85 Teacher Quotes

Consider these teacher quotes; teachers influence and change lives by sharing their knowledge and experiences. A teacher may be a schoolteacher, a professor, a supervisor, a friend, or family - no matter what their title they have shared with you and taught you thereby having a positive impact on your life. We can all be teachers by sharing and by setting an example for others to learn from.


  1. "A teacher is one who helps others and influences lives forever." Catherine Pulsifer
    Helping Others   |  



  2. "As a general rule, teachers teach more by what they are than by what they say." Author Unknown
    Inspirational Quotes  |  



  3. "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
    Words of Encouragement



  4. I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework. Lily Tomlin
  5. "I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework." Lily Tomlin
    Funny Quotes   |



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



  7. "A mother is a child's first teacher. We are raising the people who will grow up to influence society and the world." Marie Osmond, The Key Is Love
    Mother   |  



  8. The man or woman who can make hard things easy is the educator. Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Famous   |  



  9. Teaching our kids to become intelligent citizens is one of life's most esteemed callings. Steve Fadie
  10. "Teaching our kids to become intelligent citizens is one of life's most esteemed callings." Steve Fadie, Words to the Rescue 2
    Quotes about Life   |  



  11. "If kids come to educators and teachers from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important." Barbara Colorose
    Health   |  



  12. "If someone were to analyze every single decision a teacher needs to make during a full school year, many of the most important ones would relate to how students will spend their instructional time - the time devoted to learning what they're supposed to learn." W. James Popham, Instruction That Measures Up
    Time   |  



  13. When teaching, light a fire, don't fill a bucket. Dan Snow
  14. "When teaching, light a fire, don't fill a bucket." Dan Snow
    Passion   |  



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



  16. "Gradually I got used to the silence and darkness that surrounded me and forgot that it had ever been different, until she came - my teacher - who was to set my spirit free. Helen Keller
    Encouraging   |  



  17. "A teacher is no longer just a teacher, but a tutor, therapist, guru, nurse practitioner, Dutch uncle, minister without portfolio and cop on the beat." David McCullough Jr., You Are Not Special
    Diversity   |  



  18. Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.  Chinese Proverb
  19. Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Chinese Proverb
    Proverbs



  20. "Thankfully, Jesus is God, so he is the greatest teacher the world has ever known, and if his students have the patience to wait for it, they will learn the lesson the teacher intends." Christopher Greer, Easter is Coming
    Patience   |  



  21. "Successful teaching is about shaping the information flow so that the student experiences it - moment by moment - at the right level of difficulty." Fiona McPherson, How to Approach Learning
    Success   |  



  22. "Teaching is a profession where you treat each child as you would treat your own - you teach them with their best interest in mind." Hyacinth Mottley
    Children   |  



  23. All teachers teach history to those who will make history. Greg Henry Quinn
    "All teachers teach history to those who will make history." Greg Henry Quinn
    Future   |



  24. The difference between more effective teachers and their less effective colleagues is not what they know. It is what they do. Todd Whitaker, What Great Teachers Do Differently
    Action   |



  25. 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
    Quote of the Day   |



  26. Teaching is a little like weaving a piece of fabric. Delia Halverson
  27. "Teaching is a little like weaving a piece of fabric. A weaver must have certain equipment and materials in order to create the desired design and color." Delia Halverson, 32 Ways to Become a Great Sunday School Teacher
    Inspirational Message   |



  28. "Although by nature teachers are caring and nurturing souls, those who can put the concerns of the day behind them and recharge their batteries are happier and far more effective than those who take their work home with them and bleed for the job." Michael Linsin, The Happy Teacher Habits
    Happiness  |



  29. "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
    Funny Quotes about Life   |  



  30. A good teacher is a good student first. By repeating his lessons, he acquires excellence. M. K. Soni
  31. "A good teacher is a good student first. By repeating his lessons, he acquires excellence." M. K. Soni
    Knowledge   |  



  32. "A professor can never better distinguish himself in his work than by encouraging a clever pupil, for the true discoverers are among them, as comets amongst the stars." Carl Von Linne
    Work   |



  33. Those who are entrusted with teaching and coaching our children need to understand just how much impact they have on their students. That impact can be positive or negative Nola Peacock, Honouring Our Kids
    Positive   |



  34. "And yet, being such an unhappy student made me that much more grateful for those teachers who treated me with kindness and respect, or who showed me that I had value." Tim Gunn: The Natty Professor
    Kindness   |



  35. Teaching is the achievement of shared meaning. D. B. Gowin
  36. "Teaching is the achievement of shared meaning." D. B. Gowin
    Sharing   |  



  37. "The amount of good values that students learn in school depends on how good of a role model their teachers are." Aidin Safavi, Homeschooling: for Beginners
    Example   |



  38. "One way of showing appreciation to your children's teacher is by physically helping out as much as you can in their school." Fhilcar Faunillan, Smart Parenting
    Appreciation   |  



  39. "Good teachers are those who know how little they know. Bad teachers are those who think they know more than they don't know." R. Verdi
    Good   |  



  40. I once had a teacher tell me, Students are taught what to think, but not how to think. Jason Scotts
  41. "I once had a teacher tell me, 'Students are taught what to think, but not how to think.' Fortunately, for me, I went to a high school that focused on teaching students critical thinking skills." Jason Scotts, Mental Strength and Positive Attitude
    Focus   |  



  42. "No one sees a broader picture of healthy and unhealthy families. And no one sees a more long-term picture. Not only do teachers watch a child develop through the course of a year, but often they've taught more than one child from the same family." Dr. Ray Guarendi, Back to the Family
    Family   |  



  43. We honestly believe that people go into teaching because they want to make a difference in students' lives. Mira Halpert, Mark Halpert
  44. "We honestly believe that people go into teaching because they want to make a difference in students' lives." Mira Halpert, Mark Halpert, The 3D Learner
    Make A Difference   |  



  45. "No matter how much you protest the actions of a teacher or school corporation, if you haven't provided the guidance at home to teach your child right from wrong, someone else has to do it." Rose Marie Whiteside, As For Me And My House
    Home   |  



  46. We are all teachers in the school of life. Olive Steele
  47. "Life's lessons take a lifetime to learn, that's just how it is in life's classroom. But as we learn, we teach others. We are all teachers in the school of life." Olive Steele, And When We Pray
    Life Lessons  |    



  48. From the moment our children step into a classroom . . . it's not who their parents are or how much money they have. It's who their teacher is. President Barack Obama
    "From the moment our children step into a classroom, new evidence shows that the single most important factor in determining their achievement today is not the color of their skin or where they come from; it's not who their parents are or how much money they have. It's who their teacher is." President Barack Obama
    Achievement   |  



  49. "My fundamental message is that in today's test-pressured educational environment, teachers can make better instructional decisions - the kinds of decisions that benefit students - by deliberately considering the potential relevance of educational testing at critical decision-making junctures during the instructional process." W. James Popham, Instruction That Measures Up
    Decision   |  



  50. "The teacher is assumed to always have the right answers, while the student is just there to absorb the information, as opposed to a coaching relationship where the answers are discovered interactively." Brian Cagneey, Coaching
    Coaching   |  



  51. A great teacher is someone who knows their subject and knows how to teach it. Gil Bettman
  52. "A great teacher is someone who knows their subject and knows how to teach it." Gil Bettman
    Greatness   |  



  53. "God designed the family as the place where children learn and grow. That means that imperfect parents are the teachers." Scott Turansky, Say Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, and Bad Attitudes... in You and Your Kids
    Attitude   |  



  54. "Yep, we can all learn plenty from each other - even those we think don't know as much as we do - if we can just set our egos aside. There's no shortage of lessons. We're all each others' students and teachers." John Penberthy, To Bee or Not to Bee
    Inspirational Books  |



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



  56. We know that what we do matters. . . Paul Murphy
  57. Teachers, like doctors, do not have to search for meaning in their work. That's one of the best parts of the job: We know that what we do matters, and having a purpose in life is related to higher levels of happiness. Paul Murphy, Happy Teacher
    Purpose   |



  58. ... teachers need to ask fewer questions. They also need to answer fewer questions, and the questions they do ask must move beyond "When did Christopher Columbus sail the ocean blue?" to "Why did he sail?" and "Where would the world be today, if he hadn't made the journey?" Starr Sackstein, The Power of Questioning
    Question   |



  59. Students don't care how much you know until they know how much you care. Author Unknown
    Daily Motivation   |

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