70+ Best Inspirational Teacher Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Being a teacher involves more than simply being able to convey knowledge to students. Teacher not only helped to simplify that the most complex equations but also helped us in understanding life. Famous teacher quotes will remind that teaching is about touching hearts, opening minds, and transforming lives.

If you’re searching for education quotes for kids and encouraging reading quotes that perfectly capture what you’d like to say or just want to feel inspired yourself, browse through an amazing collection of greatest school quotes, popular graduation quotes and best life lesson quotes.

Famous Teacher Quotes

Education is not the filling of a pot but the lighting of a fire. W.B. Yeats

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

Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition. Jacques Barzun

A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary. Thomas Carruthers

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

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

The best teachers are the ones that change their minds. Terry Heick

Teaching is the highest form of understanding. Aristotle

Teach the way you’d want to be taught.

Study without reflection is a waste of time; reflection without study is dangerous. Chinese Proverb

Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. Theodore Roosevelt

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Positive Teacher Quotes

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

When one teaches, two learn. Robert Heinlein

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

A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops. Henry Adams

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

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

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

Education doesn’t just make us smarter. It makes us whole. Jill Biden

Teachers teach someone something, in that order. Samuel Natale

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

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I cannot be a teacher without exposing who I am. Paulo Freire

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

Your work is not to drag the world kicking and screaming into a new awareness. Your job is to simply do your work… sacredly, secretly, silently … and those with eyes to see and ears to hear’ will respond. The Arturians

Short Teacher Quotes

Our fingerprints don’t fade from the lives we touch. Judy Blume

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

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

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

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

Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today. Malcolm X

Nine-tenths of education is encouragement. Anatole France

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

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

You cannot teach a crab to walk straight. Aristophenes

Everyone, in some respect, is a teacher; some just work harder to do it better. Terry Heick

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

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

Listening is the most difficult skill to learn and the most important to have. African Proverb

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Favorite Teacher Quotes

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 Herbet

Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit. John Steinbeck

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

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. Pablo Picasso

It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.’

They may forget what you said but they will not forget how you made them feel. Carl Buechner

A great teacher can teach Calculus with a paper clip and literature in an empty field. Technology is just another tool, not a destination. Unknown

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

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

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

I touch the future. I teach. Christa McAuliffe

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

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

It is essential to understand that battles are primarily won in the heart…(people) respond to leadership in a most remarkable way and once you have won (their) heart, (they) will follow you anywhere. Vince Lombardi

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Motivational Teacher Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today. Malcolm X

Nine-tenths of education is encouragement. Anatole France

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

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 Herbet

They may forget what you said but they will not forget how you made them feel. Carl Buechner

A great teacher can teach Calculus with a paper clip and literature in an empty field. Technology is just another tool, not a destination. Unknown

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

You cannot teach a crab to walk straight. Aristophenes

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

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

I touch the future. I teach. Christa McAuliffe

So, friends, every day do something that won’t compute…Give your approval to all you cannot understand…Ask the questions that have no answers. Put your faith in two inches of humus that will build under the trees every thousand years…Laugh. Be joyful though you have considered all the facts….Practice resurrection. Wendell Berry

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

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