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25Sep2017

35 Inspirational Quotes for Teachers Appreciation

 

From times immemorial, a teacher has a special place in the lives and hearts of knowledge-seekers. Revered for being a noble profession which can transform the lives of students, ancient Hindu Vedic scriptures and global literature put the teacher on a pedestal as a Godly person. 

A teacher called as a “Guru” in Indian parlance always played an important role in helping his ardent students change for the better. Influencing the thoughts and actions of his students, a teacher through his creative thinking can be tagged as a lasting contributor to the progress of mankind. It goes without saying that students in whose hands the future of a society lies in, constantly demands guidance of a knowledgeable and wise person. And this person is none other than your teacher who will help you tread the path of righteousness by applying knowledge. 

From Gurukul, the ancient Indian teaching tradition which demanded the stay of a student in the hermitage of his Guru for many years, to modern universities which throw light on various subjects, the importance of a teacher is illustrated in the form of famous sayings. Singing in praise of the virtues a teacher has, here is an attempt to speak about the selfless service rendered by the teacher community through a short list of “teacher appreciation” quotes. 

 

Teacher Appreciation - 1. "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." - William Arthur Ward

1. "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." – William Arthur Ward 

Teacher Appreciation - 2. "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." – Socrates

2. "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." – Socrates

Teachers Appreciation - 3. "A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations." - Patricia Neal
3. "A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations." – Patricia Neal

Teachers Appreciation - 4. "I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well."-  Alexander the Great

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

Teachers Appreciation - 5. "I put the relation of a fine teacher to a student just below the relation of a mother to a son."- Thomas Wolfe

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

Teachers Appreciation - 6. "My teacher gave me the best gift of all: Believing in me!" - Heidi McDonald

6. "My teacher gave me the best gift of all: Believing in me!" – Heidi McDonald

Teachers Appreciation - 7. "The great teacher is not the man who supplies the most facts, but the one in whose presence we become different people." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
7. "The great teacher is not the man who supplies the most facts, but the one in whose presence we become different people." – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Teachers Appreciation - 8. "Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach."- Aristotle
8. "Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach."- Aristotle

Teachers Appreciation - 9. "To the world you may be just a teacher, but to your students you are a hero." - Author Unknown
9. "To the world you may be just a teacher, but to your students you are a hero." – Author Unknown

Teachers Appreciation - 10. "Your heart is slightly bigger than the average human heart, but that's because you're a teacher.” - Aaron Bacall
10. "Your heart is slightly bigger than the average human heart, but that's because you're a teacher.” – Aaron Bacall

Teachers Appreciation - 11. The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book. - Author Unknown
11. The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book. – Author Unknown

Teachers Appreciation - 12. A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others. - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (A Turkish quote translated into English)
12. A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others. – Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (A Turkish quote translated into English) 

Teachers Appreciation - 13. 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

13. 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

14. The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. - Eric Hoffer
14. The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. – Eric Hoffer

Teachers Appreciation - 15. Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.  - Author Unknown

15. Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.  - Author Unknown

Teachers Appreciation - 16. A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart. - Author Unknown

16. A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart. – Author Unknown

Teachers Appreciation - 17. A truly special teacher is very wise, and sees tomorrow in every child's eyes. - Author Unknown
17. A truly special teacher is very wise, and sees tomorrow in every child's eyes. – Author Unknown

Teachers Appreciation - 18. A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. - Henry Brooks Adams
18. A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. – Henry Brooks Adams

Teachers Appreciation - 19. He who opens a school door, closes a prison. - Victor Hugo

19. He who opens a school door, closes a prison. – Victor Hugo

Teachers Appreciation - 20. 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
20. 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

Teachers Appreciation - 21. 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
21. 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

Teachers Appreciation - 22. A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations. - Patricia Neal
22. A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations. – Patricia Neal

Teachers Appreciation - 23. Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.- Colleen Wilcox
23. Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.- Colleen Wilcox

Teachers Appreciation - 24. Teachers appreciate being appreciated, for teacher appreciation is their highest award. -     William Prince
24. Teachers appreciate being appreciated, for teacher appreciation is their highest award. - William Prince

Teachers Appreciation - 25. 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
25. 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

Teachers Appreciation - 26. The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. - Mark Van Doren

26. The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. – Mark Van Doren

Teachers Appreciation - 27. Often, when I am reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher.- Jack Handey

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

Teachers Appreciation - 28. I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession. - John Wooden
28. I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession. – John Wooden

Teachers Appreciation - 29. Teach the children so that it will not be necessary to teach the adults.” - Abraham Lincoln
29. Teach the children so that it will not be necessary to teach the adults.” – Abraham Lincoln

Teachers Appreciation - 30. “What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.” - Soren Kierkegaard
30. “What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.” – Soren Kierkegaard

Teachers Appreciation - 31. “Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.” - Haim Ginott

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

Teachers Appreciation - 32. “To teach is to learn twice.” - Joseph Joubert

32. “To teach is to learn twice.” – Joseph Joubert

Teachers Appreciation - 33. "Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers." - Josef Albers
33. "Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers." – Josef Albers

Teachers Appreciation - 34. "The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influences." - Amos Alcott
34. "The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influences." – Amos Alcott

Teachers Appreciation - 35. "Good teachers are those who know how little they know. Bad teachers are those who think they know more than they don't know." - R. Verdi
35. "Good teachers are those who know how little they know. Bad teachers are those who think they know more than they don't know." – R. Verdi


Entrusted with a huge responsibility of enriching the lives of mortals, teachers undoubtedly become the instruments of positive change. Immortalizing the philosophy behind education, a teacher continues to live in the heart of every student through his morals and principles, even after losing his physical form of existence. 

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