155 Teachers And Teaching Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of teachers and teaching quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about teachers day.

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The Most Famous Teachers And Teaching Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever. — Walt Disney

There will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how you use them. — Friedrich Nietzsche

If I remained silent and you remained silent, then who will teach the ignorant? — Ibn Taymiyyah

Children learn more from what you are than what you teach. — W. E. B. Du Bois

Life is like a confused teacher...first she gives the test and then teaches the lesson — Drake

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change. — Carl Rogers

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. — Albert Einstein

Don't try to fix the students, fix ourselves first. The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior. When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed. — Marva Collins

When you learn, teach, when you get, give. — Maya Angelou

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

Short Teachers And Teaching Quotes

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  • You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself. — Dale Carnegie
  • The best CEOs I know are teachers, and at the core of what they teach is strategy. — Michael Porter
  • The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior. — Marva Collins
  • A garden is a grand teacher... above all it teaches entire trust. — Gertrude Jekyll
  • Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers. — Josef Albers
  • I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. — Albert Einstein
  • Anyone who keeps learning stays young. — Henry Ford
  • Rewards and punishments are the lowest form of education. — Zhuangzi
  • What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches. — Karl A. Menninger
  • None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. — Thurgood Marshall

Teachers And Teaching Image Quotes

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Teachers and teaching quote by Malala Yousafzai

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

Teachers and teaching quote by Karl A. Menninger

What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches. — Karl A. Menninger

Teachers and teaching quote Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a less
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.

Who Is A Teacher Quotes

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A teacher in a differentiated classroom does not classify herself as someone who ‘already differentiates instruction.’ Rather that teacher is fully aware that every hour of teaching, every day in the classroom can reveal one more way to make the classroom a better match for its learners. — Carol Ann Tomlinson

The leader is a teacher who succeeds without taking credit. And, because credit is not taken, credit is received. — Lao Tzu

What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows. — Paulo Coelho

Teachers and teaching quote The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what
The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see.

To me dogs are not the students, not the ones that need training. To me a dog is a teacher of life, who teaches us the principles of the most important moral values; honesty, integrity, loyalty, trust, respect and love. — Cesar Millan

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. — Abdul Kalam

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

Teachers and teaching quote Your best teacher is your last mistake
Your best teacher is your last mistake

A good teacher is one who can understand those who are not very good at explaining, and explain to those who are not very good at understanding. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

The teacher is no longer merely the-one-who-teaches, but one who is him/herself taught in dialogue with the students, who in turn while being taught also teach. They become jointly responsible for a process in which all grow. — Paulo Freire

Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me. — Fred Rogers

I do think we know that a teacher who knows what he or she is doing, knows their subject matter, and knows how to impart knowledge to kids is a critical piece of closing the achievement gap. — Margaret Spellings

Teachers Day Quotes

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Teenagers these days are out of control. They eat like pigs, they are disrespectful of adults, they interrupt and contradict their parents, and they terrorize their teachers. — Aristotle

When I miss class for one day, I know it. When I miss class for two days, my teacher knows it. When I miss class for three days, the audience knows it. — Rudolf Nureyev

Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if 5 September is observed as Teachers' Day. — Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Teachers and teaching quote The best teachers are those who show you where yo look, but don't tell you what
The best teachers are those who show you where yo look, but don't tell you what to see.

The Voice There is a voice inside of you That whispers all day long, "I feel this is right for me, I know that this is wrong." No teacher, preacher, parent, friend Or wise man can decide What's right for you--just listen to The voice that speaks inside. — Shel Silverstein

Iowa is home to teachers, farmers, lawyers, factory workers, and many others who work hard every day to provide the best for their families and their future. — Leonard Boswell

Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love. — Stevie Wonder

Teachers and teaching quote Your teacher can open the door, but you must enter by yourself
Your teacher can open the door, but you must enter by yourself

Collecting a teacher’s knowledge may help us solve the challenges of the day but understanding how a teacher thinks can help us navigate the challenges of a lifetime. — Adam Grant

I'd never been a teacher before, and here I was starting my first day with these eager students. There was a shortage of teachers, and they had been without a math teacher for six months. They were so excited to learn math. — Andrew Shue

I wanted to be an English teacher. I wanted to do it for the corduroy jackets with patches on the side. When I got to college, as I was walking across campus one day, I ripped off a little flyer for this sketch-comedy group. It ended up being one of the greatest things I've ever done. — John Krasinski

No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another. Thank you. — Joseph Addison

Education And Teachers Quotes

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All of life is education and everybody is a teacher and everybody is forever a pupil. — Abraham Maslow

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. — Albert Einstein

Education must begin with the solution of the teacher-student contradiction, by reconciling the poles of the contradiction so that both are simultaneously teachers and students. — Paulo Freire

Teachers and teaching quote Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.
Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.

Learning is never done without errors and defeat. — Vladimir Lenin

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Music can change the world. — Ludwig van Beethoven

Education, you know, means broadening, advancing; and if you limit a teacher to only one side of anything, the whole country will eventually have only one thought, be one individual. I believe in teaching every aspect of every problem or theory. — John T. Scopes

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Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn, and you will. — Vernon Howard

If I ran a school, I'd give the average grade to the ones who gave me all the right answers, for being good parrots. I'd give the top grades to those who made a lot of mistakes and told me about them, and then told me what they learned from them. — R. Buckminster Fuller

Parents teach in the toughest school in the world - The School for Making People. You are the board of education, the principal, the classroom teacher, and the janitor. — Virginia Satir

More important than the curriculum is the question of the methods of teaching and the spirit in which the teaching is given — Bertrand Russell

Being A Teacher Quotes

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A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others. — Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

What is desired is that the teacher ceased being a lecturer, satisfied with transmitting ready-made solutions. His role should rather be that of a mentor stimulating initiative and research. — Jean Piaget

Let me be a free man, free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to talk, think and act for myself — and I will obey every law or submit to the penalty. — Chief Joseph

Teachers and teaching quote You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spir
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.

My grandmother was an English teacher for a while. And she stressed to me the importance of reading, being able to articulate well. — Kevin Gates

Success is its own reward, but failure is a great teacher too, and not to be feared. — Sonia Sotomayor

We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. Knowing the contents of a few works of literature is a trivial achievement. Being inclined to go on reading is a great achievement. — B. F. Skinner

Teachers and teaching quote Your best teacher is your last mistake.
Your best teacher is your last mistake.

Peace is within oneself to be found in the same place as agitation and suffering. It is not found in a forest or on a hilltop, nor is it given by a teacher. Where you experience suffering, you can also find freedom from suffering. Trying to run away from suffering is actually to run toward it. — Ajahn Chah

Bipolar disorder can be a great teacher. It's a challenge, but it can set you up to be able to do almost anything else in your life. — Carrie Fisher

Children must have at least one person who believes in them. It could be a counselor, a teacher, a preacher, a friend. It could be you. You never know when a little love, a little support will plant a small seed of hope. — Marian Wright Edelman

A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard. — Eliphas Levi

School Teachers Quotes

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Don't let anyone tell you that standardized tests are not accurate measures. The truth of the matter is they offer a remarkably precise method for gauging the size of the houses near the school where the test was administered. — Alfie Kohn

We imagine a school in which students and teachers excitedly and joyfully stretch themselves to their limits in pursuit of projects built on their own visions … not one that that merely succeeds in making apathetic students satisfy minimal standards. — Seymour Papert

When I was in school the teachers told me practice makes perfect; then they told me nobody’s perfect so I stopped practicing. — Steven Wright

Teachers and teaching quote The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demo
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

Without God, life is like a school without a teacher. It is a wire with no current passing through it; it is a body with no soul. — Sathya Sai Baba

Grades don't measure anything other than your relevant obedience to a manager. — John Taylor Gatto

Ballet found me. I was discovered by a teacher in middle school. I always danced, my whole life. I never had any training, never was exposed to seeing dance, but I always had something inside of me. — Misty Copeland

Teachers and teaching quote A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others
A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.

Learning, while at school, that the charge for the education of girls was the same as that for boys, and that, when they became teachers, women received only half as much as men for their services, the injustice of this distinction was so apparent. — Lucretia Mott

Kids don't fail. Teachers fail, school systems fail. The people who teach children that they are failures, they are the problem. — Marva Collins

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 Coloroso

The Internet is the best school ever created. The best peers are on the Internet. The best books are on the Internet. The best teachers are on the Internet. — Naval Ravikant

Teaching And Learning Quotes

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Children have real understanding only of that which they invent themselves, and each time that we try to teach them too quickly, we keep them from reinventing it themselves. — Jean Piaget

Bear in mind that brains and learning, like muscle and physical skill, are articles of commerce. They are bought and sold. You can hire them by the year or by the hour. The only thing in the world not for sale is character. — Antonin Scalia

What a child can do today with assistance, she will be able to do by herself tomorrow. — Lev S. Vygotsky

Teachers and teaching quote A teacher is more than a test score and so is a child.
A teacher is more than a test score and so is a child.

Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results. — John Dewey

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn. — Benjamin Franklin

My people are going to learn the principles of democracy, the dictates of truth and the teachings of science. Superstition must go. — Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Men are most virile and most attractive between the ages of 35 and 55. Under 35 a man has too much to learn, and I don't have time to teach him. — Hedy Lamarr

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. — Henry David Thoreau

The best thing parents can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. — Carol S. Dweck

When someone is taught the joy of learning, it becomes a life-long process that never stops, a process that creates a logical individual. That is the challenge and joy of teaching. — Marva Collins

Teaching Education Quotes

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The biggest mistake of past centuries in teaching has been to treat all students as if they were variants of the same individual and thus to feel justified in teaching them all the same subjects the same way. — Howard Gardner

No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them. Nobody is going to teach you your true history, teach you your true heroes, if they know that that knowledge will help set you free. — Assata Shakur

You can't teach people everything they need to know. The best you can do is position them where they can find what they need to know when they need to know it. — Seymour Papert

The scandal of education is that every time you teach something, you deprive a [student] of the pleasure and benefit of discovery. — Seymour Papert

Don’t just teach your children to read… Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything. — George Carlin

We learn... 10% of what we read 20% of what we hear 30% of what we see 50% of what we both hear and see 70% of what is discussed 80% of what we experience personally 95% of what we teach to someone else — William Glasser

Do not indoctrinate your children. Teach them how to think for themselves, how to evaluate evidence, and how to disagree with you. — Richard Dawkins

Just remember the world is not a playground but a schoolroom. Life is not a holiday but an education. One eternal lesson for us all: to teach us how better we should love. — Barbara Jordan

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.

True 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 their own. — Nikos Kazantzakis

Teachers Make A Difference Quotes

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That is the difference between good teachers and great teachers: good teachers make the best of a pupil's means; great teachers foresee a pupil's ends. My teacher was Ferruccio CusinatiMaria Callas

I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives. — Tracy Chapman

Not to belittle what we do as actors, but my wife Helen is a teacher, and she makes a real difference to kids. So it's unusual to see people thinking of us as something special. — Colin O'Donoghue

Here, let me break it down for you, so you know what I say is true: Teachers? Teachers make a difference! Now what about you? — Taylor Mali

We know the parental support, community support, makes a difference. It's not just the metrics of testing and putting pressure on the schools and on the teachers. — Donna Shalala

It is a different genre - a show about something other than doctors, lawyers and cops. Teachers are something completely different. I think it makes for very interesting television — Chi McBride

Teachers make a difference, and we would serve our students better by focusing on attracting and retaining the quality teachers by raising teacher pay. — Jeb Bush

You don’t become a teacher to make a world of money. You become a teacher to make a world of difference. — Charles M. Blow

I think comedy is no different now than it was at other points. It takes a long time to get good and know how to distill what makes you funny beyond the realm of standup, which is what I'm trying to do with 'Teachers Lounge.' — Ted Alexandro

A great teacher who is full of excitement and love for her students can make all the difference in their lives. — Deval Patrick

Parents And Teachers Quotes

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By learning to yield to the loving authority of his parents, a child learns to submit to other forms of authority which will confront him later in his life — his teachers, school principal, police, neighbors and employers. — James Dobson

So please, parents, teachers and other custodians of our children’s future, let us not confine our children to a syllabus. Let us expose them to life, and of course, also to academics. Let us not only count their marks, but also, make their life count. — Mahatria Ra

Whether we are poets or parents or teachers or artists or gardeners, we must start where we are and use what we have. In the process of creation and relationship, what seems mundane and trivial may show itself to be a holy, precious part of a pattern. — Luci Shaw

Education and the process of educating is a total integral, contextual situation which includes students, teachers, parents, administration and environment. — Jean Houston

You must completely dedicate yourselves to it. To do less will be to let down your country, your state, your parents, your teachers, and ultimately, yourselves. Remember this: The only good citizen is the well-educated citizen. — Homer Hickam

It is very easy to conform to what your society or your parents and teachers tell you. That is a safe and easy way of existing; but that is not living...To live is to find out for yourself what is true. — Jiddu Krishnamurti

It is a lonely existence to be a child with a disability which no-one can see or understand, you exasperate your teachers, you disappoint your parents, and worst of all you know that you are not just stupid. — Susan Hampshire

Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations. — Bob Beauprez

Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three. — Confucius

The business of both parent and teacher is to enable and to help the child to educate himself, to develop his own intellectual, moral, aesthetic and practical capacities and to grow freely as an organic being, not to be kneaded and pressured into form like an inert plastic material — Sri Aurobindo

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More Teachers And Teaching Quotes

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Students do not need to be labeled or measured any more than they are. They don't need more Federal funds, grants, and gimmicks. What they need from us is common sense, dedication, and bright, energetic teachers who believe that all children are achievers and who take personally the failure of any one child. — Marva Collins

You see, no one can teach anybody. The teacher spoils everything by thinking that he is teaching. Thus Vedanta says that within man is all knowledge-even in a boy it is so-and it requires only an awakening, and that much is the work of a teacher. — Sayings

A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust. — Gertrude Jekyll

There's no word in the language I revere more than 'teacher.' My heart sings when a kid refers to me as his teacher, and it always has. I've honored myself and the entire family of man by becoming a teacher. — Pat Conroy

I don't want you to praise me...Some praise me because I am a colored girl, and I don't want that kind of praise. I had rather you would point out my defects, for that will teach me something. — Edmonia Lewis

Ours may become the first civilization destroyed, not by the power of our enemies, but by the ignorance of our teachers and the dangerous nonsense they are teaching our children. In an age of artificial intelligence, they are creating artificial stupidity. — Thomas Sowell

We do not wish to abolish teaching and to make every man his own master, but if the curates will not teach the gospel, the layman must have the Scripture, and read it for himself, taking God for his teacher. — William Tyndale

I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or dehumanized. — Haim Ginott

The most important single factor influencing learning is what the learner already knows. Ascertain this and teach him accordingly. — David Ausubel

Many teachers think of children as immature adults. It might lead to better and more 'respectful' teaching, if we thought of adults as atrophied children. — Keith Johnstone

Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth. — Helen Caldicott

Bureaucratic solutions to problems of practice will always fail because effective teaching is not routine, students are not passive, and questions of practice are not simple, predictable, or standardized. Consequently, instructional decisions cannot be formulated on high then packaged and handed down to teachers. — Linda Darling-Hammond

Life and time are the best two teachers. Life teaches us to make good use of time and time teaches us the value of life. — Jay Shetty

To improve our schools, we have to humanize them and make education personal to every student and teacher in the system. Education is always about relationships. Great teachers are not just instructors and test administrators: They are mentors, coaches, motivators, and lifelong sources of inspiration to their students. — Ken Robinson

The most effective teacher will always be biased, for the chief force in teaching is confidence and enthusiasm. — Joyce Cary

I am firm in my belief that a teacher lives on and on through his students. Good teaching is forever and the and the teacher is immortal. — Jesse Stuart

Teachers need to integrate technology seamlessly into the curriculum instead of viewing it as an add-on, an afterthought, or an event. — Heidi Hayes Jacobs

I hoped to get instruction in Yoga, expected wonderful teachings, but what the teacher did was mainly to force me to face the darkness within myself and it almost killed me.... I was beaten down in every sense until I had to come to terms with that in me which I kept rejecting all my life. — Irina Tweedie

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