127+ Best Classroom Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational classroom quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

Famous Classroom Quotes

There is no failure. Only feedback. – Robert Allen

There are some lessons you can never find in a classroom, hence you need to learn from every person and every situation that you encounter. – Gugu Mona

Genius is 10% inspiration, 90% perspiration. – Thomas Edison

A classroom atmosphere that promotes reading does not come from the furniture and its placement as much as it comes from the teacher’s expectation that students will read. – Donalyn Miller

The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. – Bishop W. C. McGee

There’s a difference between trying to control students and establishing control of your classroom. Rules are about compliance. Procedures are about coherence. – David Ginsburg

A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery. – James Joyce

The classroom should be an entrance into the world, not an escape from it. – John Ciardi

A hundred mistakes are an education if you learn something from each one.

Classroom is just a place to examine and to identify your classroom performance, not your life’s success. – Anonymous

A man may make many mistakes, but he is not a failure until he starts blaming someone else for them.

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

Strong people make as many mistakes as weak people. Difference is that strong people admit their mistakes, laugh at them, learn from them. That is how they become strong. – Richard Needham

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

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations. – Charles Swindoll

Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world. – Malala Yousafzai

If you find a path that does not have any obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.

Teaching is the greatest act of optimism. – Colleen Wilcox

You can measure a man by the opposition it takes to discourage him.

A mistake, if understood, is but a step toward wisdom.

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

There’s an old saying: Erasers are for people who make errors. But a better saying: Erasers are for people willing to correct their mistakes.

If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow. – John Dewey

Probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery. – Smiles

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

The greater the difficulty, the greater the glory. – Cierco

To this end the greatest asset of a school is the personality of the teacher. – John Strachan

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Oliver Smith

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

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever. – Chinese Proverb

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

We’re trying to give the young people something that can help them, and we don’t know exactly what it ought to be. – Wendell Berry

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. – Maria Robinson

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

Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill

The dream begins, most of the time, with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you on to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth. – Dan Rather

The best teacher is an entertainer. – Bob Keeshan

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. – William Butler Yeats

A teacher should have maximal authority, and minimal power. – Thomas Szasz

I’m not sayin’ I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will. – Tupac Shakur

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. – Einstein

Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. – Plato

We learn geology the morning after the earthquake. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room. – Dr. Seuss

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

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life. – Plato

If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people. – Chinese Proverb

I touch the future. I teach. – Christa McAuliffe

A child’s first teacher is its mother. – Peng Liyuan

Death is not the greatest loss. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. Never surrender. – Tupac Shakur

It takes a big heart to help shape little minds. – Unknown

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. – Gandhi

You cannot teach a crab to walk straight. – Aristophenes

You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward. – Conrad Hall

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

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

A student must be humbled to trained by teacher. – Lailah Gifty Akita

Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant. – Al D’Amato

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. – Khalil Gibran

I just consider myself a student, trying to learn more about it. – Roscoe Mitchel

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 student will try to defy the master. Always. – Maggie Q

In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less. – Lee Iacocca

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. – Confucius

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

One repays a teacher badly if one always remains nothing but a pupil. – Friedrich Nietzsche

Remember that failure is an event, not a person. – Zig Ziglar

You never stop learning. If you have a teacher, you never stop being a student. – Elisabeth Rohm

It may be that when we no longer know which way to go that we have come to our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings. – Wendell Berry

A good student learns from his teacher. A great student learns to teach himself. – A.P. Sweet

Learning is not a spectator sport. – D. Blocher

I can always see what I’ve done wrong. I’m always learning. I’m the perennial student. – Pat Oliphant

The next best thing to knowing something is knowing where to find it – Samuel Johnson

We ought to work harder at being what we should be than hiding what we are.

Never discourage anyone…who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. – Plato

If any man seeks greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both. – Horace Mann

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. – Henri Bergson

We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. – Smiles

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

A man must make his opportunity. – Francis Bacon

Mend your speech a little, lest it mar your fortunes. – Shakespeare

Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace. – Confucius

If better is possible, good is not enough.

There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it. – Charles F. Kettering

Accept challenges with open arms. – Jon Mulzet

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. – Thomas Edison

You must have long range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short term failures. – Charles C. Noble

Thought flows in terms of stories–stories about events, stories about people, and stories about intentions and achievements. The best teachers are the best story tellers. We learn in the form of stories. – Frank Martin

Begin now what you will be hereafter. – St. Jerome

You can’t direct the wind but you can adjust the sails. – Anonymous

I am here today to be the best that I can be, seize the day, and be a zenith. – Clevetta Haynes

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

Link yourself to your potential, not to your past. – Stephen Covey

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. – Antoine de Saint – Exupér

Success without honor is an unseasoned dish. It will satisfy your hunger, but it won’t taste good. – Joe Paterno

If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough. – Muhammad Ali

The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well and doing well whatever you do. – Longfellow

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it. – William Arthur Ward

Success is not something to wait for, it is something to work for. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The people who are crazy enough to believe they can change the world are the ones who do. – Steve Jobs

Men attract not that which they want, but that which they are. – James Allen

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way. – Dr. Martin Luther King

If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple…Know what you are doing, Love what you are doing, and Believe in what you are doing. – Will Rogers

Our fate is not within the stars, it is within ourselves. – Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

If I have seen farther than other men it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants. – Sir Isaac Newton

Speak the speech trippingly on the tongue. – Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone else expects of you. – Henry Ward Beecher

You were born to win. But to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win and expect to win. – Zig Ziglar

If you always do what you always did, you’ll always get what you always got. – Verne Hill

Never, never, never, never give up. – Winston Churchill

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. – Thomas Edison

The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. – Vince Lombardi

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Don’t be afraid to take big steps. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps. – David Lloyd George

The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it. – Henry Emerson Fosdick

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. – Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The consuming desire of most human beings is deliberately to plant their whole life in the hands of some other person. I would describe this method of searching for happiness as immature. Development of character consists solely in moving toward self sufficiency. – Quentin Crisp

Patients know in a heartbeat if they’re getting a clumsy exam. – Abraham Verghese

Ability will enable a man to get to the top. But it will take character to keep him there.

If one will not, two cannot quarrel. – Thomas Fuller

Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They’re what makes the instrument stretch – what makes you go beyond the norm. – Tyson

Politeness costs nothing and gains everything. – Lady Mary Montague

Well done is better than well said. – Benjamin Franklin

Tart words make no friends, a spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar. – Benjamin Franklin

What we hope to ever do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence. – Samuel Johnson

There are no rules to friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love. – William Hazlitt

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