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Thursday, August 5, 2021

160+ Quotes about Teachers and the Power of Teaching

Teachers, remember them? We’ve all had them and maybe even got to be one. Some of us may have grown fond of an educator we had, while others may have actually slept in their class. However, the case may be, they are one of the most significant members of our society. No matter what the subject is, they are a big part of everyone’s life for decades. They give us purpose and prepare our path towards success as citizens of the world. Teachers inspire children and adults to do well in life by acquiring knowledge and competence. As many famous individuals agree, we would know nothing without them.

Even famous and successful people have been taught something by a person at some point in life, and may have even been teachers to others. It’s that enthusiasm and satisfaction of comprehending as well as learning that is of benefit to everyone. Read on to find a variety of quotes from renowned political figures, presidents, scientists and more, that will inspire and motivate you, friends and youngsters. They will help to form that bond of strong relationships with their teacher, that will allow them to begin the process to a great life and academic beginning. Education and teachers are gifts to all humankind.

Best Teacher Quotes

  • One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world. Malala Yousafzai
  • Teachers are mind engineers! Teachers are life directors! Don’t ever undermine a teacher! Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
  • Even where there are no schools, there are teachers. Sharad Vivek Sagar
  • Teachers put their hearts and souls into everything that they do. Heidi McDonald
  • I’m embarrassed every time I look a teacher in the eye, because we ask them to do so much for so little. Phil McGraw
  • Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together. Scott Hayden
  • A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
  • Give me a fish and I eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime. Chinese proverb
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One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world. Malala Yousafzai


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


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Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher. Japanese Proverb

  • I’ve always thought that teachers in their way are holy – angels leading their flocks out of the darkness. Jeannette Walls
  • The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see. Alexandra K. Trenfor
  • A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning. Brad Henry
  • I cannot be a teacher without exposing who I am. Paulo Freire
  • A good teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary. Thomas Carruthers
  • I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. Albert Einstein
  • A nation of unhappy teachers makes for a sadder and more endangered America. Pat Conroy
  • It’s the teacher that makes the difference, not the classroom. Michael Morpurgo.
  • A true teacher defends his students against his own personal influences. Amos Bronson Alcott
  • Like the sun, a teacher enlightens a mind with his love, warmth, and light. Debasish Mridha
  • Of all the hard jobs around, one of the hardest is being a good teacher. Maggie Gallagher
  • The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. Amos Bronson Alcott
  • Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system. Sidney Hook
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When one teaches, two learn. Robert Heinlein


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


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

  • Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor. Soren Kierkegaard
  • I will venture to maintain that where the teacher is not pleasing to the pupil, there is no education. Xenophon
  • If people are well paid for reality television and cotton candy and dunking a basketball, why can’t they be well paid for changing young minds? B.J. Novak
  • It is the ‘Teacher’, that shapes a novice; not only with his studies, but character too. Aniruddha Sastikar
  • It’s good to have a good teacher, but you always need a pretty good student. Grigor Dimitrov
  • Nearly everyone I met, worked with, or read about was my teacher, one way or another. Loretta Young
  • Only one person in a million becomes enlightened without a teacher’s help. Bodhidharma
  • A true teacher is one who, keeping the past alive, is also able to understand the present. Confucius
  • Everyone, in some respect, is a teacher; some just work harder to do it better. Terry Heick
  • There is plenty to be learned even from a bad teacher: what not to do, how not to be. J.K. Rowling


Short Teacher Quotes

  • I touch the future. I teach. Christa McAuliffe
  • I am not a teacher, but an awakener. Robert Frost
  • Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach. Aristotle
  • If you become a teacher, by your pupils you’ll be taught. Oscar Hammerstein II
  • A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart. Author Unknown
  • Love is a better teacher than duty. Albert Einstein
  • Empower Teachers. They need to flourish, not flounder. Kavita Bhupta Ghosh
  • Who dares to teach must never cease to learn. John C. Dana
  • Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students. Charles Kuralt
  • What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches. Karl Menninger
  • A child’s first teacher is its mother. Peng Liyuan
  • Good teachers are good mentors. Lailah Gifty Akita
  • Everybody’s a teacher if you listen. Doris Roberts
  • Good teachers help you believe in yourself. Anita Moorjani
  • When one teaches, two learn. Robert Heinlein
  • Parents, teachers, and politicians should not be judged by their popularity. Min Kim
  • Those who can do, those who can’t teach. George Bernard Shaw
  • When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son. The Talmud
  • A teacher should have maximal authority, and minimal power. Thomas Szasz
  • Ask “How will they learn best?” not “Can they learn?” Jaime Escalante
  • I was born to be a teacher, and I’ll die a teacher. Jacques Parizeau
  • I’ve never had the patience of a teacher. Josh Turner
  • If you don’t have a teacher, you can’t have a disciple. Dallas Willard
  • Real strength has to do with helping others. Fred Rogers
  • Teachers teach someone something, in that order. Samuel Natale
  • Your best teacher is your last mistake. Ralph Nader
  • Your worst enemy is your best teacher. Buddha


Inspirational Teacher Quotes

  • A classroom with twenty students and one teacher has twenty-one students and twenty-one teachers. Karl Kristian Flores
  • We can teach from our experience, but we cannot teach experience. Sasha Azevedo
  • The purpose of teachers should be to add to the sum of human knowers rather than the sum of human knowledge. Stuart Sherman
  • A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron. Horace Mann
  • Good teachers are those who know how little they know. Bad teachers are those who think they know more than they don’t know. R. Verdi
  • If you have some kind of skill to survive, if dishonesty disturbs you, if you avoid evil acts, then you had very good teachers. Amit Kalantri
  • 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
  • My heart is singing for joy this morning! A miracle has happened! The light of understanding has shone upon my little pupil’s mind, and behold, all things are changed! Anne Sullivan
  • If a teacher does not involve himself, his values, his commitments, in the course of discussion, why should the students? Paul Wellstone
  • I have learned that, although I am a good teacher, I am a much better student, and I was blessed to learn valuable lessons from my students on a daily basis. Erin Gruwell
  • A teacher must believe in the value and interest of his subject as a doctor believes in health. Gilbert Highet
  • In a world now so obsessed with speed, we teachers must step back and learn to wait. Adele Devine
  • As teachers we must not guide our students to be the people we wish them to be but elevate them to become the people they were meant to be. Chris Colfer
  • When the teacher is ready, the student will disappear. When the student is truly ready… the teacher will disappear. Lao Tzu
  • Failure is a teacher. It teaches what you ought to learn. Lailah Gifty Akita
  • Half of teachers leave the profession within their first four years, and kids with behavior challenges and their parents are cited as one of the major reasons. Ross W. Greene
  • I remember I used to come up to my teacher crying because I couldn’t read. She would say: ‘You can do this. You just don’t want to do this.’ Max Brooks
  • If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
  • The true aim of everyone who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinions, but to kindle minds. Frederick William Robertson
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Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit. John Steinbeck

Motivational Teacher Quotes

  • Be a wonderful role model because you will be the window through which many children will see their future. Thomas Mckinnon
  • When we strive to become better teachers than we are, everyone in our classroom becomes better too. Robert John Meehan
  • The teacher is the one who gets the most out of the lessons, and the true teacher is the learner. Elbert Hubbard
  • I urge you to be teachers so that you can join with children as the co-collaborators in a plot to build a little place of ecstasy and poetry and gentle joy. Jonathan Kozol
  • If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn. Ignacio Estrada
  • Make a difference, change the game for the better, leave a legacy, be a guide that someone else can follow and make better, and then someone else will follow that and make that better. Carlos Wallace
  • Teach love, generosity, good manners and some of that will drift from the classroom to the home and who knows, the children will be educating the parents. Roger Moore
  • 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
  • If we could say, ‘We are respectful and courteous in our dealing with children, we treat them as we should like to be treated ourselves,’ we should have mastered a great educational principle and be setting an example of good education. Maria Montessori
  • The point of being a teacher is to do more than impart facts, it’s to shape the way students perceive the world, to help a student absorb the rules of a discipline. The teachers who do that get remembered. David Brooks


Funny Teacher Quotes

  • A teacher is a person who never says anything once. Howard Nemerov
  • I’ve got a friend who is a lion tamer. He used to be a school teacher till he lost his nerve. Les Dawson
  • Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward. Vernon Law
  • A professor must have a theory as a dog must have fleas. H. L. Mencken
  • Summer vacation is the time when parents realize that teachers are grossly underpaid. Author Unknown
  • Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years. Gracie Allen
  • Sunday is a teacher’s day of rest: the rest of the laundry, the rest of the housework, and the rest of the papers. Heidi McDonald
  • Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills. Minna Antrim
  • Good teachers are the ones who can challenge young minds without losing their own. Unknown
  • I never did very well in math – I could never seem to persuade the teacher that I hadn’t meant my answers literally. Calvin Trillin
  • I wanted to be an English teacher. I wanted to do it for the corduroy jackets with patches on the side. John Krasinski
  • I regarded homework as a form of torture that the teachers would unleash on me. Steven Magee
  • Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils. Hector Berlioz
  • I’d like to say I was smart enough to finish six grades in five years, but I think perhaps the teacher was just glad to get rid of me. Alan Shepard
  • I’ll never forget the day I went home and told my wife, ‘I’ll never be a kindergarten teacher.’ Matt Nagy
  • Uninterested kidsListening to uninterested teachersTeaching uninteresting topicsWhile having access to the most interesting device of all timeA PHONE!(This is a generalization, I got mad love for teachers). Ethan Castro


Great Teacher Quotes

  • Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher. Japanese Proverb
  • The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. William Arthur Ward
  • A good teacher is a master of simplification and an enemy of simplism. Louis Berman
  • Great teachers have high expectations for their students, but even higher expectations for themselves. Todd Whitaker
  • So what does a good teacher do? Create tension – but just the right amount. Donald Norman
  • There is no recipe to be a great teacher, that’s what is unique about them. Robert Sternberg
  • A real teacher brings out potentials and a good teacher teaches you potential. Adewale Osunsakin
  • AWESOME TEACHERS recognize different abilities, take time to listen, go beyond the textbooks, and inspire from the heart! Tanya Masse
  • The great teachers fill you up with hope and shower you with a thousand reasons to embrace all aspects of life. Pat Conroy
  • Good teachers make the best of a pupil’s means; great teachers foresee a pupil’s ends. Maria Callas
  • They inspire you, they entertain you, and you end up learning a ton even when you don’t know it. Nicholas Sparks
  • A genuine teacher does not seek to impress you with their greatness, but instead to impress upon you that you possess the skills to discover your own. Charles F. Glassman
  • Great teachers empathize with kids, respect them, and believe that each one has something special that can be built upon. Ann Lieberman
  • The best teacher is the one who teaches you how to be your own teacher! Mehmet Murat ildan
  • The great teacher is not the man who supplies the most facts, but the one in whose presence we become different people. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The best teachers are the ones that change their minds. Terry Heick
  • Simply put, the best teachers are the ones you work your tail off for because in the end you just don’t want them to think any less of you. You want and need their approval. Taylor Mali
  • The best teachers become the best teachers by being their own best students. Laurie Gray
  • 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
  • The best teacher in the world is someone who loves what he or she does, and just loves it in front of you. Fred Rogers
  • 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
  • Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own. Nikos Kazantzakis


Positive Teacher Quotes

  • A word of encouragement from a teacher to a child can change a life. John C. Maxwell
  • It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. Albert Einstein
  • A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard. Eliphas Levi
  • A teacher enlarges people in all sorts of ways besides just his subject matter. Wallace Stegner
  • Positive reinforcement is a powerful teaching tool. Heidi McDonald
  • The teacher should be like the conductor in the orchestra, not the trainer in the circus. Abhijit Naskar
  • One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen. Philip Wylie
  • Education is unfolding the wings of head and heart together. The job of a teacher is to push the students out of the nest to strengthen their wings. Amit Ray
  • A great teacher who is full of excitement and love for her students can make all the difference in their lives. Deval Patrick
  • Where your talents and the needs of your students meet there lies your calling as a teacher. Robert John Meehan
  • A teacher’s not going to bother being tough on you for no reason; it’s when they’re not paying you attention that you should worry. Darcey Bussell
  • If you are giving a graduate course you don’t try to impress the students with oratory, you try to challenge them, get them to question you. Noam Chomsky
  • My attitude toward graduate students was different, I must say. I used graduate students as colleagues: I gave them the best problems to work on, and I encouraged them. Frank Press
  • The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior. Marva Collins
  • A good teacher, like a good entertainer, first must hold his audience’s attention, then he can teach his lesson. John Henrik Clarke
  • 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


Teaching Quotes

  • 2 Teach is 2 Touch Lives 4 Ever! Unknown
  • Teaching is the greatest act of optimism. Colleen Wilcox
  • I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think. Socrates
  • Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best. Bob Talbert
  • Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers. Josef Albers
  • The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. Mark Van Doren
  • To know how to suggest is the art of teaching. Henri-Frédéric Amiel
  • If teaching is to be effective with young children, it must assist them to advance on the way to independence. Maria Montessori
  • Teaching is the highest form of understanding. Aristotle
  • The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts. C. S. Lewis
  • It takes generosity to be the one teaching, and humility to be the one being taught. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  • Good teaching is 1/4 preparation and 3/4 theatre. Gail Goldwin
  • …teaching is, after all, a form of show business. Steve Martin
  • The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher. Elbert Hubbard
  • Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit. John Steinbeck
  • For the longest time, you just sound like a broken record, but you have to be consistent when teaching kids. Heidi Klum
  • Teaching is more than imparting knowledge; it is inspiring change. Learning is more than absorbing facts; it is acquiring understanding. William Arthur Ward
  • At it’s highest level, the purpose of teaching is not to teach—it is to inspire the desire for learning. Once a student’s mind is set on fire, it will find a way to provide its own fuel. Sydney J. Harris
  • That’s what teaching is, the art of explanation: presenting the right information in the right order in a memorable way. Taylor Mali
  • I have always admired teachers because teaching, like the priesthood, medicine and writing, is a vocation. You don’t become a teacher because you want wealth. It is the same with writing. F. Sionil Jose
  • 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 honor for me. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
  • If you want quiet in the class, join a monastery of bald-headed corpses. Students don’t learn by keeping quiet, they learn by actively engaging in the conversation. So, don’t try to control your students. If you are teaching right, you’ll be in control. Abhijit Naskar


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