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Motivational Teacher Appreciation Quotes and Sayings

Teacher Appreciation Quotes:- Teacher Appreciation Week is a national holiday celebrated in the United States of America which takes place in the first full week of May.

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old teacher appreciation quotes, teacher appreciation sayings, and teacher appreciation proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Inspirational Teacher Appreciation Quotes

“The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.”-Khalil Gibran

Khalil Gibran Quotes

“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


“I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.”-Lily Tomlin


“A good teacher is a master of simplification and an enemy of simplism.”-Louis Berman


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


“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”-Henry Brooks Adams


“The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.”-Plutarch


“Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.”-James A. Garfield


“A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.”-Patricia Neal


“A good teacher, like a good entertainer, first must hold his audience’s attention, then he can teach his lesson.”-John Henrik Clarke


“If you can read this, thank a teacher.”-Bumper Sticker


Famous Teacher Appreciation Quotes to Say Thank You


“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”-Dr. William Arthur Ward


“Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.”-John C. Dana


“Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.”-Jacques Barzun


“Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.”-Colleen Wilcox


“I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.”-Alexander The Great


“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.”-Cynthia Ozick


“He who opens a school door closes a prison.”-Victor Hugo


“I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks.”-William Shakespeare


“I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession.”-John Wooden


“Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students.”-Charles Kuralt


“Teachers appreciate being appreciated, for teacher appreciation is their highest award.”-William Prince


Teacher Appreciation Quotes and Sayings


“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


“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. It might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.”-John Steinbeck


“Often, when I am reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher.”-Jack Handey


“Without teacher appreciation, there can’t be any student progress.”-Theresa Grimm


“The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.”-Robert M. Hutchins