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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