Teacher Appreciation Quotes: Famous Sayings For Teachers And About Teaching

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