Just about everyone remembers some teachers more than others, and maybe one above all, who made an impact on not just what you learned, but who you are. Whether you see your favorite teacher every day or you've been out of school for many years, that teacher would for sure love to hear from you and know she is making or has made a contribution to your life. So go ahead, make a contribution to her life that is the verbal equivalent of an apple for your teacher. These quotes provide some inspiration, and at least one will fit the bill for your teacher and you.
Quotes for a Special Teacher
"When you learn, teach. When you get, give."
William Arthur Ward
"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it."
"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.'"
Alexander the Great"I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well."
David O. McKay
"Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts."
"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops."
"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures."
Carl Jung"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."
"Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students."
"I feel a very unusual sensation -- if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude."
"Teaching is the greatest act of optimism."
"We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit."
"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another."
"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."
"He who opens a school door closes a prison."
"The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior."
William Arthur Ward
"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains.The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires."
Albert Einstein"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."
"I touch the future. I teach."