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Motivational Teacher Quotes in Honor of Teacher Appreciation

Famous Quotes On Teachers

“A teacher’s influence cannot be erased.” ~ Author Unknown ( Motivational Teacher Quotes )

“A teacher’s job is to take a bunch of live wires and see that they are well-grounded.” ~ D. Martin

“A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart.” ~ Author Unknown

“A truly special teacher is very wise, and sees tomorrow in every child’s eyes.” ~ Author Unknown

“Being a new teacher is like trying to fly a plane while building it.” ~ Rick Smith

“Being a teacher is a very colorful job.” ~ Heidi McDonald

famous quotes on teachers

“A cross-eyed teacher can keep twice the number of children in order than any other, because the pupils do not know who she’s looking at.” ~ John R. Kemble, Four Hundred Laughs

“Administrators need to shift from being controllers to enablers, so as to liberate the energies and talents of the teachers.” ~ Steve Denning ( Motivational Teacher Quotes )

“A gifted teacher is not only prepared to meet the needs of today’s child, but is also prepared to foresee the hopes and dreams in every child’s future.” ~ Robert John Meehan

“A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank … but the world may be a better place because I made a difference in the life of a child.” ~ Forest Witcraft

“A key to growing as a teacher is to keep company mainly with teachers who uplift you, whose presence inspire you and whose dedication drives you.” ~ Robert John Meehan

“A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.” ~ Patricia Neal

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

inspirational teacher quotes

“A teacher has to be a prophet who can look into the future and see the world of tomorrow into which the children of today must fit.” ~ Author Unknown ( Motivational Teacher Quotes )

“A teacher has two jobs; fill young minds with knowledge, yes, but more important, give those minds a compass so that that knowledge doesn’t go to waste.” ~ Mr. Holland’s Opus

“A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils.” ~ Ever Garrison

“A teacher is never too smart to learn from his pupils.” ~ Bill Bowerman

“A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.” ~ Thomas Carruthers

“Discover wildlife: be a teacher!” ~ Author Unknown

“Don’t feel overwhelmed by the pyramid of work that is in front of you. Just remember to take one step at a time.” ~ Heidi McDonald

Inspirational Teacher Quotes

“I cannot teach anybody anything; I can only make them think.” – Socrates

short teacher quotes

“Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.” – Colleen Wilcox

“If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.” – Chinese Proverb

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” – John Dewey

“What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.” – Joseph Addison

“Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions.” – Unknown

“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” – Confucius

“If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.” – Jim Rohn

“The dream begins, most of the time, with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you on to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth.” – Dan Rather

“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” – Mark Van Doren

Teacher Quotes Funny

“Every child deserves a champion—an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” – Rita Pierson

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

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher. – Japanese Proverb
A good teacher is like a candle—it consumes itself to light the way for others.” – Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

“Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats

“Teaching is more than imparting knowledge; it is inspiring change. Learning is more than absorbing facts; it is acquiring understanding.” – William Arthur Ward

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

“You can teach a student a lesson for a day, but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.” – Clay P. Bedford

Top Teacher Quotes

“Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.” – Bob Talbert

“Nine-tenths of education is encouragement.” – Anatole France

Top teacher quotes

“Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.” – Scott Hayden

“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X

“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” – Robert Frost

“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” – Mark Van Doren

“To teach is to learn twice over.” – Joseph Joubert

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry B. Adams

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yates

“They may forget what you said but they will not forget how you made them feel.” – Carl Buechner

“All students can learn and succeed, but not in the same way and not in the same day.” – William G. Spady

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

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

“It’s the teacher that makes the difference, not the classroom.” – Michael Morpurgo

“Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theatre.” – Gail Goldwin

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

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

“I touch the future. I teach.” – Christa McAuliffe

“I am a teacher born and bred, and I believe in the advocacy of teachers. It’s a calling. We want our students to feel impassioned and empowered.” – Erin Gruwell

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

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

“To this end, the greatest asset of a school is the personality of the teacher.” – John Strachan

“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” – Sydney J. Harris

“In education, technology can be a life-changer, a game changer, for kids who are both in school and out of school.” – Queen Rania of Jordan

“What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.” – Joseph Addison

“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” – Confucius

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.” – Japanese Proverb

You Are The Best Teacher Quotes

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” –Henry Brooks Adams ( Best Teacher Quotes )

“Not all superheroes have capes, some have Teaching Degrees.” –Author Unknown

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

“Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.” –Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers)

“Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.” – Lady Bird Johnson ( Best Teacher Quotes )

“The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.” – Robert M. Hutchins

 

“Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.” – Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers)

“Not all superheroes wear capes, some having teaching degrees.” – Unknown Author

“One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.” – Carl Jung ( Motivational Teacher Quotes )

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

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

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

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

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X

“What a teacher writes on the blackboard of life can never be erased.” – Unknown Author

“Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.” – Bob Talbert ( Motivational Teacher Quotes )

“Give me a fish and I eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime.” – Chinese Proverb

“A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart.” – Unknown Author

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” – John Dewey

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

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

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

Teacher Quotes Funny

“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.” ~ Frank Zappa ( Motivational Teacher Quotes )

“A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.” ~ Roald Dahl

“A police officer came to my house and asked me where I was between 5 and 6.  I replied, “Kindergarten.” ~ Author Unknown

“A policeman pulled me over and asked me for my papers.  I gladly gave him all of my students’ essays to grade and drove off.” ~ Heidi McDonald

“A smile is the prettiest thing you’ll ever wear.” ~ Author Unknown

“A teacher’s job is to take a bunch of live wires and see that they are well-grounded.” ~ D. Martin

“Being a new teacher is like trying to fly an airplane while building it.” ~ Rick Smith

“Being a teacher is not a 9 – 5 job.” ~ Heidi McDonald

“Be somebody who makes everybody feel like somebody.” ~ Kid President

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” ~  Dr. Seuss

“Blessed are the weird people – – poets, misfits, writers, mystics, painters and troubadours – – for they teach us to see the world through different eyes.” ~  Jacob Nordby

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