35 Inspirational Quotes to Print on Promotional Products for Teacher Appreciation Week

teacher appreciation giftsWhen printing on promotional products for Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6-10 this year), there’s no need to limit yourself to your school name or mascot or even your company name and logo. The best teachers inspire, so return the favor with some inspirational quotes about the wide and lasting influence of teachers. Here are 35 quotes about teaching to inspire your own Teacher Appreciation gift giving.

1) “There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can’t move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies.” –Robert Frost

2) “When you study great teachers… you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.” –William Glasser

3) “All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.” –Martin H. Fischer

4)  “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” –B.B. King

5) “When you know better, you do better.”  –Maya Angelou

6) “In the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back.” –Charlie Brown

7) “Teachers who love teaching teach children to love learning.”

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

9) “I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” –Albert Einstein

10) “The calling of the teacher. There is no craft more privileged. To awaken in another human being powers, dreams beyond one’s own; to induce in others a love for that which one loves; to make of one’s inward present their future; that is a threefold adventure like no other.”  –George Steiner

11) “What all good teachers have in common, however, is that they set high standards for their students and do not settle for anything less.” –Marva Collins

12) “The most important attitude that can be formed is that of desire to go on learning.” –John Dewey

13) “The years teach us much, which the days never knew.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

14) “Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.” –John F. Kennedy

15) “I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.” –Alexander the Great

16) “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” –Henry Adams

17) “Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.” –H.G. Wells

18) “Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” –Malcom Forbes

19) “Teachers appreciate being appreciated, for teacher appreciation is their highest award.” –William Prince

20) “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.” –Thurgood Marshall

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

22) “The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior.” –Marva Collins

23) “Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.” –John C. Dana

24) “Good teachers are costly, but bad teachers cost more.”  –Bob Talbert

25) “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.” –Donal Quinn

26) “Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.” –Chinese Proverb

27) “Education is the best provision for the journey to old age.” -Aristotle

28) “The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.” -Plutarch

29) “The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” -Mark van Doren

30) “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

31) “It’s easy to make a buck.  It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.” –Tom Brokaw

32) “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

33) “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

34) “If your actions inspire children to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are indeed worthy of the title ‘Teacher.’” –Robert John Meehan

35) “Effective teaching may be the hardest job there is.” –William Glasser

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