60 Teacher Quotes for Our Inspirational Educators

At the heart of every great educational journey stands a teacher. Teachers are the guiding stars in life. Their impact stretches far beyond the classroom walls, shaping the very foundation of our knowledge and character. Let’s read some of the best teacher quotes and sayings that show their contribution to shaping young minds and nurturing the seeds of future success.

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Teachers are like superheroes in the world of learning. They do many important things to help us grow and become smart. Teachers change our lives by imparting knowledge and understanding to students.

And our educators help us become ready for the world ahead. They teach us life skills that we’ll need when we grow up, like writing, reading, adapting, and problem-solving.

Below there are listed some quotes about teaching that reflect teachers’ contributions that are like stepping stones that lead us towards a bright future. We should be thankful for their hard work and all the ways they help us learn and become better people.

Top 10 Teacher Quotes

  1. “To teach is to learn twice over.” — Joseph Joubert                                                                                     

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    teaching quotes
  2. “In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.” — Phil Collins                                                     

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    quotes about teaching
  3. “It’s the teacher that makes the difference, not the classroom.” — Michael Morpurgo                                  teacher quotes
  4. “Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.” — Bob Talbert                            quotes about teachers
  5. “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” — Henry B. Adams
  6. “To this end, the greatest asset of a school is the personality of the teacher.” — John Strachan
  7. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” — Benjamin Franklin
  8. “A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.” — Brad Henry                                                                   

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    teacher inspirational quotes
  9. “A good teacher is like a candle—it consumes itself to light the way for others.” — Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
  10. “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” — Albert Einstein

Best Teacher Quotes

  1. “I touch the future. I teach.” — Christa McAuliffe
  2. “The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” — Mark Van Doren
  3. “Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.” — Joyce Meyer
  4. “The best teacher of children, in brief, is one who is essentially childlike.” — H. L. Mencken
  5. “Good teachers are the ones who can challenge young minds without losing their own.” — Unknown
  6. “If you have to put someone on a pedestal, put teachers. They are society’s heroes.” — Guy Kawasaki
  7. “A teacher’s job is to take a bunch of live wires and see that they are well-grounded.” — Darwin D. Martin
  8. “The duties of a teacher are neither few nor small, but they elevate the mind and give energy to the character.” — Dorothea Dix
  9. “One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.” — Carl Jung
  10. “Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.” — Scott Hayden
  11. “If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.” — Proverb

Famous Quotes About Teacher

  1. “I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” — Robert Frost
  2. “Nine-tenths of education is encouragement.” — Anatole France
  3. “Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.” — Aristotle
  4. “The best teachers are the ones that change their minds.” — Terry Heick
  5. “The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.” — C. S. Lewis
  6. “Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.” — Japanese Proverb
  7. “I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.” — Lily Tomlin
  8. “Your heart is slightly larger than the average human heart, but that’s because you’re a teacher.” — Aaron Bacall
  9. “The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see.” — Alexandra K. Trenfor
  10. Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids to work together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.” — Bill Gates

Quotes About Teaching

  1. “Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.” — Colleen Wilcox
  2. “A well educated mind will always have more questions than answers.” — Helen Keller
  3. “It is not what is poured into the student, but what is planted, that counts.” — E.P. Bertin
  4. “One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world.” — Malala Yousafzai
  5. “Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” — John C. Maxwell
  6. “The fact that you worry about being a good teacher, means that you already are one.” — Jodi Picoult
  7. “Teaching: the only profession where you steal things from home and bring them to work.” — Unknown
  8. “Great teachers empathize with kids, respect them, and believe that each one has something special that can be built upon.” — Ann Lieberman
  9. “Teaching is a calling too. And I’ve always thought that teachers in their way are holy—angels leading their flocks out of the darkness.” — Jeannette Walls
  10. “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.

Teaching Quotes For Our Educators

If you are looking for nice things to say to your teacher then these amazing quotes for teachers and teaching are perfect to appreciate their hard work.

Whether it’s teacher appreciation week, teacher’s day, or your teacher’s birthday, or retirement, these wonderful messages are great to honor them.

  1. “You don’t just TEACH you INSPIRE.” — Unknown
  2. “A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart.” — Unknown                                                heart touching quotes for teachers
  3. “A truly amazing teacher is hard to find and impossible to forget.” — Unknown
  4. “Teaching is not a job. It’s a lifestyle. It permeates your whole life.” — Jill Biden
  5. “Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.” — Unknown                                               

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    quotes for teachers
  6. “The wonder of teaching is watching caterpillars become butterflies.” — Unknown                                           

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    teacher sayings
  7. “Educators are the only people who lose sleep over other people’s kids.” — Nicholas A. Ferroni
  8. “Behind every child who believes in themselves is a teacher who believed in them first.” — Unknown
  9. “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” — Carl W. Buechner
  10. “A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils.” — Ever Garrison

Inspirational Quotes for Teachers

  1. “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” — Margaret Mead
  2. Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.” — William Butler Yeats
  3. “[Kids] don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.” — Jim Henson
  4. “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” — Malcolm X
  5. “Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.” —Solomon Ortiz
  6. “Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.” — Sidney Hook
  7. “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
  8. “Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of the individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honor for me.” — A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
  9. “True teachers 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
  10. “You are the best teacher and the truest means to a life-changing academic success, growth, and development. I have you to thank for counting me worth the time and the commitment you’ve given over the years.” — Unknown

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