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Teacher Appreciation Quotes blue bullet point Are you looking for some touching quotes about teachers for a card that you are giving to a special teacher?

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Below you will find 63 teacher appreciation quotes.
There are 12 FREE posters to download on this page.

For your convenience, my list of teacher appreciation quotes is in alphabetical order.


On this page, you will find more than 50 Teacher Appreciation Quotes. blue bullet point For some of the quotes on this page, I have designed a one page printable poster that you can download for free.

blue bullet point You can print these free posters and display them on a chalkboard, whiteboard, or a bulletin board in your classroom. You may also want to display these inspiring quotes in the staff room at your school.

blue bullet point I will be designing more graphics for these teacher appreciation quotes during the school year and adding them to this page, so please check back here from time to time.




"A good criterion for measuring success in life is the number of people you have made happy." ~ Robert Lumsden

A good criterion for measuring success in life is the number of people you have made happy. Robert Lumsden

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"A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank ... but the world may be a better place because I made a difference in the life of a child." ~ Forest Witcraft

A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank but the world may be a better place because I made a difference in the life of a child. Forest Witcraft

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"Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me." ~ Fred Rodgers (Mister Rogers)

I Teach, What's Your Superpower - Teacher Apprecation Quote

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"Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." ~ Voltaire


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"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." ~ Henry Brooks Adams

Teacher Appreciation Quotes - A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. Henry Brooks Adams

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"Be a wonderful role model because you will be the window through which many children will see their future." ~ Thomas Mckinnon


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"Because my teacher believed in me, I never gave up. Now I am flying towards my dreams." ~ Heidi McDonald

Teacher Appreciation Quote - My teacher believed in me


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"Being able to help someone learn something is a talent." ~ Margaret Riel


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"Dear Teacher, I look up to you."

Dear Teacher, I look up to you.

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"Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." ~ Theodore Roosevelt


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"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." ~ William Arthur Ward


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"Great teachers empathize with kids, respect them, and believe that each one has something special that can be built upon." ~ Ann Lieberman

Great teachers empathize with kids, respect them, and believe that each one has something special that can be built upon. Ann Lieberman

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"I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well." ~ Alexander the Great


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"Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own." ~ Nikos Kazantzakis


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"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

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

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"If kids come to us from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important." ~ Barbara Colorose

If kids come to us from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important. Barbara Colorose

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"If you want to be successful, it's just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing." ~ Will Rodgers

If you want to be successful Will Rodgers Teacher Appreciation Quote


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"I have done my best. That is about all the philosophy of living one needs." ~ Lin Yutang


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"I put the relation of a fine teacher to a student just below the relation of a mother to a son." ~ Thomas Wolfe


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"It takes a big heart to help shape little minds." ~ Author Unknown

It takes a big heart to help shape little minds. Quotes About Teachers


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"I TEACH: I facilitate thinking.
I encourage risk. I engage minds.
I cheer for little accomplishments.
I develop life-long readers. I educate hearts.
I model kindness. I listen with my heart.
I make learning fun. I love my job.
I TEACH! "
~ Heidi McDonald

I Teach - Teacher Appreciation Quotes

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

Teacher Appreciation Quotes - I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives.


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"I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has no bottom." ~ Author Unknown


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"My teacher gave me the best gift of all: Believing In Me!" ~ Heidi McDonald

Teacher Appreciation Best Gift of All Believing in Me Quote


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"No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you." ~ Althea Gibson


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"No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another." ~ Author Unknown


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"Not all superheroes have capes,
some have Teaching Degrees."
~ Author Unknown

Teacher Appreciation Quotes - Teachers Are Superheroes



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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


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"Positive reinforcement is a powerful teaching tool." ~ Heidi McDonald

Positive reinforcement is a powerful teaching tool. Heidi McDonald

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PDF: "Positive reinforcement is a powerful teaching tool."
Heidi McDonald


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"Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its values only to its scarcity." ~ Samuel Johnson


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"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it." ~ Maya Angelou


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"Summer vacation is the time when parents realize that teachers are grossly underpaid." ~ Author Unknown


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"Teachers have class!" ~ Author Unknown


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"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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"Teachers put their hearts and souls into everything that they do." ~ Heidi McDonald

Teacher Appreciation Heart and Soul Quote


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"Teachers Rock!"

Teachers Rock! Teacher Appreciation Quotes



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"Teachers shape the future." ~ Author Unknown


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"Teachers take P.R.I.D.E. in their jobs."
P - ersonal
R - esponsibility
I - n
D - elivering
E - xcellence
~ Author Unknown

Proud to be a teacher!  Teachers take pride in their jobs!


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"Teaching, is not just a job. It is a human service, and it must be thought of as a mission." ~ Dr. Ralph Tyler


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"Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions." ~ Author Unknown

Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions. Author Unknown

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"The great teacher is not the man who supplies the most facts, but the one in whose presence we become different people." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


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"The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings." ~ Eric Hoffer


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"There's no one quite like a special teacher, and no teacher quite as special as you." ~ Author Unknown


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"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


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"The students who challenge their teachers the most, need their teachers the most." ~ Heidi McDonald

Teacher Appreciation Quote - The students who challenge their teachers the most, need their teachers the most.


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"They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel." ~ Carl W. Buechner

They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.


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"Those that know, do.
Those that understand, teach."
~ Aristotle

Aristotle Teacher Appreciation Quote


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"Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well." ~ Aristotle


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"2 Teach is 2 Touch Lives 4 Ever!" ~ Author Unknown

2 Teach Is 2 Touch Lives 4 Ever

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Teacher Appreciation Quotes
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Teacher Appreciation Quotes
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2 Touch Lives 4 Ever."
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"To the world you may be just a teacher,
but to your students you are a hero."
~ Author Unknown

Teacher Appreciation Quotes - To the world you may be just a teacher, but to your students you are a hero.

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PDF: "To the world you may be
just a teacher, but to your students
you are a hero."


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"We all need someone who inspires us to do better than we know how." ~ Author Unknown


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


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"What greater or better gift can we offer the republic than to teach and instruct our youth?" ~ Marcus T. Cicero


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"What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation." ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero


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"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others." ~ Pericles


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"When we strive to become better teachers than we are, everyone in our classroom becomes better too." ~ Robert John Meehan


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"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


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"Where your talents and the needs of your students meet there lies your calling as a teacher." ~ Robert John Meehan


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"Whoever first coined the phrase 'you're the wind beneath my wings' most assuredly was reflecting on the sublime influence of a very special teacher." ~ Frank Trujillo


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"Your arms were always open when I needed a hug. Your heart understood when I needed a friend. Your gentle eyes were stern when I needed a lesson. Your strength and love has guided me and gave me wings to fly." ~ Sarah Malin


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"You are an OUT OF THIS WORLD teacher!" ~ Heidi McDonald

Out of this world - Teacher Appreciation Quote

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"Your heart is slightly bigger than the average human heart, but that's because you're a teacher." ~ Aaron Bacall

Your heart is slightly bigger than the average human heart, but that's because you're a teacher.  Aaron Bacall

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"Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it." ~ Buddha



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