The Gift of Teaching honors teachers, and is meant to thank them for generously sharing their knowledge. Gathered here are hundreds of quotations, ebbing and flowing like a conversation among great thinkers. There are writers and historians, educators and humorists, philosophers and scientists—each adding insight, comment, or quip about the myriad aspects of teaching and learning.

So whether you're a teacher looking for an extra ounce of inspiration to get you through the day, or a student trying to get motivated before hitting the books, or simply a lifelong learner looking for some wisdom beyond the classroom walls, it is our hope that The Gift of Teaching lives up to its promise to both inspire and encourage.