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Top 100 Teacher Quotes And Sayings

In this post you will find Top 100 Teacher Quotes And Sayings.

 

Teacher Quotes and Sayings

 

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be ignited.” ― Plutarch

 

“To teach is to learn twice.” ― Joseph Joubert

 

“The best teachers teach from the heart.” ― Author Unknown

 

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

 

“Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.” ― John Cotton Dana

 

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

 

“The best education is not given to students; it is drawn out of them.” ― Gerald Belcher

 

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

 

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

 

“Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.” ― Gail Godwin

 

“A teacher is a person who never says anything once.” ― Howard Nemerov

 

“Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.” ― Josef Albers

 

“If you are a lousy teacher, you should be fired.” ― Geoffrey Canada

 

“What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.” ― Karl Menninger

 

“The best teacher is an entertainer.” ― Bob Keeshan

 

“Effective teaching may be the hardest job there is.” ― William Glasser

 

“Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” ― Unknown

 

“A teacher affects eternity; he [or she] can never tell where his influence stops.” ― Henry B. Adams

 

“A pro is someone who can do great work when he doesn’t feel like it.” ― Alastair Cook

 

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

 

“What greater joy can a teacher feel than to witness a child’s success?” ― Michelle L. Graham

 

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

 

“The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.” ― Simone Weil

 

“No matter what accomplishments you achieve, somebody helped you.” ― Althea Gibson

 

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

 

“Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.” ― Haim Ginott

 

“To me the sole hope of human salvation lies in teaching.” ― George Bernard Shaw

 

“The best teacher lodges an intent not in the mind but in the heart.” ― Anne Michaels

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

“Good teaching must be slow enough so that it is not confusing, and fast enough so that it is not boring.” ― Sidney J. Harris

 

“He that teaches us anything which we knew not before is undoubtedly to be reverenced as a master.” ― Samuel Johnson

 

“In an effective classroom, students should not only know what they are doing, they should also know why and how.” ― Harry Wong

 

“Teaching is the perpetual end and office of all things. Teaching, instruction is the main design that shines through the sky and earth.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

“You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.” ― Galielo Galilei

 

“Teaching is truth mediated by personality.” ― Phyllis Brooks

 

“The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught as that every child should be given the wish to learn.” ― John Lubbock

 

“Teaching is the essential profession, the one that makes all professions possible.” ― David Haselkorn

 

“Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.”  ― Josef Albers

 

“The work of a teacher — exhausting, complex, idiosyncratic, never twice the same — is at its heart an ethical enterprise. Teaching is the vocation of vocations.” ― William Ayres

 

“The need for imagination, as a sense of truth, and as a feeling of responsibility — these are the three forces which are the very nerve of education.” ― Rudolf Steiner

 

“What office is there which involves more responsibility, which requires more qualifications, and which ought, therefore, to be more honorable, than that of teaching?” ― Harriet Martineau

 

“What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.” ― George Bernard Shaw

 

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

 

“Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.” ― Albert Einstein

 

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

 

“Teaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential, craving of realizations, a pausing, seamless process.” ― A. Bartlett Giamatti

 

“We think too much about effective methods of teaching and not enough about effective methods of learning.” ― John Carolus S. J.

 

“The teacher’s task is to initiate the learning process and then get out of the way.” ― John Warren

 

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

 

“We can, whenever and wherever we choose, successfully teach all children whose schooling is of interest to us. We already know more than we need to know in order to do that. Whether or not we do it must finally depend on how we feel about the fact we haven’t so far.” ― Ron Edmonds

 

“In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.” ― Jacques Barzun

 

“The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards; curiosity itself can be vivid and wholesome only in proportion as the mind is contented and happy. ― Anatole France

 

”I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has no bottom.” ― Author Unknown

 

“Benevolence alone will not make a teacher, nor will learning alone do it. The gift of teaching is a peculiar talent, and implies a need and a craving in the teacher himself.” ― John Jay Chapman

 

“The greatest use of a life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” ― William James

 

“One of the beauties of teaching is that there is no limit to one’s growth as a teacher, just as there is no knowing beforehand how much your students can learn.” ― Herbert Kohl

 

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

 

“I entered the classroom with the conviction that it was crucial for me and every other student to be an active participant, not a passive consumer…education that connects the will to know with the will to become.” ― Bell Hooks

 

“Teachers are people who start things they never see finished, and for which they never get thanks until it is too late.” ― Max Forman

 

“Among the many purposes of schooling, four stand out to us as having special moral value: to love and care, to serve, to empower and, of course, to learn.” ― Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan

 

“Try to present at least three options. One is no choice at all. Two creates a dilemma. With three you begin to have real choice and flexibility” ― Jane Revell & Susan Norman

 

“No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness, and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.” ― Emma Goldman

 

“Teachers, who educate children, deserve more honor than parents, who merely gave them birth; for the latter provided mere life, while the former ensured a good life.” ― Aristotle

 

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

 

“If you promise not to believe everything your child says happens at school, I’ll promise not to believe everything he says happens at home.” ― Anonymous Teacher

 

“Any genuine teaching will result, if successful, in someone’s knowing how to bring about a better condition of things than existed earlier.” ― John Dewey

 

“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 which he finds it hard to answer.” ― Alice Wellington Rollins

 

“The ability to think straight, some knowledge of the past, some vision of the future, some skill to do useful service, some urge to fit that service into the well-being of the community — these are the most vital things education must try to produce.” ― Virginia Gildersleeve

 

“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

 

“Education is much more than a matter of imparting the knowledge and skills by which narrow goals are achieved. It is also about opening the child’s eyes to the needs and rights of others.” ― Dalai Lama

 

“It must be remembered that the purpose of education is not to fill the minds of students with facts…it is to teach them to think, if that is possible, and always to think for themselves.” ― Robert Hutchins

 

“Thirty-one chances. Thirty-one futures, our futures. It’s an almost psychotic feeling, believing that part of their lives belongs to me. Everything they become, I also become. And everything about me, they helped to create.” ― Esme Raji Codell

 

“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

 

“When the untapped potential of a student meets the liberating art of a teacher, a miracle unfolds.” ― Mary Hatwood Futrell

 

“Education…is a painful, continual, and difficult work to be done in kindness, by watching, by warning…by praise, but above all, by example.”  ― John Ruskin

 

“Thirty-one chances. Thirty-one futures, our futures. It’s an almost psychotic feeling, believing that part of their lives belongs to me. Everything they become, I also become. And everything about me, they helped to create.” ― Esme Raji Codel

 

“The future of the world is in my classroom today, a future with the potential for good or bad… Several future presidents are learning from me today; so are the great writers of the next decades, and so are all the so-called ordinary people who will make the decisions in a democracy.” ― Ivan Welton Fitzwater

 

“Teaching is the only major occupation…for which we have not developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the naturals, the ones who somehow know how to teach.” ― Peter Drucker

 

“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 the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.” ― John Steinbeck

 

“The most important function of education at any level is to develop the personality of the individual and the significance of his life to himself and to others. This is the basic architecture of a life; the rest is ornamentation and decoration of the structure.” ― Grayson Kirk

 

“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 a vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.” ― Carl Jung

 

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