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Teacher Quotes

“[Kids] don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.” 
― Jim Henson,

“Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honor for me.”
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

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

“Wisdom cannot be imparted. The wisdom that a wise man attempts to impart always sounds like foolishness to someone else … Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.” 
― Hermann Hesse, 

“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

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

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

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” 
― William Arthur Ward

“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

“I am a teacher. It’s how I define myself. A good teacher isn’t someone who gives the answers out to their kids but is understanding of needs and challenges and gives tools to help other people succeed. That’s the way I see myself, so whatever it is that I will do eventually after politics, it’ll have to do a lot with teaching.”
Justin Trudeau

“The influence of teachers extends beyond the classroom, well into the future.”
F. Sionil Jose

“It would seem that you have no useful skill or talent whatsoever,” he said. “Have you thought of going into teaching?” 
― Terry Pratchett,

“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

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

“Teachers are our greatest public servants; they spend their lives educating our young people and shaping our nation for tomorrow.”
Solomon Ortiz

“Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.” 
― Aristotle

“A word of encouragement from a teacher to a child can change a life. A word of encouragement from a spouse can save a marriage. A word of encouragement from a leader can inspire a person to reach her potential.”
John C. Maxwell

“To be successful in anything, you have to have a passion for it, and that leads to being enthusiastic and demanding. I didn’t have it for history. So I wouldn’t have been a good teacher in that area. But I had it for basketball. And that’s what coaching is at every level: it’s about teaching.” Jeff Van Gundy

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

“In learning, you will teach, and in teaching, you will learn.” 
― Phil Collin

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

“I have learned that, although I am a good teacher, I am a much better student, and I was blessed to learn valuable lessons from my students on a daily basis. They taught me the importance of teaching to a student – and not to a test.”
Erin Gruwell

“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

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” 
― Malala Yousafzai,

“Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.”
Bill Gates

“It’s good to have a good teacher, but you always need a pretty good student.”
Grigor Dimitrov

“Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops.
Henry Brooks Adams

“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

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

“Find a good teacher that will keep the game fun. Work hard and don’t be afraid to have success or disappointment. That is what golf is all about.”
Paula Creamer

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

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” 
― Antoine de Saint

“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

“When I go to bed at night, I ask God to give me another day; I ask him to keep me strong and make me a good teacher and to keep spreading this right word.”
Richard Simmons

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

“You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.” 
― Galileo

“To be successful in anything, you have to have a passion for it, and that leads to being enthusiastic and demanding. I didn’t have it for history. So I wouldn’t have been a good teacher in that area. But I had it for basketball. And that’s what coaching is at every level: it’s about teaching.” Jeff Van Gundy

“A good teacher is a determined person.”
Gilbert Highet

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

“Don’t fuck with an English major. They keep lots of useless crap trapped in their heads. Once in a while, they let some of it out and it bites you square on the ass.” 
― P.C. Cast, 

“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

“China’s Republican politics is like a child who just started schooling. He must have a good teacher and be surrounded by good friends. By the same token, the Chinese people, new to Republican politics, must be educated properly. The revolutionary government should be the people’s tutor to impart advanced awareness and experience.”
Sun Yat-sen

“Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.”
Aristotle

“If a man is to shed the light of the sun upon other men, he must, first of all, have it within himself.” 
― Romain Rolland

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

“So what does a good teacher do? Create tension – but just the right amount.”
Donald Norman

“The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.”
Khalil Gibran

“Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.” 
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Sports are such a great teacher. I think of everything they’ve taught me: camaraderie, humility, how to resolve differences.”
Kobe Bryant

“Jesus isn’t lettin’ you off the hook. The Scriptures don’t let you off the hook so easily… When people say, you know, ‘Good teacher’, ‘Prophet’, ‘Really nice guy’ … this is not how Jesus thought of Himself.”
Bono

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

“Positive expectations are the mark of the superior personality.” 
― Brian Tracy

“Sports are such a great teacher. I think of everything they’ve taught me: camaraderie, humility, how to resolve differences.”
Kobe Bryant

“Fear is not a good teacher. The lessons of fear are quickly forgotten. Mary Catherine.”
Bateson

“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

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

“I have learned that, although I am a good teacher, I am a much better student, and I was blessed to learn valuable lessons from my students on a daily basis. They taught me the importance of teaching to a student – and not to a test.”
Erin Gruwell

“There’s many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.”
Flannery O’Connor

“So what does a good teacher do? Create tension — but just the right amount.”
Donald Norman

“Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.” 
― Plato,

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

” I feel like I’d be a really good teacher. I would go for middle school… those high schoolers would be difficult to deal with.”
Meagan Tandy

“Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.” 
― Jacques Barzun

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

“The duties of a teacher are neither few nor small, but they elevate the mind and give energy to the character.”
Dorothea Dix

“The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without a teacher.” 
― Elbert Hubbard

“One time, the teacher was the storehouse of knowledge. That will no longer be so. So what would a teacher do? A very good teacher will play the role of augmenter. Also, the teacher will be located anywhere and helping students.”
Shiv Nadar

“You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.”
 Dr. Seuss

“Seek opportunities to show you care. The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference.” 
― John Wooden

“My parents being Bengali, we always had music in our house. My Nani was a trained classical singer, who taught my mum, who, in turn, was my first teacher. Later I would travel almost 70 km to the nearest town, Kota, to learn music from my guru Mahesh Sharmaji, who was also the principal of the music college there.”
Shreya Ghoshal

“I will venture to maintain that where the teacher is not pleasing to the pupil, there is no education.”
Xenophon

“Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, teachers.” 
― Richard Bach,

“Find a good teacher that will keep the game fun. Work hard and don’t be afraid to have success or disappointment. That is what golf is all about.”
Paula Creamer

“The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves” 
― Joseph Campbell

“My mornings start with mom coming into my bedroom and waking me up, or trying to wake me up, and then I go back to sleep. Then my mom wakes me up again and yells at me. Then she’ll get me to wake up, and I’ll get dressed and go to school. We go to school, and my teacher tells me that I didn’t do the homework well enough. And that’s that.”
Alex Wolff

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

“The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer.”
Alice Wellington Rollins,

“A teacher is one who helps others and influences live forever.” 
Catherine Pulsifer 

“My sister and I cooked a lot together; my sister was a very healthy vegetarian. She was always a really good teacher for me about organics, recycling, composting -whenever you hear me talk about it, it’s usually because of my sister’s influence.”
Guy Fieri

“When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts.”
Dalai Lama

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

“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,

“As a general rule, teachers teach more by what they are than by what they say”

“The duties of a teacher are neither few nor small, but they elevate the mind and give energy to the character.”
Dorothea Dix

“There’s no word in the language I revere more than a 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,

“Each of my teachers made a great impression on me, but a few, in particular, touched my mind and changed my life.”
 Richard Nixon

“The fitness of the pupil is shown in his love for the acquisition of knowledge, his willingness to receive instruction, his reverence for learned and virtuous men, his attendance upon the teacher, and his execution of orders.”
Dayananda Saraswati

 “It is a greater work to educate a child, in the true and large sense of that phrase, than to rule a state.”
William Ellery Channing

“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 

“When I was a teacher, I definitely noticed bullying happening, and I noticed people choosing to be quiet when they should speak up. And so for me, as a teacher, it wasn’t just about advocating for students who were being picked on but trying to teach the bystanders how to speak up and not be afraid.”
Natasha Rothwell

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

“A teacher is never a giver of truth – he is a guide, a pointer to the truth that each student must fend for himself. A good teacher is merely a catalyst.”
Bruce Lee 

“I think it goes back to my high school days. In computer class, the first assignment was to write a program to print the first 100 Fibonacci numbers. Instead, I wrote a program that would steal passwords of students. My teacher gave me an A.”
Kevin Mitnick

“I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession.”
John Wooden

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

“I was very studious, too much. I would never go out at weekends. I was very serious. You should have seen me in class – I was blushing and sweating every time the teacher asked me something.”
Eva Green

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

“The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.”
 Kahlil Gibran