Inspirational Teacher Quotes And Sayings


Inspirational Teacher Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of inspirational teacher quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

“Teachers believe they have a gift for giving; it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to create a work of art or a market or a building.”
– A. Bartlett Giamatti

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

“I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”
– Albert Einstein

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

“The older I got, the smarter my teachers became.”
– Ally Carter

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

“The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.”
– Anatole France

“Nine-tenths of education is encouragement.”
– Anatole France

“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

“One of the first things we learn from our teachers is discernment: the ability to tell truth from fiction, to know when we have lost our center and how to find it again. Discernment is also one of the last things we learn, when we feel our paths diverge and we must separate from our mentors in order to stay true to ourselves.”
– Anne Hill

“You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.”
– Aristophenes

“The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.”

“Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.”
– Aristotle

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
– Benjamin Franklin

“If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn’t have tenure.”
Bill Gates

“Seldom was any knowledge given to keep, but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment.”
– Bishop Hall

“Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.”
– Bob Talber

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

“The real heroes are the librarians and teachers who at no small risk to themselves refuse to lie down and play dead for censors.”
– Bruce Coville

“A man should first direct himself in the way he should go. Only then should he instruct others.”

“Teachers should guide without dictating, and participate without dominating.”
– C.B. Neblette

“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

“I think teaching should be an exalted profession, not a picked-on profession.”
– Charles Schumer

“Give me a fish and I eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime.”
Chinese Proverb

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”
– Chinese Proverb

“A true teacher is one who, keeping the past alive, is also able to understand the present.”

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

“Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.”
Dalai Lama

“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

“If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 40 people in his office at one time, all of whom had different needs, and some of whom didn’t want to be there and were causing trouble, and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist, without assistance, had to treat them all with professional excellence for nine months, then he might have some conception of the classroom teacher’s job.”
– Donald D. Quinn

“We expert teachers know that motivation and emotional impact are what matter.”
– Donald Norman

“The effects you will have on your students are infinite and currently unknown; you will possibly shape the way they proceed in their careers, the way they will vote, the way they will behave as partners and spouses, the way they will raise their kids.”
– Donna Quesada

“Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.”
– E. M. Forster

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

“Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations: the first from his teachers; the second, more personal and important, from himself.”
– Edward Gibbon

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