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Inspirational Quotes For Teachers

Damien Thomas



Teacher Quotes

This collection of Teacher Quotes is in appreciation of the vital role that these wonderful people have played in shaping each of our lives.

Teachers play a huge role in the lives of their students. Teachers are those very special people who have molded our minds, opened our imagination and helped to shape our thoughts.

Great teachers have the gift and passion to help children reach their true potential.

We can all probably remember one or two teachers who have had a positive impact on us during those crucial learning years of our lives.

The following quotes about teachers will hopefully bring back some great memories from your days at school.

I hope that you will enjoy reading this collection of inspirational teacher quotes and that they show just how important and valuable these incredible people are.


1. A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils. Ever Garrison


2. Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.


3. If you can read this, thank a teacher!


4. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. Carl Jung


5. The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. Maria Montessori


6. When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts. Dalai Lama


7. The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. Robert M. Hutchins


8. A well educated mind will always have more questions than answers. Helen Keller


9. You can’t really teach a kid anything: you can only show him the way and motivate him to learn it himself. Dave Cullen


10. I touch the future. I teach. Christa McAuliffe


11. One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world. Malala Yousafzai


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12. We become leaders the day we decide to help people grow. Simon Sinek


13. All students can learn and succeed, but not in the same way and not in the same day. William G. Spady


14. Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions. Unknown


15. What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul. Joseph Addison


16. I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think. Socrates


17. The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you. B.B. King


18. The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. William Arthur Ward


19. A good teacher is like a candle, it consumes itself to light the way for others. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk


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Be the change you wish to see in the world. Gandhi


21. Good teaching must be slow enough so that it is not confusing, and fast enough so that it is not boring. Sidney J. Harris


22. The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see. Alexandra K. Trenfor


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23. Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them. Lady Bird Johnson


24. If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn. Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Estrada


25. Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning. Robert John Meehan


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


27. Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together. Scott Hayden


28. Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers. Josef Albers


29. Teaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential, craving of realizations, a pausing, seamless process. A. Bartlett Giamatti


30. Nine-tenths of education is encouragement. Anatole France


31. Teachers encourage minds to think, hands to create, and hearts to love.


32. Being able to help someone learn something is a talent. Margaret Riel


33. It takes a big heart to shape little minds. Unknown


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34. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou


35. Summer vacation is the time when parents realize teachers are grossly underpaid. Unknown


36. The teachers task is to initiate the learning process and then get out of the way. John Warren


37. Those who know, do. Those who understand, teach. Aristotle


38. The fact that you worry about being a good teacher, means you already are one. Jodi Picoult


39. To teach is to learn twice. Joseph Joubert


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What greater or better gift can we offer the republic than to teach and instruct our youth? Marcus Cicero


41. Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges. Joyce Meyer


42. When we strive to become better teachers than we are, everyone in our classroom becomes better too. Robert John Meehan


43. Who dares to teach must never cease to learn. John Cotton Dana


44. A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart. Unknown


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


46. Great teachers empathize with kids, respect them, and believe that each one has something special that can be built upon. Ann Lieberman


47. Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. John C. Maxwell


48. My teacher gave me the best gift of all… Believing in me!


49. Be a wonderful role model because you will be the window through which many children will see their future. Thomas McKinnon


50. To know how to suggest is the art of teaching. Henri Frédéric Amiel


51. The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.” Maria Montessori


52. What greater joy can a teacher feel than to witness a child’s success? Michelle L. Graham


53. 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


54. No one should teach who is not in love with teaching. Margaret Elizabeth Sangster


55. Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best. Bob Talbert


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56. I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. Albert Einstein


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


58. Change is the end result of all true learning. Leo Buscaglia


59. Teaching is more than imparting knowledge; it is inspiring change. Learning is more than absorbing facts; it is acquiring understanding. William Arthur Ward


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If you have to put someone on a pedestal, put teachers. They are society’s heroes. Guy Kawasaki


61. Not all superheros wear capes, some have teaching degrees. Unknown


62. Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students. Solomon Ortiz


63. Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives. Andy Rooney


64. What an educator does in teaching is to make it possible for the students to become themselves. Paulo Freire


65. Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself. Paulo Coelho


66. Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.Aristotle


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


68. A truly special teacher is very wise and sees tomorrow in every child’s eyes. Unknown


69. Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela


70. I was lucky that I met the right mentors and teachers at the right moment. James Levine


71. Without you, we would have been lost. Thank you teacher for guiding us, inspiring us and making us what we are today.


72. Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. Margaret Mead


73. The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. Herbert Spencer


74. Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students. Charles Kuralt


75. The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. Sydney J. Harris


76. Never stop learning. Never stop growing. Mel Robbins


77. The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. Mark Van Doren


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78. A teacher’s job is to take a bunch of live wires and see that they are well-grounded. Darwin Martin


79. Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system. Sidney Hook


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A teacher is one who helps others and influences lives forever. Catherine Pulsifer


81. The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. Dr. Seuss


82. An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin


83. Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. Malcolm Forbes


84. What a teacher writes on the blackboard of life can never be erased. Unknown


85. The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done. Jean Piaget


86. Teaching is a great way to keep learning. Matthea Harvey


87. Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. John Dewey


88. A good teacher can inspire hope; ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning. Brad Henry


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89. A good teacher does something more than teaching; he makes you start learning. Raheel Faroog


90. Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


91. A teacher nourishes the soul of a child for a lifetime. Unknown


92. Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will. Vernon Howard


93. It’s the teacher that makes the difference, not the classroom.


94. Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me. Fred Rogers


95. A good education can change anyone. A good teacher can change everything.


I hope that you enjoyed reading this collection of inspirational Teacher Quotes.

Inspirational teacher quotes have the power to motivate and encourage both educators and students alike.

These words of wisdom serve as a reminder of the profound impact that teachers have on the lives of their students and the importance of their role in shaping future generations.

These Teacher quotes also highlight the importance of lifelong learning and the power that knowledge has to transform lives.

As we reflect on these words of wisdom, let us remember to value and appreciate the hard work and dedication of our teachers, who strive every day to make a difference in the lives of their students.