Monday marks the start of Teacher Appreciation Week, which runs through Friday, May 8. The weeklong celebration acknowledges the massive contribution and sacrifice that teachers make for the betterment of students and local communities every day.

Make sure you let your favorite teachers know how much you appreciate their efforts this week by thanking them for their efforts. Below are ten of our favorite quotes about teachers. 

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

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

“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.” – Carl Jung

“A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience's attention, then he can teach his lesson.” – John Henrik Clarke

“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.” – C.S. Lewis

“Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students.” – Charles Kuralt

“I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession.” – John Wooden

“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” – Mark Van Doren

“The thing I loved the most - and still love the most about teaching - is that you can connect with an individual or a group, and see that individual or group exceed their limits.” – Mike Krzyzewski

“I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.” – Lily Tomlin