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Teacher Appreciation Quotes: Famous Sayings For Teachers And About Teaching

First Posted: 07/03/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 05:20 PM ET

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Teacher appreciation quotes are perfect for National Teacher Appreciation Week 2010, currently underway.

It's National Teacher Appreciation Week 2010, and that means teaching quotes and sayings for teachers can come in handy.

Whether you're making a card or writing a note to a teacher -- or you're a teacher yourself and just want some professional inspiration --, here's a collection of some of the best teaching quotes out there for your convenience.

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

"A good teacher is like a candle: it consumes itself to light the way for others." -Anonymous

"No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another. Thank you." -Anonymous

"Education is the best provision for the journey to old age." -Aristotle

"In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years." -Jacques Barzun

"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one." -Malcolm Forbes

"Genius without education is like silver in the mine." -Benjamin Franklin

"The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind." -Khalil Gibran

"Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource." -President John F. Kennedy

"Teach the children so that it will not be necessary to teach the adults." -President Abraham Lincoln

"What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches." -Karl Menninger

"Teacher appreciation makes the world of education go around." -Helen Peters

"The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life." -Plato

"The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education." -Plutarch

"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

"I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks." -William Shakespeare

"The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery." -Mark van Doren

"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." -William A. Ward

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