Teacher Quotes

A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.-Brad Henry

 

 

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

 

 

Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.-Solomon Ortiz

 

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.-John Steinbeck

 

 

Failure is a great teacher, and I think when you make mistakes and you recover from them and you treat them as valuable learning experiences, then you’ve got something to share.-Steve Harvey

 

I touch the future. I teach. – Christa McAuliffe

 

Your best teacher is your last mistake.-Ralph Nader

 

 

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

 

 

You never stop learning. If you have a teacher, you never stop being a student.-Elisabeth Rohm

 

 

Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students.-Charles Kuralt

 

 

 

To this end the greatest asset of a school is the personality of the teacher.-John Strachan

 

A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience’s attention, then he can teach his lesson.-John Henrik Clarke

 

We spend the first twelve months of our children’s lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.-Phyllis Diller

 

 

 

I was lucky that I met the right mentors and teachers at the right moment.-James Levine

 

 

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.-Carl Jung

 

None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody – a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns – bent down and helped us pick up our boots.-Thurgood Marshall

 

 

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.-Khalil Gibran

 

 

I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good teacher. – Temple Grandin

 

 

One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen.-Philip Wylie

 

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

 

I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.-Alexander the Great

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.-Carter G. Woodson

 

 

 

We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.-Maria Montessori

 

 

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

 

 

A good teacher is a determined person.-Gilbert Highet

 

 

Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges. – Joyce Meyer

 

 

The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.-Simone Weil

 

 

Every child should have a caring adult in their lives. And that’s not always a biological parent or family member. It may be a friend or neighbor. Often times it is a teacher.-Joe Manchin

 

 

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.-Anatole France

 

 

When I was in junior high school, the teachers voted me the student most likely to end up in the electric chair.-Sylvester Stallone

 

 

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

 

 

Everybody’s a teacher if you listen.-Doris Roberts

 

 

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.-William Hazlitt

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

A professor is someone who talks in someone else’s sleep. – W. H. Auden

 

 

History is Philosophy teaching by example.-Thucydides

 

 

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.-Swami Vivekananda

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

If I can make a teacher’s salary doing comedy, I think that’s better than being a teacher.-Dave Chappelle

 

 

 

Only one person in a million becomes enlightened without a teacher’s help.-Bodhidharma

 

 

A child’s learning is a function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher.-James S. Coleman

 

 

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

 

 

I saw as a teacher how, if you take that spark of learning that those children have, and you ignite it, you can take a child from any background to a lifetime of creativity and accomplishment.-Paul Wellstone

 

The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-trust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciples.-Amos Bronson Alcott

 

 

What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.-Thomas Carlyle

 

 

The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

 

 

If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.-Confucius

 

 

 

A teacher is a person who never says anything once.-Howard Nemerov

 

 

The thing I loved the most – and still love the most about teaching – is that you can connect with an individual or a group, and see that individual or group exceed their limits.-Mike Krzyzewski

 

 

When people lack teachers, their tendencies are not corrected; when they do not have ritual and moral principles, then their lawlessness is not controlled.-Xun Kuang

 

 

Please stop teaching my children that everyone gets a trophy just for participating. What is this, the Nobel Prize? Not everybody gets a trophy.-Glenn Beck

 

 

TV is bigger than any story it reports. It’s the greatest teaching tool since the printing press.-Fred W. Friendly

 

 

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

 

 

We expert teachers know that motivation and emotional impact are what matter.-Donald Norman

 

 

Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.-Soren Kierkegaard

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