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
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
~Lily Tomlin as "Edith Ann"
The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
~Alexander the Great
It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
Teacher appreciation makes the world of education go around.
A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.
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."
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.
If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 40 people in his office at one time, all of whom had different needs, and some of whom didn't want to be there and were causing trouble, and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist, without assistance, had to treat them all with professional excellence for nine months, then he might have some conception of the classroom teacher's job.
~Donald D. Quinn
I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has no bottom.
I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks.
None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody - a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns - bent down and helped us pick up our boots.
No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another. Thank you.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
There are three good reasons to be a teacher - June, July, and August.
Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone.
Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.
Often, when I am reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher. That is, I used to, until she got an unlisted number.
Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
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.
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
~William A. Ward
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.
~John E. Southard
I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives.
The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
~William Arthur Ward
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.