Teaching is a much maligned profession. Maybe it's because teaching has been coded as "women's work" and feminized professions never get the respect they deserve. Maybe it's because everyone who has been taught thinks they know how to teach. Maybe it's because teachers make it look easy, and those summer vacations sure look great when you don't know about all planning teachers do during them. In any case, teachers work hard, and the work they do in shaping young minds is some of the most important work in the world. Love the teachers in your life with these inspiring quotes.