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35 Inspirational Quotes for Teachers Appreciation

Monday September 25, 2017
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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.

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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. Here are some amazing thoughts on teachers.

Teacher Quotes William Arthur Ward

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

Socrates Quote on Teaching

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

Patricia Neal Quote on Teaching

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

Alexander The Great Quote on Teaching

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

Thomas Wolfe Quote on Teacher-student relation

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

Heidi McDonald Quote on Teacher

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote on Teachers

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

Aristotle Quote on Teaching

8. “Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.”- Aristotle

Unknown Quote on Teaching

9. “To the world you may be just a teacher, but to your students you are a hero.” – Author Unknown

Aaron Bacall Quote on Teaching

10. “Your heart is slightly bigger than the average human heart, but that’s because you’re a teacher.” – Aaron Bacall

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

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) 

Dan Rather Quotes on Teachers

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

Eric Hoffer Quotes on Teachers

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

Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.

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

 A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart.

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

A truly special teacher quote

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

Henry Brooks Adams Quote on Teacher's influence

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

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

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

K. Patricia Cross - Excellent Teacher Quote

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

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Khalil Gibran Teacher Quotes

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

Teaching - optimism Quotes

22. Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.- Colleen Wilcox

William Prince Teacher Quotes

23. Teachers appreciate being appreciated, for teacher appreciation is their highest award. – William Prince

Teacher Quotes John Steinbeck

24. 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

Mark Van Doren Teaching Quotes

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

Jack Handey Teacher Quotes

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

Teaching Contributes to Future more than any other profession Quote

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

Abraham Lincoln Teacher Quotes

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

What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.

29. “What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.” – Soren Kierkegaard

Teacher Quotes - Impossible miracles

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

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

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

Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers

32. “Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.” – Josef Albers

"The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influences." - Amos Alcott

33. “The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influences.” – Amos Alcott

"Good teachers are those who know how little they know. Bad teachers are those who think they know more than they don't know."

34. “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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