Back to School Teacher Quotes

Collecting a list of back to school teacher quotes is interesting and useful that not only highlight your back to school teacher gifts, but also decorate the back to school party or other first day of school activities while your teacher invite you write down your best wish on at first day of new school year.

For those of you looking for teacher appreciation quotes, here are a few sample appreciation messages and layouts that might encourage those who teach. They will be interested in your unique back to school ideas.

Feel free to use these in awards or gifts as you pray for or encourage your teachers!

The beginning is the most important part of the work. ~Plato

  1. Often, when I am reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher. That is, I used to, until she got an unlisted number. ~Author Unknown
  2. Holidays are enticing only for the first week or so. After that, it is no longer such a novelty to rise late and have little to do. ~Margaret Laurence
  3. Teacher, in your laughter you have the music of the fountain of life while you open my back to school gift for you. ~ Author Unknown
  4. Back to school, I can see your bright smile, my teacher, your smile was the flowers of your own fields, your talk was the rustle of your own mountain pines. ~ Author Unknown
  5. It is the little things that I leave behind for my loved teacher.

The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book. ~Author Unknown


  1. Often, when I am reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher. That is, I used to, until she got an unlisted number. ~Author Unknown
  2. There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking. ~ Alfred Korzybski
  3. The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.  ~Aristotle
  4. It doesn’t make much difference what you study, as long as you don’t like it.  ~Finley Peter Dunne
  5. When asked what learning was the most necessary, he said, “Not to unlearn what you have learned!” ~Diogenes Laertius
  6. A man should first direct himself in the way he should go. Only then should he instruct others. ~Buddha
  7. You can’t direct the wind but you can adjust the sails. ~Anonymous
  8. It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. ~ Albert Einstein
  9. I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework. ~ Author Unknown
  10. Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre. ~Gail Godwin

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

  1. We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. ~Cynthia Ozick
  2. 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
  3. Teach the children so that it will not be necessary to teach the adults. ~Abraham Lincoln
  4. Teacher appreciation makes the world of education go around. ~Helen Peters
  5. If students don’t feel teacher appreciation, their whole education has failed. ~Michael Balkers

apple-themed-teacher-appreciation-plaque-6027579Appropriate teacher appreciation wording is always play vital role in gift-giving if you want to your thank you teacher gifts become unique and poetic. Your personalized back to school teacher giftis heartwarming and touches people’s lives. It makes the teacher gift last forever.

Add these teacher appreciation quotes to back to school teacher gifts to keep your teacher back to school gifts fresh and personalized. Traditional engraved back to school gifts are right choice. Almost anything can be personalized with your own back to school teacher quotes, including picture frames, desk clock, jewelry, key rings, pens and more.

1605-148x130-2-9868556Customizing crystal teacher appreciation plaque/award with sincere back to school wishes and blessings for teacher is perfect. You know the crystal can be the symbol for purity, innocence and virginity which are pure spirit of our teacher.

Many online trophy stores like can offers the DIY (Design It Yourself) service that you can design your own thank you teacher plaque according to the tastes and interests of teachers with their online personalization wizard.

He, backs to school and opens a school door, closes a prison. ~Victor Hugo

  1. Give me a fish and I eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime. ~ Chinese Proverb
  2. Learning is never done without errors and defeat. ~Vladimir Lenin
  3. An excellent plumber is infinitely more admirable than an incompetent philosopher. ~John W. Gardner
  4. Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. ~Chinese Proverb
  5. The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder. ~Ralph W. Sockman

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