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Teacher Quotes Inspirational Sayings

Person who helps students to acquire knowledge is a Teacher. They have a profound impact on their students who encourage children to discover and learn. They preparing them for the challenges of life.

Humorous and thought-provoking quotes about teaching come from famous figures in history which are perfect gift for teacher. Teacher quotes and sayings can motivate an instructor to forge ahead. Teacher quotes can also be a starting point for a creative artist to compose an essay on the merits of teaching. Here are some thought-provoking teacher quote.

Inspirational Teacher Quotes

To teach is to learn twice.
~Joseph Joubert


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


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


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


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


A great teacher never strives to explain his vision. He simply invites you to stand beside him and see for yourself.
~Bobby Ray Inman


Teaching is the profession that teaches all of the other professions.


A good teacher must know the rules; a good pupil, the exceptions.
~Martin H. Fischer


What is a teacher? I’ll tell you: it isn’t someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.
~Paulo Coelho


The average teacher explains complexity; the gifted teacher reveals simplicity.
~Robert Brault


All teachers teach history to those who will make history.
~Greg Henry Quinn


Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.


Teacher Quotes Every Educator Should Read

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


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


A very wise old teacher once said: I consider a day’s teaching wasted if we do not all have one hearty laugh.
~Gilbert Highet


What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
~George Bernard Shaw


There is no recipe to be a great teacher, that’s what is unique about them.
~Robert Sternberg


A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience’s attention, then he can teach his lesson.
~John Henrik Clarke


Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.
~Colleen Wilcox


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


Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me.
~A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


The teacher is the one who gets the most out of the lessons, and the true teacher is the learner.
~Elbert Hubbard


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


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


If kids come to us from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important.
~Barbara Colorose

Teacher Quotes

Good Teacher Quotes

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


A good teacher is a determined person.
~Gilbert Highet


Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me.
~A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.
~Minna Antrim


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


That is the difference between good teachers and great teachers: good teachers make the best of a pupil’s means; great teachers foresee a pupil’s ends.
~Maria Callas


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


Of all the hard jobs around, one of the hardest is being a good teacher.
~Maggie Gallagher


A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience’s attention, then he can teach his lesson.
~John Henrik Clarke


I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good teacher.
~Temple Grandin


Insightful Teacher Quotes

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
~Benjamin Franklin


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


“Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life.”


“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
~William Arthur Ward


“The best teacher is not the one who knows most but the one who is most capable of reducing knowledge to that simple compound of the obvious and wonderful.”
~H.L. Mencken


“The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves”
~Joseph Campbell


“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.”


“Proper teaching is recognized with ease. You can know it without fail because it awakens within you that sensation which tells you this is something you have always known.”
~Frank Herbert


“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”


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


“When the student is ready the teacher will appear. When the student is truly ready, the teacher will disappear.”
~Tao Te Ching


“One repays a teacher badly if one always remains nothing but a pupil.”
~Friedrich Nietzsche


“A teacher who loves learning earns the right and the ability to help others learn.”
~Ruth Beechick


“When you wish to instruct, be brief; that men’s minds take in quickly what you say, learn its lesson, and retain it faithfully. Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind.”


Quotes By Famous Author

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


“Rewards and punishment is the lowest form of education.”
~Chuang Tzu


“A teacher who cannot explain any abstract subject to a child does not himself thoroughly understand his subject; if he does not attempt to break down his knowledge to fit the child’s mind, he does not understand teaching.”
~Fulton J. Sheen


“I’m more interested in arousing enthusiasm in kids than in teaching the facts. The facts may change, but that enthusiasm for exploring the world will remain with them the rest of their lives.”
~Seymour Simon


“The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence.”
~Amos Bronson Alcott


“You educate a man, you only educate a man. You educate a woman, you educate a generation.”
~Brigham Young


“You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.”


“Without wisdom, a teacher is nothing more than a research paper: a knowledge filled text which is boring and has no practical use. With wisdom, a teacher is like a great novel: a text filled with knowledge, practical applications and, above all, fun.”
~Charbel Tadros


“Passion, not qualification, is what makes a good teacher great.”
~Haresh Sippy


“A teacher must also be prepared to learn if he is going to teach.”
~Anthony T. Hincks


“The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without a teacher.”
~Elbert Hubbard


“I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.”
~Alexander the Great


More Teacher Quotes By Famous Author

“For the sole true end of education is simply this: to teach men how to learn for themselves; and whatever instruction fails to do this is effort spent in vain.”
~Dorothy L. Sayers


“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”


“Teaching is not the noblest profession, in fact, it’s a noble profession that reveals the nobility of all professions.”
~Vinod Varghese Antony


“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.”
~Robert Frost


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


“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”
~Margaret Mead


“In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.”
~Phil Collins


“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”


“Anyone who teaches me deserves my respect, honoring and attention.”
~Sonia Rumzi


“To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil’s soul.”
~Muriel Spark


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


“A true teacher would never tell you what to do. But he would give you the knowledge with which you could decide what would be best for you to do.”
~Christopher Pike


“Do not give them a candle to light the way, teach them how to make fire instead.”
~Kamand Kojouri


“For a teacher to be productive and effective in the process of teaching, compassion, or a kind heart, is the most crucial quality.”
~Dalai Lama XIV


“To sustain the value of education, students should be respected as much as the teachers.”
~Amit Kalantri


“If you are a student, try to be a teacher; if you are a teacher, try to be a student!”
~Mehmet Murat Ildan


“No one learns as much about a subject as one who is forced to teach it.”
~Peter Drucker


“Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.”
~Paulo Coelho


Funny Quotes About Teaching

“The best teacher of children, in brief, is one who is essentially childlike.”
~H. L. Mencken


“A father who wants his children to get an education these days may have to pull a few wires – the television wire, the hi-fi wire and the radio wire.”
~Lavonne Mathison


“Teachers are the only professionals who have to respond to bells every forty-five minutes and come out fighting.”
~Francis (Frank) McCourt


“Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep.”
~Albert Camus


“The trouble with present-day education is that it covers the ground without cultivating anything in it.”
~E. N. Ferris


“To be good is noble, but to teach others how to be good is nobler – and less trouble.”
~Mark Twain


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