26 inspirational quotes for Teachers

2017-09-20


We’ve sought to distinguish the important role that a teacher can play in shaping our lives, aiding our development and providing us all with an inquisitive edge.


A teacher is one who inspires us, guides us, enlightens and motivates us. All of these quotes serve to remind us of the power of teaching and of the influence it has on people every day.


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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Nelson Mandela, politician and anti‐apartheid revolutionary


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“When one teaches, two learn.”

Robert Heinlein, author


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“Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.”

Joyce Meyer, author


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“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.”

Mark Van Doren, American poet


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“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, journalist


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“One book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world.”

Malala Yousafzai, youngest‐ever Nobel Prize laureate


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“A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.”

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Republic of Turkey


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“The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more than you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

Dr Seuss, author


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

Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist


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“Never discourage anyone… who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.”

Plato, philosopher


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

Lily Tomlin, actress comedian and writer


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“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember; involve me and I will learn.”

Xunzi, Chinese philosopher


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“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”

Margaret Mead, cultural anthropologist


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“We are not ‘just’ teachers, we are the managers of the world’s greatest resource: children!”

Robert John Meehan, author


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“Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.”

Roald Dahl, author


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“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, Italian educator


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“I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.”

Alexander the Great, King of the Ancient Greek Kingdom of Macedon


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“There is no recipe to be a great teacher, that’s what is unique about them.”

Robert Sternberg, psychologist


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“When you talk, you are merely repeating something you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.”

Dalai Lama


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

Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist


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“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”

William Arthur Ward, writer


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“Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.”

Sidney Hook, philosopher


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“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.”

C.S Lewis, writer


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“A hero can be anyone from Gandhi to your classroom teacher, anyone who can show courage when faced with a problem. A hero is someone who is willing to help others in his or her best capacity.”

Ricky Martin, musician


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“The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.”

B.B King, musician


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“The expert in anything was once a beginner.”

Helen Hayes, actress


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