Teacher Quotes

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

-Brad Henry

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.

– Carl Jung

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.

-Solomon Ortiz

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.

-Henry Adams

The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.

-C. S. Lewis

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

-Albert Einstein

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

-Charles Kuralt

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

-John Henrik Clarke

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.

-Horace Mann

Your best teacher is your last mistake.

-Ralph Nader

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

– Joyce Meyer.

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

-William Arthur Ward.

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

-Charles Kuralt.

When you study great teachers… you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.

-William Glasser.

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

-Solomon Ortiz.

The older I got, the smarter my teachers became.

-Ally Carter.

What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.

-Karl A. Menninger.

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.

-Henry Adams.

You can’t stop a teacher when they want to do something. They just do it.

-J.D. Salinger.

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

-Albert Einstein?.

A teacher who loves learning earns the right and the ability to help others learn.

-Ruth Beechick.

Your role as a leader is even more important than you might imagine. You have the power to help people become winners.

-Ken Blanchard.

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.

-Mark Van Doren.

True patience is grounded in wisdom & compassion.

-Allan Lokos.

Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.

-Helen Caldicott

The average teacher explains complexity; the gifted teacher reveals simplicity.

-Robert Brault

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.

-Plato

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.

-Carl Gustav Jung

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.

-Henry Brooks Adams

He who dares to teach must never cease to learn.

-Unknown Source

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

-Socrates

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

-Albert Einstein

I am not a teacher, but an awakener.

-Robert Frost

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.

-Confucius

The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.

-Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton 

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 Witch of Portobello 

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

-William Arthur Ward

They inspire you, they entertain you, and you end up learning a ton even when you don’t know it.

-Nicholas Sparks, Dear John

When you study great teachers… you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.

-William Glasser

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

-Albert Einstein

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.

-Aristotle

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.

-Carl Jung

the calling of the teacher. There is no craft more privileged. To awaken in another human being powers, dreams beyond one’s own; to induce in others a love for that which one loves; to make of one’s inward present their future; that is a threefold adventure like no other.

-George Steiner

That’s what education should be,” I said, “the art of orientation. Educators should devise the simplest and most effective methods of turning minds around. It shouldn’t be the art of implanting sight in the organ, but should proceed on the understanding that the organ already has the capacity, but is improperly aligned and isn’t facing the right way.

-Plato

The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called ‘truth’.

-Dan Rather

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

-Sidney Hook

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.

-John Steinbeck

Every child should have a caring adult in their lives. And that’s not always a biological parent or family member. It may be a friend or neighbor. Often times it is a teacher.

-Joe Manchin

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

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

-Brad Henry

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

-Elbert Hubbard

There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can’t move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies.

-Robert Frost

I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good teacher.

-Temple Grandin

One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen.

-Philip Wylie

A good teacher must know the rules; a good pupil, the exceptions.

-Martin H. Fischer

Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.

-Margaret Mead

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 mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

-William Arthur Ward

In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.

-Phil Collins

We now understand that higher-level thinking is more likely to occur in the brain of a student who is emotionally secure than in the brain of a student who is scared, upset, anxious, or stressed.

-Mawhinney and Sagan

Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops.

-Henry Brooks Adams

The man (or woman) who can make hard things easy is the educator.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

-Anonymous

Children are like wet cement, whatever falls on them makes an impression.

-Haim Ginott

The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer.

-Alice Wellington Rollins

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

-Bob Talbert

Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions.

-Unknown

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

-Albert Einstein

If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.

-Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Estrada

The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called “truth.”
-Dan Rather
A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.

-Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, translated from Turkish

A teacher’s purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop
students who can create their own image.

-Author Unknown

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

-D. Martin

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

-Author Unknown

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

-Author Unknown

Often, when I am reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher. That is, I used to,
until she got an unlisted number.

-Author Unknown

The secret of teaching is to appear to have known all your life what you just learned
this morning.

-Author Unknown

Don’t try to fix the students, fix ourselves first. The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior. When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed.

-Marva Collins

What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.

-Karl A. Menninger

The women I know with strong personalities, the ones who might have become generals or the heads of companies if they were men, become teachers. Teaching is a calling, too. And I’ve always thought that teachers in their way are holy–angles leading their flocks out of the darkness.

-Jeannette Walls, Half Broke Horses

Compassionate teachers fill a void left by working parents who aren’t able to devote enough attention to their children. Teachers don’t just teach; they can be vital personalities who help young people to mature, to understand the world and to understand themselves. A good education consists of much more than useful facts and marketable skills.

-Charles Platt

The future of the world is in my classroom today, a future with the potential for good or bad… Several future presidents are learning from me today; so are the great writers of the next decades, and so are all the so-called ordinary people who will make the decisions in a democracy. I must never forget these same young people could be the thieves and murderers of the future. Only a teacher? Thank God I have a calling to the greatest profession of all! I must be vigilant every day, lest I lose one fragile opportunity to improve tomorrow.

-Ivan Welton Fitzwater

There’s no word in the language I revere more than ‘teacher.’ My heart sings when a kid refers to me as his teacher, and it always has. I’ve honored myself and the entire family of man by becoming a teacher.

-Pat Conroy, Prince of Tides

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.

-Henry Ford

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.

-Carl Jung

Whoever first coined the phrase ‘you’re the wind beneath my wings’ most assuredly was reflecting on the sublime influence of a very special teacher.

-Frank Trujillo

Be all that you can be. Find your future–as a teacher.

-Madeline Fuchs Holzer

Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.

-E. M. Forster

I’m not a teacher but an awakener.

-Robert Frost

Don’t try to fix the students, fix ourselves first. The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior.

-Marva Collins

There are three things to remember when teaching: know your stuff; know whom you are stuffing; and then stuff them elegantly.

-Lola May

You can pay people to teach, but you can’t pay them to care.

-Marva Collins

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

-Albert Einstein

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