300+ Happy Teachers Day Quotes – Best Quotes For Teachers

(Last Updated On: January 28, 2024)

Teachers play an invaluable role in shaping the minds and futures of individuals. As we celebrate Teachers’ Day, it becomes imperative to express our gratitude to these wonderful people. Those who dedicate their lives to nurturing young minds An effective way to express our gratitude is to use inspirational and heartfelt quotes.

The best quotes for teachers have a profound impact on our lives. These quotes epitomize appreciation, respect, and gratitude toward teachers. These quotes serve as a powerful tool to express our feelings by paying tribute to the tireless work and unwavering commitment of teachers. By using these quotes, we not only honor their contributions but also inspire others to recognize the important role teachers play in society.

Whether shared in greeting cards, speeches, social media posts, or handwritten notes, these quotes serve as reminders of the timeless work teachers do and the lasting impact they make on students’ lives.

Let’s explore some of the best quotes for teachers as we celebrate this special day, embracing the opportunity to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation for these wonderful people.

Most Popular Best Teachers Day Quotes

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


Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time. – Chinese Proverb

Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world. – Malala Yousafzai


Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


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


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


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


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

Creativity is the key to success in the future, and primary education is where teachers can bring creativity in children at that level. – APJ Abdul Kalam


A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron. – Horace Mann


I realize by being a teacher, I am making an important contribution to all the national development initiatives. ― APJ Abdul Kalam


Education is unfolding the wings of the head and heart together. The job of a teacher is to push the students out of the nest to strengthen their wings. ― Amit Ray


Education is the manifestation of perfection already in man.  – Swami Vivekananda


Wherever you find something extraordinary, you’ll find the fingerprints of a great teacher. – Arne Duncan


If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher. – Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

Ideal 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 bridges of their own. – Nikos Kazantzakis


Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well. – Aristotle


You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. – Khalil Gibran


If kids come to us 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


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


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

They inspire you, they entertain you, and you end up learning a ton even when you don’t know it? — Nicholas Sparks


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


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


The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. – Albert Einstein


A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary. – Thomas Carruthers


I am not a great scholar, never was a very bright student, became an average leader. ― Pranab Mukherjee


An ordinary teacher teaches how to accumulate information. A good teacher teaches how to assimilate information. A great teacher teaches how to stand up and turn every challenge into opportunities. An extraordinary teacher teaches how to be larger than life by following your own dreams, own goals and own instincts. ― Amit Ray

I have always felt that the true text-book for the pupil is his teacher. – Mahatma Gandhi


Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.  – Joyce Meyer


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


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


Of all the hard jobs around, one of the hardest is being a good teacher. – Maggie Gallagher


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


The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. ― Socrates

A child miseducated is a child lost. – John F. Kennedy


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


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


Intelligence plus character – that is a goal of true education. – Martin Luther King Jr.


What we learn with pleasure we never forget. – Alfred Mercier


Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. ― Mahatma Gandhi

Mother is the best and the first teacher to the child. ― Revathi Sankaran


Teachers are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth. – Helen Caldicott


Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students. – Solomon Ortiz


The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterward. – Anatole France


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


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


We’re trying to give the young people something that can help them, and we don’t know exactly what it ought to be. – Wendell Berry

Because teachers, no matter how kind, no matter how friendly, are sadistic and evil to the core. ― Heather Brewer


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


History is Philosophy teaching by example. – Thucydides


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


Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets. – Leonardo da Vinci


A Teacher presents the past, reveals the present, and creates the future. – Proverb


There must have been a great teacher behind every great doctor, engineer, scientist. ― Narendra Modi

To teach you to need books, to educate you to need heart. ― Vikrmn


The true teachers are those who help us think for ourselves.  – Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan


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


Good teaching is more a giving of the right questions than a giving of right answers. – Josef Albers


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


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


Teaching is the greatest act of optimism. – Colleen Wilcox

When you study great teachers… you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style. ― William Glasser


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


Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet 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


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


Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. – Robert Frost


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 am always learning from everything. I was always very inquisitive, even as a child. That helped. ―  Narendra Modi

Being one is the highest privilege, Having one is the best blessing! ― Nitya Prakash


Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela


I am a teacher. It’s how I define myself. 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 art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. – Mark Van Doren


The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see. – Alexandra K. Trenfor


Teaching is leaving a vestige of oneself in the development of another. And surely the student is a bank where you can deposit your most precious treasures.  – Eugene P. Bertin


Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. – John C. Maxwell

The real heroes are the librarians and teachers who at no small risk to themselves refuse to lie down and play dead for censors. ― Bruce Coville


A hallmark of the Latino community is to help one another, if students are interested in a way to give back and help their communities, becoming a teacher is probably one of the very best ways of doing that. – Ellen Ochoa


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. —John Steinbeck


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


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


Teachers play a big role in shaping students. Mother gives birth, The guru gives Life. ―  Narendra Modi


A leader is not born; Teachers make the one. ― Vikrmn

I’m not a teacher: only a fellow traveler of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead- ahead of myself as well as you. – George Bernard Shaw


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


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


The Master said A true teacher is one who, keeping the past alive, is also able to understand the present. – Confucius


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


Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater. – Gail Goldwin


A teacher who loves learning earns the right and the ability to help others learn. ― Ruth Beechick

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


A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard. – Eliphas Levi


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


A student whose life is filled with woes least had and understood the hands of a good teacher that shape lives in a distinctive way. ― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah


There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fills 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


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

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


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


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


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


My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad. – Beau Bridges


Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching. – Oscar Wilde


It is noble to teach oneself, but still nobler to teach others—and less trouble. — Mark Twain

A good teacher must know the rules; a good pupil, the exceptions. – Martin H. Fischer


The average teacher explains complexity; the gifted teacher reveals simplicity. ― Robert Brault


The best nation is created by the best teachers, not by the best fathers. ― Dr.P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar


If you were successful somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. – Barack Obama


Only one person in a million becomes enlightened without a teacher’s help.  – Bodhidharma


The great Indian teacher and philosopher like whom there had not been anyone till now. He conquered the world conqueror Sikandra with his diplomacy and made Chandragupta Maurya the king. – Chanakya


The teacher is the one who gets the most out of the lessons, and the true teacher is the learner. – Elbert Hubbard

I’m not sayin’ I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will. – Tupac Shakur


The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.  – Aristotle


History is the only true teacher, the revolution the best school for the proletariat. – Rosa Luxemburg


There is no more important or effective investment in our future and our Children than education, particularly in their early years. ― Senator Jeanne Shaheen


A profession that teaches all the other professions! ― Nitya Prakash


Good teaching must be slow enough so that it is not confusing, and fast enough so that it is not boring. – Sydney J. Harris


If you don’t have a teacher you can’t have a disciple.  – Dallas Willard

The great teacher of Pandavas and famously known of Arjun, the legend archer like whom there had not been any. The teacher is so famous that there’s an award in the name of him. – Dronacharya


Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself. – Chinese Proverb


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


What a blind person needs is not a teacher but another self. – Helen Keller


He that teaches us anything which we knew not before is undoubted to be reverenced as a master. -Samuel Johnson


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


My heartfelt gratitude to my great teachers! ― Lailah Gifty Akita

Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.  – William Wordsworth


I touch the future. I teach.  – Christa McAuliffe


Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. – Albart Einstein


I do not believe there is a problem in this country or the world today which could not be settled if approached through the teaching of the Sermon on the Mount. – Harry S Truman


Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions. – W. Tom


The source of a Ts professional identity should be the practice, not the occupation. ― Gimmett


We could not have been survived if they had not taught us the meaning of life. ― Nitya Prakash

Every great leader is a great teacher, and the greatest leaders seize every opportunity to teach well. –Albert Mohler


We learn geology the morning after the earthquake. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


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


I swear to hold my teacher in this art equal to my own parents; to make him a partner in my livelihood; when he is in need of money to share mine with him; to consider his family as my own brothers and to teach them this art, if they want to learn it, without fee or indenture. – Hippocrates


The role of the teacher remains the highest calling of a free people.  ― Shirley Mount Hufstedler


A good teacher is like a candle burning, It consumes itself to light the way for others. ― Nitya Prakash


Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.   – Benjamin Franklin

There is no failure.  Only feedback. – Robert Allen


A professor must have a theory as a dog must have fleas. – H. L. Mencken


Great Teachers empathize with kids, respect them, and believe that each one has something special that can be built upon. – Ann Lieberman


Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. ― Charles William Eliot


A good teacher is the one who makes you realize that you don’t need one! ― Nitya Prakash


Your best teacher is the person offering you your greatest challenge.  – Cheryl Richardson


If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honor for me. – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires long hours, patience, and care. — Horace Mann


Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose. – Bill Gates


My sister taught me everything I really need to know, and she was only in sixth grade at the time. – Linda Sunshine


Books are the means by which we build bridges between cultures. – Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan


If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life – Plato


Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit. – John Steinbeck


Every home is a university and the parents are the teachers. ― Mahatma Gandhi

Having been an educator for so many years I know that all a good teacher can do is set a context, raise questions, or enter into a kind of dialogic relationship with their students. – Godfrey Reggio


Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach. – Aristotle


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


Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.  – Lady Bird Johnson


How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it. – Alexandre Dumas


The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life. – Plato


After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get the knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books. – Albert Camus

The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book. – V. William


The most intriguing people you will encounter in this life are the people who had insights about you, that you didn’t know about yourself. ― Shannon L. Alder


Better Than A Thousand Days Of Diligent Study Is One Day With A Great Teacher… ― Nitya Prakash


Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.  – Deuteronomy 32:2


Compassionate teachers fill a void left by working parents who aren’t able to devote enough attention to their children. Teachers don’t just teach; they can be vital personalities who help young people to mature, to understand the world and to understand themselves. A good education consists of much more than useful facts and marketable skills. –Charles Platt


A good teacher is a master of simplification and an enemy of simplism. – Louis A. Berman


Teachers should be the best minds in the country. – Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

A teacher who can arouse a feeling for one single good action, for one single good poem, accomplishes more than he who fills our memory with rows and rows of natural objects, classified with name and form. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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


What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.? –  Karl A. Menninger


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


Excellent teacher’s showered on to us like meteors: Biology teachers holding up human brains, English teachers inspiring us with a personal ideological fierceness about Tolstoy and Plato, Art teachers leading us through the slums of Boston, then back to the easel to hurl public school gouache with social awareness and fury. – Sylvia Plath


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


The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is. To a degree, people read the press to inform themselves – and the better the teacher, the better the student body. – Warren Buffett

The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn. – Cicero


Your role as a leader is even more important than you might imagine. ― Ken Blanchard


A great teacher’s mind will be young forever, he is a life long learner. —  P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar


Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning. – Proverbs 9:9


Good teachers are costly, but bad teachers cost more.  – Bob Talbert


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. I must never forget these same young people could be the thieves and murderers of the future. Only a teacher? Thank God I have a calling to the greatest profession of all! I must be vigilant every day, lest I lose one fragile opportunity to improve tomorrow. — Ivan Welton Fitzwater

A literary genius, it is said, resembles all, though no one resembles him. – Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan


The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself. – Edward Bulwer-Lytton


You can’t stop a teacher when they want to do something. They just do it. – J.D. Salinger


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


The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you. – B.B. King


Death is not the greatest loss. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. Never surrender. -Tupac Shakur

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


Teaching is solving the mysteries of human motivation, hope, fear, and doubt. Every day. For every child. ― Jeff Charbonneau


A teacher is like the water, colorless and odorless. ― P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar


Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself. – Paulo Coelho


If you plan for a year, plant a seed. If for ten years, plant a tree. If for a hundred years, teach the people. When you sow a seed once, you will reap a single harvest. When you teach the people, you will reap a hundred harvests. – Kuan Chung


Teach your children by what you are, not just by what you say.  – Jane Revell

A life of joy and happiness is possible only on the basis of knowledge and science. – Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan


Education beats the beauty and the youth. – Chanakya


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


Teaching is the essential profession, the one that makes all other professions possible.  – David Haselkorn


Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me. –  Fred Rogers


The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. – Dr. Seuss


Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor. – Soren Kierkegaard

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way. ― John Maxwell


Great teachers emanate out of knowledge, passion and compassion. – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


There is an old saying that the course of civilization is a race between catastrophe and education. In a democracy such as ours, we must make sure that education wins the race. — John F. Kennedy


To teach is to learn twice.  – Joseph Joubert


When we think we know, we cease to learn. – Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan


No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another. Thank you. – Joseph Addison


We must never forget our teachers, our lecturers and our mentors. In their individual capacities have contributed to our academic, professional and personal development. – Lailah Gifty Akita

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


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


If you are giving a graduate course you don’t try to impress the students with oratory, you try to challenge them, get them to question you. – Noam Chomsky


The good teacher discovers the natural gifts of his pupils and liberates them. ― Stephen Neil


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


Information is the currency of democracy. – -Ralph Nader


A professor is one who talks in someone else’s sleep. – W. H. Auden

The end-product of education should be a free creative man, who can battle against historical circumstances and adversities of nature. – Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan


The older I got, the smarter my teachers became. – Ally Carter


A genuine teacher does not seek to impress you with their greatness, but instead to impress upon you that you possess the skills to discover your own. – Charles F. Glassman


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


You cannot teach a crab to walk straight. – Aristophenes


A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching. – Gilbert K. Chesterton


Games shouldn’t only be fun. They should teach or spark an interest in other things. ― Hideo Kojim

A teacher is never too smart to learn from his pupils. – Bill Bowerman


Above all things, I hope the education of the common people will be attended to; convinced that on their good sense we may rely with the most security for the preservation of a due degree of liberty. — Thomas Jefferson


He who can does. He who cannot, teaches.  – George Bernard Shaw


Human life as we have it is only the raw material for human life as it might be. – Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan


You have the power to help people become winners. – Ken Blanchard


The teacher you need is the person you’re living with. – Byron Katie


In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less. – Lee Iacocca

A self-taught man usually has a poor teacher and a worse student. – Henny Youngman


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


Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. — Henry Ford


Housework is a breeze. Cooking is a pleasant diversion. Putting up a retaining wall is a lark. But teaching is like climbing a mountain.  – Fawn M. Brodie


Religion is a behaviour and not mere belief. – Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan


Teaching seems to me beyond doubt the greatest of the professions. – Theodore Burghard Hurt Brameld


Even where there are no schools, there are teachers. – Sharad Vivek Sagar

I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think. – Socrates


I had a terrible education. I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers. – Woody Allen


A good teacher is like a good artist. They go right to the most difficult part of whatever’s going on.  –Bruce Nauman


Education is light, lack of it darkness. – -Russian proverb


I believe that every human soul is teaching something to someone nearly every minute here in mortality.  – M. RUSSELL BALLARD


Man is a paradoxical being- the constant glory and scandal of this world. – Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan


Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if 5 September is observed as Teachers’ Day. – Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan


There is plenty to be learned even from a bad teacher: what not to do, how not to be. – J.K. Rowling


Remember that failure is an event, not a person. – Zig Ziglar


The doctrine of the Kingdom of Heaven, which was the main teaching of Jesus, is certainly one of the most revolutionary doctrines that ever stirred and changed human thought. – H. G. Wells


A good teacher who can take the zero pay and help kids develop physically, emotionally, socially, is literally an angel.  – Eva Amurri


Whoever first coined the phrase ‘you’re the wind beneath my wings’ most assuredly was reflecting on the sublime influence of a very special teacher. — Frank Trujillo


Life is amazing: and the teacher had better prepare himself to be a medium for that amazement. – Edward Blishen


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


It may be that when we no longer know which way to go that we have come to our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings. – Wendell Berry


It is the malady of our age that the young are so busy teaching us that they have no time left to learn. – Eric Hoffer


Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten. – B. F. Skinner


Be all that you can be. Find your future–as a teacher. — Madeline Fuchs Holzer


I believe that the testing of the student’s achievements in order to see if he meets some criterion held by the teacher is directly contrary to the implications of therapy for significant learning. – Carl Rogers


Learning is not a spectator sport. – D. Blocher


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


We must become what we wish to teach.  – Nathaniel Branden


The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change. – Carl Rogers


Nine-tenths of education is encouragement. – Anatole France


Teach the children so it will not be necessary to teach the adults. — Abraham Lincoln


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


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. – Justin Trudeau


When our students fail, we, as teachers, too have failed. – Marva Collins


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


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


The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate apparently ordinary” people to unusual effort.  The tough problem is not in identifying winners:  it is in making winners out of ordinary people. – K. Patricia Cross


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


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


Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in. – Abraham Lincoln


The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.  —Pablo Picasso


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


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 teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.  – Patricia Neal


The next best thing to knowing something is knowing where to find it. – Samuel Johnson


If I can make a teacher’s salary doing comedy, I think that’s better than being a teacher.  – Dave Chappelle


Teaching is the highest art; before the doctor, there was a teacher. – Steve Perry


One good schoolmaster is of more use than a hundred priests.  – Thomas Paine


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


Teaching is a profession in which capacity building should occur at every stage of the career – novices working with accomplished colleagues, skillful teachers sharing their craft, and opportunities for teacher leadership. — Randi Weingarten


A good teacher must himself be a fellow traveler in the exciting pursuit of knowledge. – Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan


He who dares to teach must never cease to learn. – RH Dann


Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. — Margaret Mead


Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. – David M. Burns


Because my teacher believed in me, I never gave up. Now I am flying towards my dreams. – Heidi McDonald


Teachers make a difference, and we would serve our students better by focusing on attracting and retaining the quality teachers by raising teacher pay. –  Jeb Bush


Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength of the nation. – John F Kennedy


It shouldn’t matter how slowly some children learn as long as we are encouraging them not to stop. —Robert John Meehan


All things good to know are difficult to learn.  – Greek Proverb


Never discourage anyone…who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. – Plato


In America the schools have become too permissive, the kids now are controlling the schools, the tail is wagging the dog. We’ve got to make a change there and get it back to where the teachers have control of the classrooms. – Chuck Norris


Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teaches our children.  – Dan Quayle


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


A good teacher must know how to arouse the interest of the pupil in the field of study. – Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan


Teaching should be full of ideas instead of being stuffed with facts. – Anonymous


What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul. — Joseph Addison


Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age? – Erich Fromm


Being able to help someone learn something is a talent. – Margaret Riel


Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible. -Robert M. Hutchins


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


The greatest good you can do for another does not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.  —Benjamin Disraeli


He who opens a school door closes a prison.  – Victor Hugo


The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. – Henri Bergson


Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater. – William Hazlitt


The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood when no one can teach them anything.  – Maria Montessori


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


A teacher should have maximal authority and minimal power. – Thomas Szasz

Thank you for read this. Let us celebrate and thank the extraordinary educators who change our lives with their passion and dedication on this Teachers’ Day. These excellent quotes for teachers remind us of how important teachers are in shaping future generations. We thank our teachers for their significant influence with appreciation and admiration.

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