Teacher Appreciation Quotes And Sayings


Teacher Appreciation Quotes And Sayings

Want to say thank you to a teacher? Here is a touching collection of teacher appreciation quotes and sayings.

“Teachers believe they have a gift for giving; it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to create a work of art or a market or a building.”
– A. Bartlett Giamatti

“Teach the children so that it will not be necessary to teach the adults.”
Abraham Lincoln

“Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in. That everyone may receive at least a moderate education appears to be an objective of vital importance.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”
Albert Einstein

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”
– Albert Einstein

“I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well”
– Alexander the Great

“The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer.”
– Alice Wellington Rollins

“Education doesn’t come by bumping your head against the school house.”
– American Proverb

“The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple.”
– Amos Alcott

“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”
– Andy McIntyre

“A true disciple shows his appreciation by reaching further than his teacher.”

“Education is the best provision for the journey to old age.”
– Aristotle

“Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.”
– Aristotle

“Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.”
– Aristotle

“Genius without education is like silver in the mine.”
– Benjamin Franklin

“No man can be a good teacher unless he has feelings of warm affection toward his pupils and a genuine desire to impart to them what he believes to be of value.”
– Bertrand Rusell

“Good teachers are costly, but bad teachers cost more.”
– Bob Talbert

“One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.”
– Carl Jung

“What you teach your children is what you really believe in.”
– Cathy Warner Weatherford

“Bitter are the roots of study, but how sweet their fruit.”
– Cato

“Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.”
Chinese Proverb

“Teaching is the greatest act of optimism
– Colleen Wilcox

“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

“If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 40 people in his office at one time, all of whom had different needs, and some of whom didn’t want to be there and were causing trouble, and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist, without assistance, had to treat them all with professional excellence for nine months, then he might have some conception of the classroom teacher’s job.”
– Donald Quinn

“The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.”
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton

“The teacher is one who makes two ideas grow where only one grew before.”
– Elbert Hubbard

“A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils.”
– Ever Garrison

“Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.”
– Gail Godwin

“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.”
– Gibran Khalil Gibran

“Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.”
– H.G. Wells

“I’ve come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It’s my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or de-humanized.”
– Haim Ginott

“Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.”
– Haim Ginott

“If you can read this, thank a teacher.”
– Harry S. Truman

“The highest result of education is tolerance.”
– Helen Keller

“Teacher appreciation makes the world of education go around.”
– Helen Peters

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