachers in your life until you are no longer a student. Let me take your birthday as an opportunity to thank you. Happy birthday.
  • Your birthday is one of those days when we will be obedient and will do only as you say. Enjoy it while you can. Happy birthday!

Happy Birthday Poems for Teachers

Wish your teacher a happy birthday with a poem.
Wish your teacher a happy birthday with a poem.
  • 'It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.' —Albert Einstein
  • 'I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.' —John Steinbeck
  • 'Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students.' —Charles Kurait
  • 'A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.' —Henry Adams
  • 'A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils' —Ever Garrison
  • 'If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.' —Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • 'Every child deserves a champion—an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.' —Rita Pierson
  • 'Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.' —Nelson Mandela

  • Dear teacher:
    We may be naughty every day,
    We may ignore studies and instead choose to play,
    But we are just kids, we are still joining life's dots,
    So please forgive us, because we love you lots.
    Wishing you a very happy birthday.
  • Commitment, determination, and patience
    Are the virtues of teachers like you.
    Naughtiness, rebellion, and impatience
    Are the virtues of students like us.
    We are glad we have you in our lives.
    Happy birthday to our dearest teacher.
  • Dear teacher,
    You are the only reason my parents are proud of me today.
    Without you, I would have spent my teenage years astray.
    Happy birthday.
  • In everyday life, you taught me how to spot creativity.
    From obstacles, you taught me how to create opportunity.
    In bad times, you taught me how to remove the negativity.
    Happy birthday to my dear teacher, let's begin the festivity!
  • The reason why I never forget your birthday
    Is because you are the reason for what I am today.
  • May your wisdom spread far and wide,
    May you have amazing students to guide,
    May your blessing touch one and many,
    May you always have time to enjoy what is funny,
    May your birthday bring a fantastic year ahead
    So that you can touch more lives, as I have said.
    Happy birthday.
  • To the teacher who gave me knowledge so pure,
    Who knew I'd succeed when I wasn't so sure.
    Happy birthday.
  • A teacher should know how to inspire
    And when motivating students, should never tire.
    Happy birthday to one such teacher.
  • You nurtured me and gave me everything I needed.
    Without you I never would have succeeded.
    Today is my turn to give back and say
    That I respect you a lot and wish you a happy birthday.
  • The inspiration to work hard and achieve success
    Comes from teachers who put on a smile and teach endlessly without stress.
    On your birthday today, I can't suppress
    My excitement, so let's celebrate with finesse!
    Happy birthday.

  • A teacher's birthday is the day
    When students can finally repay
    Their teacher's work with feelings true,
    So from the bottom of my heart, I wish a happy birthday to you.
  • A good teacher
    Is always a permanent feature
    In making a student's life
    Successful and without strife.
    I salute a teacher like you and say,
    "I wish you an awesome and happy birthday."
  • Dear teacher:
    Here, I've brought you a birthday cake
    That I myself took time to bake.
    With a lot of love, I have made it;
    I hope you enjoy it to its last bit.
    Happy birthday.
  • You taught me to love and never to hate.
    You taught me to never leave things to fate.
    Because of you, my life has been set straight.
    Happy birthday.
  • A teacher's birthday is the day
    When her students get together to say
    How much they loved to learn from her
    In spite of having unknowingly bullied her.
    Happy birthday.
  • You taught me to mend my small mistakes at the seams
    And have the biggest of dreams.
    Happy birthday to the teacher
    Who taught me lessons that I will remember forever.
  • In strife, you taught me to fight.
    In life, you gave me vision and sight.
    Thanks for making my childhood happy and bright.
    Your contribution in my life is too large to be put down in black and white.
    Happy birthday to my teacher, who is always right.

  • Accept my good wish on your lucky day,
    And please believe me when I say
    That you were always the best of them all;
    There was no other teacher who could stand so tall.
    My life without you would have never unfurled.
    Happy birthday to the best teacher in the world.
  • To you, I can pay endless tribute.
    Your contribution in my life, I cannot refute.
    My respect for you has grown day by day.
    I wish you, dear teacher, a happy birthday.
  • Because you helped me learn
    Today in six figures, I earn.
    I hope someday, your efforts I can return.
    Happy birthday teacher, to be like you I'll always yearn.
  • School life without you would have been so boring.
    Through all those classes, I would have been snoring.
    To study and learn, you showed us a fun way.
    Cheers for everything; I wish you a happy birthday.
  • Without you, my life would have been lost.
    For my mistakes I would have paid a dear cost.
    Thanks for showing me the correct way.
    Wishing you a very happy birthday.
  • Before I pass on my wishes to you,
    Let me dedicate today,
    Every single success of mine, and every breakthrough
    To you and only you. Happy birthday.
  • Dear teacher:
    With you as my guiding light,
    I could say goodbye to all my frights,
    And success was always in my sight.
    Happy birthday.
  • As a teacher, you always read my mind so well.
    In my heart, you will always dwell.
    Happy birthday.


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    • pstraubie48 profile image

      Patricia Scott 

      7 years ago from North Central Florida

      Being a teacher was forever humbling for the forty years that it was my life's work. Many of the wishes I received over the years on my birthday are tucked in a was so endearing to be remembered.

      These are some quotes that could make a teacher's birthday a little more special. Thanks for sharing them

      Angels are on the way :) ps


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      Devika Primić 

      7 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Awesome and thoughtful messages here thanks for sharing this delightful hub.


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