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This week, the first full one in May, is Teacher Appreciation Week. While educators and fans of education will read about a variety of ways to show your appreciation for teachers, here are some kind words shared by, about, and from teachers, educators, and education advocates throughout time. #ThankATeacher
A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.
-Patricia Neal, actress
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
-Henry Adams, historian
Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.
Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.
-Confucius, Chinese philosopher
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
-Alexander the Great, Greek leader
I am not a teacher, but an awakener.
-Robert Frost, poet
I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good teacher.
-Temple Grandin, professor and animal rights’ advocate
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. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
-John Steinbeck, author
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less.
-Lee Iacocca, business professional
It is noble to teach oneself, but still nobler to teach others--and less trouble.
-Mark Twain, author
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
-Albert Einstein, scientist
Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.
-Andy Rooney, journalist
Only one person in a million becomes enlightened without a teacher's help.
-Bodhidharma, Buddhist monk
Teach the children so it will not be necessary to teach the adults.
-Abraham Lincoln, president
Teacher appreciation makes the world of education go around.
-Helen Peters, author
Teachers are the one and only people who save nations.
-Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Turkish president
Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.
-Joyce Meyer, motivational speaker
Teaching is a calling too. And I've always thought that teachers in their way are holy - angels leading their flocks out of the darkness
-Jeanette Walls, author
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
-Jacques Barzun, historian
Teaching is the hardest work I’ve ever done, and remains the hardest work to date.
-Ann Richards, teacher & politician
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
-Bill Gates, business professional
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.
-Plato, Ancient Greek teacher
There is an old saying that the course of civilization is a race between catastrophe and education. In a democracy such as ours, we must make sure that education wins the race.
-John F. Kennedy, President
There is no profession more essential than that of an educator, and it’s time for all of us to embrace and celebrate their importance and contribution to America’s children
-Queen Latifah, actress
You want to know what I make?
I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could.
I can make a C+ feel like a Congressional Medal of Honor
and an A-‐ feel like a slap in the face…
Here, let me break it down for you, so you know what I say is true:
Teachers make a goddamn difference! Now what about you?
-Taylor Mali, teacher