Teacher Appreciation Quotes

Teacher Appreciation Quotes

When you are trying to find the perfect Teacher Appreciation Week Ideas you might need this list of Teacher Appreciation Quotes to attach to your gift.

Teacher Appreciation Week is the first week in May unless your school does something special.

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  • A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. ~Henry Adams
  • I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework. ~Lily Tomlin as “Edith Ann”
  • It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference. ~Tom Brokaw
  • Teacher appreciation makes the world of education go around. ~Helen Peters
  • 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
  • Discover wildlife: be a teacher!
  • When all else fails, pray for a fire drill.
  • None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody – a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns – bent down and helped us pick up our boots. ~Thurgood Marshall
  •  There are three good reasons to be a teacher – June, July, and August.
  • Often, when I am reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher. That is, I used to, until she got an unlisted number.
  • Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre. ~ Gail Godwin
  • The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. ~ William A. Ward
  • Summer vacation is the time when parents realize that teachers are grossly underpaid. ~ Author Unknown
  • The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.  ~ Author Unknown
  • A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.  ~Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, translated from Turkish
  • 2  Teach is 2  Touch lives 4  Ever
  • In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work.  It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years. ~ Jacques Barzun
  •  The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.  ~ Eric Hoffer
  •  The mediocre teacher tells.  The good teacher explains.  The superior teacher demonstrates.  The great teacher inspires.  ~ William A. Ward
  •  Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation. ~ John F. Kennedy
  • Teach the children so that it will not be necessary to teach the adults. ~ Abraham Lincoln
  • What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches. ~ Soren Kierkegaard

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