Great Minds Appreciate Teachers

It’s Teacher Appreciation Day. If you’re looking for the right words to #thankateacher who made an impact on your life, check out 12 great quotes on teachers and their profession.

“I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.” — Edith Ann (Lily Tomlin on “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In”)
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” — Albert Einstein
“A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils.” — Ever Garrison
“I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good teacher.” — Temple Grandin
“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” — Mark Van Doren
“A teacher has two jobs; fill young minds with knowledge, yes, but more important, give those minds a compass so that that knowledge doesn’t go to waste.” — Helen Jacobs (Olympia Dukakis in “Mr. Holland’s Opus”)
“I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.” — Alexander the Great
“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.”— Marian Wright Edelman
“It is the ‘Teacher,’ that shapes a novice; not only with his studies, but character too.” — Aniruddha Sastikar
“Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires long hours, patience, and care.” — Horace Mann
“Teaching was the hardest work I had ever done, and it remains the hardest work I’ve done to date.” — Ann Richards
“Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.” — Helen Caldicott
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