Teachers everywhere go to work every day and literally shape our future. Here are five quotes to remind teachers how important their work is, especially on those days when they feel it is not. Got a friend who’s a teacher? Use these quotes to create a quick card, bookmark or an inspirational poster. They are also perfect for placing on pages of a scrapbook.

1. I touch the future. I teach.  – Christa McAuliffe

2. What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches. – Karl Menninger

3. Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.  – Goethe

4. Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.  – William Butler Yeats

5. A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank…but the world may be a better place because I made a difference in the life of a child.  – Forest Witchcraft