Take a minute to stop and think about how a teacher improved your life or the life of your son. What power they have to open eyes to new ways of thinking! They deserve our appreciation and respect for their important work in a very challenging profession.

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Day, here are a few quotes which celebrate teachers. Think about passing one or two on to a deserving teacher.

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

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

“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

“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 Quinn

”Often, when I am reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher.”

“Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.”
Colleen Wilcox

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

“I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist, and that there are as few as there are other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.”
–John Steinbeck