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Teacher Appreciation Quotes
to Say Thank You

This beautiful collection of teacher appreciation quotes will help you express your gratitude and say thank you to our amazing teachers for the work they do and for their help with PTO, PTA and school fundraisers.





We owe so much of our school's fundraising success to our teachers who communicate with their students and create excitement and generate enthusiasm.

These teacher appreciation quotes, like teacher appreciation poems, are perfect for using in thank you cards for teacher appreciation week and all year through.

There are also wonderful quotes to say thank you, appreciation quotes and gratitude quotes in the collection of inspirational charity quotes for you to enjoy.

I love all of these teacher appreciation quotes... but this one is definitely one of my favorites!

"Teachers appreciate being appreciated, for teacher appreciation is their highest award." ~ William Prince



Inspirational Teacher Appreciation Quotes

"We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude." ~ Cynthia Ozick


"A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove... but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child." ~ Kathy Davis


"I touch the future. I teach." ~ Christa McAuliffe


"In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years." ~ Jacques Barzun


"Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions." ~ Author Unknown


"Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best." ~ Bob Talbert


"To stimulate life, leaving it then free to develop, to unfold, herein lies the first task of the teacher." ~ Maria Montessori


"Teacher appreciation makes the world of education go around." ~ Helen Peters


"Without teacher appreciation there can’t be any student progress." ~ Theresa Grimm


"If students don’t feel teacher appreciation, their whole education has failed." ~ Michael Balkers




More Teacher Appreciation Quotes

"A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops." ~ Henry Adams


"What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches." ~ Soren Kierkegaard


"A good education is like a savings account; the more you put into it, the richer you are." ~ Anonymous


"The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives." ~ Robert M. Hutchins


"He who opens a school door, closes a prison." ~ Victor Hugo


"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." ~ William A. Ward


"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one." ~ Malcolm Forbes


"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


You can customize this fridge magnet for your teacher... as a great teacher appreciation gift.




More Teacher Appreciation Quotes

"I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework." ~ Lilly Tomlin


"The highest result of education is tolerance." ~ Helen Keller


"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 art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery." ~ Mark van Doren


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


"Often, when I am reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher." ~ Anonymous


"Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition." ~ Jacques Barzun


"Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself." ~ Chinese proverb


"What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation." ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero




More Teacher Appreciation Quotes

"The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn." ~ John Lubbock


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


"What office is there which involves more responsibility, which requires more qualifications, and which ought, therefore, to be more honorable than teaching?" ~ Harriet Martineau


"Seldom was any knowledge given to keep, but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment." ~ Bishop Hall


"We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own." ~ Ben Sweetland


"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." ~ Albert Einstein


"Nine-tenths of education is encouragement." ~ Anatole France




More Teacher Appreciation Quotes

"The true aim of every one who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinions, but to kindle minds." ~ F. W. Robertson


"I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well." ~ Alexander of Macedon


"One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen." ~ Philip Wylie


"A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations." ~ Patricia Neal


"Modern cynics and skeptics see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing." ~ John F. Kennedy


"Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource." ~ John F. Kennedy


"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




More Teacher Appreciation Quotes

"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." ~ Khalil Gibran


"The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life." ~ Plato


"The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education." ~ Plutarch


"I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well" ~ Alexander the Great


"The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book." ~ Anonymous


"Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions." ~ Anonymous


"A good teacher is like a candle: it consumes itself to light the way for others." ~ Anonymous


"Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers." ~ Josef Albers




More Teacher Appreciation Quotes

"We think of the effective teachers we have had over the years with a sense of recognition, but those who have touched our humanity we remember with a deep sense of gratitude." ~ Anonymous student


"The job of an educator is to teach students to see the vitality in themselves." ~ Joseph Campbell


"The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate 'apparently ordinary' people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out of ordinary people." ~ K. Patricia Cross


"The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book." ~ Author Unknown


"What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches." ~ Karl Menninger


"Teaching is the greatest act of optimism." ~ Colleen Wilcox


"The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery." ~ Mark van Doren


"Great teachers empathize with kids, respect them, and believe that each one has something special that can be built upon." ~ Ann Lieberman


"Awaken people’s curiosity. It is enough to open minds, do not overload them. Put there just a spark." ~ Anatole France


"I put the relation of a fine teacher to a student just below the relation of a mother to a son." ~ Thomas Wolfe


"Only the educated are free." ~ Epictetus




More Teacher Appreciation Quotes

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." ~ William Butler Yeats


"Tell me and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I'll understand." ~ Native American Saying


"What we learn with pleasure we never forget." ~ Alfred Mercier


"What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the human soul." ~ Joseph Addison


"It is a greater work to educate a child, in the true and larger sense of the word, than to rule a state." ~ William Ellery Channing


"Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education; because that would mean we had stopped growing." ~ Julia H. Gulliver


"The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursuing his education." ~ John W. Gardner


"I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand." ~ Chinese Proverb


"To me the sole hope of human salvation lies in teaching." ~ George Bernard Shaw


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