135 Teacher Appreciation Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of teacher appreciation quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about teachers day.

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The Most Famous Teacher Appreciation Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Life is about using the whole box of crayons. — RuPaul

I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives. — Tracy Chapman

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Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. — H. G. Wells

Bitter are the roots of study, but how sweet their fruit. — Cato the Younger

Creativity is so delicate a flower that praise tends to make it bloom, while discouragement often nips it in the bud. — Samuel Butler

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

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What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches. — Karl A. Menninger

None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. — Thurgood Marshall

When you love people and have the desire to make a profound, positive impact upon the world, then will you have accomplished the meaning to live. — Sasha Azevedo

No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another. Thank you. — Joseph Addison

Short Teacher Appreciation Quotes

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  • One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen. — Philip Wylie
  • Teachers open the door ... you enter by yourself. — Confucius
  • Good instincts usually tell you what to do long before your head has figured it out. — E. Michael Burke
  • The giving of love and understanding is an education in itself. — Eleanor Roosevelt
  • I have done my best. That is about all the philosophy of living one needs. — Lin Yutang
  • And in today already walks tomorrow. — Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom. — Phyllis Grissim-Theroux
  • A true disciple shows his appreciation by reaching further than his teacher. — Aristotle
  • To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere, without moving anything but your heart. — Phyllis Grissim-Theroux
  • Thanks, sir; all the rest is mute. — William Shakespeare

Teacher Appreciation Image Quotes

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Teacher appreciation quote by H. G. Wells

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. — H. G. Wells

Teacher appreciation quote by Karl A. Menninger

What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches. — Karl A. Menninger

Teacher appreciation quote Do not correct a fool or he will hate you. Correct a wise man and he will apprec
Do not correct a fool or he will hate you. Correct a wise man and he will appreciate you.

Teachers Day Quotes

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Teenagers these days are out of control. They eat like pigs, they are disrespectful of adults, they interrupt and contradict their parents, and they terrorize their teachers. — Aristotle

When I miss class for one day, I know it. When I miss class for two days, my teacher knows it. When I miss class for three days, the audience knows it. — Rudolf Nureyev

Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if 5 September is observed as Teachers' Day. — Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Teacher appreciation quote A person who feels appreciated will always do more than is expected.
A person who feels appreciated will always do more than is expected.

A teacher in a differentiated classroom does not classify herself as someone who ‘already differentiates instruction.’ Rather that teacher is fully aware that every hour of teaching, every day in the classroom can reveal one more way to make the classroom a better match for its learners. — Carol Ann Tomlinson

The Voice There is a voice inside of you That whispers all day long, "I feel this is right for me, I know that this is wrong." No teacher, preacher, parent, friend Or wise man can decide What's right for you--just listen to The voice that speaks inside. — Shel Silverstein

Iowa is home to teachers, farmers, lawyers, factory workers, and many others who work hard every day to provide the best for their families and their future. — Leonard Boswell

Teacher appreciation quote Expect nothing, appreciate everything.
Expect nothing, appreciate everything.

Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love. — Stevie Wonder

Collecting a teacher’s knowledge may help us solve the challenges of the day but understanding how a teacher thinks can help us navigate the challenges of a lifetime. — Adam Grant

I'd never been a teacher before, and here I was starting my first day with these eager students. There was a shortage of teachers, and they had been without a math teacher for six months. They were so excited to learn math. — Andrew Shue

I wanted to be an English teacher. I wanted to do it for the corduroy jackets with patches on the side. When I got to college, as I was walking across campus one day, I ripped off a little flyer for this sketch-comedy group. It ended up being one of the greatest things I've ever done. — John Krasinski

Employee Appreciation Quotes

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It is up to us to give ourselves recognition. If we wait for it to come from others, we feel resentful when it doesn't, and when it does, we may well reject it. — Spencer Tracy

To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace. — Douglas Conant

I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement. — Charles R. Schwab

Teacher appreciation quote The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what
The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see.

The way you treat your employees is the way they will treat your customers — Richard Branson

There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread. — Mother Teresa

Results are obtained by exploiting opportunities, not by solving problems. — Peter Drucker

Teacher appreciation quote What you feel about another person, what you think or say about another eprson,
What you feel about another person, what you think or say about another eprson, what you do to another person - you do to you. Give judgement and criticism and you give it to yourself. Give love and appreciation to another person or anything, and you give it to yourself.

The honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action. — Aristotle

(A manager) once confided in me she liked to picture in her mind's eye that every employee was wearing one of those sandwich billboard signs. On the front side, the sign would read 'Appreciate Me' and on the back side 'Make Me Feel Important.' — James Hunter

Business and human endeavors are systems...we tend to focus on snapshots of isolated parts of the system. And wonder why our deepest problems never get solved. — Peter Senge

When someone comes along who genuinely thanks us, we will follow that person a very long way. — Alan Loy McGinnis

Friend Appreciation Quotes

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To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy. — Marcel Proust

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Give Honest and Sincere Appreciation. — Dale Carnegie

Teacher appreciation quote Experience is the hardest kind of teacher. It gives you test first and the lesso
Experience is the hardest kind of teacher. It gives you test first and the lesson afterward.

Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God's best gifts. It involves many things, but above all, the power of going out of one's self, and appreciating whatever is noble and loving in another. — Thomas Hughes

Think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flames within us. — Albert Schweitzer

All the support from all my friends, All my family over the years, I appreciate it. — Kevin Durant

Teacher appreciation quote Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a less
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.

You don't know who is important to you until you actually lose them. — Mahatma Gandhi

However amazing a dish looks, it is always the taste that lingers in your memory. Family and friends will appreciate a meal that tastes superb-even if you've brought the pan to the table. — Gordon Ramsay

The trouble with you and me my friend, is the trouble with this nation, too many blessings, too little Appreciation. — Don Henley

The difference between appreciation and flattery? That is simple. One is sincere and the other insincere. One comes from the heart out; the other from the teeth out. One is unselfish; the other selfish. One is universally admired; the other universally condemned. — Dale Carnegie

Thanking Teachers Quotes

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A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others. — Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

My English teacher wanted to have sex with me in Junior High. The only problem was, my English teacher was a guy. I smacked him in his face with an eraser, chased him with a stapler and stapled his nuts to a stack of papers. — Eminem

Warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. — Carl Jung

Teacher appreciation quote Some people think I'm unhappy, but I'm not. I just appreciate silence in a world
Some people think I'm unhappy, but I'm not. I just appreciate silence in a world that never stops talking.

I love to thik of my little children whom God has called to himself as away at school-at the best school in the universe, under the best teachers, learning the best things, in the best possible manner. O death! We thank thee for the light that thou wilt shed upon our ignorance. — Jacques-Benigne Bossuet

I take every opportunity to articulate to others the ways that they have blessed and influenced me. I hold sweet memories of making the opportunity to thank teachers who have influenced me. I encourage everyone to seize opportunities to tell people who have made a gift of knowledge or influence. — Mary Anne Radmacher

I had a very good English teacher who said to me that she thought I ought to do it. She - I don't know, she saw something thank goodness because I think if it hadn't been encouraged by somebody that serious, I'm not sure what would've happened to me. — Maggie Smith

Teacher appreciation quote The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what
The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see.

Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires long hours, patience, and care. — Horace Mann

I'd like to submit to Bad Science my teacher who gave us a handout which says that 'Water is best absorbed by the body when provided in frequent small amounts.' What I want to know is this. If I drink too much in one go, will it leak out off my arsehole instead? Thank you. Anton. — Ben Goldacre

"Rocket Night" is my take on bullying culture. I think this is getting better, thanks to the anti-bullying work being done by my generation. But there's a way that coaches, teachers, parents, and administration officials can conspire against our students who need the most support. — Alexander Weinstein

If you say I'm great, thank you very much. But I know what I am. I could be better, man, you know? — Keith Richards

Thank You Appreciation Quotes

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When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light, for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food, and the joy of living. Tecumseh Appreciation is a wonderful thing; it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. — Voltaire

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. — Robert Breault

Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it. — Ralph Marston

The root of joy is gratefulness...It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful. — David Steindl-Rast

Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts. — Alan Cohen

I have noticed that the Universe loves gratitude. The more grateful you are, the more goodies you get. When I say 'goodies', I don't mean only material things. I mean all the people, places and experiences that make life so wonderfully worth living. — Louise Hay

If you’re unable to reward, then make sure to thank. — Arabic Proverbs

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

I do not think that we have a “right” to happiness. If happiness happens, say thanks. — Marlene Dietrich

Ungrateful people breed negativity. No one gets any pleasure from giving to an ungrateful person. When you show appreciation, the object of your attention blossoms and flourishes. — Paul McCabe

Inspirational Teacher Quotes

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Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever. — Walt Disney

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If I remained silent and you remained silent, then who will teach the ignorant? — Ibn Taymiyyah

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open. — Frank Zappa

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. — William Arthur Ward

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. — Albert Einstein

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change. — Carl Rogers

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. — Albert Einstein

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Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker. — Zig Ziglar

Do your practice and all is coming. — K. Pattabhi Jois

I don't want people who want to dance; I want people who have to dance. — George Balanchine

Work Appreciation Quotes

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To know the mighty works of God, to comprehend His wisdom and majesty and power; to appreciate, in degree, the wonderful workings of His laws, surely all this must be a pleasing and acceptable mode of worship to the Most High, to whom ignorance cannot be more grateful than knowledge. — Nicolaus Copernicus

Mama had an appreciation of the language. She taught me a love of words, of how they should be used and how they can fill a creative soul with a passion and lead to a life's work. — Lewis Grizzard

Often we’re so engrossed in our work that we forget to value, appreciate and recognize those that we’re actually working for. We get so wrapped up in our own lives that we forget the people that make up our life. — Jay Shetty

Appreciation of works of art requires organized effort and systematic study. Art appreciation can no more be absorbed by aimless wandering in galleries than can surgery be learned by casual visits to a hospital. — Albert C. Barnes

Every time we interact with another person at work, we have a choice to make: do we try to claim as much value as we can, or contribute value without worrying about what we receive in return? — Adam Grant

These things I wish for you-tough times and disappointment, hard work and happiness. To me, it's the only way to appreciate life. — Paul Harvey

I like Cinderella, I really do. She has a good work ethic. I appreciate a good, hard-working gal. And she likes shoes. The fairy tale is all about the shoe at the end, and I'm a big shoe girl. — Amy Adams

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Work is love made visible. — Khalil Gibran

I don’t think a regular person appreciates how insane it is that computers work. I propose we stare at each other mind-blown for about 1 hour per day, in small groups in circles around a chip on a pedestal, appreciating that we can coerce physics to process information like that. — Andrej Karpathy

We look around every day on set and pinch ourselves that we're at work. — Joe Gatto

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More Teacher Appreciation Quotes

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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

There's no word in the language I revere more than 'teacher.' My heart sings when a kid refers to me as his teacher, and it always has. I've honored myself and the entire family of man by becoming a teacher. — Pat Conroy

I have spent my adult life trying to figure out why parents and society put themselves into a race -- what's the hurry? I keep trying to convey the pleasure every parent and teacher could feel while observing, appreciating and enjoying what the infant is doing. This attitude would change our educational climate from worry to joy. — Magda Gerber

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

The teachers that we actually learn more from are the ones that taught us life lessons more than trigonometry. And they have such a huge responsibility and they're under-appreciated and underpaid. So that's my opinion of teachers. — Justin Timberlake

Find a teacher who is an integral being, a beacon who extends his light and virtue with equal ease to those who appreciate him and those who don't. Shape yourself in his mold, bathe in his nourishing radiance, and reflect it out to the rest of the world. — Lao Tzu

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

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

My English teacher, Dr. John Lindstrom, taught me an appreciation for the written word. Until his class, I'd dabbled in journalism and essay writing. But when he selected one of my essays as the best in the class, it gave me the confidence to see myself as a writer. — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Be a wonderful role model because you will be the window through which many children will see their future. — Thomas McKinnon Wood

Acknowledgements With grateful thanks to the three least-appreciated and hardest-working proselytizers of the written word: independent bookstores, librarians, and teachers. — Gail Carriger

An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. 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

Whenever you were in Michael's Jackson presence, I mean, he's the King of Pop and the most recognized face on the planet second only to Muhammad Ali. I was often surprised to find out that he felt he had as much to learn from you as you did from him. So he treated you accordingly. Everyone was a teacher to him. He had something to learn from everybody. If he appreciated your creative artistry, he was that much more into you. — Siedah Garrett

It wasn't until I was in college that I even realized how much I loved film and started to appreciate acting, this beautiful medium of artistic expression. All I wanted to do was go to college, and I thought I wanted to be a teacher. — Gaby Hoffmann

The greatest inspiration I draw upon is, is this city (New York) and riding the subway and watching people and I find that's kind of like the best, the best acting teacher. You know, I wonder, like people who have huge celebrity, sometimes I feel bad, should this be one of their methods 'cause I don't know how they can observe life anymore, because they become the observed. So, I, I appreciate that New York can still do that. — Amy Ryan

I always appreciated my teachers. When I was 16, I gave them the greatest gift I could think of. I dropped out of school. — Craig Ferguson

Many critics have become de facto teachers. That is a lot of responsibility, and I think it should be wielded with care. Most people appreciate sincere guidance. — Michael Hersch

Adolescents, for all their self-involvement, are emerging from the self-centeredness of childhood. Their perception of other people has more depth. They are better equipped at appreciating others' reasons for action, or the basis of others' emotions. But this maturity functions in a piecemeal fashion. They show more understanding of their friends, but not of their teachers. — Terri E Apter

I am a teacher... The life I lead is the most agreeable I can imagine. [In the] classroom ... there await me a group of intelligent and curious young ... [people] who read the books assigned them with a sense of adventure and discovery, discuss them with zest, and listen appreciatively to explications I may offer. What makes the process most satisfying is the conviction that ... education is mankind's most important enterprise. — Moses Hadas

A saint is one who makes goodness attractive. Surely, a great teacher does the same thing for education. — Laurence Housman

A good teacher will appreciate the good qualities of his students. If one good quality is allowed to emerge, a world of good qualities will emerge from that one. — Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

We teach what we like to learn and the reason many people go into teaching is vicariously to reexperience the primary joy experienced the first time they learned something they loved. — Stephen Brookfield

What people need and what they want may be very different.... Teachers are those who educate the people to appreciate the things they need. — Elbert Hubbard

We need to understand that every time an elementary teacher captures the imagination of a child through the arts or music of language this nation gets a little stronger. — Richard Riley

Education is what most receive, many pass on, and few possess. — Karl Kraus

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