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As parents, we take care of homework, uniforms, book supplies, bags, healthy food, lunch boxes etc all with name tag stickers and then drop our kids off at school to teachers.

Teachers then become the second parents away from home. Most of them dedicate their entire lives just to educate younger generations and pave the way for a better, brighter tomorrow. And aside from the usual subject lessons, they teach on regular school days, the intangibles they teach help to inspire us to become the best version of ourselves.

Teacher Appreciation Day, also called as National Teacher Day, is annual event in the United States that honors and appreciates teachers for all of their invaluable contributions to the lives of their students. This day is the main day of Teacher Appreciation Week, and is held on the Tuesday of the first full week in the month of May.

In honour of Teacher Appreciation Day, we compiled a collection of the best “teacher appreciation” quotes.

“Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.” – Bill Gates

“Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.” – Albert Einstein

“I am indebted to my father for loving, but to my teacher for living well.” – Alexander of Macedon

“What people need and what they want may be different… Teachers are those who educate the people to appreciate the things they need.” – Elbert Hubbard 

“I put the relation of a fine teacher to a student just below the relation of a mother to a son.” – Thomas Wolfe

“Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.” – Fred Rogers

“It is noble to teach oneself; it is still nobler to teach others.” – Mark Twain

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward

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

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.” – Japanese proverb

“A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.” – Patricia Neal

“Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.” – Joyce Meyer

“The man who can make hard things easy is the educator.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Teachers love things that come from the heart. Any of the quotes above with a thank you note, letter or card will be a keepsake and show how appreciative we are to these people who show resilience and a commitment to making a difference in children’s lives.