Thanks to the teachers-quotes you share every year!

Academics have one of the most important but difficult tasks in the world. There are no words to describe the many hats they wear. As Teacher Appreciation Month rolls around, they’ve got that summer vacation! Yet, every year teachers come back ready to take up the challenge again, eager to make a difference in the lives of their students. If you would like to express your gratitude, consider writing a note of gratitude and include one of these thank-you quotes for teachers (a gift card never hurts, either 😉).

A child, a teacher, a pen and a book can change the world. Malala Yousafzai

A child, a teacher, a pen and a book can change the world.  Malala Yousafzai

A teacher is a compass that activates the magnet of curiosity, knowledge and wisdom in the students. – Ever Garrison

A teacher is a compass that activates the magnet of curiosity, knowledge and wisdom in the students.  - Ever Garrison

A good teacher can awaken hope, awaken imagination and awaken love for learning. -Brad Henry

A good teacher can awaken hope, awaken imagination and awaken love for learning.  -Brad Henry

A teacher influences eternity; He can never say where his influence will end. – Henry Brooks Adams

A teacher influences eternity;  He can never say where his influence will end.  - Henry Brooks Adams

Better a poor horse than no horse at all. -Joseph Albers

Better a poor horse than no horse at all.  -Joseph Albers

I am indebted to my father for survival, but to my teacher for survival. – Alexander the Great

I am indebted to my father for survival, but to my teacher for survival.  - Alexander the Great

A good teacher is like a candle – it devours itself to light the way for others. – Mostafa Kamal Ataturk

A good teacher is like a candle - it devours itself to light the way for others.  - Mostafa Kamal Ataturk

A good teacher is one who gradually makes himself unnecessary. – Thomas Carathers

A good teacher is one who gradually makes himself unnecessary.  - Thomas Carathers

The great teacher is not the person who provides the most information, but he is the person in whose presence we become different people. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The great teacher is not the person who provides the most information, but he is the person in whose presence we become different people.  -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Education gives birth to confidence. Confidence inspires hope. Hope gives birth to peace. – Confucius

Education gives birth to confidence.  Confidence inspires hope.  Hope gives birth to peace.  - Confucius

The highest art of the teacher is to evoke joy in creative expression and knowledge. – Albert Einstein

The highest art of the teacher is to evoke joy in creative expression and knowledge.  - Albert Einstein

Talent without education is like silver. -Benjamin Franklin

A mind, once expanded by a new concept, never returns to its original dimension. – Oliver Wendell Holmes

A mind, once expanded by a new concept, never returns to its original dimension.  - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Those who remember their own education remember the teachers, not the methods and techniques. Teachers are the lifeblood of the education system. – Sydney Hook

Those who remember their own education remember the teachers, not the methods and techniques.  Teachers are the lifeblood of the education system.  - Sydney Hook

Better a poor horse than no horse at all. -Japanese proverb

Better a poor horse than no horse at all.  -Japanese proverb

A brilliant teacher looks back with gratitude, but also with gratitude to those who have touched our human feelings. – Carl Jung

A brilliant teacher looks back with gratitude, but also with gratitude to those who have touched our human feelings.  - Carl Jung

Great teachers empathize with children, respect them and believe that everyone has something special that can be developed. – Ann Lieberman

Great teachers empathize with children, respect them and believe that everyone has something special that can be developed.  - Ann Lieberman

Students don’t care how much you know, unless they know how much you care. – John C. Maxwell

Students don't care how much you know, unless they know how much you care.  - John C.  Maxwell

Be a great role model because you will be the window through which many children can see their future. – Thomas McKinnon

Be a great role model because you will be the window through which many children can see their future.  - Thomas McKinnon

We never forget what we learn with joy. – Alfred Mercier

We never forget what we learn with joy.  - Alfred Mercier

A test of the accuracy of the educational method is the happiness of the child. – Maria Montessori

A test of the accuracy of the educational method is the happiness of the child.  - Maria Montessori

Anyone who does something to help a child in his life is a hero to me. – Fred Rogers

Anyone who does something to help a child in his life is a hero to me.  - Fred Rogers

Most of us have no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for a lifetime. -Andy Rooney

Most of us have no more than five or six people who remember us.  Teachers have thousands of people who remember them all their lives.  -Andy Rooney

The biggest sign of success for a teacher is … being able to say, “The kids are acting like I’m not there now.” – Maria Montessori

The biggest sign of success for a teacher is ...

It is good to teach children to count, but it is best to teach them. – Bob Talbert

It is good to teach children to count, but it is best to teach them.  - Bob Talbert

What a gift for a teacher to see students smile and live up to their potential. That is the reward. Humble to be a witness to something like that. – Mary Valelonga

What a gift for a teacher to see students smile and live up to their potential.  That is the reward.  Humble to be a witness to something like that.  - Mary Valelonga

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

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

Education is not about filling a bowl, it is about lighting a fire. William Butler Yates

Education is not about filling a bowl, it is about lighting a fire.  William Butler Yates

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